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New Eats: Where to get delivery & takeaway in Hong Kong this May

By Jen Paolini 7 May 2020

As we start to feel the heat of Hong Kong’s infamous summer sun, we renew our efforts and go on the hunt for the latest and greatest food offerings. Dining out is still discouraged, so we’re staying in and browsing through new food delivery menus launched in Hong Kong this May to go through social distancing with a full and sated belly. After all, one can only bear so much instant ramen.

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Make your own pizza at home with Motorino

Motorino is bringing the pies straight to your home with their Virtual Pizza Making Party, taking place on 9 and 23 May. Whichever date you choose, put your order down via their website to receive a Motorino pizza-making kit between 10 am and 12 pm and promptly log onto Instagram Live at 12.30 pm for a live cook-along with Chef Luca Marinelli, who will show you how to chop your ingredients, then shape and top your dough.

Need an extra bit of help while you’re crafting your doughy masterpiece? Chef Luca will also be taking questions in real-time—just post them in the comments! Whether you opt for the classic Margherita ($208) or spice things up with the fiery Soppressata Piccante ($228), you can round out the meal with a Tiramisu ($68) or an optional add-on of white or red wine. Since Mother’s Day is coming up this weekend, not make it a group activity and sling some pies with mum? Just be sure to order your pizza-making kit at least two days ahead of time.

Feast on elevated fusion cuisine with a view at PANO

If you think you’ve already glimpsed every possible angle of the Victoria Harbour, think again and head over to the West Kowloon Cultural District. Newly-opened PANO, specialising in Asian-French cuisine, is the only dining establishment in the entire Cultural District with an unobstructed, outdoor view, boasting panoramas that are second to none. Helmed by executive chef Ken Lau—a favourite amongst Hong Kong celebrities—the sophisticated menu combines French culinary arts with premium local and Asian ingredients.

From playful amuse-bouches of crispy, homemade beetroot cone with Thai-flavoured Hokkaido scallop tartare to tender and toothsome starters of Applewood Smoked Organic Broccoli Royale with Hokkaido Sea Urchin, every course on the 10-course tasting menu ($1,188) is elegant, delicate, and expertly balanced, beautifully presented for an unparalleled dining experience.

Spaghetti with Clams & Chilli, a Chinese take on an Italian classic, spotlights a meticulously prepared spicy sauce crafted with Sichuan peppers, and Miyazaki Wagyu Beef Two Ways, finished with Indonesian sweet potato purée and black truffle sauce cooked with beef-bone, will have meat lovers drooling from the rich aromas. Wrap up with the creative Dried Beancurd Mille Feuille with Dried Beancurd and Pearl Barley Sorbet for a taste of Chef Ken’s innovative combination of French desserts and classic Cantonese sweet soups.

Those in the mood for a smaller meal can opt for something off of the à la carte menu, which boasts dishes like the sweet and briny Sea Urchin Risotto ($398) and the succulent Homemade Linguine with Spanish Red Prawn ($348). Dining at PANO comes at a pretty penny, but it will be an unforgettable culinary adventure, especially with a brand-new vantage point of Hong Kong’s iconic harbour at your side. We know it’s not a takeaway or delivery experience, but you’ll want to venture out of your homes for this one.

PANO, 1/F & Rooftop, 24–26 Museum Drive, Art Park, West Kowloon Cultural District | (+852) 2361 9600

Have your favourite Avobar dishes at home

Are the avocados you bought five days ago still not ripe enough? Fear not—Avobar has you covered. The chic and casual avocado-centric eatery has launched a brand-new grab-and-go menu that includes popular best-sellers like Avobar Cobb Salad ($163) and The Ultimate Avo Toast ($152). Whether you’re looking for ideas for an at-home brunch, hungering for an afternoon pick-me-up snack, or preparing ahead for a full-course dinner, this curated list of dishes can be enjoyed any time of the day. Pair it off with Avobar’s colourful Superfood Dalgona Latte ($58) in three fruity flavours, packed with nutritious ingredients to boost your health needs during this stay-home period.

You can also opt for a set from their four-course self-pick-up catering menu ($300 per set for two, $580 per set for four), where you can customise your starter, salad, main course, and dessert, with an option to upgrade for more premium dishes ob the menu. View their full menu here and place your orders via Avobar’s Facebook inbox or Instagram Direct messages, with pre-orders or purchases on the same day processed as fast as two hours in advance from the desired pick-up time. You can also order via Deliveroo for self-pick-up and delivery if you are in the Tsim Sha Tsui area.

Avobar, Shop B201–4, B2/F, K11 MUSEA, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

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Signature roasts from Mandarin Oriental, anyone?

Hankering for a five-star meal in the comforts of your own home? Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong is presenting a new signature delivery menu so you can enjoy their award-winning roasts and delicious side dishes without having to step out.

Get your family and friends together and feast on highlighted dishes such as US Prime Tenderloin Beef Wellington ($1,988), New Zealand Lamb Leg ($888), Ping Yuen Chicken ($688), and complete your meal with accompaniments like Creamed Potatoes ($188) and Cauliflower Gratin ($188), and a selection of salads.

End the meal on a sweet note with treats from The Mandarin Cake Shop and tuck into their delicate desserts, such as the 1963 Mandarin Cheesecake ($388), Opera Cake ($388), Strawberry Cream Cake ($388), and Single-Origin Chocolate Cake ($408). And don’t forget the wine: A curated list of champagnes and wines are also available for delivery, personally selected by the hotel’s sommelier to pair with the meal.

Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong offers its signature delivery menu daily from 6 pm to 9 pm, with a minimum order of one roast item placed at least 24 hours in advance. Complimentary delivery service is offered throughout Hong Kong Island, and at an additional cost for other parts of the city, or you can choose to pick-up at The Mandarin Cake Shop. Place your orders via their order form here.

Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, 5 Connaught Road Central, Hong Kong

Taste new pizza flavours from The Southside Pizza Co.

Need a break from your usual pizza haunts? Say hello to the newest kid on the block, The Southside Pizza Co. Their bread and butter centres around serving freshly-made New York-style pies, and their dough is the star of the show, the result of a collaboration with Gregoire Michaud of famed Bakehouse and Bread Elements to create the perfect pizza dough. It undergoes a 72-hour fermentation process for a distinct crispy-on-the-outside, chewy-on-the-inside mouthfeel. Couple that with authentic San Marino tomato sauce and cheese imported directly from Italy and you have yourself a trifecta of perfection.

Choose from one of six pizza options, which includes the classic Pepperoni ($145) and Margherita ($120), the contentious Hawaiian ($145), the vegetarian-friendly Veghead ($145), The Baller ($155) that is perfect for meat lovers, and a daring Butter Chicken ($155) with tangy butter chicken sauce, mozzarella, and spicy tandoori chicken. Handmade pasta options can be found in two red sauce staples: a Lasagna ($155) with slow-braised beef and Spaghetti with Meatballs ($155).

Still got room for more? Check out the homemade Doughnuts ($40 each or $100 for six) filled with chocolate, raspberry, or vanilla cream, authentic New York Cheesecake ($50), and Tiramisu ($50).

The Southside Pizza Co.’s menu is available via Deliveroo between Wong Chuk Hang and Pok Fu Lam from 5 pm to 11 pm on weekdays, and from 12 pm to 11 pm on weekends and public holidays.

The Southside Pizza Co., 19/F, The Leader Centre, 37 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Wong Chuk Hang | (+852) 6364 0460

Go green with Miss Lee’s new takeaway menu

Boost your immune system and overall health with Miss Lee’s new takeaway menu (starting from $88), focused on blending Eastern and Western vegetarian cuisine for casual daily dining. Whether you’re in the mood for salads, wraps, steamed buns, or veggie bowls, these nutrient-rich and vitamin-packing dishes don’t compromise on flavour or satisfaction.

Up for trying something new? The Celtuce and Carrot Salad ($98) is a Buddhist-friendly, gluten-free, and vegan speciality packed with quinoa, king oyster mushroom, black fungus, sweetcorn, cucumber, vegan sesame sauce, and Chinese ‘superfood’ celtuce, renowned as one of the world’s healthiest vegetables, loaded with essential vitamins and minerals.

Other highlights include the healthily baked and deliciously guilt-free Crispy Vegetable Fritter Wrap ($88), made with beetroot, shiitake mushrooms, julienned carrot, and cabbage. There are also two bowl options: the Fire Balls Bowl ($108) of vegan sweet and sour pork, brown rice, quinoa, two kinds of mushrooms, pineapple, sweet plum sauce, and Chinese cabbage, and the Golden Flowers Bowl ($108) with cauliflower in a salted egg yolk sauce with carrot couscous, pearl barley, braised mushroom, and pickles.

Also available for takeaway is Miss Lee’s lunch takeaway combo menu ($68), which comes with two main courses complete with steamed brown rice, truffle and mixed mushroom yam noodles, or steamed roll.

Miss Lee’s new takeaway menu is available for takeaway from 6 pm to 9.30 pm every day. You can also order the new dinner combos on Deliveroo, Foodpanda, UberEATS, and Ritual, with a 15 percent discount applied to self-collection orders.

Miss Lee, G/F, The Wellington, 198 Wellington Street, Central | (+852) 2881 1811

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Pret launches delivery and takeaway for hot meals

Our favourite fast-casual brand has launched a brand-new dine-at-home initiative, so you can now indulge in your all-time favourite Pret dishes without having to leave your house. Classic soups, sides, and signature curries are just a few clicks away, and you can heat them up at home for a quick and fuss-free meal. From popular choices like silky Pumpkin Soup ($39), roasted Turmeric Cauliflower ($39) and classic Chicken Tikka ($79) to Beef Ragu with Ditalini Pasta ($65), Minestrone Soup ($39), and Thai Chicken ($79), there’s a lot to love and enjoy, and the combination possibilities to create your own custom meal are vast. Many dishes are also suitable for freezing if you want to save your meals for later.

From 22 April to 30 May, customers can enjoy a special combo set ($149) for two, which includes a choice of curry, a side vegetable, and either the Quinoa Mix or Roasted Sweet Potato as your carb option. Self-collect your Pret At Home meals from selected outlets, including Lee Gardens, Landmark, Elements, Manning House, Garden East, Olympian City, 3 Pacific Place, and all MTR shops. You can also order them Pret’s in-house delivery platform as well as through Foodpanda.

Pret, locations across Hong Kong

Corn Khichdi & Mushroom Curry from Veda

Ovolo Hotels & Restaurants launch new initiative and takeaway menus

Ovolo Hotels is doing their part during the COVID-19 crisis and has launched a new initiative called One for One that benefits essential health workers, wherein any à la carte items purchased from Te Quiero Mucho in Central, Veda in Central, and Kömune in Wong Chuk Hang will see one meal donated to partnered health institutions. Whether you’re in the mood for fiery Mexican bites, sophisticated vegetarian cuisine, or a creative international menu with bespoke cocktails, you can feast in style and do good while you’re dining.

Additionally, Te Quiero Mucho in Central and Te Quiero Mucho Taqueria in Wong Chuk Hang are both offering a specially curated No *Asterix* menu to ensure that diners can still enjoy great authentic Mexican food without having to think twice. All dishes on the menu are available at any time of the day and every day of the week for takeaway or dine-in at just $40 per dish—that’s an amazing deal with incredible value for money if you ask us! View the full menu here.

Grilled Salmon Bento from Uma Nota

Meraki favourites now available for at-home dining

Safely practising social distancing measures doesn’t mean you have to miss out on your favourite restaurants. Now you can dine on the best of the best while you keep yourself busy at home as Meraki Hospitality Group launches its first in-house initiative to deliver food from its three restaurants—with no delivery fees on top! Simply place your orders on Whatsapp via (+852) 6379 9748 and the restaurant teams will reply with their acknowledgement and payment method.

Nosh on bento-style lunchboxes (starting from $115) from Uma Nota, available from 10 am to 5 pm daily, with options like Grilled Salmon, Roasted Chicken Thigh, Eggplant Katsu, or Grilled Beef Sirloin for you to choose from. All boxes come served with rice, pickles, salad, drink, and dessert for a comprehensive meal package. You can also opt for two new Uma Nota burgers: the succulent Roasted Chicken Thigh ($115) with katsuobushi mayo and the veggie Crispy Eggplant ($115) with roasted tomato sauce, both served with sweet potato fries, drink, and dessert.

Come dinnertime from 5 pm to 10 pm, the evening delivery menu delights with favourites from the à la carte menu, like yakitori-style Beef Skewers ($110) with corn farofa and the signature Berinjela Eggplant ($210) with miso, goat cheese, and cashew nuts.

From JALAN, get inspired by their modern Malaysian street food cuisine and spice things up with their new lunch sets (starting from $100), with choices of Beef Rendang, Black Pepper Eggplant, Chicken Curry, Spiced Squid, and Market Fish Laksa. All are served with coconut rice, chilli sambal, pickles, peanuts, and a soft-boiled egg, plus a drink of homemade lemonade.

At night, dinner options include Beef Randang Nasi Lemak ($120), Chicken Curry ($130) with potato, coconut, and chilli, Penang-style Market Fish Laksa ($125), Spice-Fried Squid Salad ($110), or Black Pepper Roasted Eggplant (HK$130). Sides also include the favourite JALAN Rojak Salad (HK$70), Roti Canai ($30), and Coconut Rice ($35).

Last but not least, BEDU is also delivering their lunch sets ($115), with five options for diners to choose from: Lamb Shoulder SaladSweet Potato Falafel, Fattoush, Salmon Rice, and Spiced Chicken Rice. One drink and dessert is included in the deal and add-ons like Homemade Flatbread ($55) and Za'atar and Olive Oil ($15) are also available.

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BlackSalt hosts a pop-up for to-go and delivery meals

When BlackSalt shuttered its doors a few months back, it left a large, hungry hole in our hearts. Chef Taran Chadha stepped back into scene with Pondi to sate us, but we can’t say we don’t miss BlackSalt’s award-winning South Asian flavours. If this sounds like you, then hold on to your seats: BlackSalt is back!

Sure, it’s a temporary pop-up in their not-so-secret kitchen in Sai Ying Pun, but their mainstay favourites are making a comeback, including the famous Meatball Mo’s (starting from $40 for four pieces) and the tongue-in-cheek What’s the Mattar Paneer? ($105) of pan-seared homemade curd, basil seed grape tomatoes, and gunpowder seasoning. The small, focused menu also features Wok-fried Kothu Roti ($105) of shredded flatbread, seasonal vegetables, quail eggs, and red chilli sambal. Personally, we’re the most excited about the Chindian ‘Char Siu’ ($135) with Madras candied bacon, basmati crab fried rice, pineapple, snake beans, spring onions, and ginger relish.

There are no dine-in seats, so prepare to order your food to go. View the full BlackSalt pop-up menu here and order through Foodpanda for delivery or curbside pick-up. You can also call or WhatsApp the BlackSalt team to put down your order via (+852) 5173 3058.

BlackSalt Pop-Up, 119B Second Street, Sai Ying Pun | (+852) 5173 3058

Have nourishing soups at home with Canton Pot takeaways

There has never been a better time to take care of your health, body, and mind, and Canton Pot’s new line of takeaway soups ensures that you can catch up on all of your nutritional needs without having to lift a finger. Situated in the heart of Mong Kok, Canton Pot is offering five takeaway soups, crafted from the restaurant’s most popular hot pot broth. 

Your choices includeFish Maw & Whelk Soup (starting from $178), which boasts collagen-rich ingredients and assist with skin elasticity and building muscle mass; a classic Chicken Soup & Fresh Coconut (starting from $168); Fish Head Soup with Hemlock Parsley & Angelica (starting from $88) to help soothe headache and expel “dampness” from one’s body; Golden-white Fungus & Dried Big Foot Mushroom (starting from $68) that nourishes one’s respiratory system; and Black Truffles & Mixed Mushroom Soup (starting from $58). 

Orders can be placed through WhatsApp via (+852) 5971 0088 or over the phone at (+852) 3968 7888 with self-collection from Canton Pot. Same-day orders are accepted. You can also order Canton Pot’s menu of soups through Foodpanda or Deliveroo.

Canton Pot, 2/F, Lodgewood by L’hotel, 1131–1135 Canton Road, Mong Kok

House-made Fresh Spaghetti Puttanesca

Order delivery from Café Grey Deluxe for a social cause

The Upper House’s flagship restaurant Café Gray Deluxe is taking the work and labour out of your dinnertime meal and letting you focus on what’s important: eating for a good cause. Working with Foodlink Foundation, a Hong Kong charity dedicated to connecting supply directly to demand, Café Gray Deluxe is helping disadvantaged communities affected by COVID-19.

Customers who put an order down for the restaurant’s new at-home menu can participate by adding a minimum of $50 to their orders to buy a Food Bag. Each bag contains rice, noodles, oats, canned food and soup, cereal bars, and hand sanitiser. Alternatively, customers can donate canned food items, which will be collected by the Café Gray Deluxe team when the food delivery is made.

Now, what about the food? Following the high standard that Café Gray Deluxe stands for, the at-home menu focuses on modern European dishes, seasonal organic ingredients, freshness, and a simple at-home preparation process. The launch menu includes Lemongrass Spring Minestrone served with focaccia and ricotta, House-made Fresh Tagliatelle in Wild Garlic Pesto, and House-made Fresh Spaghetti Puttanesca, and all dishes just require quick assembly of the House-made ingredients to enjoy. The menu will be refreshed regularly so there is always something to look forward to.

Café Gray Deluxe’s at-home delivery is available Monday to Sunday for dinner only, with an order cut-off time of 6 pm. Complimentary deliveries on Hong Kong Island are made between 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm by The Upper House’s own car and driver. Pick-up is also available. Order through Whatsapp via (+852) 6535 6391, over the phone at (+852) 3968 1106, or email the team at [email protected].

Café Gray Deluxe, Level 49, The Upper House, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty | (+852) 3968 1106

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Gobble up a selection of surf and turf dishes from Red Lobster

Feast like a king (or queen) in the comforts on your own home with Red Lobster’s new takeaway menu, featuring a slew of everyone’s favourite crustaceans. From the decadent Lobster in Mornay Cheese Sauce ($408) to a platter of the Ultimate Feast ($328), the sizeable takeaway menu covers all things starters, mains, salads, soups, and sides. They even do a range of health-conscious bowls—with lobster, salmon, and shrimp, of course! Other highlights include the golden-crusted Salted Egg Yolk Shrimp ($58) and Dragon Shrimp (HK$58) as well. Personally, we’re just going to order five servings of the irresistible Cheddar Bay Biscuits ($48 for six pieces)—and hey, since we’re indulging in private at home, no one can judge us for it, either.

Red Lobster’s takeaway menu is available from 11.30 am to 10 pm, and can be ordered via phone at (+852) 2261 2996. You can also order through OpenRice or Chope and receive 25 percent off on your takeaway order.

Red Lobster, G/F, 8 Cleveland Street, Fashion Walk, Causeway Bay | (+852) 2261 2996

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Jen Paolini

Content director

Born in Hong Kong, raised in Germany, and educated in the U.S., Jen is an award-winning creative with a background in illustration, communication design, art direction, and content creation. When she’s not getting lost in a good book, you’ll find her doing crosswords, eating dim sum, covering all sides of a “Hamilton” number, and taking naps.