Turkey – again?? If you’re not feeling like another traditional bird-and-all-the-trimmings smorgasbord so soon after Thanksgiving, try one of these healthy Christmas lunch options in Hong Kong instead.
This health-conscious kitchen at the Rosewood specialises in sustainable seafood and top-quality local produce. Over Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, they’re doing a special festive offering, featuring pescatarian dishes and signature gastronomic delights. Relax with some of their sustainable cocktails, biodynamic wines, or go for a mocktail if you’re doing a dry December.
Ma…And The Seeds of Life
Helmed by raw vegan chef Tina Barrat, this new harm-free fine dining restaurant in Soho breathes fresh life into Hong Kong’s vegan scene, with a surprisingly satisfying set menu over the holidays. Think apple crunch “faux-gras” served in a red wine reduction, dairy-free cheese boards, King oyster scallop with truffled cauliflower mash and champagne foam, and a dark chocolate log with orange cream and ganache frosting. It’s enough to convert anyone to raw veganism!
Looking for a proper traditional pub roast? The Globe is one of the city’s best spots, with plenty of options for veggies and vegans, plus a staggering selection of beers on tap to keep you feeling very merry indeed! This Christmas, in addition to the standard classic fare, they’re also serving up a meat-free option of artichoke and hazelnut roast option with roasted potatoes, braised red cabbage, and chestnut stuffing, as well as roasted celeriac soup with parsnip crisps and candied walnuts. For pudding, try their vegan Drunk Plum Crumble for some serious holiday indulgence.
We love a good Christmas buffet, but we’re not so big on the inevitable bloat that comes afterwards! Skip the stodge this year with a lighter buffet, like Japanese restaurant FUMI. Their festive holiday buffet serves up all you can eat sushi rolls, sashimi, grilled meats and sweet corn, Hokkaido king crab legs, smoked duck breast, plus a choice of main, like grilled miso cod or eel with sweet soy sauce. Go for gold with the additional free flow option ($228), which includes wine, prosecco, and sake.
Vegan-friendly and full of healthy fats, we love a little Mediterranean fare! Middle Eastern restaurant BEDU is doing a special Christmas Day menu. It’s packed with yummy vegan choices like crispy fried cauliflower, citrusy grapefruit tabouli, and their signature baba ganoush, a smoky roasted eggplant dip that’s perfect for cold weather. They’re also doing a lightly smoked kingfish served with homemade Turkish pancakes, pickles and a bed of sweet yoghurt, for all the pescatarians in the house.