Crab and lobster treats, game, and sake: Hong Kong menu specials
Alaskan king crab cooked several ways, spanner crab for Australia Day, and lobster cooked to order - get cracking on the shellfish this month
The Chinese restaurants at the Regal hotels throughout Hong Kong are featuring Alaskan king crab until the end of January. The dishes are available a la carte and as part of a five-course set menu (HK$398 plus 10 per cent) and include Alaskan king crab with soy milk and assorted vegetables in clay pot; baked Alaskan king crab with garlic and butter; and double-boiled Alaskan king crab soup with fish maw. Bookings: Rouge (Regal Airport Hotel) tel: 2286 6868; Regal Palace (Regal Hongkong) tel: 2837 1773; Regal Court (Regal Kowloon) tel: 2313 8681; Regal Terrace (Regal Oriental) tel: 2132 3456; Regal Terrace (Regal Riverside) tel: 2132 1011.
Arcane restaurant in Central is celebrating Australia Day with a special menu that’s available until January 30. The five-course menu (HK$1,188 plus 10 per cent) includes spanner crab and avocado with sesame; seared Petuna Ocean trout with purple cauliflower and salsa verde; roast Mayura Station wagyu sirloin; and poached peach with winter strawberries. Bookings: 2728 0178.
Sake Bar Ginn in Central is having a Shinshu Nama sake tasting on January 30. For HK$500 plus 10 per cent, guests can eat from a buffet dinner while tasting more than 10 types of sake (including Otokoyama junmai genshu; Daishinshu Betsugakoi junmai ginjo special edition; and Kamoizumi junmai ginjo). Bookings: 2536 4355.
The Mistral restaurant at the Grand Stanford InterContinental in Tsim Sha Tsui has game on the menu until the end of January. The selection includes tagliatelle with braised wild boar and porcini mushrooms; braised wild duck ravioli with Fontina fondue; pan-roasted pheasant breast with potato gratin; and braised wild boar shoulder with polenta and morel mushrooms. Bookings: 2731 2870.
The Cafe at the Hyatt Regency in Tsim Sha Tsui has cooked-to-order fresh lobster and grilled meats on its dinner buffet. The lobsters can be prepared with homemade sauces, while the meat selection includes beef and lamb. The buffet is HK$578 plus 10 per cent (HK$289 for children) Monday to Thursday, and HK$638 plus 10 per cent (HK$319 for children) Friday to Sunday and the eve and day of public holidays. Bookings: 3721 7700.