No one eats bacon to be healthy. Most of us eat it as a treat or at most once or twice a week. The same can be said about burgers, ribs, sausages and steak – all dishes we know we shouldn’t be eating everyday. In fact, an occasional steak can even be good for you as it contains iron, zinc, protein and vitamin B12.
The key to a healthy and happy life is finding the right balance and while it might not be easy at times, there’s no point in cutting out all the good stuff. Ahead, here is a list of the best meaty dishes in Hong Kong to prove exactly why you should continue treating yourself to some red meat.
Posto Pubblico’s pancetta bacon
Add: Posto Pubblico, 28 Elgin Street, Central, Hong Kong
Contact: 00852 2577 7160
Motorino’s prosciutto di Parma pizza
Add: Motorino, 14 Shelley Street, Central, Hong Kong
Contact: 00852 2801 6881
Blue Butcher’s burger
Add: Blue Butcher, 108 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Contact: 00852 2613 9286
Little Bao’s lap cheong
Add: Little Bao, G/F, 66 Staunton Street, Central, Hong Kong
Contact: 00852 2194 0202
The Optimist’s steak
Wan Chai newbie, The Optimist, has been taking over our Instagram feeds with snaps of their delicious, mouthwatering Txuleta steak (read: rib eye from the Galicia region of Spain). It’s aged for 45 days and served with a variety of delicious salts.
Add: The Optimist, G/F, 239 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Contact: 00852 2433 3324
Aberdeen Street Social’s ham & cheese
Abandoning processed meat would mean abandoning a staple such as the classic ham and cheese toastie – and that would be such a shame, especially when Aberdeen Street Social’s version is topped with a perfect 63 degrees egg.
Add: Aberdeen Street Social, 35 Aberdeen Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Contact: 00852 2866 0300
The Pawn’s sausages
Can you really go about your week without a full English breakfast? The Pawn’s made-to-order breakfast at brunch features homemade sausages, black pudding, bacon, fried egg, baked beans, grilled tomato and mushrooms – one word: delicious.
Add: The Pawn, 62 Johnston Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Contact: 00852 2866 3444
Add: Carbone, 9/F, 33 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong
Contact: 00852 2593 2593
Mott 32’s BBQ pork
Add: Mott 32, B/F, Standard Chartered Bank Building, 4-4A Des Voeux Road, Central, Hong Kong
Contact: 00852 2885 8688
Slow-cooked so they fall off the bone as soon as you bite into them, Catalunya’s pork ribs are glazed with quince reduction and we won’t be surprised if you can finish the whole thing yourself – they’re that good.
Add: Catalunya, Guardian House, 32 Oi Kwan Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Contact: 00852 2866 7900