Hong Kong food news and highlights (Mar 2015)

Feature: Best ice cream flavours from Lab Made

I am addicted to nitrogen ice cream specialists Lab Made for their rotating and always innovative flavours which keep me coming back (too often)! Right now until 11 March (quick! It’s almost over), they are featuring some of the most appealing flavours, so appealing that I managed to try them all. My favourite is probably the B. salted caramel with chocolate crisps but I also can’t decide if A. HK crispy toast (peanut buttery) would top the charts too.

For a less sweet and filling option, C. Purple sticky rice is definitely a must try. And D. mango and pineapple greek yogurt is a more refreshing though normal (boring) option.

B. Salted caramel with chocolate crisps flavour from Lab Made

Left: C. Purple sticky rice, Right: D. Mango and pineapple greek yogurt from Lab Made

imageA. HK crispy toast from Lab Made

Lab Made is located on G/F of Miramar Shopping Centre (next to Knutsford Terrace entrance), Tai Hang and Causeway Bay.

New and noteworthy

The Continental replaced Domani atop Pacific Place last October and this beautiful restaurant is perfect for casually romantic dates or girly catch ups. See the full review here.

Parmesan custard with anchovy toasts from The Continental

The Continental is located on Unit 406, L4 One Pacific Place, Admiralty, Hong Kong. 

Big Fernand replaces Asian Twist in IFC mall (Central) and offer one of the best juicy burgers I’ve had in HK! Prices are a little steep for what it is though. Check out the review here.

wpid-img_20150228_120056.jpgBartholome burger from Big Fernand HK$135

Big Fernand is located on P2 of IFC mall (next to Crystal Jade, above the Airport Express station).

Boomshack opens in Wo On Lane (Central) as a food truck concept. The beet fries are amazing even for those who don’t like beetroot (me) but please avoid their chicken waffle and Kung Fu taco.

Beetroot fries from Boomshack HK$68

Boomshack is located on G/F Wo On Building, 8-12 Wo On Lane, Central (close to Lan Kwai Fong), Hong Kong.

三田製麵所 Tsukemen Mitaseimenjo always has long queues outside it for its thick flavourful dipping ramen (tsukemen). I waited 30-40mins and still recommend it!

Non-spicy Tsukemen dipping noodles option from 三田製麵所 Tsukemen Mitaseimenjo HK$78

三田製麵所 is located on G/F Soundwill Plaza II, 1 Tang Lung Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong.

Other discoveries

I mentioned the overrated Soft Creme soft serve last month and was starting to give up on Korean soft serve stores but Honey Creme was a welcomed surprise! The ice cream is quite thick and creamy and not too sweet either.

Caramel popcorn soft serve from Honey Creme HK$42

Bistro du vin continues to be busy as ever (full on a Monday night) and the standards have remained top notch! Their French onion soup and scallops carpaccio is to DIE FOR!

Cheesy French onion soup from Bistro du vin

Scallops carpaccio from Bistro du Vin

Bep makes this “beef carpaccio” which is herbfully flavourful and is now my favourite dish there. There’s no raw beef involved though.
Beef carpaccio from Bep

Mr. Steak a la minute buffet is not cheap (around HK$400 for lunch) but their oysters and sashimi is legit and definitely better than the typical buffet standard. They also make chocolate molten cake with a customised message!

Chocolate molten cake with customised message

Little Bao‘s best bao has gotta be the spicy chicken (deep fried). It has a strong peppercorn taste and is not too spicy. It’s my favourite out of the pork belly and fish.


Missed last month’s highlights? Check it out here for updates on Bread Street Kitchen, Jamie’s Italian, Mrs. Pound, Chachawan and more.

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