Hong Kong and Macau’s first-ever Delicious USA food festival takes place 21 June–21 July 2019, and we’re here to guide you through all the fabulous offerings you’ll be able to find at your favourite restaurants during this time. WARNING: loads of deliciously drool-worthy dishes ahead (scroll through on an empty stomach for maximum impact!).
Always a popular choice for good, ol’ American classics, visit Commissary to enjoy BBQ pork ribs ($228) and Brooklyn Lager ($70). The ribs feature US baby-back ribs and applewood chips used for smoking to give the meat its distinctive flavour, while Brooklyn Lager is a perfect accompaniment to those ribs and a refreshing antidote to Hong Kong’s hot, humid summer days.
Shop 405, 4/F, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, 2602 0707, book online
Modern Indian restaurant Daarukhana will be serving up some delicious US dishes with its burra short rib ($388) served with mixed chutney, using USDA Prime Rib and US potatoes, and radhuni black cod ($218), which utilises California black cod and US mustard. Like your American ingredients in liquid form? Ask for some Jack Daniels No. 7 or Tito’s Handmade Vodka (both $108).
G/F and 1/F, Tai Yip Building, 141 Thomson Road, Wanchai, 2771 1112, email@example.com
3. Estiatorio KEIA
For a taste of the Mediterranean in the heart of Central, head to Estiatorio KEIA for a US rib-eye steak ($448) served with mushrooms and US baby potatoes.
2/F, H Queen’s, 80 Queen’s Road Central, Central, 2677 7737, book online
4. Flying Pig Bistro
At Sai Ying Pun gem Flying Pig Bistro, get spoilt for choice with USA beef cheeks ($248) paired with red wine reduction, green asparagus and roasted garlic mashed potato – all US ingredients. You can also try the USA pulled pork sliders ($148) with homemade BBQ sauce or, if you’re feeling famished, order the USA baby-back ribs ($198) with orange BBQ sauce.
62 High Street, Sai Ying Pun, 2540 0311
5. FoFo by el Willy
If you’re craving Spanish food (and some gorgeous views of Hong Kong), visit FoFo by el Willy for the Alaskan king crab ($188) with hollandaise, tomato salsa and US potatoes or the US pork tomahawk ($225) with homemade BBQ sauce, roasted aubergine and US asparagus. When it’s time for dessert, indulge your sweet tooth with a cranberry and fig tart ($88) served with rum raisin ice cream, made with US cranberries and butter.
20/F, M88, 2 Wellington Street, Central, 2900 2009, book online
For a hearty Italian-American meal, head to Franks for the melt-in-the-mouth braised short rib with creamy polenta and US heirloom carrots ($248) and wash it down with some Brooklyn Lager ($78).
G/F and 1/F, 76 Wyndham Street, Central, 2320 0858
7. Ginger Grill (Ocean Park)
If you’re headed to Ocean Park (or just need a delicious reason to visit), pop by Ginger Grill for the restaurant’s massive grilled US Prime bone-in rib-eye ($1,088) served with a mushroom bourguignon sauce made with Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.
Aqua City, Ocean Park Hong Kong, 180 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen, 3923 2323
8. ICHU Peru
You’ll also want to try out the classic baked US potatoes ($70) with a Peruvian twist at ICHU Peru – these are served with a rich sauce made with US Cheddar cheese and Peruvian chilli peppers (aji amarillo).
3/F, H Queen’s, 80 Queen’s Road Central, Central, 2477 7717, book online
9. Komune (Ovolo Southside)
Over at Komune at Ovolo Southside, try out the IPA BBQ pork ribs with baked Cheddar mac ‘n’ cheese and pickled chilli ($198), made with US ribs and cheese.
4/F, Ovolo Southside, 64 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Wong Chuk Hang, 3460 8157, book online
10. La Paloma
At Sai Ying Pun Spanish favourite La Paloma, you’ll have several delicious dishes to choose from featuring a range of premium US ingredients – USDA beef tartare ($168) with deliciously crisp prawns and US potato truffle fries, US pork tomahawk ($188) with chipotle cream, mushrooms and US Brussels sprouts and 500g USDA Prime beef ($580) with padrón peppers and grilled US asparagus.
1/F, SoHo 189, 189 Queen’s Road West, Sai Ying Pun, 2291 6161, book online
11. Prohibition Grill House & Cocktail Bar (Ocean Park Marriott Hotel)
Over at Ocean Park Marriott’s Prohibition Grill House & Cocktail Bar, you’ll want to feast on the classic New York strip with melted US blue cheese ($606) and the thick-cut maple-glazed US bacon with US cornbread ($148).
G/F, Club Wing, Ocean Park Marriott Hotel, 180 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen, 3555 1900, book online
12. The Apron Oyster Bar & Grill (Galaxy Macau)
If you live in Macau or are visiting, we suggest you head to The Apron Oyster Bar & Grill at Galaxy Macau to indulge in the Gustavus Swift 1855 ($278), featuring US grain-fed Black Angus and US potatoes, or the grilled Boston lobster ($298) with US Brandt Beef steak (+ $278–378 depending on selection of meat).
Shop G108, G/F, Galaxy Macau, Estrada da Baia de Nossa Senhora da Esperanca, Cotai, Macau, +853 8883 2221, book online