As summer slowly begins to fade away in Hong Kong and autumn approaches, DiVino’s Chef Michele looks to incorporate his favourite dishes during these cooler months and has created a new game menu. The Flavour of the Hunt menu has four game dishes that strike a perfect balance of the traditional preparation methods of game, while adding a more modern approach to cooking them. Chef Michele ensures these dishes appeal to those who are seasoned game eaters, as well as those who are new to the ingredients.
If the idea of a night filled with unlimited carvery has you drooling, then you’ll be happy to know that Craftsteak Open Fire Cooking has just launched a new Wednesday night menu featuring an unlimited carvery station with five different cuts of meat, a starter, and table sides for only $368 HKD.
Kyoto Joe, located in the heart of Lan Kwai Fong, is a contemporary Japanese restaurant with a stylish and unpretentious interior. Whether you’re looking to grab a bite to eat and some drinks after work or are wanting to go on a dinner date with friends, Kyoto Joe has the right atmosphere, with its various dining rooms, to suit any type of occasion. The service is friendly and quick, and the food consists of high quality ingredients ranging from sushi to ramen to grilled dishes. At the end of the day, you really can’t go wrong with a meal at Kyoto Joe.
Finding a good spot for lunch in Hong Kong, especially in Central, can be overwhelming (what’s up with these $200 + for a three course executive set lunch.. C’mon now people, this is lunch during the work week we’re talking about!). Since I’m basically a fat kid at heart, I’m a sucker for a good buffet and have thankfully stumbled upon another (check out my review of 208 Duecento Otto and Lily & Bloom‘s weekday semi-buffet lunch) great find in Central for a weekday lunch pick-me-up: Libertine.
If you’re tired of going to the same type of bars and are looking for a different dining and bar experience, The Woods Hong Kong has you covered with their innovative prix fixe menu that change every few months. Their recently launched “Tidal Waves” is certain to offer any seafood lover a spectacle for the eyes, and a whirlwind of flavours and textures for the mouth. We loved how this menu is very much about the experience of eating and drinking, focusing on quality ingredients, and informative and engaging staff.
After two trips to Thailand within a month of each other (and not doing a single grocery shop in between), I felt like I had developed a Buddha Belly from eating far too much Pad Thai and meals on the go. In lieu of that, I decided to do a three day juice cleanse to give my body a healthy kick in the butt! I had never done a cleanse before, but I eat fairly healthy and exercise regularly, so I figured this would be a walk in the park (with perhaps a bit of a limp). So there I was, ordering a Genie Juicery Intermediate Cleanse, not thinking too much into it. Unfortunately, I was naive enough to think that my biggest struggle would be me wanting to shove a burger down my throat after the first day.. Boy, was I wrong! So. Very. Wrong.
I had heard about Chicha for quite some time, so of course, in true Hong Kong style, the hype surrounding the restaurant’s Peruvian fare prevailed and I finally made a reservation. Tucked away on Peel Street in Central, this restaurant has an open-concept interior (think picnic-esque tables in two rows; you just might be double-dating with another couple beside you) that is dark yet inviting. While I was impressed with the ambiance of the restaurant and felt the service was good, unfortunately I wasn’t “wowed” by the food and I left Chicha with a full, but unsatisfied stomach.
If you’re tired of the normal set lunches around Hong Kong and are looking for a bit of a fancier spot to check out during the weekday, you should head over to the Weekday Lunch Bazaar at Lily & Bloom. Located in the heart of Central, the inviting and trendy atmosphere of Bloom is a great way to spend an hour or so away from the office to fuel up on a wide range of food options. This lunch bazaar is only $168 and includes their soup of the day, salad bar, seafood bar, carving station, and a mac ‘n cheese station, plus coffee and dessert to finish off your hearty meal.
If you live in Hong Kong, or have been there on business or pleasure, you probably know two things: 1) buying drinks at a bar is damn expensive and 2) happy hour is a pretty big deal. Clearly, there is a correlation between the two.. So, while most people are happy with 2 for 1 drinks on selected drinks, I’m always out looking for just how far my hard earned HK dollars will take me. I’ve struck gold recently and wanted to introduce you to my new-found happy hour haven at Linguini Fini.