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Living in Hong Kong, we are spoiled for choice when it comes to restaurants, regardless of what food mood we are in. On the flip side, this also means that we end up spending half an hour scouring the web for places to eat, only to revert to our usual two or three go-to places. Where do we go if our craving is just a tad bit specific for a quick Google search online?
For lovers of the French delicacy of foie gras, the Hong Kong market can prove to be slightly sparse, with most options available in high-end restaurants and gourmet supermarkets for at-home enjoyment. Despair not—here is a list of restaurants in Hong Kong that offer the best foie gras dishes, ranging from affordable to fine-dining establishments.
More likely than not, this popular burger joint is already on your radar for their fresh buns and wide range of toothsome patties. Elevate your burger experience further and go for their gourmet foie gras beef burger ($168), where savoury beef patties are coupled with decadent foie gras—the two are indeed a match made in heaven.
For those who prefer chicken or seafood burgers over beef, here’s some delightful news: Burgeroom has all of this on its menu with foie gras pairings! Feast on the foie gras soft shell crab burger ($188), the foie gras Hoki fish burger ($168), or the foie gras chicken burger ($168). And if one piece of foie gras is not enough for your appetites, simply upgrade to a double foie gras burger by adding $80 for the ultimate foie gras fix.
Burgeroom, locations across Hong Kong Island and Kowloon
Foie gras might be a delicacy of French cuisine, but at Bicho (備長), it takes on a slightly Japanese spin, and an excellent one at that. Its affordable foie gras toast ($63) is served on a black rectangular platter with thick and sizeable foie gras pieces as the centrepiece, topped off with a unique, house-made Japanese sauce and some dried onions for an added flair. Pair it off with their impeccable skewers and Japanese cocktails, too!
Bicho (備長), 26/F, Macau Yat Yuen Centre, 525 Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay | (+852) 2838 7022
Restaurateurs have not forgotten foie gras lovers from the New Territories. In the northwest corner of Hong Kong, there is an unassuming little restaurant called Fan Straight Lane (凡直友里) that serves delicious Western food in a casual setting. With affordable prices and an extensive menu that covers recognisable European dishes, it’s no surprise that this restaurant is often packed with locals who have returned for another helping of grilled beef steak, handmade pizzas, pasta, and more. Its pan-fried Rougie foie gras toast with caramelised apple ($88) is a particularly beloved treat. It’s a Yuen Long favourite for a reason, so arrive early and snag an outdoor dining seat for the best experience.
Fan Straight Lane (凡直友里), Mariana Building, 53–59 Yau San Street, Yuen Long | (+852) 2644 1222
Don’t be misled by the word “fast” in its name—Fast Gourmet actually specialises in all things slow-cooked. We highly recommend the USDA hanger steak with foie gras ($268)—it’s tender, juicy, and pairs fantastically well with the generous slice of duck foie gras. Nothing says luxury more than having steak and foie gras in one forkful, but add Fast Gourmet’s limited-time happy hour deal to the mix and you’ll get free-flow beverages at wallet-friendly prices, too! Available from now until 31 August and requires booking via OpenRice.
Fast Gourmet, 9 Shin Hing Street, Central | (+852) 3480 7848
Lovers of foie gras will know that sometimes—yes, even despite its rich flavour—just one piece is not enough. Fortunately, the team behind Nathan Left (彌敦左岸) has already read your mind, and generously constructed their pan-fried goose foie gras toast ($138) with two juicy pieces of the luxurious ingredient. Each toast is served with a sizeable chunk of fig and chutney, wherein the sweetness of the fig counteracts the deep, savoury taste of the foie gras. Together with the crunchy texture of the toast at the bottom, this tasty treat is truly a double threat worth trying!
Nathan Left (彌敦左岸), G/F & 1/F, Hart Avenue Plaza, 5–9 Hart Avenue, Tsim Sha Tsui | (+852) 2369 1333
Located in Prince Edward, there’s something effortless and homely about this stylish little café, which explains its immense popularity amongst youngsters and locals. Hami Harmony serves a foie gras toast ($73) that consists of two mid-sized pieces of foie gras—a pretty sweet deal for the price tag. Without having to splurge too much, you will not only get your fill of foie gras, but even have enough room in your budget for a taste of their signature desserts.
Hami Harmony, Shop A, 161 Sai Yeung Choi Street North, Prince Edward | (+852) 2327 0665
In a little Wan Chai bistro with an eye-catching blue exterior lies one of the most visually striking foie gras dishes you will see in Hong Kong—the pithivier of pigeon and foie gras ($388). A main course at Le Bistro Winebeast, the French puff pastry takes 30-minutes to prepare, and it’s worth waiting for—it’s one of the signatures, after all.
As their name suggests, Le Bistro Winebeast specialises in wine dinners as well, aiming to create a space where wine is accessible to all, regardless of their budget. As for the food menu, it changes seasonally, around every six to eight weeks, so stop by Le Bistro Winebeast on a regular basis to check out the new additions to their menu.
Le Bistro Winebeast, Newman House, 35–45 Johnston Road, Wan Chai | (+852) 2782 6689
Opened by critically acclaimed chef Julien Royer—who also helms three-Michelin-starred Odette in Singapore—Louise is a one-Michelin starred restaurant on the terrace level of PMQ that offers various takes on traditional French cuisine, with a few different menus depending on the time and day of the week you are visiting their restaurant.
If you want to experience all of the best dishes and highlights of the menu, Louise has a six-course signature dinner menu ($1,588), with optional wine pairing coming in at an additional $888. From the menu, the course is a foie gras dish—le foie gras de canard grillé aux bourgeons de sapin, navets glacés, cerises au vinaigre de Xérès, where fir buds are served with grilled duck foie gras, glazed turnip, and confit cherries with Camargo vinegar.
Louise by Julien Royer, JPC, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central | (+852) 2866 0300
Caprice proudly presents inventive dishes by chef Guillaume Galliot, who earned his stripes at the renowned, Michelin-starred Jardin des Sens prior to being chef de cuisine at Caprice. Awarded three Michelin stars in 2019, Caprice is located in the Four Seasons Hotel, which is a further testament to the level of luxury this restaurant provides.
Apart from many French masterpieces, Caprice serves an exquisite and delicately plated appetiser of foie gras en terrine, gelée d’hibiscus et marmalade de cerise ($610)—foie gras terrine with hibiscus jelly and cherry marmalade—which goes particularly well with a wine pairing of Château d’Yquem ($600).
Caprice, Podium 6, Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong, 8 Finance Street, Central | (+852) 3196 8882
If you are looking to splurge on world-class French cuisine, L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon is a surefire way to get your money’s worth. Established by late French chef Joël Robuchon, the fine-dining restaurant is conveniently located in Landmark, bagging three Michelin stars for nine consecutive years! Settle into a modern and luxurious atmosphere of red velvet seats and dark wood to complement what will no doubt be an excellent meal.
Opt for le foie gras ($440)—a classic Landes foie gras terrine with rhubarb confit and hibiscus—to start off your meal on an indulgent note. Another option is to order the signature dinner menu ($2,480), which includes eight delectable courses, one of which is la caille—free-range quail and foie gras, served with mashed potato. Be sure to reserve your table in advance and prepare your taste buds for an exceptional foie gras experience!
L’Atelier by Joël Robuchon, Shop 401, 4/F, Landmark Atrium, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central | (+852) 2166 9000