Hou Hou Mei - meaning "Very Very Yummy" in cantonese.
This is the heart of our restaurant, food as it should be - YUMMY!
Our menu, inspired by family & flavour, designed by founders JP & Karen, delivers a modern take on traditional Asian cuisine with influences from Japanese, Korean, Thai & Cantonese techniques.
We invite our diners to experience the Chinese custom of sharing dishes with their guests. Choose from our diverse menu of delightful small plates, indulgent main courses & delicious desserts.
We hope you love our menu as much as we do! If you have any questions at all, our team are happy to help.
Hou Hou Mei is the brainchild of husband & wife team JP & Karen Saint.
JP & Karen have been married for over 3 years and have two young children - Lyanna (4) & Mylo (1).
JP comes from a fine dining background, starting as a KP when he was 16 and training as Pastry Chef, to working with Albert Roux, and working his way up to being Head Chef at various AA Rosette hotel restaurants in Scotland.
Karen is a baker, and the face behind Saintly Bakes. Saintly Bakes supplied a few local cafes with wholesale cakes and bakes, and specialised in bespoke buttercream celebration cakes & other luxury bakes.
After years of dreaming and planning, with influences from Karen’s traditional Chinese heritage, JP’s creativeness and their love of food. They joined forces and brought Hou Hou Mei to life.
JP - “We wanted to bring something new to Inverness. Our take on traditional Asian Cuisine, but with an elevated modern twist.”
Karen - “Hou Hou Mei is like our third child. We wanted to create a special dining experience for our guests, from the food to the service!"
“Cooking and baking have been part of my life for as long as I can remember, from being taught how to cook Asian cuisine by my mum to starting my first baking business. And now, I’m so excited to join forces with my incredibly talented husband to bring a new style of Asian cuisine to Inverness,”
- Karen Saint, Owner
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Photography by Highland Photography Services