Updated: May 14, 2019
February is tValentines Day Hong Kong Ideas to Spend with Loved OnesValentines Day Hong Kong Ideas to Spend with Loved Ones Want to add a caption to this image? Click the Settings icon. he month of love because we all know when we are close to approaching it, loved ones start planning their Valentine's Day, with red hearts as its theme, the one that obviously revolves around honoring Saint Valentinus.
Wait what? honoring Saint Valentinus? Who on earth is that? Well as it turns out, there have been multiple Saint Valentinussus (Valentinusi? Valentinuses?) all with their own stories linked to February 14. But in the 14th century, Valentine's Day first became associated with romantic love through the help of a guy called Geoffrey Chaucer (who you of course know as the Father of English literature).
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Enough history class for today! Valentine's Day gets associated by many with love, cheesy and sweet moments and plundering your life savings to make it all possible. In movies we often see people going all out, moving mountains to surprise their loved ones and the Valentine stories we remember from our friends often include expensive gifts and dinners.
Valentine’s Day is a day on which you are to show exactly how much you care about each other. Although spending money can help you go the extra mile and if you are willing, money should never be a deal breaker when it comes to romance. But what if we tell you that most partners (or soon to be partners) don’t expect you to copy the grand celebrations you see in movies?
Here are some tips and ideas on how to spend Valentine's Day in Hong Kong without withdrawing a lump sum of cash or credit.
1. Home Cooking
It is said that the fastest way to anyone's heart is through their stomach and what better way to spend Valentine's Day is to cook a lovely meal surrounded by a lovely and romantic candle lit atmosphere in your home.
Any Tom, Dick and Harry can get behind a gas stove and prepare a meal for themselves but check out this romantic menu + recipe we think will be the perfect meal a couple would have.
Strawberry Almond Salad with Basil Balsamic Vinaigrette Click here to get the Recipe
No one can say no to strawberries. Little heart shape strawberries with delicious balsamic vinaigrette can never go wrong.
Pepper Crusted Beef Tenderloin with Chocolate Port Sauce
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Vegetarian: Portobello Steaks Avocado Chimichurri
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Since it is Valentine's Day, you can never go wrong with chocolate. Special kind of savory steak dish that will impress anybody.
Prosecco Soaked Dark Chocolate Covered Strawberries
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End the meal with a delicious dessert which is not difficult to make. How hard can it be when you think about dipping strawberries into chocolate.
How can we forget about drinks when eating a delicious meal. We are not just talking a regular cocktail or beer / cider / soft drink you can grab.
Instead we are offering you the opportunity to try out 2 of our very own homemade cocktail (alcoholic) & / or mocktail (non-alcoholic) called "Lets Kiss" & "Lets Easy" respectively. Both are light red in color and is perfect for this occasion.
For our cocktail: We will present you our liquor "L Gin" and we will also provide you a bottle of Prosecco (less than $60 HKD).
For our mocktail: We will present you our soda "L Rose" to create the mocktail.
2. Dining Out
Dining in restaurants can lead to expensive bills but here are 4 recommended places you should try out that would not make your wallet feel empty:
a) Yum Cha
Address: 3/F, Attitude on Granville, 20-22 Granville Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Serving traditional Chinese dishes and dim sum with a modern twist. The food is infused with a hint of playfulness, while maintaining authentic flavours and the original essence of each dish. Also who doesn't love dim sum?
b) Urban Park
Address: 4/F, Attitude on Granville, 20-22 Granville Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Modern European cuisine, restaurant & bar that offers a grassy retreat with a large outdoor terrace surrounded by greenery in the middle of the city. Offering a variety of fresh & delicious sharing dishes that were designed to create more interaction among diners.
Address: G/F, 1 Wan Chai Road (inside Old Wan Chai Market), Wan Chai
This restaurant has a garden like feel. After dinner you can go to Lee Tung Avenue for a night romantic walk.
How about having an amazing Dim Sum dinner in a proper 1 Michelin star restaurant? The food is obviously great but on top of that, Tim Ho Wan is the world’s cheapest Michelin star restaurant. Keep in mind that the restaurant doesn't take reservations and the line could be long and credit cards are not accepted, so planning your arrival strategically is a plus!
3. Sunset Picnic
Maybe you have been living in Hong Kong for many years already. Maybe you have just arrived. Maybe you like to spend your spare time at home or maybe you like to head out and explore Hong Kong hidden secrets.
If you put in a tiny bit of effort you can find perfect places to watch the sunset with your loved one without the crowd of the big city. Combination of the perfect location with a well filled picnic basket. We all know the rooftop at IFC but less people seem to know about a similar (higher) experience at the K11 tower in Tsim Sha Tsui. And if you decide to make a trip to the south side of the island, in the villages there are many piers that will provide you with a perfect view of the sun setting. Keep in mind that preparation is part of what makes the occasion romantic. Take some time to head out and find the perfect spot in the days before Valentine's Day!
4. Drinks & Dessert at AQUA Bar
How can you top this place if you decide to go out for dessert and a few drinks with this view right next to you. Located on the 30th floor, Aqua Bar is the perfect place to continue, pay less than $1000 HKD and finish off your romantic evening with your loved one.