Kids Eat Hong Kong: Eating out with kids this August!

Accidental Tai-Tai Kids Eat Hong Kong

Image courtesy of Jinjuu

It’s a bit hot, eh?

If, like us, you’re too busy coming up with inventive new ways to avoid heatstroke (ice block in hat, mall-based Pokémon hunting, or the ultimate in arctic activities – a visit to the UK) to cook, then here’s three eateries offering a warm welcome – and cold aircon – for families this August.

Potato Head
(Kids’ menu, highchairs, baby changing)

Potato Head Hong Kong Kids Menu

Image courtesy of Potato Head Hong Kong

Speaking of hot; new openings don’t get much hotter than Sai Ying Pun’s Potato Head. Brought to you by the people behind the famous Balinese beach club of the same name, to say this 8000 square foot behemoth – including a restaurant, coffee shop and bar, retail space and even a hidden vinyl listening room – has been generating a bit of a buzz would be like saying Pokémon Go is a bit addictive, i.e. understatement of the year.

To add to their all-round cool vibe, Potato Head have just launched a really interesting kids’ menu, which steers well clear of the usual suspects in favour of offering small people proper Indonesian dishes like Nasi Goreng, Soto Ayam and Satay, While the spice may be turned down a notch, the authenticity of the dishes definitely isn’t, so if you’re keen to expose your kids to new flavours then this is a great place to start.

With bags of pushchair parking, comfy sofas to lounge on and loads of themed activities scheduled (including two very cute kids’ floral workshops coming up on 6th and 7th August), this is your new Westside family hangout.

G/F, 100 Third Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong; +852 2858 3036
www.ptthead.com

Jinjuu
(Kids’ menu, highchairs)

Jinjuu Kids Menu Hong Kong

Image courtesy of Jinjuu

Offering modern Korean fare, this Lan Kwai Fong resto is large, airy, and ideal if you’re in Central with the kiddos. Jinjuu’s brand new kids’ menu is being rolled out at family-friendly times of the day (basically early evenings) and offers old faves with a Korean twist, including beef tacos, kimchi fried rice, fish goujons and chicken lollies (pictured).

Prices for the kids’ dishes are already pretty decent at around $100-$120, but if you book from now until the end of this month, you’ll get 50% off the young ‘uns’ meals – leaving you free to order up a second round of Sesame Street cocktails. This ridiculously yum-sounding, 100%-not-kid-friendly drink blends sesame bourbon and maple with plum bitters and comes dished up with bacon nibbles on the side. Oink!

Kids’ menu available weekdays from 3-6pm, Saturdays from 4-7pm and Sundays from 4pm-late. 50% deal runs until 31st August 2016.

UG/F, 32 D’Aguilar Street, Central, Hong Kong; +852 3755 4868
www.jinjuu.com/hk 

The Fat Pig
(Kids’ menu, highchairs, baby changing)

The Fat Pig Kids Menu

Image courtesy of The Fat Pig

And linking very neatly to the topic of bacon (smooth segue there, if I say so myself) … if your kid’s favourite nursery rhyme is “This Little Piggy Went To Market”, they love reading “The Three Little Pigs” and your phone is full of Peppa Pig downloads, then Tom Aitkens’ Times Square outpost may well be the answer to their (and your) porky prayers.

As the name suggests, this place is all about pork, with a nose-to-(curly)-tail menu that includes trotters, ears and all sorts of other piggy parts. There’s also a less daring kids’ menu that features barbecued pork rice (pictured), sausages and mash and even a couple of chicken and fish options too – although to be honest, I’m not sure why you’d bother with those in what is essentially a shrine to all things porcine.

The space here is very kid-friendly, with a large outdoor terrace for the cooler weather, and the mall location means you’re never far from a baby change if you need one. Pig out!

11/F, Times Square, 1 Matheson Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong; +852 2577 3444
www.thefatpig.hk

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2 thoughts on “Kids Eat Hong Kong: Eating out with kids this August!

  1. Hey Kate – hope your summer’s going well! I’ve really enjoyed reading your latest restaurant reviews. Though my two are past the kids’ menu age, a good friend just had a baby so I’ve been trying to think of places where we can meet up. Thanks for the recommendations!

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    • Hi Jennifer – lovely to hear from you!

      So glad you’re finding it helpful! To be honest writing these is a good excuse to research new places as we always tend to stick to the same old spots. This is a nudge to get out and about a bit more!

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