Hong Kong Top Restaurant Guide

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Hong Kong is a city that’s evolving at quantum speed. When it comes to eating in the one-time British Dependent Territory, traditional foods like congee, wonton and roast meats remain, and international influences are taking hold with residents. Discover 16 places worth seeking for food in Hong Kong, based on my trip from October 30 – November 4.

Establishments also appear in alphabetical order instead of in order of preference.

Celebrity Cuisine [CLOSED]

Chinese Food Hong Kong

Cheng Kam Fu created a culinary destination on the second floor of Central Hong Kong’s Lan Kwai Fong Hotel. Yes, Celebrity Cuisine has an a la carte menu, but many people submit to the tasting menu ($600HK ~ $85). Expect traditional Cantonese food with twists on technique and premium ingredients that elevate the experience. For instance, chicken wings burst with collagen-rich bird’s nest, and fried rice arrives in a clay pot, flecked with prized Jinhua ham and sweet bay shrimp.

MUST ORDER: Tofu Cake, Winter Melon Soup, Steamed Grouper, Braised Beef Brisket, Fried Rice, Choy Sum

Dai Kee (384 Portland Street, Mong Kok, 852 9645 3811)

Chinese Food Hong Kong

This tiny shop in bustling Mong Kok specializes in lai fen, bouncy round rice noodles that pair exceedingly well with toppings like steamed chicken or vegetables. Regardless or what you order, add fried fish & shrimp rolls, which arrive with minced seafood fillings, bean curd sheathes and sweet chile dipping sauce. Glutinous rice dumplings are another viable option. Thick wrappers cradle pork, dried shrimp and sautéed daikon strips. Out front, Dai Kee keeps a case for glutinous puddings, including osmanthus flower, longan & lycium fruit; mung bean; and my choice, red date & snow fungus.

MUST ORDER: Lai Fen w/Fried Fish & Shrimp Rolls, Rice Dumplings, Gailan

Dragon (3-5 Gage Street, Central)

Chinese Food Hong Kong

No, they don’t roast dragon at this Central Hong Kong meat emporium, but many non-mythical animals and birds pass across Dragon’s chopping block. Grab a stool at a worn table and dig into roast goose marinated with soy sauce and fragrant spices and aged two days before roasting to optimal crispness. Char siu pork luxuriates in a similar marinade, with cranberry powder added to deliver an enticing red bark. Honey at the finish brings out a shine in the meat to further attract passing customers.

MUST ORDER: Goose, Char Siu

Fu Kee (104 Fa Yuen Street, Mong Kok, 852 2385 1230)

Chinese Food Hong Kong

This Mong Kok cafe has mirrored walls lined with red paper menus and wood booths with scraped glass table covers. Fu Kee also features roast goose, but they don’t serve it (or other roast meats) until 11 a.m. I arrived at 8:45 a.m., but that was no hardship, since they also serve exemplary congee with a choice of toppings. Juicy sliced pork and 1000-year-old duck egg work particularly well, garnished with scallions, ginger and a white pepper dusting. Chern fun, springy steamed rice rolls, arrive dressed with soy sauce.

MUST ORDER: Congee, Chern Fun



Joshua Lurie

Joshua Lurie founded FoodGPS in 2005. Read about him here.

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