“Eat what?” The most popular question asked by Hongkongers in all walks of life, from primary school students walking with their parents from school back home to hustling commuters WhatsApping their coworkers for quick lunch ideas. Find out the latest bites and sips in the month of October with our list below.
Lovers of Chiu Chow da laang cuisine rejoice: Gu Liang Cai just landed at Central Market to win you over with its modern rendition of time-honored recipes. From must-try marinated dishes such as the Goose Platter and the Goose Offal Platter, to traditional seafood specialties such as Threadfin Fish with Salted Fish Sauce, this stylish eatery stays true to its roots while exuding an approachable, fast-casual air. For this, you have Chef Ronaldo Shao and his fellow Chiu Chow-native chefs to thank.
Shop 124-125, 1/F, Central Market, 80 Des Voeux Road Central and 93 Queen’s Road Central, Central, +852 2117 1919
Causeway Bay’s latest addition Teppanyaki Mihara Goten experiments with the “Wa Modern” philosophy of Chef Terufumi Mihara, fusing the intricate kappo spirit with the vibrant teppanyaki cuisine. Experience the Chef’s passion, expertise and vision first-hand by witnessing the preparation of exquisite delicacies including Grilled King Crab Crepe, Broiled Ezo Abalone with Hokkaido Sea Urchin and more — and don’t miss out on the homemade sauces enriched by French, Italian and Chinese flavors.
3/F, CUBUS, 1 Hoi Ping Road, Causeway Bay, +852 5394 3689
An antidote to your matcha cravings, nana’s green tea opens its first Hong Kong location, introducing its vast matcha-centric menu to your in-between-meal diet. Spotlighting melt-in-the-mouth matcha from Yamamasa Koyamaen, famed artisan house from Uji, Tokyo with 200 years in the game, nana’s green tea is home to specialty beverages such as Matcha Latte, Matcha Latte Frappe, as well as delectable parfaits and baked treats.
B128, AIRSIDE, 2 Concorde Road, Kai Tak, Hong Kong
You know where’s a great place to be this October? Tong Chong Street Market’s Beer Festival. Headlining upcycling start-up BREER and their exclusive Pandan Milkshake IPA, the festival is where you find more than 70 blends from local breweries under one roof. Beer tastes way better when paired with foods you like, that’s why you can count on Wingman for wings on fleek, Enso for traditional izakaya bites, Medanlang for Indonesian flavors, and more!
Purchase your tickets here.
12 & 13 October 2023 (Thursday, Friday): 6pm – 10pm
14 October 2023 (Saturday): 12pm – 4pm & 6pm – 10pm
Taikoo Garden, Two Taikoo Place, 979 King’s Rd, Quarry Bay
Sheung Wan’s gem Nissa La Bella is back with “Bistro & Wine Bar” as its new suffix, but of course, the upgrade doesn’t stop there: expect an elegantly endearing French menu spotlighting locally sourced, seasonal ingredients, affordably priced wine pairing options and a cozy interior that makes you want to stay longer. Whether it’s intimate dinners, casual lunches or live entertainment you’re after, now you know where to swing by.
6-14 Upper Station Street, Sheung Wan, +852 9549 3882
White truffle season is so close, you can almost smell it. To also taste it, head to Michelin-acclaimed Italian restaurant LucAle for their White Truffle Menu. Featuring 5g of the Alban treasure in each dish, the feast starts with a classic Beef Tartare (or a slow-cooked Pumpkin Cream for vegans), followed by the hearty Raviolo Gigante con Ricotta and White Truffle Tagliolini. Available from the second week of October until the season ends.
Shop A, 100 Third Street, Sai Ying Pun, +852 3611 1842
Korean restaurant Hanksik Goo celebrates Chef Seung Hun Park’s first season at the helm of the kitchen with a fall tasting menu. Staying true to his goal to create authentic and delicious Korean food, Chef Park looks to seasonal produce and a trip back home for inspiration. The results? A six-course lunch and an eight-course dinner featuring GeumTae Gui, or grilled black throat seaperch fish, and Hanwoo Bulgogi & Deoduk with Pyogo Mushroom Bab, a vibrant combo bursting with flavors.
1/F, The Wellington, 198 Wellington Street, Central, +852 2798 8768
The season of missing home is here, and so is our yearning for the authentic taste of home. Moved by this sentiment, Chef Lee Man-Sing of Mott 32 bases his seasonal menu on the culinary customs of the coastal province of Fukien, introducing delicacies such as the Drunken Mantis Shrimp immersed in glutinous rice wine, Braised Duck with Ginger, Whole Steamed Red Sturgeon Crab with glutinous rice, and more. Come savor the natural umami of these ingredients with friends and family.
Standard Chartered Bank Building, 4-4A Des Voeux Road Central, Central, +852 2885 8688
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