Restaurant specials

Five seasonal treats in store at Hong Kong restaurants

From Yunnan mushrooms at Yun Yan to durian afternoon tea at Park Cafe, there is plenty to tempt the taste buds of Hong Kong diners

PUBLISHED : Monday, 24 August, 2015, 5:02pm
UPDATED : Monday, 24 August, 2015, 5:02pm


Yun Yan restaurant in Causeway Bay has a menu of seasonal wild mushrooms from Yunnan province. The selection includes porcini soup with Chinese cabbage and pan-fried egg;  braised yellow croaker with  sarcodon aspratus;  deep-fried toast rolls stuffed with termite mushrooms and Sichuan dried meat; prawn cocktail with chanterelles; and sauteed king prawns with wild mushroom sauce, black truffle oil and homemade noodles. Bookings: 2375 0800

Bella Vita in Causeway Bay is serving a special lobster set menu that’s available until the end of September. The five-course menu is HK$688 plus 10 per cent (HK$788 with a wine pairing) and includes lobster cappuccino; homemade tagliolini with lobster, date tomatoes and fresh herbs; and a choice for main course of grilled whole Boston lobster with lemon butter sauce or herb-grilled lobster tail with US angus rib-eye and arugula salad. Bookings: 2577 0699

Huang Jing Hui,  who’s better known as  Chef Fei and has the restaurant  Jiang by Chef Fei at the Mandarin Oriental Guangzhou, will be cooking at  Yee Tung Heen at The Excelsior in Causeway Bay from   August 31 to September 6. The à la carte selection of dishes includes seared Xisha Island crayfish with garlic sauce; braised abalone on Japanese fried rice with superior soy sauce; sauteed wagyu beef sirloin with Sichuan pepper and chilli; and roasted Wenchang chicken with flaxseed. Bookings: 2837 6790

Watermark in Central and The Boathouse in Stanley are celebrating summer by the sea with a menu of special dishes. At Watermark, the selection includes a deluxe seafood platter; salmon tartare with smoked shrimp parfait, avocado and salad leaves; and gnocchi with lobster and prawn in truffle emulsion. Bookings: 2167 7251. The Boathouse is serving a four-course set dinner, which costs HK$888 plus 10 per cent for two. The meal includes Boston clam chowder, and roasted pork belly with red cabbage, black pudding and truffles. Bookings: 2813 4467

Durian lovers should head to the Park Cafe at the Park Hotel  in Tsim Sha Tsui, which is serving a durian afternoon tea until October 4. On the tea buffet are sweet and savoury dishes such as deep-fried bacon and cheese ball with durian; durian, mango and fresh shrimp toast; and baked-to-order durian souffles. The tea is HK$148 plus 10 per cent (HK$128 for children) Monday to Friday and HK$178 plus 10 per cent (HK$158 for children) on Saturday, Sunday and public holidays. Bookings: 2731 2168