What’s New in the 852: New Shake Shack Location, Vietnamese at Grassroots Pantry and more
Looking for promos, deals and brand new meals? We’ve done the legwork and rounded up everything to eat this month.
It can be a tricky task keeping up with our ever-changing culinary landscape, but we want to keep you up to date on all the new restaurants, lunch and brunch menus and pop-ups in Hong Kong. Mark your diaries, because this week has some amazing new offers you won’t want to miss. To help you find what you’re looking for, click on the handy sections below to take you straight there:
This exciting new ‘slow beauty’ concept is not just going to be your new go-to nail salon, but also your new fave juice bar! Inspired by travel, MOKSA promises to be sustainable and ethical, featuring a Natural Nail Salon with organic, vegan, toxin-free nail polishes, and a Detox Juice Bar with fresh and healthy juices. Choose from refreshers ($45), slow-pressed juices ($50), and teas ($45) – flu season has us eyeing the Immunity Boost(s).
MOKSA, 1F 30 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong, https://www.moksa-slowbeauty.com/
Following the launch of its Sai Ying Pun branch, Feather & Bone has a brand new location in Mid-Levels slated to open this month. Located by the top of the Mid-Levels escalators, its new venue boasts a two-storey restaurant and rooftop terrace, as well as a retail space to pick up all your favourites. Keep this on your radar – we’ve heard there’s a whole new menu of raw dishes, small and large plates, and a nice selection of burgers in store (and in-store!).
Feather & Bone, Shop 1, G/F & 1/F, 38 Shelley Street, Mid-Levels, www.featherandbone.com.hk
MIC Kitchen has moved and its new location deserves some love. Head to Central for the same innovative dishes and futuristic food. Created by “The Demon Chef” Alvin Leung (you might recognise him as a judge off MasterChef Canada!), this contemporary Asian restaurant has retained its Michelin Star this year – guaranteeing you a high-quality dining experience!
MIC Kitchen, Stanley 11 (26/F), 11 Stanley Street, Central, www.mickitchen.com.hk
One-star Michelin restaurant Peking Garden has revamped its Tsim Sha Tsui location in Star House, with a complete overhaul of its interiors, a harbour-view, and five differently themed private rooms for guests to choose from. Alongside featuring the same signature dishes, it will also be presenting new dishes inspired by Chinese imperial cuisine. If you’ve never tried its signature Peking duck – this is your chance!
Peking Garden, Star House (3/F), 3 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, www.maximschinese.com.hk/brand/3/en
SaladStop! is quick, easily customisable, and affordable! In addition to its locations in Pacific Place and Taikoo, you can now pick up its signature salads and seasonal wraps in Central. The salad bar’s dedication to sustainability and nutrition is inspiring – reports and breakdowns are readily available on its site, making it a guilt-free, healthy lunch you can really appreciate.
SaladStop!, Two Exchange Square (3/F – Shop 311-12), 8 Connaught Place, Central, www.saladstop.com.hk
Shake Shack is making its second foray into Hong Kong with a new location in Pacific Place. If the long lines at its Central debut have been putting you off – this is your chance to try the iconic “roadside burger” chain. Sink your teeth into its famous burgers, hot dogs, fries and shakes. Grabbing a takeaway? Don’t forget to pick up a treat for your furry friend and order a Bag O-Bones ($50) for your pooch to enjoy, too!
Shake Shack, Pacific Place (1/F – 105A), 88 Queensway, Admiralty, www.shakeshack.com.hk
If getting to Hong Kong Island for Singaporean food is a trek, don’t fret! Tian Tian Plus has opened a second location in West Kowloon. The multi-concept restaurant brought Bib Gourmand Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice from Maxwell Road Hawker Centre and A Noodle Story from Amoy Street Food Centre to Hong Kong earlier this year. This is your chance to eat authentic Lion City street food – what are you waiting for?
Tian Tian Plus, Elements (1/F – Shop 1050A), 1 Austin Road, West Kowloon, www.facebook.com/TIANTIANHK
Special Menus and Offers
Beef and Liberty
Celebrate Movember at Beef & Liberty with “The Impossible Chorizo” ($148). Made with Impossible™ meat from plants, this burger is spiced with chorizo flavour and topped with guacamole, vegan cheddar cheese, pickled jalapenos, and vegan sour cream. Make it 100% vegan and change the bun to a vegan one. For every sale of The Impossible Chiorizo”, $5 will be donated to the Movember Foundation to support men’s health and you get a chance to enter the raffle at Beef and Liberty’s End of Mo’ Party!
Beef & Liberty, 3/F California Tower, 30-32 D’Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central, 2450 5778, www.beef-liberty.com/hk
Australian fave Belles Hot Chicken is visiting Hong Kong! Celebrated chef Morgan McGlone is bringing his Australian based and internationally celebrated shop to Hong Kong. From Friday, November 23 onwards, Commissary will be transformed into a Belles Hot Chicken pop-up, promising you hot chicken and natural wine. Head to Pacific place for baskets of crunchy chicken wings, spicy chicken sandwiches, waffles and wings, sides, sauces, and more! You can make a reservation for Belles Hot Chicken at Commissary (Friday, November 23 – Sunday, November 25) online n-restaurant or by calling 2602 0707. Feeling a bit lazy? Orders can also be taken on Deliveroo.
Commissary, Pacific Place (Level 4), Admiralty, Hong Kong, www.commissary.hk
ĂNĂN Saigon’s Chef Peter Cuong Franklin is collaborating with Grassroots Pantry’s Chef Peggy Chan to present a seven-course ‘Vegetarian Vietnamese Tasting Menu’ ($780 +3%). Inspired by traditional Buddhist temple cuisine, the plant-based menu will feature both favourites and new creations, including the Crispy Silken Tofu with togarashi chilli, lemongrass and sesame soy. If you’re worried about missing meat, why not try some VFC – Vietnamese Fried “Chicken”!
Grassroots Pantry, 108 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, www.grassrootspantry.com
The weather’s changing, and flu season is sneaking up on us! Taking inspiration from traditional Chinese medicine, Maison ES’s new seasonal menu makes use of healing ingredients such as goji berries, turmeric, Japanese yam, Sichuan peppercorns and star anise. Choose from delectable dishes such as the braised Japanese sea cucumber and red shrimp served with glass noodle egg custard ($480) or poached French chicken thigh with conpoy, goji berries, sugar snap pea, Inaniwa udon and vin jaune chicken jus ($360).
Maison ES, No. 1A Star Street (entrance on Electric Street), Wan Chai, www.maison-es.com
Autumn is upon us and so are the seasonal menus. Mott 32 has prepared a special Autumn and Winter menu, featuring its signature contemporary take on classic Chinese cuisine. With nearly 40 years of Chinese culinary experience, Chef Lee Man Sing makes use of fresh, seasonal ingredients sourced both locally and from overseas, utilising traditional cooking techniques with a modern flair! ‘Renovated’ traditional dishes include the Hairy Crab Shanghainese Soup Dumpling and Stir Fried Beed Shank with Pickled Young Ginger and Crispy Chinese Dough. Make sure to pre-order the signature Barbecue Pluma Iberico Pork with Yellow Mountain Honey and Apple Wood Roasted Peking Duck!
Mott32, Standard Chartered Bank Building, 4-4A Des Voeux Road, Central www.mott32.com
Hong Kong seems to have never-ending options for White Truffle Season. 208 Duecento Otto is celebrating with new seasonal specials and shavings for old favourites, with a menu featuring inviting eats and desserts. Dishes include a beef tartare with parmesan cheese mousse and porcini crumble ($308), a fettuccine pasta with smoked scamorza fondue ($278), and a sheep milk ricotta ice-cream ($108) – all with white truffle shavings, of course!
208 Duecento Otto, 208 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, www.208.com.hk
Lunch and Brunch Specials
Make the most of the weather (it’s not too cold just yet!) and enjoy a semi-buffet lunch (starting from $188) on The Chase’s terrace, including a smoked salmon and cheese board. We’re particularly keen to try the Fried Fish Tacos with avocado aioli and house-made pickles. If you’re looking for something more refined, Hunter’s two-course set (starting at $168) makes for a great business lunch option. Add a portion of its Cheddar Crust Apple Pie (for an additional $30), made with tart apples, savoury cheddar and whiskey caramel – it’s served with vanilla ice cream! If you don’t want to squeeze in a decadent meal over lunch, soak in the rooftop vibe over dinner and cocktails instead!
Hunter & The Chase, The L Place – 3/F (The Chase) and 4/F (Hunter), 139 Queen’s Road Central, Central, www.hunterandthechase.com
ICHU Peru is now open for lunch. Its two-course set ($330) features eats such as the Tacutacu Chupe medley of traditional Peruvian favourites with tiger prawns and black beans or the Lomo Saltado (Beef Ribeye) which you can add on for an additional $40. Opt for a three-course option ($380) and select from desserts – we have our eye on the Tres Leches!
ICHU Peru, H Queen (3/F), 80 Queen’s Road Central, Central, www.ichu.com.hk
Featured Image courtesy of Hunter & The Chase via Instagram Image #1 courtesy of MOKSA via Facebook Image #2 courtesy of MIC Kitchen via Instagram , Image #3 courtesy of Shake Shack via Instagram , Image #4 courtesy of JIA Group, Image #5 courtesy of Maximal Concepts, Image #6 courtesy of CatchOn