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WOM weekender, 27 August: What to eat, drink, and do in Hong Kong this weekend

by: Abegaile Legaspi
27 Aug 2020

Grab a churro (or three!) at the newly-opened Twist & Buckle

Churro junkies, rejoice! On Tuesday, 25 August, Hong Kong’s first authentic churreria has (finally!) landed in the buzzy Tsim Sha Tsui. Open from noon until 11pm, guests can have their share of this sweet treat any time of the day. Besides the OG cinnamon-dusted El Churro (HK$22), with dipping sauces such as the house-made dulce de leche or Nutella, here you’ll also find a wide array of innovative ‘Glazed’, ‘Chilled’ and ‘Special’ churros to suit everyone’s palate. 

Highlights include the Nutella-loaded Hazel Lah (HK$35) topped with chopped hazelnuts, the indulgent Cookie Monster (HK$58) served with cookie crumble, creamy soft serve completed with a rich layer of chocolate sauce and PBJ, and more! And while you’re there, top it off with any of  Twist & Buckle’s refreshing lemonades (HK$36).

Twist & Buckle, 29-31 Chatham Road South, Tsim Sha Tsui; @twistandbuckle

Le Méridien Cyberport partners with Melvita for an all-new healthy lunch menu 

Luxury hotel Le Méridien Cyberport has teamed up with organic skincare brand Melvita to present a selection of nutrition-forward but equally as delicious salad lunch sets. Available at the all-day diner Prompt Bistro on weekdays from 12pm until 2:30pm, the Healthy Set (HK$138) includes one salad bowl made with fresh and quality ingredients and packed full of flavour, and a healthy drink. From vegan and vegetarian options to varying proteins, there’s a little something for everybody. Diners will not be leaving empty-handed too, as each will receive a set of complimentary Melvita beauty gift set (as stocks last!). 

Le Méridien Cyberport, 100 Cyberport Road, Cyberport, Hong Kong, +852 2980 7788; https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/hkgmd-le-meridien-cyberport/

FRESH food market opens at The Lohas

On Sunday, 23 August, mega supermarket Fresh has officially just opened at the brand new MTR shopping mall The Lohas at Lohas Park. Spanning almost 20,000 square feet, the latest food concept boasts 26 characteristically-themed areas offering fresh produce, local and international items, gourmet cook-to-orders, and so much more providing the needs of the Tseung Kwan O community (and then some!).

www.thelohasmall.com

PO House puts the ‘tea’ in healthy with Mother Pearl boba 

The sustainable lifestyle brand PO House has made its global debut in Hong Kong launching not just one, but three main brands! Upfront and centre is the appropriately-named Mother Pearl featuring a healthy, reimagined twist on the much-loved boba. From tomorrow, 28 August, the latest health-tea concept will open right at the heart of Central and available for delivery and takeaway. If that’s not enough to entice you, all the ingredients are made in-house and from scratch, so diners can expect nothing but the best (and possibly the healthiest) boba in town.

Mother Pearl, 25 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central; www.po-house.com

Cobo House is back at K11 Musea and better than ever

Out with the old and in with the new: Well-renowned artistry gastronomy brand Cobo House returns to K11 Musea returns with a banging view of the Victoria Harbour and under the captainship of two new executive head chefs, Ray Choi and Devon Hou. Celebrating the launch, the dynamic duo has joined hands in conceiving The Knife & Spoon dining adventure divided into nine chapters (read: tasting menus) focusing on one ingredient as the star. Every six weeks, a new ‘chapter’ will begin and diners are able to embark on a culinary journey around the globe.

To mark the occasion, kicking things off is Chapter Zero (HK$1,180 for six courses, HK$1,480 for eight courses) which sees dishes that are personal favourites to chefs Ray and Devon. Highlights include the Sea bream marinated in kombu and sake and the Japanese Hokkaido Akeshi oysters.

As for Chapter One, the chefs tell the story of the humble egg - a symbol of new beginnings. Diners can expect innovative savouries and pastries featuring different types of eggs sourced from all over the globe. How egg-cited are you?

Cobo House, Shop 602, 6F, K11 MUSEA, Victoria Dockside,18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, +852 2656 3088; www.cobohouse.com

The Butchers Club introduces The Slim Shady Burger

May we have your attention, please? (if you know, you know!). WOM favourite and well-loved grill house The Butchers Club is keeping things hot and fresh this summer with their latest offerings, the Slim Shady Burger (HK$68 with fries and soft drink) and Fry Stack (HK$38). Made with a slimmed-down version (duh, of course!) of the signature 100% grain-fed Australian dry-aged beef burger, this is a summer hit for sure!

The Butchers Club Burger, various locations including Shop G34-35, G/F, K11 Art Mall, 18 Hanoi Road, Tsim Sha Tsui; www.thebutchers.club

Pirata Group opens for dinner!

Following the recent announcements on enhanced dining restrictions, Hong Kong-favourite Pirata Group has officially re-opened for dinner (tables of two only, of course!). Featuring a limited menu of well-loved signatures and classics, nothing says ‘welcome back’ than a plate of comfort food! Open until 9pm daily (last seating: 7pm) feast on The Optimist’s Juicy Lobster Rice, Honjo’s Wagyu Tataki or Chaiwala’s Butter Chicken (or all of them, why not?)

https://piratagroup.hk/

Pici

Address   G/F, 24-26 Aberdeen St, Soho, Central