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As we roll into the second quarter of the year, we renew our efforts and go on the hunt for the latest and greatest food offerings. Dining out is discouraged, so we’re staying in and browsing through new food delivery menus launched in Hong Kong this April to go through social distancing with a full and sated belly. After all, one can only bear so much instant ramen.
If you’re missing the sights, sounds, and alluring smells of the Grand Hyatt, you’ll be delighted to know that the revered hotel is launching its first-ever delivery service to bring the Grand Café’s comfort foods to your doorstep. Whether you’re in the market for their top-notch Bread Basket ($50), Grilled Norwegian Salmon Fillet ($210), Hainanese Chicken Rice ($260), and delectable Singaporean Curry Laksa ($180), a curated selection of the popular dishes from Grand Café are offered on the current menu, with signature choices from other Grand Hyatt restaurants soon to follow.
Seasonal specials are on the menu as well, with the option of set family meals that can feed four to eight people (starting from $1,600 per set). Advance notice is required for the seasonal sets, so be sure to put your orders down at least 12 hours ahead. Place your orders through their form here. Patrons who opt for pick-up and takeaway services can enjoy a 15 percent discount on their bill, while deliveries are free for delivery destinations within 15 minutes’ walking distance from the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong. Delivery charges for locations in other parts of Hong Kong range from $80 to $300.
Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai | (+852) 2588 1234
While you’re spending altogether too much time contemplating whether you feel like Indian or Japanese for your next takeaway meal, why not consider old faithful pizza instead? DiVino Group is hand-tossing pies for a noble cause, with its three restaurants across Tsim Sha Tsui, Central, and Wan Chai participating in a self-initiated campaign to help raise funds for those in need. 10 percent of all proceeds from DiVino Group’s pizza sales will go towards supporting the Crema Hospital in Italy, one of many at the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak. After all, you can never go wrong with a classic Parma ($178)—or if you’re feeling adventurous, the Storione ($178), a pie of lemon-scented Mascarpone cheese, smoked sturgeon, and field sprouts.
In keeping with extensive safety measures across the city, Pirata Group is putting more emphasis on their delivery and takeaway options, available at the following restaurants across the city: Pici (on Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, and New Territories), Chaiwala, MEATS, The Loft, and The Pizza Project.
Covering set lunches, boozy lunches, dinners, brunches, and even kids’ meals, choose from a diverse range of cuisines to suit whatever you’re in the mood for. Highlights include Chaiwala’s Signature Tandoor Wraps (starting from $65), Truffle Mac & Cheese ($90) with cheddar béchamel and Lamb Milanese ($170) from MEATS, The Pizza Project’s highly Instagrammable Carbonara ($120) pizza with quail eggs and pancetta, and Pici’s homely pastas.
While not currently available for takeaway or delivery, Honjo has additionally launched a new three-course lunch menu ($298) that showcases the best of its classic signatures, such as the Wagyu in chorizo oil, Salmon Puffs with purple shiso, Baby Chicken with honey miso and sautéed shiitake, and also Chef’s Sushi Selection, a deluxe offering of eight maki and nigiri.
Acclaimed Tokyo-based izakaya Uoharu has announced the addition of meat alternatives to their spring menu! As the first izakaya in Hong Kong to include Impossible meat dishes in its culinary offerings, the move to incorporate more sustainable and environmentally-friendly ingredients into late-night Japanese cuisine is no doubt a daunting one, but Uoharu shines in their Curry Impossible Meatball Lunch Set ($138), a hearty combination of rustic vegan ’meatballs’ covered in a rich Japanese curry sauce, coated in a layer of melted cheddar cheese, and grilled with caramelised onions and tomatoes. Starting from 14 April, Uoharu will offer their Impossible Burger Steak with Sukiyaki Sauce Lunch Set ($138) delivery and takeaway!
Uoharu, 7/F, M88, 2–8 Wellington Street, Central | (+852) 2217 8880
Social distancing doesn’t have to equal bland food. Put your most flavourful foot forward this April with Lee Lo Mei’s new takeaway menu, which features a curated selection of the quirky eatery’s best-selling staples. Fragrant Black Truffle and Egg Tofu Fried Rice ($118) and hearty Red Curry with Chicken and Crunchy Rice ($98) are among our favourites from the pick, delivering a comforting dining experience of modern Chinese home-cooking.
Additionally, Lee Lo Mei is offering takeaway sets (starting from $238) suitable for up to two to four diners so you can tuck into dishes like Sautéed Local Free-range Chicken and Sautéed Salted Egg Yolk, Egg Tofu and Black Fungus on a bed of pumpkin and shiitake mushroom rice with the rest of the family. For an added immunity booster—especially during this precarious time—take a peek at their optional Homemade Chicken Soup, a traditional recipe that creates an all-round elixir highlighting nutritious ingredients like free-range chicken, cordyceps flower, Chinese yam, and wolfberries.
Lee Lo Mei, 8 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central | (+852) 2896 7688
Missing all of the latest restaurant openings because of the current health situation? They miss you too. Hence, new addition LucAle has launched their takeaway service so you may try their handmade pasta and cured meats and cheese platters from the comforts of your own sofa. From recommended dishes like Burrata Deliziosa & Proscuitto di Parma ($288) and Homemade Cappelletti Filled with White Bolognese Sauce ($158) to vegetarian-friendly delights such as Ricotta & Mascarpone Homemade Ravioli with Italian Tomatoes and Basil ($158), there’s no reason not to sample fresh new flavours during this extended stay-home period.
LucAle, 100 Third Street, Sai Ying Pun | (+852) 3611 1842
In support of Earth Month and the protection of the environment, burger specialists Beef & Liberty is offering a vegan special that combines the best of fiery flavours and plant-based protein. Available only for the month of April, The Impossible Sichuan ($139) is a stacked burger of Impossible plant-based meat, spicy Sichuan marinade, refreshing zucchini salad, and vegan ginger mayonnaise, enveloped in toasted vegan buns.
Available for dine-in, takeaway, and delivery starting from 4 April from all Beef & Liberty restaurants and Beef & Liberty and Leaves & Liberty Deliveroo Edition sites, The Impossible Sichuan comes with collectable goodies as well: an exclusive, limited-edition Impossible Earth Day tote bag just on Earth Day (which lands on 22 April this year)! Dine-in and takeaway patrons can also receive Impossible stickers and pins with their orders on a first-come, first-served basis.
Since you’re spending more time at home anyway, you may as well become a little more familiar with the ins and outs of your kitchen. E-commerce platform Waves Pacific is teaming up with chef Shane Osborn from Arcane and Cornerstone for an exclusive DIY home-cooking delivery service, which will see premium ingredients you would find at his restaurant delivered straight to your door, along with his recipes to help you recreate Cornerstone’s signature dishes at home.
Order the Cornerstone DIY Package ($500) just 24 hours ahead of time and you will receive restaurant-standard breakfast, lunch, and dinner ingredients for two diners, ranging from Ōra King salmon fillet (often referred to as the wagyu of the seafood world) and wagyu bavette (a flank steak cut) and Japanese Taiyouran eggs. If you can whip up Michelin-grade dishes from your cupboard-sized kitchen, you can do anything. Place your orders for the Cornerstone DIY Package here.
If you are trying to think and plan ahead for your mealtimes rather than leave it to the last minute, tailor-made meal specialist Eatology is introducing a brand-new menu with a focus on improving the overall health of Hongkongers. Launching the Diabetes-Friendly Mediterranean Diet (starting from $368 for three meals with one snack) specifically designed to work for diabetics (a first in Hong Kong), the proposed dishes are chock-full of health-boosting properties and large quantities of fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts, fish, and olive oil. Plus, they have a range of vegetarian-friendly dishes, too.
Selections for breakfast, lunch, and dinner range include Smoked Salmon and Herbs with Scrambled Organic Eggs, Zucchini Lasagna, Organic Chicken Chich Taouk with Green Beans, Steamed Halibut with Tamari, Organic Chicken Teriyaki with Eggplant and Portobello Saute, Aubergine Gratin, and so much more. The accompanying snacks are health-conscious as well, with selections like Red Beet Hummus with Cucumber, Apricot Cashew Balls, and Asparagus and Smoked Salmon Bundles. Place your meal plan orders for hassle-free delivery here and quit asking yourself, “What should I eat for dinner tonight?”
In a turbulent dining landscape that is rapidly changing to accommodate the whirlwind needs of its diners, casual modern Mexican restaurant Cali-Mex is ahead of the curve with the opening of four new cloud kitchens. Open now (or quite soon) in the central districts of Wan Chai (2E Star Street), Happy Valley (31 Wong Nai Chung Road), Soho, and Tsim Sha Tsui, Cali-Mex’s new cloud kitchens are specialised for takeaway and delivery services only, offering food from Harley’s Burgers by Chef Nate Green, Cali-Mex Bar & Grill, and Chiller’s Premium Alcohol. Its other brands, Verde Organica and Mama Malouf, will be added soon. Each menu is also available on Deliveroo and Foodpanda for ease of placing orders!
Can’t hang out with your homies like you used to? Well, times are changin’, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still party hard. Buy your friends (and yourself) a round or two with Taqueria Super Macho’s La Casa Loca ($198), a delivery package that comes with two pouches of pre-mixed classic Margaritas, house-made Tortilla Chips, and the restaurant’s signature Pico de Gallo and Guacamole. All you have to do is put your drink together, set up a call on Facetime or Zoom, and let the good times roll.
Each delivery even comes with a Taqueria Super Macho-approved Spotify playlist so you can focus on the partying without wasting time curating the tunes. Receiving margaritas in the mail is the best kind of surprise, don’t you think? Place your orders here and note that deliveries take place between 3.30 pm to 6.00 pm daily.