DINING IN HONG KONG

By Rhiannon Taylor, February 2018


Touted as having some of the best food in the world, from fine dining to street market noodles, it would be impossible to list all of Hong Kong's hottest eateries. So here's a round up of our favourite picks when you're on a quick jaunt. 

 Peking duck at Xihe Ya Yuan Peking Duck

Peking duck at Xihe Ya Yuan Peking Duck

Xihe Ya Yuan Peking Duck - If you went to Hong Kong and didn't have Peking duck did the trip even happen? Well if you're on the hunt Xihe Ya Yuan Peking Duck is Hong Kong's hottest new Peking duck house and for good reason. Not only is it located in the slick new Harbour City Ocean Terminal overlooking stunning views, it serves up both classic and modern Peking duck which sees fans queue up and book in advance for a spot. Duck is expertly crisp, sweet and salty and carved table side for your entertainment, but it also comes with some unfamiliar additions. There's a MacDonald's-esque mustard version and a crazy popping candy and blueberry jam option for those a little more daring.  Shop OTE 203, Level 2, Harbour City Ocean Terminal, Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui; Tel: 2157 3128

Grassroot Pantry - Frequented by ex-pats and locals, this health food cafe is a stand out along the trendy Hollywood Road. With a plant-based menu, health food is top of the agenda. We loved the smoothies and avocado toast.  www.grassrootspantry.com 108 Hollywood Rd, Sheung Wan; Tel: 2873 3353

The Peak Lookout - The location alone of The Peak Lookout Restaurant is enough to pique your interest, so to say. But this historic building not only comes with fabulous views over Hong Kong but is home to a restaurant that serves up modern, casual food. There's steak, fish and chips, soup and pasta, all elegantly done with bistro flair. Sit outside for a lush, garden atmosphere and glimpses down the Peak. www.peaklookout.com.hk 121 Peak Road, The Peak; Tel: 2849 1000

Bibo - Quite possibly the coolest restaurant space in Hong Kong, this underground restaurant curates modern art in to a slick space with an innovative French menu. Beef tartare is served with a side of Jeff Koons and the cocktails are fresh, drawing on asian influences. Make sure you order the gnocchi with pea puree - an absolute stand out. www.bibo.hk 163 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan; Tel: 2956 3188

 Delicious plant based dishes at Grassroots Pantry.

Delicious plant based dishes at Grassroots Pantry.

Gough’s on Gough - Interior design lovers will rejoice in this stunning space, kitted out and operated by furniture label Timothy Oulton (with a retail space next door). Decadant joinery, tiling and furnishings are coupled with brassy accents and chandeliers to create a restaurant that is truly glam. The food however draws on quintessential British classics that are huge crowd pleasers. Think roasted guinea fowl with slow cooked chestnuts and molten chocolate fondant. goughsongough.com 15 Gough Street, Central; Tel: 2473 9066

Lan Fong Yuen - If you really want to eat like a local head to Lan Fong Yuen for breakfast (or any time really). This place is always busy and serves up Hong Kong's iconic milk tea - an intense, milky, bittersweet tea. Classic dishes include quick noodles, pork chop and French toast. 2 Gage Street, Central; Tel: 2544 3895

Lin Heung Tea House - One of the oldest dumpling and tea houses in all of Hong Kong. Established in 1926, this is a no frills, heaps of thrills institution that will give you your dumpling fix. Diners swarm around staff trundling trays of steaming dishes and it's very much first come, first served. But once you're feasting on the hand made delicate morsels, all is well. www.linheung.com.hk 162 Wellington Street, Sheung Wan; Tel: 2544 4556

Ho Hung Kee - Its hard to believe this noodle shop has a Michelin star, but once you're slurping up these handmade noodles from steaming broth you'll forget the fast-food style surroundings and be pleasantly satisfied with your meal. Try the wonton noodles and save room for dessert. Shop 1204-1205, 12/F Hysan Place, 500 Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay; Tel: 2577 6060

Hung Tong - Quite possibly one of the best Chinese meals we've ever had. BBQ pork so sticky, sweet and salty that it brings a tear to your eyes alongside simple fried tofu, perfectly crisp and spiced will leave you hankering for more. Incredible views over to Hong Kong Island make this one of the more upmarket restaurants for this kind of cuisine, but it's worth the splurge.  shangri-la.com/hongkong/kerry/dining/restaurants/hung-tong/ 7/F, Kerry Hotel, 38 Hung Luen Road, Hung Hom;  Tel: 2252 5279

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