Looking for new menus and dining deals? We’ve done the legwork and have rounded up everything (and everywhere!) you’ll want to eat this month.
With increased dining restrictions still in place heading into the new year, it’s more important than ever to show our favourite eateries some love right now. Luckily, they’ve made that easy for us thanks to these fantastic new menus and dining deals. Whether you feel like dining-in or supporting from a distance with takeaway or delivery, keep reading to discover our pick of the best dishes to be found across the city this January.
Editor’s Note: Social distancing regulations are currently in place in Hong Kong, so please make sure you follow the latest government advice if dining out.
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Warming Winter Claypot Rice At Chop Chop
Helping us to get through this cold spell is traditional Cantonese siu mei restaurant Chop Chop and its new menu of warming claypot rice. For the uninitiated, claypot rice is an age-old remedy for combating the chill of winter months, consisting of warm, fluffy rice topped with a medley of marinated meat, seafood and vegetables, cooked and served in a sizzling (you guessed it!) clay pot. Take your pick from 10 mouthwatering combinations like Japanese Beef and Egg ($120), Foie Gras & Morel Mushrooms ($120) and Chef Dai’s signature Sorrowful Clay Pot Rice ($80). For Chinese New Year, there’ll also be a Poon Choi special ($328, available from Monday, 1 February), featuring auspicious ingredients like abalone, sea cucumber, fish maw, stuffed courgette with dry scallop and more. The best bit? They’re available for delivery, and come complete with the pot for easy re-heating on the stove!
Chop Chop (Fortress Hill), Shop 3, G/F, 18 Wang On Road, Fortress Hill, Hong Kong, 3618 7718
Bombay Dreams Goes Plant-Based For Its 18th Birthday
Indian restaurant Bombay Dreams marks its 18th birthday this month – an impressive feat indeed in Hong Kong. To celebrate, the restaurant is launching a 100% vegan menu. Dig into a host of colourful, vibrant dishes including the likes of Bhalla Chana Chaat ($88), Achari Aloo Gobhi ($108), Vegetable Biryani ($138) and more. Veganuary never looked so good.
Feather & Bone’s Cheese Delights
Christmas may be over but the indulgent feasting continues over at Feather & Bone, and we’re all for it. New in 2021, the beloved butcher, deli and grocer will be launching monthly exclusive specials centred around a star ingredient, starting with the decadently creamy Vacherin Mont d’Or cheese this January. Get your fix in the form of a meaty burger ($228), featuring a sixty-day dry-aged beef short rib patty topped with a generous layer of cheese, sour onion relish, garlic aioli, crispy shallots and umami-rich porcini dust. Alternatively, keep it simple and have your Vacherin Mont d’Or baked, served alongside toasted baguette and a homemade Toulouse sausage ($388).
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Uma Nota’s Umakase Dining Experience Returns
Back by popular demand this month is Uma Nota’s fusion spin on omakase: Umakase. The exclusive dining experience sees Chef Gustavo flex his culinary muscles with a specially-curated menu of Nipo-Brasileiro dishes. Combining the best of Brazilian churrasco with Japanese robatayaki, menu highlights include the sizzling Scallops in Yuzu Butter, Pork Shoulder and Leek Skewers and the M5-grade Wagyu Sirloin, served with Feijao Tropeiro and a fresh Vinaigrette. To complement the speciality dishes, opt for the sake pairing. Kanpai!
The Umakase dining experience is available for two nights only on Monday, 1 February to Tuesday, 2 February from 6pm (pending the easing of dining restrictions).
Uma Nota, 38 Peel Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.uma-nota.com
Beef & Liberty Spotlights Veganuary
Burger specialist Beef & Liberty is going veggie this January, inviting its sister brand Leaves & Liberty to take over its flagship LKF location for a month-long pop-up. Rest assured, these plant-based creations are every bit as satisfying as their meaty counterparts, with dishes spotlighting seasonal vegetables, pulses, fruits and nuts. Highlights of the menu include starters of Charred Spiced Cauliflower ($49) and crowd-favourite Mac n’ Cheese Bites ($52), along with the Rocket & Candied Bamboo Salad ($98), drizzled with a peanut and toasted sesame dressing. As for the burgers, we have our eyes on the brand new Pulled Jackfruit ($99) with BBQ sauce and a vegan ginger mayonnaise coleslaw, as well as the ‘Shrumami ($99), which delights with a range of tasty textures courtesy of the homemade quinoa patty, mushroom pate and oyster mushroom tempura.
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MEATS’ New Lunch Menu
MEATS is starting 2021 with a bang thanks to the recent arrival of Head Chef Koki Oda, along with a brand new lunch menu to boot. The offering embodies the same great value we’ve come to know and love from Pirata Group restaurants, coming in at just $198 for a starter, main and dessert. Indulge in longstanding favourites like Fish Tacos, Porchetta and Argentinian Ribeye, before finishing on a sweet treat high with a Chocolate Brownie or Rotisserie Pineapple.
COBO House Available For Delivery
Up your takeaway game this month with this delivery offering from COBO House. Bringing fine dining home, the COBO Culinary Box features five courses, including three appetisers, your choice of main course and a dessert. The dishes take their cue from the “Chapter Two – Spices & Aromas” menu, with delights like the fork-tender 10+ Spice Short Ribs, dressed in a spicy chocolate reduction, and an Atlantic Cod Laksa with Brussels sprouts and kaffir leaves. For dessert, Chef Ray and Chef Devon have crafted an ode to Masala in the form of a Masala treacle gateau dessert. Head here to order yours now.
COBO House, www.cobohouse.com