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.
Drunken Boozesicle: Mahé (Left), Woods Cutter (Right)
Tutti Frutti Cocktails: Coco-no-nuts (left) & Melon-ade Cocktails (right)
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.
Appetizer (Sea Urchin Shooter, Deep Fried Baby Shrimp, Salad Roll topped with Minced Fatty Tuna, Pumpkin Cooked in Honey Sauce, Eggplant with Red Miso)
Creative Sashimi - Hokkaido Scallop Carpaccio with Japanese Tomato, topped with Hokkaido Sea Urchin
Sashimi (Daily Fresh Fish) - Sea Urchin
Steamed Egg: Topped with Foie Gras and Sea Urchin
Tempura: Hokkaido Sea Urchin wrapped in Shiso Leaf and White Fish
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.
Honey & Butter Limoncello
Old & Fashioned
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.
Lobster Ceviche ($198)
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:
Mango (Rice, sesame, marigold)
Taco (Sardine, pistachio, mint)
Tomato Preserved & fresh melon, thai basil
White Asparagus (Smoked ricotta, seaweed, pomelo, vietnamese mint)
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.
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.
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!
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.
Ice Latte ($35)
House Cold Brew ($45)
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)
Making an Espresso Martini
Photo Credit: @explorewithb
A really sweet and subtle taste of coffee followed up with a kick of vodka. Espresso Martini ($100)
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.
Iced Mocha ($45)
NOC Cold Brew
Photo Credit: @explorewithb
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.
Vanilla Stack ($38)
Shop 11, Paradise Square, Mong Kok
Or Sheung Wan has Munchies for more exotic ice cream sandwich flavours.
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.
Shop C, G/F, 42-28 Fashion Walk, Paterson St, Causeway Bay, 2562 8688