“Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone- we find it with another“ said Thomas Merton. We at HKYantoYan say that Romeo had to woo his Lady Luck and we are help to help you! You possibly cannot miss Cupid’s arrows flying all around and the aura of love in the air. With Valentines Day around the corner, we have amalgamated some of the best Valentines Day dinner in Hong Kong that could possibly help you finalize your special plans with that even more special someone:
Immersed in the joy of love and all the festivity in town, Galley Café & Dining is ready to delight with an unforgettable dinner. Surrounded in a landmark bygone setting with the most delicate Victorian décor and ambiance, you and your loved ones are bound to relish an incredible cuisine with cupid alongside shooting love and arrows.
Known to harness the best cuisine from around the world, we recommend this for its 4-course dinner this Valentine’s. Their set dinner is priced at HK$488 per person + 10% service charge and kicks off with a cream of mushroom soup along with a sharing appetizer of garlic jumbo shrimp on toasted focaccia with olive oil and green pesto accompanied with a Tomato Gazpacho shot. Couples will also enjoy a Quinoa salad mixed with cashew nuts and avocado in lime dressing, just enough to keep the nutrients flowing. Catering for a variety of tastes, guests can choose from seafood, meat or pasta as their main course, so you know you are guaranteed a good time.
Finally, Valentine’s Day is never sweet enough without a caramel flan topped with a sweet cream sprinkled with toasted nuts and accompanied with a shot of layered dark chocolate mousse with Dulce de leche at the heart. End the night with a few moments at their alfresco area and you may even enjoy the breathtaking view of 1881 Heritage and beyond!
Galley Café & Dining | Unit 208, L2, 1881 Heritage, 2A Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, Tel: +852 2604 1881
While you’ve been busy preparing for the year of the snake’s arrival, the chefs from SPICE restaurant were cooking up some Valentine’s Day concoctions, guaranteed to spice up what you have (or don’t have…yet) with that ‘special’ someone. *Wink!* Available this February 10 to 14, the love menu will be serving a cold appetizer of Salmon with Spring Onions, Shallot, Chilli and some Lime Sauce while the hot appetizer gives you two items to choose from—a ‘Vegetable Bag’ delicately placed on top of that tangy, sweet mango sauce or the Chettinad Fish Tikka which leaves you craving for more. The main course features five flavour-packed dishes, rich textures and mouthwatering spices. They are the Steamed King Prawns with Asparagus and Bamboo Fungus and Spicy Sauce, the mouthwatering crunch from your favourite Soft Shall Crabs, cooked in a rich Egg Cream Curry and the Thai Red Curry Chicken. In addition to the list are the Mud Pot Cooked Lamb and the Chicken Taka Tak And we hope we won’t break your heart by saying telling you to choose one only. A lot like that one true love, eh? You get to order rice or some Indian bread on the side. We will also be serving a complimentary glass of Prosecco for each person. To wrap things up sweetly, you can enjoy a Mango Sticky Rice or Gajar Halwa all for the price of $288 per person, with a service charge of 10 percent.
Spice | 2/F, No.1 Knutsford Terrace, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Tel: + 852 2191 9880/2191 9886
In Tsim Sha Tsui East, lovers looking for a nice place to dine and chill will find Namo serving Avant Thai cuisine. Kick off Lovers in Siam ($988/couple) with a giant Atlantic octopus chargrilled to tender perfection in a light lemongrass and coconut foam followed by pan-roasted foie gras crackers and freshly shucked oysters. Take your pick between the Iberico ‘Hang Lay’ pork ribs in a mild Northern Thai curry served with coconut rice and black cod roasted in passion fruit and lemongrass chili jam before ending on a sweet note with sips of rose Prosecco and a divine strawberry and coconut cassata. Is your mouth watering yet?
Namo Restaurant | G18, Empire Centre, 68 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong, Tel: 2739 1133
Valentine’s Day in Mexico is not just about celebrating love, it is also a day to show appreciation for your friends. At Brickhouse, they value friends and love the idea of developing relations so they are welcoming you with your lover, mother, sister or pet dog!
On top of an a la carte menu, you can start with Chilled Oysters served with minced pickled onion, chimichurri and lime to commemorate history’s most famous lover, Casanova. He was said to consume 50 oysters for breakfast daily!
What excites us the most is that they have crafted their very own Pocion de Fuego, which translates to ‘potion of fire’! This potion is made with a secret combination of blanco, reposado and anejo tequila with the added balance of grapefruit, pineapple, spiced syrup infused with cinnamon and anise. This is topped off with a flaming passion fruit!Dont forget to get your portrait done by artist, Danny Kostianos (aka Danny The G(r)eek) to immortalize your Valentine!
For all our Vegetarian friends, if you have missed our review on Brickhouse’s Green Monday menu, you can read it here.
Brickhouse – G/F, 20A D’Aguilar St., Central, Hong Kong
Stone Nullah Tavern
On Love’s biggest night of the year, when restaurants offer set menus for two and create an evening almost exclusively for couples, Stone Nullah Tavern provide a Valentine’s night of a different type. On February 14, Stone Nullah Tavern goes old-skool by firing cupids arrows into a dining room for single ladies and men with a secret valentine postal service.
Stone Nullah Tavern turns back the clock and encourages good ole’fashioned romance by inviting single people to make connections by the written hand. Post boxes, notelets and envelopes are placed at each numbered table for diners to write anonymous messages to other diners in the restaurant. Going back to basics, before the digital age, each note is delivered by a server and accompanied by a signature “through the heart” shot! In addition, ladies drink for free all night when dining in the restaurant, while at the bar, a DJ puts bar flies in the mood to groove, with Motown and soul tunes.
Stone Nullah Tavern |G/F, 69 Stone Nullah Lane, Wanchai, Hong Kong, Tel: +852 31820128
This place spices up Valentines Day by saying ” We can’t promise to give you love, but what we can promise is to give you crabs”. With a sensual and special 5- course crab menu, (HK $800 per person), you agree this is a different way to celebrate the occassion. It includes a glass of house red or white wine and begins with a mouth watering Smoked Crab Laksa or the two of you can share Crab Claws or Crab Cakes! Besides all these ‘crabby dishes’ you can also opt for Crispy Pork and Watermelon Salad or the Bacon and Clams.
Fatty Crab | 11-13 Old Bailey Street, Central District, Hong Kong, Tel: +852 2521 2033
Well then, Happy Valentines Day!