All posts filed under: Buffet

Cafe at Hyatt Regency: A Seafood Lover’s Buffet

Dinner buffets are sometimes shunned for their subpar quality of food. But growing up with younger siblings, it was almost a ritual for any of our family celebrations. So no matter how un-classy loving buffets may seem, they do secretly have a place in my heart. They tend to be an especially apt choice when there are kids in your group, but the selection at Cafe 咖啡廳 of Hyatt Regency (K11, Tsim Sha Tsui) will impress adults equally as much, if not even more. They have the most extensive variety of choices I’ve seen in Hong Kong, and more importantly, the quality of their food was impressive. Poached Lobster *must order* With so much on offer at this buffet, it’s impossible to get through even just their seafood offerings. They served chilled crab legs, prawns, crabs and mussels; they also had grilled scallops, oysters and tandoori tiger prawns. But the one thing you can’t miss is their poached lobster. Not only was it fresh and prepared-to-order, it was also cooked perfectly. The texture was crisp …

4 New Casual Brunches That’ll Make You Skip Dinner

I always admire beautiful brunch shots from Melbourne or even Singapore, featuring the perfect eggs benedict sprinkled with a twist, or perfectly browned French toasts decorated with colourful don’t-know-whats. We may not be loaded with options for that type of hipster cafe brunch spot, but restaurants are rapidly leveraging on Hong Kong people’s love for brunch – it’s become more of an event than just a meal, right? And restaurants are now really good at making it huge and epic, often leaving me too full to even have dinner 8 hours later. Here are four of the latest brunch spots I’ve fallen in love with: 1. Mamasita’s Cantina (Mexican) The deal: HK$338 for starter/dessert buffet + made-to-order tacos + main course; HK$148 free flow sangria, red/white, champagne The vibe: I’ve eaten at Mamasita’s a number of times (see dinner review here) and most of the time I pick it for its casual and colourful setting that makes it a fun place to be especially when you’re in a larger group – everyone I’ve taken here compliments the decor. Two times I …

SPIGA: New Free Flow Champagne Italian Brunch

‘Brunch‘ has two very different meanings. The first comes with wooden tables, latte art and eggs. The other comes with champagne and… an abundance of all things edible. Unsurprisingly, the second is the version of brunch this new Italian restaurant in Central – SPIGA – is going for. Weekend Brunch Deal at SPIGA – HK$388 per person Weekend brunch at SPIGA is reasonably priced at HK$388 per person, which includes their antipasti buffet, a choice of main course and dessert buffet. You can add on HK$260 for free-flow Veuve Clicquot champagne, mimosas, red/white wine, Peroni and Bloody Mary; or add on HK$140 for free-flow prosecco in place of the champagne. More importantly, I loved the ambience here. On a Sunday afternoon it was extremely lively, with some casual live music which wasn’t too loud either. They have large ceiling-to-floor windows which let in a comfortable amount of daylight, cultivating the perfect laid back brunch vibes. Antipasti Buffet The antipasti buffet counter was not huge, but most options on the table were very tempting, and turned out to be delicious too. Given that I obviously prefer quality …

Lily & Bloom: Treat Yourself to an Epic Weekday Lunch

I love my epic brunches on weekends but I’m a bit polarised on weekdays. Sometimes I will get by with a salad or homemade lunchbox, other days I’ll go all out on a lunch buffet because I feel like something epic (usually Thursdays). At Lily & Bloom, for HK$298, you get their 1) Lunch Market Feast buffet which includes salads, cold seafood, hams, made to order mac n cheese, fried chicken, meatballs and dessert; 2) 3 pieces of raw oysters and 3) a choice of main course. The main course alone is enough to stuff you into food coma, so honestly I think most people would be more than satisfied with just their Lunch Market Feast buffet option which costs HK$178. Buffet: Salad bar & Seafood Choices at the buffet counter were substantial. Apart from the typical cold cut selection, they also had a number of salad choices too and not just boring rocket leaves. They had a quinoa salad, a tomato one, some barley pumpkin salad etc. There was also a selection of seafood and I …

The Grill, Grand Hyatt: Poolside Weekend Brunch

My most Google-d search term/phrase of 2015 has to be “Best Brunch in Hong Kong”, as this relaxing effort-less activity has become my go-to to-do on most weekends. The part where I search for a place to go, is not very effort-less however. The Grill, at Grand Hyatt, is one that often pops up in the lists of Top 10 brunches in Hong Kong but it never really appealed to me – largely because its name gives off a barbecue feast impression, which is not exactly what I crave first thing in the morning. But since I was staying at Grand Hyatt after a wedding, it seemed only obvious to give The Grill a shot. It definitely turned out to be as meaty as its name suggests, but thankfully they also had a lot of other great options. It’s highly recommended, if at least one of you happens to have a big appetite! Beautiful outdoor poolside seating The outdoor seating is beautiful, if not loveable. It’s set by the pool and the venue was perfect for the chilling-weekend-brunchy vibe I …

Spoilt for choice at MoMo Cafe’s modern lunch buffet

With a wider food selection than most dinner buffets, my bill for MoMo cafe’s lunch buffet came at a more-than very reasonable HK$270 per head (with discounts, see end of article). The food quality was excellent and I was impressed how well they managed to keep their cooked main dishes fresh. The vibe is modern and comfortable. I loved the beautiful natural lighting that complemented well with the cafe’s wooden refurbishment – a great ambience for larger social and family gatherings! Japanese cold noodles and fresh sashimi They have all the standard starter options at this buffet: salad bar, smoked salmon, cold seafood, tomato and buffalo mozzarella, that kind of stuff. But their Japanese station is better equipped than most! They serve three kinds of cold noodles and even yellowtail sashimi (pretty rare at buffets), as part of their fresh selection raw fish! Outstandingly delicious and freshly cooked mains Main dishes really stand out here. I tend to avoid main course at buffets, as they tend to be warm and stale, having sat at the counter for …