Calorie-light, nutrient-dense and an excellent source of Vitamin A, it’s a shame that pumpkin only turns up seasonally as a syrup for a Starbucks pumpkin spiced latte… or does it? Compare Retreats has been digging deep for some delicious pumpkin dishes around Hong Kong that offer up pumpkin perfection for a healthy Halloween bite.
Mandarin Oriental’s all-day dining venue Cafe Causette offers up more than just great views. heir seasonally changing menu has transformed their signature risotto dish into a winter warmer, just in time for Halloween: the indulgent but light pumpkin risotto is served with comté cheese, pumpkin seeds, sage, and truffle
Pumpkin Feta Quiche & Pumpkin Cheesecake
One of our favourite Sheung Wan teashop and Saturday brunch spot has a quality food menu, including their homemade quiche which currently comes in the vegetarian protein-packed pumpkin and feta variety. Additionally, Teakha has just added a gingersnap honeycomb pumpkin cheesecake to their dessert menu so you can double up on your pumpkin dishes.
Pumpkin King Latte
Elephant Grounds never disappoint when it comes to seasonal specials, and this year is no different. Exclusive to the Star Street shop, the Pumpkin King is a winning combination of pumpkin purée, salted caramel gelato, and fresh milk, which should just about do is for calcium and vitamin A for the week.
Turkey and Pumpkin Sandwich & Pumpkin Salad
It’s a taste of Thanksgiving you can nibble on all year round, thanks to Nood Food. Garnished with Kale, basil and pumpkin seeds, it’s also only 241 calories. If you’re going meat-free, enjoy all the same flavours minus the turkey in the roasted pumpkin, quinoa and hummus salad.
Vegan Pumpkin Cake & Pumpkin Soup
We love Confusion Kitchen’s delicious vegan burgers and wraps, but did you know they also have a great selection of indulgent vegan desserts? This month their fruit/vegetable cake flavour is pumpkin and dark chocolate chip, served with a refreshing scoop of Happy Cow salted caramel vegan ice cream—perfect for your afternoon coffee break. Alternatively, turn your visit into one big pumpkin affair and start with the pumpkin and fennel seed soup, which is loaded with vitamin A.
Pumpkin Spice Gelato
XTC Gelato serve up some of Hong Kong’s finest low-fat gelato, and this month they’ve upped the ante with a seasonal special: the Halloween treat, Pumpkin Pepper. Apparently, stocks are limited—better get there first if you want to try this unique treat.