Header photo: Morty’s US turkey
Whether we’re chowing down at home with friends and fam or out and about enjoying a splashy restaurant meal, we’re grateful for the diverse range of Thanksgiving dining options in Hong Kong this year. Now, it’s time for us to talk turkey!
Celebrating Thanksgiving 2023 in Hong Kong
Dang Wen Li
Pies, here! Get your pies, here! If baking isn’t your thing (or, like most of us, your HK flat doesn’t have an oven) and you’re tasked with bringing dessert for Thanksgiving dinner, Dang Wen Li’s limited-edition holiday pies are just the ticket. The traditional flavours with a twist include caramelised pecan and salted caramel apple. Or, if you’re on the lookout for something savoury to bring to a Thanksgiving potluck or picnic, the braised chicken pot pie sounds equally scrumptious.
Where: boutiques at Harbour City (TST), H Queen’s (Central) and Pacific Place (Admiralty); click here for locations
When: until 2 January 2024
How much: caramelised pecan pie – HK$298; salted caramel apple pie – HK$268; braised chicken pot pie – HK$268
To order: in-store until 23 November or pre-order online until 2 January
HENRY at Rosewood Hong Kong
Sometimes we don’t want a gut-busting spread for Thanksgiving, but we still crave a bit of festive culinary flair. This Thanksgiving, sophisticated smokehouse HENRY is featuring a selection of à-la-carte dinner specials that have us drooling – crab Louie (salad of king crab, cherry tomato “candy” and Little Gem lettuce), onion soup topped with puff pastry, herb-roasted confit turkey leg, smoked prime rib and pumpkin crème brûlée. No need to commit to the whole lot…
Where: 5/F, Rosewood Hong Kong, Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, TST
When: 23 November 2023, from 6pm
How much: à-la-carte prices from HK$138
The culinary traditions of Spain and the USA unite at La Paloma for this dine-in Thanksgiving dinner menu. A selection of decadent tapas for sharing (prawns flambéed with brandy, anyone?) kick off the meal in sensational Spanish style, followed by a “sexy” main of wood-roasted organic turkey with all the trimmings (seven sides, to be precise). Dessert – pumpkin and pecan pie with vanilla ice cream – is a fitting tribute to ‘Merica. A meal at La Paloma isn’t complete for us without a round of sangria, so the free-flow package is a must (it’s a holiday, after all!).
Where: 1/F, SoHo 189, 189 Queen’s Road West, Sai Ying Pun
When: 23 November 2023, from 6pm
How much: HK$458/person; +HK$298 for 2-hour free-flow cava, sangria, Spanish wine and beer
It makes a nice change to switch things up from time to time, veering from tradition with unexpected flavours, so we love the sound of newcomer MâmAmis’ vibrant Vietnamese alternatives. For the full Monty, the eatery is offering two takeaway packages – both featuring a roasted turkey marinated in Vietnamese herbs, with one trumping the other with half a roasted suckling pig added to the bunch. If you opt for the turkey-only set, the sides are more traditional (think mashed purple sweet potatoes with roasted garlic and roasted carrots with dill), but there’s also a cranberry sauce kicked up with sriracha and a classic Vietnamese dessert to round off the meal. The suckling pig set comes with all of the above, plus an assortment of authentic Vietnamese bites (shout-out to the aromatic betel-leaf rolls with Wagyu and refreshing pomelo salad), alongside a bottle of red or white wine.
Another fun Thanksgiving option offered up by MamAmis is to drop by the eatery for a roasted turkey banh mi or bowl of roasted turkey pho and really give your taste buds a run for their money.
Read our recent review of MâmAmis and find out why it’s quickly become a reliable Foodie fave.
Where: 27 Hillier Street, Sheung Wan
When: until 30 November 2023
How much: 5-6kg turkey set (serves 6–8) – HK$3,588; ½ suckling pig set (serves 10–12) – HK$5,888; turkey banh mi – HK$128; turkey pho – HK$138
When it comes to flawless feasting at home, the Mandarin Oriental’s annual spread of festive delicacies has been a favourite for decades. The Thanksgiving takeaway feast is inclusive of five-star sides of stuffing, pumpkin wedges, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, corn on the cob, cornbread and giblet gravy; diners just need to select which protein they prefer – roasted turkey, honey-glazed ham or roasted prime rib – and then a pumpkin or salted butter pecan pie (or both) courtesy of the masters of patisserie at The Mandarin Cake Shop, if they so fancy.
Where: pick-up at The Mandarin Cake Shop – M/F, Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, 5 Connaught Road Central, Central
When: 15–30 November 2023
How much: 8–9kg turkey set – HK$3,088 (serves 12–14); 7kg honey-glazed ham set (serves 18–20) – HK$3,188; 3kg prime rib set (serves 4–5) – HK$3,988; pumpkin or salted butter pecan pie – HK$408; delivery fees apply
Those hosting smaller gatherings this Thanksgiving should keep in mind Mercato Gourmet’s roasted turkey takeaway set, which showcases an Australian turkey with stuffing, mash, roasted carrots and gravy alongside a bottle of vino – organic Passione Lambrusco – that’s a nod to the Italian grocer’s roots. Or, opt for a solo pre-roasted whole turkey or frozen turkey and then mix and match with the accoutrements of your choice.
Where: shops in Happy Valley, Mid-Levels and Wanchai; click here for locations
When: until 23 November 2023
How much: 3.2–4kg turkey set (serves 3–6) – HK$1,298; pre-roasted turkey – HK$988; frozen turkey – HK$628; delivery fees apply
To order: in-store or order online (minimum 3-day advance order)
Morty’s Thanksgiving offerings give diners a taste of the Big Apple with their US turkey and US bone-in prime rib “Give Thanks and Feast” takeaway packages coming complete with the NY deli’s stuffing made with their signature smoked pastrami, and that’s in addition to a spread of sides like bacon and onion skillet potatoes, pumpkin sweet potato mash, garlic bread and lots more. Plus, a choice of pie or tart is part of the deal, from classic apple to tropical mango and passion fruit.
Where: Central – Shop 12–14, LG/F, Jardine House, 1 Connaught Place; Wanchai – 8–10 Wing Fung Street
When: ongoing for the holidays
How much: 6–8kg turkey package (serves 8–10) – HK$2,988; 4kg prime rib package (serves 5–6) – HK$3,988; delivery fees apply
To order: order online (minimum 5-day advance order required)
Smoke & Barrel
Texas BBQ specialist Smoke & Barrel presents both dine-in and takeaway offerings this Thanksgiving. The completely hassle-free option is to make a booking to savour the restaurant’s Thanksgiving set dinner menu, a sharing menu featuring delectable starters such as BBQ chicken drumsticks and 12-hour-smoked brisket carpaccio, a turkey plate and smoked meat platter main and pumpkin and pecan pudding and all-American cheesecake for dessert.
A smoked Norfolk bronze turkey takes centre stage in the takeaway turkey package, topped up with potato gratin, honey-glazed carrots and Brussels sprouts, stuffing, cranberry sauce, a trio of S&B’s signature BBQ sauces and seasonings, a bottle of bubbly and a whole chocolate and pecan pie. That’s a whole lotta bang for the buck!
Where: 1/F & 2/F, Wyndham Mansion, 32 Wyndham Street, Central
When: set dinner – 23 November 2023, from 6pm; takeaway turkey package – until 23 November 2023
How much: set dinner – HK$528/person, with 90-minute free-flow priced from +HK$248; 5kg takeaway turkey package (serves 6–8) – HK$2,300 + delivery
For reservations/to order: set dinner – phone 2866 2120 or book online; takeaway turkey package – phone 2866 2120, email firstname.lastname@example.org or order via Oddle or Deliveroo (minimum order 72 hours in advance)
Woolly Pig HK
The star of the takeaway Thanksgiving menu by the folks over at Woolly Pig Concepts (either pick up at HUE Dining or INK or arrange your own delivery) is a “gold standard” turkey from Norbest Ranch in Utah. The golden, juicy, brined and herb-smoked turkey is accompanied by down-home sides including sourdough gravy, pork, apple and sage stuffing, mascarpone and brown butter whipped potatoes, maple-glazed heritage carrots, Brussels sprouts with bacon and caramelised chestnuts and and cornbread pudding with jalapeño and Cheddar. And if that’s still not enough to warrant some trouser unbuttoning, a whole burnt pumpkin pie and eight mini pecan pies will surely do the trick.
Where: HUE Dining – 1/F, Hong Kong Museum of Art, 10 Salisbury Road, TST; INK – G/F, Hong Kong Museum of Art, 10 Salisbury Road, TST
When: 18–25 November 2023
How much: HK$3,000 (6–8kg turkey serves 8–10); delivery fees apply
To order: order online until 15 November