Hong Kong Restaurant News: Bakehouse Soho Opens, TAP Mong Kok Returns and More
With the announcement this week that Hong Kong restaurant's will now be allowed to seat tables of up to six people and stay open until 2am, it seems that our city's dining scene is well and truly coming back to life after months of strict social distancing measures. Just in time for a new month and the start of the festive season, there is plenty new to enjoy in the city––from autumnal menus, to plant-based delights, hairy crab dishes and new openings––including the much anticipated unveiling of Bakehouse's second location in Soho.
Bakehouse's new Soho location opens its doors
Since opening in Wan Chai in 2018, Bakehouse has been a favourite spot in the city for baked goods––shown day in and day out by the long line that snakes down Tai Wong Street East––and today (October 30) marks the opening if its second location in Soho. The new takeaway opened its doors at 7am, and is debuting several brand new baked creations. Whether you like your bread and pastries sweet or savoury, Bakehouse Soho will have something for you, with its new items which include: beef rendang pie, sausage rolls, matcha scones, olive oil and Tahitian vanilla tropezienne, brisket sandwich, caprese sandwich, gruyere cheese and ham viennese sandwich, and a decadent hazelnut pain au chocolat.
Le Garçon Saigon turns five
Another Wan Chai favourite, Le Garçon Saigon opened on Wing Fung Street in 2015 and is celebrating its fifth anniversary this November. To mark the occasion, the Saigonese grill-house is bringing back five signature dishes. From November 1, guests will be able to enjoy the likes of bánh xèo, wagyu beef skewers and tiger prawns––not forgetting the unmissable condensed milk flan dessert.
Sushi Hakucho to open in Tsim Sha Tsui this November
Kyushu-style omakase restaurant Sushi Hakucho is set to soft open in Tsim Sha Tsui this November. Promising to offer only the finest, freshest and most seasonal sushi from Japan’s southernmost island of Kyushu, all dishes will be artfully hand-crafted by veteran sushi master Harada Makoto. Open for lunch and dinner daily, autumn specials include sweet squid (ika) and quails egg yolk sushi, ika and urchin sushi, snakehead fish sushi, pickled mackerel sushi and more.
Tap Mong Kok is back
After sadly closing its doors in Mong Kok in September after six years of being open, Mong Kok's favourite tap room is back. Having moved just two doors down from its original location on Hak Po Street, the new TAP Mong Kok is soft open daily from 6pm to 11pm. Although the food menu is not yet available, guests can drop by to try one of its many Hong Kong and international beers––with us hoping that favourites such as toasted gai sandwich and crispy Cajun wings will be back on the menu soon.
Ovolo launches new tiffin lunch boxes
Available now at Kömune, Veda, and Te Quiero Mucho, Ovolo has launched a range of tiffin lunch boxes to brighten up your mid-day meal. The all-vegetarian Veda offers comforting dishes including Himalayan-inspired silk route momos, aloo gobi, and corn khichdi and wild Mushroom curry, while TQM offers a taco trio and more. Kömune's tiffin goes plant-based featuring sweet potato hummus, kale salad with pomegranate, wasabi, and yuzu dressing, and spiced purple cauliflower with confit piquillo peppers and smoked eggplant puree.
Hairy crab omakase at Sushiyoshi
Brought to Hong Kong by the same team behind 2-Michelin star restaurant in Osaka with the same name, Sushiyoshi is debuting a seasonal hairy crab omakase menu this month. Available from now until mid-December, highlights of 20-course omakase menu include slow-cooked lobster with hairy crab roe, hairy crab ravioli with white truffle and hairy crab roe sushi.
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Kind Kitchen and Green Common unveils new autumn menu
To welcome in the cooler weather, Kind Kitchen and Green Common are helping us all to enjoy some comforting plant-based dishes with its new autumn menu. With over 10 new winter warmers on offer there's plenty to try, including heartwarming spicy noodles, Indian-spiced beyond beef dip with roti paratha, and banana raisin pudding.
From November until January, Green Common will also be popping up at ArtisTree in Taikoo Place. Not only will the pop-up offer popular plant-based grocery products to takeaway, but breakfast and lunch menus will also be available featuring ingredients such as OmniPork and Califia Farms plant-based milk products.
Owl of Minerva by Castellana online grocery store now open
If Italian produce is more your thing, new online supermarket Owl of Minerva stocks a curated selection of gourmet food products and wines sourced directly from Piedmont in the northwestern Italy. Open now with deliveries available on Monday to Friday from 10am to 6pm, the online store is an extension of award-winning Italian restaurant, Castellana, and stocks everything from an extensive selection of fresh butter and cheeses, to pastas by Fatti Bene, and plenty of wines from the region.
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