This will probably be a week of leen goh and the turnip puddings – but we’re not complaining! If you manage to break home visits and family dues, head to these places for a well-deserved break served, of course, with delicious food and a refreshing drink.
It’s short but it’s sweet. This week’s rotation of New Eats features a dim sum tasting menu that isn’t your traditional, comforting sammies with gin-infused cocktails, burgers that take you to distant lands, and breakfast on the rooftop you can enjoy with your pup – Chinese New Year is all about celebrating with the family!
Happy New Year of the Tiger!
The dim sum selection at new tea house Woo Cheong is a little different from what you’re used to; The dim sum chef, Eric Sun, prepares them here with a little more innovation. Classic cha chaan teng pineapple buns are now miniaturized, served with a mound of French salted butter in the center; steamed shrimp dumplings are infused with tea and dragon leaves; while the seared bun are stuffed with tom yum style mixed seafood with a heap of herbs and spices. All of this can be savored on the modern Cantonese restaurant’s new dim sum tasting menu, paired with your traditional tea brew or, if you choose to be more sophisticated, a selection of the restaurant’s tea-infused cocktails. Don’t miss the dessert, either – the steamed sugarcane juice rolls, which use fresh sugarcane juice from Hong Kong’s beloved 1940s brand, Kung Lee, are a particularly popular version. inspired by the summer drink that soothes the heat.
Woo Cheong Tea House, 1-2/F, 62 Johnston Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, +852 2866 3444
Afternoon at Dr. Fern’s Gin Parlor
The gin-based cocktails Dr. Fern’s Gin Parlor are always a delight – and this is currently 30% discount on all libations from Monday to Friday, including the new season of beverages: Tropical Antidote shaken Widges London Dry Gin infused with lemongrass and Dr.’s Ramble, a tangerine-based gin that promotes sleep and relaxation. But it turns out that the speakeasy comfortable also offers an impressive menu of savory snacks: guacamole and tortilla chips cooked to order and two Sammies to reduce appetite as you descend another G & T. Snack on a roast chicken with walnut pesto sandwich or another with cheese, chives and picked onions – both equally tasty companions for drinks here.
Dr. Fern’s Gin Parlor, Shop B31A, First Basement, Landmark Atrium, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2111 9449
Rooftop breakfast at Carbon
It won’t just be a fantastic morning at Carbon with its breakfast menu now 25% off Monday to Friday – have that extra basket of pastries you’ve been craving! – but the highly anticipated roof of the living space is also officially open. It also means you can enjoy your scrambled eggs and toast while taking in the beautiful scenery of the Hong Kong skyline and enjoy mornings with your pup, who will also enjoy top-notch service with toys and supplies. free dog biscuits.
Carbon, 26/F, H Code, 45 Pottinger Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 6166 8585
Burgers at Flower Years
If the Chinese holidays prove too overwhelming during the Lunar Holiday, take a break – or cleanse the palate – at the Eaton Food Hall’s beloved burger stop: Flower Years. Borrowing flavors from faraway destinations for two new additions to the menu, the Mexican Burger – with chipotle-seasoned Angus beef, avocado, kidney beans and melted cheddar cheese – and the Hawaiian Burger – grilled pineapple, ham, beef, caramelized onions and smoky BBQ sauce – are the kind of antidotes we need to soothe restless souls without travel. Also, they go hand-in-hand with Flower Years’ Hong Kong-brewed ice cold beers – kind of a win-win afternoon.
flower years, LG Level, Eaton Food Hall, 380 Nathan Road, Jordan, Hong Kong, +852 2710 1898
Header image courtesy of Maison Woo Cheong Tea