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Digest Hong Kong Restaurant News: Yardbird & Shake Shack Announce Burger Collaboration, New Cakes To Try, And More

Hong Kong Restaurant News: Yardbird & Shake Shack Announce Burger Collaboration, New Cakes To Try, And More

Hong Kong Restaurant News: Yardbird & Shake Shack Announce Burger Collaboration, New Cakes To Try, And More
Image courtesy of Shake Shack
By Gavin Yeung
By Gavin Yeung
May 28, 2021
The food and drink happenings that you should know about this week

Sweet tooths rejoice: the coming week bears news of a cornucopia of new pastries, cakes, cookies and more from the likes of Date by Tate, Aqua Luna, Calioo and Baked Indulgence. Otherwise, let your tastebuds take a trip to Japan with Yardbird and Shake Shack's upcoming collaboration, or to Singapore at Bibi & Baba. Read on to find out more.

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Date By Tate And Koffee Mameya To Pair Fine Pastries With Competition-Grade Coffee

Photo: Courtesy of Koffee Mameya
Photo: Courtesy of Koffee Mameya

Tate Dining Room's street-level boutique space, Date by Tate, is heading across the harbour to link up with Koffee Mameya at K11 Musea for a collaborative pairing experience involving head pastry chef Graf Kwok's bijou pastries and a selection of Koffee Mameya's 25 seasonal roasts. The pairing brings together three "kube" pastries and three light to dark roasts: a Japanese chestnut cake infused with local honey is matched with Honduras El Puenta Geisha from Ditta Artigianale in Florence; a curry and dry fruits financier with the medium-roast Ethiopia Raspberry Candy from Melbourne's Ona Coffee; and lastly, an indulgent chocolate and black truffle pound cake with the punchy Guariroba Natural from Tokyo's Philocoffea. Combining Kwok's Michelin-starred desserts and Koffee Mameya's exacting coffee-making process, this is one experience worth making a detour for.

Koffee Mameya, B217, B2/F, K11 Musea, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

Related: The Best Cafés and Coffee Shops in Tsim Sha Tsui

Yardbird And Shake Shack Partner For A One-Day-Only Collaboration

Mark the afternoon of June 12 down in your calendar, because Michelin-starred izakaya Yardbird and Shake Shack will be serving a limited-edition collaborative burger, bites and a drink from 4pm until supplies run out. Available only at Shake Shack's ifc location, this event celebrates Shake Shack's third year in Hong Kong, as well as falling under Yardbird's months-long series of partnerships in celebration of its 10th anniversary—previous activations include a slip-on mule designed with fashion label Rone, a special 'Bong Water' water bottle with marijuana lifestyle brand Mister Green, and a band tee with LA-based skate brand The Hundreds. Shake Shack has also previously collaborated with culinary stars such as Danny Yip of The Chairman, Zaiyu Hasegawa of Tokyo's Jimbocho Den, David Chang of Momofuku, Mingoo Kang of Mingles and Hansik Goo, and pastry chef Dominique Ansel. Stay tuned as more details about the special food and drink offerings are revealed in the coming fortnight.

Shack Shack, Shop 4018, 4/F, Two International Finance Centre, 8 Finance St, Central

Take To The Sea With Aqua Luna's Afternoon Tea

Photo: Gavin Yeung/Tatler Asia
Photo: Gavin Yeung/Tatler Asia

If you've found yourself drifting through the doldrums of same-looking afternoon teas, Aqua Luna's new offering just might blow fresh wind into your sails. To mark the beginning of summer, the historic junk boat is bringing Dim Sum Library's Cantonese delicacies out on the water. The 10-dish menu features the likes of black truffle har gau (shrimp dumpling), black garlic siu mai pork dumpling, wagyu beef puff with black pepper, burrata cheesecake and opera chocolate cake. Combined with the iconic skyline and the salty sea spray of Victoria Harbour, there's no better way to take in the essence of Hong Kong. Priced at HK$798 for two people, the afternoon tea aboard the Aqua Luna is available every Friday and Sunday, and can be booked online here.

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Bibi & Baba Launches A New Menu Of Malaysian Flavours

Nyonya fish head curry (Photo: JIA Group)
Nyonya fish head curry (Photo: JIA Group)

Opened in October of last year with famed Singaporean private kitchen and makeup duo, Tinoq and Dylan of PasirpanjangBoy, JIA Group's Nyonya restaurant Bibi & Baba has just revamped its offerings, courtesy of new head chef Ho Wai-Kong. Hailing from Malaysia and trained in Singapore, Ho presents a marriage of Malaysian, Singaporean and Indonesian cuisines in new dishes such as the Hainan chicken (available in full or half portions). Made using local three-yellow chicken, it is poached and served with traditional sauces and a choice of chicken oil rice or butterfly pea rice. The fried carrot cake, contrary to its name, is made by stir-frying steamed radish cake; while the Nyonya fish head curry is a show-stopping dish best shared among big groups. Try these and more in the restaurant's new sharing menus for two (HK$288 p.p.) or four people (HK$338 p.p.), among other dishes debuting for the first time.

Bibi & Baba, 1-7 Ship Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Calioo Carnival Opens This Weekend Only With Food, Fun And Games

A range of local goods on offer at Calioo Carnival (Photo: Calioo)
A range of local goods on offer at Calioo Carnival (Photo: Calioo)

Known for promoting specialty food and crafts by small local vendors, mobile shopping app Calioo is popping up for this weekend only (until May 30) with a carnival and food market chock full of vendors—all 40 of them—alongside fairground games and prizes. The event is free to enter, and offers visitors the chance to peruse the likes of Twinkle Cookies' signature mochi cookies, Cake Bae's French-Filipino pastries, burnt cheesecake specialist Soulgood, Korean-inspired baked goods from Lazy Bread, and sakura shrimp chilli oil from Explicit Spices. In between snacking on fresh treats, try your hand at game booths like Boozy Cups, Crazy Clown and Bottle Ring Toss for the chance to win a prize or two.

108-120 Percival Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

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Grace Chan Curates Baked Indulgence's New Harbour City Pop-Up

Grace Chan and the Neapolitan cookie (Photo: Courtesy of Baked Indulgence)
Grace Chan and the Neapolitan cookie (Photo: Courtesy of Baked Indulgence)

Local bakery Baked Indulgence is due to launch a pop-up space for the month of June, adding to its current stockists at Knockbox Coffee Company and Todayislong. Drop by from June 1 for a taste of new creations curated by TV star Grace Chan (who will be officiating the opening). Treats on offer include the Neapolitan cookie, a combination of chocolate, strawberry and vanilla; the PinkBlack cookie, inspired by the nostalgic taste of Meiji Apollo Strawberry chocolates; and the Lemon Bar cookie with its burst of citrus. The bakery's first-ever full-sized cake, the Neapolitan cake, will also be available to take away. 

Baked Indulgence pop-up store, Kiosk K, Level 3, Ocean Terminal, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

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