BREAD & BEAST UPDATES ICONIC HONG KONG DISHES TO CELEBRATE THE YEAR OF THE DOG
Trendy Wan Chai eatery, Bread & Beast is offering catered family feasts to satisfy modern appetites this CNY. The restaurant, best known for their innovative sandwiches and honest home cooking, are now interpreting traditional Cantonese flavors into CNY fare and gifts that will please all generations. With set-menu and a la carte options, those unable to bring home a significant other that will impress their mom, dad, kungkung, popo, aunties and uncles will at least be able to impress them with Bread & Beast’s revitalized offerings.
For group dining, the restaurant offers the Fortune Beast (6-8pax, HK$1888) and Prosperous Beast (15-18pax, HK$3688). Each set menu stars the Poon Choi, an iconic Hong Kong CNY mainstay that promotes equality and sharing around the family table. Bread & Beast’s take on this Big Bowl Feast features mouth-watering options such as: Bacon-Wrapped Scallops, Pawns with Thai Basil, Garlic and Chili, Souse Vide Pork Belly with Thyme and Garlic, House-Smoked Oysters with Earl Grey, Sake and Bonito Braised Abalone, Guinness Beef Students, Drunken Chicken with Goji Berries, and White Wine Steamed Snow Crab Legs. Starts for the feasts include: Sichuan Beef Tartare, Plum Wine Chicken Roulade, Aged Vinegar Beetroot Pickles, and Fu-Yue Lotus Root Chips. Additionally, the sets include desserts such as a Black and White Sesame Osmanthus Mochi and Chrysanthemum Goji Berry Panna Cotta.
The a la carte offerings include dishes such as the Drunken Rooster Foie Gras Claypot Rice (HK$248), inspired by a recent staff meal that went viral on Instagram. The Claypot features chicken and foie gras marinated in Chinese Fa Tiu Wine mixed with Bomba rice, creating a magical aromatic moment when the lid is opened. The dish nearly makes it criminal for drooling at the dinner table not to be acceptable practice. The a la carte offerings also include a Suckling Pig with Wa Mui Rhubarb Chutney (HK$1,288), Lap Churng Potato Gratin (HK$188), Hainan Chicken Sliders (4/HK$108), and a Kimchi Portobello Slides (4/HK$108).
Bread & Beast is also giving merry-makers a chance to stand out with unique gifting options including: Anchovy X.O. Sauce (HK$128), Bread & Beast x Hiiro Seed Limited Edition CNY Double Hop IPA: DogFather (HK$88), and Home-made Kumquat-Cello (HK$188).
Bread & Beast continues to prove that tradition and progress can cohabitate even if moms say unmarried couples can’t.