The Public ‘Forecourt’ area of Happy Valley Racecourse is holding a 3 consecutive weeks promotion of some different Wines and Food on the next few Wednesday nights in succession. The entree fee is only $10 per entrant. You ain’t reading wrong at all, and even as an HK Islander and self proclaimed so-called Food Reviewer slash Blogger, I never knew it was like .. seriously only HKD$10 to enter here? Where have I been living all these years? It kind of makes me sad to have known about this too late tonight, better late than nothing is my only consolation? Only $10 freaking Hong Kong dollars.. I must have been blind to have not noticed this event previously.
It will become so Crowded on Racing Night -
But with so many separate booths prepared for everyone at only $10 frigging dollars.
Honestly I should hide in the corner and be just so ashamed to have only found out in 2014..
Wine Booth -
New Zealand and Australian based wines on 1 side here..
Heineken Beer Booth -
There are no Artisanal Beers as yet, but at least Heineken took up a booth to sell fresh draught beers for a cheap enough price for the night.
There will be a Wine Tasting Challenge for 3 consecutive weeks -
The WINNER enters the elimination stage and can walk away with some prizes.
I am hoping I can enter this myself when I visit here again next week. Let’s see what happens and nothing to be ashamed about if I come out empty-handed, it is just part of the fun on a Wednesday night.
The Food Stall Section of the Public Area -
With a mixture of Western and traditional Cantonese Food.
I somehow expected more exotic food recipes and execution, seeing that this is part of the prestigious HK Jockey Club, but as we found out, it really depends on which food you ordered. Some will fare better or worst than others..
Hot Dogs with Bacon Bits -
This was easily the best dish available and a must order there. In HK context this is even very thoughtfully good and unprecedented in recipe. ~ 7.5/10
Self Brought Sea Urchins -
We smuggled in some imported sea urchins and French oysters to be shucked on the spot here, naughtily enough. Others might think we were odd to do this. But if you think about it deeply, at Horse Racing events overseas, it is often treated as a picnic of sorts and paired with many drinks whilst prettily dressed up and sitting on the grass… This was our own interpretation of such an event!
Beef Cheek -
This was surprisingly looking odd when it became served in a transparent plastic cup. It was barely not ok to be polite… One of the odd low-lights for the night. At least it was tender but it was presented so awkwardly and in such a sordid portion and carries not much taste, the liquid so thin as a sauce too. ~ 4/10
It’s the Year of the Horse !
Actually I am still in awe at the fact that this was only costing us HKD $10 per person to enter.
We didn’t know what exactly to predict, but it was well worth our time to arrive here to explore. I will also be back soon myself as it was such an amazing night at the Race Track.
Price: $10 + Wine & Food
Food: ♕♕♕ to ♕♕♕♕
Wine: ♕♕♕♕ to ♕♕♕♕ 1/2
Opening Times: Around 17:30pm to 23:00pm
Address: Happy Valley, Hong Kong Jockey Club, HK (Suggest you take Taxi to here, as the roads are blocked on Wednesdays except for Taxis coming in from Causeway Bay side)