Every year around this time, appearing boldly on the calendar in the 852, is Taste of Hong Kong Presented by HSBC, enticing foodies with its heavenly smells and festival vibes along Central Harbourfront. This year is more inviting than ever, with a host of our favourite restaurants taking up residence along the waterfront for the festival’s four-day stint from 21–24 March 2019.
Chôm Chôm’s short rib lettuce wraps (photo credit: Dishtag)
For those uninitiated with our favourite HK food festival, this annual event, now entering its fourth year, gathers up some of our city’s most beloved chefs, restaurants and bars and puts them all in one grassy place for us to feast on the culinary talents that flourish here.
Three-quarters of the participating restaurants will be brand new, with a few of the reliable faves returning to continue to please the crowds, and there will be an international guest restaurant to be unveiled soon that will also draw in the crowds.
We got a chance to sample just a few of the goods that will be on offer this year and can confirm that our taste buds will be in excellent hands. Dishes will start from $50, and each stall will offer a choice of four dishes, with one being a Taste Exclusive that’s made specifically for the festival and one limited-edition Icon Dish (your only chance to try it before it’s gone forever!).
Some of the restaurants guaranteed to appeal to your hunger include the eco-conscious and innovative Asian flavours at John Anthony, Jiangnan cuisine from Old Bailey, award-winning Cantonese from Hoi King Heen and street-style Vietnamese snacks from Chôm Chôm. Perfect pasta from Pici, cool Middle Eastern fare from FRANCIS, great Greek by Artemis & Apollo and Sausage Commitment by Okra will be in attendance. You can also look forward to modern Japanese from HAKU and izakaya-style Japanese from Zuma, along with Nordic excellence from The Flying Elk.
Here are some of the dishes we checked out that you can drool over until March hurries up and comes round:
Temaki with Hokkaido cream cheese and shiso tapioca from Zuma (photo credit: Dishtag)
Zuma’s New Zealand lamb cutlets with hatcho miso (photo credit: Dishtag)
Mala xiao long bao (spicy Ibérico pork soup dumplings) from Old Bailey (photo credit: Dishtag)
Glutinous rice rolls from Old Bailey (photo credit: Dishtag)
Cha ca Hanoi sole fillet from Chôm Chôm (photo credit: Dishtag)
If you want to save some dollars for more deliciousness at the festival, get in there first, with the festival’s early-bird tickets (from $78 for HSBC credit cardholders/$98 for other cardholders) and VIP packages (from $498) now available.
Click here to find out more about Taste of Hong Kong Presented by HSBC 2019.
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