Hong Kong's best Brunches




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Posted by Ed 38 days ago

AsiaXPAT’s Guide to Brunch in Hong Kong

Back in the late 19th century, the coined word ‘brunch’ emerged in the lexicon of foodies and lifestyle enthusiasts around the world. The word is also no stranger in the typical hustle and bustle of Hong Kong, as expats discover how brunch is truly one of the best culinary indulgences to engage in for meetings or weekend get-togethers. From your simple fry-ups to gourmet plates, Hong Kong has it all.

Because of brunch’s status as Hong Kong’s traditional quality time with friends and family, it’s no surprise that hundreds of restaurants offer specific selections on their menus. Gone are the days when the simple brunch only consisted of eggs Benedict, hash browns, and fruit juices and coffee. Today, Hong Kong brunches are offered with a range of dishes that rival the best in the world.

Here are ten of the best brunch spots in Hong Kong where you can enjoy the company of your friends and family along with some great dishes.

 
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Zuma. If you’re the adventurous type of foodie who is intrigued by Japanese brunch, Central’s Zuma offers its exclusive baikingu brunch that starts with your choice of wine, champagne, or sake. This sets your palate for exploring as you are offered a buffet of succulent sushi, sashimi, and other Japanese appetizers. Main courses include delicacies from Zuma’s robata grill. Despite its classy ambience, feel free to let your kids tag along and enjoy the play area and kids’ food selection. Good things come to those who wait, and all you have to do is sit down and enjoy as Zuma serves their two-hour brunch delights.

Aqua. Offering the best of both worlds, Aqua in Tsim Sha Tsui’s brunch selection features Japanese and Italian entrées for a one-of-a-kind gastronomical experience. Imagine melding the flavors of delicious sashimi of oyster, salmon, and hamachi with antipasti dishes made from aged Parma ham and buratta with fresh tomatoes. This international brand also has restaurants in Beijing and London making its mark as an expert in global culinary delicacies that are new to the taste. Get your fill for two hours until 3PM.

Bistecca Italian Steak House. You can find a slice of Italy when in the Lan Kwai Fong district at Bistecca Italian Steak House. With its rustic atmosphere that simulates your traditional Italian butcher shop, this serious steakhouse offers brunch during the weekends with unlimited oysters. If that’s too heavy for you, you may also choose to sample their various egg gourmets of Florentine, Benedict and truffle omelette. Their tenderized meats are savory with enough umami from Tuscan olive oil, sea salt, and cracked pepper that makes for great red wine pairings.

Alibi. With an invitation to wine, dine and be social, this urban restaurant definitely looks like it was groomed for fine dining rather than brunch gatherings. But Alibi in the Cordis Hotel in Mong Kok offers one of the best tapas for brunch in Hong Kong. Eat at your own pace with a selection of ceviche, hen’s egg with creamed corn then gobble up some great main dishes including Hereford ribeye, black cod in miso and some homemade tagliatelle. For a divine seafood platter, Alibi also offers Alaskan king crab legs, oysters, and Hokkaido scallops. Wash it down with their choice artisan coffee or wines for a brunch you’ll keep coming back to.

Hutong. This award-winning restaurant’s Feng Wei brunch is legendary with the infusion of traditional Northern Chinese dining served in 18 sumptuous dishes. Dining at Hutong for brunch will surely spoil any foodie. Start off with some authentic dim sum then one-by-one sample the flavorful spread of sliced squid with wasabi, Sichuan chilli sauce-marinated chicken in glass noodles, and seared foie gras wth osmanthus smoked coddled egg among others. All this as you enjoy the stunning views of Victoria Harbour. Upgrade your Hutong brunch with champagne or cocktails, available only for an additional $200.

Gough’s on Gough. After new executive chef Cary Docherty took over the kitchen, Gough’s on Gough’s Sunday brunch has never been more satisfying. For starters, a jet-fresh prawn cocktail sets the stage for main courses of Hereford roast rib, Yorkshire pudding, creamed spinach, and the roast loin Dingley Dell pork. Vegetarians may also indulge in grilled celeriac steak with sides of crushed potatoes in olive oil, braised carrots, and black cabbage. The best of British brunch can only be found in Gough’s on Gough, which uses only the finest ingredients and does its best to retain freshness and taste. Substance over style is truly what you get from this grade-A brunch spot that features one of the Hong Kong’s best chefs.

Buenos Aires Polo Club. For a taste of some Argentinian grilled brunch that’s anchored on drinks, entertainment, and a mean feast, Buenos Aires Polo Club showcases a selection of mouthwatering seafood that includes the freshest oysters and prawns, as well as Iberian cold cuts and cheeses, pastries and cakes, plus an egg station featuring omelettes filled with chorizo and provoleta, and last but not the least, an Argentine Black Angus Prime Rib carving station in the lounge area. A brunch party with entertainment and special performances makes this a unique experience if you’re looking to relax on a brunch weekend.

Brunch Club and Supper. Sometimes brunch is just really about spending a good time with your friends and family in the midst of excellent food. Brunch Club and Supper with locations in Causeway Bay and Central gives you that homey feel and friendly service, complemented by their selection of quality brunch dishes that inspire numerous repeats. From the aroma of their freshly baked breads and pastries, to artisan coffee choices, to their tasty sandwiches, this humble café takes pride in its simplicity and good taste that will keep you coming back for more.

The Pawn. Another scenic al fresco resto for brunch is The Pawn nestled in one of the colonial landmarks in Wan Chai. Their recently redesigned brunch menu at the 2nd floor kitchen now features shared starters of guacamole, yogurt, ricotta, ceviche, vegetables, and croquettes. Take your pick from mains that include pancakes with eggs Benedict, English roast, pasta, and chicken skewers then end your brunch with overflowing sweets in their desserts platter as your kids enjoy the play area. The Pawn also offers three selections of sober, boozy, and absolutely fabulous drinks depending on how much of a buzz you need for brunch.

La Vache! This Parisian-themed brunch spot serves a limited selection of trimmed entrecote steaks and USDA Prime ribeye, frites with Béarnaise sauce, and organic green salads and boasts its Le Disco Brunch event every First Sunday of the month. Diners will be entertained by upbeat music from their featured DJ, free-flowing bubbles, and their signature LaGuillotine cocktail. Visit La Vache! in Soho, Tsim Sha Tsui and take your brunch sensibilities to another level.



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