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FutureStarrWhere to eat in Hong Kong
Where do you find wonton noodles? Cantonese-style goose, congee, and life-changing yakitori in the harbor city of New York?
Belon reopened in an elegant space on the lower side of Elgin Street, a revamp welcoming Baltimore native and chef Matthew Kirkley at the helm of the French restaurant. The menu sounds like a list of classics, but the local influence is in there as well. Chef Kirkley has pushed for more in new signatures such as a delicately dressed Turbot with beurre cancalaise, Salade Gourmande, and Cervelas en Brioche. The signage is so discreet that you may find yourself walking back and forth a few times, so just remember to look up as it’s just above Ho Lee Fook.
Dim sum is a Chinese tradition of drinking hot tea and eating small, bite sized dishes. Traditionally served in bamboo steamers, these small plates are designed to be shared. Must-orders include porky siu mai, shrimp filled har gao and barbecued pork-filled buns. Tim Ho Wan, the Michelin-starred eatery, is one of the best places to eat dim sum in Hong Kong, is known for its expertly crafted and freshly prepared.
Mak’s Noodle is a Hong Kong classic with a mound of egg noodles and prawn wontons. The family business has outlets in Hong Kong and Singapore. The best place to find them is in Central Hong Kong, with tourists and locals slurping through a bowl (or two) Mak's is located on Wellington St in the city's central Hong Kong location. The company has a few outlets in Sing...
Originally invented at a monastery in Lisbon, Portuguese egg tarts were adopted in Guangzhou and spread most notably to Hong Kong and Macau. Known as dàn tǎ, they have slightly been altered from the original Portuguese eggs tarts, but remain a combination of an egg yolk based creamy custard in the center of little cups of pasty dough. Here’s a good list of eight spots you can check out in Hong Kong for egg tart tastings in the Chinese capital of Macau and Hong Kong.
Lin Heung Teahouse is one of the best dim sum restaurants in Hong Kong. The dim sum teahouse has been rated by CNN for having the best atmosphere. The ambience, communal tables, and constant loudness and chatter are something to always smile about when you’re downing dumplings at the tea house in Sheung Wan. It’s a dim sum restaurant where you have to be aggressive, and you may not get all the dishes you wanted to try.
Tim Ho Wan has expanded to 46+ outlets in a dozen or more countries. It started off as a humble dim sum shop in Mong Kok but has expanded into a global brand. Known for their baked BBQ pork buns, they are the world’s cheapest Michelin-starred dim sum restaurant. The buns are incredibly light and have a thin coating on top which makes them slightly sweet and crunchy. The original shop in Kowloon is good, but now there are a bunch of locations around the city where you can take a number and wait in a huge crowd of people for some very, very good buns.
Yung Kee ( 鏞記) is one of Hong Kong's most famous restaurants for its goose. You'll likely spend around 200 – 500 HKD per person. The price of the roast goose isn't as cheap as Yat Lok, which is famous for its high-end style of cooking. It's almost as expensive for a dinner as it is for a traditional roast goose in Hong Kong, with the restaurant's goose at the top of the bill at around 654 HKD.
Hong Kong's famous wonton noodles topped with prawn-filled wonton dumplings. Topped with garlic chives, these noodles are the ultimate feel-good food for Hongkongers. Wonton noodles can be found in many other parts of the world, but in our opinion, the Hong Kong variety is the best. Try a bowl for yourself at Mak Man Kee. Find out more about Hong Kong wonton noodle noodles at: [link].
Wong Lam Kee Chiu Chow Fish Ball Noodles is a Hong Kong restaurant. On Lee Noodle shop is located near the more famous On Lee noodles shop, yet some say they serve even better fish ball noodles. The fried fish balls are wonderful, and you can also order peanut butter toast and Hong Kong milk tea at this noodle shop. Prices range from 30-40 HKD per person and include brisket, tendon, and pork knuckle as well as other types of noodles.
Hong Kong style French Toast is a diner classic in the city. The dish is called “sai dou see” which if translated word for word would be “west toast’. It normally comes with peanut butter generously slathered between two slices of thick bread by default. Add this with butter and syrup, and you’ll wonder why the rest of the world hasn’t fallen in love with this dish yet, like the world’s favourite dessert.
Char siu is a Cantonese style of pork, one of the standard meats in Hong Kong. The pork is marinated in a mixture of soy sauce, hoisin sauce, honey or sugar. When it’s good, you can enjoy some of the delicious char siu at any Hong Kong restaurant. For more information, see [link] siu and follow us on Twitter @dailymailonline.co.uk for more information.
A pineapple bun is fluffy and crusty with a crumbly crust at the same time, sweet but not overly so. It got its name because the outside top of the bun looks kind of like a pineapple. The sweet streusel-like crust on top is made from sugar, eggs, flour and lard. The bun is best eaten right out of the oven with a thick slab of cold butter stuffed in the centre – it's not healthy by any means but that’s what makes it so good.
Hong Kong's excellent beef brisket is made from scratch and served in a variety of noodles. The meat is often served in various ways, or in a curry, to be served in other dishes. There are also a range of varieties of beef and beef-based dishes available for sale in Hong Kong, including beef hot soup and meaty dishes from the famous Diners' Beef Stewardship in the city of Chonging in the province of Guangzhou, China, and on the island of Guangdong.
Hong Kong is a city that blends cultures in a way that both challenges and delights even the most jaded. The city is so big that the concept of ‘ask a local’ becomes a more important travel advice than ever. It's possible to start the morning eating street food, walk all day and party all night in the city. The Peak Tram is 554 meters above the city’s most famous view of Victoria Peak. Click here to read this travel guide to Hong Kong's best food.