By Gavin Yeung
February 26, 2021
Here is what needs to be in your foods and drinks radar this week
The streets are alive once more as Hong Kong wraps up its first week of nighttime eating. With the additional leisure of the general public gathering restriction from two folks as much as 4, day by day reported virus instances dipping into single digits, and the looming prospect of mass vaccinations, it appears that evidently a semblance of normality could lastly be across the nook. To get a style of what which means, tuck into all the newest happenings this week in Hong Kong beneath.
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- Fonji, a moody kissaten (Japanese espresso store) in Sham Shui Po that makes an attempt to recreate the mid-century Shōwa interval.
- Dio, a espresso bar by day and cocktail bar by night time, has opened on Central’s Aberdeen Road. The brainchild of Bar Buonasera’s Nick Tse and Billy Ha, the venue has over 400 wines in inventory, instantly imported from producers for essentially the most fairly priced tipple.
- Till Espresso, a minimalist, all-white espresso and matcha bar arrives in industrial San Po Kong.
- Bow Espresso, opened, of all issues, by youth-oriented insurance coverage supplier Bowtie, although its glossy, fashionable interiors would have you ever suppose in any other case.
- City Roasted Resort, the newest opening underneath the City Espresso Roaster model, provides one other notch within the overladen belt of Sham Shui Po’s quickly gentrifying Tai Nan Road.
- Between, the Japanese-inspired cafe by JIA Group, expands to its second everlasting location in Wan Chai, after its pop-up enterprise at Haus in Central.
In a continuation of Feeding Hong Kong’s pre-Lunar New 12 months workshop on meals insecurity with eight high Hong Kong cooks, Tate Eating Room’s Vicky Lau is getting her total workers of 30 in on the motion to mark Worldwide Ladies’s Day. The group will break up into two, with one group unloading, sorting and packing surplus meals donations at Feeding Hong Kong’s Yau Tong warehouse, whereas the second group will pack 400 Emergency Meals Packing containers—each accommodates sufficient important meals for 42 meals, together with dry items equivalent to rice, noodles, oats, and beans, canned proteins, and drinks like tea and UHT milk.
“On this Worldwide Ladies’s Day, we determined to scrap the concept of cooking a particular dinner at our restaurant and as an alternative take direct motion with the assistance of Feeding Hong Kong. We’re captivated with this specific trigger and hope as many hungry people obtain the nourishing meals they deserve,” says Lau. “This may also be a really useful expertise for our groups to be taught extra in regards to the surprising actuality of meals waste and meals poverty in Hong Kong.”
If you want to assist alleviate meals poverty, Feeding Hong Kong provides a number of choices so that you can make a distinction, whether or not that be donations within the type of funds or meals, volunteering your time, or–for these working at a restaurant, meals wholesaler or distributor–arranging the redistribution of surplus inventory to its Yau Tong headquarters. To search out out extra, head to feedinghk.org.
Signalling a change in seasons, Lucale’s head chef Alessandro Angelini provides a number of recent dishes to the menu. Highlights embody the burrata con Gamberi, which layers crimson Sicilian prawns, melon, avocado and inexperienced apple atop a mattress of burrata; and the tonno fresco Siciliano, the place a bouquet of Sicilian tuna ribbons is paired with with avocado cream, soy sauce and a dressing of Sorrento lemons. The showstopper is undeniably the raviolo gigante con ricotta—a gargantuan raviolo expertly filled with ricotta, mascarpone and egg yolk in a black truffle and inexperienced pea cream sauce. The brand new dishes will debut from March 4 onwards.
Lucale, Store A, 100 Third Road, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong; lucalehk.com
The Burmese restaurant in Central has added two Lethwei punches fitted to two to 4 folks to their drinks menu. That includes a medley of tropical components—suppose Nusa Caña rum, pineapple cider, and rhubarb and hibiscus cordial—the punches are served in Covid-safe trend, in a hollowed-out pineapple with a faucet on high, or a stacked tiffin lunchbox that may be separated into particular person parts. Obtainable solely on the restaurant’s “Lethwei Nights” on Tuesdays, these libations might be had for HK$300 and up.
Membership Rangoon, 33 Aberdeen Road, Central, Hong Kong
The longstanding yakitori eatery Yardbird celebrates its tenth anniversary from subsequent month onwards, having lately secured its first Michelin star. To commemorate the event, they are going to be holding 10 occasions and releasing 10 particular collaborations over 10 months—count on meals, drink and product collaborations with a who’s who of the native F&B panorama. To remain up to date on what they’ve in retailer, join their publication on-line right here.
Chow down on these new choices from stalwarts of the Chinese language restaurant scene, from Cantonese wine pairings to Nyonya delicacies.
- Yat Tung Heen celebrates 5 years as a Michelin-starred restaurant with a limited-edition eight-course wine pairing menu (HK$880) that sees traditional dishes like honey-glazed barbeque pork and new creations equivalent to steamed egg white dumpling with chook’s nest matched with three premium pours from the likes of Perrior-Jouet, Pouilly-Fumé, and Domaine A.F. Gros.
- Nostagia reigns at Outdated Bazaar Kitchen this spring as chef Billy Chung whips up elevated Southeast Asian favourites like Singaporean stir-fried prawn in cereal, chilled drunken foie gras in Chinese language yellow wine, and chilled squid, all throughout the personal kitchen-like confines of its Wan Chai venue.
- T’ang Court docket at The Langham is equally commemorating six consecutive years of three Michelin stars with Starry Afternoon tea set. On the fore are chef Wai Keung Kong’s signatures, together with baked stuffed crab shell, stir-fried Wagyu beef with inexperienced greens, and sautéed prawn and crab roe with pork and crab meat puff. Obtainable from 2pm to 4pm day by day, the tea set is priced at HK$988 for 2.
Hong Kong-born cannoli model Holy Cannoli is launching an all-new flavour of its signature pastry tomorrow (Saturday 27) at cocktail speakeasy 001. Mixing bergamot and Earl Gray tea with a CBD infusion, the deal with is certain to have sure therapeutic calming qualities. Ranging from 3pm, the limited-edition flavour shall be accessible whereas provides final.
001, LG/F, Welley Constructing, 91 Wellington Road, Central