#legend’s most-anticipated Chinese New Year menus for the Year of the Dragon
Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong
Lung King Heen
Savour a lavish Chinese New Year spread at Lung King Heen, who is offering special lunch and dinner set menus for the occasion. Every dish is meant to usher in prosperity and abundance, from the wok-fried lobster with lily bulbs, gingko and black truffle; braised conpoy with dried oysters and sea moss; braised seasonal vegetables with crab roe cream; and dragon-well tea infused crème with vanilla pear compote.
The Pool Terrace
Experience the annual fireworks display over drinks and live DJ beats at the hotel’s Pool Terrace, who will be hosting an outdoor celebration on 11 February. Enjoy the special menu and drinks with a minimum charge of HKD 5,000+10% per table for two to four guests; and HKD 7,000+10% per table for four to six guests.
The Lounge is offering a Chinese New Year Afternoon Tea with an interactive cooking station serving quintessential festive specials from 10 to 13 February. For those who prefer the comfort of home, the tea set is also available for takeaway from 9 to 24 February on the hotel’s e-shop.
Indulge in Argo’s Chinese New Year Lunch buffet from 10 to 13 February. Priced at HKD$1,188+10% per adult and HKD$594+10% per child (aged 7-12), a luxurious spread of festive-themed dishes await.
Where: 8 Finance St, Central
Rosewood Hong Kong
The Legacy House
Michelin-recommended The Legacy House always goes big on its Chinese New Year offerings. For 2024, chef Li Chi Wai has curated a stellar eight-course dinner menu. The double-boiled fish maw soup with sea whelk, bamboo pith and young coconut is a standout. As is the stewed razor clams with bamboo shoot and salted lemon, and braised rice with abalone and diced chicken. Step up the celebrations with shared dishes like the Fu Gui Chicken, symbolising fortune and prosperity, and Prosperity Poon Choi, boasting fifteen premium ingredients like fish maw and sea cucumber; or Chinese New Year specials such as the braised stuffed citrus with shrimp, pork, sun-dried oyster and black moss; and chilled yellow croaker with soybean sauce.
As for lunch, their Chinese New Year Dim Sum menu samples some of their favourites, reimagined, like the baked salmon puff pastry with cheese, pan-fried wagyu beef dumpling with termite mushroom and steamed lobster dumpling with egg white and caviar.
Downstairs, Holt’s Café is offering a four-course Taste of Traditional Canton Chinese New Year lunch and dinner menu. The line up includes such mouth-watering delights as treasure seafood soup with fish maw, abalone and sea cucumber; wok-fried sole fillet with black bean tangerine peel sauce and jasmine rice; salted egg yolk fried shrimp ball; and braised abalone with goose feet and broccoli.
Where: Rosewood Hong Kong, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Regent Hong Kong
The Lobby Lounge
For the occasion of Chinese New Year, Regent’s Lobby Lounge has curated two delightful culinary experiences. From 10-13 February, indulge in their Lunar New Year Afternoon Tea for two, featuring seasonal savoury flavours and exquisite confections crafted by the hotel’s executive pastry chef Andy Yeung and The Lobby Lounge head chef Rajiv Chowdhoory. For one night only on 11 February, celebrate the return of the Chinese New Year fireworks over a six-course dinner menu.
Lai Ching Heen
Dig into the best of Cantonese treats this Chinese new Year. Crafted by executive chef Lau Yiu Fai and head chef Cheng Man Sang, the six-course fat choy set menu (on offer until 25 February excluding the 11th) showcases the best of Cantonese treats that will leave you wanting more. Available only on 11 February will be a special six-course fireworks dinner menu. Back it up with chef Lau’s selection of auspicious dishes, complemented by rare teas curated by tea sommelier Kelvin Mok.
The Steak House
If you’re not up for traditional Chinese fare this Chinese New Year, The Steak House is offering a five-course dinner menu on the 11th, featuring premium quality meats, wine pairings and an up-close viewing of the fireworks from the adjoining private terrace.
Nobu Hong Kong
The famed Nobu is celebrating the Year of the Dragon with a special sashimi lo-hey, symbolising prosperity and good fortune, alongside an eight-course omakase dinner menu on 10, 12 and 13 February, and fireworks omakase dinner on 11 February. Standouts include the Chilean seabass yuzu truffle dry miso, and a golden sweet, deliciously made with sweet potato, ginger ice-cream and coconut foam.
If drinks are more your thing, Qura Bar – the latest jewel in the hotel offering an immersive sensory journey with a curated collection of rare spirits, wines and sumptuous bites – is offering Lunar New Year fireworks table packages starting at HKD$3000.
Where: 18 Salisbury Road, Kowloon
Grand Hyatt Hong Kong
One Harbour Road
One Harbour Road is wishing us prosperity and fortune in the New Year with an array of festive dim sums and dishes, alongside a lavish seven-course lunch and dinner spring celebration set menu specially curated by executive Chinese chef Chan Hon Cheong. A minimum of four persons or more is required.
Chinese New Year symbolises the return of spring so the Grand Café has added a variety of traditional nourishing dishes to its dinner buffet, giving diners a much needed boost in energy and immunity. Available until 18 February, highlights include the stewed pork knuckles and ginger with black beans, black garlic and quail egg in sweetened black vinegar; double-boiled black chicken soup with China Changbai mountain red ginseng, velvet antler, smoked dried jujube and dried mushroom; and Chinese taxillus sweet herb soup with lotus seeds, red date, dried longan and cage-free eggs.
Where: 1 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai
It wouldn’t be a celebration without a feast, which is why Shanghainese restaurant The Merchants is offering an exclusive menu of chef’s specials including braised sea cucumber with dried shrimp roe and scallion, drunken pork knuckle, stir-fried rice cakes with winter bamboo shoots and rosette bok choy, and Asian pear tea with malva nut. Incredible views over the city included.
As if that’s not enough, executive chef Chen Tian Long will also be offering a special Lunar New Year fireworks dinner on 11 February. Designed to complement the magnificent fireworks display that is set to light up the city’s skyline from 8pm onwards, highlights include the traditional deep-fried pomfret in sweet soy sauce, stir-fried Australian lobster with mild spicy sauce, and The Merchant’s signature fried rice with abalone, sea cucumber, bottarga and shrimps.
Joining in on the Chinese New Year celebrations is the celebrated Japanese teppanyaki steakhouse next door. Led by head chef Yoshiyuki Sato, Kaen Teppanyaki will be presenting three seven-course menus: the Lunar New Year Menu, Seafood Teppan Menu and Premium Wagyu Teppan Menu. Menu highlights include the scallop mille feuille with caviar, teppan steamed king crab with morel mushroom sauce, grilled Ozaki beef, and josper grilled golden eye snapper clay pot rice.
Where: 43/F – 45/F, Gloucester Tower, Landmark, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central
Man Ho Chinese Restaurant
Relish authentic Cantonese fare carrying lucky meanings at Man Ho Chinese Restaurant to celebrate the beginning of a prosperous year ahead. Led by Executive Chinese Chef Jayson Tang, the culinary team prepares a myriad of festive classics made with premium ingredients, including Abalone Yusheng symbolising prosperity (Lo Hei, HK$888); Braised Dried Oysters with Black Moss and Pea Sprouts representing wealth (HK$688); Sautéed Tiger Garoupa Fillets with Citrus Honey Sauce expressing auspiciousness (HK$788); and Braised Bamboo Pith Rolled with Sliced Abalone, Black Moss and Pork Tongue representing luck (HK$388 per person).
Seasonal set menus featuring delectable dishes are also available for family reunions or business gatherings. “Ru Yi Chinese New Year Reunion Set” will indulge gourmands with refined delicacies including Baked Crab Shell Stuffed with Crab and Lobster Meat; Sautéed Lobster Fillets with Matsutake Mushrooms; Braised Premium Bird’s Nest with Crab Meat and Crab Roe; Braised Whole 8-Head Abalone with Sea Cucumber; Signature Deep-fried Crispy Chicken and more. The set menu is priced at HK$18,888 for ten guests.
Where: 3/F, JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty
Chinese New Year celebrations are all about generosity. So this year, the Michelin-starred Duddell’s is presenting a medley of auspicious flavours to start your year right. Designed to showcase a harmonious blend of flavours and symbolic ingredients, the six-course Chinese New Year Deluxe Set Menu comes with dishes like double-boiled chicken soup with fish maw, ginseng and dendrobrium, and sautéed lobster with black bean sauce and broccoli.
Prosperity and abundance are the key words for the eight-course Chinese New Year Premium Set Menu, with deep-fried shrimp paste puff with honey-glazed barbecued pork, and braised South African abalone 4 heads, and shiitake mushroom with abalone sauce.
And for those who wish, executive chef Chan Yau Leung has curated an array of à la carte specials. We recommend the steamed garoupa with mushroom, Chinese ham and winter bamboo shoot; braised pork knuckle with semi-dried oyster and dried black moss; and fried glutinous rice with Chinese preserved meat.
Where: Level 3, Shanghai Tang Mansion, 1 Duddell Street, Central
Mott 32 is welcoming the Year of the Dragon with a special Chinese New Year menu by the award-winning group executive chef Lee Man-Sing. Available for lunch and dinner from 10 to 24 February, guests can look forward to an array of dishes – some traditional, some not, but all lucky. Kick off with the whole lobster and abalone “lo hei”, meaning “prosperity toss”, for a bountiful year ahead. Follow with the steamed fourfinger threadfin cooked in chicken oil with hwa tiao; bird’s nest in bamboo pith with a superior broth; crispy duck with taro; and crab meat, crab roe, scallops, radish and egg white.
Where: Basement, Standard Chartered Bank Building, 4-4A Des Voeux Road Central, Central
Celebrate the season of reunion over a sumptuous feast at Jiangsu Club. Choose between the eight-person set menu or the eight-course Lunar New Year Festive Menu.
The former begins with lo hei, featuring a luxurious selection of fresh seafood, followed by sautéed West Australian lobster with chilli sauce; grilled oysters with leeks and ginger; sautéed dried diced abalone with homemade dried shrimp sauce; and a seasonal sautéed fresh winter bamboo shoot with organic bean sprouts. The menu completes with the restaurant’s signature xiao long bao and dessert.
Highlights on the latter include cold appetisers like lotus root with honey sauce; eel with jelly fish; and caviar sea salt smoked egg; and hot dishes such as lobster with salted fish sauce; braised abalone with goose web; and braised pork belly with chestnut sauce.
Where: 2/F, Alliance Building, 130-136 Connaught Road Central, Sheung Wan
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