WOM weekender, 18 October: What to eat and drink in Hong Kong this weekend

by: Nik Addams
18 Oct 2019

Ritual food app Hong Kong
Skip the queues with new order-ahead app Ritual.

Lunch for HK$8 - and no queues - with order-ahead app Ritual

Ritual, the Toronto-based order-ahead app, is celebrating its Hong Kong launch by offering lunch at Central and Sheung Wan partner restaurants for just HK$8 until 25 October. While the app doesn’t bring the food directly to your door, it does allow you and your colleagues to place an order and head to the restaurant when it’s ready, meaning you skip the queues and work on your step count at the same time. There’s also a very cool ‘piggyback’ function, which lets you link your order with a buddy’s if you can’t get away from your desk. Find out more about Ritual here

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Christian Mongendre headlines the panel at Confusion's Pink Block Party tomorrow night.

Pink Block Party at Confusion Plant Based Kitchen

Hear powerful, personal stories from Hong Kong F&B game changers - including WOM favourite Christian Mongendre of Treehouse - tomorrow night over free flow vegan food and booze, as popular Sheung Wan diner Confusion Plant Based Kitchen hosts a Pink Block Party (HK$450). Mongendre, alongside others including Alex Strelits Strele from the wonderful Mayse Artisan Bakery and Confusion’s own Lisa Terauchi-D’Rozario, will share stories about how their personal experiences with cancer saw them seek out alternative diets. As well as the vegan tapas and booze, there are also prizes on offer from Barre 2 Barre, Lights Out Hong Kong, Spade Box, Kru Muay Thai, Calibrate By Stephanie, BounceLimit and Joint Dynamics. Half the proceeds from ticket sales will go directly to the Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation - reserve your spot here.

Confusion Plant Based Kitchen, 103 Jervois Street, Sheung Wan, + 852 2563 3699; www.confusion.hk

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ifc mall Hong Kong - Godiva_soft_serve
Why stop at one, really?

Double down on dessert at ifc mall

It’s simple maths, really: two desserts are better than one. ifc mall’s got that one figured out, as the harbourfront destination is offering two-for-one on selected desserts from today until 10 November. Available from 3-6pm every Friday to Sunday for the first 300 customers, here’s your dessert schedule for the next four weeks:

  • 18-20 October: Rose and hazelnut soft serve from Dalloyau

  • 25-27 October: Dark chocolate soft serve from Godiva

  • 1-3 November: Regular sized frozen yogurt from Yo Mama

  • 8-10 November: Signature hot or cold drink from Sugarfina

ifc mall, 8 Finance Street, Central; ifc.com.hk

Fukuro Hong Kong - Maguchi Kazunari highball
Highball, hold the ice.

Tokyo’s highball king stirs things up at Fukuro

For two nights next week (22-23 October), buzzy Soho izakaya Fukuro pulls out the big guns as they host Maguchi Kazunari, Tokyo’s undisputed king of the highball. Kazunari, who owns Ginza hotspot Rockfish, will be behind the stick serving up his signature Kaku-hi (HK$98), an iceless highball which features an impeccably researched ratio of ice-cold Suntory Kakubin 43 percent - a whisky designed for highballs and sold exclusively to Maguchi - Wilkinson Tansan club soda, and exactly two firm pinches of lemon peel.

Fukuro, 1-5 Elgin Street, Central, +852 2333 8841; www.fukuro.com.hk

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Mayse Artisan Bakery Hong Kong
Mayse Artisan Bakery will feature at The Hive Sai Kung's Sustainability Fair tomorrow. 

An all-day sustainability fair at The Hive Sai Kung

Sai Kung is the place to be tomorrow (19 October) for all things sustainable. From 11am-5pm, the co-working space will be hosting a free-entry sustainability fair and marketplace, with a wide range of eco-friendly goods on offer from vendors including Ketika Crafts, The Candleman, Soap Yummy and Keeping It Real & Raw. From 2-5pm, a series of hour-long workshops will take place (starting at HK$88) covering fashion upcycling, edible lip balm making, and sea glass upcycling. Reserve your place here.

The Hive Sai Kung, 5 Tai Mong Tsai Road, Sai Kung, +852 2780 5844; thehivesaikung.com.hk

Porterhouse Lan Kwai Fong
Hashtag gains.

Porterhouse livens up Tuesdays with a new all-you-can-eat meat feast

Fact: Tuesdays are the worst. Everyone knows Mondays are rough, on Wednesday you see the light at the end of the tunnel, and by the time Thursday afternoon rolls around it’s pretty much the weekend. Tuesdays are the sandwich filler that nobody ever really asked for. But perhaps not anymore: LKF meat den Porterhouse has just introduced Meat Me Tuesdays, a two-hour buffet (HK$528 plus 10 percent) of premium meat cuts like a melt-in-the-mouth, hay-smoked Australian wagyu beef skirt, juicy Italian porchetta, and a milk-fed lamb that falls right off the bone. There’s also an excellent antipasti, salad and cheese offering, and a selection of sides to accompany your protein like creamy mashed potatoes, crunchy skin-on fries and sautéed mushrooms.

Porterhouse, 7/F, California Tower, 30-36 D'Aguilar Street, Central, +852 2522 6366; porterhousehk.com. Book a table here.

Southside Parlor's Bomin Kim takes the reins at Coa next Wednesday evening.

Seoul special: Southside Parlor takes over Coa

Phil Abowd and Bomin Kim, head bartenders of one of our favourite drinking dens in Seoul, Southside Parlor, take over Coa next week. Known for their passion for showcasing local ingredients, the award-winning duo will offer Hong Kong drinkers a taste of Seoul on Wednesday, 23 October.

Coa, LG/F Wah Shin House, 6-10 Shin Hing Street, Central, +852 2813 5787; coa.com.hk

Confusion Plant Based Kitchen

Address   103 Jervois Street, Sheung Wan