Top Cool Down Treats and Eats For Summer

Top Cool Down Treats and Eats For Summer

From cocktails and cold brew to omakase and ice cream

barbieeelam  barbieeelam  on 22 Jul '16

Summer in the 852 means heat, heat and more heat, so here's a few cool things to eat while enduring that great, great heat.

Common Room has whipped up something icy to bring your temperature down, and it involves alcohol so it's a double-win. Enjoy their scrumptious world-inspired tapas menu but start or begin your dining with a Drunken Boozesicle & Tutti Frutti Cocktail.  Several flavours with tropical offerings to sate the sweet tooth and cool you right down. 

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Drunken Boozesicle: Mahé (Left), Woods Cutter (Right)

Tutti Frutti Cocktails: Coco-no-nuts (left) & Melon-ade Cocktails (right)

Common Room

Address: 8-12 Wo On Lane, Wo On Building, Central, Hong Kong


Hanabi - Hokkaido Sea Urchin 8-course omakase menu 

Can't decide what to eat? Hanabi offers a Hokkaido Sea Urchin 8-course Omakase menu. The Chef helps you decide and gives you the best of his light summer flavours. 

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Appetizer (Sea Urchin Shooter, Deep Fried Baby Shrimp, Salad Roll topped with Minced Fatty Tuna, Pumpkin Cooked in Honey Sauce, Eggplant with Red Miso) 

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Creative Sashimi - Hokkaido Scallop Carpaccio with Japanese Tomato, topped with Hokkaido Sea Urchin 

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Sashimi (Daily Fresh Fish) - Sea Urchin

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Steamed Egg: Topped with Foie Gras and Sea Urchin

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Tempura: Hokkaido Sea Urchin wrapped in Shiso Leaf and White Fish

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Sushi & Hokkaido Uni Bomb: Daily Fresh Fish

Hokkaido Sea Urchin 8-course omakase menu (Limited Time): $1088 per person


Address: 4/F, 6 Knutsford Terrace, Tsim Sha Tsui, 2723 2568


Feast your eyes on this tasty creation. It's a fog cutter cocktail from the newly opened, private lounge, I Know John, serving specialty mixologist-created cocktails.Image title

                                 Fog Cutter 

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                                Caña Sarapan 

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                               Honey & Butter Limoncello

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                                Bottled Cocktails

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                                Old & Fashioned

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I Know John

Address: 9/F The Loop, 33 Wellington Street, Central Hong Kong 

Cool down with the fresh and light flavours from the new a la carte and lunch menu at Bungalow  in Lan Kwai Fong.

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Lobster Ceviche ($198)

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Octopus Carpaccio ($158)


Address: Shop 2, G/F The Centrium, 60 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong


NUR has worked their culinary magic into their new summer dishes and you'll be drooling at the results:

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Mango (Rice, sesame, marigold)Image title

Taco (Sardine, pistachio, mint)Image title

Tomato Preserved & fresh melon, thai basilImage title

White Asparagus (Smoked ricotta, seaweed, pomelo, vietnamese mint)Image title

Corn + Mushroom (Zen farm corn, tauyouran yolk, termite mushroom)


Address: 3/F, 1 Lyndhurst Tower, 1 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central


A mini icepop dunked in champagne!? Nuff said.  Head to Popsy Modern Kitchen for a taste of this ice treat. 

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Photo credit: @thomas_fung

Popsy Modern Kitchen

Address: 5/f, The Wellington, 198 Wellington Street, Sheung Wan

中環威靈頓街198號The Wellington 5樓

Three scoops is pretty much impossible but that doesn't mean we won't try. 

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Photo Credit: @kodylamster

Emack & Bolio's

Address: Central, 26 Cochrane St, Central


Egg waffles and ice cream is probably the best combination we've ever heard of! 

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Photo Credit: @stormscape


Address: G/F, 45 Gough Street, Central


Grab an espresso martini at this chic cafe in Sai Ying Pun, Winstons Coffee, and you'll feel so cool your temperature will drop on the spot.

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Ice Latte ($35)

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House Cold Brew ($45)

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From Left to right: Iced tea, Early Grey, Grapefruit ($35); House Cold Brew ($45); Cream Soda with Orange ($35); Coconut water, Lime, Orange, Mandarin, Leaf ($35)
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 Making an Espresso Martini 

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Photo Credit: @explorewithb

A really sweet and subtle taste of coffee followed up with a kick of vodka. Espresso Martini ($100)

Winstons Coffee

Shop 4, G/F, 213 Queens Road West, Sai Ying Pun, 2559 5078


And look at the latte art on this Iced Mocha from NOC Coffee & Roaster.

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Iced Mocha ($45)

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NOC Cold Brew 

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Iced Americano ($35)

NOC Coffee & Roaster

G/F, 34 Graham Street, Central, 2606 6188


What about an ice-cream sandwich from Stacks where you can choose your own cookie, ice cream flavour and toppings? You only have to head to Mong Kok to build your own. 

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Vanilla Stack ($38)


Shop 11, Paradise Square, Mong Kok


Or Sheung Wan has Munchies for more exotic ice cream sandwich flavours. 

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Double chocolate & earl grey cookies, matcha ice cream


G/F, 4 Shin Hing Street, Sheung Wan


And the home-made ice cream at Elephant Grounds is hard to pass up when the mercury is rising.

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Elephant Grounds

Shop C, G/F, 42-28 Fashion Walk, Paterson St, Causeway Bay, 2562 8688

銅鑼灣Fashion Walk百德新街42-48號地下C舖

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