Peanut butter is an every day staple in breakfasts around the world. For some people, it’s so much more than that. We’ve found some of the most creative uses of it in restaurants around Hong Kong. Whether you’re looking for a breakfast on-the-go or protein-packed lunch, try one of these peanut butter-based dishes.
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The Cool Cousins Cafe & Noodle Bar
Going against its name, this noodle bar has an impressive array of creative burgers. Its beef burger has a zesty flavour profile with pineapple, which is slow-cooked and paired with smoked Italian pork belly, cheddar cheese and caramelised onions. Best of all, this burger’s peanut butter sauce balances out all the flavours to create this drool-worthy burger.
The Cool Cousins Cafe & Noodle Bar, 60 Hoi Yuen Road, Kwun Tong, 3425 4611
The plant-based bagel company puts its creativity to the test by reinventing the staple carb in interesting ways. Peanut butter and chocolate go hand in hand for this bagel at 404plant. Have it alongside the apple crumble, oolong apple or oreo cream cheese bagel for an afternoon sweet treat.
404plant, 109 Jervois Street, Sheung Wan, 5593 4040
Emack & Bolios
Coming all the way from Boston, this ice cream store has made over 100 flavours in its history. Get a chocolate salted peanut butter cup or a couple of scoops of peanut butter oreo ice cream. A waffle cone is dunked in chocolate and covered with peanut chunks to complete this nutty sundae. For your next celebration, get the chocolate peanut butter cup ice cream cake available in two or three pounds.
Emack and Bolio’s, multiple locations across Hong Kong
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An Asian fusion restaurant reinvents Filipino classics to suit local tastes. Its herby peanut stew has an earthy flavour, balanced out by its creaminess. Topped with roasted vegetables and beancurd, this vegetarian friendly dish is packed with nutrients.
Holy Gaw, G/F, 15 Swatow Street, Wan Chai, 2782 3988
This American fast food joint is peanut crazy. With crates of peanuts available at participating outlets for diners to help themselves to, crack open the shells whilst waiting for your main. It uses freshly cut potatoes and cooks them in peanut oil for the perfect chip. Finish off with its hand-spun vanilla milkshake but add peanut butter for a sweet and salty dream.
Five Guys, multiple locations across Hong Kong
The Nutter Company
A handcrafted nut butter company has created a range of artisanal butters. Try its signature smooth or crunchy peanut butter for dependable staples. For those with a sweet tooth, a peanut chocolate jar, mixing peanuts with dark chocolate, is available. Head to SAKImoto Bakery for its first collaboration and top its fluffy Japanese bread with smooth peanut butter.
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The Cheesecake Factory
The American comfort food restaurant has a peanut butter crazy cheesecake for those looking for utter indulgence. Its signature creamy cheesecake has swirls of caramel and peanut butter in the Adam’s peanut butter cup fudge ripple cake. Pieces of Butterfinger® and Reese’s® finish the cake off along with a generous dollop of whipped cream.
The Cheesecake Factory, Shop G102, G/F, Harbour City, 25 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, 2791 6628
Customise your order at Bagels Alley for your perfect breakfast. Its standard daily flavours include plain, poppy, sesame and everything bagels. Specials can include blueberry, cinnamon and raisin and wheat. Pick your favourite and have it with peanut butter. Why stop there? Add jam, Nutella or honey pecan cream cheese for the ultimate flavourful breakfast sandwich.
Bagels Alley, Shop A1, G/F, Haleson Building, 1 Jubilee Street, Central, 9793 8401
Local Egg Waffles
A local street food staple is a freshly cooked egg waffle, slathered in melted peanut butter. The option to top it with butter, condensed milk and even sugar is often available if you’re needing the ultimate pick me up.
Heung Kee Top Quality Egg Waffles, Shop A34C, 57 to 87 Sau Kei Wan Road, Sai Wan Ho