With restaurants being notoriously difficult businesses to start, Asia’s food-loving entrepreneurs are choosing to leave things more open-ended.
Take Corner Kitchen, for example. It’s not a restaurant; it’s not a cooking school either. And yet the 65-square-meter location is often the scene of dinners, parties and cooking classes.
Almost four years after she opened it, owner Vivian Herijanto still struggles to define the space. It is, fundamentally, exactly what the name suggests: a kitchen. Except that its many times bigger than the size of a typical kitchen in Hong Kong—and anyone can rent it. Turn it into a party space for that special birthday. Invite your closest friends over for that big feast you don’t have space for in your apartment—you can cook or the Corner Kitchen chef will cook for you, or both. The chef can teach your friends how to make an impressive three-course meal.
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