12 September, 2019
Eat & Drink

What’s New In The 852: Chaiwala’s New Menu, Brunch At Octavium And More

12 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 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
New Locations
Special Menus and Offers
Lunch and Brunch Specials

New Restaurants

Keep up to date with all the latest Hong Kong openings here!

New Locations

Te Quiero Mucho Taqueria

Sheung Wan Mexican eatery, Te Quiero Mucho is making its way to the Southside of the island, with the opening of Te Quiero Mucho Taqueria! Staying true to its Central flagship, but with a slightly more relaxed and social setting, TQM Taqueria is set to showcase fabulously authentic bites with a focus on tacos, burritos and more. Delivering delicious and authentic Mexican flavours, doors will be opening on Saturday, 28 September with a Fiesta Caliente launch party – more details for which are to be released soon.

Te Quiero Mucho Taqueria, 3/F, Ovolo Southside, 64 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/TQMHK

Special Menus and Offers

Chaiwala

Known for its modern twist on authentic Indian dishes, Chaiwala is unveiling a new menu this month. Carnivores are sure to love the Indochina pork ribs and the char-grilled tandoori beef ribs, but there is also plenty new for the veggies out there. Offerings include a paneer tikka skewer and vegan kofta curry, which can all be complemented by sides of chote mote aloo anardan; kashimiri nuttie mutter pulao; and mint paratha. Guests opting for the “Dabbawala Tasting Menu” can enjoy a carefully-curated wine pairing alongside their meal, but Chaiwala is also offering a new range of inventive mocktails to wash down all that spice, with refreshing, non-alcoholic drinks including the Punjab Cadillac Colada Virgin and the Shikanji.

Chaiwala, Basement, 43-55, Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.chaiwala.hk 

Le Petit Saigon whats new in the 852

Le Petit Saigon

As part of Le Petit Saigon’s continued “Bánh mì du Monde” series, this month’s special is courtesy of Chef Shun Sato of Fukuro. Combining the Vietnamese sarnie with the classic Japanese dish, the new offering is taking its cue from Tokyo’s iconic on-the-go sandos. Available in store and via Black Sheep Restaurants GO until 30 September, expect to tuck into a freshly-baked baguette filled to the brim with juicy Kagoshima pork katsu, tangy Tonkatsu sauce and a rich Japanese mustard coleslaw.

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

Isola Bar & Grill

From the olive-green seas of Puglia to the mountainous Friuli Venezia Giulia in the north east, Isola’s latest dinner series is an ode to the unique culinary specialities of Italy. Think fresh seafood delights paired with juicy meat dishes and, of course, pasta. Priced at $428, the limited-edition menu changes to focus on a different Italian region every two weeks. To complete the experience, each menu will offer the option of a glass of regional wine for an additional $68 per guest. Consider this your gastronomic European getaway – without the expensive plane ticket!

Isola, Shop 2075, 2/F, ifc, 1 Harbour View Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.gaiagroup.com.hk

zuma whats new in the 852

ZUMA

Japanese favourite, ZUMA, is getting ready for the season ahead with its new autumnal menu. Celebrating the harvests of autumn, new dishes include aonori toast with sea urchin and black truffle ($160 per piece); seared toro with caviar, wafu sauce and hana hojiso ($380); and turbot tempura with ponzu and wasabi sauce ($480). Diners also shouldn’t miss the new irresistible dessert of warm chocolate and coffee fondant with rice crackers and black truffle ice cream ($210).

ZUMA, Level 5&6, Landmark Atrium, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, www.zumarestaurant.com

Agave

With its new “Fiesta Norteña Menu”, Agave in Wan Chai is all about celebrating beef alongside its signature Mexican spices this month! Available until 30 September, diners can expect hearty dishes including Chivichangas Envueltas En Tocino (bacon-wrapped spicy beef chivichangas served with chipotle mayo, $98); Tacos Guero Panzon (yellow jalapenos, juicy beef, bacon, Oaxaca Cheese and tomatillo salsa, $88); as well as Chef Luis’s favourite hometown recipe Carne Asada Estillo Hermosillo (grilled beef served with an array of salsas, guacamole, tortillas and other grilled condiments, $298).

Agave, Shop C & D, G/F, 93-107 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/agavehk

Lunch and Brunch Specials

octavium whats new in the 852

Octavium

Looking to treat yourself come the weekend? Look no further than one Michelin-starred Octavium’s newly-launched Saturday brunch. Available on Saturdays from 12pm to 3pm, the new four-course offering is priced at $780 per person and features a range of Italian fare, using only the highest quality ingredients. Kicking off the brunch is an antipasto of either veal tartare or summer tomatoes and burrata cheese, followed by a choice of pastas – including basil pesto and kampachi fish trenette mancini; and malloreddus with traditional pork ragout and castelmagno cheese. The main event offers diners the choice of either snapper with spinach and fennel; or roasted quail with mushroom, potato and seasonal vegetables. To top things off, diners are sure to be delighted with the Italian cheese platter and the Octavium tiramisu. Free-flow Fagher Brut Prosecco can also be added to complete the feast, for an additional $188 per person.

Octavium, 8/F, 22 Des Voeux Road, Central, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/OCTAVIUM

Featured image courtesy of Chaiwala, image 1 courtesy of Le Petit Saigon via Instagram, image 2 courtesy of ZUMA, image 3 courtesy of Octavium.

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