Bite Size Deals: Chinese New Year 2013 Edition
Where to celebrate the Year of the Snake in Hong Kong
On Monday, 11 February 2013 at 8pm, the skies above Victoria Harbour will be lit with the biggest fireworks display of the year in celebration of the Lunar New Year.
Make sure you start off the Year of the Snake with a fantastic meal and great view of the spectacle with one of our top recommended Chinese New Year fireworks feasts.
Yan Toh Heen at the InterContinental Hong Kong
Served on 11 February, enjoy an award-winning eight-course Cantonese set dinner at Yan Toh Heen for HK$1,818 per adult and HK$1,018 per child. The menu includes golden lobster with spicy salt and barbecued suckling pig, double-boiled sea cucumber with fish maw, braised abalone with oyster jus, wok-fried Wagyu beef with macadamia nuts and asparagus, and much more.
Crispy lobster and suckling pig will whet your appetite for the feast to come.
Yan Toh Heen, InterContinental Hong Kong, 18 Salisbury Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 2313 2323, www.hongkong-ic.intercontinental.com
Spring Moon at The Peninsula Hong Kong
Enjoy an eight-course Chinese New Year feast priced at HK$1,388 at Spring Moon, which has long been renowned for its excellent seasonal Cantonese specialties. The restaurant is located on the first floor, but all restaurant patrons at The Peninsula on 11 February will get exclusive access to view the fireworks from The Sun Terrace on the seventh floor, along with a complimentary glass of Champagne.
Abalone and sea cucumber are staples in any Chinese feast.
Spring Moon, 1/F, The Peninsula Hong Kong, 19-21 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 2696 6760, www.peninsula.com
Tin Lung Heen at the Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong
From 10 to 24 February 2013, Chef Paul Lau at Tin Lung Heen has prepared a six-course lunch (HK$688) and eight-course (HK$1,688) dinner menu to celebrate the Year of the Snake. Dishes include a barbecued Iberian pork, double boiled chicken soup with fish maw in a baby coconut, and steamed crab claw with egg white and hua diao wine.
Sink your teeth into this succulent crab claw.
Tin Lung Heen, 102/F, The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong, International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road West, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 2263 2270, www.ritzcarlton.com
One Harbour Road at Grand Hyatt Hong Kong
Executive Chinese Chef Li Shu Tim has created a festive menu of Chinese New Year delicacies complete with special names to ring in the Year of the Snake. Or opt for the set menu priced at HK$938 per person, including a wok-baked Boston lobster with fresh lily bulbs and wolfberry seeds, pan-fried scallops with pea shoots and "Tian-Jin" cabbage and work-fried sliced pigeon with lotus roots in XO sauce.
Expect nothing but the best at One Harbour Road.
One Harbour Road, 7-8/F, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, +852 2584 7722, www.hongkong.grand.hyattrestaurants.com
Shang Palace at Kowloon Shangri-la
Opt for a traditional Chinese feast at the Kowloon Shangri-la with a range of lucky dim sum, Lo Hei Yusheng and other Lunar New Year specialties centred around the blessings of health, prosperity and happiness. The 10-course "Fortune" dinner menu on the fireworks evening is priced at HK$8,888 or HK$10,888 per table of 12.
Enjoy the newly renovated red and gold decor at Shang Palace.
Shang Palace, Kowloon Shangri-la, 64 Mody Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 2733 8754, www.shangri-la.com