Where to Enjoy ‘Squid Game’-Themed Food in Hong Kong
These places in Hong Kong are offering Squid Game-themed food for you to experience the Korean survival show in some form. Read to find out where they are.
The Squid Game trend is on. You’ve already probably spotted a lot of Squid Game-Halloween parties and it’s no doubt, it’ll be one of the most used costumes this year. Riding on the popularity of the Korean survival show, some cafes, restaurants and shops in Hong Kong have started to run campaigns and promotions based on Squid Game.
From the Dalgona candy game, the circle, triangle and square combination to the red jumpsuits and black mask, these places offer Squid Game-themed food and activities for you to enjoy. Read on to find out where they are in Hong Kong.
This coffee space in Tai Kwun is calling all Squid Game fans to join its Halloween challenge. From now until October 31, purchase any coffee at Between Coffee for a chance to play the Dalgona game. Anyone who is able to carve their logo without breaking the candy will win a prize. Those who are not keen to join the challenge can still opt for the Dalgona candy and put it in the coffee for a sweeter taste.
Availability: October 25–31
Between Coffee, 2/F, JC Contemporary, Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2877 8711
This Singapore-based coffee company is one of Hong Kong’s newest coffee shops, billing itself as a “tech-enabled” coffee chain. It’s not a surprise that it’s joining in the Squid Game craze to further its footprint in Hong Kong. This Halloween, Flash Coffee is handing out free coffee to participants who successfully complete the Flash honeycomb challenge.
Joining is easy, all you have to do is get the Flash Coffee app, go to “Flash Game" and click on “Honeycomb”. After completing the payment, you can pick up the candy at the Sheung Wan or Mong Kok store.
Availability: October 25–31
Hea Ice Cream
Hea Ice Cream is the city’s newest vegan ice cream shop. This Halloween, they are also doing the #HeaSquid Game campaign where you will get the chance to win a prize. To join, just pay an extra HK$5 in addition to purchasing any ice cream to get the Dalgona candy. In order to win, you need to successfully pick out the shape from the candy.
In addition to the game, the shop is also decorated with the Squid Game playground and two foam boards of the guards for photo taking. In time for Halloween, the staff are also cosplaying as the guards and if you come in with a Halloween costume, you can enjoy 10 per cent off from any purchase. If you come with the iconic red jumpsuit and black mask costume, you can get free ice cream.
Availability: October 22–31
Hea Ice Cream, Nam Fung Mansion, No. 10F Boundary Street, Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong, facebook.com/hea.ice-cream
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Squid Game takes over Check-In Taipei. The Taiwanese restaurant is launching two new dishes that have a Korean twist and are inspired by the hit survival show. The Player’s Taiwanese Bento comes in the exact same golden bento box given to the players in Squid Game. It includes popular Korean side dishes such as ojingeo bokkeum (spicy dried squid) and kongjang (soy braised black beans) and the familiar Taiwanese lu rou sauce.
Meanwhile, the restaurant also gave their signature Taiwanese danbing (egg crepes) a Korean twist by adding the same ingredients that you’d find in a kimbap (Korean rice rolls) such as carrot, cucumber and yellow pickles. To top it off, it comes with a Kimchi sweet sauce for you to dip in.
Besides the two dishes, Check-In Taipei has also decorated the shop front with an eye-catching design that most people are familiar with by now—the infamous circle, triangle and square sign that you’d see in Squid Game.
Availability: From October 26 onwards
Check-In Taipei, 27 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2351 2622, checkintaipei.hk
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At SN Kitchen, you don’t need to play a game to enjoy Squid Game-inspired sweets. This independent online bakery is offering the recipe to their limited edition Halloween chocolate bread inspired by the guards wearing red jumpsuits and black masks with the three iconic shapes: circle, square and triangle.
Due to limited capacity, the independent shop isn’t able to handle orders at the moment but you’ll still be able to make use of their recipes to recreate your own version.
Availability: Recipe available to recreate your own
Visit their Instagram page for more details
Sleepless Hong Kong
Sleepless Hong Kong, a cafe in XX is offering some Squid Game-themed drinks including latte caramel inspired by the Dalgona candy, latte matcha with Uji marbles with the three shapes design and sesame latte with the red guard art design.
Availability: Limited daily supply, first come first serve and while stocks last
Sleepless Hong Kong, G/F, 22&24 Haven Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, 2890 9838, facebook.com/sleeplesshongkong
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Loved Squid Game and need a cake for an upcoming party? Majo Bakery has the answer. The independent cake shop is offering a Squid Game fondue cake complete with the guards in red jumpsuits and black masks, a green tracksuit as well as the animatronic doll from the series.
Majo Bakery, B1, 33/F, TML Tower No.3 Hoi Shing Road, Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong, instagram.com/majo.bakery
The Flap Coffee
The Flap Coffee is a small coffee shop and barista workshop located in Tsuen Wan. While they aren’t offering any Squid Game drinks, you can instead make your own Squid Game latte art at one of their workshops. These workshops include a one on one coffee, brewing, sensory, espresso and latte art which all last for three hours.
Please send them a message on Instagram for their exact address in Tsuen Wan
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