Don’t fancy going out for Christmas dinner? Well, with all the great food choices we’ve laid on for you here, we can’t say we blame you! Whether you’re planning a cosy little family meal or a full-on pre-Christmas banquet, here’s our extremely comprehensive one-stop Sassy Guide for Christmas Dinner: Eating In!
THE TURKEY & ALL THE TRIMMINGS
Love, hate or ‘meh’ it – there’s no denying that Christmas just doesn’t feel like Christmas without a turkey! We’ve scoped out all the best places to find the ultimate centrepiece for your Christmas platter… with all the trimmings of course.
Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, 2375 1133
What: Enjoy a feast at home with huge turkey-to-go menus for 6-10 ($1588) or 16-20 people ($2288), including plenty of side dishes.
When: Last date to order 31 December. 48 hours advance booking is required. Delivery available to TST ($150), Kowloon ($300), Hong Kong ($500), New Territories for orders below $5000 ($1000)/ orders $5000 and above ($500). Delivery service not available to outlying islands.
Pacific Place, Supreme Court Road, Central, Hong Kong, 2820 8551
What: Roast Vermont turkey 4kg ($600) or 6kg ($900), honey-glazed ham per kg ($220) and turkey stuffing per 100g ($50). A wide selection of Christmas hampers available (all including Audi TT Coupé raffle ticket!) with homemade Christmas stollen, cookies and chocolates plus other goodies such as caviar, nuts, tea and champagne.
When: Last date to order 23 December. Last date to order turkey and ham, 31 December. Delivery charge Hong Kong ($120), Kowloon ($160) and New Territories ($250). Delivery service not applicable to outlying islands.
The Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong
The Mandarin Cake Shop, 5 Connaught Road, Central, Hong Kong, 2825 4008
What: Pre-cooked Roast Turkeys small ($1788) or large ($2288). You can also order extra trimmings, plus joints of honey-glazed ham small ($1788) or large ($2288) and Christmas Brandy Pudding small ($278) or large ($518). Other Christmas treats available include gingerbread, cookies, chocolates, pralines and cakes.
When: Must order 3 days in advance. Delivery charge Central ($120), Hong Kong Island ($150), Kowloon ($200) and New Territories ($300).
8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong, 3196 8708
What: Serve 6-8ppl with a roast turkey ($1980) or honey-glazed roast ham ($1290) with mashed potatoes, Brussels sprouts and gravy. Treat yourself with Christmas Macaroons in ginger, red velvet and cinnamon ($195), Christmas Cookies ($295) and Christmas Stollen ($215).
When: Christmas treats available for collection from 4-31 December. Order 48 hours and in advance of collection date.
Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, 2920 2888
What: Extensive Christmas menu on offer with turkey, roasted with or without stuffing, 5-6 kg ($280), turkey breast roast and sliced ($360), herb and chestnut stuffing ($140) and mixed seasonal vegetables with chestnuts, per 150gm ($120). For dessert, try the traditional vanilla log cake 500gm ($328) or 1kg ($588) or the chestnut and clementine cream tart ($42 pc).
When: Delivery available to Hong Kong and Kowloon ($150).
The Cake Shop, Lower Lobby Level, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong, 2521 3838
What: Range of festive gourmets, Christmas hampers ($1288-$3888), homemade Christmas stollen and roasted turkey 5kg ($675) or 10kg ($1350).
When: Must order turkey 7 days in advance. Delivery by courier available at quoted cost.
Max Concepts Party-To-Go (not really a hotel but who’s counting!)
Maxim’s Group, 1/F, East Asia Mansion, 23-29 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, 2248 8838
What: Roasted Whole US Turkey 5-6 kg ($588), Roasted Beef Tenderloin minimum order 1 kg ($248 per kg), Honey Glazed Boneless Ham minimum order 1 kg ($160 per kg), Merry Berry Jellies 10 cups ($110) and Valrhona Chocolate Mousses 10 cups ($110). Range of snacks, salads, hot dishes and set party menu for 10 people available.
When: Order before 17 December and receive advance order discounted prices. Last date to order 3 January and last date to pick up 7 January (see all pick-up locations here).
Oliver’s The Delicatessen
Shop 201-205, 2/F Landmark Prince’s Building, 10 Chater Road, Central, Hong Kong, 2810 7710
What: USA Roasted Turkey 5.8kg ($690), or ($850) with cranberry sauce and gravy. Also offering more usual joints of roast beef, lamb and ham and luxurious seafood treats (including oysters $380 per set), Scotland Brown crab ($139.90 each) and Boston Cooked Lobster ($220 per kg). Extensive international range of alcoholic beverages such as champagnes, wines, whiskeys, ports and liqueurs.
When: Must order before 21 December. Purchases $500 or above delivered free (to 1 address only) in Hong Kong, Kowloon or New Territories. No deliveries to outlying islands. Allow 3 days advance notice for chilled goods deliveries. Free delivery to Discovery Bay every Friday between 2-5pm for orders $1,000 or more. $200 delivery charge applies to purchases under $1,000. Place order before 8pm every Thursday to ensure delivery the following day.
What: Roasted US Jumbo Turkey around 5kg ($898) with Foie Gras and Chestnut Stuffing, New Zealand Beef Rib Eye 3kg ($820) or Baked Honey Glazed Virginia Ham 3 kg ($758); these sets come with roasted baby potatoes, grilled zucchini & tomato, cranberry sauce and/or homemade gravy. More substantial Christmas Party Sets available for 8-12 people ($2888-$4688).
When: Free delivery available for purchase $500 or above to Hong Kong, Kowloon, New Territories, Tung Chung, Chek Lap Kok, Park Island and Discovery Bay (except outlying islands). $50 delivery charge applies for purchases less than $500. Order before 2pm for next day delivery.
Great Food Hall
Basement, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong, 2918 1366
What: Buy just about everything you could ever want for a Christmas feast and more! Traditional Whole Turkey Set ($1500), Festive Glazed Ham Set ($1,800), both serve 10-12 people, plus savoury canapés, cheese and antipasti platters, sweet treats and loads of Christmas hampers to choose from.
When: Order cut-off time 6pm. Free delivery to Hong Kong, Kowloon and New Territories with a minimum purchase of $400. Allow 4 working days for delivery.
What: Frozen US Butterball whole turkey, in sizes ranging from 6-11lbs ($20.90 per lb) and Paxo Sage & Onion stuffing from the UK ($13.90 per 85g pack).
When: Delivery is free for purchases $500 or more. $30 delivery charge for purchases less than $500 (including delivery to Discovery Bay).
What: Order Maxim’s 20 People Deluxe Party Set on or before 20 December and receive 15% discount and free delivery. Dinner sets include a selection of meats, everything from roast ribs to turkeys ($499 or $899). Alternatively choose Ali Oli’s gourmet European dinner sets full of delicious home-cooked goods for 12-14 people ($2698) or 6-8 people ($1498).
When: Must order 4 days in advance. Pick up from store where order placed. Maxim’s Deluxe Party Food order deadline 27 December. Ali Oli Christmas Dinner Set order deadline 18 December.
Woo Hing Hong Frozen Meats
37 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, 2891 8215
What: Take care of most of your meat needs this Christmas at reasonable prices! Frozen turkeys per lb ($60) and frozen hams per lb ($38).
What: The finest quality meats, seafood and shellfish, and wines delivered to your door. Frozen Smoked Turkey Keibasa from Wellshire Farms ($106 per 340gm), all natural and free of preservatives and antibiotics. Frozen Coleman Organic Whole Chickens ($230 per 2kg), all natural, certified organic, no antibiotics. Serve 10-12 people with a USDA Prime Rib Roast – Boneless ($2510 per 5kg).
When: Must order by 10pm the night before. Free delivery to Hong Kong and Kowloon if spend $500 or more. Otherwise $100 delivery charge will apply. Discovery Bay and Tung Chung deliveries are not available but can deliver to any office address in Central for your own arrangements.
What: Choose from a range of Uncooked/Cooked, Smoked/Unsmoked, Bone In/ Boneless Australian and Canadian hams ($460-$3180). Range reared, hormone free, halal certified chilled turkeys from Australia ($634-$3175).
When: FREE delivery to your home or office (Mon-Sat)! Same day delivery for Hong Kong or Kowloon (Mon-Fri). Next day delivery for other locations.
What: Various sizes of frozen organic Eberley Turkeys, US Norbest Turkeys and US Butterball Turkeys (10-20+ lbs, $255-$1387). Pick up Frozen Luv-A-Duck whole bird (2.3kg $275 or 1.8kg $195). Scrumptious puddings available such as treacle, sticky toffee, ginger and orange and rich fruit with scotch whisky (all $64 per 220 grams).
When: Minimum order is $300. Free delivery for orders $500 or above to most locations. $45 charge for orders under $500.
What: For all your Christmas greens! Select individual vegetables or choose a basket plan (regular box $338 per 4-4.5kg or large box $528 per 6-7kg).
When: Deliver to Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, New Territories, Discovery Bay, Ma Wan and Tung Chung for orders of $338 or more. Delivery available for orders below $338 with $100 delivery fee.
G/F, 32-34 Tai Ping Shan Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, 2108 4000
What: Delish fresh meals delivered to your door with foolproof cooking instructions – it’s no wonder that Secret Ingredient are a Sassy fave (see our review here)! Whilst they haven’t announced their festive meals just yet, make sure you check out their website nearer the time as for a quick easy and totally tasty dinner, they’re a no-brainer!
Cake, puddings, chocolate, cookies, gingerbread, mince pies… or hampers stuffed full of all the above! Christmas is the perfect excuse to pig out, so here’s a few pit stops for all those delicious delights.
What: Stock up on Christmas cookies (oatmeal cranberry, $12, peppermint chocolate chip, $20, and Christmas spiced butter shortbread,$12), and pastries (praline chocolate Christmas log or white chocolate raspberry dome, $45 each). Special customised Christmas cupcakes with cute decorations (Santa hats, trees and gifts) are available ($45 each regular or $30 each mini).
When: Order ASAP for large orders. Delivery available for orders $500 or more (conditions apply).
What: Select from all your British favourites including gorgeous collectible boxes of biscuits and chocolates ($52-$398), Percy Pig chocolate Advent calendar ($58), hand decorated Christmas puddings ($245) and more. Great for stocking stuffers!
When: Delivery service is exclusive to wine only, limited to a single receipt and one delivery address.
Shop 236, 2/F, Landmark Atrium, 15 Queens Road, Central, Hong Kong, 2559 5810
What: Christmas Collection 2012 comprises of sophisticated chocolate boxes such as chocolate squares in milk or dark ($180) or the Traditional Collection which includes a selection of flavours ($160 9 piece or $380 25 piece). Other top picks are the handcrafted Italian Torrone, drinking chocolate and VERO True Hampers ($1026-$3250) whilst gluten-free folk should definitely check out the super-scrumptious flourless Christmas Chocolate Log Cake ($180).
When: Must order hampers 5 days in advance, delivery service available (conditions apply).
Shop 315, 3/F, The Landmark, 16 Des Voeux Road Central, Hong Kong, 2166 9088
What: Buy traditional French Log Cakes (Bûche de Noël) in either Chocolate Orange or Blackcurrant Pear ($280 each).
When: Pick up from 19-26 December, no delivery service.
Ms B’s Cakery
39 Gough Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2815 8303
What: Apple and cinnamon lovers must try the Poinsettia Christmas Cake 500g ($720) and 1,000g ($1,200). For a delectable chestnut cream cake with Champagne macaroons, try the Chester Cake 500g ($880) or 1,000g ($1,380). Festive Red Velvet Christmas Cakelettes are available ($70 each, $180 box of three or $540 box of nine). Christmas puddings and many other treats available.
When: Must order 5 days in advance. Last date to order is 31 December. Delivery available to Hong Kong Island ($220), Kowloon and New Territories ($320).
What: Selection of six delicious hampers available filled with the finest goodies such as cookies, candy canes, chocolates, preserves and cheeseboards ($590-$2500).
When: Delivery charge $100 to Hong Kong and $150 to Kowloon.
What: 12 Christmas Hampers to choose from packed full of organic and eco-friendly Christmas cheer including wine, gingerbread, cashew brittle and beeswax candles ($498-2198).
When: Next day delivery for Hong Kong and Kowloon if order placed Monday to Friday before 12 noon. For New Territories and outlying islands, please add an extra day. Orders on Saturday and Sunday will be dispatched on the following Monday.
What: Many seasonal edible arrangements to choose from such as the Merry Gingerbread Men Bouquet ($968-$1,288), Very Merry Daisy ($518) full of fruity goodness or Holiday House Bouquet ($1088-1478) complete with gingerbread house!
When: Must order 5-7 days in advance. Delivery charge for Hong Kong Island ($90-150) and Kowloon ($60-90).
Planning a big pre-Christmas party? We say – hand over the reins (and washing up) to someone else, thanks very much!
13 Po Tuck Street, Sai Wan, Hong Kong, 2559 0144
What: Select from festive menus such as Christmas Canapés ($130-$150 per person, min 25 people), Christmas Sit Down Dinner Menu ($350 per person, 10+ people) and can also cater for evening Christmas junks or office Christmas celebrations.
When: Pick up or delivery service is available (conditions apply).
A1 Lower Ground, Hing Wah Mansions, 2 Oaklands Path, Mid Levels, Hong Kong, 2964 9160
What: Have a range of hot or cold Christmas menus such as Simple Christmas Buffet ($250 per person/minimum 20 people or $330 per person/minimum 10 people), Christmas Cocktail Party Menus ($240 per person/minimum 30 people) and Christmas Dinner ($600 per person/minimim 8 people).
When: Limited availability, so order ASAP. Delivery charge Hong Kong single trip ($300)/round trip ($450) and Kowloon single trip ($500)/round trip ($550).
We’d rather spend less time talking about wine and more time drinking it! So in addition to all the usual suspects mentioned already, here’s a quick hit-list of HK wine retailers to stock up at:
- Etc Wine Shops
– Champagne etc, 19 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, 2568 2009
– Bordeaux etc, g01, Leighton Centre, 77 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay, 2567 2009
- Burgundy etc, Unit 404, 4/F, Pedder Building, 12 Pedder Street, Central, 2812 2009
- Soho Wines & Spirits 49 Elgin Street, Soho, Central, Hong Kong, 2525 0316
- Winerack 3484 8454
- The Flying Winemaker G/F-U/F, 31 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2522 2187
- Amo Eno Shop 3027, Podium Level 3, IFC Mall, 1 Harbour View Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2954 9922
- Adelaide Wine Cellar 801, 8/F Tai Yau Building, 181 Johnston Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, 2526 0151
- Portrait Wine Distillery 31 Staunton Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2526 8858
- Signature French Wines 6/F, Luk Kwok Centre, 72 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, 3127 5677
- La Cabane a Vin B/F, 97 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong, 2517 0186