August meal deals in Hong Kong: a feast of fish and seafood
From Thai and Vietnamese shellfish delights to carp, goby, and eel cooked in a variety of Chinese styles, lobster with champagne, and Japanese horse mackerel prepared four ways, August is for fish lovers
Tao Li restaurant at the New World Millennium in Tsim Sha Tsui has freshwater fish on the menu until the end of August. Guests can taste dishes of deep-fried marble goby in soy sauce; sautéed white eel with shallots and garlic in casserole; Shanghainese-style smoked fish; deep-fried mandarin fish with pine nuts and sweet sauce; and deep-fried minced Canton carp with preserved clam sauce. Bookings: 2313 4225
Cafe on the 1st at The Excelsior in Causeway Bay is featuring Thai and Vietnamese dishes on lunch and dinner buffets until the end of August. The selection includes satay; softshell crab curry; tom yum goong with prawns; Vietnamese beef noodle soup; and mango and coconut with sticky rice. The lunch buffet is HK$288 plus 10 per cent (HK$188 for children) Monday to Friday, and HK$308 (HK$208 for children) Saturday, Sunday and public holidays. The dinner buffet is HK$478 plus 10 per cent (HK$278 for children) Monday to Thursday and HK$508 (HK$308 for children) Friday to Sunday and the eve and day of public holidays. Bookings: 2837 6781
Morgan McGlone of Belle's Hot Chicken in Melbourne will be guest chef at a pop-up dinner at Ho Lee Fook in Central on July 26. The event is HK$350 per person and includes southern fried chicken, Ho Lee Fook side dishes and beer. Doors open at 6pm and there are no reservations.
Cafe Causette at the Mandarin Oriental in Central is serving lobster and bubbles until the end of August. The dishes include lobster taco; Sichuan lobster; and lobster cake, which can be paired with a selection of champagnes. The lobster dishes are available à la carte, or on a two-course set with a glass of champagne (HK$428 plus 10 per cent) or a three-course set with a glass of champagne (HK$498). Bookings: 2825 4005.
The Sen-ryo kaiten sushi chain is featuring horse mackerel dishes until the end of August. The seasonal fish is prepared as tartare; sushi; sashimi; and grilled with salt. To find the nearest branch, go to sen-ryo.com.hk/en.
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