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New Eats: Where to Eat and Drink in Hong Kong this September

By Jen Paolini 29 August 2019
Header image courtesy of JALAN
With typhoons and rainstorms lashing at us from all sides, Hongkongers would do well to stick to indoor activities this month. While you’re looking for foods to whet your appetite, why not check out some of the most exciting new restaurants and menus to be found in Hong Kong this September?

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New restaurants Hong Kong Treehouse

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Green eating returns with TREEHOUSE

Plant-based dieters lamented the sudden exit of Christian G. Mongendre’s HOME Eat to Live when it abruptly departed the Hong Kong culinary scene, but after two years, the innovative restaurateur is finally back with his new concept, TREEHOUSE. As with his prior projects, Mongendre emphasises responsible dining and quality-driven food, and his new opening will feature thoughtful interior touches like reclaimed wood, lead-free eco-cement, recycled plastic furniture, recycling bins, and composting facilities. Produce, of course, will be locally-sourced and organic, and gluten-free and raw options aplenty. Expect build-your-own bowls, healthy burgers and sandwiches, salads, smoothies, fair-trade coffees, and kombuchas. TREEHOUSE, Shop 1, G/F, H Code, 45 Pottinger Street, Central | (+852) 3971 2277

New restaurants Hong Kong Fortnum & Mason

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Classic British teas at Fortnum and Mason

K11 Musea’s opening is bringing with it an expansive catalogue of new restaurants, many of them on their first foray into Hong Kong. Fortnum and Mason’s is one such addition, and they are slated to continue the British tradition with their signature teas, coffees, and delightful afternoon bites at their debut branch. You can also expect to shop for gifts for friends and family amongst their collection of upmarket hampers, wines, and spirits! Fortnum & Mason, Shop 22 & 122, G/F & 1/F, K11 Musea, Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

New restaurants Hong Kong Avobar

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Avocado madness at Avobar

Coming all the way from London, hype restaurant Avobar will be opening its first overseas branch in Hong Kong. If the name didn’t give it away, yes, this is indeed a restaurant that focuses on all things avocado. From avocado burgers and tacos to avo smoothies and protein shakes, this cult favourite is high on our list of must-eats. We’ll know where to go for our next avocado on toast binge—if we can get through the door, that is. Avobar, Shop B201, B2, K11 Musea, Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

Read more! Your ultimate guide to where to eat at K11 Musea.

New restaurants Hong Kong JALAN

Modern Malaysian street food and cocktails at JALAN

The brother-and-sister team behind Uma Nota and BEDU present their playful and vibrant take on Malaysian street food this summer. JALAN, Central’s newest neighbourhood kitchen and bar, focuses on modern Malaysian flavours in the form of sharing dishes like Beef Rendang Samosa ($90), Laksa Fried Chicken ($135), and irresistible Jalan “Satay” Chicken ($130). Sweet-tooths will crave seconds of the Pandan Custard Doughnuts ($80), coupled with a blissful sip of the vivid Masala Mule ($85), a spiced tipple of gin, turmeric honey, ginger beer, lemon, and homemade pepper bitters. Summer may be coming to an end, but we’re finding that rare touch of nature in our concrete jungle and soaking up the Borneo-inspired interiors, replete with leafy greens and sharp colours. JALAN, 42 Peel Street, Central

New restaurants Hong Kong Angelini

New Italian a la carte delights at Angelini

Shangri-La Kowloon welcomes Chef Andrea Burzio to the team at Italian restaurant Angelini, who is paving the way ahead with a brand-new a la carte menu inspired by the rich geography of his upbringing in the Piedmont region. Along with his signature handmade pastas, Chef Andrea will showcase his the most premium ingredients from Italian land, forest, and sea, including Piedmontese beef, Sicilian red prawns, Carnaroli rice, Castelmagno cheese, and crowd-favourite Alba white truffles. Have yourself a decadent meal with dishes like Panissa e Foie Gras ($238), featuring Acquerello risotto, foie gras, sausage, and borlotti beans, and Tortelli all’ Gambero ($298), with homemade tortellini, Gallipolli purple prawn crudo, and burrata. For a unique experience, try the Agnolotti del Plin ($238), a hearty homemade pocket pasta with Carrù oxtail filling, brown butter jus, and shaved Guido Gobino’s dark chocolate, all while taking in sweeping views of Victoria Harbour. Angelini, Kowloon Shangri-La, 64 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui | (+852) 2733 8750

New restaurants Hong Kong Mr Brown

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BBQ lunch set at Mr Brown

Chef Asher Goldstein’s grill and smokehouse effort Mr Brown as introduced a new three-course BBQ Lunch Set ($160) that’s sure to land a hit with Hong Kong’s meat-eaters. Ditch the sad salads and dig into wood-fired cooked dishes like Smoked Pork Croquettes with Piri Piri sauce and Eggplant Carpaccio for starters, before moving on to a Pork Katsu Sanger (an informal Australian English term for sandwich, it would appear), Prime Striploin with chimichurri drizzled on top, Smoked Chicken Thigh with toasted tahini and tomato, or the ultimate comfort food of all, the Smoked Beef Lasagna, layered with oozing Monterey Jack cheese. Wrap up with a Smoked Chocolate Mousse with roasted plum to end things on a bittersweet note before making your way back to the office. Mr Brown, G/F, 9 Ship Street, Wan Chai | (+852) 3101 1081
Read more! Discover new restaurants and bars in Hong Kong on our Food and Drink section on Localiiz.

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Jen Paolini

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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.