Top Places to Ring in the Chinese New Year

4 February 2015

With the year of the Sheep (Ram / Goat) around the corner, here is our top list of places to get a tuck of Chinese New Year Festivities.


WOOLOOMOOLOO

A Chinese New Year celebration would not be complete without fireworks. Enjoy this tradition and savor the spectacular evening with one of the best views in town at Wooloomooloo Prime in either TST or Causeway Bay.
 
Both Wooloomooloo locations will offer a 5-course set dinner menu at HK$988 + 10% s.c. per guest; or you may welcome the Year of the Sheep with an entrance fee of HK$400 including two standard drinks at our stylish lounge or balcony.

The 5-course menu is available on Friday, February 20th at HK$988 per guest. Start off with a Citrus Cured Hamachi as appetizer followed by Ballotine of Quail and Lobster Bisque. Main course options include a delicious Dukkah Crusted Australian Lamb Rack, Atlantic Cod and our signature Australian Black Angus Beef Tenderloin. Complete the meal with a refreshing Lemon Meringue Tart for a perfect finish.
Alternatively, you may also opt for drinks in the lounge or balcony with an entrance fee of only HK$400 including two standard drinks.

TST ADDRESS
Level 21 The ONE
100 Nathan Road
Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

CWB ADDRESS
Level 27 & 28
Soundwill Plaza II - Midtown
1 Tang Lung Street
Causeway Bay, Hong Kong


FATTY CRAB

From February 19th to 22nd on the bar side of Fatty Crab, celebrations will be in full swing with Chinese New Year Happy Hour(s) running from 5pm till 1am. Fatty Crab’s special CNY Happy Hour Menus will be hidden in giant lai see red pockets. Guests will be invited to participate in a variety of Chinese drinking games and all participants will have a chance to win a long list of prizes including: free drink coupons, bar snacks, discounts, and more! Fatty Crab diners will also be given lucky lai see red pockets at the end of their meal!

ADDRESS
11-13 Old Bailey Street, Central 
Hong Kong 
 


LAI BUN FU

Soft-opened since December 18, Lai Bun Fu officially opens its doors and welcomes its first Chinese New Year with authentic recipes to celebrate. Three luxurious banquet menus consist of Chef Chung’s favourite Chinese New Year specialities are priced at HK$9,800, HK$13,800, and HK$18,800; each of the three menus is a feast designed to be share amongst family and friends, serving up to 12 guests.

A few a-la-carte dishes will be made available, including Lai Bun Fu’s Lo Hei featuring thin-sliced salmon and sesame teo-chew style salad, tossed with Chef’s signature soya-wasabi sauce, shredded cucumber, carrot, rock melon, celery, and pomelo (HK$688); Stir-fried Fresh Lobster with Dried Oysters, Roasted Pork Belly, Black Moss and Shiitake Mushrooms (HK$3,688), Wok-fried Flatfish and Bell Peppers in Soya Sauce with Black Truffle (HK$488); and Braised Pork’s Knuckles, Shiitake Mushrooms and Black Moss with Red Fermented Bean Curd Sauce (HK$288/HK$588)

ADDRESS
5/F, 18 On Lan Street,
Central, Hong Kong 


T'ANG COURT

Executive Chef (Chinese) Kwong Wai Keung has artistically created an array of traditional Lunar New Year dishes which all carry auspicious meanings, such as good health, prosperity, wealth and happiness, by using ingredients with character to elevate the overall culinary experience.  
 
One of the featured dishes 'Baked Shrimp with Champagne and Coriander' where the hero component Champagne brings forth a fresh and light flavour, as oppose to the classic Chinese cooking wine. The Golden-fried Bean Curd stuffed with Egg and Spinach in Chicken Broth, Bamboo Fungus and topped with Yunnan Ham is perfect for those longing for a healthy vegetarian option. 
 
For dim sum selections, crafted delicacies include Stewed Semi-dried Oyster Filled with Abalone and Shrimp Paste and Steamed Lobster, Scallop, Shrimp and Pork Dumplings, topped with Gold Foil. Some of the most revered and extravagant elements, such as abalone and lobster, were selected to wish good fortune and success.    
 
The New Year menu will only be available during the festival from 19-25 February (dim sum during lunch service only). 

ADDRESS
1/F, The Langham Hong Kong,
8 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui 


HO LEE FOOK

Ho Lee Fook offers a banquet menu featuring the restaurant’s popular dishes, along with Chef Jowett Yu’s take on traditional Chinese New Year fare. For only $388 per person*, groups of six of more can enjoy this family-style feast of symbolic dishes meant to bring luck and prosperity in the New Year.

Keeping with Chinese New Year tradition of eating fish and chicken, generous portions of Steamed whole fish with ginger and shallot, Steamed chicken with garlic soy, shallot, ginger oil and Stir-fried rice cakes made with chewy Korean rice cakes, pork mince and black vinegar are served family style along with lots of other yummy favorites like the Wagyu short ribs and jalapeño purée.

ADDRESS
1 Elgin Street,
Central, Hong Kong


CARPACCIO

Diners who are looking for a place to eat before joining the street spectacle in Tsim Sha Tsui can enjoy a 15 per cent discount in the early bird seating at Carpaccio. Diners choose from a selection of pizzas, pastas and other Italian favourites.

The signature MANZO at $115 comprises thinly sliced raw beef tenderloin, covered with arugula, Parmigiano Reggiano cheese and artichokes tossed with lemon dressing.  Spaghetti Vongole (HK$148) is also another Carpaccio favourite, with al dente noodles tossed in freshly steamed clams, white wine, garlic and chili. Pizza lovers adore the Parma Pizza (HK$148) topped with tomato sauce, arugula, 24-month “reserve” parma ham, mozzarealla, while those in the mood for meat can choose slow-cooked lam shoulder in Barolo wine served with mashed potatoes and baby carrots.

All prices are subject to 10 per cent service charge.  

ADDRESS
Shop 307, 3rd Floor,
iSquare, 63 Nathan Road,
Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon

RUMMIN' TINGS

Chef Bwoy Kristofor Olbrich introduces new dishes available from 16 February to 21 February made especially for the occasion. New dishes with Hong Kong flair to look out for include, Fried Curry Shrimp Wontons (HK$70) dumplings served with sweet tamarind sauce, Jerk Chicken Chow Mein (HK$80) fried noodles with roasted chicken served with hot peppa sauce and Sweet n Sour Mango Goat (HK$120) goat with steamed rice.

Have some fun with rum this new year and try one of Bar Manager Gurung Amrit Kumar’s creative home-made rum-infusions. Flavours include apple cinnamon, pineapple vanilla, longaan, cigar wood, mixed spices, and more. Drink them as a shot or ask for a cocktail using one of the flavours.

Rummin’ tings bar menu and a la carte menu will be available throughout the holidays.

ADDRESS
28 Hollywood Road,
Hong Kong
+852 2523 7070
www.rummintings.hk