13 November, 2020
Christmas, Eat & Drink

Your Guide To Christmas Dining At Home

13 November, 2020

Keen to cook or order in this Christmas? Here’s everything you need to know about Christmas dining at home, including festive takeaway options and where to buy turkeys in Hong Kong.

Let’s face it – this year has been stressful enough without the added pressure of perfectly roasting a turkey or relying on tiny convection ovens to crisp up those potatoes. Whether you’re keeping it chilled and have decided on spending Christmas with just a few loved ones, or are hoping to take full advantage and celebrate in a big way, we’ve sourced the best cooked and ready-to-cook turkey takeaway options, many of which can be delivered straight to your doorstep. Ahead, here’s your guide to Christmas dining at home.

Read more: Where To Go For Christmas Dinner In Hong Kong

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La Rotisserie

La Rotisserie

Holiday dining couldn’t be easier this year thanks to La Rotisserie’s traditional French-inspired offering, which can be ordered at the click of a button. Available for pick-up or delivery from mid-November, get set to indulge in succulent free-range turkey, capon, Barbary duck or free-range chicken, complete with indulgent homemade sides like Truffle Parmesan Mashed Potatoes, Cranberry, Orange and Ginger Sauce, Sautéed French Beans and more. Championing a “farm to plate” experience, everything is made using ingredients imported directly from France, so quality is guaranteed. What’s more, La Rotisserie’s selection offers great value for money: à la carte (meat only) options start from just $228, while packages for up to 10 people (includes all the trimmings and dessert) range from $1,320 to $1,820 – perfect for feeding a crowd! Head here to place your order.

Sassy Tip: The more you spend, the more you save! Enjoy discounts of 5%, 10%, 15% and 20% off upon a respective spending of more than $1,500, $3,000, $5,000 and $10,000.

When: Available to order online from Monday, 16 November, 2020 to Friday, 15 January, 2021
How much: À la carte (meat only) options start from $228; Packages start from $1,320. Head here for the full price list.
Where: Delivery available throughout Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and New Territories, or pick-up available in-store.
How to order: Head here to order

La Rotisserie, various locations across Hong Kong, larotisserie.com.hk

Cheese Club

Cheese Club

Turkey may be the star of the show at Christmas, but a festive feast isn’t really complete without those cheeky indulgent extras. We’re talking cheese, seafood, cold cuts, wine, cakes and more! Luckily, Cheese Club has you covered on that front. Best known for its monthly deliveries of premium cheese and other gourmet goodies straight from Europe (all at excellent value prices!), the brand is expanding its December offering to include all of the aforementioned holiday treats. Available to order between Thursday, 3 December until Thursday, 10 December 2020, sign up to be the first to find out all the details. As an added bonus, you can enjoy free delivery upon a spending of $600. Merry Christmas indeed!

Sassy Perk: Cheese Club is treating Sassy readers to a free Saint Marcellin Cheese with your first order. Simply include SASSYCHEESE at the end of your order form.

When: Order between Thursday, 3 December to Thursday, 10 December, 2020
How much: Prices start from $35
Where: Available for delivery across Hong Kong (excluding South Lantau and Outlying Islands)
How to order: Sign up here

Cheese Club, 2178 2229, [email protected], cheeseclub.hk, www.facebook.com/CheeseClub.hk, www.instagram.com/cheeseclub.hk

Christmas Dining At Home: Classic Turkey Takeaways

Ali Oli

Delivered straight from its kitchen to your dining room table, Ali Oli delights with a wholesome and handmade holiday feast this Christmas. Think traditional Roast Turkey with Apple and Walnut Stuffing, a succulent Baked Orange and Honey Glazed Ham, along with sides like Potato Au Gratin and Roasted Root Vegetables, and Pecan or Sweet Potato Pie for dessert. The bakery café is offering a range of set menus feeding up to 14 people, in addition to a selection of à la carte items. There’s even a vegetarian option for any non-meat eaters, featuring a 1kg Bean and Nut Roast.

When: Available from now until Friday, 18 December (orders must be placed five days in advance)
How much: $2,078 for Set Dinner A (serves four to six people); $3,228 for Set Dinner B (serves six to eight people); $4,868 for Set Dinner C (serves twelve to fourteen people); $1,880 for Vegetarian Dinner Set (serves six to eight people) 
Where: Available for delivery across Hong Kong (a delivery charge of $270+ applies depending on location)
How to order: Head here to order

Ali Oli2552 8513, [email protected], www.alioli.com.hk

Big Birdy

Looking for a spicy twist on your typical turkey dinner? Look no further than Big Birdy. This celebratory Christmas meal centres around a premium USA free-range and hormone-free turkey that has been carefully brined for 24-hours, before being rubbed in signature Peri-Peri sauce, and steamed and finished on the flame. Served alongside a hearty helping of homemade sides, including cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, gravy, maple glazed carrots and coleslaw, you’ll be ordering this one time and again throughout the festive season.

When: Available from mid-November until Thursday, 31 December (orders must be placed two days in advance, including dine-in)
How much: $880 (serves four to six people)
Where: Available for pick up for Big Birdy
How to order: Call 2360 0968 or email [email protected]

Big Birdy, Shop 11, 48-78 High Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/BigBirdyHongKong

Black Sheep Restaurants

Black Sheep Restaurants

Christmas dining at home couldn’t be any easier this year thanks to Black Sheep’s full traditional holiday offering, which can be delivered straight to your door. Available for gatherings as small as two, Chef Braden Reardon of Carbone and Buenos Aires Polo Club has created the ultimate feast, available from Christmas Eve through to Boxing Day. The menu dishes up your choice of 1/2 a Roast Turkey or Oven-Roasted Christmas Ham, complete with all the trimmings as well as American favourites like Mac & Cheese and Parker House Rolls with Maple Butter. Dessert is a difficult choice between Baked Apple Crumble with Salted Caramel or Chocolate Chestnut Bûche de Noël. Plus, don’t forget the wine pairings, which can be requested at an additional cost.

When: Available from Thursday, 24 December to Saturday, 26 December (orders must be placed before Friday, 18 December)
How much: $498 per person (minimum two people)
Where: Available for pick up at Buenos Aires Polo Club or delivery across Hong Kong Island (from Kennedy Town to Tai Hang) via Black Sheep GO
How to order: Email [email protected]

Black Sheep Restaurants, blacksheeprestaurants.com

Castelo Concepts

Keep it simple and traditional with Castelo Concepts’ traditional slow-roasted Whole Turkey. The hefty 6-7kg bird can feed a crowd, while the Chestnut and Sausage Stuffing, Mashed Potato, Maple-Glazed Roasted Vegetables and Giblet Gravy is the perfect finishing touch.

When: Available from now until Saturday, 26 December (orders must be placed four days in advance)
How much: $1,380 ($500 deposit required)
Where: Available for pick up from any of the Castelo Concepts restaurants – head here to find your nearest one
How to order: Call 2792 6388 or email [email protected]

Castelo Concepts, www.casteloconcepts.com

Four Seasons Festive Online Shop: Takeaway Turkey

Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong

One of our favourite luxury options has to be from the Four Seasons. The Christmas Roasted Turkey Takeaway set is prepared by the hotel’s Executive Chef Dirk Haltenhof, so you know you’re in for a treat. Expect a 6-7kg turkey complete with an impressive selection of wholesome trimmings, including Braised Red Cabbage, Chestnut Stuffing, Brussels sprouts with Pancetta, Mashed Potato with Parsnip and Herbs, Cranberry Compote and more. Looking for an indulgent Christmas breakfast? Make sure to pre-order the decadent seasonal Cinnamon Rolls ($28 each) or Balik Salmon Blinis ($1,380). And don’t forget the drinks; take your pick from Cristal ($2,700) to Bollinger ($780) – ’tis the season after all. Ordering couldn’t be easier, simply head to the e-shop and click away!

When: Available from now until Thursday, 31 December (orders must be placed three days in advance)
How much: $2,880 for the Christmas Roasted Turkey Takeaway set (serves 10 people)
Where: Available for pick-up from The Lounge
How to order: Head here to order

Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong, 3196 8708, www.fourseasons.com

Main St. Deli, The Langham, Hong Kong

One of the first authentic New York-style delis in Hong Kong, Main St. Deli is taking Christmas to another level with its sought-after Turkey-To-Go package. Starring a US Roasted Tom Turkey (6kg or 9-10kg) complete with stuffing, gravy and all the trimmings, this mammoth meal can serve up to 18 dinner guests! Turkey not your thing? Opt for the Black Angus Prime Rib and an assortment of sumptuous sides instead.

When: Available from now until Thursday, 31 December (orders must be placed two days in advance)
How much: $2,388 (serves six to 10 people); $3,888 (serves 12 to 18 people)
Where: Available for pick-up from Main St. Deli or delivery can be arranged for a fee depending on your location – call 2132 7898 or email [email protected] for further delivery details
How to order: Head here for the order form

Main St. Deli, Lower Lobby Level, The Langham, Hong Kong, 8 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, www.langhamhotels.com

Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong

Take the stress out of festive entertaining and allow Mandarin Oriental to bring its gourmet feast straight to your doorstep. Served with all the trimmings, choose from a juicy Roast Turkey, flavourful Honey Glazed Ham or mouth-watering Roast Prime Rib Beef. Each course is accompanied by generous servings of stuffing, sauces, roasted vegetables and potatoes. Don’t forget to add on a Traditional Christmas Pudding or Classic Panettone for dessert!

When: Available from Monday, 16 November to Saturday, 26 December (orders must be placed before Saturday, 19 December)
How much: $2,928 for Small Roast Turkey Set; $3, 528 for Large Roast Turkey Set; $3,088 for Honey Glazed Ham Set; $2,688 for Roast Prime Rib Beef Set
Where: Available for pick up from The Mandarin Cake Shop or delivery across Hong Kong (a delivery charge of $220+ applies depending on location)
How to order: Call 2825 4008 or email [email protected].

The Mandarin Cake Shop, M/F, Mandarin Oriental, 5 Connaught Road, Central, Hong Kong, www.mandarinoriental.com

Morty's

Morty’s

Known for its tremendous American-style offerings, Morty’s is cooking up a holiday menu that takes you from Thanksgiving right through to Christmas Day. Serving up to eight people, expect a whole-roasted turkey cured with dried spices and smoked pastrami stuffing, alongside indulgent sides like creamy mash potato, roasted veg, cheesy garlic bread, honey cinnamon roasted sweet potatoes, with cranberry sauce and jus gravy to boot. To finish, select from an apple and red berry crumble tart, walnut frangipane, dark chocolate or French lemon tart.

When: Available from now until Thursday, 31 December (orders must be placed five days in advance)
How much: $2,388 (serves six to eight people); add $1,680 for a honey-glazed ham
Delivery details: Available for delivery across Hong Kong after 3pm, or pick up before 12pm from Morty’s Central or Wan Chai
How to order: Head here to order. Alternatively, call 3665 0900 or email [email protected].

Morty’s (Central), Shop 2-14, LG/F, Jardine House, 1 Connaught Place, Central, Hong Kong

Morty’s (Wan Chai), Shop 8-10, Wing Fung Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, www.mortys.hk

Porterhouse

Porterhouse is pulling out all the stops this year with a 6kg Roasted Whole Organic Turkey with pickled lemon and cranberry sauce, accompanied by traditional sides of Brussels sprouts, Mashed Potato, Roasted Pumpkin with smoked paprika, French Beans & Shallot Dressing, and Garlic & Chilli Broccoli. Yes please!

Sassy Tip: Order via Lan Kwai Fong Delivery Direct to enjoy 25% off.

When: Available from now until Thursday, 31 December (orders must be placed three days in advance)
How much: $2,000 (serves six to eight people)
Where: Available for pick-up from Porterhouse or delivery across Hong Kong upon a minimum spending of $800, $2,000 and $3,000 (depending on location) via Lan Kwai Fong Delivery Direct (excluding New Territories and Outlying Islands)
How to order: Call 2522 6366, email [email protected] or head here to order.

Porterhouse, 7/F, California Tower, 30-36 D’Aguilar Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.porterhousehk.com

Smoke & Barrel

The pit-masters at Smoke & Barrel have procured an American-style smokehouse menu to takeaway over the holidays, and it does not disappoint. Tick one task off your Christmas to-do list and place an order for this 5-6kg Smoked Turkey, complete with Mash Potato, Honey Roasted Pumpkin, Grandma’s Baked Stuffing, Cranberry Sauce, Pecan Pie and a bottle of bubbles to cut through it all. Cheers!

When: Available from Thursday, 26 November to Saturday, 26 December (orders must be placed two days in advance)
How much: $1,888 (serves between six to eight people)
Where: Available for pick-up from Smoke & Barrel
How to order: Call 2866 2120 or email [email protected]

Smoke & Barrel, 2/F, Wyndham Mansion, 32 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, smokeandbarrelhk.com

Vestive Vegan Set by nood food

With such a big focus on the turkey, it can be tricky finding Christmas menus that cater to vegans and vegetarians over the festive period; but nood is stepping up the game with its 2lb meatless feast. Made from “Impossible” meat, this loaf is an in-house recipe and features a blend of seeds, mushrooms and an Impossible patty. Accompaniments include an array of roasted new potatoes, ginger-glazed carrots, Brussels sprouts and cranberry compote, as well as a bowl of nood’s award-winning kale salad tossed with the tangy crunch of green apple, walnuts and cranberries. Still hungry? Also included is 5lb of cashew “ricotta” spaghetti with zucchini and olives – a firm favourite amongst nood food fans.

When: Available from Wednesday, 18 November to Thursday, 24 December. Enjoy a $100 early-bird discount when you pre-order from now until Wednesday, 18 November.
How much: $1,288 (serves six to eight people)
Where: Available for pick-up at nood food’s Kinwick Centre, Starstreet Precinct and International Trade Tower locations
How to order: Head to the locations listed above or email [email protected]

nood food (International Trade Tower), 1/F, International Trade Tower, 348 Kwun Tong Road, Kwun Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2298 5356

nood food (Kinwick Centre), 2/F, Kinwick Centre, 32 Hollywood Road Central, Hong Kong, 3691 3271

nood food (Starstreet Precinct), 3-19 Wing Fung Street, Starstreet Precinct, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, 2298 5310www.allnood.com

Read more: The Best Vegan Restaurants And Menus In Hong Kong

The Cakery

The Cakery

While we love turkey and all the trimmings, no Christmas feast would be complete without an abundance of desserts. Whether you have dietary restrictions, or are catering for a group with differing needs, The Cakery will have you covered. Choose from a range of sweet treats, including the vegan Christmas Log Cake, made with dairy-free whipping cream and adorned with raspberries, blueberries, and rosemary, gluten-free Christmas Red and Green Macarons, keto X’mas Cupcakes and more.

When: Available now
How much: From $720 for the Christmas Log Cake; $30 (each) for Christmas Red and Green Macarons; from $45 (each) for X’mas Cupcakes – head here for further pricing details
Where: Available to pick-up from all The Cakery locations – head here to find your nearest one
How to order: Head here to order

The Cakery, various locations across Hong Kong, [email protected], www.thecakery.com

Christmas Dining At Home: Something Different

FUMI

If turkey isn’t your thing, maybe sushi will hit the spot instead? Fumi’s Takeaway Festive Menu features a selection of à la carte sharing-style sushi rolls, sushi and sashimi platters, alongside sharing boxes of Fumi Fried Chicken, Grilled Miyazaki Sweet Potato, Grilled Chicken Skin Dumplings and more. For dessert, a true Japanese classic – Warabi Mochi.

Sassy Tip: Order via Lan Kwai Fong Delivery Direct to enjoy 25% off.

When: Available from now until Thursday, 31 December (orders must be placed three days in advance)
How much: $3,000 minimum spend is required
Where: Available for pick-up from Fumi or delivery across Hong Kong upon a minimum spending of $800, $2,000 and $3,000 (depending on location) via Lan Kwai Fong Delivery Direct (excluding New Territories and Outlying Islands)
How to order: Head here to order

Fumi, 6/F, California Tower, 30-36 D’Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central, 2328 3302, [email protected], www.fumihk.com

22 Ships

JIA Chefs at Home

Take the festivities up a notch and invite one of JIA’s top chefs into your home to whip up a spread that will have guests talking for Christmases to come. All you have to do is decide between two menus: a Christmas Family Style Dinner, which includes sharing tapas, mains and dessert (highlights include Blue Lobster Salpicon, Spanish Roasted Suckling Pig and a Truffle Manchego Burnt Basque Cheesecake); or a seven-course Christmas Sit Down Dinner, with dishes like Mediterranean Tuna Tartar, Foie Flan, Scarlet Red Prawn and more. Then sit back and relax while the hard work is done for you.

When: Thursday, 24 December and Thursday, 31 December, 6pm or 8pm
How much: $1,100 per person (plus catering costs) for Christmas Family Style Dinner; $1,980 per person (plus catering costs) for Christmas Sit Down Dinner. For both menus, a $300 deposit is required and there is a 24-hour cancellation policy.
How to book: Head here to book

JIA Group, www.jiacatering.com

22 Ships

Treat yourself and your loved ones to a taste of Spain this festive season with 22 Ships’ exclusive “En Tu Casa Menu Feliz Navidad”. The holiday menu features a range of humble tapas options, including Pan Con Tomate (Spanish-style grilled bread and juicy tomatoes), Iberico cold cuts and Spanish cheese, before impressing with the likes of Manchego Lamb Shoulder with Panadera Potatoes, Besugo Red Snapper with Piquillo Peppers and more. To finish, we turn to what is arguably the dessert of 2020 – a Burnt Basque Cheesecake – paired with the restaurant’s homemade Sloe Liquor Patxaran with Dry Vermuth and Cava or Patxaran Royal.

When: Available from Tuesday, 1 December to Thursday, 31 December (orders must be placed before 6pm the day before)
How much: $3,098 (serves four people); add $278 for the homemade Patxaran
Where: Available for pick-up at 22 Ships or delivery across Hong Kong via JIA Everywhere upon a minimum spend of $800 (delivery is free within Hong Kong island, $200 to Kowloon and $300 to New Territories; excluding Outlying Islands)
How to order: Head here to order

22 Ships, 22 Ship Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, 2555 0722, [email protected], www.22ships.hk

Christmas Dining At Home: Make Your Own

Bones & Blades

Short on time but really want to cook your own bird this Christmas? Bones & Blades’ Kelly Bronze 4.2kg turkey cooks within two-hours (which is fast for a turkey!). These special, free-range birds have a natural diet, giving them a richer flavour than the standard turkey. You can also buy your stuffing in store to complete your feast.

When: Pre-order your bird now for collection in store throughout November and December
Where: Available for pick-up from any Bones & Blades location
How to order: Head in-store to order

Bones & Blades (Sai Kung), G/F, 106 Man Nin Street, Sai Kung, New Territories, Hong Kong, 2311 1577

Bones & Blades (Sai Ying Pun), Shop F, G/F, 1 Second Street, Sai Ying Pun, Sai Wan, Hong Kong, 2540 0052

Bones & Blades (Yuen Long), Shop 2059, 2/F, Phase 1, Yoho Mall I, 9 Long Yat Road, Yuen Long, New Territories, Hong Kong, 2383 8598www.bonesandblades.com

Feather & Bone

Feather & Bone

Feather & Bone is making Christmas dining at home as simple as can be with its build-your-own bundle offer that takes you from turkey to Christmas pudding in the click of a button. With a selection of ready-to-cook and pre-made centrepieces, dining in this Christmas is both simple and delicious. Opt for traditional trimmings like a ready-roasted or frozen turkey, honey-glazed ham, pigs in blankets, housemade stuffing, vegetables, jams, sauces and classic panettone. Round your meal off with expertly selected wine and cheese.

When: Available for delivery from Tuesday, 1 December to Friday, 25 December (pre-orders are open now)
How much: Prices vary depending on your bundle choices, however, a minimum spend of $2,000 is required. Head here for further pricing details.
Where: All orders are available for pick up from any Feather & Bone location, or delivery across Hong Kong (excluding Cheung Chau, South Lantau and Outlying Islands)
How to order: Head here to order

Feather & Bone, various locations across Hong Kong, 6313 0513, featherandbone.com.hk

Read more: Where To Buy Cheese In Hong Kong

Mercato Gourmet

If you’re a planner and have the freezer space, Mercato Gourmet’s Australian frozen whole turkey will make sure you’re set for Thanksgiving. Alternatively, if you order in advance you can have your bird delivered to you already defrosted.

When: Available now
How much: $520 for a 3kg turkey, $780 for 5.2kg or $994 for 7kg
Where: Available for delivery across Hong Kong upon a minimum spend of $300 (a delivery charge of $80+ applies depending on location) – head here for further delivery details
How to order: Head here to order

Mercato Gourmetwww.mercatogourmet.com.hk

Relish

Relish

If you fancy the idea of cooking your own Christmas lunch but not sure where to begin with sourcing all the ingredients to pull off such a lavish spread, Relish is on hand to deliver a complete holiday feast (complete with Christmas crackers and booze!). Each Christmas box includes six traditional side dishes, including Sage and Chestnut Stuffing, Duck fat Roasted Potatoes and Pigs in Blankets, one family-sized main (“Impossible” meat wellingtons and nut roasts are available for vegetarians), cranberry sauce, gravy and bread sauce, and one family-size dessert (take your pick from Sticky Toffee Pudding or Christmas Pudding with Brandy Butter). Marinated and seasoned to perfection, all ingredients are vacuum-sealed with instructions and ready to cook at a moments notice. For the final touch, the box features six Christmas crackers and two bottles of wine.

When: Available now
How much: $1,800 (serves six people)
Where: Available for free delivery across Hong Kong
How to order: Head here to order

Relish, 3481 1924, [email protected]www.relish.com.hk

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Featured image courtesy of Getty, image 1 courtesy of La Rotisserie, image 2 courtesy of Cheese Club, image 3 courtesy of Black Sheep Restaurants, image 4 courtesy of Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong, image 5 courtesy of Morty’s, image 6 courtesy of The Cakery, image 7 courtesy of 22 Ships, image 8 courtesy of Feather & Bone via Instagram, image 9 courtesy of Relish.

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