Delish News: New Restaurants, Menus, and Pop-ups in Hong Kong, June 2023
June 09, 2023
Matching the heat outside, The Beat Asia rounds up the latest and the hottest to hit Hong Kong’s dining scene this summer. From esteemed food scholar Fuchsia Dunlop bringing aromatic spices to Black Sheep’s Grand Majestic Sichuan to the exquisite Peruvian-Japanese flair showcased in ICHU’s new menu, June is rife with mouth-watering eats all around. Check out our list of restaurant openings, pop-ups, menu refreshes, and more to hit Hong Kong this month of June 2023!
Fuchsia Dunlop Returns to Grand Majestic Sichuan
It’s time for a Sichuanese summer! Grand Majestic Sichuan is bringing a special appearance by four-time James Beard awardee Fuchsia Dunlop, who arrives in Hong Kong fresh out of her week-long culinary exploration across Sichuan with Chef Theign. On June 15 to 16, Chef Theign and Fuchsia will present a special collaborative menu crafted to highlight their travels inspired by Chengdu. The menu features an array of cold and hot appetizers, regional specialties, and a dessert that will leave you satisfied after a flaming feast.
On June 17, the duo will host a private Sichuan cooking masterclass, whereby Fuchsia herself will include a thorough step-by-step creation process of some of the restaurant's most loved signatures. The experience concludes with a dessert on the garden terrace and includes a parting gift box and a copy of Fuchsia Dunlop’s cookbook to take home.
On the weekend of June 17 to 18, guests who prefer sitting pretty can spend an intimate evening with Fuchsia Dunlop over an intimate dinner of coveted Sichuan classics, with Fuchsia guiding guests through each dish on a tour of the depth of flavours and colours.
When: June 15-18
Where: The Grand Majestic Sichuan, Shop 301, Alexandra House, 18 Chater Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Book here, HK$1,088 per person (Collab menu)
Book here, HK$2,500 (Cooking masterclass)
Book here, Prices vary (Private dinner)
Foxglove Introduces New Signature Menu Inspired by Shanghainese Love Story
Foxglove has just launched a new signature food and cocktail menu that revives the 1940s-inspired speakeasy’s lore with new developments. The menus are inspired by the fictional love affair of English aristocrat Frank Minza and a mystical Eurasian burlesque dancer named Mrs. Pound.
This sultry and inviting menu features bold East-Asian bites that tell the story of Frank and Mrs. Pound's epicurean gallivants in Shanghai. Enjoy dishes like the mala xiaolongbao dubbed A Tale of Sichuan Romance, Her Aromatic Allure (Cumin Spiced Lamb with Crystal Wraps), and Down To The Bone (Braised Short Ribs).
To match the eats, bar manager Saheb Ambekar has created a signature cocktail menu inspired by iconic musicians of the era. Try the longan-infused Tanqueray spiked Smoky and Sultry inspired by Anita Mui, the flowery and romantic Purple Rain made in honour of Prince, and Elvis tribute Jailhouse Rock shaken up with peanut-infused bourbon.
Where: Foxglove, 2/F, Printing House, 6 Duddell Street, Central, Hong Kong
Intervals Cocktail Bar Opens at Hong Kong International Airport Skybridge
Introducing Intervals, the ultimate dining experience designed specifically for travellers in an airport setting. From the food and beverage offerings to the interactive and engaging experiences with a cinematic Skybridge view, everything has been carefully crafted with jetsetters in mind.
Launching in late-June at Hong Kong International Airport, Intervals offers world-class cocktails designed as “flights of cocktails” with miniature sips tailored to the amount of time that guests have to spare. From a quick 15-minute to a more leisurely 45-minute experience, guests can indulge in an expertly timed experience that suit their needs. Accompanying the drinks is the "pinchos" (tapas-style bar snacks), which features an elevated take on global cuisines, with guests free to pick and choose from an ever-changing rotation of eight types from a custom-made trolley. What’s more, those in a hurry to make it for boarding can also grab from takeaway boxes of cocktails and pinchos that are perfect for on-board dining.
Where: Intervals, Unit 9SB206, Level 9, Sky Bridge, Hong Kong International Airport, Lantau, New Territories
ICHU Welcomes Chef Andrés Rendón, Who Brings in a New A-La-Carte Menu
ICHU has announced the launch of its new a la carte menu designed by their latest executive chef, Andrés Rendón. Having recently moved from his post at the St. Regis Downtown in Dubai, Chef Rendón designed the menu to offer exciting meals that traverse its unconventional pairing of Peruvian and Japanese fare. To match the new addition to their team, ICHU’s venue also boasts a stunning terrace bar renovation by Joyce Wang Studio, just in time for al fresco kickbacks.
Born in Venezuela, Chef Rendón has honed his culinary skills across multiple cuisines and brings a fresh perspective to ICHU's menu. The menu offers an extensive range of ceviches, tartare, and spices-filled main dishes. Guests can indulge in the Hamachi Ceviche (HK$180) or the Sirloin De Wagyu (HK$450) to stimulate the palate. Seafood lovers must try the flamed Grilled Octopus (HK$240) and Grilled Tiger Prawns (HK$310). These dishes are cooked to perfection and infused with a blend of spices and herbs to retain their natural flavours and textures.
Where: ICHU, 3F, H Queens, 80 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong
Momentai Re-opens in Sai Kung at New Waterfront Location
Momentai has relocated to a cosy waterfront location, catching the salty mist of the clear-blue Sai Kung waters. Their new menu focuses on Caribbean and tropical cuisine, featuring flavourful dishes like Caribbean Skewers with Tender Okinawan Braised Pork Belly and Caribbean Jerk Chicken. Other menu options include burgers, salads, and Mexican dishes like tacos and burritos for guests munch on against the waterfront views.
Sip on tropical cocktail crafted with fresh ingredients and premium spirits, including the Sangria Lemonade and Holiday Highball. For hops, the beer selection includes local bevvies including Yardley Brothers’ Machine Men Pale Ale and Carbon Brews’ Pale Ale.
Momentai also offers a Junk Boat catering service in anticipation for the sweltering summer ahead, providing delicious food and drinks for boats leaving from Sai Kung. Packages start at HK$128 per person and include options like burritos, quesadillas, skewers, salads, sliders, and chicken wings. It’s an endless feast to accompany a boundless days’ worth of fun!
Where: Momentai, 43 Hoi Pong Street, Sai Kung, Hong Kong
Hole Foods Pop-Up Sharing Donuts & Baked Goods in Quarry Bay
What started with a desperate craving for a single classic glaze donut eventually barrelled into a heroic crusade of bringing homemade donuts to the donut-barren city of Hong Kong. Founded in 2020, Hole Foods delivers hand-mixed, hand-rolled, and hand-cut donuts to sweet-toothed denizens through online order-made boxes for as little as HK$35 a piece.
All this stands to change with Hole Foods’ most recent pop-up in Taikoo Place, kicking off with Tiramisu and Milk + Peanut Butter, as well as showcasing some of their surprise June flavours (Apple Pie and Rose Lychee). Forever the staple, the Original Glazed Donut fills a donut-shaped hole in the soul of traditionalists, so go ahead and pick up a donut of your choice in-person while you still can!
Where: Hole Foods Pop-Up Booth, Kiosks A, 1/F, Lincoln House, Taikoo Place, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong
Aussie-style, Pet-friendly G’Day Café Opens in Sai Ying Pun
Chef Yen Chan, a Toronto-Hong Kong native, brings her love for Australian cuisine to Hong Kong with G'day Café. The menu offers classic Aussie dishes with a creative twist, perfect for urbanites who want to indulge in quality food in a laid-back environment.
Start your day with a creative take on bacon and egg sandwiches, The G’sanga, or the gut-friendly G’Day Yoghurt Bowl! Noteworthy meal-time options for lunch or dinner include the Chilled Octopus with Pickled Jalapeño and the Lamb Rack, as well as the keto-friendly French Duck Confit with Eggs for those looking to indulge without compromising their health goals.
As a pet-friendly café, G’Day Café also offers a special menu for furry friends, so instead of begging and pawing at your shins as you pretend not to see them, they’ll be plenty satisfied with a meal of their own!
Where: G’Day Café and Restaurant, Shop A, G/F, Nam Cheong Building, 48-52 Hill Road, Hong Kong
CaN LaH Introduces East-Meets-West Afternoon Tea at Kowloon Branch
CaN LaH’s new branch in Harbour City is the perfect spot to get an eyeful of the stunning views while indulging in a delightful European and Nanyang-style Afternoon Tea for two. Exclusively available at this location for HK$398, the three-tiered spread features 12 sweet and savoury treats that blend Chinese, Western, and Malaysian delicacies, including Chinese dim sum, Western-style desserts, and Nanyang favourites.
Don't miss out on the special Malaysian drinks available at a discounted price of HK$28 per glass. These drinks include Tehtarik, Ipoh white coffee, Iced Air Mata Kucing, and Iced Lemongrass Ginger with Grass Jelly.
Where: CaN LaH, Shop 4101, 4/F, Gateway Arcade, Harbour City, 3-27 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
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