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:
Just opened up on the popular St. Francis Street in Wan Chai, this cool new eatery promises to serve up delights inspired by the Middle East. Accompanied by a unique wine selection, the restaurant is tempting us in with dishes such as Hummus with Chickpea and Lamb Neck Ragu ($80) and Spring Lamb and Beef Kafta, Grilled Onion and Tahini ($160). Watch this space for more info to come…
FRANCIS, G/F, 4 & 6, St. Francis Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, www.francis.com.hk
Fancy trying something new? If you’re seeking comfort food with a modern twist and a hint of indulgence, look no further than Amber’s Table! Featuring both Asian and Western favourites, the menu at this new Whampoa restaurant will take you all over the world. There truly is something for everyone: the Hainanese Chicken Rice looks like a winner, and the specially imported Italian pasta machine promises some seriously good Italian fare.
Amber’s Table, Shop G27, Pebbles World Site 3, Wonderful Worlds of Whampoa, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/AMBERSTABLEHongKong
The all-star culinary team at the newly opened FUMI is on a mission to bring a taste of authentic Japan to its guests. Check out the omakase menu if you are feeling extra adventurous – your meal will be handpicked by FUMI’s culinary experts, based on the ingredients delivered to them that morning! The contemporary Japanese eatery also offers seasonally updated kaiseki menus, featuring delicately crafted dishes that showcase a variety of cooking skills and techniques. A-la-carte dishes include the Prime Sea Urchin Sushi Trio and Miyazaki Beef Tenderloin Tartar.
FUMI, 6/F, California Tower, 30-36 D’Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Hong Kong, 2328 3302, www.fumihk.com
Popularly known for its unconventional desserts and bespoke creations, VIVE is a local cake boutique that is paving its way to a new location in Central. To celebrate the opening of this pastel haven, a new assortment of three petite cakes will be offered to all its sweet-tooth customers. These include Pastel Lovers, Bee Happy, a dessert made from Manuka honey, Butterfly Pea Flower, a vanilla sponge cake, and Rose Penelope, which is topped with a 3D diamond! Or, you could just opt to try the signature Uni-cone cake, which is no less instagrammable!
VIVE, Shop 3, 1/F, H Queen’s, 80 Queens Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, 9602 2869, www.vive.hk
Special Menus and Offers
There’s nothing better than having your food cooked by a world-class chef who’s known for his authentic roots! Maison Libanaise, our neighbourhood Middle-Eastern fave, welcomes renowned Lebanese chef, Jad Youssef, to introduce flavourful new dishes onto its popular menu. One of the new dishes is the Sawda Djej ($108), a traditional Beirut dish, made of chicken liver in pomegranate molasses. Guests can also indulge in the vegetable Moussaka ($148), a warm mix of baked eggplant, feta, and chickpeas in cumin; or the Mashawi platter ($338), consisting of chargrilled meats.
Maison Libanaise, 10 Shelley Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2111 2284, www.maisonlibanaise.com.hk
Lobster fans, rejoice! Sink your claws into F.A.B.’s Boston Lobster Night and feast on various foodie delights, from a classic lobster bisque to lobster pasta and more. Running tonight, from 6pm until late, you’d best be prepared to work up an appetite before you go!
F.A.B., G/F, 30 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong, www.french-creations.com/fab
The Great Pizza Bake Off
Back for its second edition, The Great Pizza Bake Off is returning to the 852 on Monday, 29 January and Sassy is getting involved! Battling it out to see who comes out on top, media personal from across Hong Kong will go head to head with chefs and bar professionals to create the most sought after pizza. Each dish will be available for two weeks at Mercato in California Tower, with the competition ending on Sunday, 6 May. Stay tuned for a Sassy pizza coming to you in March!
Mercato, 8/F, California Tower, 32 D’Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central, Hong Kong, www.mercato-international.com
Looking to eat a little lighter after the festive season? Perfect for vegans and health-conscious foodies alike, Green Common is the first location outside of America to launch and cook with JUST Scramble. Made from the humble mung bean, this revolutionary egg replacement is free from cholesterol and antibiotics. This innovative alternative is good for you and good for the environment, so head over to Green Common and dig into some seriously clean eats!
Green Common, Nan Fung Place, Shop 1, 1/F, Nan Fung Place, 173 Des Voeux Road, Central, Hong Kong, www.greencommon.com
Lunch and Brunch Specials
Get ready, there’s a new brunch in town and this one is for the carnivores. We raved about new SoHo spot MEATS a few months back when it first opened its door, so we are super excited to try out its new brunch menu. Available on weekends and public holidays, from 12pm to 5:30pm, the menu includes The Works ($160), served with crispy smoked pork belly, jalapeño sausage, a slow cooked egg, ugly potatoes and homemade béarnaise sauce, along with sweet treats such as the Bananas and Waffles ($120), served with popcorn, peanut butter, ice-cream and a chocolate caramel sauce. Dishes can be ordered a la carte, or we recommend going for the Set Brunch menu, which includes two starters, one main, one side, one dessert and either a beer or a glass of wine for $290 per person.
MEATS, G /F 28 – 30, Staunton Street, SoHo, Hong Kong, www.piratameats.hk
A decent Sunday roast can be hard to come by, so you’ll all be pleased to know that there’s now a new one in town! Available every Sunday from 12pm to 3pm, the fabulous Sunday lunch that Gough’s on Gough is serving up includes a selection of fresh and sustainably sourced seafood to start, followed by the main event – Roast Sirloin of Devonshire Beef with sides of Yorkshire puddings, crispy roast potatoes and charred vegetables. Non-beef eaters can opt for seasonal whole fish, or home made gnocchi instead, but no one will want to miss out on the desserts, which include homemade ice cream, Steamed Treacle Sponge and Dark Chocolate Caramel Mousse. The lunch is priced at $498 per person, with free-flow house beers, wines, Bloody Marys and fruity Pimm’s available for an additional $248.
Gough’s on Gough, 15 Gough Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.goughsongough.com