What we’re eating in May
Few cities provide such an amazing blend of the old and the new, the traditional and the modern as the good ol’ 852. In Hong Kong, new restaurants spring up every month or tried and true establishments come out with new menus. Hong Kong always provides. This month our five favourite menus range from a variety of cuisines. Whether you’re in the mood for a Spanish brunch, some arty tapas, a nutritious shared family meal or a steaming basket of dim sum we’ve got you covered. Mama’s make sure that your significant other takes note of the opportunities to spoil you this Mother’s Day at any of our five picks for May!
There are few things as wonderful as a great brunch and the newly launched 16 dish menu from Olé in Central does not disappoint. A landmark since 1998, the new Saturday and public holiday menu launched on 29 April pays tribute to many traditional Spanish dishes.
As a starter, you can enjoy dishes such as Sizzling Garlic Prawns, Andalusian Style Clams, Iberico Ham, and Chicken Croquettes as well as Segovia style suckling pig and freshly made paella as a main course. A live Spanish guitar performance provides a great atmosphere for the whole family ($380 for adults and $228 for kids aged 4-9) and for all you mama’s there is also a free-flow option available which includes Sangria and Cava (+$180)! If you are not keen on brunch they also do lunch and dinner which makes this restaurant the ideal setting for a romantic date night so bring on the Tempranillo…
Olé, 1/F, Shun Ho Tower, 24-30 Ice House Street, Central, 2523 8624
If you’re looking for something completely different try AMMO. Short for Asia, Modern, Museum and Original, AMMO’s interior is an explosion of modern copper and steel design set against a backdrop of luscious green foliage contrasting the site’s former military past.
The brand-new brunch menu provides contemporary tapas made from market-fresh ingredients, quality seafood, and a good vegetarian selection. Try our favourites: Oysters with lime Coconut Soup and Watercress jelly or the Lime Cloud with Pistachio Sponge and Coconut Ice Cream. Make sure you also order the White Sangria… you can thank us later!
Dad’s and kids, you can also treat the mama in your life to a three or four-course Mother’s Day brunch at $488 and $588, we’ll guarantee she’ll love it!
AMMO, Asia Society Hong Kong Centre, 9 Justice Drive Admiralty, Hong Kong, 2537 9888
Set on the 10th floor of One Peking, you can expect to be dining with gorgeous views of Victoria Harbour. If you’re bringing special guests, we recommend booking one of the private rooms to guarantee a spot with the best vantage points. Looking to impress your guests further? Make sure to pre-order the signature Roasted Boneless Suckling Pig with Glutinous Rice ($1,180). The skin is super thin and crispy while the glutinous rice flavourful – each bite is a decadent treat. You also can’t go wrong with the classic Wok Fried Hor Fun with Angus Beef ($188) which is a winner with the little ones.
Imperial Treasure, 10/F, One Peking, 1 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, 2613 9800
Rhoda definitely does not disappoint when it comes to dishing out indulgent plates that are all crowd pleasers (in our books!). Perfect for families – these dishes are great for sharing so make sure you come hungry.
If you’re checking the weekend brunch, make sure you try out the Sunday Roast with all the fixin’s. Sassy Mama Editor, Kat’s kids went to town on the Yorkshire pudding! We also recommend the Corn Beef Hash ($168) and a different take to the classic Eggs Benedict ($188) which is loaded with flavour and a Stilton béarnaise.
Rhoda, Ground Floor, Upton, 345 Des Voeux Road West, Hong Kong, 2177 5050
Looking for a new dim sum spot to check out? Greater China Club is worth the trek “off-the-beaten-path” to Lai Chi Kok’s industrial area. From street level, you wouldn’t expect to enter into a restaurant that honours a nostalgic throwback to Hong Kong 1920’s.
The dim sum is also out of this world from the cute and playful Steamed Goldfish Dumpling to the untraditional, Sea Urchin Siu Mai. But don’t leave before ordering the Deep Fried Milk Custard Rolls which are sinfully delightful.
Perfect to bring out of town guests, or just to show up with your gang for a dim sum treat!
Greater China Club, A, 10/F, D2 Place, 9 Cheung Yee Street, Lai Chi Kok, Hong Kong, 2743 8055
Featured image sourced via AMMO Facebook, all other images via respective Facebook pages.