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Old 21st December 2009, 10:30 AM
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Which is the most delicious food of Hong Kong? And where i'll found it?
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Old 21st December 2009, 11:45 AM
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Hi Mack,

You've come to the right place if you want to know about food in Hong Kong! I'm sure our resident food expert emdee will be able to give you a wonderful summary of what's available, as he does so brilliantly with his recommendations for Bangkok. In the meantime, here's a little from me:

Being an affluent, cosmopolitan region catering to many nationalities, perhaps the easier question is what can't you get in Hong Kong! My personal fave is the seafood. I was lucky enough to meet a friendly local on a tram who introduced me to some of his friends, and as a result I was kindly invited to a birthday party out on Lantau. We ate at a seafood restaurant at the main port there and it was delicious! Even better still was the night market in Mong Kok - it's fresh (live) seafood, you choose your "victims" and a few minutes later they arrive boiled on a plate!

Apart from that, make sure you enjoy plenty of dim sum together with some Chinese tea... and the whole range of Cantonese specialities.
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Hi Mack and Steve,

I'm flat out at the present time and then I'm going to take "breather". However, sometime in January I will put forward a comprehensive listing of eateries/food courts/restaurants and Dai Pai Dong in both the Kowloon Peninsula and on Hong Kong Island.

There won't be the comprehensive write ups that I do for the Bangkok/Thailand forum, but it will be a guide that can be expanded upon.

Hong Kong has brilliant food. It is a food city. People talk about it, dream about it, and eat it about six times a day.

It is the home and the cradle to the best cuisine in the world in my opinion - Cantonese - and I'm a classically French trained chef - but I do know brilliance when it is reflected back at me from the bowl or plate.
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It's hard not to find good food in Hong Kong any cuisine can be found there, whether in the finest restaurant or from street stalls. I particularly loved a dinner I had last spring, starting with some pan-fried birds nest with scrambled eggs, double boiled sharks fin with bamboo shots, spinach and asparagus with garlic, and to finish it off, a delicious chilled mango pudding.

Thanks !!!!
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A friend of mine speaks highly of Yung Kee Restaurant for tyhe excellent roast goose they serve.
At Hongkong airport I spotted a restaurant displaying fabulous seafood.
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The best restaurant is Gaddi’s located in the Peninsula Hotel. After 40 years in business, it still serves French traditional cuisine with style. Among the recommended dishes is the milk-fed veal chops slowly roasted or the Scottish lamb. The wine list reads like a who’s who of great vintages.

Another elegant restaurant is Harbor Road housed in a re-created Taipan Mansion of the 1930s. The terrace offers magnificent views of Hong Kong. The chef specializes in Cantonese delicacies like fried birds’ nest on eggs, shark fin and abalone with oyster mélange.

Yu at the Regent Hotel is very recommended too- ideal for fresh seafood. Large fish tanks adorn the restaurant. These fish tanks contain large ocean reef specimens. It’s a must see. Don’t miss the Boston lobster in Cuban style bean sauce or the mussels flown in from New Zealand.

At the top of the new Peninsula Hotel tower you’ll find another gem of fine dining. It’s the acclaimed Felix. Asian-Pacific rim gastronomy is the flavor of this unique place. The décor boasts a stylish zinc cylinder that houses a decadent wine bar. The Salmon in miso sauce is a favorite. Tip: You can dine at Felix without paying the high prices. Just make reservations for anytime before 7:00 p.m. and you’ll enjoy a great meal for less.

No self-respecting food critic should miss Café Deco at the Peak. Its cuisine is varied to say the least. You’ll find Indian as well as Japanese and Mexican dishes on the menu. However, everything you taste is fabulous. Try the Curry flavored duck.

A must for all visitors is Hutong. Its panoramic vistas make the long wait for a table worthwhile. The best of the house include soft shell crabs and pig’s throat prepared in a cilantro mix. It sounds somewhat non-appetizing but it’s the rave of everyone who’s tried it.

For fabulous Chinese cuisine, visit Palate. They’re known for the fresh salmon cooked in miso sauce.

And of course, you can’t enjoy dining in Hong Kong without sampling the best dim sum at Maxim’s Place.

Thai Basil offers a combination of both Vietnamese and Thai dishes as well as home-style cooking. The Vietnamese style noodle soup is top on the list of preferred dishes.

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The best restaurant is Gaddi’s located in the Peninsula Hotel. After 40 years in business, it still serves French traditional cuisine with style. Among the recommended dishes is the milk-fed veal chops slowly roasted or the Scottish lamb. The wine list reads like a who’s who of great vintages.

Another elegant restaurant is Harbor Road housed in a re-created Taipan Mansion of the 1930s. The terrace offers magnificent views of Hong Kong. The chef specializes in Cantonese delicacies like fried birds’ nest on eggs, shark fin and abalone with oyster mélange.

Yu at the Regent Hotel is very recommended too- ideal for fresh seafood. Large fish tanks adorn the restaurant. These fish tanks contain large ocean reef specimens. It’s a must see. Don’t miss the Boston lobster in Cuban style bean sauce or the mussels flown in from New Zealand.

At the top of the new Peninsula Hotel tower you’ll find another gem of fine dining. It’s the acclaimed Felix. Asian-Pacific rim gastronomy is the flavor of this unique place. The décor boasts a stylish zinc cylinder that houses a decadent wine bar. The Salmon in miso sauce is a favorite. Tip: You can dine at Felix without paying the high prices. Just make reservations for anytime before 7:00 p.m. and you’ll enjoy a great meal for less.

No self-respecting food critic should miss Café Deco at the Peak. Its cuisine is varied to say the least. You’ll find Indian as well as Japanese and Mexican dishes on the menu. However, everything you taste is fabulous. Try the Curry flavored duck.

A must for all visitors is Hutong. Its panoramic vistas make the long wait for a table worthwhile. The best of the house include soft shell crabs and pig’s throat prepared in a cilantro mix. It sounds somewhat non-appetizing but it’s the rave of everyone who’s tried it.

For fabulous Chinese cuisine, visit Palate. They’re known for the fresh salmon cooked in miso sauce.

And of course, you can’t enjoy dining in Hong Kong without sampling the best dim sum at Maxim’s Place.

Thai Basil offers a combination of both Vietnamese and Thai dishes as well as home-style cooking. The Vietnamese style noodle soup is top on the list of preferred dishes.
Am I correct in assuming many of these are pretty pricey--Peninsula, Regent Hotels?
I have been to HKG--been a while--and was often hosted, so I can't really say much about $ of where I ate. I loved the food!!
What sort of $ are you talking about for 2/dinner? Is there such a thing as $50 dinner/2? Sorry to be vague--just looking for options for value (not cheap) does that make sense? Thanks!
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Yeah, I would like to know of nice places to eat in HK that won't break my budget too. Looks like most places are very expensive. But I do agree that dim sum is good!
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yes can someone please publish such a list or post links to such list
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There are indeed many good restaurants and places to eat in Hong Kong, you can probably find here any cuisine your heart desires!

I believe most of the restaurants named so far are pretty pricey.

If you're really into what Hong Kong food is all about, I suggest just roaming the street stalls of Mongkok. Start from one end of the street and finish at the other end, I'm pretty sure you'll be full by then! You can get fish balls, fried foods, stinky tofu, chinese 'gai dan jai', drinks, desserts, etc. You probably won't break your wallet visiting street stalls...well depends on how much you can eat.

Another good mention is the famous egg tart in Hong Kong. Here's a link to the popular Tai Cheung Bakery where Chris Patten made famous. Tai Cheung Bakery, Hong Kong - Restaurants - VirtualTourist

And also you must visit some 'Dai Pai Dong' when you are here, they are old sit-down street stalls/outdoor restaurants in the older parts of Hong Kong. The are more and more becoming obsolete due to the crackdown by Hong Kong government. They serve Chinese dishes and noodles with the extra flavor. I think there are a couple of these still in the Central district.
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