Top Cool Down Treats and Eats For Summer

Top Cool Down Treats and Eats For Summer

Brought to you by:   barbieeelam  barbieeelam | over 1 year ago | tags: drinkie coffee

From cocktails and cold brew to omakase and ice cream

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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