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September 13 Ming Court's special menu till 30 September is 'Four Corners of China'. Highlights include chilled sliced foie gras in sake, prepared using Beijing techniques ($168) and braised wagyu in a distinctly Sichuan style ($288). Degustation menu of 7 courses is $680.
September 13 Frites new daily Happy Hour is 3-7pm, half price on all draught beers and house wine.
September 13 Spices celebrates Lantern festival with an Asian buffet featuring lots of seafood, curries, lamb chops and more $408/adult, $204/child (free lantern for children).
September 10 The Repulse Bay has a wine tasting evening on 17th September at The Marquee $398 includes wines from around the world, buffet and wine glass gift set
September 10 Don't miss Red Soho's Cosmopolitan Ladies Night. Thursdays 6-8pm ladies get free Cosmos, while men get happy hour prices till 9pm.
September 10 Till end September Rocksalt in Stanley has a Surf 'n' Turf promotion - a king prawn and ribeye with a glass of Alice White Shiraz or Chardonnay for $288.
September 5 The new Blue Smoke BBQ (3/F, 15-16 Lan Kwai Fong, 2816 9018) is offering daily buffet lunch 12-3pm from only $98
September 5 Staunton's has free wine tasting every Wednesday 7-8pm.
September 5 At the new l'Hotel Island Sound (55 Wong Chuk Hang Rd, 3968 8833), Bar LIS has 30% off till 12 September.
September 2 You could win an iPhone 4 at any Shakey's Pizza during September. Msut spend $250 to enter draw.
September 2 Saigon in Stanley's new 'oodles of noodles' menu (till end Oct), feautres Soft shell crab and asparagus with egg noodles ($118), pan seared scallops with caviar on vermicelli ($98), and Vietnamese rice noodle Cakes amongst others.
September 2 Grissini has a special porcini mushroom menu through September.
July 28 Duke's Deli is offering kids cooking parties for up to 8 kids on weekends and holidays. $288 covers 1 kid and 1 adult.
July 28 On 4 August, The Pawn's Roving Steakhouse night means champagne and canapes at 7pm and a 4 course meal with Porterhouse steak to follow for $888.
July 27 Through August, Duetto marks 63 years of Indian independence with a special menu including Chicken Tiranga ($78), Jash-ne-Kashmir ($108) and Kesari Laddu ($42) for dessert.
July 27Ben & Jerry's today celebrate the opening of their latest branch at 45-47 Cochrane St, Soho with free ice cream 5-7pm.
July 2 St George restaurant in Hullett House are hosting a five-course Spanish wine dinner on July 8. $688 per person call 3988 0220 for reservations.
July 2 Eight new seafood dishes celebrating the flavours of Italy and India have been added to the menu at Duetto.
July 2 The buffet at the Coffee Mill will be featuring Dungeness crab from 13 Jul–5 Aug. Adult $178, Child and Senior Citizen $118 (Mon-Fri), Adult $188 and $128 (weekends & public holidays)

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Clay Oven review

Clay Oven restaurant, Hong KongA lot of new restaurants have been springing up in Kennedy Town recently. New apartment buildings and the MTR extension are attracting new businesses to the area. But the Clay Oven is no new kid on the block, it’s been there for twenty years according to the chef.

I remember eating there maybe about ten years ago so I decided it was time to go back. I don’t really remember much about that first visit, the decor was different but that is hardly surprising. It still has the unmistakable feel of an Indian restaurant.

I tucked myself into a table by the window and was immediately presented with a popadum and some vegetable pakora. This was a bonus, I’d been thinking of ordering pakora as a starter anyway but but since I already had a sample I decided to go for the samosas ($36) instead. I considered a bottle of Kingfisher beer to go with it but in the end I went for a mango lassi ($24).

Clay Oven restaurant, Hong KongMost of the menu is familiar, all the classic dishes that you’d expect are there. One of the items that caught my attention was the tandoori fish ($78). This was a whole fish served on a sizzling plate. The chef wasn’t sure of the English name for it. I thought sardine, there was definitely that kind of flavour to it but I suspect I’m wrong, it was too big for a sardine. Whatever the fish it was really quite delicious, and came with very few bones. Well worth a trip to Kennedy Town in its own right.

To go with it I ordered a plain nan ($14) and yellow dal ($58). Usually I would order two nan but I was warned that here they are a lot larger than normal so I settled for one. Actually I think one and a half would have been ideal for me in order to mop up the last of the delicious yellow dal.

Although some of the dishes are designed to be spicy and wouldn’t be right if they were not. There are plenty of dishes on the menu that can be prepared how you prefer. The menu offers three levels, extreme, intermediate and gentle.

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There are only two desserts on the menu, ras malai and the ever popular gulab jamun ($18). I opted for the latter

G/F 27-31 Catchick Street
Kennedy Town
Hong Kong
Tel 2872 6900

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