For a delicious yet hair-raising experience, head to Yum Cha for some Halloween-inspired goodies, ranging from steamed mini red bean pumpkins ($49 for 3), to BBQ pork finger puffs ($59 for 3), to flying bat wontons ($59 for 4). Sure to entice diners of all ages, there are even steamed mummy sausage buns ($59 for 2) and green-tea boiled egg with dragon’s beard candy ($49).
Causeway Bay: 2/F, Emperor Watch and Jewellery Centre, 8 Russell Street, 2323 1288, click here to book online
Central: 2/F, Nan Fung Place, 173 Des Voeux Road Central, 3708 8081, click here to book online
Mongkok: Shop 07, Level 4A, Langham Place, 8 Argyle Street, 2818 1099, click here to book online
TST: 3/F, 20–22 Granville Road, 2751 1666, click here to book online
Emack & Bolio’s
Stop by this quirky ice-cream shop for a frightening good time. From 18–31 October, customers who purchase a double scoop in one of Emack & Bolio’s signature Froot Loops, Rice Krispies or Coco Pops Marsh “Mellow“ cones can adorn their sweet treats with two Halloween toppings for free. So bring on the tombstones, eyeballs and jack-o’-lanterns!
Central: 26 Cochrane Street, 2505 6626
TST: Shop G38, G/F, Mira Place One, 132 Nathan Road, 2780 2680
Tsuen Wan: Shop UG19, UG/F, Citywalk, 1 Yeung Uk Road, 2386 7100
Wanchai: Shop G09–10, Lee Tung Avenue, 200 Queen’s Road East, 2952 3883
The Drunken Pot
For a ghoulishly good time, dunk into a Halloween pumpkin truffle pot ($288) featuring mushroom-laced broth with fried noodles and squid balls shaped like mini pumpkins at hotpot specialist The Drunken Pot. There are also Halloween glutinous rice dumpling balls ($88 for 3) filled with melted cheese and pumpkin purée.
Causeway Bay: 27/F, V Point, 18 Tang Lung Street, 2323 7098, click here to book online
TST: Shop 1, 2/F, 8 Observatory Road, 2321 9038, click here to book online
Marks & Spencer
Our go-to M&S packs in lots of gory fun with 15 kinds of Halloween-themed sweets ($29–59) this year including Dracula’s dentures, mummy biscuits, witches’ fingers and fizzy spiders.
Branches around Hong Kong; click here for locations
Your little horrors will be delighted at TokyoLima’s Omacasa Brunch on Saturday, 27 October from 12–2:30pm ($398/adult; $128/child 12 and under). Alongside the usual kids’ corner packed with mini basketball hoop, toys, drawing paper and crayons, there will be a face-painter and trick-or-treat station to entertain the young ones.
G/F, 18–20 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, 2811 1152, click here to book online
There will be plenty of kids (and adults) knocking on your door if you hand out these seriously addictive spooky chocolate treats from GODIVA. Highlights include a Halloween chocolate cat-shaped gift box ($120) and Halloween wrapped chocolate gift box ($70).
Branches around Hong Kong; click here for locations
Boogie at La Vache!’s Halloween-themed Le Disco Brunch on Sunday, 28 October ($488/person), held at the restaurant’s TST location. Besides juicy steak and crispy frites, there will be a photo booth, face-painting station and scary party favours. There’s even a free-flow La Guillotine cocktail option, La Vache!’s version of a Bloody Mary.
12 Hart Avenue, 2666 6818, TST, book online
For a spook-tacular Halloween, bring the little ones to FRITES. On Sunday, 28 October, the Belgian eatery will feature a lively Halloween magic show at 2pm, a costume competition and candy galore. The child with the best costume will win a $500 voucher to spend on a future meal at FRITES.
Causeway Bay: Shop 1, G/F, Park Haven, 38 Haven Street, 2142 5233, click here to book online
Central: 1/F, The Wellington, 198 Wellington Street, 2217 6671, click here to book online
Quarry Bay: G/F, Oxford House, Taikoo Place, 979 King’s Road (entrance at 22 Westlands Road), 2250 5188, click here to book online
Wanchai: Shop 6, 1/F, Causeway Centre, 28 Harbour Road, 2877 2422, click here to book online
Up the freak factor at Behind Bars, a new JIA Group watering hole in Tai Kwun created in the midst of interlinking former prison cells. From 22 October until 1 November, the bar turns into the perfect Halloween venue, with plenty of spooky decorations. Bring the kids for a visit before 6pm and they’ll be skipping out with bags of sweets.
Shop 15, G/F, E Hall, Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road, Central
Halloween has gone to the dogs, literally. On Sunday, 28 October, Stazione Novella invites all your furry friends to enjoy complimentary house-made “pupperoni” snacks made with 100% pork skin and absolutely no additives or preservatives. Any pup who arrives in costume will win a coffee or espresso martini for their human. The most unique costumed pup will also win its own dog cake (priced at $220 and on sale in-store) and a wine class for its proud owner.
52–56 Staunton Street, SoHo, Central, 2559 0559
CÉ LA VI
Prime Lan Kwai Fong nightspot CÉ LA VI is upping the Halloween ante with its Another Bloody Good Night party on Saturday, 27 October from 10pm till late at its 25th-floor Club Lounge. Early-bird tickets (until 26 October) are priced at $200, while it’s $250 at the door on the 27th. Costumes are obligatory – the scarier, the better. Each ticket includes one standard drink, but we recommend opting for one of the Halloween-inspired concoctions: either the gin-based Black Widow ($118; pictured) or the Toxic Mary mocktail ($108).
25/F, California Tower, 30–32 D'Aguilar Street, LKF, Central, 3700 2300
Foodie Family Halloween Party
Want some Halloween fun with your family? Foodie’s very own Family Halloween Party on Friday, 26 October promises an unforgettable evening with your partner and kids – food and drink, face-painting, a giant ball pit, a maze, Halloween treats and stuffed toys to take home, costume contests (with great prizes), plus a complimentary family photo souvenir – at an unbeatable price of $248 per family (this one’s a treat, not a trick). Get your tickets here now!
Friday, 26 October, 6–8:30pm, Dream Room (10/F, Pak Sau Centre, 115 How Ming Street, Kwun Tong)
LEE Lo Mei
From 26–31 October, retro, stylish Chinese diner LEE Lo Mei is transforming its interior into a mysterious temple ruin from the Qing Dynasty in homage to insanely popular Chinese TV show The Story of Yanxi Palace. Halloween treats (or shall we say tricks?) include dessert See No Evil ($98; pictured), inspired by the form of ancient Chinese torture called Death by a Thousand Cuts, and blood-red eyeball cocktail The Sh(eye)ning ($128). Those of you who don Qing Dynasty get-up will be gifted with a snack on the house and, on the 26th and 27th, the chance to participate in a trick-or-treat lucky draw.
G/F–1/F, 8 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, 2896 7688, click here to book online
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