20 September, 2018
Eat & Drink

What’s New in the 852: Little Bao Opens in Causeway Bay, Japanese Croissants at HAZUKIDO and more

20 September, 2018

Promos, Deals and New Places To Eat

We want to keep you up to date on all the new restaurants, lunch and brunch menus and pop ups in Hong Kong. Mark your diaries, because this week has some amazing new offers you won’t want to miss. And to help you find what you’re looking for, click on the handy sections below to take you straight there:

New Restaurants
New Locations
Special Menus and Offers
Lunch and Brunch Specials
Pop Ups

New Restaurants

hot new tables Yukinoshita

Yukinoshita

Just opened in Causeway Bay, Yukinoshita is a Japanese desserts specialist hailing from Japan. With seven award-winning shops in Osaka, Kyoto and Tokyo, the café is sure to draw in dessert lovers citywide, with Yukinoshita’s acclaimed signature items, such as its legendary atsuyaki­ thick-fried pancakes and Japanese-style kakigori shaved ice.

Yukinoshita, 1-5 Haven Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/Yukinoshita

HAZUKIDO

The first branch of HAZUKIDO is now in Hong Kong, and it’s brining freshly baked Japanese-inspired croissants to the city. Located at AEON STYLE in Quarry Bay, we’re ready to pop over to check out the buttery pastries for ourselves. Flavours feature everything from lemon and apple to honeycomb, black sesame and chocolate (made with chocolate dough and drizzles), so whether you’re after sweet or savoury, you’ll find something here.

HAZUKIDO, Shop G11, G/F, AEON STYLE, Kornhill Plaza South, 2 Kornhill Road, Quarry Bay, www.hazukido.com

KYTALY

The award-winning, Geneva-based Italian restaurant, KYTALY has opening its doors on Wyndham Street. Renowned for serving “the best pizza in the world outside of Italy”, and co-owned by the legendary pizza chef Franco Pepe, the Hong Kong restaurant features 19 pizzas, from classics to Pepe’s signature creations, as well as a range of Italian salads and classic desserts (try the Nutella tiramisu!). The restaurant also debuts Hong Kong’s first Campari Bar, where guests can enjoy a classic Italian cocktail on the gorgeous terrace overlooking Wyndham Street. Check out our full review here.

KYTALY, 5/F 77 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.kytaly.hk

PIQNIQ

PIQNIQ is the latest outlet to open in Central’s H Queen’s, and is the city’s newest rooftop destination. Suited to day or evening al fresco dining, and complete with a stunning view of Central Hong Kong, it is the latest venue from the award-winning hospitality group Le Comptoir. PIQNIQ’s international menu will feature PIQNIQ baskets comprising of dishes from around the globe, including Chinese, Japanese and Mediterranean favourites.

PIQNIQ, 27/F, H Queen’s, 80 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/PiqniqHK

Yan Toh Heen

Unveiled last month, the newly designed Yan Toh Heen is now open within the InterContinental Hong Kong. Recognised as one of the world’s finest Chinese restaurants specialising in Cantonese cuisine, the new restaurant preserves the restaurant’s rich heritage and elegant jade theme – while showcasing a unique series of spaces inspired by a jade jewellery box  which opens to reveal layers of treasured collectibles and discoveries of Cantonese culinary arts. Along with the stunning harbourview, guests can look forward to enjoying a modern twist on Cantonese cuisine, with dishes such as Wok-seared Chilean Sea Bass with Yuzu Sauce; Wok-fried Lobster and Black Truffle with Crispy Taro Net; Crispy Fried Rice with Seafood, Kimchi and Scrambled Egg and more.

Yan Toh Heen, Lower Level, InterContinental Hong Kong, 18 Salisbury Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong, www.hongkong-ic.intercontinental.com/en/dining/yan-toh-heen

New Locations

little bao hk new location

Little Bao

Lovers of May Chow’s Little Bao, it’s time to get excited, as the new location is now in it’s soft open in Causeway Bay! Head over to the Fashion Walk to get your hands on some more pork belly baos, truffle fries and short-rib dumplings. Check out the details on it’s Insta page.

Little Baowww.little-bao.com

Special Menus and Offers

FRANCIS

Not sure what to do this weekend? FRANCIS has us covered with its new Skew-It Sundays menu. Inspired by the bustling restaurants of Tel Aviv, the menu features four skewers (choice of two), along with ten flavorful meze dishes – all for $360 per person. Best to be enjoyed by a group of 2 to 6 people, Skew it Sundays will be held on the last Sunday of every month, from 12pm until 10:30pm.

FRANCIS, G/F, 4 & 6, St. Francis Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, www.francis.com.hk

Haku

Whether you’re looking to minimise your meat intake or simply wish to enjoy evening of quality Japanese food, the new vegetarian menu at Haku won’t disappoint. This innovative menu merges fine-dining and fusion food, with a quaint, casual and homely feel. The new veg menu was brought to life by Executive Chef, Agustin Balbi, showcasing the freshest seasonal produce flown in daily from all parts of Japan, with a mission to guide your taste buds on a journey through Japan’s nature-rich countryside. This new plant-based menu brings quality Japanese ingredients and thoughtful fusion combinations together – prioritising presentation and flavour equally. Read our full Haku review here.

Haku, Shop OT G04B, Ground Floor, Ocean Terminal, Habour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, 21159965, www.haku.com.hk

Porterhouse

As one of the city’s leading steakhouses, this month Porterhouse is launching a brand-new promotion, based all around (you guessed it): beef! Available for dinner from Sunday to Tuesdays, “BEEF IT UP” will feature unlimited portions of 5 different cuts of Italian Marango Beef and Australian Black Angus. Priced at $528 per person, the dinner will begin with a Beef Consommé starter followed by a choice of either Marango Beef Tartare, Braised Ox Tongue or Porterhouse Caesar Salad, before moving onto the main event, and will be finished off with a dessert of Sorbet and Ice Cream.

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

Ho Lee Fook

We love Ho Lee Fook’s cool and contemporary take on Cantonese classics, and this month, the restaurant is welcoming celebrated chef Brandon Jew of Mister Jiu’s in San Francisco for a one-night only dinner. Taking place on Wednesday, 19 September, the dinner will feature an eight-course banquet-style menu showcasing his creative flair and distinct Californian approach to classic Chinese dishes. Priced at $488 per person, dishes on the menu will include Smoked oyster ‘you tiao’, avocado; Alaskan halibut, summer squash, young ginger, celtuce, ham broth; Claypot cassoulet of lap cheong, salt duck, salt pork belly, chicken and more.

Ho Lee Fook, G, 1-5 Elgin Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.holeefookhk.tumblr.com

Lunch and Brunch Specials

Three Blind Mice sunday roast

Three Blind Mice

We all know that Wan Chai’s Three Blind Mice offers fab free-flow deals (and a brand-new Sunday roast!), but now it’s also added a Saturday brunch to its repertoire. Available every Saturday between 11:30am and 6pm, enjoy a three-course menu for $228 and add on two-hours of free-flow Pilsner Urquell Draught for $158, or beer, wine, prosecco, spirits & mixers and cocktails for $218. The menu will change weekly, but diners can expect dishes such as Sirloin Steak, Diane Sauce, Mixed Salad and Truffle Fries; Pan Fried Barramundi, Pea Puree and Pancetta; and a trio of puds!

Three Blind Mice, 35 Ship Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, www.threeblindmicehk.com

Chifa

Chifa, one of Pirata Group’s newer restos, is offering two set lunchtime menus for every day of the week. You can select from the Express ($128) or the Chifa ($168). The Express offers a choice of one dumpling dish and a rice or noodle dish, and the Chifa lets you add on a wonton soup and dessert or espresso.

Chifa, G/F, No.26 Peel Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2311 1815, www.chifa.hk

Tosca

Tosca, a fine dining resto perched high in the ICC building, is treating its guests to the flavours of Italy this month. We were lucky enough to sample the newly launched “La Dolce Vita” lunch menu (available every Saturday in October) and can say it was up to the Tosca standards we’re used to. The menu explores unique Tuscany region delights. Tuscan native Chef Nicola Russo has created a delectable menu of delicacies including Panzanella (a bread salad served with yellowfin tuna tartare) Cacciucco Alla Livornese (seafood soup) and Tagliata di Manzo (charcoal grilled Florentine-style steak). To finish off this perfect meal is a “picnic basket” filled with surprise sweets and treats. We find ourselves heading to Tosca again and again, and this menu is only one of the many reasons!

Tosca,  Level 102, The Ritz-Carlton, International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2263 2270, www.ritzcarlton.com

Mrs. Pound

Not just a speakeasy, Mrs. Pound offers a reasonably priced lunch menu from 12pm to 3pm that has us taking notice! Start off with a Sambal Seafood Salad ($85) or Summer Fennel Salad ($70) to get you going. For mains, take your pick from a variety of rice and noodle dishes, including the Yakitori and Rice Platter ($80), Sukhumvit 38 Pad Thai ($70), Vietnamese Clam Noodles ($70) and more.

Mrs. Pound, 6 Pound Lane, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, 3426 3949, www.mrspound.com

Bellota-Bellota Tasting Experience Pop-Up

Pop Ups

Bellota-Bellota Tasting Experience Pop-Up

Bellota-Bellota, Hong Kong’s top Iberian ham specialist, is bringing a sensational pop-up tasting experience right here to the streets of the 852! Running from September 2018 to March 2019, this pop-up (open from 11am to 8pm) features a selection of the highest quality Iberian ham as well as an exclusive Sichuan Bellota Sandwich created by Michelin-starred Chef Vicky Cheng. Take a mini (hour-long) vacation at this pop-up and indulge in a true Iberian experience with colleagues and friends.
Bellota-Bellota® Tasting Experience Pop-Up, New Central Mansion, 39-49 Gage Street, Central, Hong Kong

Featured image via Little Bao Instagram, image 1 via Yukinoshita, image 2 via Little Bao Instagram, image 3 via Haku

 

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