WOM weekender Mother’s Day edition: What to eat, drink and do in Hong Kong
08 May 2020
If you were betting on Mother’s Day to be a small and quiet affair this year, Hong Kong’s slow reopening might persuade you otherwise. Treat Mum to a well-deserved weekend of full-filled, (socially distant) activities!
Escape the city at Tai Long Wan
An easy getaway from the regaining bustle of the city, Tai Long Wan is the perfect place to bring Mum to. As is most places in Hong Kong, getting to Tai Long Wan is fairly accessible so you don’t rack your brain for directions. Take the 29R minibus from Sai Kung Country Park to Sai Wan Pavilion and from there the hike will bring you to four beaches. With mostly flat trails, the hike is manageable and for the beautiful beaches you’ll end at, it definitely pays off.
Start Point: Sai Wan Pavillion
End Point: Ham Tin Beach
Indulge in a luxurious spa day at the Rosewood Hong Kong
Mother’s day calls for one thing – spa days. At Asaya, TST mainstay Rosewood Hong Kong’s city wellness destination, you’re invited to fully recharge with their Mother’s Day Wellness Escape programme (HK$3,880) which includes, a 60-minute treatment of choice by one of Asaya’s expert practitioners followed by a 60-minute face ritual by EviDenS de Beauté, complimentary manicures and a nourishing set lunch.
Rosewood Hong Kong, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, +852 3891 8888; www.rosewoodhotels.com
Surprise her with a decadent dessert delivery
Staying in doesn’t mean you can’t go big. Sorting you out with the ideal Mother’s Day gift, you can also give yourself a day off from quarantine baking – Uma Nota, BEDU and JALAN’s daily dessert offerings will serve up a serious case of cookie cravings. Available in-house or for delivery with Meraki at Home, flavours include Chocolate peanut butter, Triple chocolate and Nutella Hazelnut Chocolate Chip.
Skip breakfast in bed for brunch at Hotal Colombo
Forget the uninspired pancakes and pastry baskets and save yourself the trouble of clean-up by heading over to Hotal Colombo from the Black Sheep Restaurants stable for a Sri Lankan twist on Mother’s Day brunch. The brunch menu (HK$188 + 10 % service charge), crafted by Chef Gizzy includes some of the darling chef's favourite and most-acclaimed dishes like Bacon and Egg Hoppers, Lamb or Beef Kothu, Cheese and Chili Omellete and more. Looking for something to sip on? The menu also offers a la carte drinks, a cocktail jug of the week (HK$348) as well as a choice of dessert.
Veg out with a 4-course meal at Miss Lee
Miss Lee’s exclusive 4-course Mother’s Day special (HKD $298 per person) is an epicurious delight for both vegetarians and meat-lovers alike. The contemporary Chinese restaurant is treating you to canapes featuring the bold flavours of shiitake mushroom, pickled cucumbers and julienned carrot. Or turn up with your mama this weekend thanks to their two-hour 5-course Let's Partea afternoon tea set (HKD $98) with favourites such as Beetroot Tart with Vegan Curry Mayo, Mushroom Steamed Bun with BBQ Sauce, Purple Rice Coconut Udon with Mango Puree.
Miss Lee, G/F, The Wellington, 198 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2881 1811; www.misslee.hk
Hotpot it up with The Drunken Pot
Hotpot any time of the day? Say it ain’t so! Before the warm weather becomes absolutely unbearable, The Drunken Pot’s Golden Hot Pot Feast (HK$388 per person) with Golden Fish Maw, Pork Stomach with Pepper and Chicken Pot and golden yellow broth is a great way to have (hopefully) one last quarantine meal with the family. For a special Mother’s Day surprise, a single stem rose set is also available at HK$150 with any hot pot delivery. Book your hot pot on the go here.
The Drunken Pot, 8 Observatory Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, +852 2321-9038 or V Point, 18 Tang Lung Street, Causeway Bay, +852 2323-7098; www.drunkenpot.com
Looking for more gift ideas?
Spruce up her self-care routine with Mother’s Day gift ideas from Sephora.
Send her words of gratitude.
Send flowers with Bydeau’s same-day delivery.