Autumn is finally here and with it, the opportunity to enjoy Hong Kong’s great outdoors in a more comfortable climate. What better way to celebrate the end of the summer hibernation period than an outdoor barbecue. Leave your aircon behind, gather your friends and family, grab your tongs and get grilling. To help you get started, we’ve put together a selection of places where you can stock up on BBQ equipment and supplies.
Jervisbay Barbecue World
Whether you’re a serious sizzler or hosting your first barbecue, Jervisbay Barbecue World has your every need covered. The Ap Lei Chau store sells gas and electric BBQ grills, as well as artisan outdoor kitchens, hickory chips, cooler boxes and marinades. Get advice on recipes and secrets to a great barbecue. Tastings available most weekends. Open daily 10am-6.30pm, Unit B, 9/F, Tin Fung Industrial Building, 2792 7268, www.jervisbaybarbecues.com.
This outdoor furniture company has a large range of barbecue pits, tables and chairs suitable for both small and big spaces. It also sells charcoal, grills and other accessories. Locations throughout Hong Kong including 17A Po Tung Road, 2792 7806, www.alberobello.com.hk.
Not ready to invest in a BBQ? Shamrock rents BBQ catering and equipment for any event, big or small. You’ll find BBQ spit roasts, carts and meat slicing machines. For an extra level
of fancy, chocolate fountains, cotton candy machines and popcorn machines are available for hire. Tables, cutlery and marinated meats also available. 2547 8155, www.shamrock.com.hk.
Sells BBQ grills and accessories, including charcoal, grill covers, gloves and tools. Choose from compact grills for occasional barbecuers and large grills, big enough to handle parties and big families. 4/F, Yat Fat Building, 44-46 Des Voeux Road, Central, 5804 4760, www.renaud.hk.
Specialises in fresh seafood from France and the Atlantic, including John Dory fillets, Venus clams and Normandy oysters. M&C can also provide seafood platters and deluxe catering packages. Free delivery to Hong Kong Island and Kowloon on orders above $1,200, or pick up at 17/F, Kwong Ga Factory Building, 64 Victoria Road, Kennedy Town. 2563 8891, www.mnc-asia.com
One for the carnivores. Farmer’s Kitchen is a premium butcher specialising in 100 percent grass-fed Australian beef and lamb. Order your meat, sauces, seasoning and barbecue accessories. You can even buy the barbecue itself. Next-day delivery on online orders placed before noon at www.farmerskitchen.com.hk.
The Butchers Club
Sells a variety of BBQ packs online, including the Butchers Club BBQ Pack ($950, feeds eight), www.butchersclub.com.hk.
Choose from US organic free-range chicken, Australian black angus beef, king salmon and scampi from New Zealand to name a few. You can also buy herbs and spices for the rub. Get a 10% off your first order. Free delivery on orders above $500. 2428 7832, www.jettfoods.com.
Can provide a full BBQ catering service, including staff and equipment, starting from $300 per person. www.invisiblekitchen.com.
Wagyu Door to Door
The focus here is on the meat, including US beef and high-grade Japanese Wagyu beef, though seafood is also available. Delivery is $50 and free on orders over $800. Next day delivery on orders placed before 6pm. 2803 0358, www.wagyudoortodoor.com.
South Stream Seafoods
Delivers internationally sourced meat, seafood and veg to your door. Organic, gluten-free and Halal ranges are available. Order at 2555 6200, www.south-stream-seafoods.com.
Berry Bros. & Rudd
A great selection of fine wines and spirits with next day delivery. Delivery is $150 and free on purchases of over $1,500. Extra charges for outlying islands and New Territories. www.bbr.com.
Quality wines starting at $45 per bottle. Champagne, sparkling wine, beer, cider and spirits are also available. Delivery is $80 and free on orders of at least six bottles of wine or three cases of beer or cider. www.winerack.com.hk.
Boutique wines, spirits and champagne, which can all be delivered throughout Hong Kong. Delivery is $180 and free with purchases of $1,500 or more. Monthly promotions available. www.etcwineshops.com.
Organic and biodynamic wines from Italy, Spain and Germany. Delivery from $110 and free for orders of $1,000 or more. www.corkculture.hk.
Tips for a great BBQ by Den Enguillo of Jervisbay Barbecue World
1. Use fresh meat. To bring out the flavour and cook the meat evenly, always bring cold meat to room temperature before putting barbecuing it. If marinading, allow time for the meat to absorb the flavour.
2. Pre-heat your barbecue to the right temperature.
3. For the perfect steak, sear both sides once on direct heat and then cook to your taste on indirect heat with the hood down. Constant flipping makes the meat dry and tasteless and prevents the beautiful barbecue crust from forming.
4. Temperature and timing are key. Don’t cook too many things simultaneously.
5. Use the right equipment. Different tools serve different purposes.