Looking for lunch ideas? Te Quiero Mucho has launched a ‘grab-and-go’ menu for Hong Kong’s time-starved workers. The Mexican restaurant is located on the ground floor of new hotel Mojo Nomad Central at 274 Queen’s Road Central. Lunchtime munchers can snap up a main, side and fruit-infused water for $90.
Pictured is the traditional Tumbada Rice, meaning ‘tumbled up rice, which is made with rice, shrimp and a poached egg, spiced and finished with a squeeze of fresh lime. Further items include Barbecue Chicken with a creamy carrot and banana puree; the Mexican Sandwich stuffed with a ‘beef salpicon’ (or ‘jumbled beef’) which in this instance includes beef brisket with slow-cooked inion, tomato and jalapeños and a spicy chipotle mayonnaise. For plant-based clientele, there’s a spaghetti with bell pepper sauce.
Tasty sides include soup of the day, carrot and banana puree and Tijuana Caesar salad and if you’re still hungry, you can polish things off with Churros con Cajeta, a type of dulce de leche made from caramelised goat’s milk for an additional $30. Te Quiero Mucho
Mirage at Renaissance Harbour View is serving up a choc-tastic tea this autumn. Star of the tea table is Ruby chocolate containing pink cocoa beans and a new launch in Hong Kong.
Pastry chef Roger Fok has cleverly crafted the limited edition naturally pink-hued chocolate into ruby mille feuilles – creamy vanilla custard encased in caramelised puff pastry with a touch of the ‘berrylicious’ Ruby chocolate.
Further tea-stand treats include pine nut chocolates made of Ghana milk chocolate and pine nut praline; baked apple tart with rum raisin and cinnamon-flavoured apple filling; matcha profiteroles with smooth matcha and raspberry creme stuffed inside crispy green tea puffs; lemon bonbons with milk chocolate ganache; and Renaissance cheesecake. And of course not forgetting the obligatory freshly baked scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam.
Savoury bites include pan-fried scallop, duck liver pate puffs, smoked salmon Maki, and truffle and ham toasties.
The Autumn Afternoon Tea is available in the Upper Lobby, Renaissance Harbour View, 1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, 3-5.30pm until Nov 30, $188/per person Monday-Friday, or $208/person on weekends and public holidays. Hang Seng Bank credit card holders can enjoy up to 50% discount. Bookings through firstname.lastname@example.org.