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Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays and when I was looking for places to go this year I based my decision completely on what was on the menu. Blue Smoke listed all of my favorites so I thought I would give it a try. I’d been there for lunch before and it was good- and very good for Hong Kong standards of southern cooking- but nothing too special.The Thanksgiving Dinner at Blue Smoke however absolutely changed my opinion of the restaurant. It was DELICIOUS! I love the way they have it s
The Thanksgiving Dinner at Blue Smoke however absolutely changed my opinion of the restaurant. It was DELICIOUS! I love the way they have it set up too. They serve a big platter of turkey (sliced turkey, turkey legs) and then lots of side dishes family style and you can order seconds of whatever sides you want more of. Everything was wonderful- with the one exception being the starter pumpkin soup. Details below on the entire meal. I am a little biased because I absolutely love thanksgiving food
Pumpkin Soup: it was good but not great- it was a little too thick for my taste and tasted more like a gravy than soup.
Smoked Turkey: this was one of the best turkey’s I’ve had! I’ve never had smoked turkey and I loved it! It wasn’t dry at all- it was moist and extremely flavorful. I loved how the smoke flavor came through. It went great with the cranberry sauce and gravy.
Cornbread Stuffing: just the way stuffing should be. It was one of my favorite sides of the night.
Baked Mac and Cheese: cheesy goodness. I’ve read in other reviews that the mac and cheese was dry but this mac and cheese was perfect in my book and went really well with everything else on the plate. This was a crowd pleaser for our group and we ordered seconds.
Sweet Potatoes with meringue: I could have this dish every day. It had just the right amount of sweetness. This was another dish that required seconds.
Mashed Potatoes- good- standard thanksgiving style mashed potatoes. Tasted better with gravy.
Honeyed Carrots- I couldn’t get enough of these!
Green Been Casserole- I think I liked this dish more than the rest of my party. I love green beans and these were in a delicious soupy sauce with fried onions on top. YUM
Peas and Bacon: I don’t like peas so I didn’t try these but my friends said they were good
Apple, Pecan, and Pumpkin Pie: all tasted great. My personal favorite was the pecan.
Service: the manager is really nice and was very helpful. She stopped by our table to chat and made sure we had enough of everything. She is from Georgia too which I liked. The other servers weren’t as great- we had some confusion at the start with one (and how much confusion can you have when it is a set menu??) and then we had an issue with getting charged for the wrong thing but overall was still a really great night.
Tip- we had the 7:30-9:30 seating which was great. We got there a couple minutes before 7:30 and were seated right away. The 9:30 crowd all showed up around 9 and they had to wait for the earlier seating to clear out and I could tell they were getting a bit agitated. We made reservations about 3 weeks prior to Thanksgiving.
I wish they served their Thanksgiving menu all year round- I would go all the time! Regardless I am still going to go back for dinner sometime and be a little more adventurous with the menu.
It was HK$378 per person +10% service charge. Not bad for Thanksgiving- and I would say excellent value for what you got!