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Best truffle menus to try in Hong Kong 2022

By Celia Lee 24 November 2022

Header image courtesy of Pici

For foodies in Hong Kong, the chill outside our windows is ushering in more than just cooling weather. Incoming is a season of gourmet indulgences and speciality menus that you certainly cannot miss. The “diamond” amongst these seasonal ingredients is, of course, the sophisticated truffle. Whilst it is definitely a pricier ingredient, there’s just something about the earthy aroma that makes the truffle unique and unforgettable. Treat yourself to the best truffle menus in Hong Kong this season before they’re all gone!

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Maison Es

French-Japanese restaurant Maison Es is introducing a unique tasting experience this November. The White Love Like White Truffles menu ($1,180) takes patrons on a culinary journey through five courses, featuring appetisers like the Spanish red prawn tartare, scrumptious seared Hokkaido scallop, and fusion Japanese black abalone tagliolini.

Choose between the potato-crusted wild sea bass and the pancetta-wrapped Kurobuta pork collar for your main course. And if you’re wondering where the “diamond of the kitchen” is, rest assured—diners get can add 5 grammes of Alba white truffle to all dishes for an extra $400. Maison Es lets you taste everything from Japan to Italy and France in one sitting!

To round off your meal, chefs at Maison Es have prepared a seasonal dessert filled with the flavours of autumn. The hazelnut heaven parfait presents the seasonal hazelnut in four ways: as a parfait, crumbled, smoked, and with winter truffle ice cream. Head over to Maison Es for an exclusive taste of white truffles this autumn!

Maison Es, Shop B, Upper Ground, 1A Star Street, Wan Chai | (+852) 2521 8011

Giacomo

This year, Michelin-starred chef Keith Yam at Giacomo combines seasonal ingredients to create a unique degustation menu ($1,580). The white truffle signatures include the confit “Taiyouran” organic egg and Giacomo’s homemade tagliolini. Both dishes come with mushroom jus and Alba white truffle for an extra $600. Also on the menu is the seasonal king crab served with wild fennel and Oscietra caviar for an indulgent start to your feast. Head over to the restaurant this autumn and treat your palette to the flavours of the season!

Giacomo, G/F, Crowne Plaza Hong Kong Causeway Bay, 8 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay

Castellana 

As the destination for Piedmont cuisine in Hong Kong, Castellana’s truffle game is strong all year round. However, to be totally authentic, the focus cannot be on the dishes alone. At Castellana, you are guaranteed a complete dining experience with quality spirits and cocktails.

Castellana doesn’t joke around when it comes to truffles. Each item on its five-course white truffle menu (starting from $3,180) comes with approximately five grammes of truffles! Start off the raw Fassona beef paired with aromatic white truffle. Next up, dig into a plate of juicy marinated scallops served with cauliflower cream, almonds, and white truffle.

For your mains, Castellana has two decadent choices on offer. The ravioli di Castelmagno is a hearty staple reimagined with aged egg yolk and white truffle, whilst the Alaska crab is paired with the “white diamond” in an indulgent plate. Round off your meal with the sweet and rich castagna al tartufo, which comes with chestnuts, milk foam, and, once again, white truffle.

Castellana, UG/F & 1/F, Club Lusitano Building, 16 Ice House Street, Central | (+852) 3188 5028

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Pici 

This truffle season, Pici is going all out. The Truffle Madness menu is exactly as advertised, featuring a heaping helping of truffles in every single dish! Pici understands the appetite-gripping power its popular dishes have on its patrons—that’s why the chefs at Pici have transformed six signature dishes with the “white diamonds” in mind.

Start off your meal with a warm and hearty bowl of creamy mushroom soup ($90) served with crispy breadcrumbs and fresh truffles. Pici’s classic golden Mozzarella frittas ($90) are paired with an indulgently decadent truffle mayo dip crafted just for this season. Dig into the creamy and aromatic truffle provolone ($110) next and enjoy the umami flavours of the Italian cheese infused with smoked paprika, oregano, and, of course, slices of black truffles.

A meal at Pici is not complete without a filling plate of pasta, which is why we have good news for you! You can choose between three pasta options on the Truffle Madness menu: the strozzapreti truffle and Parma ham ($196) comes in a creamy truffle sauce seasoned with shallots and generous truffle slices; the pappardelle truffle creamy mushrooms ($180) is served with flavourful spinach cream and topped with truffle shavings; and the raviolo mushroom ($140) covers baby spinach ravioli in a shower of sliced truffles.

If Pici’s menu has left you hankering for more truffles, you’d be delighted to know the restaurant is offering its patrons a chance to win one plate of truffle pasta a day for a year! Stay tuned to Pici’s Instagram page to find out how you can satisfy that truffle craving.

Pici, locations across Hong Kong

Photo: Cantina

Cantina 

Culture and art lovers are sure to be familiar with the modern Italian restaurant Cantina in Tai Kwun, but did you know that truffle is on its menu this season? Indulge in the speciality Jerusalem artichoke velouté with white truffle ($298) and the white truffle risotto with langoustines and porcini dust ($698), a hearty and creamy addition to any seasonal Italian feast. Give Cantina’s signature showstopper, grilled veal fillet with porcini mushrooms and white truffle ($648), a try! This flavourful dish will appeal to every truffle lover’s taste buds. Round off your meal with Cantina’s decadent truffle and white chocolate mousse with chestnut ice cream for the ultimate indulgence in all things seasonal this autumn!

Cantina, Police Headquarters, Block 01, Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road, Central

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The Dispensary

The creative bar director at the Dispensary has crafted a brand-new tipple with the “white diamond” in mind for patrons to savour something a little different this season. The Viva La Truffle ($148) puts a twist on the classic old fashioned, where smooth Johnnie Walker Black Label is matched perfectly with indulgently sweet slow-cooked honey, stimulating coffee bitters, and the rich, earthy flavours of shaved white truffles.

The Dispensary, Police Headquarters, Block 01, Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road, Central

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Aqua 

Aqua’s white truffle menu features a number of fan favourites, all complemented by generous shavings of the seasonal ingredient. The seared Wagyu roll with white asparagus salad ($480) offers a luxurious yet appetising start to your meal. Follow this up with the creamy and indulgent white truffle risotto ($680) with pickled chanterelles and porcini dust. Next up, take a trip to Japan with the Wagyu sirloin ($780) with truffle amaretto soy, turnip lily bulb purée, and shaved Alba white truffle for an even more elevated experience of the premium cut.

Round off your meal with the Alba white truffle harvest ($280). Inspired by chef Andrea Mura’s own truffle hunting experience in Piedmont, patrons are invited to dig into the delicious chestnut mousse and cacao powder decorated as soil to find the prized white truffle. Enjoy Aqua’s white truffle menu à la carte or take advantage of the four-course menu ($2,200).

The bar at Aqua is also introducing a seasonal cocktail for patrons to indulge in before, with, or after their white truffle feast. The Toryufu Sour ($148) combines the flavours of Italy and Japan in a delicate blend filled with the delicate flavours of the white truffle.

Aqua, 17/F, H Zenture, 15 Middle Road, Tsim Sha Tsui | (+852) 3427 2288

LPM Restaurant and Bar

LPM Restaurant and Bar is taking guests on a gastronomic journey that lets them savour the “white diamond” in a variety of dishes. The seasonal white truffle becomes the star of a selection of French Mediterranean gourmet combinations at LPM, including the restaurant’s signature rigatoni, linguini, and gnocchi. Other decadent dishes that feature the white truffle are the white truffle with burrata, where the soft and creamy cheese is complimented with hazelnut flavours and the earthy aroma of the white truffle, and the white truffle eggs, a simple yet sophisticated combination between an ordinary and premium ingredient. All truffle items are priced at $1,188 each, so expect a hefty helping of white truffles per dish!

LPM Restaurant and Bar, Shop 1, UG/F, H Queen’s, 23–29 Stanley Street, Central

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Tempo Tempo

Located in the bustling area of Causeway Bay, Tempo Tempo is the perfect lunch spot. To welcome the city’s cooling weather, Tempo Tempo has launched a Debut! Lunch Al Fresco menu (starting from $238) for its patrons to indulge in. A rich and aromatic black truffle paste transforms the Tuscan salad into an elegant start to your meal, and the hearty and aromatic homemade tagliolini al tartufo can be had for an extra $38. Why not end your meal with sweet treats made with authentic Italian ingredients and recipes? Choose between the refreshing Amalfi lemon sorbet and the rich Sicilian pistachio panna cotta.

Tempo Tempo, 2/F, Oxford House, Taikoo Place, 979 King’s Road, Quarry Bay

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Chueca

The contemporary tapas restaurant is welcoming the autumn weather with exciting and special items on its menus this November. This truffle season, Chueca promises a feast infused with Spanish flavours of sea and land, and, of course, truffles!

Begin your feast with favourites like Spanish oysters ($80) and Ibérico ham ($180). The white truffle makes its appearance in the spinach canelón ($170), where the vegetarian dish is soaked in an aromatic truffle béchamel sauce, and completed with flavourful Manchego cheese. Another truffle item you shouldn’t miss is the croquettas de boletus con trufa ($60)—Chueca’s delicious and crispy homemade mushroom croquettes served with shaved truffles. For your main course, continue the truffle extravaganza with Chueca’s beef cheek ($190). Shaved generously over the meat and served with corn purée and beef jus, the premium ingredient pairs elegantly with the flavourful meat in this reimagining of a classic dish.

Don’t forget to round off your luxurious meal with Chueca’s best sweet items on offer! The coconut foam and fresh mixed berries ($70) is the epitome of simple but effective. Served in a coupe glass, this is sure to be an impressive end to your night!

Chueca, 8–10 Gough Street, Central | (+852) 2703 0810

Photo: @radicalchichk (via Instagram)

Radical Chic

Radical Chic is an innovative fine-dining concept that offers its patrons authentic Italian cuisine with a modern twist. And truffle season is going to be radical with Radical Chic’s Alba white truffle degustation menu ($3,180). The five-course menu features a selection of top-notch fare prepared with the best ingredients on the market.

Kicking off your white truffle feast is an appetising roasted cauliflower panna cotta served with caviar and Alba white truffle. Following that is an innovative potato foam and soufflé decorated in appearance and taste with caviar, egg yolk gel, sea urchin, and Alba white truffle. For your mains, indulge in the homemade tagliolini soaked in a delicious butter emulsion with Alba white truffle and the seared tuna otoro paired with Madeira jus, uni, and Alba white truffle. Round off your meal with Radical Chic’s vanilla ice cream and mousse decorated elegantly with white chocolate dust, Tonda Gentile hazelnuts, and white truffle.

For an additional $780, diners can enjoy their white truffle feast with a selection of premium wines to pair with each dish on the menu. If you’re looking for a satisfying white truffle feast you won’t forget this season, Radical Chic is the place to be.

Radical Chic, Shop B1, Level 101, International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

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Shake Shack

Shake Shack is bringing back its popular black truffle menu for a limited time! Now’s your time to get your hands on a selection of seasonal goodness from one of our favourite neighbourhood burger joints. The star of the menu is the black truffle burger ($68), where an all-natural Angus beef patty is topped with black truffle mayo and ShackMeister ale-marinated shallots. Not a fan of beef? Give Shake Shack’s black truffle chicken sandwich ($64) a try, where a crispy chicken thigh is drizzled with black truffle mayo. Pair your burger with black truffle tries ($42) and welcome the season with this indulgent feast!

Shake Shack, locations across Hong Kong

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Zuma

Zuma’s luxurious truffle tasting menu ($1,888 for black truffle; $2,488 for Alba white truffle) lets you choose the type of “diamond” you want to savour in a selection of Japanese delicacies. The decadent 10-course menu begins with refreshing items such as thinly sliced seabass with yuzu, truffle oil, and salmon roe. Up next are the elegant and luxurious Wagyu tataki with truffle ponzu and langoustine in Kataifi with shiro shoyu truffle butter. Of course, no Japanese feast at Zuma is complete without sushi, and the premium sushi selection is adorned with shavings of truffle. Finish up with the white chocolate truffle molten cake, topped with yuzu pearls and sorbet. You can also pair your meal with two new truffle cocktails designed to enhance your dining experience; the Aki Sour ($140) and the Shironi ($140) modify ordinary spirits with the earthy aroma of the white truffle.

A selection of white truffle dishes is also available à la carte at Zuma, where diners can choose to elevate their dishes with shavings of truffles ($220 per gramme). Zuma’s truffle delights are available from now till 23 December. Don’t miss out on this gastronomic experience!

Zuma, Level 5 & 6, Landmark, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central

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Celia Lee

Staff writer

Born and raised in Hong Kong and educated in the UK, Celia is passionate about culture, food, and different happenings in the city. When she’s not busy writing, you can find her scouting for new and trendy restaurants, getting lost in a bookstore, or baking up a storm at home.

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