Around the world in 15 meals: The ultimate Hong Kong foodie hit list

Travelling might not be an option right now due to COVID-19, but you can still take your taste buds on a trip around the world right here in Hong Kong. From American steakhouses to Vietnamese eateries and everything in between, hop on board, because this is one trip you won’t go hungry on.

Note: As of 31 July 2020, most restaurants are open again during the daytime but restricted to pickup and takeaway orders from 6pm. If in doubt, check times and takeaway options with the restaurants directly.

America: Porterhouse

If you’re craving a classic American-style steak, check out Porterhouse LKF. Famed for their prime cuts of beef and jet-fresh seafood options, dishes from their expansive menu include salmon Caesar salad, lobster bisque, braised Australian Wagyu beef cheek, Impossible burger and smoked cheddar Mac n’ Cheese.

Takeaway highlights: Porterhouse Takeaway Set with three main courses; available on Deliveroo

Porterhouse, 7/F, California Tower, Lan Kwai Fong, 30-36 D’Aguilar St, Central, Hong Kong

Did you know? Lan Kwai Fong Entertainments has just launched its own premium delivery service – order your favourite dishes from Porterhouse, Aria, Tokio Joe, Fumi, and Kyoto Joe or try one of their new ‘LKF Chef Kits’ to whip up a professional meal at home.

Australia: CATCH.

Looking for an escape down under? CATCH. is your go-to spot for simple and honest food with a laidback Aussie vibe. This family-friendly, Melbourne-styled restaurant located in Kennedy Town is known for their fresh seafood, as well as a variety of vegetarian and meat options like quinoa and halloumi salad and pulled lamb tacos.

Takeaway highlights: Jerk chicken & fancy poutine; available on Deliveroo

CATCH., G/F, 95 Catchick Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, +852 2855 1289

England: The Peninsula, Hong Kong

Feeling fancy? Keep those pinkies up even at home, with The Peninsula Hong Kong’s Legendary Afternoon Tea set – a long-standing tradition that will have you feeling like a proper royal.

The tea set comes with delicious bite-sized pastries and sandwiches, including the cucumber rolls, pandan and coconut tart and of course, their legendary scones. Psst… the hotel is also offering dishes for takeaway from their other restaurants under the Peninsula Fare at Home menu.

Takeaway highlights: The Peninsula Legendary Afternoon Tea; view the menu here

The Lobby, G/F, The Peninsula Hong Kong, Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, +852 2696 6772

France: Louise

Indulge in some fine French fare from one Michelin-starred Louise, who are offering takeaway meals including their roasted chicken with Niigata rice ‘en cocotte’. Opened by Julien Royer of Odette (Singapore) fame and overseen by chef Franckelie Laloum, don’t forget to order a few desserts to go with your meal (tip: we recommend the Paris Brest – choux pastry, hazelnut cream).

Takeaway highlights: Langoustine raviolis with mint leaves, snow peas, crustaceans bisque, ‘Gref feuille’ roasted lamb saddle with verbena, artichoke, spring onions,‘Taggiasca’ olives, lamb jus; see full a la carte menu

Louise, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2866 0300

Hong Kong: Duddell’s

Need a dim sum fix or perhaps in the mood for some Peking duck? Get all that and more from Michelin-starred Chinese restaurant, Duddell’s, at the Shanghai Tang Mansion. Their takeaway menu is full of delicious Cantonese dishes, including salted egg yolk prawn, barbecue pork and crispy pork belly, and fried noodles in supreme soy sauce.

Takeaway highlights: Back to the ’80s dim sum set or Peking duck set menu for four; view Duddell’s full takeaway menu here

Duddell’s, Level 3, Shanghai Tang Mansion, 1 Duddell Street, Central, Hong Kong, + 852 2525 9191

India: New Punjab Club

Michelin-star restaurant New Punjab Club has been “bringing swagger back to Punjabi cuisine” since 2017. Dishes to order include Tandoori Cobia (line-caught Cobia, smoked tomato and samphire), Mughal Room Makhani (chicken tikka, spiced tomato, butter chutney) and the Masalewali Chanp (lamb chops, ember-roasted onion machli). Don’t forget to get some naan to go with your meal.

Takeaway highlights: Murgh tikka angar (spice-marinated chicken); available for delivery and pick up online or GO in the App Store

New Punjab Club, G/F, World Wide Commercial Building, 34 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2368 1223

Italy: CIAK – In The Kitchen

Craving some authentic Italian pasta? Lucky for you, CIAK in the Kitchen is just a few clicks away. From their light and chewy pizzas to freshly-made pasta dishes, their award-winning menu is available for takeaway from their Landmark location in Central.

Takeaway highlights: Baked eggplant parmigiana, Mediterranea pizza with tomato, mozzarella and anchovies; see the full menu here

CIAK in the Kitchen, Shop 327-333, 3/F Landmark Atrium, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong, +852 2522 8869

Japan: Kaetsu

Satisfy your sushi cravings with Kaetsu, home to Japanese favourites and seasonal treasures at the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong. Their well-rounded menu has something for everyone, from sushi and sashimi to cuts of Japanese Wagyu steak. Now available for takeaway as part of Grand Hyatt Delivers, delivery is free for locations within 15 minutes walking distance from the hotel, or get 15% discount on self-pickup orders.

Takeaway highlights: Premium assorted sashimi and Caledonian blue shrimp tempura; view Kaetsu’s full takeaway menu here

Kaetsu, M/F, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, +852 2584 7722

Mexico: 11 Westside

Yes, you could make your own guacamole, but why bother when 11 Westside can deliver perfectly ripe guac and authentic Mexican tacos straight to your home?

Perfect for singles or families, 11 Westside’s self-pickup menu starts at HK$168 for a solo meal with packages for Amigos or Fiestas – or enjoy 20% off on a la carte items.

Takeaway highlights: Guacamole, Baja Fish Tacos; see full menu on Deliveroo

11 Westside, 1/F The Hudson, 11 Davis Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong

Singapore: Café Malacca

Credit: Café Malacca/Facebook

Although Café Malacca is our selection for Singapore, the menu has both Singaporean and Malaysian dishes. Classics include their satay and laksa, both of which will definitely satisfy your Southeast Asian food cravings. To finish off your meal, an order of the kuih dadar (pandan crêpe filled with coconut and palm sugar) is a must.

Takeaway highlights: Singapore laksa, lamb kurma & kuih dadar (pandan crêpe); view Café Malacca’s full menu here (for pickup) and on FoodPanda

Café Malacca, 2/F, Hotel Jen Hong Kong, 508 Queen’s Road West, Western District, Hong Kong, +2213 6613

Spain: 22 Ships

Transport yourself to Spain with some tasty tapas and grilled dishes from 22 Ships. Start with some marinated heirloom tomatoes, rusa and sea urchin on toast, then move on to mains like the blue lobster paella. If you’re feeling up for it, they also offer DIY grilling sets to fire up at home.

Takeaway highlights: Whole Grilled Turbot Bilbaina With Black Potatoes, Coriander Mojo, Roasted Suckling Pig with Grilled Gem Lettuce and Pomegranate; see 22 Ships’ dinner menu here

22 Ships, 22 Ship Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, +852 2555 0722

Sweden: Frantzén’s Kitchen

Go North with a trip to Frantzén’s Kitchen in Sheung Wan. Although the restaurant itself is small, the simple and minimalistic menu will give you that Scandi-chic feeling. On the menu are Swedish classics, including head chef Jim Lofdahl’s own creations inspired by cuisines from around the world. One of his best innovations would have to be his “Swedish sushi” of seared venison and crispy lichens topped with foie gras.

Takeaway highlights: North Atlantic Cod (goat cheese beurre blanc, rosemary, trout roe, pickled turnip & seaweed) and Pan-seared Te Mana Lamb (leek purée, cep mushroom, petit pois, oyster & champagne sauce); available 24 hours in advance by emailing [email protected] or calling +852 2559 8508

Frantzén’s Kitchen, G/F, 11 Upper Station Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, +852 2559 8508

Switzerland: Chesa

Credit: The Peninsula Hong Kong

One of the few Swiss restaurants in Hong Kong, Chesa at The Peninsula Hong Kong will transport you to a cosy lodge in the Swiss alps – minus the subzero temperatures. Start your meal with their classic cheese fondue paired with chewy chunks of baguette. Then, move onto their wider selection of mains including salmon and lamb before finishing off with their Lindt chocolate fondue.

Takeaway highlights: Chesa charcuterie plate and Swiss chocolate mousse served with whipped cream; view the Peninsula’s full takeaway menu here

Chesa, 1/F, The Peninsula, Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, +852 2696 6769

Thailand: Samsen

Samsen usually draws long queues out the door, so getting it for pickup or delivery will save you hours of standing in line. Some of our favourites from the menu include the fried red curry fish cakes, crab fried rice, Thai omelette with crab meat, and the Wagyu beef boat noodles. Note that the Sheung Wan and Wan Chai menu differ slightly, so be sure to plan ahead.

Takeaway highlights: Stir-fried spicy Wagyu beef and flat noodles, crab fried rice & Thai mango and sticky rice; view Samsen’s full takeaway menu here

Samsen, G/F, 68 Stone Nullah Lane, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, +852 2234 0001

Vietnam: An Nam

Located in Lee Gardens One and Festival Walk, An Nam is a Hue-style Vietnamese eatery with a diverse menu of regional dishes from all over Vietnam. Pairing authentic herbs and spices with traditional cooking techniques, comfort dishes at An Nam include steamed rice paper rolls, pho noodle soup and lemongrass chicken.

Takeaway highlights: Bánh cuốn (steamed rice paper rolls) & gà xào sả ót (lemongrass chicken); available on Deliveroo

An Nam, 4/F, Lee Gardens One, 33 Hysan Avenue, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, +852 2787 3922

Note: As of 31 July 2020, most restaurants are open again during the daytime but restricted to pickup and takeaway orders from 6pm. If in doubt, check times and takeaway options with the restaurants directly.

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