A guide to the best junk menus for a perfect day out at sea

To most, May to August is simply know as summer. In Hong Kong, it’s exclusively junk season.

Grab friends, a strong sunscreen and book a boat for a day trip to one of Hong Kong’s many beaches and secret islands. Food organisation, however, can always be a pain. Who’s in charge of what? Not yet another super-sized pizza from Paisanos, however delicious they may be. No! Go for a satisfying meal from one of your favourite eateries in the city; we’ve lend you a helping hand with this helpful list of junk menus.

Big Birdy 

The piquant flavours of Big Birdy’s Peri Peri are coming to sea. Starting with $80 per person, the Hot Chick Summer Junk Packages offers Birdy Boxes ($80 per box with a minimum order of 10), Beachy Birdy ($900 for 10 people, $90 per person), Boaty Birdy ($1,600 for 10 people, $160 each) and Yachty Birdy ($2,550 for 10 people, $255 per person). Sailors are provided with a choice of Peri Peri sauce (lemon garlic, mild, medium, hot, or insanely hot) alongside small hot chips, rice, charred veggie, tabbouleh or wicked wings.

Orders can be placed at hello@big-birdy.com

Black Sheep Restaurants

Black Sheep Restaurants’s rich portfolio are filled with restaurants that you already know and love. As you sail the Hong Kong seas, don’t default back to the same options. Make a memorable day out of it — even better with Black Sheep’s mouth-watering packages.  

Orders can be placed via Go Junks or through email at events@blacksheeprestaurants.com

Artemis & Apollo

Image courtesy of Christian Kimber/ Black Sheep Restaurants

Those looking to pay Poseidon a visit must bring a feast fit for the gods from Wan Chai’s Greek taverna, Artemis & Apollo ($228 per person). Set sail to the Aegean sea and dip into Athenian favourites, starting with a selection of mezze from tzatziki theodoros to hummus and roasted eggplant dips, paired with pita, crudités and a choice of spit-roasted chicken or pork souvlaki. 

Artemis & Apollo, 9 & 11 Moon Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, +852 2818 8681

Chôm Chôm

Missing Vietnam? Embrace Chôm Chôm’s bia hoi vibes on the high seas ($288 per person). This menu curates a selection of Hanoi’s street-food classic, perfectly portioned for sharing and includes VFC wings, summer paper rolls, Cha Ca Hanoi and shaking beef. Clink cheers with ice-cold beers and get ready for a fabulous sail. 

Chôm Chôm, 58 Peel St, SoHo, Hong Kong, +852 2810 0850

Maison Libanaise

Bring the flavours from the streets of Beirut out to sea with Maison Libanaise’s Bâteau Et Mezze ($318 per person). The Hummus bil Tahini and baba ghanoush served with hearth-baked pita bread will be delicious crowd pleasers, as will the tasty chargrilled selection including chicken meshoue, lamb kafta and the veggie-friendly roasted cauliflower. 

Maison Libanaise, 10 Shelley St, SoHo, Hong Kong, +852 2111 2284

Soul Food Thai

Transporting you back to the exotic beaches in Phuket, Soul Food Thai’s menu ($248 per person) offers a choice of delicious Bangkok classics. Don’t shy from their signatures, including the aromatic crab fried rice, Hat Yai fried wings, chicken satay and quintessential pad Thai. 

Soul Food Thai, 28 Elgin St, SoHo, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2177 3544

Le Petit Saigon

Spend your day at sea with a taste of Saigon courtesy of Hong Kong’s favourite bánh mì shop, Le Petit Saigon ($208 per person). The classic trio of pork, chicken or tofu will be served alongside a selection of scrummy sides, including Le Petit Saigon coleslaw and salt & pepper wings.  

Le Petit Saigon, 16 Wing Fung St, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, +852 2455 2499

Taqueria Super Macho 

Make a day out of it: Fiesta Del Mar is Taqueria Super Macho’s culinary celebration of the seas (starting at $208 per person). Start with the classic chips, salsa and guac to share, followed by the the selection of roast chicken, habanero-marinated steak and shrimp a la plancha tacos. Add-ons such as charcoal-grilled Mexican street corn (add $18 per half piece), Margarita Clasica and cervezas (add $148 per person) are also available to let the good times roll.   

Taqueria Super Macho, 33-35 Bridges Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, +852 2333 0111

Invisible Kitchen

For healthier options, Invisible Kitchen offers three junk catering packages with everything made from fresh and carefully sourced ingredients and environmentally-friendly packaging. Starting at HK$200 per head for ‘Essentials’, the menus rank from ‘Classic’ (HK$250 per person) and ‘Deluxe’ (HK$350 per person) and offer sandwiches, salads, pasta dishes and hot dishes such as chicken tikka masala and caramelised onion and goat’s cheese tart. For drinks, they will curate a package for you according to your party size.

Orders must be placed four day in advance via +852 2711 5788 or office@invisiblekitchen.com. Browse the menu here.

Chilli Fagara 

Chilli Fagara has now docked on water to satisfy all your authentic fiery Sichuan cravings. Guests can choose from a range of bento sets, party sets and sharing trays. Of course, the menu is all and everything about the fiery tang of Sichuan cuisine and includes signature dishes like mouth-watering chicken in chilli sauce, crispy-fried tofu dusted in chilli powder, crisp fried calamari and kung pao chicken. Jump in the sparkling waters once you’re done to cool off, or a sip from any of the add-ons from the drinks selection will work too.

Orders must be placed one days in advance here or via +852 2796 6866


Nothing beats an easy chips and guac to pick at while lounging in the summer sun. Cali-Mex has you covered! The fresh California inspired Mexican flavours are riding the waves with three Junk Packs in addition to their regular party catering menus. Check out their signature packages: The San Francisco (HK$98 per person), The Laguna Beach (HK$168 per person) and The Malibu (HK$208 per person) which can all be tailored to include a veggie selection. Expect all your Mexican favourites: tacos, quesadillas, burritos and more.  

Orders can be placed via WhatsApp at +852 6050 9332 or by email at info@cali-mex.com

Header image courtesy of Chôm Chôm.

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