Taste of Hong Kong launches, plus buffets galore for Korean food fans

Central harbourfront hosts four-day festival featuring 14 top city restaurants, following a format conceived in London and that’s now gone global. Mix and match your meal with dishes from some of the best

PUBLISHED : Monday, 07 March, 2016, 6:10pm
UPDATED : Monday, 07 March, 2016, 7:08pm

Yan Toh Heen at the InterContinental hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui will have a dinner on March 15 pairing Chinese food with Moet & Chandon vintage champagne. The menu includes steamed crab claws and sea urchin with egg white served with the Moet & Chandon Grand Vintage Collection 1999; and simmered lobster with Bordier butter and crisp rice noodles with thyme with the Moet & Chandon Grand Vintage Rose Collection 1985. The dinner is HK$2,288 plus 10 per cent. Bookings: 2313 2323.

The first Taste of Hong Kong will take place on March 10-13 at the Central harbourfront, 12 years after the first Taste festival in London. Among the 14 restaurants participating are Duck & Waffle (from London) as well as Amber, Ronin, Cafe Gray Deluxe, Arcane and Serge et le Phoque. For information go to the website, hongkong.tastefestivals.com.

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Until March 20, Cafe on the Park at the The Royal Pacific Hotel & Towers in Tsim Sha Tsui, Garden Cafe at the City Garden hotel in North Point, and Cafe Lagoon at the Hong Kong Gold Coast Hotel are featuring the dishes of Korean chef Pilsun Nam from the Mayfair Hotel in Seoul. The dishes are available on lunch and dinner buffets, and include ginseng chicken soup, spicy beef soup, bibimbap, spicy braised chicken and Korean fried chicken. The lunch buffet at Cafe on the Park (tel: 2738 2322) is HK$278 plus 10 per cent (HK$208 for children) Monday to Friday and $358 (HK$258 for children) Saturday, Sunday and public holidays. The dinner buffet at Cafe on the Park is HK$538 plus 10 per cent (HK$338 for children) Monday to Friday and HK$578 (HK$378 for children) Saturday, Sunday and the eve and day of public holidays.

At Garden Cafe (tel: 2806 4922), the lunch buffet is HK$238 plus 10 per cent (HK$198 for children and seniors) Monday to Friday and HK$268 (HK$238 for children and seniors) Saturday, Sunday and public holidays. The Garden Cafe dinner buffet is HK$458 plus 10 per cent (HK$328 for children and seniors) Monday to Thursday and HK$488 (HK$358 for children and seniors) Friday to Sunday and the eve and day of public holidays. At Cafe Lagoon (tel: 2452 8448) the lunch buffet is HK$248 plus 10 per cent (HK$188 for children) Monday to Friday and HK$318 (HK$218 for children) Saturday, Sunday and public holidays. The Cafe Lagoon dinner buffet is HK$528 plus 10 per cent (HK$298 for children) Monday to Friday and HK$578 (HK$338 for children) Saturday, Sunday and the eve and day of public holidays.

Also featuring Korean food is Essence at the Novotel Citygate in Tung Chung. The buffet includes Korean dishes such as deep-fried dumplings, chilled buckwheat noodles, spicy kimchi pancake and spicy squid and green onion salad. The lunch buffet is HK$152.60 plus 10 per cent (HK$117.60 for children) Monday to Friday and HK$194.60 (HK$152.60 for children) Saturday, Sunday and public holidays. The dinner buffet is HK$229.60 plus 10 per cent (HK$180.60 for children) Monday to Friday and HK$250.60 (HK$201.60 for children) Saturday, Sunday and public holidays. Bookings: 3602 8808.