Promos, Deals and New Places To Eat
In keeping up with our ever-changing culinary landscape, we want to keep you notified of all the new lunch specials, menu items and drink deals 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:
Pirata Group’s newest restaurant, MEATS, will be opening next month. Touted as the “the no service-charge, no reservation meat bar where you can roll up your sleeves and dig into a tender, juicy and satisfying feast with friends,” it sounds like a carnivore’s delight. So keep checking back at Sassy for an updated review, coming soon! (See the Pop Ups section for a sneak peek through Thursday, 21 September)
MEATS, GF 28 – 30, Staunton Street, Soho, Central, Hong Kong www.facebook.com/meatshk
This pastry shop popped up in our Sheung Wan neighbourhood almost overnight, and the items on hand had us drooling. Some of the Sassy girls just had to try the egg tarts. The verdict? De-lish! The pastry is flaky and the egg custard perfectly set… #thatwobbletho. For just $10 a pop, these are good value as they are a bit bigger than traditional egg tarts and not too sweet. Perfect.
Queen Sophie, Shop 5, BAsement, Kai Fung Mansion, 2-24 Jervois Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/queensophiehk
Flight Club Grab ‘n’ Go
Travelers passing through Hong Kong airport, your options for eating healthy just got better! The newest eatery to hit HK airport is Flight Club Grab ‘n’ Go, and it’s offering quick, healthy menu options, such as Curry of the Day served with Artisanal Bread for $68 or Moroccan-style Chicken Sandwich for $58, and cold-pressed juices. Diners have the option to take away or eat in.
Flight Club Grab ‘n’ Go, Level 5, Arrivals Hall B, Terminal 1, Hong Kong International Airport
Special Menus and Offers
Big Bay Café
Looking for sustainable seafood? Check out the Big Bay Café at Kerry Hotel Hong Kong, before Sunday, 24 September for a selection that truly does the 852 proud! This new hotel (check out our September giveaway to win a two-night stay and more!) will be presenting healthy and sustainable seafood from the clean, fresh waters of the Canadian West Coast. Executive Chef Matthew Bennink has teamed up with Canadian fisherman, Steve Johansen from Organic Ocean, to select the best natural seafood harvested under responsible and ‘ocean wise’ practices. From sashimi to fresh mussels, this is one for the see-food diet!
Big Bay Café, 3/F, Kerry Hotel Hong Kong, 38 Hung Luen Road, Hung Hom Bay, Kowloon. www.shangri-la.com/hongkong/kerry/dining/restaurants/big-bay-cafe
In celebration of Mid-Autumn Festival, YinYue has created two Chinese cuisine menus specifically for family gatherings. Available from Monday, 18 September to Thursday, 5 October during dinner, the 10-course “Set A” menu is $2,988 for six people, $5,688 for 12 people (inclusive of Roasted Whole Suckling Pig, Braised Sliced Abalone and Whelk with Oyster Sauce, Steamed Sabah Giant Garoupa, Red Bean Soup with Dumplings and more). The 10-course “Set B” menu is $2,788 for six people, $5,288 for 12 people (includes Assorted Appetiser Platter, Deep-fried Shrimp Paste with Mashed Taro, Braised E-fu Noodles with Mushrooms, Roasted Crispy Chicken and more).
YinYue, 30/F, 3 Tsuen Wah Street, Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong, www.pandahotel.com.hk/en/dining/yinyue, Tel: 2409 3182
What better way to beat the summer heat than with a creamy scoop (or two!) of fresh, Italian gelato? For one day only on Saturday, 16 September from 2pm to 6pm, Grom will be giving away free scoops of its new, HK exclusive, Matcha Green Tea gelato (normally $39 per scoop). Simply go to its Facebook page (and ‘like’ it!) or follow Grom’s Instagram, and the ‘Tè Verde Matcha’ along with an additional scoop of Italian Yoghurt gelato is yours!
Grom, Shop 1023, Level One, International Finance Centre, IFC Mall, 1 Harbour View Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/pg/GromHK
Beef & Liberty
The least popular day of the week just became our favourite. Double Trouble Monday is now a weekly occurrence at our go-to burger joint. Head over from 6pm onwards on Monday evenings, and for every burger ordered, diners receive a second one free. Applicable for dine-in, walk-in customers only, and each guest must order a (non-alcoholic or alcoholic) beverage. Beer and burger? Sorted.
Beef & Liberty, various locations in Hong Kong www.beef-liberty.com/hk
Lobster fans, head to InterContinental Grand Stanford’s Café on M for a cracking lobster buffet! Feast on seasonal lobster delicacies featuring the starred Boston Lobster favoured for its natural sweetness and tenderness. Appetisers include the Lobster and Seafood Salad and Lobster Roll. Lobster dishes are created with an eastern-western fusion style. Dive into the Lobster Truffle Macaroni Cheese in Thermidor Style or for more local tastes, Steamed Egg White and Lobster with Chinese Wine or a classic Lobster and Seafood Fried Rice. Dinner prices start at $618 for adults. If you’re feeling extra lucky, take part in its ‘Guess The Number of Baby Lobsters’ contest – you might win a night of free lobster dining.
Cafe on M, M/F, InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong, 70 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong, www.hongkong.intercontinental.com/en/hotel-restaurant-and-bar/cafe-on-m
What’s this we hear about new truffle dishes? Chef Philippe Orrico celebrates Alba truffle season this October with new savoury and sweet plates at this Michelin-starred spot. Known around the world for his love of the humble oeuf, it’s no surprise that truffle season at ON Dining features an Egg Raviolo. With a rich parmesan sauce and generous shavings of white truffle, this hearty pasta lets the ingredients speak for themselves. Whether you’re looking for homemade Sea Urchin Tagliolini or a delectable Ricotta Mousse dessert, the Italian mushroom addition only elevates the flavours. All dishes are priced based on market values.
ON Dining, 29/Floor, 18 On Lan St, Central, Hong Kong, www.ontop.hk
In celebration of its 10th anniversary, Watermark Seafood Bar and Grill welcome diners to a new a la carte menu featuring various seafood delights. Headed by Executive Chef Zero Yu, adventurous seafood fans can begin with the Bonito Ceviche ($158) and Sashimi Pink Prawns ($188) and continue on with more selections including Pan-roasted Australian Barramundi ($218) and Confit Ocean Trout ($198). Mix up your meal by adding on Spiced Baby Lamb Rack ($238) or Pan-seared Duck Breast ($238). For other seafood options, try elevated favourites such as Lobster Risotto ($268), Clams Pasta Bucatini ($178) and Steamed Fresh Boston Lobster ($388) for mains. Alternatively, diners can opt for Watermarks’s ‘Seafood-bration’ five-course dinner ($668 for two) which comes with a Grilled Whole Lobster for just $1.
Watermark, Shop L, Level P, Central Pier 7, Star Ferry, Central, Hong Kong, www.hongkong.intercontinental.com/en/hotel-restaurant-and-bar/hoi-king-heen
If you’re looking for a new and unique dining option, head to Hoi King Heen at the InterContinental Grand Stanford for a night of dishes made with wild mushrooms. Led by Executive Chinese Chef Leung Fai Hung, the specially designed mushroom dishes will be made from mushrooms sourced from Yunnan and will be available from now until Tuesday, 31 October. Highlights include Steamed Garoupa with Morel and Matsutake Mushroom ($268 per person), Pan-Fried Shrimp Mousse Stuffed with Morel ($298) and Wok-Fried Prawns with Matsutake Mushroom in Yunnan Ham Sauce ($488).
Hoi King Heen, B2/F, InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong, 70 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong, www.hongkong.intercontinental.com/en/hotel-restaurant-and-bar/hoi-king-heen
Say hello to an Oyster Festival! Indulge in the ocean’s finest with visiting oyster farmers from Royal Oyster, Grand Cru de France from Monday 25 September to Wednesday 27 September. These savoury salt-soaked oyster platters are on limited offer until the end of October. So grab a platter while you can and add a sneaky bottle of wine for $200 only! Oh, and make sure to check out the Shells & Bubbles brunch deal on the weekend for all you can oysters and eat free-flow sparkling for $398.
Scarlett Café Wine & Bar, G/F, Austin Avenue, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, 3565 6513, www.facebook.com/scarletthk
In anticipation of the new restaurant MEATS, The Optimist will be holding a pop-up with previews of the restaurant concept. The pop-up menu is priced at $450 per person, and lasts from Sunday, 17 September to Thursday, 21 September from 6:30pm to 10:30pm. The menu will include smaller dishes, such as the Sriracha Steamed Bun with crispy smoked bacon and Tonkatsu sauce in a bao; and larger dishes such as the Iberian Presa served with black garlic and miso butter with a side of pork belly slow-roasted with Szechuan peppercorns. After an entire meal of meats, you can polish off the night with Coconut Lime Pie with lime zest, coconut meringue and coconut ice cream. Limited places for the pop-up dinner are available and can be booked at www.piratameats.hk or Feedme Guru.
The Optimist, 2/F, 239 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, www.theoptimist.hk
At Potato Head until Friday, 20 October, Three Buns will be bringing its menu of burgers, ‘bowls,’ sides, and new seasonal cocktails to Hong Kong. Created especially for the 852, items on the menu include Porkerface ($105) with a 150g Dingley Dell pork patty, XO mayo, cucumbers, scallions, pickled daikon and chili in a toasted demi brioche bun; Naughty Fries ($60), twice-cooked, hand-cut potatoes with homemade gojuchang béarnaise and beef chilli; and the Pokemon Bowl ($105), with Yellowfin Tuna Akami, ponzu, organic quinoa, daikon, jalapeno and spiced mayo. What’s more? On Wednesday, 20 September, attendees at the “Endless Summer Soirée” will receive a cocktail upon entry, and the first 100 guests will be treated to a complimentary burger.
Potato Head, G/F, 100 Third Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/potatoheadhk