Thursday, April 16, 2020

A Glutton's Guide to Hong Kong during Covid19

Clockwise from top left: Nikushou, Duddell's, Roganic, The Chairman
Although I'm not in Hong Kong at the moment, I've been making a list of how and where I'd want to eat if I were. On a global scale, some might say that Hong Kong is fortunate that it hasn't had a complete coronavirus lockdown (though things can change in the blink of an eye, so please keep washing your hands, wearing masks, avoiding crowds, not going out if you're feeling ill or have pre-existing conditions etc.). For gluttons like me, it's good to know that many restaurants and bars are still open, albeit hanging by a thread.

I thought I'd write a quick list (not comprehensive) of some of spots I like and that I could easily verify info on, and what they're doing during these strange times, so you can still try and support them somehow (and eat & drink very well in the process).

Like I said on my Instagram post, I can't imagine what life would be like without restaurants, so let's try not to let them fall victim to this.

Things are subject to change and I may or may not have time to edit this list. I'll include a link for each restaurant/bar so please call ahead if in doubt.

Where possible, try and order from them directly instead of through delivery apps, because they take a huge cut - not much of it ends up going back to the restaurant.

Apart from this list, check out #UnitedWeDine where some restaurants are offering special menus, and even if they're not, you can keep your receipts to enter an amazing prize draw. And don't forget your local stir-fry spot or cha chaan teng - if they're open, it's likely they'll continue to offer take-out and delivery - give them a call!

Also, for the cooks among you looking for local organic produce (less time between harvest to your mouth = more nutrients!), I've been trying to keep up to date with local farmers over at Honestly Green.

Alvy's
Restaurant: Physical distancing, mask wearing etc.
Takeaway/delivery: Deliveroo, Foodpanda, takeaway

Amber
Restaurant: Physical distancing etc., good deals right now through #UnitedWeDine and HSBC Mastercard

Aulis
Restaurant: part of #UnitedWeDine

Belon
Restaurant: Physical distancing etc., health declarations and temperature checking. Also running their "Black Series" special deals intermittently.
Takeaway/delivery: They also have their own delivery app, Black Sheep GO, that you can order from. (Yes, including from high end restaurants)

Duddell's
Restaurant: Physical distancing etc.
Takeaway/delivery: Pickup or delivery via their own network, or Whatsapp +852 5723 5668.

Four Seasons Online Cake Shop
New online shop for pick-up at The Lounge.

Ho Lee Fook
Restaurant: Physical distancing etc., health declarations and temperature checking. Also running their "Black Series" special deals intermittently.
Takeaway/delivery: They also have their own delivery app, Black Sheep GO, that you can order from. (Yes, including from high end restaurants)

Interval
Cafe: Physical distancing, health declaration, more info here.
Takeaway/delivery: Deliveroo (delivery) including wine!!!, Openrice (pickup), eCup (coffee bean purchases)

Kin's Kitchen
Restaurant: Physical distancing, sanitisation etc.
Takeaway/delivery: Deliveroo, or call 25710913

Man Wah
Restaurant: Physical distancing etc., special #UnitedWeDine menu, buy one-get-one set meal with HSBC Mastercard.

Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong Online Shop
Takeaway/delivery: Special roast delivery, cake shop deliveries.

MONO
Restaurant: Physical distancing etc.
Takeaway/delivery: Fab looking "Stereo By Mono" take home meals. Pickup or delivery via their own network, or Whatsapp +852 5723 5668.

Neighborhood
Restaurant: Physical distancing etc.

New Punjab Club
Restaurant: Physical distancing etc., health declarations and temperature checking. Also running their "Black Series" special deals intermittently.
Takeaway/delivery: They also have their own delivery app, Black Sheep GO, that you can order from. (Yes, including from high end restaurants)

Nikushou
Restaurant: Physical distancing, temperature check, travel declaration.
Takeaway/delivery: Deliveroo, and this gorgeous-looking unagi don for takeaway!

Okra
Restaurant: Increased hygiene measures etc.
Takeaway/delivery: including sakes!!!  Whatsapp or call +852 2806 1038 and check out #takeokrahome on Instagram.

Roganic
Restaurant: Part of #UnitedWeDine

Roots
Restaurant: Physical distancing etc.
Takeaway/delivery: including their glutinous rice stuffed chicken! Foodpanda or call 2623 9983

Ser Wong Fun
Restaurant: Physical distancing etc.
Takeaway/delivery: Deliveroo and takeaway as usual, call +852 2543 1032.

Seventh Son
Restaurant: Physical distancing etc.
Takeaway: available, 10% off

SOMM
Restaurant: Physical distancing etc., special menu for #UnitedWeDine

Tate Dining Room
Restaurant: Physical distancing etc., part of #UnitedWeDine

The Chairman
Restaurant: Reopened after short hiatus with physical distancing rules etc.

The Old Man
Delivery: delivery menu available. DM on Instagram or Facebook, Whatsapp +852 6201 5855.

VEA
Restaurant: Physical distancing etc., part of #UnitedWeDine

Yardbird
Restaurant: Physical distancing etc., part of #UnitedWeDine
Takeaway/delivery: Deliveroo, Whatsapp +852 5565 9873, call +852 2547 9273

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