Keeping up with new restaurants, new chefs and new menus in Hong Kong can be tricky as there’s always so much going on! Our monthly Hong Kong restaurant news round-up aims to keep you in the loop with what’s going on when it comes to new menus and new venues in the city’s ever-evolving dining scene.
Big Hong Kong restaurant news with the announcement that cult burger chain Shake Shack is coming to Hong Kong! The New York institution will open its doors on the fourth floor of the IFC mall in Spring. Since the original Shack opened in 2004 in NYC’s Madison Square Park, the company has expanded to more than 90 locations in 19 US states, and more than 50 international locations including London, Istanbul, Dubai, Tokyo, Moscow, and Seoul. Shake Shack has ranked No. 16 in Bon Appétit’s “The 20 Most Important Restaurants in America” and No. 7 in TIME Magazine’s “17 Most Influential Burgers of All Time”.
Commissary lunch deal
If you are in Pacific Place and need a quick lunch, head to Commissary. The SoCal resto has has launched a new Deliciously Quick lunch set. It’s available Monday to Friday from 11.30am – 3pm. Diners can enjoy two courses for HK$188 or three courses for HK$208. Menu highlights include New England clam chowder, grilled shrimp, and salted caramel chocolate mousse.
New menu items at Zuma
Zuma Hong Kong has launched some healthy new dishes and cleansers, with their signature Japanese flavours. Menu items include vegetarian sushi at HK$220, which sees a blend of seasonal European vegetables and Japanese spices, including shichimi, Sancho pepper, dry miso and smoked sea salt. Another highlight is chili marinated corn fed chicken breast, crispy skin and nashi for HK$210, which has a homemade sauce made out of fermented Jalapenos that takes seven days to make.
New brunch at Porterhouse
A new brunch is always big Hong Kong restaurant news! The latest resto to enter the fray is Porterhouse. The weekend brunch menu by executive chef Angelo Vecchio is priced at HK$398 and includes an antipasti buffet, carving station, seafood station and a dessert station. Guests have the choice of adding mains served to the table, as well as family sharing dishes featuring 34-40oz portions of Porterhouse’s signature steaks. There are two free-flow packages to choose from.
JoJo’s is back
Hong Kong institution JoJo’s, a Lockhart Road stalwart for the last 34 years, has revamped its menu to focus on The Grand Trunk Road. Its Indian cuisine will now take diners on a culinary journey through Southern and Central Asia. The Grand Trunk Road runs from Chittagong, Bangladesh to West Bengal, India then across North India through Delhi, towards Lahore and Peshawar in Pakistan, and onto Kabul, Afghanistan. Enjoy an early breakfast, casual laid-back lunch, or after-work drinks or dinner in the atmosphere of a ‘Bombay cafe’.
Beef & Liberty at airport
Much-loved gourmet hamburger chain Beef & Liberty will open a branch in Terminal 1 at Hong Kong International Airport in April. It will be located past the South departure entrance, and will be able to seat 120 diners. It will offer all Beef & Liberty’s popular menu items, along with new dishes exclusive to the airport outlet only, such as Hong Kong milk tea crème brulée, and a macaroni cheese breakfast sandwich. It will also have a craft beer and cocktail bar.
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