Cost-conscious dining

PUBLISHED : Friday, 09 December, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 09 December, 2011, 12:00am


You don't need to leave the building to find a restaurant when shopping at Home Square, there are five inexpensive family-friendly eateries catering to different tastes.

On level one, Fung Shing Restaurant serves dim sum with dishes starting at HK$17 for steamed beef balls and barbecued pork buns. Other favourites include shrimp dumplings, spring rolls and pork dumplings. You can also order dishes such as crispy fried chicken, pan-fried stuffed dace, deep fried shrimp toast and South African abalone.

Pacific Coffee, on level 2, is a bright, cheerful location with floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook the streets and nearby plaza. There is also an outside patio where you can enjoy your coffee, cakes or sandwich.

There are two restaurants on level 5. A Hong Kong favourite, Fairwood serves a blend of Chinese and Western cuisine with rotating weekly menus for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. Many of the dishes are also MSG free. Dishes are also seasonal, and with the cooler temperatures, hotpot and clay pot rice dishes are on the menu. Opposite Fairwood is Watei Japanese Restaurant with reasonably priced lunch sets that include assorted sushi, sashimi, tempura, udon noodles and beef curry. The restaurant also has a takeaway menu.

On level 6 is the Ikea restaurant, which is usually busy at lunchtime and throughout the day at weekends. It's a favourite of many as it serves quality Swedish fare at low prices. A popular dish of Swedish meatballs with cream sauce is HK$19, as is the organic filled pancake with organic cheese and spinach. Other favourites are cold water prawns, spaghetti with organic tomato sauce and for dessert, daim cake and other traditional Swedish cakes.

Ikea also has a Bistro near its checkout where a hot dog set with a sofa drink is HK$10 and an ice cream cone is HK$2. The Ikea food market has an array of Swedish desserts, biscuits and chocolates, frozen items such as the meatballs and salmon fillets.