What’s New In The 852: Taqueria Super Macho, A New Pici Location And More
Looking for promos, deals and brand new meals? We’ve done the legwork to round up everything, and everywhere, you’ll want 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 with 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:
Inspired by the coastal taco shacks that litter the roadsides of Baja and Jalisco, Taqueria Super Macho is the latest opening from Black Sheep Restaurants. Slated currently to open mid-to-late May, the restaurant promises to offer up an array of colourful tacos, drinks, dips and more – all served with the group’s custom flair. We had an early taste and couldn’t get enough of the beef and fish taco offerings, along with the classic Margherita. And for a cool and refreshing mocktail that’s perfect for a hot day, you can’t go wrong with the hibiscus pink lemonade.
Taqueria Super Macho, 33-35 Bridges Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, www.taqueriasupermacho.com
There are few better comfort food combos than pie and beer, so we’re more than happy to hear that we can now get our fix at the newly opened Pie & Beer Shack by Tai Tai Pie Pies. Now open in Causeway Bay, guests will not only be able to pick up classic sweet and savoury pies, quiches, cakes, breads and cookies, but the shop is also serving up the full range of Gweilo beers! Veggies are also sure to be left satisfied with the OmniPork Sausage Roll, along with the Beyond Meat Aussie Mince Pie.
The Pie & Beer Shack by Tai Tai Pie Pies, 5 Hoi Ping Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/pieandbeershack
Pie and beer may be a winning combination for some, but wine connoisseurs will want to head to the new PIIN Wine Restaurant in Central. Found in the H Code building, PIIN is now serving a menu of elevated Cantonese cuisine, alongside an expertly-curated wine programme, with the menu made up of a selection of small plates, alongside over 2,000 pours, including up to 100 by-the-glass options – proving that Chinese food and European wines make a perfect pairing. Dishes include Smoky Cold Abalone with Plum Sauce ($198) and the Cigar Duck Roll ($168), which are recommended to be paired with the 2001 Château de Beaucastel, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, along with the likes of Deboned Chicken Wing Filled with Glutinous Rice ($128), Japanese Bean Curd Braised with Maitake Mushrooms ($108) and more.
PIIN Wine Restaurant, H Code, 2/F, 45 Pottinger Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.piin-hk.com
Everyone’s favourite pasta restaurant is opening up its fifth location in Lai Chi Kok this May. Promising to bring its menu of fresh handmade pasta to the heart of Kowloon, the restaurant will be kicking things off with a Pasta Giveaway on Friday, 17 May during lunch at 12pm and dinner at 6pm. The offer will be limited to 200 pasta dishes per time slot, so be sure to head there early to claim your share! Another chance for foodies to get a taste of Pici’s delectable dishes, is at Pici’s food truck, which will be stationed at Taikoo Place from Monday, 6 May until Sunday, 19 May (Monday to Friday from 11:30am till 2:30pm), crafting piping hot pasta with ingredients from Impossible Foods.
Pici, Shop G03, G/F, D2 Place TWO, 15 Cheung Shun Street, Lai Chi Kok, Kowloon, Hong Kong, www.pici.hk
We already know and love local burger restaurant, Honbo, in Wan Chai, and the brand has just launched a second location in the newly restored The Mills in Tsuen Wan. Promising the same delicious menu of homegrown burgers and beers, the new location is sure to be a hit.
Honbo, Shop 303, The Mills 45 Pak Tin Par Street, Tsuen Wan, Kowloon, Hong Kong, www.honbo.hk
Special Menus and Offers
Invisible Kitchen has long been known as one of the top catering companies in the city, and has just launched its “Vegan Versus” Canape Collection. With a solid stance on sustainable practices, the new concept features some of the brand’s most popular (and responsibly-sourced) traditional dishes, paired alongside their plant-based counterparts. The classic Beef Wellington, which is made with pasture-raised beef tenderloin, black truffle and short crust pastry is paired with the vegan Impossible Beef Wellington, while the classic Pulled Pork taco is matched with the innovative Vegan Pulled Pork, made from “zero waste” banana skins. OmniPork Scotch Eggs, as well as “Super Sustainable Salmon” made from carrots and a vegan tofu chocolate cheesecake also feature, as well as the “Not so Traditional Mini Donuts”, made with raspberry, white chocolate, crickets and worms.
Invisible Kitchen, www.invisiblekitchen.com
Lunch and Brunch Specials
Get a taste of the Mediterranean with Estiatorio KEIA’s new Sunday brunch! Available every Sunday, from 10am to 2:30pm, the brunch is priced at $488 per person, or $776 to include free-flow prosecco, house wines, beers and a cocktail of the week. And for an additional $200, guests can also enjoy unlimited pours of Champagne Ayala Brut Majeur NV. The semi-buffet experience begins with a variety of seasonal dishes available at the fresh market counters, followed by a tempting variety of starters, including pita and spreads, salads, fresh oysters, grilled seafood, Greek garnished flat bread and the signature Greek ceviche and tuna tartare. For main course, diners can select from four delicious options served at the table, including oven-roasted half chicken, grilled seabass and seafood bucatini with bottarga.
The restaurant has also just launched a new weekday set lunch, offering two courses for $338 or three courses for $388. The set menu’s refreshing starters include tuna tartare and Greek salad, and for mains, guests can choose from seafood dishes, including the fish of the day, or opt for a hearty meat dish, such as the half chicken or ribeye for an additional $128.
Estiatorio KEIA, 2/F, H Queen’s, 80 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, www.keia.com.hk
Another new weekday lunch offering that’s up for grabs in the Central area can be found at Buenos Aires Polo Club. The Argentine steakhouse will be serving the latest addition to its menu every Monday to Friday for $298, and it will include a choice of Onion soup and Wedge salad or Beef empanada to start, followed by a choice cut of General Pico Black Angus steak, and the traditional Argentine side of Fries Provencal. The hearty lunch is finished up with a dessert trolley, showcasing the club’s famous desserts, including freshly baked pies, cookies and gelato (additional $48 per person).
Buenos Aires Polo Club, 7/F LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.bapoloclub.com
New to California Tower, hybrid club and restaurant, Ignis by Linx, has also launched a new mix-and-match three-course lunch. Available Monday to Friday from 12pm to 3pm, the new menu is priced at $158 per person and features brunch-inspired items, with the selection broken down into sections – Power Breakfast, Leaves, Eggs, Carbs, Cheats and Proteins. Choices include oatmeal with honey, mixed berries and almond; avocado toast; and corned beef served with poached egg and salad. Other offerings include the frittata with chorizo and roasted pepper, and for a sweet end to your meal, choose between the lemon tart with meringue and fresh citrus, or strawberry with granola and house-made yoghurt sorbet.
Ignis by Linx, 1 & 2/F California Tower, 30-32 D’Aguilar Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/ignis.hongkong
Author: Annie Simpson