When the clock strikes 12
Aaaaand we’re back, with another edition of Where To Get Lunch For Under $100. As an entertainment zone wedged between Lan Kwai Fong and Sheung Wan, it’s easy to get lost in the madness of SoHo and forget to stop, drop and eat some lunch. Wind your way through art galleries and antique stores to reach a range of restaurants perfect for afternoon plans of any sort: be it a friendly get-together or a quick takeaway box (for all you hustlers out there) – there’s something for everyone. So, check out our roundup of where to get lunch for under $100 in SoHo to discover the diverse list of lunches that are guaranteed to impress, without having take out a chunk of your wallet to feed your stomach.
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Head on over to Ding Dim 1968 for some traditional Cantonese dim sum, where Master Black and Master Yuen head the kitchen with over 50 years of craftsmanship. You can get simple dishes, such as King Har Gow (shrimp dumpling) for $39, or fancier dim sum dishes, such as the Siu Mai with Black Truffle Topping for $39. The restaurant is also vegetarian friendly, with choices such as Dumplings with Yam and Fungus for $35, and more!
Ding Dim 1968, Shop No.A, 14D Elgin Street, SoHo, Hong Kong, 9698 1968, www.dingdim.com
For more than just a hangover cure, The Flying Pan offers quality American-style breakfast-for-lunch that doesn’t break the bank. Pick from your choice of deliciousness in its House Specialties menu. Offering customisable breakfast options – from how you’d like your eggs prepared (they even have choice of tofu!), to your choice of two sides from a menu of eight – you can’t go wrong with the classic Eggs Benedict or Eggs Champignon, both for $78.
The Flying Pan, G/F, 9 Old Bailey Street, SoHo, Hong Kong, 2140 6333, www.facebook.com/TheFlyingPanHK
If you’ve never heard of Japanese Style Hamburgers, you’re in for a treat. At 5019 Premium Factory, the glazed buns are packed with a massive range of fresh ingredients that are so unique you’ll be back for more. Try the Wagyu Egg Burger for $78, Spicy Chicken Burger for $88, or (if you’re having a veggie day) the 5019 Green Salad for $88.
5019 Premium Factory, G/F, 46 Graham Street, SoHo, Hong Kong, 2871 1031, www.facebook.com/goingburger
Need a healthy salad fix? Head to nood food for its regular Roasted Pumpkin & Hummus Salad ($68) or pick the non-veg alternative, Shredded Chicken ($95 with two sides of salad). If you’re not feeling up to a salad, pick a sandwich out of the variety – all for $62!
nood food, 2/F, Kinwick Centre, 32 Hollywood Road, SoHo, Hong Kong, 8199 8189, www.allnood.com
Although the Hot Mezze and From The Grill categories here might take you slightly over the $100 mark, the traditional Lebanese Cold Mezze and side dishes are perfect for a close gathering of friends to share. Too busy to go out? The delivery menu offers a range of wraps, Syrian salads, rice bowls, and platters (beef is $98 and Almond Falafel is $78). We’re big fans of the Zaa’atar Fried Chicken ($88)- a perfect choice to go with the rice bowl.
Maison Libanese, 10 Shelley Street, SoHo, Hong Kong, 2111 2284, www.maisonlibanaise.com.hk
Fresh produce, hand selected ingredients, and made with love – if this doesn’t sound like the ideal lunch, we don’t know what does. The nutritious salad boxes come in two sizes: regular for $70, and large for $90, including toppings such as Sichuan Veggie with “Soy Chicken,” Carrot Apple with Candied Walnut, Vietnamese Rice Noodle Salad, and Warm Green Papaya Pandan Curry. Polish off the meal with a Vegan Chocolate Tofu Muffin for $20.
Fresca, G/F, 54A Hollywood Road, SoHo, Hong Kong, 2770 2282, www.fresca.com
A popular choice for Taiwanese cuisine, TeaWood usually has a line of hungry locals waiting. Although famous for the Taiwanese bubble tea and Instagram-worthy toast desserts, you can also order the Mix and Match Lunch Sets with your choice of appetizer, main course and mini noodle or rice for $79.
TeaWood, 1/F, Jade Center, 98 Wellington Street, SoHo, Hong Kong, 2323 1778, www.teawood.hk
Opt for neighbourhood favourite Lotus if you’re looking for a hearty yet affordable lunch! Pick a rice lunch set ($68 with drink) from three selections of either the Pineapple Fried Rice, Fish Fried Rice or Chicken Wings and rice, or pick a noodle lunch set ($98) which includes a starter of spring rolls and either the Laksa, Tom Yum or Vietnamese noodles with a drink and Coconut Sago dessert!
Lotus, 5 Staunton St, SoHo, Hong Kong, 2543 6290
On the search for something quick, cheap and tasty? Wang Fu has it all! Its lunch dishes include a variety of dumplings, noodles and rice for below $60 per person – making a great value for price and bound to leave you feeling satisfied!
Wang Fu, 65 Wellington Street, SoHo, 2121 8006
Thanks also to Mashal Mushtaq for her contribution to this article.