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By Michelle Chan | October 19th, 2023

Eat what? A question we ask ourselves and the people we care about all the time. Whether you’re hoping to venture out of your usual go-tos, or want solid counterproposals against the dreaded “you decide”s and “I don’t know”s, keep coming back to this series. Without further ado, here are 8 more new restaurants in the Greater Bay Area to try out this October. Part 1 here.

Fall in Thai

The lowering temperatures and cold drizzles are starting to feel like a great time for enjoying Thai hot pots. Dubbed a must-eat restaurant by the Chinese DianPing app (read: almost every Chinese netizen), Fall in Thai is finally bringing its signature broths and seafood treasure chest to Hong Kong. From Tom Yum Goong Shrimp and Coconut Milk Chicken to Slow-cooked Beef Brisket, pick the broth of your dreams or go for a combo, before digging into the beef platters, seafood sets and various Thai street foods.

Shop 708, 7/F, New Town Plaza Phase I, 18 Sha Tin Centre Street, Sha Tin, +852 2618 0992

Flat Iron Steak Pop-up

Let’s name something we absolutely love, we’ll go first: great value and even greater taste. The masterminds behind Steak King and Macelle introduce the Flat Iron Steak pop-up, led by veteran chef Jo Campbell to offer an enticing value-driven menu. Enjoy a 7oz black angus steak for lunch for HK$150, with an M9 wagyu upgrade only for HK$35 extra; dinner starts at HK$198 with premium sharing steaks at up to HK$888. Meat lovers, make sure to plan a visit by the end of this year.

All prices are subject to 10% service fee.

LG Sharma Soho, 9-11 Staunton Street, Central

IHOP @foodpanda Hong Kong

Breakfast in bed? Better yet, breakfast to your door. IHOP partners up with foodpanda so that your favorite pancakes and waffles are only a click away: don’t only reminisce about the New York Cheesecake Pancake and Pancake Breakfast Combo you had when you were overseas, make them a reality. From now until the end of November, use promo code “IHOPHK” at checkout to get a free Triple Chocolate Mini Pancakes set.

Order on foodpanda now, currently only available in Hong Kong Island.

Rue Du Liban

Adding another cuisine to your gastronomic portfolio, Tsim Sha Tsui’s latest addition Rue Du Liban is home to authentic Lebanese dishes such as Grilled Halloumi Cheese, Kibbeh (lean pounded lamb meat mixed with bulgur wheat and pine nuts) and Pan-fried Chicken Liver in Pomegranate Molasses. Apart from impeccable flavors, attention to details also matters to the restaurant, exemplified by its use of handmade bronze tableware from the small Indian town of Orissa.

Shop A, G/F, Hillwood Court, 22-26 Hillwood Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, +852 2310 2922

Chao Boss

Photo: DianPing

Championing modern Chiu Chow cuisine, Guangzhou’s hottest restaurant Chao Boss pampers diners with intricate regional dishes, a contemporary-luxe interior and a sense of humor evident from their menus and promotional materials. Whether it’s classic options such as Marinated Goose Platter, Bitter Melon Pot and Threadfin with Rice, or fusion creations such as Maoxuewang and Iced Grass Jelly you’re after, Chao Boss has got you covered.

5/F, Xinghuan International Business Center, 11 Qiaoguang West Road, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou


Photo: DianPing

This is your daily reminder to treat yourself to something nice. Our suggestion is some tasty pastries from Cream&Me. Reeling customers in with the irresistible fragrances of Dark Chocolate Mille-feuille, Pudding Souffle Cheesecake and its signature Strawberry Cream Cake, this Guangzhou bakery-slash-café is no stranger to long lines outside its doors, fast-going baked goods and waves of praises on the internet.

Shop B119, K11 Art Mall, 6 Zhujiang East Road, Guangzhou

Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill @The Londoner Macao

Gordon Ramsay has opened Asia’s first-of-its-kind British gastropub and steakhouse at The Londoner Macao, need we say more? In Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill, indulge in British classics interpreted in the multi-Michelin-starred chef’s exquisite point of view, with signature dishes such as Beef Wellington, British Sunday Roast and a juicy The Londoner Burger. Missing something? Choose your perfect pint from eight draught brews and more than 16 bottled beers, more handcrafted cocktails await.

Level 1, The Londoner Macao, Estrada do lstmo, Cotai, Macao, +853 8118 8822

粵·向群飯店 (Yue·Xiang Qun Restaurant)

Photo: DianPing

30 years in the game have transformed Xiang Qun Restaurant into the new and improved Yue·Xiang Qun Restaurant. Its latest Guangzhou branch may boast a contemporary interior lit with colorful, vibrant lights, but the taste of Chinese-style dishes remains the same. For those looking for stir-fried bites with ample wok flavor, don’t miss out on the Salted Beef Rib Cubes, Black Truffle Fried Rice with Abalone Sauce, and Spicy Stir-fried Pork Loin.

Shop 316-318, Zone B, Tianhecheng Shopping Center, 11 Beijing Road, Guangzhou

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