5 brussels sprouts dishes in Hong Kong you’ll actually love

OK, I get it. When we think of brussels sprouts, many of us are reminded of how we were force-fed them while growing up. The thing is, they probably just weren’t made correctly. Brussels sprouts are actually extremely tasty and are unfortunately one of the most overlooked and under appreciated festive dishes come Thanksgiving and Christmas — a shame since they’re super healthy too.

That being said, the most popular dishes at some of the most coveted tables in the city are actually these delectable little green sprouts.

Here are five of the best brussels sprouts dishes in Hong Kong that are guaranteed to change your mind about this glorious and often misunderstood vegetable:

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Motorino’s brussels sprout pizza

When Motorino first opened and were telling us all about their signature brussels sprouts pizza, I turned my nose up too. Spicy pepperoni and parma ham has always been my go-to. When I finally got around to trying it on a whim, however, it literally changed how I felt about this veggie. Topped with garlic and smoked pancetta, Motorino’s brussels sprout pizza (HK$158) is all parts comforting and creamy.

Motorino, 14 Shelley Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2801 6881, www.motorinopizza.com


Little Bao’s roasted brussels sprouts

Charred to perfection, chef May Chow’s roasted brussel sprouts (HK$78) are a great Asian take on this classic side dish. Served with fish sauce, caramel, chili, lime and fried shallots, the sprouts are tangy and sweet with just that little bit of crunch.

Little Bao, 66 Staunton Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2194 0202, www.little-bao.com


Ho Lee Fook’s brussels sprouts with maple bacon and chilli jam

The sides at Ho Lee Fook often outshine some of the mains and the same can be said about their cauliflower and brussels sprouts with maple bacon chili jam (HK$88). You get your one of your five a day with a little side of bacon too — that’s good enough for us.

Ho Lee Fook, L/G-G/F, 1 Elgin Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2810 0860, www.holeefook.com.hk


Popsy Room’s scampi ravioli with brussels sprouts

The food at The Popsy Room is continuing to go from strength to strength and this season’s menu (available from now until 16 January 2015) features a delicious “Golden View” of ravioli with scampi and brussel sprouts served atop a sliver of carbonara sauce, lemon infusion and topped with a 63 degree slow-cooked egg.

The “A Holiday Affair” (eight courses) and “A Christmas affair” (six courses) tasting menus are priced at HK$1,388 and HK$988 respectively.

The Popsy Room, 30 Upper Lascar Row, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, +852 2234 6711, www.thepopsyroom.com


Yardbird’s brussels sprouts with crispy garlic

Last but not least are Yardbird’s famous brussels sprouts (HK$105) served in a delicious black garlic sauce with sprinklings of fried garlic. These are so good, you best order two — just so there’s enough to go around.

Yardbird, 33 Bridges Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, +852 2547 9273, http://yardbirdrestaurant.com

Yi Li is your typical half-Brit half-Chinese hybrid with a serious case of wanderlust. When not writing, she's either on the hunt for the best new cocktails, on a hike or enjoying a sinful bowl of truffle fries (and working them off at XYZ). Follow her @yilidawson on Instagram or Twitter.