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.
Lunar New Year is just around the corner, and while celebrations won’t quite be the same this year, we’re happy to report that you won’t be left wanting on the foodie front. Elsewhere, though dining restrictions are still in place, there are plenty of fantastic new menus and dining deals to be found, including Super Bowl specials, lunch sets and more. 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 February.
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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Penicillin’s “Flawless Feed” Lunch Deal
Everyone loves getting more bang for their buck; enter Penicillin’s fantastic value lunch set. The Flawless Feed Lunch includes four appetisers, one main course and three drinks for just $200! The food offering pays homage to the bar’s sustainable closed-loop model of production with its “farm-to-fork” philosophy (all ingredients are sourced locally from farms across Hong Kong). Appetisers included everything from Scottish Chicken Egg to Soup of the Day, while for mains, take your choice from the likes of Pulled Pork Tortilla Wrap and Grilled Seasonal Fish. As for the drinks, they’re all Organic Ferments in flavours like Guava & Baby Carrot, and Coconut Kefir & Beetroot. The set is available on Mondays to Saturday, from 12pm to 3pm, and we highly recommend booking in advance!
22 Ships’ Bodega Pop-Up
Upgrade your sad desk sandwich for a taste of Spain this month courtesy of 22 Ships’ bodega pop-up. Freshly-made Spanish Bocadillos are the name of the game, packed full of gourmet fillings like Chorizo, Serrano ham and Brie, Tortilla, Padron peppers and more. Wash it down with a selection of Spanish wines, or the must-have house signature Sangria – hey, it’s always 5 o’clock somewhere right? The offering is available for pick-up or delivery every Tuesday to Thursday from 12pm to 9pm, for a limited time only!
Celebrate The Super Bowl With Smoke & Barrel
Game day is nearly upon us (that’s Monday, 8 February at 7:30am sharp FYI), and all-American smokehouse Smoke & Barrel is here to see to it that we won’t go hungry during the festivities. Two dedicated Super Bowl sets comprising of classics like Cider Glazed Baby Back Ribs, Brisket, Mac & Cheese, Jalapeno Corn Bread, Mississippi Mud Pie and more will be available for takeaway from 8am to 11am on the day, or all day on Sunday, 7 February. Priced from just $318 per person (minimum order for five pax), head here for the full menus. Remember to call or email in advance to confirm your order.
Lady M’s Perrier-Jouët Champagne Mille Crêpes
As if Lady M’s signature Mille Crêpes weren’t indulgent enough, this month the decadence is elevated a notch courtesy of Perrier-Jouët. The two iconic brands have teamed up to launch a Champagne-infused version of the popular dessert, complete with strawberry pastry cream and a top layer of pure champagne gelée. For the ultimate treat, opt for the exclusive package ($1,180), which comes with a 9-inch whole cake and a limited edition bottle of Champagne. Alternatively, this limited-edition collaboration is available by the slice ($82) in Lady M boutiques across town.
A Michelin Affair At The Peninsula Hong Kong
For a foodie adventure to remember, look no further than The Peninsula’s Michelin Glory Dining Experience. In celebration of its recent accolades in the 2021 Michelin Guide, the hotel has put together a six-course menu which spotlights its two Michelin-award winning restaurants – Spring Moon and Gaddi’s. Guests will start the journey at Spring Moon, whetting their appetites with bites like Roasted goose liver with barbecued pork and eryngii mushroom, Garoupa and chicken soup, and Pan-fried crab claw. Next, it’s on to Gaddi’s for mains and dessert, highlights of which include Patagonian toothfish with Hokkaido sea urchin, Miéral Pigeon with baby turnips, and a Golden apple confection. The experience is priced at $2,388 per person (plus $780 for wine pairing) and is available until Saturday, 24 April.
Lunar New Year
Offering an elevated take on traditional new year dining, Mott 32 is the place to go for premium dishes like Whole Boston Lobster ‘Lo Fu’ Salad with Australian Abalone, Braised Giant Garoupa paired with Pork Belly and Crispy Tofu Skin, Golden Glutinous Rice Balls with Pumpkin and more. Available for dine-in between Friday, 12 February to Friday, 26 February, guests are invited to curate their own eight-course banquet from the restaurant’s exclusive Lunar New Year Menu, signature dishes and the newly-launched plant-based selection (prices vary by dish). Alternatively, opt for the takeaway Poon Choi, starting from $2,080 for eight people.
Feast with a view this Lunar New Year at Hutong. This year, the iconic restaurant delights with a traditional 10-dish feast ($850 per person, plus $888 for wine pairing and a glass of Champagne), featuring delicacies like the signature Crispy de-boned lamb ribs, Black truffle chicken served with Yunnan ham fried rice and a Lo Hoi salad with Yellowfin tuna and Hokkaido scallops (don’t forget to shout and toss it as high as you can for good fortune!).
Looking to enjoy festivities at home? Opt for the incredible takeaway Seafood Poon Choi in Spicy & Sour Broth ($1,688), packed with Mandarin fish, Hokkaido scallops, tiger prawns, sun-dried oysters, chilled tofu, shiitake mushrooms, mung bean and bamboo shoots (add 180g of Prime Angus beef for an additional $100). The sumptuous pot serves up to six people.
Both offerings are available between Monday, 8 February and Monday, 15 February.
Redefining tradition, Yung’s Bistro (the sister restaurant to famed institution Yung Kee) is known for serving up classic Cantonese fare with a modern twist, and its Lunar New Year Set Lunch is no exception. Priced at $900 for two, and available for dine-in until Friday, 26 February, tuck into dim sum, assorted barbecue meats, Fried Rice with Shrimp Rose, Braised Conpoy with Black Moss and Pea Sprout, and more, all set against the backdrop of its stylish K11 Musea outpost.
For a feast at home, don’t miss the restaurant’s takeaway set ($2,980 for six people), featuring an array of signature dishes like Yung Kee’s Roasted Goose, Fried Sticky Rice with Signature Cured Meat and Red Bean Sweet Soup with Sesame Glutinous Dumplings.
Spice-lovers rejoice! Here to bring a kick to festivities is Ma La Tang mainstay Chilli Fagara and its epic Sichuan spread. Numb your tongue with fiery delights like Golden Sea Bream ($198), fried and topped with smoked Sichuan eagle tea leaves, Boston Red Lobster ($268) heaped with fragrant coriander, and spice-rubbed Ma La Skewers ($168). The limited-edition holiday menu is available for dine-in from now until Thursday, 18 February (the restaurant will be closed over the Lunar New Year weekend).
What better time to treat yourself to a Michelin-starred meal than Lunar New Year? Feast in style at three-Michelin-starred T’ang Court, courtesy of its special festive menu featuring indulgent delicacies like Braised Alaskan Crab Meat and Bamboo Fungus Rolls filled with Bird’s Nest in Pumpkin Soup with Crab Roe (designed to bring good fortune), Scrambled Egg White, Fresh Milk with Sliced Fresh Lobster and Yunnan Ham (symbolising health and wisdom) and Sauteed Scallops with Asparagus, Yellow Fungus in Taro Nest (for wealth). The limited-edition dishes are available from Friday, 12 February to Thursday, 18 February, with a 20% discount available on takeaway.
It’s a Singaporean affair over at Black Sheep’s resident Chinese kitchen Ho Lee Fook. The restaurant is offering its signature Yee Sang Platter ($258 for two or $588 for six) to supplement your at-home celebrations between Friday, 12 February and Monday, 15 February. The colourful Singaporean dish is made with a sweet and sour yuzu and plum dressing drizzled on top of Hamachi sashimi and a confetti of green daikon, beetroot, carrot, cucumber, green shallots, coriander, sesame seeds, peanuts and crispy wonton skins.
At two-Michelin-starred Ying Jee Club this new year, it’s all about spotlighting authentic Cantonese recipes, transforming classic dishes with premium ingredients. Think Taro Puff with Scallop and Caviar, Crispy Suckling Pig, Steamed Pork Dumpling with Shrimp and Whole Abalone and more. With two set menus available (including an eight-course priced at $2,288 per person), along with various à la carte and dim sum specials, head here for foodie decadence galore.
If you’re looking to honour the holidays without having to go all in with a feast, make hour way to Honbo for its new limited-edition Oxtail Sandwich ($158). Created by renowned Kin’s Kitchen Chef Lau Chun, the potato roll-sub is packed with tender braised oxtail, a sunny-side up golden yolk egg and piquant white onions which cut through the mouth-watering fattiness of the meat. Expect a modern take on traditional Chinese braised oxtail.
It’s all about the beef at La Rambla’s Lunar New Year Brunch ($780 per person, plus $380 for free-flow), available on Saturday, 13 and Sunday, 14 February only. The menu pays homage to the ox with a strong focus on beef dishes, including Spanish Tenderloin Sando, Spanish Beef Skewer and Wagyu Beef Cheek Paella. Start your feast with an unlimited selection of tapas along with four types of shared tapas served to the table, before moving onto your choice of seasonal paella, jet-fresh options from the “seafood market” and meats from the Butcher’s Corner. Indulge in an array of traditional Spanish desserts to end.
For a Nipo-Brasileiro take on the holidays, look no further than Uma Nota. The Peel Street stalwart is serving a selection of beef-themed specials throughout the month, a highlight of which is the Rabada com Nhoque de Mandioca – a concoction of succulent oxtail slow-cooked in black beer and Brazilian spices, served with Uma Nota’s pan-fried cassava mash gnocchi and a side of watercress salad in a bright Brazilian vinaigrette. The dish is exclusively available as part of famous Brunch da Rua ($350 per person), taking place on weekends and public holidays from 11:30am to 4pm.
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