It’s Turkey Time
You don’t have to be American to appreciate the appeal of roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy and stuffing. Even in Hong Kong, we are spoiled for choice when it comes to Thanksgiving turkey options. Whether you are keen to roast your own, dine out or order in, we’ve rounded up all of the best options. We’ve got a lot to be thankful for this year!
Go all out Americana this Thanksgiving and get yourselves down to The Diner to enjoy their 50s-style decor and tunes whilst dining on your turkey dinner. Start off with butternut squash soup with sage & parmesan croutons, tuck into your turkey with sides of cornbread stuffing and creamed corn and end on a sweet note with pecan pie… lip-smacking stuff!
When: Thursday, 23 November, 7pm and 9pm sittings
Where: The Diner, G/F, 4 Arbuthnot Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $349 per person – includes a three-course meal and drink. Email [email protected] for further enquiries.
We are drooling just reading Stone Nullah Tavern’s Thanksgiving options. The southern style offerings include fried turkey, biscuits with chili honey butter, pulled pork mac n’ cheese and apple and cheddar stuffing. If you have a crowd of 6 or more, you can opt for their pre-ordered takeaway options. Book ahead to avoid disappointment!
When: Monday, 20 November to Sunday, 26 November
Where: Stone Nullah Tavern, G/F, 69 Stone Nullah Lane, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How much: Thanksgiving Dinner (dine in) $548 per person (+ 10% service charge) and free-flow options start at $198 for two hours. Thanksgiving Pre-Order Take-Away Turkey Dinner for 6 or above HK$2,899
The tasty menu at this beachside resto includes a free-range Hunter Valley Turkey with Achiote Marinade (semi deboned), mashed potatoes with cumin and dry mango, roasted carrots with palm sugar and fresh thyme, turkey gravy and a passion fruit & caramelised pineapple tart. If you pre-order from 17 November to 23 November, you’ll be treated to an early bird discount of 20% off (Thanksgiving only)!
When: 23 November to 26 December
Where: Limewood, The Pulse, Shop 103; 104 G/F – 28 Beach Road, Repulse Bay, Hong Kong
How much: $1580 (for four to six people); Wine pairing $570-$910 (dine in); $350 – $580 (take away)
If there is one thing Americans love, it’s a buffet. Why agonise over deciding between turkey, pork shoulder, or brisket when you can have all three? Commissary doesn’t stop there – you can also pile on the mac and cheese, corn bread, biscuits, and even chicken and waffles! Desserts include pies, puddings, and brownies. The restaurant also has vegetarian options that won’t make you feel like you are missing out.
When: Thanksgiving dinner is served on Thursday, 23 November, from 6pm onwards. Bookings can be made either on Ticketflap, or by calling 2602 0707
Where: Commissary, Level 4, Pacific Place, Admiralty, Hong Kong
How much: $388 per person, with an optional three-hours of free-flow drinks for an additional $198.
Southern food not your thing? Jinjuu caught our eye with its Korean twist on classic turkey. If you are a fan of its whole Korean fried chicken, you’ll want to try the fried/roasted/stir-fried turkey. Yes, you read that right! The breast meat is glazed with doenjang and roasted, the legs are pressure-fried, and the wings are soy glazed and deep-fried!
When: Monday, 20 November to Sunday, 26 November. Bookings must be made at least 48 hours in advance.
Where: Jinjuu, UG, California Tower, 32 D’Aguilar Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $595 per guest for the Thanksgiving Set Menu, $988 for the special turkey menu (serves 4)
If Thanksgiving lunch is more your style, check out Wolfgang’s Steakhouse. They are offering a full-on meal of smoked salmon, pumpkin butternut soup, sous vide turkey, or dry aged rib eye (tradition be damned), complete with sides and a pecan pie to finish. You might need a nap after, but it sounds worth it to us!
When: Wednesday, 2 November to Friday, 24 November during lunch and dinner service
Where: Wolfgang’s Steakhouse, 1/F, Printing House, 6 Duddell Street, Central, Hong Kong, 3990 1646
How much: $588, per person (plus a 10% service charge)
Whether you are hosting family or friends you can’t go wrong with the classics. Lily & Bloom is offering a whole American heritage turkey with gravy, sausage and sage stuffing (the best kind, in our opinion!), cranberry sauce, brussel sprouts with bacon… you get the idea. It’s as close to family dinner at our parents’ house as we can get.
When: Thanksgiving delivery orders are available between Monday, 20 November and Saturday, 30 December.
Where: Lily & Bloom, 5 – 6F, LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, call 2810 6166 to order.
How much: $2,250 for take away (serves up to 6), $2,560 eat in (for up to 6 guests)
If you are looking to host a five-star meal in the comfort of your own apartment, the Mandarin Oriental should be at the top of your list. Choose between a 7kg or 10kg turkey accompanied by the traditional stuffing, roasted pumpkin, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, giblet gravy, and either a classic pumpkin pie or a salted butter pecan pie. Feeling rebellious? Skip the turkey and opt for a honey glazed ham instead.
When: Thanksgiving delivery orders are available until Monday, 20 November 2017, and have to be placed 72 hours in advance.
Where: Click here for the order form and for more information, please contact The Mandarin Cake Shop at 2825 4008, or email [email protected].
How much: Prices range from $2,888 to $3,988 with an additional charge for delivery.
Not a baker? Last year we relied on Burger Circus for pumpkin pie and we are still thinking about how good it was. You can order for delivery, pick up ($188), or opt to eat in and order by the slice with a scoop of homemade ice cream ($58). The restaurant will also be serving up a pumpkin spice milkshakes ($78)!
When: Throughout November – pies must be pre-ordered 48 hours in advance through [email protected] or call 2878 7787.
Where: Burger Circus, 22 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $188 for a 9-inch pie
Famous for its Southern style smoked meats, CRFT-PIT don’t disappoint when it comes to delivering turkeys! Theses bad-boys are brined overnight and then smoked, before getting cooked until juicy and tender. The addition of the special home-made rub adds to the smoky flavour, while giving just a little hint of heat – delicious!
When: Orders must be placed by Friday, 20 November
Where: CRFT-PIT, Unit 2, 3/F, Harbour Industrial Center, 10 Lee Hing Street, Ap Lei Chau, Hong Kong
How much: $1,988 (serves 6). To order, email [email protected]. The order form and menu can be found here!
Having a tonne of people over? Main St. Deli’s combo can serve either 6-10 or up to 20 people. They’ll deliver the turkey and classic sides in an impressive carton box. The combo includes a delicious pumpkin soup, stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce and sweet potatoes that will make you consider skipping the traditional mash. Choose from pumpkin cheesecake, pecan and cherry pie, or Christmas pudding for dessert. You can also opt to have them pre-slice the turkey, which, depending on your carving skills, just might save the day.
When: Place your order now until 31 December. Get a 10% off early bird offer for placing your order by 15 November. Order form here.
Where: Main St. Deli, The Langham Hong Kong, 8 Peking Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
How much: $2,138 for 6-10 people, $3,588 for 16-20 people. Additional sides and servings available at an additional charge. You might want to add on an order of gravy and stuffing!
Rather have the whole thing catered? Check out our guide to Hong Kong’s best catering companies.
Cook Your Own
Short on time but really want to cook your own bird? Bones & Blades’ KellyBronze turkey cooks within 2 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 get your stuffing in store – fingers crossed it involves Bones & Blades’ amazing sausage!
When: Pre-order your bird from September to November by calling 2517 4266 or emailing [email protected]. There are limited stocks, so first come, first served!
Where: Bones & Blades, 1 Second Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong
How much: $1,299 (a deposit of $600 is required upon placing your order).
Feather & Bone is our pick if you are cooking for a crowd this year. The free-range, whole turkey feeds 8 to 10 people and you can order online for easy delivery!
When: Thanksgiving delivery orders will be taken between Monday, 20 November and Friday, 24 November 2017.
Where: Click here to order online, or visit Feather & Bone locations across Hong Kong.
How much: $1,000 for a 4 to 5kg bird.
If you’re a planner and have the freezer space, Pacific Gourmet’s Australian frozen whole turkey will make sure you’re set for Thanksgiving. If, like us, you can’t spare the freezer space, you can also order the birds defrosted. As an added bonus, it comes with a self-basting marinade so you can spend less time with your face in the oven!
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