26 September, 2019
Eat & Drink

What’s New In The 852: Belles Hot Chicken At 22 Ships, Bánh Mì Du Monde And More

26 September, 2019

Looking for promos, deals and brand new meals? We’ve done the legwork to round up everything, and everywhere, you’ll want to eat this month.

It can be a tricky task keeping up with our ever-changing culinary landscape, but we want to keep you up to date on all the new restaurants, lunch and brunch menus and pop-ups in Hong Kong. And this week there are 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
New Locations
Special Menus and Offers
Lunch and Brunch Specials
Pop-Ups

New Restaurants

Gunpowder whats new in the 852

Gunpowder

Open now on Wan Chai’s Ship Street, Gunpowder is serving a menu that includes everything from savoury street food bites, tandoori-grilled meats, freshly-baked breads and exotic curries, all with a modern twist. We tried the new opening out for ourselves and loved the signature “Gunpowder Chicken” ($98), along with the light, refreshing and flavourful Avocado Mango Bhel ($98). Those looking for a reasonably priced and satisfying lunch in the area need to check out Gunwpowder’s weekday set lunch. Priced between $108 and $138 (depending on choice of main dish), the deal includes appetisers, soup, a main dish and a choice of naan, rice and lentils. An express lunch featuring vegetable biryani ($78), chicken biryani ($88) and nizam kathi roll is also available and includes a soft drink. 

Gunpowder Indian RestoBar, G/F, J Residence, 18 Ship Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, www.mayfare.com.hk/gunpowder 

Read more: HOT NEW TABLES September 2019: New Restaurants In Hong Kong

New Locations

AZIZA

After opening in Kennedy Town in 2017, Egyptian restaurant, AZIZA is now opening in Sai Ying Pun. Taking the spot of the recently-closed Classified, AZIZA Sai Ying Pun is set to serve the same authentic Middle Eastern fare as its K-Town counterpart. Guests can expect dishes such as hot and cold mezze, beef kebabs, vegetable tagine and more.

AZIZA, Shop 1B, G/F, Upton Tower, 345 Des Voeux Road West, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, www.aziza.com.hk

Special Menus and Offers

Roganic

Getting set for the months ahead, Simon Rogan’s AULIS development kitchen and Roganic Hong Kong are launching new seasonal menus this month. Offering a more affordable, city-centric take on farm-to-table dining, at Roganic, guests can indulge in the 10-course Full Tasting Menu ($980) for the full experience, or the eight-course Short Tasting Menu ($680), both with the option of wine pairings. There is also the option of a Set Business Lunch Menu, available on Tuesdays through Sundays, and priced at $280 for three courses. New menu items include the sweetcorn tart, which features a tartlet made from spring roll pastry, smoked cod roe emulsion, sweetcorn that is barbecued and lightly pickled; along with a Kombu and aged-beef take on beef tartare. For dessert, diners can look forward to tucking into the apple tart accompanied by woodruff ice cream.

Roganic, UG/F, 08, Sino Plaza, 255 Gloucester road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, www.roganic.com.hk

Theo Mistral by Theo Randall whats new in the 852

Theo Mistral by Theo Randall

Another new and seasonal offering comes from Theo Mistral by Theo Randall. The new four-course seasonal and plant-based menu is priced at $488 per person, with every dish designed to ensure it’s both tasty and nutritious (for both veggies and carnivores!). Highlights are sure to include the Acquarello Carnaroli rice with porcini and girolle mushrooms; and the main course selection of Valsugana polenta from Northern Italy with slow-cooked Italian vegetable ragu and chickpea cake with roasted red bell peppers, potatoes and caramelised red onions. End your meal on a sweet note with the plant-based and creamy coconut panna cotta.

Theo Mistral by Theo Randall, InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong, 70 Mody Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/TheoMistralbyTheoRandall 

Le Petit Saigon

Continuing its popular Bánh Mì du Monde series, Le Petit Saigon will be heading to India this month, with chef Palash Mitra’s creation. Available from Tuesday, 1 October, the latest special will be the Punjabi bánh mì ($98). Taking inspiration from the popular Kathi rolls eaten all over South Asia, the sandwich will feature Tandoori chicken tikka, chicken liver and fig chutney and a fiery tamarind and green chilli chutney, all housed in a fluffy baguette rather than the traditional roti.

Le Petit Saigon, 16 Wing Fung Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, www.lepetitsaigon.com.hk

Read more: The Hong Kong Sandwiches You Need To Try

Maison Libanaise

Gearing up for Autumn, Middle Eastern favourite, Maison Libanasise has a variety of new dishes to sample. Special dishes include freekeh salad with smoked green wheat, fresh herbs, feta, tomato and pine nuts, along with chargrilled marinated chicken meshoué. Those planning ahead early can also look forward to chef Jad Youssef’s nostalgic Christmas menu “Feast de Noël”, featuring dishes such as Lamb à l’oriental. More details to come soon!

Maison Libanaise, 10 Shelley Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.maisonlibanaise.com.hk

Lunch and Brunch Specials

FUMI whats new in the 852

FUMI

Following the success of its new Sunday brunch, FUMI is launching the “Saturday Remix Brunch”, which includes a Mini Donburi Station and an Okonomiyaki Station (savoury Japanese pancakes), along with a fresh buffet and dessert platter. The buffet table will offer an array of delicacies, including Japanese appetisers, salad, sushi, maki rolls and grilled dishes. Taking place every Sunday from 12pm to 3pm, the brunch is priced at $480, plus an additional $168 for free-flow sake and beer, or $228 for champagne and wines. 

FUMI, 6/F, California Tower, 30 – 36 D’Aguilar Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.fumihk.com

Pop-Ups

Belles Hot Chicken x 22 Ships

Fans of the famed Nashville hot chicken, get excited! From Friday, 27 to Sunday, 29 September, Australian-based Belles Hot Chicken will be popping up at Wan Chai’s 22 Ships. Over the weekend-long event, expect baskets full of crunchy chicken wings, spicy chicken sandwiches, waffles and wings, along with plenty of sides, punchy sauces and more. Starting with dinner on Friday, 27 September, the pop-up will also feature a brunch edition from 10am to 3pm on Saturday, 28 and Sunday, 29 September.

22 Ship Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/22Shipshkg

Featured image courtesy of JIA Group, image 1 courtesy of Gunpowder, image 2 courtesy of Theo Mistral via Facebook, image 3 courtesy of FUMI.

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