Header image: takeaway durian afternoon tea set from Hotel ICON
With the third wave of COVID-19 in full force here in Hong Kong and government restrictions banning dine-in at restaurants post-6pm, we’ll all be eating mostly at home for the forseeable future. We’re lucky to have so many great takeaway offers available, many with discounts (get some exercise picking up the food while you’re at it).
Here are our top takeaway picks:
22 Ships’ sharing sets
Also available for delivery, we love modern tapas bar 22 Ships’ three takeaway options, perfect for groups.
First up is a Spanish DIY barbecue set (from $1,998 for 4) that includes Spanish octopus with mojo verde sauce, XXL carabineros prawns, 90-day-aged Rubia Gallega beef and more for grilling en casa. There’s also the family-style 22 Ships En Tu Casa menu (from $1,988 for 3–4),featuring a wide selection of classic tapas, grilled seafood and roast meats. Or you can customise the à-la-carte menu based on whatever you fancy.
22 Ship Street, Wanchai, 6358 6218 (WhatsApp), order online
The Butchers Club Burger’s new items & sets
Get 20% off self-pick-up orders and 15% off takeaway orders via OpenRice for some tempting new items at The Butchers Club Burger. If you’re craving a burger but not all the calories, go for the Slim Shady set ($68), which includes a single-meat-patty burger plus fries and a drink. The Parmesan-dusted fry stack ($38) is a neat little add-on or snack in itself. This stacked bundle comes in two versions: classic with truffle oil and truffle mayo and Asian inspired with wasabi powder and wasabi mayo. Then there are two group combos, either the Date Night ($238), which comes with two classic burgers (with the Impossible burger an option), loaded fries, chicken wings and two drinks, or The 4Some ($278), serving, you guessed it, four. Delivery is also available via foodpanda.
Branches around town; click here for locations
Chilli Fagara’s premium lunch bentos
For those with a passion for the fiery things in life, Chilli Fagara’s takeaway (and delivery) orders are now 20% off. We love the newly launched premium lunch sets (from $168), which all come with cold shredded chicken in sesame sauce, steamed rice and two of the Sichuan specialist’s delicious dumplings. The kung pao water chestnuts premium set is a great meat-free option. See here for the full menu.
7 Old Bailey Street, Central, 2796 6866
Feather & Bone’s breakfast-to-dinner takeaways
Butcher, deli and grocer Feather & Bone is rolling out all the stops when it comes to takeaway. All its retail shops will be open for pick-up daily for breakfast (7am on weekdays; 8am on weekends and public holidays) until 10pm, serving up signature dishes and pre-packed, reheat-and-eat items like mini sausage rolls with tomato and chilli jam ($48), truffle mac ‘n’ cheese ($138) and chicken Parmigiana ($98). Guests who spend more than $250 on takeaway will be gifted with a bottle of The Spectacle Shiraz, a pack of house-blend FAB coffee beans or a roll of Who Gives A Crap toilet paper (we do!). If you spend more than $500 in-store or online, you’ll get the same choice of freebie and ALL shoppers (in-store or online) will get a 50%-off takeaway meal voucher! Free delivery is available for orders above $500.
Branches around town; click here for locations
HABITŪ’s Rosemantic Summer
We all need a little romance right now, right? HABITŪ table shops are celebrating summer with their annual Rosemantic Summer promotion, highlighting rose-themed handcrafted drinks and desserts. We enjoyed both the iced rosa espresso shakerato ($54), sweetened with rose honey, and the açai rosa soy latte macchiato ($52), served hot. For dessert, we’d recommend going for the strawberry rosy tiramisu ($78), garnished with rose petals. And when it comes to some savoury counterparts to these floral numbers, go nice with the vegan avocado tahini salad ($88), a bevy of organic quinoa, kale, cabbage, radish, carrot, chickpeas, grilled pumpkin and pomegranate, or naughty with the “best in town” carbonara ($138; currently $68 takeaway) – this is indeed decadently creamy and rich. The best bits are that takeaway orders get 15% off and selected signature dishes are available for only $68 via pick-up; keep your eyes peeled here for special flash offers. WhatsApp 6736 1828 to order.
HABITŪ table shops at Hysan Place, Cityplaza, ELEMENTS, Mira Place and Olympian City; click here for locations
Hotel ICON’s feasts in a box
Several of Hotel ICON’s F&B outlets are offering fab feast-in-a-box experiences for takeaway. If you’re missing out on the plenty of buffet experiences The Market’s five-course create-your-own takeaway menu ($400/person) – bespoke salad, cold seafood, soup, main and dessert, plus coffee, tea or juice – is available at dinnertime. And if it’s the pungency of durian that you’re craving, the All about Durian afternoon tea set for two ($438) is also available for takeaway in a cleverly designed paper cake stand – order online and opt for an indoor picnic.
17 Science Musuem Road, TST East, 3400 1308 (The Market)
Mandarin Oriental’s cocktails, curries & more
Five-star hotel Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong has launched tempting M.O. at Home and Cocktails-To-Go takeaway menus. The former includes ready-to-heat soups (from $78), curries (from $148) and pasta sauces ($88), while with the drink option, there are six cocktails ($598/500ml; serves 5) crafted by hotel mixologist Slamet Haryad – from a dirty martini to a barrel-aged negroni – available for pick-up. Each cocktail bottle comes with a signature bar snack. Collect at The Mandarin Cake Shop.
5 Connaught Road Central, Central, 2825 4000, email@example.com
Marco Polo Hotels’ cooking & cocktail kits
Luxury hotel dining at home? Cucina at Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel has launched Italian home-cooking kits (from $130/kit), covering starters, mains and desserts. Each kit comes with all the ingredients, together with video demonstrations and tips from Chef Andrea Delzanno. You can choose from an array of dishes, including fettuccine bolognese ($148) and veal Milanese ($188).
Pair your dinner with a cocktail! Be on Canton at Gateway Hotel, also at Harbour City, is offering DIY cocktail kits ($125/kit), featuring 10 popular cocktails such as Sex on the Beach and Cosmopolitan. Craft these timeless classics by following along with the videos. For orders above $500, you even get a cocktail shaker!
Be on Canton: 3/F, Gateway, Hong Kong, Harbour City, 3–27 Canton Road, TST, 2113 7828 (also WhatsApp)
Cucina: 6/F, Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel, Harbour City, 3–27 Canton Road, TST, 2113 0808, 5217 6428 (WhatsApp)
Mayfare Concepts’s amazing takeaway discounts
Mayfare Concepts’ three popular restaurants – Indian stalwart Gaylord in Tsim Sha Tsui, modern Indian sibling Gunpowder in Wanchai and contemporary Thai eatery Namo in Tsim Sha Tsui East – now have an unbeatable
pick-up promotion available: 50% off selected items (see above) and 30% off the rest of the à-la-carte menu.
We highly rate this trio, so don’t miss out!
Gaylord: 5/F, Prince Tower, 12A Peking Road, TST, 2376 1001
Gunpowder: G/F, J Residence, 18 Ship Street, Wanchai, 2827 7777
Namo: Shop G18, G/F, Empire Centre, 68 Mody Road, TST East, 2739 1133
Morton’s The Steakhouse’s steak kits
Whip up a steakhouse meal at home with Morton’s takeaway steak kits. The Table for Two package ($658) includes two six-ounce filet mignons, two five-ounce lobster tails, various side options (including ready-to-bake bacon and onion mac‘n’ cheese), house salad, house-made au jus, steak seasoning and dessert. Families and bigger groups can opt for one of two Ultimate Grill packages (from $1,388 for 4–6) for even more meaty madness. And if you’re worried about searing your steaks into oblivion, fret not – detailed cooking instructions
4/F, Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers, 20 Nathan Road, TST, 2732 2343
Nadaman’s bento boxes
Available at the Nadaman restaurants at both Island Shangri-La and Kowloon Shangri-La, the long-standing Japanese restaurant has put together a spectacular 190th-anniversary takeaway bento box ($350/person) in honour of this remarkable achievement. It showcases iconic Nadaman dishes such as grilled silver cod with white miso sauce and Japanese pork belly with BBQ eel rice. Three signature Nadaman bentos (from $220/person) and a lavish kaiseki bento ($780/person) are also available for pick-up. See here for all bento takeaway options.
Island Shangri-La: 7/F, Island-Shangri-La, Pacific Place, Supreme Court Road, Admiralty, 2820 8570, firstname.lastname@example.org
Kowloon Shangri-La: Lower Level II, Kowloon Shangri-La, 64 Mody Road, TST East, 2733 8751, email@example.com
Pondi’s SuperSpice picnic basket
Just like Rajastahan Rifles (see below), Pondi has introduced an Indian-inspired picnic basket. Dubbed Pondi SuperSpice ($650 for 2), this sustainable takeaway offering is filled to the brim with the likes of buckwheat
samosas with jackfruit, bamboo shoots and sweet potato, green papaya coleslaw, spicy shrimp pickle, barramundi fish cake, green mango pork stew, young coconut custard and more. You’ll be refunded $150 upon the return of all the picnic materials (wicker basket, plates, cutlery, etc). It even comes complete with candlesticks and candle holders should you really want to spice things up at home, and we love the banana leaves! Available daily except Mondays.
14 Fuk Sau Lane (pick up at 119B Second Street), Sai Ying Pun, 6556 4253 (WhatsApp), firstname.lastname@example.org
Rajasthan Rifles’ picnic basket
It’s unclear if eating outdoors in public is currently allowed, but you can also have an indoor spread with Rajasthan Rifles’ weekend picnic baskets ($488/2 + refundable $500 deposit/basket). In addition to Anglo-Indian picnic grub like samosas, club sandwich made with chicken tikka or paneer (RR’s clubs are a guilty pleasure of ours) and toffee pudding, drinks (iced coffee or nimbu soda), a blanket and enamel flatware are part of the deal. Leave it to Black Sheep Restaurants to come up with such an innovative takeaway option, adapting to the ever-changing times. Available Thursday–Sunday.
Shop G01, G/F, Peak Galleria, 118 Peak Road, The Peak, 2388 8874, order online
The Ritz-Carlton’s The Perfect Roast
Take all the hard work and clean-up out of your Sunday roast with The Ritz-Carlton’s The Perfect Roast (from $1,500 for 4) takeaway set (delivery is also available for a supplement). It includes soup (wild mushroom and lobster bisque), a main course – and there’s something for everyone, from roasted French chicken with caramelised shallot jus, to herb-crusted organic salmon trout with lemon butter cream, to roasted rack of lamb with rosemary garlic jus – four sides (hello, black truffle mash) and a choice of dessert (rich chocolate cake, blueberry cheesecake and green tea and chestnut cake). Good for a splurge!
International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road West, TST, 2263 2160
RONIN’s teishoku boxes & weekend omakase menu
Available for pick-up, contemporary izakaya RONIN has introduced teishoku boxes ($198/person) – a type of Japanese set meal – that can be ordered daily for pick-up via Tock (or delivery via Deliveroo). Takeaway-only omakase menus ($680/person) can also be pre-ordered on Tock from Friday–Sunday and feature many of RONIN’s signatures such as unagi chirashi with pickled cucumber and kinome.
8 On Wo Lane, Central, 6795 5615
Shake Shack’s new BBQ series
American burger specialist Shake Shack has upped its offerings this summertime with its limited-edition BBQ
series, available from 6 August at all six Shake Shack locations around town (ifc mall, Pacific Place, Times Square, Harbour City, ELEMENTS and New Town Plaza). The terrific trio of BBQ ShackMeister ($60), BBQ Chick’n Shack ($56) and BBQ bacon cheese fries ($40) are available for same-day pick-up when you order ahead on Shake Shack’s online ordering platform. The BBQ ShackMeister is the star of this series. We had an early taste and loved the sweet and tangy Shack BBQ sauce and ale-marinated crispy shallots that topped Shake Shack’s signature juicy grilled Angus cheeseburger. Delivery is also available via foodpanda for select areas.
Branches around town; click here for locations
Test Kitchen’s pasta sauces and roast chicken to go
Pop-up master Test Kitchen is getting more and more creative these days, and now that dine-in has been curtailed for dinner, the in-house chefs are offering up their five pasta and risotto sauces ($480 for all 5) to go. These include Wagyu bolognese, truffle mixed mushroom, blue cheese pancetta, pumpkin crabmeat and asparagus pea chicken. Each sauce pack is about 160–200 grams, serving two people. Included are instructions on reheating the sauces and how to add them to your pasta and risotto dishes. Pre-orders start from Monday, 3 August at 6pm for takeaway and delivery from 6 August. Order online.
Another great to-go option is a complete roast chicken dinner ($480 for 2), which comes with the works: a 1kg roast chicken, homemade brioche with spiced butter, salad niçoise, fingerling potatoes and chocolate tart. Carb heaven! Pre-orders start on Monday, 3 August for pick-up 13–15 August. Free delivery is also available on HK Island for orders of two or more sets.
Shop 3, Phase 3, Kwan Yick Building, 158A Connaught Road West, Sai Ying Pun, 9032 7628
Yakinikumafia’s bentos, at-home grill set & more
Yakinikumafia’s takeaway options cater to two types of diner: those who just want to dig in and those who want to work for their food. The grilled yakiniku bento ($480) and curry bento ($280) are ready to eat, while those with more energy can opt for the beef butchery service, including the at-home sukiyaki set ($1,200 for 2), which comes with 400 grams of sliced Ozaki beef and Wagyumafia sukiyaki sauce, for some DIY suki at home, and the home experience grill set (from $1,780 for 2; +$2,380 for Iwatani gas grill) if yakiniku’s your thing. This set includes a 200-gram Ozaki rib-eye, an Ozaki beef plate for two and lots of little extras (see above). The grill is a definite keeper.
2/F, Hollywood Centre, 233 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, 3105 1250, email@example.com
Yat Tung Heen’s claypot dishes
The highlights of Michelin-starred Yat Tung Heen’s takeaway menu are the claypot dishes, each served in a reusable clay pot (and there’s never been a better time to do some of your own culinary experimenting at home with these little pots), including steamed rice with pan-fried chicken and mandarin peel ($298) and wok-fried silver cod with onion, ginger and preserved bean curd paste ($288). The mini poon choi ($980 for 4–6) also comes highly recommended; this is a traditional Cantonese casserole packed with fresh prawns, roasted goose, poached chicken, taro, turnip, fried bean curd sheets, black mushrooms, mud carp fish balls, lotus root and tofu – great for sharing with loved ones chez soi.
B2/F, Eaton HK, 380 Nathan Road, Jordan, 2710 1093, 6293 5866 (WhatApp)
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