Com Banh Mi
When: Grand Opening Dec 9 6-10pm
Where: 28 Tai Wong St East, Wan Chai
What? Hong Kong is falling head over heels for Vietnamese cuisine, this December, with restaurants popping up like daisies across our urban metropolis. It’s Com Banh Mi though, that we have firmly cemented on our radar, with its grand opening taking place this week. There’ll be showcasing their selection of non-traditional Vietnamese street food, for an evening that’s expected to be as fresh and wild as the food you’ll be tasting.
One of Com Banh Mi specials, photo by Com Banh Mi
Visit facebook.com/ComBanhMi for more details.
When: Opened on 28 Nov
Where: 45 Gough Street, Central
What? Fusing old Hong Kong with the classic Italian dessert, Oddies is the artisanal ice cream parlour, combining egg waffles and unusual ice cream flavours. Opening up their new store in Central this winter season, we’re expecting even more insta-fans to be posting their pictures of the perfectly photogenic desserts from the ice cream brand. From salted caramel to peanut butter, cake crumbs and berry coulis, central-dweller’s you’re in for a treat.
Oddies Ice Cream, photo by Oddies
Visit facebook.com/oddiesfoodies for more details.
KOKO by Kee Club
When: Opening on Dec 10
Where: 5/F, 77 Wyndham St, Central
What? The Japanese daughter of Kee, the private member’s club and self-branded social hub of the city, KOKO is a contemporary Izakaya in the heart of Central. Overlooking the colonial police station, KOKO is the laid-back drinking establishment that promises modern Japanese food in an infomal environment. One that makes for the perfect urban oasis with its spacious roof terrace and zen design.
KOKO by Kee Club, photo by KOKO
Visit facebook.com/kokodining for more details.
Something Old II PMQ
When: Nov 22 – Dec 11, 1-7pm
Where: PMQ, Aberdeen Street
What? As Hong Kong pours money into renewal rather than redevelopment, renovation rather than destruction, old is trumping new. And the city’s love of all things vintage is beautifully epitomized in the PMQ’s latest pop-up ‘Something Old II,’ where visitors can take a journey back in time to the whimsical world of the past. Guests can take part in eclectic workshops or simply enjoy the wonderful three-week-long market experience. Finding everything from cameras to jewellery and clothes, it’s possible to get an old-school barber cut or create your very own vintage watch, so go down and check it out if you haven’t already.
Christmas at PMQ Hong Kong, photo by PMQHK
Visit pmq.org.hk for more details.
When: Dec 10-13
Where: Site Specific Locations
What? After it’s success in London and New York, the groundbreaking and highly anticipated Secret Theatre has arrived in Hong Kong to bring drama outside the theatre. Growing increasingly popular in recent years, the London-born company, founded by Crawford and Burke, has successfully incorporated audience and production inextricably providing untitled theatre at unknown locations around Hong Kong. Guests are invited to book tickets first in order to receive a secret address, instructions and password for the event, creating a theatrical adventure for the thrill-seeking show-lovers among us. Running every Thu-Sun until December 13, don’t miss out on one of their innovative performances.
Photo by Secret Studio Lab
Visit Eventbrite for more details.
Hullet House Christmas Market
When: Dec 11- Dec 13
Where: Hullet House, 1881 Heritage, 2A Canton Rd, TST
What? It might still be warm in Hong Kong but the fourth annual Hullet House Christmas Market is sure to get you in the festive mood this coming weekend. Show-casing a far-reaching display of handmade accessories, fine fashion and festive food and drink, Hullet House will be providing all the festive cheer you’ll need to get you in the spirit for Christmas. So whether you’re after beautiful Christmas ornaments for your tree, gifts for friends and family, or simply an occasion to enjoy live music and be merry, Hullet House is the place to be.
Hullett House Christmas Market 2015, photo by Hullett House
Visit www.facebook.com/HullettHouse1881 for more details.
Emma Russell | Editor