Enjoying Sumptous Dining at Mercato Hong Kong

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Italian food does not have to be cheesy and heavy. The newly-opened Mercato Hong Kong by 3 Michelin-starred Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten offers light and refreshing modern Italian food that will blow your mind. The menu reflects his signature flair for balancing flavors and textures and blending in exotic & aromatic flavors of the East.. The most impressive one was the Wild Mushrooms, Three Cheese & Farm Eggs Pizza that was “light as air” and we’re surprised to find Chinese Cordyceps atop the pizza which was incredibly compatible in taste! Find out more about the dishes in each photos and book a table to explore more delectable dishes yourselves.


Address: 8F California Tower, 32 D’Aguilar Street, Central, Hong Kong Island
Te. No. +852 3706 8567

Note: Prices are in Hong Kong Dollars


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Wild Mushrooms, Three Cheeses and Farm Eggs HK, $188 – Don’t miss this wooden oven baked pizza as the light texture and flavor will surely impress you! Though it used three cheeses, we didn’t feel cheesy at all. The Chinese Cordyceps were surprisingly matched with all the Western ingredients!




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House Made Ricotta with Strawberry, Olive Oil and Garlic Bread, $118 – This seems to be the most ordinary & down-to-earth dish but to our surprise it’s extraordinary scrumptious! The house-made Ricotta was light and smooth, well balanced with the strawberry jam which wasn’t too sweet. Highly recommended!




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Italian Cream Cake, Raspberry Sorbet with Fresh Raspberry $68 – Creamy and slightly sweet. Raspberry is wisely used to match the cake so to reduce the creaminess of the cake filing.




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Lightly Fried Calamari, Spicy Tomato Sauce with Black Olives and Capers, $118 – Another must-try appetizer. Love the super crispiness of the batter and freshness of the squid, best eaten with a dip of the house made spicy tomato sauce which gives an exotic hint of Asia.




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Spicy Tuna Tartar with Black Olives, Cucumber, Avocado and Mint, $148 – A nice one to give a good spicy kick to the taste buds!




Mercato Hong Kong, food and travel in Hong Kong, best restaurants in Hong Kong, Hong Kong travel
Spicy Tuna Tartar with Black Olives, Cucumber, Avocado and Mint, $148 – A nice one to give a good spicy kick to the taste buds!




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Endive and Sugar Snap Pea Salad, Parmesan Dressing and Herbs - $108, It’s fresh and crispy but the endive is a bit too bitter to our liking.




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Rigatoni and Meatballs, Smoked Chili Tomato Ragu - $128/168 – The rigatoni was extremely al dente and the tomato ragu was not intensively flavored but fairly light and refreshing indeed.




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Capellini, Golden Garlic, Jalapenos, Herbs and Fresh Ricotta, $108/128
Tasted a bit like Chinese dry-mixed noodles, so you can tell how light it was tasted despite the use of Ricotta.




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Crispy Skin Chicken, Raised Potatoes with Lemon, Golden Onion, Green Chili and Herbs $178
Skin of chicken was as crispy as its name, but a little bland for the meat and best eaten with the braised potatoes which were slightly sour.




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Affogato Sundae with Espresso Gelato, Chocolate Fudge, Vanilla Meringue, and Cinnamon Crumble $68 – Highly recommended dessert for coffee lover! The smooth Espresso Gelato and aromatic espresso are the perfect match, suggest to skip the coffee and have this dessert instead to round up your meal!




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Blueberry Lemon Crostada, Crème Fraiche, $68 – This is a good one for those who prefer dessert with a bit chunky texture. The sweet blueberry has balanced off the sourness of lemon and composed a light flavor that won’t be cloying.




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Tiramisu, $68 – Looked like a giant Oreo and dry, but tasted heavenly soft and light with remarkable strong aroma of coffee.




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Homemade Mascarpone, Macerated Strawberries, Young Ginger Granite, $68 – This is for the one who loves iced dessert! Love the crushed ice with ginger juice, very refreshing and cooling with a tinge of exotic spice.




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Dark Chocolate Passion Fruit Tart, Passion Fruit Tart, Passion Fruit Sorbet, $68 – Could be a favorite to chocolate lover, something adventurous to eat chocolate with sour fruits.




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Bread Basket, love that grissini!




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Green Apple Basil, $88 – Green Apple, Lemon, Basil Leaves, Soda Mocktails at Mercato are all refreshing type and tend to be a bit sour. This one is like a non-alcoholic version of Mojito.




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Ciao Fragola, $88 – Strawberry, Caramel, Lemon, Soda. This must be girls’ favorite! With lemon to balance the sweetness of strawberry & caramel, making it a lightly sweeten and refreshing mocktail.




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Caramella Sour, $88 – Toffnut, Apricot, Lemon, Ginger Beer – Thought it’s a sweet mocktail but the lemon again well balanced off the sweetness.




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Have a cup of Caffe latte to round up the meal, perfect ending!












Mercato Hong Kong
Address: 8F California Tower, 32 D’Aguilar Street, Central, Hong Kong Island
Te. NO. +852 3706 8567




xoxo, Blair




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24 LOVES AND COMMENTS:

  1. You've made me so hungry! All this food looks amazing. And the drinks? Yes please!

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    1. Thank you dear, if only I have huge tummy.. I want it all too!

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  2. Oh my all these dishes look delicious well except I'm a little cautious on the calamari. That soda mocktail what? I may never journey here but if I did I wouldn't mind eating my way through this restaurant.

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    1. Hello Rose,

      Yes they are so delicious! Their calamari are one of the best.

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  3. My husband is an Italian food officianado! We just made homemade ravioli the other day. Those drinks look amazing!

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    1. My boyfriend is an Italian and he likes it here too :)

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  4. What a great variety of dishes. The drinks and the desserts don't hold back with their uniqueness or appealing invitation to sample either.

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  5. The food looks so delicious! I could go for some of that pasta and ricotta!

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  6. That cheesecake looks great. This looks like a great spot to visit while in Hong Kong

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    1. Don't forget to bookmarked this page for your next Hong Kong trip :)

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  7. How delicious! I wish I had seen this restaurant when I was in Hong Kong! The desserts look decadent.

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  8. How many ways can I say yummy? There are some new dishes I've never tried on here I'm going to have to write down.

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    1. Thank you Valerie! This place makes me hungry too, I want to go back :)

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  9. Can't wait to taste this. I'll make sure to check this when i visit Hongkong next year!

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    1. Yes please! Then share us your thoughts :)

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  10. Delicious food .I am a Tiramusu fan.This looks like a feast to make anyone happy

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    1. Hahaha yeah, I carefully not got too full so I could taste all of them.

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  11. The food looks absolutely delicious. I think the Crispy Skin Chicken, Raised Potatoes with Lemon, Golden Onion, Green Chili and Herbs would be right up my alley.

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  12. OMG! All dishes, cocktails and desserts look incredibly delicious! I'd love to visit this place and try everything! It makes me so hungry by just looking at your pictures!

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    1. Thank you Ana, lol glad that somehow I made your tummy crumbled :D

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