Promos, Deals and New Places To Eat
In keeping up with our ever-changing culinary landscape, 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 because we want you to find what you’re looking for, click on the handy sections below to take you straight there:
Now open, Popinjays is the latest F&B outlet to open in the much-hyped The Murray, Hong Kong. Set on the top floor of the hotel, the rooftop restaurant, bar and terrace is now serving a modern European-inspired menu, along with plenty of drinks. A popular spot is sure to be the restaurants 420-square-metre wrap-around terrace, complete with inviting lounge chairs and comfortable couches. Another sure-fire hit is the ‘Birds of a Feather’. Available every Friday and Saturday night (for a minimum of four guests), diners can enjoy a selection of shared dishes and free-flow cocktails.
Popinjays, 25/F, The Murray, Hong Kong, 22 Cotton Tree Drive, Central, Hong Kong, www.niccolohotels.com
Opening on Wellington Street last week (to huge queues snaking down the road), comes Hong Kong’s newest Pho restaurant. Helmed by columnist and food critic, Chua Lam, the restaurant’s signature dish is its Special Beef Pho – described as “a bowl pho to remember”, and one that is already being labelled as the best in Hong Kong – along with other delights on the menu including fried spring rolls, banh mi and more.
Chua Lam’s Pho, UG/F, 15-25 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/ChuaLamsPho
Check out all the newest openings and restaurant news for this month here!
Special Menus and Offers
Lovers of Vietnamese brasserie, Le Garçon Saigon, get ready, as this month the restaurant is putting on a very special dinner, for two nights only. Taking place on Tuesday, 17 and Wednesday, 18 July, the evenings see the coming together of a duo of Australian-Vietnamese chefs; Le Garçon Saigon’s Bao La and Thi Le, of Melbourne’s Anchovy. The collaborative menu is set to bring together both chef’s experiences in modern Australian and Asian cooking, with dishes featured such as Lemongrass Lamb Skewers, Pickled Jalapeno Nuoc Mam; Stir-fried Mud Crab with Pepperberry and Curry Leaf; Smoked Coconut Ice Cream, Caramelised Peanuts and more. The set menu is priced at $428 per person, plus an additional $288 for wine pairing, reservations are recommended, so book your spot by emailing email@example.com.
Le Garcon Saigon, 12-14 Wing Fung Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, www.legarconsaigon.com
If you’re a lover of beef and want to get your hands on a (free-flow) selection of some of the best going, then you’re going to want to book in for a dinner with Rhoda on Wednesday, 18 July. Partnering with South American Meat experts, De La Valley, Rhoda will be treating guests to an all you can eat Argentinian Meat feast, cooked on an open-fire (priced at $498 per person). No stranger to meaty feasts, the dinner will serve as the July spin off of the restaurant’s popular monthly spread, ‘The Whole Hog’ – a conscious and cool take on the traditional roast. Guests can also opt to enjoy two hours of free-flow HK Yau craft beers, for an additional $250 per person, which will include offerings such as New Kong Wheat, Times Square Lager and Underground Pale Ale. Don’t miss out and book your spot here!
Rhoda, 345 Des Voeux Road West, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, www.rhoda.hk
Wan Chai burger joint, Honbo, is already a regular of ours, but with its two new summer burger specials, it’s more tempting than ever. First up is the Sichuan Mala Fried Chicken Burger with Pickled Okra and Fresh Cucumber. As a collaboration between Honbo and Sichuan chilli oil experts The Good Taste, you can be sure it’s going to bring plenty of flavor (and heat!). The second spicy special comes in the form of the Thick-Cut Bacon Burger with Spicy Peanut Sauce – a dish inspired by the much-loved flavours of classic Dan Dan noodles, which is sure to be an instant crowd favourite. The bacon is sourced from famed smokehouse and meat specialists CRFT_PIT in Ap Lei Chau – another collaboration between the burger resto and a local artisan that’s sure to pay off.
Honbo, 7 Sun Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, www.honbo.hk
Summer may still be in full spring outside, but our minds are already on the cooler months with news of Gaucho’s new Sunday night roast! Available now, the menu is priced at $299 per person and served up only on Sundays from 6pm to 10pm. If in the mood for beef, diners can choose between the Bife de Ancho or the Bife de Chorizo, alternatively there is also the likes of Spatchcock Chicken, Sea Bass Fillet and Confit Pork Belly to enjoy. Whatever you go for, all roasts will be served with traditional accompaniments, including roasted potatoes, carrots, parsnips, and a homemade Yorkshire pudding.
Gaucho, 5th Floor, LHT Tower, 31 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong, www.gauchorestaurants.com
Wondering how to make a big, juicy steak even better? Morton’s are giving us the answer and bringing back its show-stopping surf and turf special for a limited time only. The special is priced at $1,588, and features the very best of both land and sea, with the indulgent combination of a 34-ounce USDA Prime Côte de Bœuf, along with a succulent 2-pound Lobster. Due to the high price-tag, it’s definitely a dinner to treat yourself to, but quality is guaranteed with the steaks being expertly aged for 21 to 35 days, before being cooked to perfection, and the whole Boston lobsters are flown in fresh each day. The special is available from now until the end of August, and if it sounds like just a bit too much for one meal, each item can be enjoyed separately at a la carte prices.
Morton’s The Steakhouse, The Sheraton Hotel Hong Kong, 4/F, 20 Nathan Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong, www.mortons.com
Over the last few months IMPOSSIBLE® foods has been taking the city by storm. Following in the footsteps of plant-based meat alternatives such as the Beyond Burgers, the vegan product is now available in the likes of Beef & Liberty, Jinjuu, Little Bao and more, and has just added a new restaurant to the list. Joining forces with Cali-Mex Bar & Grill, IMPOSSIBLE® is now available in all Cali-Mex’s classic items, including Tacos, Quesadillas, Nachos, Burritos, Enchiladas and Mexican Lasagna! Seasoned and cooked the same way as Cali-Mex’s original beef filling, diners just need to pay an additional $20 to taste the plant-based meat, Cali-Mex style at Cali-Mex Bar & Grill locations in LKF, Sai Ying Pun and TST!
Lunch and Brunch Specials
Found in the heart of Wong Chuk Hang, Komune is the perfect spot for all-day dining in the neighbourhood, and its lunch menu has just had a seasonal makeover! Ideal for those that live or work in the area, the Lunchtime Set Menu is priced at $148 per person (including a soft drink) features new dishes such as Ham Croquettes, Rainbow Taco, Komune Fried Chicken and McCroque, plus refreshing options such as Cold Watermelon and Tomato Soup. Fancy sticking around a while and enjoying Komune’s gorgeous terrace? Try out Komune’s trio of dessert newcomers (all $65) that includes Baba with cream, Tapioca Pudding and a Cheesecake Soufflé.
Komune, 64 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong, www.komune.com.hk
Updating it’s popular Korean style brunch, Jinjuu has added fresh new dishes to its weekend offering this month. The New Korean BBQ Brunch is priced at $388 per person and begins with Korean starters such as Jack Daniels Cured Smoked Salmon, Korean Fried Chicken Pops, Steamed Mushroom Mandoo and Glazed Tempura Cauliflowers, before moving onto BBQ mains of Bulgolgi-marinated beef, free-range chicken thigh, Thai gulf prawns and vegetable skewers specially grilled by the restaurant’s chef. Guests can also their BBQ brunch with two-hours of free-flow drinks for $188 per person, which includes Korean beer, white, red and sparkling wines, cocktails and Korean teas.
Jinjuu, UG/F, 32 D’aguilar Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.jinjuu.com.hk
Featured image courtesy of Le Garcon Saigon. Image #1 courtesy of Popinjays, image #2 courtesy of Rhoda, image #3 courtesy of Gaucho, image #4 courtesy of Komune.