From a brand new Italian bakery to a seasonal menu at a Michelin-star restaurant, this is where to eat in Hong Kong in August 2021.
The new izakaya-style gastropub, Musubi Hiro, is the brainchild of Arturo Sims, who trained in France and pays homage to the Japanese Tokusatsu, who highlights his memories of his childhood in Chile. Located at the intersection of Cochrane Street, Gage Street and Lyndhurst Terrace, the place adorned with posters and holographic stickers serves reimagined snacks, vegan and vegetarian dishes and loads of sake, cocktails and (of course) craft beer on tap To say: Must-try dishes are the signature musubi creations, including everything from a classic (marinated spam between koshihikari rice wrapped in nori) to a roasted eel, a sea urchin option, and a fatty wagyu and black Truffle pairing.
Musubi Hiro, 37 Cochrane Street, Central, +852 5597 6911
Pane e latte
Cream-filled Italian donuts are just one of the many traditional oven-baked goodies on offer at Stanley’s Southside Panetteria and Gelateria Pane e Latte. Try everything from breakfast dishes to aperitivo in this Italian bakery-café concept – treats include tiramisu papillote, chocolate eclairs, and mango tarts.
Pane e latte, 25 Stanley Market Road, Stanley; +852 2337 7221
Under the direction of head chef Shun Sato, CENSU (a game with the Japanese word for folding fan) promises first-class dishes made from fresh ingredients flown in from Japan. The restaurant embodies the Wabi-Sabi philosophy and the appreciation of imperfection and simplicity. Inspired by Chef Sun’s grandmother’s house in Sendai, handcrafted ceramics and natural wood add to a feeling of warmth and nostalgia, inviting you to indulge in gourmet dishes while feeling at home.
ZENSU, 28-30 Gough Street, Central; +852 2997 7009
Conrad Hong Kong x Venchi
Venchi’s long history of chocolate making – beginning in 1878 – makes it an authority on the art form. Visit Conrad Hong Kong’s lobby lounge this summer to pamper yourself with velvety ice cream, masterful sweet and savory delicacies and gourmet chocolate – perfectly made with the exquisite technique of the Italian chocolatier. One of the highlights is the Bonet alla piemontese, which comes from the north-western Italian wine region Langhe and is made from Venchi’s 56 percent dark chocolate.
Conrad Hong Kong lobby lounge, Lobby Level, 88 Queensway, Admiralty; +852 2822 8891
The Michelin-starred Spring Moon wok-fried Blue Angel shrimp with shallots and spring onions and the Japanese turban bowl with red vinasse, chanterelles and purple yams are just two of the imaginative culinary creations in the Cantonese gourmet restaurant The Peninsula Hong Kong are available restaurant this summer.
Spring moon, 1 / F, Hong Kong Peninsula, Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui; +852 2696 6760
Uma Nota pays homage to São Paulo’s street snacking culture and gives South American classics their unique Japanese twist. The street brunch starts with starters and street snacks and then moves on to special main dishes, including coxinhas de frango fried chicken and okra dumplings, an original bun creation with banana, sour cream and crab, and a fraldinha flank steak marinated in soy lime with farofa from Banana and bacon.
Uma nota, 38 Peel Street, Central; +852 2889 7576
The new curry-focused lunch menu at Rosewood Hong Kong’s CHAAT features six regional Indian dishes, each steeped in flavor and history. The feast begins with a selection of starters, including Raj Kachori and baked jackfruit samosas, followed by six main curries, including a Mughal-inspired cashmere lamb Rogan Josh and a Malabar lamb Aadu Korma – a favorite of the Mappilas, the oldest sedentary natives Muslim community in South Asia.
CHAAT, 5 / F, Rosewood Hong Kong, Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui; +852 5239 9220
Imagine the food in one of the picturesque coastal regions of Italy in the summer and you think of long, lazy days by the blue sea and an abundance of living seafood, vegetables and fruits to feast on. Eating seasonally is an Italian rite – and chef Luca Marinelli at Osteria Marzia at The Fleming has created four summer specials with maritime themes to honor this tradition. The Tartare di Mazzancolle and the Tonnarelli ai Gamberi Rossi each highlight different types and preparations of Italian prawns; the zucchine trombetta lights up a zucchini harvest; and the sgombro is a tender Saba balanced with Tropea onions, buffalo ricotta and fig.
Osteria Marzia, G / F, The Fleming, 41 Fleming Road Wan Chai; +852 3607 2253