Here Are Hong Kong's Most Fearsome Foods and Demonic Drinks for Halloween
From ghoulish meatballs to flaming zombie cocktails and cauliflower brains, we find the city’s most frightening edibles to get you into the spooky spirit.
Death by Degrees
Café 8 Degrees at the Harbour Plaza is going all out with a spooktacular Halloween buffet of scary eats, with creepy, crawly and somewhat complex names to match.
Fancy a “Ghoulish Meat Ball Eye” or “Yummy Mummy Roasted Beef Caesar Salad?” There’s also a mysterious dish labeled as “Cauliflower Salad with Strawberry Vinegar in brain shape”… we’re guessing it’s going to be pretty Insta (or cringe)-worthy.
Bad Halloween joke: Why didn’t the skeleton attend the ball? He had no body to go with!
Available Oct 16-31. 199 Kowloon City Rd., To Kwa Wan, Kowloon, 2126-1960.
Fill up your Halloween spread with dozens of homemade Halloween goodies from Dolce 88 at the JW Marriott. Their pastry team has whipped up a tempting selection of fright-inducing cakes and cookies including a luscious “Halloween Pumpkin Cake” with spiced pumpkin filling, white chocolate mousse and crunchy caramel pumpkin seeds. Sounds bloody delicious to us.
Bad Halloween joke: What do ghosts eat for breakfast? Cheeri-ooooOOOOOOOooos!
Available Oct 19-31. Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, 2810-8366.
Halloween candy is great for filling up your Jack-O-Lantern, but for something a little more substantial (and less cavity-inducing) go for a spooky cupcake from Kisses Cupcakes. The fondant ghosts may be a little too cartoonish to truly strike terror into your heart, but they’re bound to be a hit at the Halloween table anyway.
Bad Halloween joke: Why didn’t anyone talk to the mummy? He was too wrapped up in himself!
$450 per dozen, $250 per half-dozen, available now through Halloween. Shop LG09, Hollywood Centre, 233 Hollywood Rd., Sheung Wan, 2763-5599,
Fire up a ghoulish appetite at the brand new Tikitiki Bowling Bar, Hong Kong’s first ever tiki-themed bowling alley, located out in Sai Kung. The only thing more frightening than traveling out to the New Territories for a party? The bar’s Flaming Zombie cocktail, served in an ominous-looking tiki mug and boasting 11 different ingredients to get the boozy bowling started. Remember to blow out the flame before downing it, unless “burns victim” is your Halloween costume of choice.
Bad Halloween joke: What happened when the ghost disappeared into the fog? He was mist!
4/F, Centro, 1A Chui Tong Rd., Sai Kung, New Territories, 2657-8488, tikitiki.hk.
Skull and Crossbones
Forget orange and black—purple is the color of Halloween, according to Pirata’s “Bewitched” cocktail, available exclusively on Oct 30-31. A mix of gin, Maraschino, Crème de Violette, lemon juice and blackberries, it’s the perfect accessory to that glam witch costume. Not into the purple theme? Order the vermuteria’s bright yellow Beetlejuice concoction instead, made with Bombay Sapphire gin, two types of Maraschino vermouth and orange.
Bad Halloween joke: Why do great writers hang around cemeteries? Because there are so many plots!
Available Oct 30-31. 30/F, 239 Hennessy Rd., Wan Chai, 2887-0270, pirata.hk.
Get your sweet tooth sorted with the all-American “Trick or Treat Shake” at Burger Circus on Hollywood Road. Loaded with popular Halloween candy like candy corn, peanut brittle and Reese’s peanut butter cups, this calorie-laden concoction is a sugar high waiting to happen. Stop by and sate your sweet cravings in-between party hopping around Central—it’s a great way to break up the boozing before stepping out into freaksville again.
Bad Halloween joke: Where are baby ghosts educated? Dayscare!
Available Halloween weekend. 22 Hollywood Rd., Central, 2878-7787, burgercircus.com.hk.