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Colourful Thai dishes in Hong Kong

Posted on July 3, 2020 by admin

With us foodies all “stuck” here for the Summer, many of us have been venturing out into the islands and enjoying some of the outstanding beaches Hong Kong has to offer. Many of them comparable to the beaches you find in Thailand, some would say. What a better way to end a day at a Thai-esque beach than with a delicious Thai dinner coupled with a few Thai beers to cool off. So whether you want to venture out for a posh Thai dinner or get in a delivery, here is the Dishtag guide to the most colourful Thai dishes in Hong Kong.

Sip Song
Soft Shell Crab Masaman Curry. Photography Credits: Maximal Concepts

Down at Sip Song in the Pulse you will not only find colourful food and drinks, but also colourful plates and brightly coloured tables and chairs! So what a better way to start our list of the most colourful Thai dishes in Hong Kong than down at the beach. In the most colourful restaurant of them all. Lots of options on the menu for a feast with friends at the beach including specials and the must try roti pancake. Fresh veggie options include the wonderful Stir-Fried Water Spinach alongside the classics Sip Song Pad Thai and Tom Yum Soup. The team at Maximal really nailed the colourful Thai concept here and its popularity is a testament to that.

If you are planning to head there to sample these delicious and colourful dishes, make sure to quote “Dishtag” to your server to receive a complementary Soft Shell Crab Massaman Curry* pictured above!

*T&Cs: Applicable to tables of minimum 4 guests, Monday – Wednesday dine-in dinner throughout July 2020 only. Limited to one portion per booking. Quote ‘Dishtag’ to your server to redeem the offer. 

Aaharn

Panaeng Curry of Beef with Thai Basil and Shallots. Photography Credits: Aaharn
A colourful dinner with a view: with the growing popularity of Tai Kwun post the re-opening and the buzzing “piazza” atmosphere focussed around The Armoury, Thai spot Aharn above seems to be grabbing the attention of Hong Kongers.  With a long terrace overlooking the cultural courtyard and with views of the famous HK skyline, the setting already has your colour senses sizzling. We love the stunning red of this Panaeng Beef Curry, and appreciate the food styling with the Aharn photographer pairing with the yellow flowers for extra colour and the round edge of the table to create beautiful shape of the photo! Top work, and imagine the dish tastes as good as it looks.

Apinara

Apinara Thai Dishtag
Tom Yun Kung Soup: Photography Credits: Apinara
For those looking for a colourful Thai delivery option post beach or want to cool down in the AC comfort of Pacific Place, check out the Apinara visual menu which includes dishes from their lunch and delivery menus. The Tom Yum Kung soup boasts these big bright red prawns, and the Pineapple Rice with seafood and pork floss is big, bold, bright and yellow. Just like the Mango Sticky Rice.

Samsen
Samsen restaurant Dishtag
Stir Fried Flat Noodles with Chicken: Photography Credits: Samsen
After a day out enjoying the Thai looking waters on a boat, what better way to end than coming back to the back streets of Sheung Wan and enjoying a delicious Thai meal in the hip atmosphere down at Samsen. This shot of the the stir fried flat noddles with chicken is one of our faves. Great use of props! And nice use of Chinese kale by the incredible chef team down there who seem to really be taking advantage of the larger kitchen than their other venue on Stone Nullah Lane. Grilled chicken satay is also one of the vibrant colourful “must tries” on our list.

Chachawan
Mango Sticky Rice. Photography Credits: Dishtag
“Sticking” around Sheung Wan, we end our list of colourful Thai dining delights with the only way to end any Thai meal: with a sticky mango rice! Hello! This shot of this wonderfully colourful dessert is taken from a shoot we did now a couple of years ago with the legendary chef down at Chachawan. A restaurant that is now a staple in the Hong Kong dining scene. One to go back to if you haven’t been back for a while. And if you haven’t yet tried, well, you should check it out!

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