5 Culinary Must-Tries this Summer!

Whether you’re looking for recommendations of classic tea reinvented, or crabby for some jet-fresh crab nosh, we’ve got your summer covered with these five new culinary must-tries this season!

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Lobby Lounge’s Shanghai Tang Afternoon Tea Set

Treat yourself to one of the best afternoon teas in town. No, we’re not talking about elegant tea at The Peninsula, but The InterContinental’s digs just across the street. Their Lobby Lounge, acclaimed for its panoramic views of Victoria Harbour and the Hong Kong skyline, is dishing a quirky cuppa tea alongside fashion grandé Shanghai Tang. Served in a stunning Shanghai Tang lacquered box, the summer themed tea set showcases seasonal items as well as lush Asian inspired ingredients. The scones (served with a choice of Devonshire Clotted Cream, Earl Grey Tea Jam & Peach/Rose Jam) are faultless, and the Pandan Puff Pastry? Well it’s a truly delish mix of eggettes, pandan, and cream. The Afternoon Tea Set also throws in two exclusive special offers for Shanghai Tang lovers—two discount vouchers giving you 10% and 15% off Shanghai Tang’s merchandise.

Find it at Lobby Level, InterContinental Hong Kong, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Click here to get more info on Lobby Lounge’s Shanghai Tang Afternoon Tea Set

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Octavium—Chef Umberto Bombana’s New Digs

Chef Umberto Bombana of three Michelin-starred 8 ½ Otto e Mezzo fame recently unveiled his newest addition to Hong Kong’s culinary scene—Octavium. Unlike Chef Bombana’s other Central hotspot 8 ½ Otto e Mezzo Bombana, Octavium features a more intimate setting, and more simplified, yet creative menu. Must-try highlights on their degustation menu have to be the Homemade Sardinian Gnocchi with Traditional Pork Ragout and Castelmagno Cheese as well as the Grand Cru Chocolate Soufflé with Hazelnut Gelato. The former boasts a rich and cheesy sauce that gives the gnocchi a silky, smooth texture whilst the latter offers a delicious molten centre and a light, springy exterior—pure chocolaty decadence from the inside out.

Find it at 8/F One Chinachem Central, 22 Des Voeux Road Central, Central, Hong Kong
Click here to get more info on Octavium

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Dynasty’s Crab Delights

Craving for crab? Well, hairy crab season might be months away, but Dynasty, the iconic Chinese mainstay nestled in the Renaissance Harbour View Hotel, is presenting a seafood symphony of crab-a-licious delights inspired by Chinese and Western vintages. Our faves on their menu? The steamed Dungeness Crab with Egg White in 25-year Huadiao Wine as well as the Deep Fried Dungeness Crab with Italian White Wine Sauce. The latter is one of the more finely-executed fresh crab dishes offering a synergy of flavours and textures. So string on an apron, roll up those sleeves, and crab on!

Find it at 3/F, 1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Book a table at Dynasty and earn 2X-Chope Dollars with the code TASTYBLOG

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Ming Court’s Newly Unveiled Degustation Menu

Ming Court, a big Mong Kok favourite, is launching a new degustation menu featuring classic Chinese dishes. Besides the elegant dim sum that Ming Court is well known for, this Michelin-starred pad offers a delectable twist on Chinese perennial classics (think: Yeung Chow Fried Rice with Sea Cucumber and Eight Treasure Soup). This new eight-course signature menu also showcases a bout of Ming classics including—wait for it—Double-boiled Chicken Consommé with Fish Maw as well as Braised Whole South African Abalone and Sea Cucumber. Priced at just HK $1,288 per person, and with a glass of bubbly chosen by Ming’s resident sommelier, their Degustation Menu sure is a true Chinese treasure!

Find it at Level 6, Cordis, Hong Kong, 555 Shanghai Street, Mong Kok, Hong Kong
Book a table at Ming Court and earn 2X-Chope Dollars with the code TASTYBLOG

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Morton’s Taste of Summer Surf and Turf Fest

The best of two worlds – sea and land – are on full display at Morton’s. Boasting spectacular harbor views on the vibrant Tsim Sha Tsui district overlooking Victoria Harbour, this famous Chicago export has remained true to the founder’s original vision of generous portions of high quality fare paired with impeccable service. Their newly unveiled Taste of Summer Fest featuring a juicy 34 oz. USDA Prime Côte de Boeuf & 2lb Lobster truly lives up to summer surf and turf lore. The former is dished out as a big slab of expertly marinated, flavourful meat, encrusted with Morton’s proprietary blend of spices whilst the latter comes perfectly poached, and full of mild, sweet, and buttery flavour.

Find it at 4th Floor, The Sheraton Hotel & Towers, 20 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Book a table at Morton’s and earn 2X-Chope Dollars with the code TASTYBLOG

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COVA’s Divine Black Cherry Menu

It’s the prime time for harvesting black cherries from Vignola, Italy, so buckle up and prep yourself for COVA’s six-course menu with creative dishes using these succulent gems. Flawless combos include Carpaccio Di Pesce Spada & Salsa Di Duroni (think: swordfish carpaccio, misticanza, cherry sauce), Risotto Di Duroni, Zibibbo & Quaglia Scalopata, and of course, the one and only Cova Black Forest Cake! What’s more? These cherries are rich in antioxidants and help ward off heart disease. Truly delicious and healthy at the same time. Don’t forget to head to the Lee Gardens’ branch for their exclusive Quinoa with Foie Gras Jelly and Cherries!

Find it at Shop 101-3, 1/F, Lee Gardens, 33 Hysan Avenue, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Book a table at COVA and earn 2X-Chope Dollars with the code TASTYBLOG

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