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:
Check here to see the latest new openings in Hot New Tables for the month of October!
When the world’s first Michelin-starred ramen shop opened up in Causeway Bay back in May, we couldn’t wait to try its renowned ramen. Now that Tsuta is opening a second branch in Harbour City, we’re even more excited. Set to open on Sunday, 24 September, the new location will also be serving up a new and exclusive “Miso Soba” and we can’t wait to try it! Better start queuing now, girls.
Tsuta, Shop 2, G/F, Vpoint, 18 Tang Lung Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, 3188 2639
Tsuta, Shop G111, Gateway, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 3188 2748, www.facebook.com/TsutaHongKong
Ready to satisfy that sweet tooth? One of our beloved Hong Kong cake companies has finally opened it’s very own venue in Wong Chuk Hang! The mum and son duo (he was just 12 years old when he began!) actually baked for the Sassy Christmas Party back in 2012 – so we can fully vouch for these decadent creations. The new location is a vast space, featuring everything from a commercial kitchen to a multipurpose event and dining space. Perfect for parties, classes and events! Its grand opening will be on Saturday, 14 October.
Baking Manic, 5C, Kwai Bo Industrial Building, 40 Wong Chuk Hang Road, www.bakingmaniac.me/home
Famed chef Jamie Oliver has opened Jaime’s Italian in TST in the hopes of bringing fresh, healthy meals to the Kowloon (its first restaurant is in Causeway Bay). It has an outdoor terrace for al fresco dining, and the food here is rustic Italian fare. Featuring brunch, express lunches ($98 for two courses!), dinner, sides and desserts, the options include pizza, pasta (including the famous Prawn Linguine), burgers, steaks, salads and more, there is something on the menu here for everyone.
Jamie’s Italian, Tsim Sha Tsui, Shop 412, Level 4, Ocean Centre, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Urban Coffee Roaster at C-Dou
With two shops in Kowloon this cafe has now set foot in Sheung Wan and offers mouth-watering dishes such as Muesli with Fresh Fruit and Yogurt ($68), Beetroot Salad with Goat Cheese Mousse and Walnut Crumble ($88) and Chicken Breast with Avocado and Quinoa Salad ($98).
Urban Coffee Roaster at C-Dou, G/F, 4 Pound Lane, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Special Menus and Offers
Black Sheep Restaurants
Happy 5th Birthday, Black Sheep! But instead of receiving, Black Sheep Restaurants will be giving – and we’re talking some incredible prizes every Tuesday in October. Just sign up to its newsletter The Herd and win a chance to receive: a five-month seasonal wine subscription curated by its Master Sommelier; private cocktail making class for you and seven friends Upstairs at BELON; dinner for two at Osteria Marzia with an overnight stay at The Fleming; flights to Bangkok and dinner for two at Soul Food Mahanakorn; flights for two to Naples to enjoy pizza in the birthplace of Motorino. Win-win!
For Posto Pubblico’s 8th birthday, we’re invited to celebrate with the restaurant’s time-tested classics. Head over on Thursday, 16 November to make the most of it. Posto’s menu comprises old family recipes we just keep going back for. Get ready for fresh, local, organic produce, such as the Homemade Burrata with Local Organic Tomatoes, Rigatoni Pubblico and Chicken Parmigiana. Oh, and don’t forget, Posto does a great all-you-can-drink deal every evening – yes, the rumours are true, it’s unlimited wine for $139.
Posto Pubblico, 28 Elgin Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2577 7160, www.postopubblico.com
For four months only, the Greater China Club is serving up hairy crab and white truffle cooked with a Cantonese touch. Headed by Michelin-trained Chef Chan Wai-Teng, switch up your typical dim sum order with the Steam Hairy Crab Roe Dumpling in Shanghainese Style ($68), Pan-fried Hairy Crab Roe Buns with Vegetables and Minced Pork ($63) or Shrimp Dumplings with Hairy Crab Roe in Superior Soup ($73). Mains include Chilled Hairy Crab Roe Jelly with Black Vinegar ($138) and Sautéed Prawn with Hairy Crab Roe ($258). Old favourites are also upgraded with a touch of white truffle. Keep an eye out for the Scrambled Egg Whites with Scallops Served with White Truffle ($428 per person), Rice with Fresh Crab Claw and Spring Onion Served with White Truffle ($429 per person) and Sautéed Lobster Fillet with Egg White Served with White Truffle ($1,888). But hurry because the crab is only around until 31 October!
Greater China Club, D2 Place, Lai Chi Kok, 9 Cheung Yee Street, Cheung Sha Wan, Kowloon, www.greaterchinaclub.com
STUDIO has just launched a brand-new food and cocktail menu. The chic space is offering us a list of mouth-watering dishes, all designed to be paired with the handcrafted cocktails inspired by Absolut Elyx. Plus there’s often fabulous live music on Friday’s and Saturdays, so check it out.
STUDIO CLUB, 1st Floor On Hing Building 1 On Hing Terrace, Central District, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/studioclubhk
Guest Chef Paul Greening is bringing experimental Japanese food to Hong Kong! Expect his experimental dishes, available exclusively until Saturday, 25 November. Chef Greening’s creative style is sparked by his background in microbiology, so he makes use of ingredients that are largely untapped. Guests can now discover his dishes as part of a limited edition bento set at Armani/aqua for HK$428, and an exclusive three course set at aqua for $508.
Armani/Aqua, 2/F, Landmark Chater (Chater House), 8 Connaught Road Central, Hong Kong, 3583 2828, www.armani-aqua.com
aqua, 1 Peking Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, www.aqua.com.hk
Celebrate Lawry’s The Prime Rib’s 11th anniversary with its specially curated Anniversary Savoury Journey (around the world!) Set Dinner. Available through 30 November, the dinner features its famed roasted 10oz USDA Prime Rib Lawry Cut served with six different sauces inspired by six different cities. A nod towards its global branches, sauces include Black Pepper (Hong Kong), Wasabi Soy Sauce (Japan), Korean-style Red Chilli (Korea), Singapore-style Curry (Singapore), Taiwanese Sesame Soy Sauce (Taiwan) and its staple Beef au jus (US) collected straight from roasting the Prime Rib.
Lawry’s The Prime Rib, Shop 201, 2/F, Hutchison House, 10 Harcourt Road, Central, Hong Kong, www.lawrys.com.hk
Brace yourselves for a hot, new dinner buffet spot in town! Offering a seafood feast, Cafe 8 Degrees features dishes from all over the world for you to devour until 10 December. Its must-try selections include fresh French Oysters, Alaskan Crab Legs, an assortment of high-quality sushi/sashimi and more. If you were born in October, November or December, you’re a lucky champ as Cafe 8 Degrees will treat you with a 50% off on your buffet as well as a complimentary cake (um, yes please?!).
Cafe 8 Degrees, G/F, Harbour Plaza 8 Degrees, 199 Kowloon City Road, To Kwa Wan, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2126 1960, http://www.harbour-plaza.com/8degrees/Dining-Cafe-8-Degrees-en.htm
Are you a chilli fanatic that loves trying succulent sauces from around the world? You’re in for a treat this winter, as City Garden Hotel’s Chinese restaurant YUÈ introduces an innovative Cantonese cuisine bringing you a series of creative spicy dishes from its special Chilli Menu. Don’t worry if you absolutely can’t handle spicy food at all, exemplary Chef Lai has got your back (or tongue?) with milder dishes such as the Lobster Terrine ($168) or the Braised Pork Belly ($185). Though if you’re feeling brave, do try the Steamed Cod Fish ($280) for an unforgettable relish.
YUÈ, City Garden Hotel, 9 City Garden Road, North Point, Hong Kong, 2887 2888, www.citygarden.com.hk
Unique and innovative, ZERO is named after its dining concept where guests can literally start from ‘zero’ and build their own dishes (pizzas and sundaes… yes please?!) using a combination of various ingredients and toppings. Although it adheres to an Italian culinary tradition, Zero hopes to provide its customers with new and distinct tastes from around the world. This time, it brings back Okinawa-inspired treats with a Japanese cuisine from this month onwards until the last day of this year, with dishes such as its Chicken Drumsticks Shioyaki with Smoked Shishito ($88) and Wagyu Beef Tongue with Soba ($138). Step back from the ordinary sushi for a while, bring a friend who loves all kinds of Asian delicacies, and indulge yourself in a true Japanese experience with ZERO.
ZERO, 12/F, Langham Place, Mong Kok, Hong Kong, 2918 1234, www.cafedecogroup.com
Opt for an authentic taste of old Hong Kong and join MinMinDim for its first pop-up store on the island. At Cityplaza from 19 September to 3 December, MinMinDim with be dishing out traditional HK street food in a special collaboration with TREATS. Famous for its street-cart noodles, exclusive dishes such as Traditional Spicy Cart Stir Noodles and the October special, “Sweating Imperial Feast,” will be available for a limited time and amount each month! So hurry and head on over for a HK throwback. Looking for a quick bite? Don’t miss the Charcoal Shrimp Toast and Crispy Bean Curd Roll with Fish Paste.
Cityplaza TREATS (Food Hall), Shop 255, 2/F, 18 Taikoo Shing Road, Taikoo Shing, Hong Kong, www.cityplaza.com/en/dining/TREATS
One of our favourite banh mi spots in the city, Le Petit Saigon, has just launched its new happy hour! Head down to Star Street and enjoy half a Banh Mi Thi, plus an ice-cold Saigon Special beer for just $58. Saigon Mi happy hour is available now, every day, from 5pm to 7pm.
Le Petit Saigon, 16 Wing Fung Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, www.legarconsaigon.com/le-petit-saigon/
Make sure to check out Mimosas to Martinis to find out all the latest drink specials and happy hours this month