72 Courtyard replaces one bao restaurant with another.
Replacing the Hong Kong-born Little Bao at 72 Courtyard is a new place also doing bao, this time with a Korean slant, alongside tiki-themed cocktails and tables which double as retro videogame consoles.
Hopeland's menu takes an Asian-fusion comfort food route with the likes of a tender beef brisket and kimchi bao (B280), bulgogi kimchi fries (B260), mandu (pork dumplings served with spicy mayo on the side, B200) and bibimbap (B340) with your choice of spicy pork belly, tofu and mushroom, beef short ribs or chicken.
While pounding away at arcade classics like Pacman, Space Invaders and Tetris, you can try drinks like Dolphin Next Door (B340) a mix of Pampero Blanco rum and Wild Turkey 81 bourbon with a touch of macademia syrup, coconut milk and lime.
Better yet, come in a group and order a pitcher of Volcano of Hopeland (Pampero Blanco, Plantation Dark Rum and Mahiki Coconut Rum shaken with mango liqueur and tropical fruit juices, B950), which is enough for 3-4 people.
There are also two Neo Geo gaming cabinets offering titles like Tekken and Street Fighter—completely free to play.