This year, Thanksgiving falls on Thursday 26 November; and although it’s originally a time when Americans and Canadians celebrate with their friends and loved ones, it has become increasingly popular with food lovers from other countries too – and that includes here in HK. So, it’s time to get your gobble on! We’ve listed a few top places for dining in, or for tracking down your own turkey and trimmings to make for a great Thanksgiving in Hong Kong.
Neighbourhood eatery Kinship has unveiled special Thanksgiving dinner, weekend brunch and takeaway menus featuring nostalgic American dishes inspired by Executive Chef Chris Grare’s New Jersey upbringing. We love the sound of the ricotta and nutmeg agnolotti, the Louisiana-style crayfish salad, and the smoked turkey – not to mention the range of nostalgic sides. (Vegetarian options available.) The Kinship dinner menu (from HK$488 per person) is available on 26 and 27 November, while the brunch (from HK$388) is available on 28 and 29 November. There’s also the option of getting a takeaway package – dinner for 6 to 8 people is HK$1,888, including a premium whole 5-6kg roasted turkey and trimmings, and much more. For orders and table bookings, contact the restaurant or book via SevenRooms. 3/F 2-4 Shelley Street, Central.
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Duck & Waffle has a classic Thanksgiving whole turkey feast available for takeaway as well as dine-in. Available from 20 to 26 November, it’s priced at HK$2,300 per set and includes a roasted whole NZ turkey (3kg), with gravy, chestnut stuffing and cranberry jelly. Side dishes include maple-glazed cornbread; roasted cauliflower with gremolata; glazed carrots with star anise; soy roasted sprouts with chestnut and chilli; mashed potato; and creamed greens. In all, the feast will serve around four to six people. You’ll just need to reserve or pre-order at least three days in advance. Oh, and pie lovers won’t want to miss Duck & Waffle’s warm Southern pecan pie with lime crème fraiche (HK$280), also available for takeaway or dine-in from 20 to 26 November. (Two-day pre-order required.) Shop 1081, Podium Level 1, IFC, 8 Finance Street, Central.
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There’s an indulgent family-style spread on offer at Argentinian steakhouse Buenos Aires Polo Club. In addition to a traditional whole-roasted turkey with spiced cranberry sauce and rosemary gravy, the spread includes heaped portions of mascarpone and brown butter whipped mashed potatoes, a creamy green bean casserole with crispy shallots and a rich mac and cheese with fontina and provolone. Sounds like just the ticket for a group looking for a shared feast during Thanksgiving. The special meal is priced from $498 per person; see the full menu here. 7/F, LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Central.
Popular HK butcher Feather & Bone has some awesome answers for a no-fuss Thanksgiving feast for family and friends. It’s easy-to-cook Steggles Turkeys (HK$688 for 3kg, $888 for 5kg) are Aussie-raised, premium quality birds that are allowed to roam freely and are fed a natural grain diet, free from hormones and other nasties. You can also pick up ready-to-bake spiced Pumpkin Pies from Tai Tai Pies (HK$48 for a 4-inch pie, $268 for 9-inch) both online and in select Feather & Bone stores, from 1 November. Visit the website for store locations.
The Mandarin Cake Shop at the Mandarin Oriental is once again offering its annual spread of Thanksgiving delicacies. The Five-Star Meal comes in the hotel’s famed “Top Hat” box with a choice of a 7kg or a 10kg roast turkey from the US (HK$2,928 or $3,528), with stuffing, pumpkin wedges, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, sweetcorn cob, cornbread and giblet gravy. Other options include a 7kg honey-glazed ham (HK$3,088) or a 3kg roast prime rib with traditional trimmings ($2,688). Complement the feast with a pumpkin pie or salted butter pecan pie (HK$368). Once you have the items, just pop them in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes. Order 72 hours in advance (for turkeys and ham) from now until 22 November 2020. Collect in person or get home delivery (additional charge) from 16 to 30 November. Order here!
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Admiralty’s Italian Japanese fusion restaurant AMMO has a delish-sounding home-delivered Party Turkey Set ($2,180) and a Party Prime Rib Set ($2,800) for Thanksgiving in Hong Kong. Both cater to six to eight people. The turkey option includes a 4.5kg US roast bird filled with a flavourful stuffing; meanwhile, beef eaters will love the 3kg 120-day Aussie prime rib, seared in a rub and roasted to medium rare. Both options come with gravy (plus organic cranberry for the turkey) and you also get four classic side dishes in each set, too – baked mac and cheese with truffle, Hershey chocolate brownies and more. Add-on sides are available, too.
Early bird orders: 10 percent off orders placed four days in advance by 5 November (Thanksgiving) or 6 December (Christmas). Also keep an eye out for AMMO’s new Festive Gift Vouchers, and a great tie-in with furniture brand Indigo Living, with amazing holiday prizes up for grabs.
Health-conscious bakery The Cakery has two new vegan pies available for the upcoming celebrations of Thanksgiving in Hong Kong. The Pumpkin Pie features fresh pumpkin puree and silken tofu for an extra smooth, rich and creamy bite, along with cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla and vegan butter; the Apple Pecan Pie, meanwhile, is made from vegan butter, apple, cinnamon, pecan, maple syrup, coconut oil, almond flour, and dairy-free cream. Purchase the pies at The Cakery shops from 16 to 29 November (Pumpkin: HK$348; Apple: HK$378). You can also satisfy your sweet tooth and celebrate meaningful occasions with the brand’s range of new festive and guilt-free fall treats.
Black Sheep Restaurants
For the first time, Black Sheep Restaurants are offering a Thanksgiving menu with all the trimmings for pick-up or delivery. The ultimate feast, courtesy of Chef Braden Reardon, suits families as small as two, and is available from 23 to 27 November (orders must be placed by 20 November). Along with roast turkey with spiced cranberry sauce and rosemary gravy, there’s a bunch of moreish sides; creamy green bean casserole, whipped mashed spuds with mascaropone and brown butter, a pimped-up mac and cheese and more. Plus pie for dessert, of course!
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