What’s On Hong Kong: Best Things to See, Do, Eat, Drink on Feb. 1-7, 2023
February 01, 2023
Ahh, another week is upon us and you’re looking for cool things to get up to in the 852! We’ve saved you the hassle with The Beat Hong Kong’s rundown of the best places to hit up and things to do right now—from blink-and-you'll-miss-it pop-up sights and new restaurant openings, to the hottest activities that you shouldn’t miss.
To keep your finger on the pulse of the city, follow The Beat Hong Kong to see what’s best in store for the week ahead.
1. Business Blitz
Networking is an important skill to have for any profession. Amid an ever-changing career landscape and in a city that never stops, finding work connections can feel like an unsurmountable feat. Women of Hong Kong are opening the floor to all who are eager to expand their circles with a rapid-fire Business Blitz event that brings together people by their passions, innovations, and aspirations.
When: 5 PM-9 PM, Feb. 7
Where: House Studio at Soho House, 33 Des Voeux Road West, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
How much: HK$350
2. Quality Laughs Club
Longtime host Pete Grella is presenting a night of quality laughs at a quality venue, with comedians Ryan Hynek, Nina McGrath, Muk Venkataraman, Ashley James, and Garron Kertnen Chiu. With all proceeds going to the Koma Kranth Foundation in support of enriching underprivileged communities, you can sit back with a smile knowing your admissions went to a good cause.
A selection of Quality Goods Club snacks and drink-side nibbles, along with a curated selection of wines, beers, and bevies will be available from 6 PM to whet your appetite (for laughs).
Purchase your tickets by clicking here.
When: 8 PM-10 PM, Feb. 7
Where: Quality Goods Club, B/F, On Lok House, 39-43 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: HK$200
3. Where’d You Get TAT?
Taking over creative space and bookstore Cabinet of Stories, TAT is a local independent label for artisanal leather designs and accessories that is bringing their range of products to the Staunton Street based store. Short for “Treat Anything Tactile,” the brand is hosting a pop-up highlighting their catalogue of chic, urban goods that can add a touch of a minimal but fun air to their closets.
When: Now until Feb. 19
Where: Cabinet of Stories, 1/F, 15 Staunton Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free
4. Almost There
Whimsical dreamscapes blending colours, textures, and symbols. Sculptural lines that brim with a feminine sensuality and fluid quality. Head along to The Aftermath to soak in these fantastical illustrations by Hong Kong artist Rosinewo. As her solo exhibition debut, the show will be featuring never before seen works under the theme of “Almost There.”
Swing along to the opening party on Feb. 5 to meet the artist herself and find out the inspirations behind her stunning pieces.
When: Feb. 1-28
(Opening Party) 6 PM-10 PM, Feb. 5
Where: The Aftermath, B/F, 57-59 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free
5. Still Standing
Presented by Pinch Media Film and the Sindhi Association of Hong Kong and China, “Still Standing” is a documentary exploring the historic plight of the Sindhi diaspora who had to leave their roots due to the 1947 Partition to seek a new life elsewhere in the world. This premiere event begins with an introduction from the director, Mirko Pincelli, giving audiences deeper insight into the topic at hand.
Tickets can be purchased here, with admissions being inclusive of popcorn and one drink of choice between white or red wine, beer, and soft drinks.
When: 7:20 PM-9:20 PM, Feb. 3
Where: House 2, Emperor Cinemas (iSQUARE), 63 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
How much: HK$115
6. Soy and MORA
The brainchild of chef Vicky Lau, the mind behind MORA, ĀN is the latest concept on the scene based around the key ingredient of soybeans. Debuting as a pop-up at Landmark, the limited-edition soy-based brand is here to peddle a rotation of freshly crafted drinks, pastries, and even takeaway meals.
Aside from blending together non-GMO beans to craft their natural line of soy milks (starting from HK$22) ĀN melds together cutting-edge Japanese technology with the ancient Chinese tradition that goes into the comforting flavours of the drink. Lunch-n-dashers can tuck into a hearty yet healthy Mapo Tofu Rice (HK$78) that is sure to satisfy, or grab a sweet bite like the Hojicha Financier (HK$32) or the sumptuous Pistachio & White Chocolate Soy Pulp Cookie (HK$40) and Condensed Milk + Soy Milk Tea Pudding (HK$35).
When: Now until Mar. 31
Where: Shop 350, 3/F, The Landmark Central, 15 Queen's Road Central, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Prices vary
7. Meet Me at room 3
Love is in the air at the ever-elegant Japanese-inspired gastrobar, room 3. Playing to the Valentine’s crowd, their new “Let the Loving Be-Gin” cocktail menu stuns with a variety of gin-based tipples, making a perfect match with their Nippon tapas.
Bedecked in festive florals, enter into the glittering space and be wowed by the creations of the ruby Berry Sour (HK$130) with rose and cucumber, Touch the Bee (HK$130) with limoncello and sparkling chamomile for that classy touch, both making great complements to the yakitori fare that’s available as an offer of two for HK$188.
When: Feb. 1-15
Where: room 3, Shop UG01-03, UG/F, H Zentre, 15 Middle Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
How much: Prices vary
Modern Japanese concept CENSU is celebrating their first “birthday” with a unique menu designed by founder chef Shun Sato alongside his team. This bespoke anniversary tasting menu and cocktail pairing is playfully titled “YUM BAO SIK JUI,” a phonemicization of the Cantonese phrase meaning to drink “full” and eat “drunk.”
The umami filled menu showcases the fusion-minded and innovatively updated cuisine of chef Sato, drawing inspiration from the local palate, and his cooking adventures in Sydney and London. At HK$1,288 per person, available for seatings of either two or four, expect to see fantastic dishes like Beef Tartare with Arima sansho dressing, miso-marinated Black Cod, Zucchini Flower Tempura over scallop prawn cheese mousse with truffle, and more. Click here to reserve a seating.
When: Available from Jan. 30 onwards
Where: CENSU, 28-30 Gough Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: HK$1,288
9. From Sahara to Silk Road
Part of a dinner party series offered monthly, February’s edition features a fusion of pan-African delights crossed with the less prominent yet immensely rich Kazhakh cuisine. Bridging together the most wonderful parts of each culture’s best plates, the meal is set to consist of Ethiopian lentil stew, Zimbabwean bota, Tanzanian coconut rice, as well as traditional Kazakh gudak, baursak, and kavardak.
A special offer is available for students, who can enjoy a reduced admission rate of HK$80. Click here to grab your seat at the table, and stay tuned to the Africa Centre Instagram for updates on their next intercultural dinner.
When: 5 PM-9 PM, Feb. 7
Where: Africa Center Hong Kong, 12/F, 21 Hillwood Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
How much: HK$120
10. More Food, More Good
Now a card-carrying official charity, More Good is throwing the “Keep the Lights On” fundraising party in celebration of this registered title. Doling out shawarma, falafel, hummus, and freshly toasted pitas by Matt Abergel and Mike Silva, with drinks from Sunday’s Distribution and Fernet Hunter shaken up by Lorenzo Antorini and Raphael Holzer, enjoy first-rate bites and sips for a good cause.
Load up your plate on goodies while also tucking into fresh sounds provided by Dantès, D- Heezy, Arthur Yeti. With proceeds going towards More Good’s cause of bringing quality food to the needy, grab your tickets now by clicking here. Children under six can attend for free.
When: 3PM until late, Feb. 4
Where: Unit 5A, Sum Lung Industrial Building, 11 Sun Yip Street, Chai Wan, Hong Kong
How much: HK$388
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