Fire up the grill!

Summer just wouldn’t be summer without a barbeque. But if you are too stuck for time to do food prep, some eateries will deliver everything straight to your doorstep.

Yakinikumafia in Sheung Wan takes in only 250 bookings per month. But its new Yakinikumafia at Home allows you to enjoy featured sets like the single-breed Ozaki wagyu, sourced directly from farms in Japan, in the comfort of your home.

Sets for two (HK$1,780) and four (HK$2,880) comprise Ozaki ribeye, striploin, a beef plate with an option of fatty, medium fatty or lean meat, rice, spinach salad, edamame, sauce and pickles.

Add HK$600 for a grill stove. Orders can be made via info@yakinikumafia.hk or by calling 3105-1250.

If you prefer something more Western, 22 Ships in Wan Chai has designed a Spanish DIY barbecue set (from HK$1,998) for four using fresh and premium ingredients sourced directly from Spain. Available via jiacatering.com/22-ships-customised-your-delivery.

The set has everything you need, including pan con tomato, the best accompaniment for the rest of the dish. “There’s no meal without bread in Spain, and there is nothing better than a thick slice of sourdough toasted on a grill and topped with tomato relish and Arbequina olive oil,” said executive chef Antonio Oviedo.

Starters include green asparagus with romesco, a traditional sauce that is a perfect match with grilled vegetables, and baby gem lettuce with pomegranate and sherry vinaigrette. The chef recommends slightly grilling the lettuce to give the salad a smoky flavor.

The three main courses are the highlight.

Pulpo a feira, or Spanish octopus, has charred skin which gives it an umami flavor that goes perfectly with the Mojo Verde sauce.

The chef’s favorite is the XXL carabineros prawns, which are succulent and flavorful. “Such an amazing ingredient can’t be deleted from your memory once you tried it. It’s a must for any seafood lover,” he said.

The third is the 90 day-aged Rubia beef with piquillo pepper, which the chef recommends paired with El Hombre Bala. Or opt for a cold sangria, which offers a cool escape from the hot weather.

Craving burgers? Michelin-recommended The Butchers Club provides burger packs with meat and vegan options for gourmet self grill sessions at home via store.thebutchers.club. Guests can order before 12pm from Monday to Friday for next-day delivery, and purchases over HK$1,000 can get 15 percent off via using code STAYIN15OFF.

The BBQ Pack (HK$980) contains eight servings of Angus patties, streaky bacon slices, white cheddar slices and baps, 1.2 kilograms of baby back ribs marinated in smokey BBQ sauce, as well as around 500 grams of Cumberland sausage.

Or you can opt for The Ultimate Burger Pack (HK$328), which includes four servings of dry-aged beef patties, handmade baps or buns, white cheddar cheese slices and homemade bacon.

Or choose and build your own burger packs online with all the elements, ranging from baby back pork ribs, lamb racks, USDA prime dry-aged beef steaks to sausages and more.

Premium butcher Feature & Bone has also prepared everything for grilling at home, both via featherandbone.com.hk and in store.

A more affordable F&B burger pack (HK$287) includes four servings of 160-gram beef patties and buns, 160 grams of Paysan Breton cheddar slices and 200 grams of streaky bacon. Or upgrade to the BBQ Pack for Four (HK$634), which contains four servings of 160 grams of grass-fed beef patties and buns and one kilogram of grain-fed bone-in ribeye.

The most tempting is the Two Ribeye Steaks & Wine package (HK$380) for a perfect stay-in date night. Including two 350-gram Australian grain-fed rib eyes and Spectacle Australian Shiraz, this pairing is a classic for a reason, as the tannins in the red tempers the fat from the beef.

Delivery is free for online purchases of over HK$500, and all shoppers, both online and in-store, will receive a 50 percent off takeaway voucher to order meals from the All-Day Takeaway Menu.

(This article was published at The Standard on August 14, 2020: Weekend Glitz: Fire up the grill! )

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