One of Central/Sheung Wan’s well-known spots to go for a meaty meal has recently undergone a makeover in appearance, menu, and service. Formerly Blue Butcher, the renovated Blue – Butcher and Meat Specialist still offers diners a selection of finely sourced meat, now alongside an array of other protein-based options (pan roasted seabass, grilled chicken, etc.) and plenty of lighter starters to choose from. The interior has changed slightly, including a small butcher shop with a selection of meat available to purchase at their mini-butcher shop on the main floor.
Given the fact that I’m gorging down delicious (but ultimately unhealthy) meals far too often, I’m always on the prowl for quick and hearty food that’s also good for you. As health trends continue to rise; cold-pressed juices, salads galore, and organic everything, Supafood seems to have found a good balance of offering healthy food that is oh-so satisfying. Serving up salads to rice bowls, and chia pudding to smoothies, Supafood has their healthy eats down to a T.
If you were to ask a handful of people who live in Sheung Wan what one of their favourite restaurants in the neighborhood is, you can bet that at least half, if not more, would say Chachawan. This well-established restaurant serves up authentic Issan Thai food in a small yet lively environment. The dishes at Chachawan are unique to Hong Kong, have an interesting complexity of flavours, and are just straight up delicious.
I’ll just come right out and say it: lately I’ve been obsessed with 208 Duecento Otto. Having recently popped by for dinner to try their new food and drinks menu, I couldn’t resist bringing a friend who was in town to 208 for brunch the following weekend. 208 has customers returning regularly in a city where a new restaurant pops up practically every day, so you know they’re doing something right. Aside from their stellar dinner and weekday lunch offerings, weekend brunch at 208 Duecento Otto is a delicious way to spend a lazy Saturday or Sunday.
With almost too much choice when it comes to dining out in Hong Kong, the one thing this city is still working on are restaurants that serve food that is good for you, without sacrificing taste. While the city offers a few healthy take-away options, The Restaurant by The Kinnet is a much more relaxing and open restaurant for those looking to satisfy good-food cravings any meal of the day.
If you’re looking for a consistently good Italian restaurant in Hong Kong, look no further than 208 Duecento Otto. I’ve been a big fan of 208 for awhile now and was incredibly excited to try the new food and drinks menu (despite thinking it couldn’t get much better than it already was). Well, I was certainly wrong: 208 Duecento Otto’s new dishes, curated by Chef Michael Bolam are just as delicious and ever-reliable, and the cocktails are made to your liking under the watchful eye of mixologist James Barker.
With locations scattered throughout Hong Kong Island and, just recently, on Kowloon side, Cali-Mex has established themselves as a quick, cheap, and reliable option for those looking to chow down on some hearty Mexican food. With practically all dishes under $100 HKD, you really can’t go wrong if you’re looking for a fast fix.
If you’ve ever tried to find a restaurant in Hong Kong for a good value weekday lunch, you’ll know that it can be overwhelming thanks to the sheer number of venues offering their “weekday set lunch” promotions. So, which one do you choose? What’s the best bang for your buck? Though I may not be able to give a straightforward answer to this, I am on a mission to find some of the cities best weekday lunch spots and 208 Duecento Otto in Sheung Wan is first on my list.
A few weeks ago Foodie Club teamed up with Maximal Concepts for the first section of their MaxFoodLab challenge: The Ultimate Fast Food Burger. As part of this partnership, Foodie had 90 burgers to give away from Blue Butcher for lunch over three days. I was lucky and quick enough to get a hold of one of these freebies!