Hong Kong Tourism Board Launches "Fortunes At Home" Campaign This Chinese New Year
With social distancing measures still in place, Chinese New Year may look different for a lot of us this year, but that’s no reason to not celebrate our favourite festival. In this connected world, there are many ways to celebrate, whether it’s ordering a veritable feast for delivery, sprucing up your home with new decor or sending your well wishes to friends and relatives. But if you’re in need of some ideas, Hong Kong Tourism Board has put together the Fortunes at Home campaign, which runs until 26 February and includes Mart in Hong Kong, a shopping and food delivery platform organised by Feed for your last-minute purchases.
Shop, click and drop on Mart in Hong Kong
If there’s ever a time to indulge your shopping habit, it’s Chinese New Year. After all, tradition dictates that it’s time to say goodbye to the old and hello to the new, right? You’ll find plenty to catch your eye on the Mart in Hong Kong shopping platform, from fashion and home accessories to snacks and gourmet gifts, alongside some great festive offers.
Don’t miss the Hong Kong Hero Crossover Series of six gourmet products, each one a collaboration between two local brands – one old, one new. These perfect pairings include 140-year-old Ying Kee Tea House’s cookie collab with Cookieism, and 80-year-old Ser Wong Fun and chef Jacques Kagi’s Chinese preserved sausage croissant DIY set.
Serve your snack haul on new, made-in-Hong Kong plates from The Cabinet. The seemingly traditional Chinese designs are given a cheeky makeover to include modern, everyday scenarios.
Beyond the food, keep your home fragrant with Sai Kung’s Be Candle, ensure it’s suitably decked out with fai chun by All Things Bright and Beautiful, and keep it lit with Easy Signs’ lucky ingot neon light. Don’t forget to bust out several rounds of mahjong—Glocal Mahjong by the HK Room has a Hong Kong-themed set that’s a fun spin on the age-old design.
If you have yet to pick up something for your Valentine, Mart in Hong Kong’s got you covered too. With delivery, there’s no need to shop til you drop, simply click to shop – all from the comfort of home. And if you’re feeling lucky, check out the Fortunes for All online game for a chance to win Mart in Hong Kong coupons and other surprises.
Gourmet at Home’s moveable feasts
Chinese New Year is all about sharing a meal together—one that’s filled with lucky eats to set you up for a golden year ahead. With Gourmet at Home, planning a feast is easy and you don’t even need to set foot out the door. You’ll find all your favourite festive foods available for delivery.
Start the year with an abundant poon choi to signify unity. You’ll find both traditional and more contemporary takes on this village speciality on Gourmet at Home. Keep it classic with The Peninsula’s Spring Moon poon choi to feast on five-head abalone, fish maw, sea cucumbers, dried oysters, prawns, roast duck, poached chicken and more. Plant-based? Not a problem—L’hotel Group has one that’s filled with veggie alternatives for abalone and chicken, and plenty of mushrooms, black moss, red dates, lotus seeds—the list goes on.
Or opt for lo hei for a fun, delicious way to usher in the Year of the Ox. There are plenty to choose from, including one by executive chef Lee Man-sing at Mott 32. His whole Boston lobster and abalone lo hei is accompanied by neatly arranged raw fish, fresh vegetables, pickles and more. It’s perhaps the only time when playing with food is acceptable, so get your chopsticks ready to toss the food together as you recite auspicious phrases.
Meanwhile, Duckee has a six-course spring menu that also includes lo hei; each dish has its own auspicious associations so you’re set up for an extra lucky meal. Other themed menus to look out for include a resplendent eight-course spread by executive chef Li Man-lung at Duddell’s, or the smaller but no less luxurious three-dish menu by Royal Plaza’s Di King Heen.
For a sugar rush, treat your family to afternoon tea sets by Four Seasons and Rosewood’s Butterfly Patisserie – perfect for Valentine’s Day too. Or keep on theme with The Mira’s piñata-inspired Bombshell – Lunar New Year Blessing Collection, featuring cakes that can be ‘smashed’ to reveal a range of confectionery.
The Fortunes at Home campaign has also included lots of Chinese New Year tips to inspire your own celebration, including a guide on how to attract luck and fortune in the Year of the Ox by none other than Tatler’s favourite feng shui designer Thierry Chow.
Visit DiscoverHongKong.com/CNY for more festive ideas. Kung hei fat choi!