We've sniffed out the tastiest and most auspicious Chinese New Year menus in Hong Kong for 2021 so that you can welcome the Year of the Ox in style.
In 2021, we welcome the Year of the Ox in the Lunar calendar. If you’ve already learned the meaning behind these Chinese New Year decorations, what this auspicious Chinese New Year food represents, and Chinese New Year traditions, then chances are you’re looking for somewhere to celebrate the season, so we’ve picked the most scrumptious and interesting Chinese New Year menus in Hong Kong 2021 for your eating pleasure.
The best Chinese New Year menus in Hong Kong 2021
1. Man Ho Chinese Restaurant
From 12-20 February, dive into a selection of new dim sum and à la carte creations at Man Ho Chinese Restaurant. These are Chinese New Year dishes infused with not only luxe ingredients, but good luck and fortune. Dim sum highlights such as baked dried abalone puff with wild mushrooms and baked Wagyu beef puff pastries will whet the appetite, while auspicious specialties like pan-fried Hokkaido scallop with sea urchin in lobster sauce and braised dried oysters with black moss are sure to fill you up.
For those celebrating at home or gifting, a range of gastronomic takeaway delights including braised whole Australian sea cucumber in oyster sauce will be available 8-12 March. Or spread the festive joy with friends and colleagues with a CNY pudding crafted with Chinese red dates, coconut milk and topped with gold leaf ($288 net). There’s also a traditional turnip pudding with dried tiger prawns, locally-sourced preserved sausages, and Japanese dried scallop and tiger prawn ($288 net)
Man Ho Chinese Restaurant, 3/F, JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong, p. 2810 8366
2. Sexy Crab
Until 20 February, indulge in a hairy crab poon choi party at home thanks to Sexy Crab. The perfect dish for a family reunion, choose from two sumptuous options: Golden Hairy Crab Roe Big Bowl Feast with Fish Maw and Lobster Paste ($2,588) and Japanese Hokkaido Hairy Crab Big Bowl Feast with Fish Maw and Lobster Paste ($3,888). Each will feed 8 or 10 hungry people respectively and are available for free delivery when ordered five days in advance for your celebration at home.
Read more about Sexy Crab in our guide to the best restaurant openings of 2020.
Sexy Crab, 401A, 4/F, K11 MUSEA, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Hong Kong, p. 6655 7629
3. Cuisine Cuisine
Calling all vegans! Michelin recommended Cantonese restaurant Cuisine Cuisine at The Mira Hong Kong has a celebratory turnip pudding with your name on it. Pre-order now at the restaurant or at Mira eShop, and get your hands one of their Turnip Puddings with Black Truffle and Assorted Mushrooms (sounds so good!) Whether you’re planning on gifting these indulgent delights or treating yourself, eVoucher and Registered Mailing options are available for contactless Chinese New Year greetings.
CNY Pudding vouchers are available until 2 Feb 2021 at Mira eShop. Redemption Period: 2-9 Feb 2021
Starbucks is celebrating the Year of The Ox with a range of seasonal drinks along with a festive selection of gifts. Wellness warriors will want to get their hands on the Manuka Honey Ginger Black Tea that’s crafted with nutritious honey from New Zealand, while fans of matcha will be all about the pumped up Pistachio Pure Matcha Latte that’s served sprinkled with crunchy pistachio waffle toppings and a drizzle of pistachio sauce – yum! But we think our fave is the Smoked Butterscotch Latte that has burnt brown sugar and a dash of sea sal and is a heart- and hand-warmer during this cooler weather.
Every year, the international chain creates a line of Chinese New Year products and The Year of the Ox Collection includes tumblers and coffee mugs with golden ox motifs and Chinese New Year floral designs in red and burgundy hues. For gifting, pick up an Assorted Pastries Gift Set with: Matcha Chocolate Cookies, Espresso Nutty Cookies, Caramel Coffee Almond Fingers and Salted Caramel Egg Rolls.
Available at Starbucks stores across town
5. Soil to Soul
Enjoy a big bowl feast at home with a vegetarian poon choi feast ($1988) from Soil to Soul. Choose from either the Korean Soy Bean sauce or the Korean Sweet & Spicy sauce, and tuck in with up eight people. Ingredients include Tofu Skin Pocket and Radish Dumplings, Napa
Cabbage, Elongated Zucchini Noodles (for happiness and longevity), and Korean Rice Cakes. There’s also: Shiitake Mushrooms, Oyster Mushrooms, King Oyster Mushrooms, Enoki Mushrooms, Monkey Head Mushrooms, Pan-fried Korean Tofu, Braised Korean Sweet Potato Noodles, Cabbage Kimchi, Ginkgo Nut, and more!
Read our full story on Soil to Soul here.
Order five days in advance for collection at Soil to Soul until 28 February