Monday, March 2, 2015

PINOT DUCK Stanley Hong Kong


PINOT DUCK

DUCK LIVER PATE
MARINATED IN HUA DIAO, SERVED WITH CHINESE KALE CRISPS AND TOAST

XINJIANG HAMI MELON & MIXED LEAVES SALAD
JASMINE TEA SMOKED DUCK BREAST

CRISPY DUCK PIECES
TOSSED IN SICHUAN PEPPER AND CUMIN SEASONING

DUCK CONSOMME
WINTER MELON AND QUAIL EGG

HOT & SOUR SOUP
SHREDDED ROAST DUCK WITH WOOD FUNGUS, BAMBOO SHOOTS, DRIED BEAN CURD STRIPS, SHITAKE MUSHROOM WITH SMOKED CHIPOTLES

CRISPY DUCK LEG
MARINATED IN SWEET SOY SAUCE SERVED WITH CORN AND MASH

BAKED DUCK EGG WITH HAND-PULLED DUCK
SERVED IN A CAST IRON SKILLET WITH AUTHENTIC ZHA JIANG SAUCE

DUCK RISOTTO
MANCHU RICE COOKED WITH DUCK STOCK AND GREEN CHILI, TOPPED WITH SLOW POACHED EGG AND CRISPY DUCK SKIN

BRAISED ORANGE
IN HUA DIAO WITH SALTY PLUM

CARAMEL LOTUS ROOT
WITH CHOCOLATE MOUSSE AND PICKLED GINGER

SINGLE VINEYARD PINOT NOIR, AUNTSFIELD, 2011
BANNOCKBURN PINOT GRIS, MT DIFFICULTY, 2013


Pinot Duck, set in scenic and relaxed Stanley Plaza, is serving up two popular culinary favourites, Peking Duck and Pinot Wine, in a fun and unique concept. Their menu of modern tapas is centred around traditional Peking duck, but reconstructed in modern East meets West recipes for a trendy take on the classic Chinese dish. To pair with their delicious and exciting menu is a selection of wines all made from the popular Pinot grape which match the rich notes of Peking duck perfectly. We loved the concept of this niche restaurant and excitedly sampled a few of the chef's recommended dishes. Favourites of the night included the creamy and indulgent Duck Liver Pate marinated in Hua Diao served with Chinese kale crisps and toast, the well seasoned Crispy Duck Pieces tossed in Sichuan pepper and cumin seasoning, the rich and indulgent Baked Duck Egg with Hand-Pulled Duck served in a cast iron skillet with authentic Zha Jiang sauce, and the fragrant Hot & Sour Soup with shredded roast duck, wood fungus, bamboo shoots, dried bean curd strips and Shitake mushroom with smoked chipotles. Each dish was generous with it's portions of duck and we loved the different methods in which they were prepared. We sampled wines made from both the white and red pinot grape recommended by their knowledgeable staff and found both were delicious and paired perfectly with their dishes. We look forward to retuning soon.





Pinot Duck, Shop G07, G/F, Stanley Plaza, 23 Carmel Road, Stanley
2772 0060



NEW COCKTAILS AT HONI HONI TIKI COCKTAIL LOUNGE Hong Kong


INDOOR BAR AREA

THE CURSE OF THE MONKEY
1800 COCONUT TEQUILA, PINEAPPLE JUICE, JAX COCO COCONUT WATER, STRAWBERRY PUREE, JASMINE SYRUP AND STRAWBERRY LIQUEUR

THREE WISE MONKEYS
KRAKEN BLACK SPICED RUM, CARTRON APPLE LIQUEUR, APPLE JUICE, LIME JUICE, GINGER, SUGAR CANE SYRUP AND TIKI BITTERS

KORIANARA
ABELHA CACHACA, COCODY COCONUT LIQUEUR, GINGER JUICE, PASSION FRUIT PUREE, CALAMANSI JUICE, SUGAR SYRUP, FRESH CORIANDER



We at Hungry Hong Kong love our island escapes, so were happy to discover Tiki inspired Honi Honi in Central for all those times we are craving a tropical vibe but can't quite get away. Honi Honi boasts authentic Hawaiian inspired decor and insanely cool and fun cocktails to match, using only the best ingredients. Not only are their cocktails served in ultra cool unique mugs but the accents of rum and fresh fruit take you straight back to your last beach holiday. We loved the outdoor patio, creating an escape from the busy city and the lively vibe could kept us entertained until the early hours. Make sure to visit and sample their selection of new cocktails for a fruity and fun twist to your night out. Favourites from the new menu include the powerful "The Curse of the Monkey" using 1800 Coconut Tequila, Pineapple Juice, Jax Coco Coconut Water, Strawberry Puree, Jasmine Syrup and Strawberry Liqueur, the "Three Wise Monkeys" using Kraken Black Spiced Rum, Cartron Apple Liqueur, Apple Juice, Lime Juice, Ginger, Sugar Cane Syrup and Tiki Bitters, and the "Korianara" using Abelha Cachaca, Cocody Coconut Liqueur, Ginger Juice, Passion Fruit Puree, Calamansi Juice, Sugar Syrup and fresh Coriander. 


http://www.honihonibar.com/

https://www.facebook.com/HoniHoniTikiCocktailLounge


Honi Honi, 3/F Somptueux Central 52 Wellington Street, Central
2353 0885



Sunday, March 1, 2015

BURGER CIRCUS Hong Kong


BURGER CIRCUS

 THE DOUBLE ACT
DOUBLE 5oz BEEF PATTIES, AMERICAN CHEESE, LETTUCE, TOMATO, CIRCUS SAUCE

 THE CIRCUS BURGER
5oz BEEF PATTY, CRISPY BACON, SAVOURY ONIONS, LETTUCE, TOMATO, CIRCUS SAUCE

 THE FLAME SWALLOWER
SPICY CHICKEN, HOT SAUCE MARINADE, AMERICAN CHEESE, LETTUCE, TOMATO, RANCH DRESSING

JALAPENO POPPERS
CREAM CHEESE FILLING, RANCH DIP

CIRCUS FRIES
SAVOURY ONIONS, AMERICAN CHEESE, CIRCUS SAUCE

CHOCOLATE LAYER CAKE

NEW YORK CHEESECAKE MILKSHAKE


Black Sheep Restaurants have introduced another hit to the HK food scene in the form of an old school American diner. We were instantly wowed by the retro 1950's influence that was evident throughout. The cozy burger spot has a straightforward menu serving up delicious, juicy patties of beef in different burger variations and offering plenty of indulgent sides, milkshakes, and desserts to match. We loved their classic Circus Burger with crispy bacon and signature circus sauce, and couldn't resist the saucy and moreish Circus Fries with savoury onions and American Cheese, or their fiery Jalepeno Poppers which oozed with it's cream cheese filling. For bigger appetites, don't miss the Double Act featuring twice the amount of mouthwatering beef. Make sure to pair your order with some of the best milkshakes we've had in Hong Kong. We especially loved the New York Cheesecake Milkshake (off menu special) which was thick and full of delicious flavours and textures. We will definitely be back for more soon!





Burger Circus, G/F, 22 Hollywood Road, Central
2878 7787


Wednesday, February 25, 2015

FINDS 10 EXPERIENCE Hong Kong




THE DINING AREA

SMAKLIG MALTIG
RYE CRISP, GRADDFIL, GOLDEN VENDACE ROE

DIVER SCALLOP SEASONED WITH ITS DRIED ROE
SPRUCE SHOOTS, REINDEER CHIPS

SMORREBRODS - MINI OPEN FACED SANDWICHES
SENNEP MARINEREDE SILD - MUSTARD HERRING, POTATO
STJERNESKUD - HALIBUT, SHRIMP
FLAESKESTEG MED RODKAL - CRACKLING PORK, RED CABBAGE

WILD GAME PATE
ROWANBERRY JELLY

TRUMPET CHANTERELLE BROTH
JUNIPER-SMOKED QUAILS YOLK, DRIED VENDACE ROE, CHILLED POTATO CREME

LINGONBERRY VODKA & AQUAVIT

VANISON RYDBERG - A NEW VERSION OF THE CLASSIC
VENISON TENDERLOIN, GOLDROOT, FINGERLING POTATOES, EGG YOLK CREME, PICKLED CUCUMBER, RED WINE SAUCE

VANILLA SNOWBALLS
TAR SYRUP, SPRUCE SHOOT SYRUP



FINDS, Hong Kong's only Nordic restaurant, brings to us a true food tour of Chef Jaakko Sorsa's interpretation of traditional Nordic cuisine with the FINDS 10 Experience which is available now until the 31st March. Not only does each course bring authentic flavours from it's home country, but elements of display and fragrant touches add to creating an exciting Nordic food experience. Our favourite dishes off the menu include the fresh, imported Diver Scallop seasoned with it's own roe, the unique and delicious selection of Smorresbrods which included mustard herring and potato, halibut and shrimp, and crackling pork and red cabbage, the fragrant Trumpet Chanterelle Broth, and the juicy and tender Venison Tenderloin with goldroot, beetroot, fingerling potatoes, egg yolk creme, pickled cucumber and red wine dauce. Chef Sorsa did not make any short cuts when bringing the culinary magic of his home to Hong Kong. With imported wood, pine cones and berries hand selected by himself and working with suppliers to source the best produce from each region, we were able to taste and immerse in a true yet unique Nordic meal. A must try, one of a kind dining experience in Hong Kong's dining scene.


http://finds.com.hk/

https://www.facebook.com/FINDShongkong


FINDS, 1/F, The Luxe Manor, 39 Kimberly Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
2522 9318


Tuesday, February 24, 2015

NEW MENU ITEMS AT THREE MONKEYS Hong Kong




THE DINING AREA

DASSAI 23 JUNMAI DAIGINJO

EDAMAME
DELICATELY SEASONED WITH JAPANESE SEA SALT

FUGU 
GRILLED MARIN MARINATED PUFFERFISH JERKY, KEWPIE MAYO

CHEESE MOCHI
CHARGRILLED MOCHI BALLS LOADED WITH MELTED CHEESE

FOIE GRAS TOFU TOAST
PAN SEARED FOIE GRAS ON AGEDASHI TOFU, SIGNATURE REDUCTION

WAFU HARU MAKI
CRUNCHY VEGETABLES ROLLED IN BEEF, SIGNATURE REDUCTION

TOFU STEAK
FRIED TOFU STEAK, GARDEN VEGETABLES, GARLIC JUS

CHILI YAKI SALMON
GRILLED SALMON FILLET MARINATED IN CHILLI & SOY

BELLY WRAPS
CRISPY ROMAINE LEAVES, KUROBUTA BELLY, GARLIC, SIGNATURE SESAME DRESSING

BACON WRAPPED CHEESE
CAMEMBERT, SMOKED BACON

TOMATO BACON
COCKTAIL TOMATOES, SMOKED BACON

NEGIMA
THIGH MEAT, PIQUANT SCALLIONS

KALBI 'OUR STYLE'
GARLIC & CHILLI MARINATED RIB

EBI
GRILLED SHRIMP, SEA SALT & SOY SAUCE

PORTOBELLO
SOY, DAIKON & BABY HERBS

CHEESE TSUKUNE
CHICKEN MEATBALLS, SWEET SOY & EGG YOLK

SHISO LEAF TSUKENE
CHICKEN MEATBALLS, SWEET SOY & EGG YOLK

TORA EBI
GRILLED GIANT TIGER PRAWN, EBIKO MAYO

YAKISOBA
STIR FRIED SOBA, BEEF & VEGETABLES
 
SMOKY NIKKA SOUR
NIKKA FROM THE BARREL, SMOKE, LEMON JUICE, EGG WHITE, SIMPLE SYRUP, BITTERS



Three Monkeys, located on Hollywood Road, is a fun, trendy spot ideal for great cocktails and delicious food to go with it. The open front entrance and buzzing atmosphere creates a perfect scene for a fun night out with friends. Their menu is full of Japanese favourites, including yakitori, unique takes on classic recipes, and an extensive list of cocktails. Each dish is ideal for sharing and would not be complete without an intricate cocktail or bottle of sake. We stopped by to sample their new menu and loved the choices on offer. Favourites inluced the indulgent Pan Seared Foie Gras on Agedashi Tofu, the tender Grilled Salmon Fillet marinated in chilli and soy, the flavourful Kurobuta Pork Belly Wraps, the rich Shiso Leaf Tsukene and the moreish Wafu Haru Maki. Each dish had a distinct Japanese influence and added modern elements for a unique take on the traditional fare. A must visit if you are looking for a fun venue to share great drinks and food. 





Three Monkeys, G/F, 151-155 Hollywood Road SOHO, Sheung Wan
3151 7771