The European Quality Pork from Denmark restaurant and dining promotion is back for its second year! Following a successful launch in 2019, this campaign aims to showcase Danish pork – which is safe, sustainable, high-quality and absolutely delicious – at Hong Kong restaurants and dining establishments.
Taking place for six weeks from 1 October to 15 November 2020, the European Quality Pork from Denmark campaign allows diners to sample some of the very best in Danish pork from some of Hong Kong’s finest chefs and dining establishments. All these dishes have been exclusively created for this campaign, so do not miss out on these exciting offers!
We’ll also be running a special giveaway, exclusive to our Foodie Club members (click here to join – it’s free!), giving our readers the chance to win fabulous dining vouchers to sample some of these delectable dishes at participating restaurants. Be sure to check out our weekly newsletter to find out more.
Read on to find out where you can pig out – and be prepared to get hungry!
This dish, created by our Foodie Forks 2020 Readers’ Choice Chef of the Year Fabio Nicotra, is one that should absolutely not to be missed out on. 121BC and its head chef are known for showcasing seasonal ingredients and pairing modern Italian cuisine with an impressive and extensive wine list. The grilled Danish pork chop with pepperonata and Taleggio cream ($235) is a dish that is sure to blow your taste buds away by highlighting the succulent Danish pork loin cutlet and complementing the meat with a sweet and tangy pepperonata and Taleggio cheese cream.
LG/F, Hilltop Plaza, 49 Hollywood Road (entrance on Graham Street), Central, 2672 8255, book online
238 The Grill
Chef Patrick Verhoeven of charming Hollywood Road eatery 238 The Grill is passionate about fine European flavours and sustainable produce. Danish pork fits both these categories to a tee and is beautifully displayed in the pork loin with crispy Parma ham and homemade tagliatelle with mushroom sauce ($188). If comforting, homestyle eats are what you crave, this rich and flavourful dish is sure to satisfy.
238 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, 2517 7322
A long-standing Michelin-recognised Thai favourite in Lan Kwai Fong (since 1999!) and Kennedy Town, Café Siam is proving that European pork works beautifully in Asian cuisine too. The lemongrass and lime roasted pork jowl with tamarind sauce ($128) is simple yet wonderfully fragrant and cooked to absolute melt-in-the-mouth perfection.
Central: 2/F–3/F, 21 D’Aguilar Street, LKF, 2851 4803, book online
Kennedy Town: 38 Forbes Street, 2855 0810, book online
Looking for a dish to indulge in while you watch the world go by? Tuck into the smoked BBQ ribs ($168) at friendly Sheung Wan gastropub The Cottage. Served with a side of fries and a smoky sauce that will have you licking your lips, this classic dish will go down a treat with a cold beer on a lazy Sunday – or any day for that matter!
87–89 Jervois Street, Sheung Wan, 2294 9200
Coyote Bar & Grill is known for its iconic margaritas, vibrant atmosphere, colourful sombreros and, of course, delicious Mexican eats. They also have a more laid-back outpost on Discovery Bay in the form of Coyote Mexican Cantina. Both spots will be dishing up delectable, sticky, sweet and tangy hickory-smoked BBQ pork ribs ($188) that fall right off the bone.
Discovery Bay: Shop G08A, G/F, D'Deck, 2987 2848, book online
Wanchai: 114–120 Lockhart Road, 2861 2221, book online
As much as we love dining out, sometimes we really need a good night in. GAFELL’s frozen meals make healthy eating at home easy by cooking with fresh ingredients, blast- freezing each dish at –40°C and then delivering it directly to the homes of busy customers all across Hong Kong. GAFELL believes strongly in sourcing sustainable, global ingredients with Hong Kongers. Their thit heo nuong na ($69), or Vietnamese lemongrass pork, gives Danish pork a Vietnamese makeover with aromatic lemongrass, garlic and chilli flavours. Served with carrot noodles, this dish is perfect for those seeking a low-carb option that does not skimp on flavour.
This cosy new Italian spot in SoHo run by husband-and-wife team Benito and Giulia Proust serves up seriously good pizza. Pork is a popular pizza topping, usually in the form of ham or pepperonni, but what about pork jowl? La Camionetta has taken on the challenge and created an enticing Asian-style pizza, La Suprema ($168) features flavourful Danish pork jowl alongside red onion, chilli and fresh herbs atop a crispy base.
12A Elgin Street, SoHo, Central, 5392 6264
Sometimes there’s nothing better than a pub meal. McSorley’s Ale House is definitely a go-to spot for a cold beer and some pub grub. Celebrating Irish ingredients along with excellent Danish pork, McSorley’s presents their Guinness-braised pork collar with colcannon potatoes ($168), which will have you scooping up every last bit of that Guinness gravy! For an elevated dining experience but the same hearty meal, order the Guinness-braised pork collar with colcannon potatoes ($228) at McSorley’s Brewhouse & Grill.
McSorley’s Ale House:
Central: 46 Staunton Street, SoHo, 2385 5515, book online
Discovery Bay: Shop G11A–1, G/F, D’Deck, 2987 8280, book online
McSorley’s Brewhouse & Grill:
Shop R001, Civic Square, ELEMENTS, 1 Austin Road West, TST, 2736 4888, book online
Namo Avant Thai
One of our all-time favourite Thai restaurants, Namo Avant Thai is known for their harbour views and modern approach to Southeast Asian cuisine. They’re going all out during the European Quality Pork campaign with two dishes that showcase the diversity of Danish pork. The wok-tossed Danish pork collar in fragrant chilli pesto ($188) presents a tower of lean pork covered in an addictive, spicy sauce.
Namo’s second dish is the oven-roasted Danish pork collar steak with Thai green peppercorn sauce ($98/½; $188/full). This pork dish is crispy on the outside and extremely juicy on the inside. Once again, they’ve created a moreish sauce that we cannot get enough of! Be sure to order these dishes alongside one of Namo’s stellar cocktails.
Shop G18, G/F, Empire Centre, 68 Mody Road, TST East, 2739 1133, book online
For more information on European pork from Denmark, click here
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