We've sniffed out the tastiest and most auspicious Chinese New Year menus in Hong Kong for 2022 so that you can welcome the Year of the Tiger in style.
In 2022, we welcome the Year of the Tiger 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 2022 for your eating pleasure.
The best Chinese New Year menus in Hong Kong 2022
1. Man Ho Chinese Restaurant, JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong
Usher in the Year of the Tiger at Man Ho Chinese Restaurant in JW Marriott. The Michelin-starred restaurant is introducing a selection of refined a la carte dishes, exclusively for the Lunar New Year celebrations between 1 and 10 February 2022. Don’t miss out on these auspicious creations, which include the Yusheng Abalone; braised dried oysters with black moss; sautéed shredded mandarin fish with clam mustard sauce and bean sprouts; and more. In addition, Man Ho’s gastronomic gifts for the Chinese New Year are available from 24 to 30 January. These include Chinese New Year pudding with gold leaf mashed red dates; turnip pudding with preserved meat; Man Ho XO sauce; candied walnuts; amongst others.
Man Ho Chinese Restaurant, 3/F, JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong, p. 2810 8366
2. KiKi Noodle Bar & KiKi Tea
Spread the joy with your loved ones this festive season with KiKi Noodle Bar and KiKi Tea’s acclaimed Chinese New Year puddings! Using natural ingredients from Taiwan, the sweet KiKi Taiwan Dried Longan & Brown Sugar Pudding and the savoury KiKi Taiwan Dried Sakura Shrimp Turnip Pudding are making their annual return this year. Early bird offers are available until 24 January 2022, so be sure to grab yours now.
KiKi Noodle Bar and KiKi Tea have several branches across Hong Kong.
3. Yue, Sheraton Hong Kong Tung Chung Hotel
Until 28 February, Yue will be hosting the Lunar New Year Delights feast, featuring Cantonese culinary classics such as the roasting suckling pig; braised bird’s nest soup with minced chicken; wok-fried spotted grouper fillet; fried rice with abalone; and more. In addition, Executive Chef Jacky Chung Chi-keung has also created two Chinese New Year puddings – the sweet Okinawa Brown Sugar Ginger Pudding and the savoury Parma Ham Turnip Cake – as well as an auspicious gourmet hamper, ideal for gifting.
Yue, Level 2, Sheraton Hong Kong Tung Chung Hotel, 9 Yi Tung Road, Tung Chung, Hong Kong, p. 2535 0028
4. Radical Chic
Executive Chef Andrea Zamboni is paying tribute to Chinese New Year in Radical Chic’s inimitable style with a Chinese-inspired celebration from 25 January to 6 February. The festive menu will feature the restaurant’s signature Italian classics with a Chinese twist. Main courses pay homage to traditional flavours like the Sichuan pepper pigeon and grouper fillet. The fusion continues to the dessert, where you can indulge in a tangerine tart or a steamboat spices sorbet.
Radial Chic, Shop B1, Level 101, International Commerce Centre (ICC), 1 Austin Road West, West Kowloon, Hong Kong, p. 3618 7880
5. Chilli Fagara
Until 15 February, Chilli Fagara will serve up the ultimate Ma La Tang spread. From prized abalone, ocean-fresh mud crab, to true-to-traditional chicken and vegetarian delicacies, there is no better way to usher in the Year of the Tiger. The mains are great for sharing and hold symbolic meaning in Chinese culture, like the double boiled prosperous chicken soup and tea fragrant chicken. Plus, the presentation itself will put you in the festive mood!
Chilli Fagara, 7 Old Bailey Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2796 6866
6. Ying Jee Club
Two-Michelin star Cantonese restaurant, Ying Jee Club, is serving up an eight-course Chinese New Year set menu (shareable with 10 people) from 1 to 7 February. The menu’s highlights include imperial bird’s nest broth with fish maw, conpoy and chicken, and steamed leopard coral grouper. Alternatively, guests can opt for the Fo Tiao Qiang takeaway set (which can be delivered or picked-up from 24 January to 7 February) to enjoy in a cosy gathering at home. The takeaway set is available either for four or eight people and features traditional staples like sea cucumber, dried Yoshinhama abalone, and sun-dried oyster.
Ying Jee Club, Shop G05, 107 & 108, Nexxus Building, 41 Connaught Road, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2801 6882
7. Lung King Heen, Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong
Head to Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong for a feast that’s fit for a king (or queen!). Lung King Heen, the three-Michelin starred Cantonese restaurant, is offering a six-course menu to ring in the Year of the Tiger. Raise a glass to favourites like abalone casserole, deep-fried Japanese oyster, and simmered king prawn with spicy plum sauce. Available from 28 January to 6 February, this is one of the most popular Chinese New Year menus in Hong Kong for 2022.
Lung King Heen, Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong, 8 Finance Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, p. 3196 8888
8. Sexy Crab
Two popular Poon Choi dishes are returning to Sexy Crab this New Year’s season. The “Hairy Crab Roe Big Bowl Feast with Fish Maw and Abalone” made for ten people, comes with 20 handpicked premium hairy crabs. You can expect plenty of crab roe, crab oil, and of course, crab meat, with a touch of Korean abalone and Spanish iberico pork. There’s a smaller portion for six people, featuring soy-braised pork knuckle, braised goose webs in oyster sauce, and 12 fresh hairy crabs. Both of the Poon Chois are available from 28 January until 7 February.
Sexy Crab, Shop 401A, 4F, K11 Musea, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, p. 6655 7629
9. Little Bao
To celebrate the Year of the Tiger, Little Bao’s May Chow has come up with her own recipes for two savoury Chinese New Year cakes. Firstly, there’s the Beetroot Turnip Cake, which comes in the colour red which represents joy and fortune. Taking a more health-conscious approach, this cake is made with premier ingredients such as the locally famous Sam Hing Lung rose wine sausages, Japanese dried scallop, Thai dried shrimp, organic sunflower oil, agave nectar, and more. The second Chinese New Year offering is the Taro Cake, which is made with purple sweet potato from Okinawa, taro from Guangzhou, and other ingredients. In addition to being free from additives and preservatives, each cake is freshly handmade to order, and packaged in environmentally friendly boxes designed by local artist Armechan, making these delicacies perfect for gifting this festive season.
Tempted? Order the cakes from Little Bao online for pick-up between 18 and 30 January.
Little Bao has locations in Soho and Causeway Bay.
10. PIIN Wine Restaurant
The Michelin-recommended PIIN Wine Restaurant has recently welcomed a new chef de cuisine, Jimmy Wong. Blending contemporary French technique with the Chinese flair, Chef Jimmy and his team are launching two Lunar New Year-inspired dishes, which will be available from 27 January to 10 February. They are the Silkie Chicken Supreme Broth – a chicken consommé slow-cooked and boiled for 48 hours, then served with mushroom, bamboo fungus, and shredded Chinese ham; and the Golden Oyster Beurre Blanc, which features a slow-cooked and pan-fried local fresh oyster, dressed with a Beurre Blanc sauce and garnished with chopped Chinese sausage crumbles.
PIIN Wine Restaurant, 2/F, The Steps, H Code, 45 Pottinger Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2832 7123