1 December, 2014
Christmas, Eat & Drink

Sassy’s Guide to Christmas Dinner in Hong Kong: Eating In

1 December, 2014

Christmas is a time for gift giving, spreading some cheer and of course, drinking and eating! One of the highlights of the holiday season has to be the array of delicious festive treats on offer, especially on Christmas day. There’s nothing quite like a proper Christmas dinner, with turkey and all the trimmings! If you’re keen to enjoy this annual meal with friends or family at home (where you won’t be judge for un-buttoning your trousers after your turkey feast!), then take a browse at these handy Hong Kong vendors who will make your Christmas dinner at home a whole lot easier. We’re taking a load off your shoulders this year, so you can rest and relax with a glass of bubbly in hand…

TAKEAWAY

For a laid back Christmas, order takeaway and enjoy a delicious feast in the comfort of your home, made by some of the most talented chefs in Hong Kong!

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Flames
Sort out all your Christmas dinner needs with a Christmas Roast Turkey Hamper from Flames. Known for their delicious charcoal-grilled chicken, Flames are pulling out all the stops to ensure you have the tastiest bird on your plate this year. For 10-12 people at $2,180, you can feast on a 6kg charcoal roasted jumbo turkey with gourmet Christmas stuffing, vegetables with rosemary, creamy mashed potatoes, a Christmas dessert, a bottle of chardonnay or cabernet shiraz and more… phew! Now that’s what we call a festive feast fit for a queen! And if like us, you can’t get enough of the mouth-watering chicken at Flames, they’re also offering a Christmas Roast Chicken Hamper for 8-10 people. Trust us, you won’t regret trying this Sassy approved charcoal-grilled spread… especially as you can order extra sides like buttered corn, green peas and smoked salmon, feta cheese and pine nut salad. One word – yum. 

SPECIAL SASSY OFFER
If you want to try some of the tasty chicken at Flames, you’re in luck! All orders that quote ‘Sassy’ will receive 10% off until 21 December… so hurry!

When: From now until the end of December
Where: Flames, 25 Hoi Wan Street, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong, 2563 9928
How much: $2,180 for the Christmas Roast Turkey Hamper (for 10-12 people). $1,780 for the Christmas Roast Chicken Hamper (8-10 people). Both hampers include: gourmet Christmas stuffing, cranberry sauce and gravy, smoked salmon and capers, linguini carbonara, vegetables with rosemary, creamy mashed potatoes, a Christmas dessert and a bottle of chardonnay or cabernet shiraz. A la carte options are also available, including turkey, chicken and ham (either roasted or ready to bake). More details here.

Screen Shot 2014-11-26 at 12.10.50 PMBeef & Liberty
They may not be serving up traditional whole turkeys, but for more casual get togethers or Christmas parties you can’t go wrong with Beef & Liberty’s sliders! The tasty gourmet burger eatery will fill up your party table with an appetiser platter, two different salads, French fries, a platter of 10 sliders (you choose the meat) and apple pie for dessert. Opt for the package with two drinks included or simply BYOB. If a lot of friends and family are in town, opt for the Party package serving 10, 20 or 40 people.

When: Throughout December
Where: Beef & Liberty, 23 Wing Fung St, Hong Kong, 2811 3009
How much: $328 per person including two drinks. Party package starts at $3,280.

Go Gourmet
The pick up menu at Go Gourmet is perfect for a festive meal without the hassle! They offer three different turkeys: Magnolia (cooked with apples, onions, and white wine), the traditional roast turkey, and a smoked turkey. Yummy glazed ham is also available in various sizes for pork lovers. Finally, order a Christmas pie to feed the family, and maybe keep some leftovers!

When: 15-31 December
Where: Order online for delivery
How much: Prices vary.

Invisible Kitchen
For an effortless Christmas this year, order one of Invisible Kitchen’s full-service Christmas packages! A Christmas lunch with roast turkey and stuffing, duck-fat roasted potatoes and vegetable sides will be delivered right to your door ready to heat and eat. No more cooking in that tiny Hong Kong kitchen, it’s time to chill out! To blow your co-workers away, order the office party package for 20+ people including cocktails and drinks, canapé treats, and wait service for 3 hours.

When: Through Christmas
Where: Invisible Kitchen, Unit 08, 24th Floor, Honour Industrial Building, 6 Sun Yip Street Siu Sai Wan, Hong Kong, 2711 5788
How much: $2,000 for 6-8 people, $510 per person for party package.

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Have the perfect seasonal treats delivered right to your door this Christmas with one of Classified’s bountiful Christmas hampers. Choose between four different hampers with goodies like gingerbread men, penne pasta, mince pies, a bottle of wine, loose tea, truffle peelings… the list goes on! Order The Fir Tree hamper for a little treat, or A Letter From Santa for a delicious feast. The choice is yours!

When: Through 26 December
Where: Order online for delivery
How much: $650-$2,500 plus delivery fee.

Relish Kitchen
Choose an appetiser, main course, and delicious dessert from the extensive menu at Relish Kitchen. There’s Roast Turkey for a classic Christmas and Tea Smoked Salmon for seafood lovers! The desserts sound so amazing, you might just have to order more than one… From chocolate, pine nut and fig Christmas pies to blueberry crumble cakes and chocolate salt caramel tarts. Mouthwatering!

When: Through 26 December
Where: Order online for delivery
How much: Prices vary.

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Whether you need a turkey or ham for your immediate family or enough food to feed your relatives in town, 22N has festive packages to make this Christmas stress-free and tasty. A turkey dinner set with Christmas stuffing, honey glazed carrots, brussel sprouts with bacon, and of course gravy can be ordered for 8-10 people or 4-6 people. A beautiful honey glazed ham with the works is also available for delivery. Don’t forget to add your favourite side dishes, salads and desserts to your order!

When: Through Christmas
Where: Order by calling 6197 9841 and the meal will be delivered to your home.
How much: Prices vary depending on customised menu.

THE HOTELS

Ordering a turkey from one of Hong Kong’s luxury hotels is probably your best bet for getting a good quality bird – and we’ve been tipped off that these are some of the best turkeys in town!

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Choose between medium and large honey-glazed hams or roast turkeys, and don’t forget the delicious sides: stuffing, cranberry sauce, sweet potato mash and more! The hotel offers a long list of seasonal favorites to check off, including holiday cookies and chocolate almond trees. While you’re at it, add a Christmas cake or pudding to the order for a sweet treat to finish off a delectable meal.

When: Through 26 December
Where: The Mandarin Oriental, 5 Connaught Road, Central, Hong Kong, 2825 4008
How much: $2,088 medium ham/turkey, $2,488 large ham/turkey.

Island Shangri-La
Feast at the Christmas table with the Island Shangri-La’s 4kg or 6kg Roast Vermont Turkeys and delicious stuffing to spare. If turkey isn’t what you crave, you can also order lip-smacking honey-glazed ham that goes great with other Christmas sides. Make sure you order something sweet for afterwards… scrumptious pastries, cakes, chocolates, and cookies are all included on the order form – the options are endless. If you really can’t decide, go for a Christmas hamper instead for an array of goodies!

When: Christmas week!
Where: Island Shangri-La, Pacific Place, Supreme Court Road, Central, Hong Kong, 2820 8551
How much: $680-$980 for turkey, $240 for ham.

The Langham Hotel
 The Turkey-to-go menu from The Langham’s Main St. Deli offers different combos for the perfect Christmas dinner. Order the roasted pumpkin soup, a roasted U.S. Tom turkey with the works and choose one of three desserts… the decision won’t be easy! Portions serve 6-10 people or 16-20 people. For a cooking free Christmas remember to book 48 hours in advance.

When: Through 31 December
Where: The Langham Hotel, 8 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2132 7898
How Much: $1,838 for 6-10 people, $2,488 for 16-20 people.

SUPERMARKETS

Most of the major supermarkets will be doing special orders for turkeys this season, and you can shop through the aisles for ready-made stuffing mixes, deli cold meats and other essential snacks for your festive feast!

Oliver’s
Treat yourself to the Christmas Extravaganza basket at Oliver’s, with eight different goodies inside, including wine, coffee and chocolate liquors. The seasonal basket is great for a group with an assortment of fruits, blueberry jam, shortbread and Christmas pudding, as well as Perrier-jouet, lobster bisque and brandy butter to keep things classy! Alternatively, opt for the Frosted Feast presented in an Oliver’s cooler bag, which includes smoked salmon, duck breast, parma ham, salami, Angus beef rib eye and more… a full feast without dining out AND it comes with a cooler? We’re in!

When: December
Where: Oliver’s, Shop 201-205, 2/F Prince’s Building, 10 Chater Road, Central, 2810 7710
How much: Baskets range in price from $980-$3,880.

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White Chocolate Bars from New Zealand, Vicens Almond Turrons, truffle chocolate chips from France… can that be dinner? Great offers classic Christmas turkeys, cheese platters, and gingerbread cakes along with an assortment of tasty chocolates throughout the month of December, so snap them up before they run out!

When: While stock lasts
Where: Great Food Hall, Basement, Pacific Place, Queensway, 2918 1366
How much: Prices vary.

Marks and Spencer
Marks and Spencer always has delicious food, and Christmas is no exception! For quality ingredients and healthy horderves, this supermarket will not disappoint. If you’re haven’t tried Marks and Spencer foodie delight yet, you’re in for a treat! There are stores all over Hong Kong, so pop in at your closest store to pick up some goodies.

When: December
Where: Find stores near you here
How much: Prices vary

Park N’ Shop, Wellcome & Marketplace by Jasons
You already know what these guys sell! Stock up on essentials, fresh food, frozen goods, snacks, drinks… the list is endless. Beware the insanely long lines as the holiday gets closer! Plan your grocery shopping to miss the fights over the last turkey. We suspect we’ll get most of our Christmas groceries here…

When: December
Where: See all Park N’ Shop locations here, Wellcome locations here, Marketplace locations here
How much: Prices vary

ONLINE DELIVERY

Check out these HK-based websites for the convenience of ordering your bird with just a few clicks!

Meatmarket
Select your Christmas dinner from a selection of chilled organic Australian turkeys, ranging from 1-5kg ($381-1,590) for any family size! A huge selection of hams, from .6 kg to 8 kg ($226-2,976) is also available. If goose, rabbit or duck is what your heart desires, Meatmarket has that on order too. If it’s your first order, quote MEATROOKIE at checkout to get 10% off your purchase. Order online or call 8135 1394.

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Farmer’s Kitchen
Get ready for fresh, 100% Grass Fed Australian beef and lamb delivered right to your door. Order premium rib eye, T-bone and rack of lamb from Farmer’s Kitchen. It gets better because the delivery is free for orders over $500! Simply order the meat online before noon and receive your order the next day. It will arrive chilled, not frozen, waiting to be cooked up and devoured!

Porterhouse
Famous for delivering top quality meat direct to your doorstep, Porterhouse offers a “Heritage” Free Range and Organic Turkey based off how many leftovers you want, and it comes in four different weight options. You can also pick up your wine here, plus some juicy sausages and gourmet bacon to whip up some delicious pigs-in-blankets! 

CheeseBoard
If your guests are anything like us at Sassy HQ, they’ll be looking for something to nom on before the main meal! Start your party on the right foot with CheeseBoard’s cheese platters. The highest quality cheese and cold cuts are delivered right to your doorstep! The company delivers cheese ($82 per person) from around the world with fresh bread, grapes, crackers, and dried fruit to compliment.

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If you think it’s just not Christmas without a delicious pie for dessert, Tai Tai Pie Pies has the answer. Choose from a large array of pies and quiches like coconut cheesecake, asparagus cheddary quiche, and spicy sausage and spinach cheesy pie. You may skip the turkey all together and choose a yummy meat pie for the main course! Use the code “CHRISTMAS” at checkout to receive 10% off a large pie or quiche through December 15th!

Homegrown Foods
Get all the essential groceries for the big day delivered to you with the click of a button! Homegrown Foods has obe beef, fruit puree, pastas, seasoning, and spreads, to make a delicious Christmas meal. Add a few bottles of French wine to your cart and maybe some chocolates for dessert. Remember to place your order 3 days in advance!

South Stream Seafoods
Pick from various sizes of organic Prairie Turkey and Eberly Turkey, raised free-range in Pennsylvanian family farms (10-22 lbs, $800-1,527). Aust duck, smoked salmon and hams are also available to order if you’re craving something other than turkey to star as the centerpiece of your table. Pick up some speciality spicy sausages, New Zealand smoked chicken and organic cuts of beef, lamb and pork as additional dishes for your Christmas feast! 

SWEET INDULGENCES

‘Tis the season… to indulge! Now’s the time to embrace the holidays and the plentiful sweets, chocolates and cookies that come along with it. Here are a few Sassy faves to pick up delicious desserts!

Mandarin Cake Shop
If you don’t trust yourself with an entire hamper full of sweets in your home, shop for pies, Christmas cookies or pralines instead! Our personal favourites are the truffle assortment, pecan pie and cinnamon chocolate coated hazelnut snowman… it is Christmas yet!?

When: December
Where: 5 Connaught Road, Central, Hong Kong 2825 4008
How much: Prices vary. Hampers: $1,798-19,998

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A range of homemade delectable delicacies are on offer at the Conrad Cake Shop, like the traditional Christmas pudding and a rich chocolate cake. The highlight has to be the colourful 3D Christmas Train Cake – essentially an edible, moving toy in cakey form. Even better, it comes in a super chocolate-y version too! We’re licking our lips already.

When: December
Where: Conrad Hong Kong, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, 2521 3838
How much: Prices vary

Piece of Cake
With delicious chocolate chip cookies, banoffee pie, salted caramel brownies, six layer chocolate cakes and cake pops, Piece of Cake offers delectable desserts that never disappoint! Order reindeer and snowman cake pops for a festive treat after the main meal. Who doesn’t love a bit of festive cheer to match a delicious sweet treat?

When: December
Where: Order online here! Allow for a 7-day lead time for cake pops, 3 days for other treats.
How much: Prices vary

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Who can resist a classic Christmas cookie? Treat a friend, or yourself, to a Christmas cookie tin box from Sift with an assortment of eight types of scrumptious cookies inside. Get festive with the Sapin de Noel – tiers of dark chocolate and orange ganache on a crunchy chocolate biscuit. Craving something a little more cake-y? Let’s be honest, there’s no better dessert than a Sift cupcake! Order a Snowflake Box of four decorated cupcakes to put under the tree. The hard part is not eating them on the way home! Check out the dessert bar in Central, or one of the four patisseries around Hong Kong.

When: December
Where: Find all locations here.
How much: Assorted cookie tin for $258, $48 a piece for Sapins, $238 for Snowflake cupcake box

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