3 January, 2019
Eat & Drink

What’s New in the 852: Gough’s on Gough’s New Roast, Tea-Inspired Dishes at Dim Sum Library and more

3 January, 2019

Looking for promos, deals and brand new meals? We’ve done the legwork and rounded up everything to eat this month.

It can be a tricky task keeping up with our ever-changing culinary landscape, but we want to make sure you’re 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. To help you find what you’re looking for, click on the handy sections below to take you straight there:

New Restaurants
Special Menus and Offers
Lunch and Brunch Specials

New Restaurants


Not strictly a new restaurant, but news of this bulk food and sustainable lifestyle store in K-Town has us excited. As well as offering up whole food groceries (including everything from non-dairy milks, snacks, sweets, rice, pasta and more!), Slowood stocks body, hair and health products and a huge range of home and cookware.

Slowood, Shop 1-3, G/F, The Hudson, 11 Davis Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, www.slowood.hk

Catch up on all the new restaurants that opened last month here, and watch this space for our January Hot New Tables coming soon!

Special Menus and Offers

whats new in the 852 dim sum library

Dim Sum Library

Found in Pacific Place, we love Dim Sum Library for its fresh take on Dim Sum, and this month its bringing us a range of new dishes all inspired by the heritage of yum cha and the tradition of Chinese teas. Available until Thursday, 28 February, the new menu features items such as steamed xiao long bao with chrysanthemum flower ($58 for three), baked rose scented seabass ($338) and jasmine tea smoked pigeon ($198). And for those with a sweet tooth, make sure to try the jasmine tea pudding ($58), along with the indulgent chocolate milk tea bao – filled with sweet milk tea and warm chocolate fondant ($62 for two). 

Dim Sum Library, 124/Level 1, Pacific Place, Admiralty, Hong Kong, www.dimsumlibrary.com.hk

JIA Group Restaurants

If you’re dining out this month, you may want to make a beeline for JIA Group Restaurants, as each and every one is offering a fab CNY promotion. Including Hong Kong faves such as Duddell’s, Chachawan, Potato Head and 208 Duecento Otto, when you dine at any of these restos this month, and spend over $888, you will receive a special lai see packet. Inside, diners can find gift vouchers ranging from 10%, to a huge 50% off at all JIA bars and restaurants, which can be redeemed any time in February.

JIA Group Restaurants, www.jiagroup.co

HAKU x Central

Standing at number six on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list, Central in Lima is joining forces with Hong Kong’s own HAKU for one night only this month. On Saturday, 19 January, diners can book in for an exclusive collaboration between Chef Agustin Balbi of HAKU and Chef Virgilio Martínez and Chef Pia León of Central, which will showcase signature dishes from both restaurants. Priced at $2,480 per person, the eight-course menu will feature dishes such as Wild Cod, Kristal Caviar, Sake (HAKU), Native roots, Amazonian Duck with intense broth, Wild Passion Fruit (Central) and Yuzu, White Chocolate Foam, Granite (HAKU), amongst many other delights.

HAKU, Shop OT G04B, Ground Floor, Ocean Terminal, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, www.facebook.com/hakuhongkong

Hoi King Heen whats new 852

Hoi King Heen

Chinese New Year is just around the corner, so to get ready for the Year of the Pig, Hoi King Heen and Executive Chef Leung Fai Hung are bringing us some brand new dishes. Available from 21 January until 19 February, the new “lucky” dishes include Wok-fried Lobster with Fresh Green Paper and Water Lily Bud and Pan-fried Mandarin Fish Fillet with Crispy Cereal.

Hoi King Heen, Level B2, InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong, 70 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong, www.hongkong.intercontinental.com

Ebisoba Ichigen

The temperature’s have been a little chilly in the 852 this week, so what better way is there to warm up than a delicious steaming bowl of ramen? Known as Hokkaido’s Number One Ramen Shop, and with two branches in Hong Kong, Ebisoba Ichigen has just launched its brand-new Spicy Miso Ebisoba, that is sure to tempt in hungry diners. Made using the restaurant’s signature shrimp and pork bone broth, the dish is given a spicy kick with the addition of the Homemade Spicy Miso, before noodles are added in to the mix, and it is topped with sliced BBQ pork, a half-boiled egg, spring onions, crispy homemade sweet shrimp-flavored tempura bits and sweet shrimp powder.

Ebisoba Ichigen, Shop OT G59, Ocean Terminal, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Ebisoba Ichigen, Shop B, 119 Queen’s Road East, Wanchai, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/ichigenhk

Lunch and Brunch Specials

Gough’s on Gough

We’ve long been fans of Gough’s on Gough’s high-quality British fare, and think that its Sunday Roast is one of the best in the city, but the weekend offering has had a recent revamp. Helmed by newly joined Executive Chef Cary Docherty, the all-new Sunday Roast is now priced at $398 and is available all day from 12pm to 7:30pm on Sundays. Along with classic offerings for mains that include Roast Rib of Hereford Beef, Roast Loin of Dingley Dell Pork and Roast Leg of Lake District Lamb (served with all the trimmings!), the menu has also gone retro with a Prawn Cocktail appetiser. The meal is wrapped up in traditional style with sweets that include Pear Trifle, Apple Crumble and a British cheese spread of Colston Basset Stilton served with grapes, figs, celery and oat crackers. The menu may only be available on Sundays, but if you’re not ready to bid farewell to the weekend just yet, guests can add on an additional free-flow drinks package starting from $268. The perfect cure for our January blues. 

Gough’s on Gough, 15 Gough Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.goughsongough.com

Daarukhana whats new in the 852


We’re always looking for a good lunch to see us through the day, and Daarukhana’s new weekday chef’s special set lunch menu ($138) has caught our attention. Featuring a small plate, main course, accompaniments, an optional dessert (plus $18), and a complimentary soft drink, it’s sure to keep you satisfied until dinner. In keeping with its contemporary Indian cuisine, during lunch diners can enjoy dishes such as the signature Shakarkandi and Papdi Chaat, a unique Chilean Sea Bass Moilee and accompaniments such as Roasted Papadum, Black Dairy Daal, and a choice between Naan, Roti, and Lachha Paratha Breads.

Daarukhana, G/F & 1/F, Tai Yip Building, 141 Thomson Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, www.daarukhana.com


Featured image courtesy of Gough’s on Gough, image 1 courtesy of Dim Sum Library, image 2 courtesy of  Hoi Keen Heen, image 3 courtesy of Daarukhana

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