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CNY Dining 2021: Year Of The Ox Specials

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How and where to enjoy family reunion dinners this year.

With the kids being off school and home learning, treat the family to a feast! Whether you enjoy festive rituals such as the “Lo Hei” or Prosperity Toss salad (toss it up for good luck!) or prefer a modern take on these delicacies, there is sure to be something for you. You could head out for a socially-distanced meal at a restaurant or get a “Poon Choi”(a festive, communal dish) takeaway or delivery that you can share with your family overseas via Zoom! We’ve picked some of the many great options available that will please even the fussiest of eaters (don’t forget that there is plenty to please those with a sweet tooth as well!). Here’s your ultimate CNY dining guide.

Editor’s Note: The situation in Hong Kong regarding closures and restrictions on opening hours due to the coronavirus is constantly evolving. Many businesses are taking extra precautions, but please make sure you follow the latest government advice and stay home if you have recently travelled overseas, have interacted with anyone who has been away, or display any symptoms.

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Restaurant Offerings And Festive Menus
Takeaways, Deliveries And Hampers
Puddings And Chocolates

Read more: A Beginner’s Guide To Chinese New Year In Hong Kong

CNY Dining: Restaurant Offerings And Festive Menus

Traditional CNY Menus

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Crystal Lotus, Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel

Crystal Lotus will be serving up the Prosperity Year dinner set menu, with dishes such as suckling pig and wok-fried prawns. More Chinese New Year-themed dishes will also be available at the restaurants at Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel and Disney Explorers Lodge. You can also order a “Poon Choi” takeaway and get two sets of complimentary 15th-anniversary chopsticks.

Crystal Lotus, Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel, Lantau Island, Hong Kong, 3510


Give the kids a taste of tradition this year at Hutong with a 10-dish CNY feast. Start the celebrations off with Lo Hei featuring Yellowfin tuna and Hokkaido scallops. Make sure you shout and toss the salad as high as you can to attract good fortune – the kids are sure to love the spectacle! The Chinese New Year lunch is available from Monday, 8 to Monday, 15 February. Hutong is also offering a seafood Poon Choi for 6 to 8 people, for those who would rather dine at home.

Hutong, 28/F, One Peking, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, 3428


This Chinese New Year, KITCHEN will serve its popular buffet with CNY highlights. The Instagram-worthy live station will feature the vibrant Lo Hei salad toss and a mini Poon Choi to bring in wealth and abundance to diners.

KITCHEN – W Hotel, 1 Austin Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 3717 2299, [email protected],

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CNY Feasts With A Difference

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La Rambla

Chinese New Year meets Spanish tapas at La Rambla. The CNY brunch menu (available on Saturday, 13 and Sunday, 14 February only) is called “La Subasta del Buey” or “the auction of the ox” in Spanish. Naturally, there’s a strong focus on beef dishes such as the tenderloin sando, beef skewer, wagyu beef cheek paella and more, followed by seafood specialities and unlimited Spanish dessert. If you would prefer to order at home, you can via Alfred’s delivery platform for 2 to 8 people (from Monday, 1 to Tuesday, 16 February).

La Rambla3071-73, Level 3, ifc mall, Central, Hong Kong, 2661 1161, [email protected],


Zuma is offering its signature Japanese izakaya twist on Chinese New Year dining. You can expect roasted lobster with garlic, shiso and ponzu (to symbolise life and good luck), Chilean sea bass with green chilli ginger dressing (to bring you abundance) and more unique dishes. Your children can also enjoy Zuma’s popular weekend brunch, which has many kid-friendly options

Zuma, Landmark, 5/F & 6/F, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, 3657 6388[email protected]

Red Lobster

This seafood specialist is offering a Good Luck CNY feast to ring in good luck, wealth and prosperity with a wide menu of auspicious dishes. Expect a whole Maine lobster (a nod to the Chinese tradition of consuming a whole fish), shrimp and crab linguine and more. Kids will love the Nutella puff dessert. The festive menu is available from Wednesday, 10 to Wednesday, 17 February for dine-in and takeaway.

Red Lobster, 8 Cleveland Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, 2261 2996, reservations on Chope,

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CNY Dining: Takeaways, Deliveries And Hampers

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Michelin-starred Cantonese restaurant Duddell’s is offering two CNY delivery sets, a Poon Choi set and more, available on Jia Everywhere. The CNY sets include traditional favourites such as deep-fried Alaska king crab puff in lobster broth and fried glutinous rice with Chinese preserved meat. You can also order traditional CNY cakes that come in special edition boxes designed by G.O.D. (Goods of Desire).

Duddell’s, Level 3, Shanghai Tang Mansion, 1 Duddell Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2525 9191, [email protected],

Sexy Crab

This is for all the crab-loving families. Order artistically-presented designer Poon Choi with signature hairy crab in a new twist on this timeless tradition. All orders have to be placed at least five working days ahead, with deliveries for the day scheduled between 3pm and 6pm.

Sexy Crab, Shop 401A, 4/F, K11 MUSEA, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Hong Kong, 6655 7629, [email protected],

The Drunken Pot

Hotpot restaurant, The Drunken Pot is offering a takeaway Poon Choi this year. Three variations of the festive tradition are available, perfect for family stay-at-home gatherings of 6 to 12 people. These can be picked up from the restaurants in Causeway Bay and Tsim Sha Tsui or you can opt for delivery (all orders need to be placed a day in advance). All Poon Chois can be reheated over any open fire or induction cooker, or a convenient complimentary gas cooker can be rented, subject to a deposit paid. The restaurant also has a hearty version of Hong Kong-style Chinese braised lamb stew, a popular Cantonese winter-warmer dish.

The Drunken Pot, Shop 1, 2/F, Observatory Road 8, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, 2321 9038

The Drunken Pot, 27/F, V point, Tang Lung Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, 2323 7098, [email protected],

Dynasty, Renaissance Harbour View Hotel Hong Kong

Enjoy the Poon Choi specially crafted by Dynasty culinary team for takeaway only. This 4-person set comprises traditional nourishing and auspicious ingredients, such as whole fish maw, abalone, dried scallop, sea moss, “fortune” turnip and more with complimentary chinaware.

Dynasty – Renaissance Harbour View Hotel Hong Kong, 1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong,

Other options:

Soil to Soul (vegetarian poon choi)
Yat Tung Heen
Man Ho Chinese Restaurant

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CNY Dining: Puddings And Chocolates

Traditional CNY Puddings

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China Tang

China Tang is offering two hearty puddings this year. The traditional CNY turnip pudding is made with fresh radish, layered with Chinese sausage, shrimp paste, dried tiger shrimps, homemade shrimp roe and Sakura shrimp. For those who prefer a sweet pudding, there is a healthy brown sugar rice pudding.

China Tang, Shop 411-413, 4/F, Landmark Atrium, 15 Queen’s Road, Central, Hong Kong, 2522 2148,

KiKi Noodle Bar

Featuring the finest natural ingredients from Taiwan, this restaurant has been making traditional CNY pudding for four years now. The sweet pudding with Taiwan dried longan & brown sugar, and the savoury turnip option are both extremely popular.

KiKi Noodle Bar, various locations across Hong Kong,

當文歷餅店 by Dominique Ansel

This is a traditional rice cake, but reinvented. The red date and mandarin glutinous pound cake comes in a beautiful box and has a unique, moist and gooey texture.

當文歷餅店 by Dominique Ansel, Shop OT G63A, G/F, Ocean Terminal, Harbour City, 3-27 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, 2613 8618

當文歷餅店 by Dominique Ansel, Shop 1025B, Podium Level 1, ifc Mall, Central, Hong Kong, 9727 4759,

Other options:

Kee Wah Bakery (vegetarian puddings available)
Summer Palace, Island Shangri-la

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Chocolates & Candies

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Lady M

Lady M has come up with a beautiful, limited-edition candy gift set with individually packaged gummies and chocolates, each one picked to bring in good fortune in the Year of the Ox. These include tangerine-flavoured and ox-shaped strawberry gummies, hazelnuts dipped in chocolates and more. The gift sets are available at select Lady M boutiques across the city.

Lady M, various locations across Hong Kong,

Charbonnel et Walker

Charbonnel et Walker presents special Chinese New Year truffles in a handcrafted red and gold box. Other than the popular dark chocolates, pistachio truffles are also available. In Chinese culture, pistachios are symbolic of happiness, making these a great gifting choice for CNY. These limited-edition goodies are available online and at the brand new pop-up in Central.

Charbonnel et Walker, 1/F, Prince’s Building, Central, Hong Kong,

Paul Lafayet

Paul Lafayet is offering a three-tier Golden Ox Gift Box for CNY, designed by talented French illustrator Emilie Sarnel. The first tier combines a base of chocolate cookie topped with macaron, the second layer consists of Napolitains, hazelnut milk pralines and pistachio & almond nougat. The third tier is a special fine bone porcelain dish, with artwork of a gilded cow with a flowery meadow.

Paul Lafayet, various locations across Hong Kong,

Other options:

agnes b Cafe
Fortnum & Mason
Cookie Vission

Read more: Where To Buy Delicious And Artisanal Chocolates In Hong Kong

Featured image courtesy of Stocksy, image 1 courtesy of Crystal Lotus, image 2 courtesy of La Rambla, image 3 courtesy of Duddell's, image 4 courtesy of China Tang, image 5 courtesy of Lady M.

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