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New nibbles: where to dine this month

By: Rebecca Simpson

Keeping up with new restaurants in Hong Kong, let alone new chefs and new menus, can be tricky. Our restaurant news round-up will keep you in the loop about the city’s ever-evolving dining scene. From the latest eatery to open its doors to celebrity chefs to Hong Kong brunches and bars, it’s all here!

Fab deals on great meals

This winter, the fab foodie deals continue. There are loads of restaurants offering deals around town, some up to 50% off. You can find all the participating restaurants and deals via the HK is ON website. There are some amazing deals, including 50% off some mains at The Jumbo. There are also options for entertaining family if you have guests in town. New deals should be loaded regularly, so bookmark the site. See all the deals at hkison.com.

New brunch options…

KINSHIP gets an upgrade

What happens with British brunch meets American brunch? KINSHIP. This Best of Both World’s British-American weekend brunch menu has been updated and now offers Smashed Avocado Toast, Corned Beef Hash and BBQ Pork Benny as optional extras. KINSHIP brunch is HK$388+10% per person. Choose to add an additional free-flow package for HK$198 and indulge in unlimited glasses of Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cava, Asahi Beer and Gin & Tonics. kinshiphk.com

Japanese izakaya brunch

Silencio is Hong Kong’s first and only contemporary Japanese izakaya. Now, it’s offering a champagne brunch with live jazz by Le Comptoir. They’re calling it the Jazzakaya Brunch. They tell us this is a a champagne-fuelled brunch of unlimited seafood, tempura and yakitori, followed by a choice of main course and signature desserts. Jazzakaya Brunch starts at HK$458 (without free-flow), there are a range of champagne packages to choose from start at $658 for Moet Imperial Brut. See the details here silencio.hk

JALAN’s long lunch

If you love Malaysian street food, you’ll love JALAN’s new long lunch concept. Kicking off for Chinese New Year, JALAN’s leisurely Long Lunch is launching on 26th January. Join and embrace the truly lazy Sunday spirit. At this event, hawker-style meals are directly delivered to communal table. This is a meal that’s all about sharing with friends. There’s even the option to ditch the chopsticks and get hands on. This Long Lunch is affordable at HK$295 per person with free-flow seasonal spritz, prosecco, beer, red and white wine for an additional HK$200. Jalan.com.hk

NOTE: this event won’t happen every Sunday, only the last Sunday of the month.

Wine brunch

ThinkWine has launched a Sunday wine brunch, which is a wine-focused take on brunch. Great for those who don’t like bubbles – if you exist! – or those who are keen to pair their brunch items with interesting reds and whites. The three-course ThinkBrunch is $290 per guest, with the option of adding a two-hour free-flow wine package for an extra $290. Reservations can be made by calling 2886 3121 or emailing drink@thinkwinehk.com.

Tapas brunch

Or, try the Tapas Bar at Kowloon Shangri-La for an alfresco take on brunch – we have the perfect weather for it at the moment! This Hong Kong restaurant now has a bottomless Sunday Brunch Menu with free-flow Cava. The Kowloon Shangri-La’s Tapas Brunch experience will set you back $590 per person and runs from 1pm to 4pm on Sundays. Visit Tapas Bar.

Hawker vibes for brunch at JALAN

Wasabi Wednesdays at TMK

Need a mid-week lift? A wasabi-infused margarita at TMK might do the trick! TMK in Sheung Wan has launched Wasabi Wednesday, offering Katanas (wasabi-infused margaritas) for HK$50. Sounds like trouble. If you’d rather a beer, you can pick up an Asahi for HK$40 and selected temakis are also HK$40 on a Wednesday. The a la carte menu has also been given a facelift with a few new dishes to try. TMK.hk

Salmon Crunch HK$68 is part of the new a la carte menu at TMK

New Chinese at K11

K11 MUSEA is where all the beautiful things are. If you haven’t been over to explore the new TST precinct, it’s well worth the trip. In time for Chinese New Year, Mr. Ming’s Chinese Dining has opened, courtesy of the team that bought us Foxglove, and Mrs. Pound.  What’s on offer? A selection of dim sum dishes, seafood and roast meat platters. Looks like a delicious option for CNY celebrations. mingfathouse.com/mr-mings-chinese-dining/

Ming’s BBQ Pork looks delicious

Vegetarian Chef Menus

If you’re looking to go a little greener after over-indulging at Christmas, there are some good veg Chef Menus around town. Uma Nota, BEDU and JALAN are all participating in Green Monday and have new fully vegetarian dishes on offer for January. At JALAN in Central, the plant-based dishes are fuelled with modern Malaysian flavours. There’s even a fully vegetarian Chef’s Menu (HK$340). At Uma Nota, there’s new veg dishes including a vegetarian take on Brazilian dumplings. Chef Gustavo’s Green Mondays Chef’s Menu also presents a selection of vegetarian favourites for HK$390 per person. BEDU has two menus specially crafted by Chef Corey. Try five courses of Middle Eastern-inspired delights for HK$350 or seven for HK$470 per person.

Épiphany specials at La Vache!

For January only, La Vache! has two delights for you to try – a festive Galette des Rois dessert and a entrecôte steak sandwich. Following the French tradition, La Vache! will celebrate Épiphany (the day the Three Kings visited the baby Jesus) with a festive Galette des Rois ($118 per slice). What is Galette des Rois? This traditional French dessert is made from sweet puff pastry encased a frangipani filling. That filling hides a fève – a little lucky charm.  Whoever finds the fève is crowned King for the Day, and also wins lunch for two at La Vache! TST.

If the post-holiday blues have you house-bound, we have good news for you. La Vache!’s entrecôte steaks are now available in sandwich form and for delivery. For $118 you’ll get a six-inch French baguette filled with La Vache!’s seared 5oz USDA Prime steak and bearnaise sauce. It also comes with a side of frites. The steak baguettes and frites are available at 12:30pm-2:30pm, from 1-31 January 2020, exclusively on Black Sheep Restaurants’ delivery app GO.

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Get this French delight delivered to your door in January – yum!

Vegetarian tasting menu

This winter, Giando Italian Restaurant in Wanchai’s Star Street will offer a healthy Winter Vegetarian Set Menu that pays homage to Italy’s seasonal produce. This new menu is $798 + 10%  service charge per guest. The experience highlights luscious fruits and vegetables to organic free-range eggs, all sourced from Italy and prepared in Chef Gianni’s signature style – a contemporary take on Italian cuisine.  giandorestaurant.com/

Hong Kong’s Michelin stars

The Michelin Guide Hong Kong Macau 2020 has delivered its verdict and Hong Kong’s food scene has a lot to celebrate. For starters, we now has seven three-star establishments. If fine dining isn’t your vibe, or your budget, don’t stress. The Guide also awards street food and more wallet-friendly options. See our wrap-up in this dedicated story: Hong Kong’s Michelin Stars.

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