Good Places To Eat At In Hong Kong.
How is it possible that 2 gals + 1 guy can spend 4 days EATING in Hong Kong/Macau? What is so nice to eat there?
We were so busy eating.. we forgot to shop. Until the last few hours before we departed. Haha..
Here are some of the places that I know.. and won’t hesitate to go again when I make my next trip to Hong Kong. If you like food spots hopping like we do, then share the meal at every location instead of eating a full meal. The rule of thumb is always reserve space for the next stop. Just in case.
The pictures were taken in both 2009 and 2011.
Here we go -
粗菜馆 (Cho Choi Koon)
10 Jordan Road, Jordan
Clog your arteries with Pork Lard Rice and lots of Chinese dishes. Don’t go “bleh” at the pork lard too quickly, I guarantee you’ll be pouring that liquid lard faster than you think into your rice. It is SO good.
Lan Fong Yuen
Shop 26, LG, Chung King Mansion (Woodhouse), 36-44 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Grab a snack of Pork Chop Buns and Milk Tea. Shiok!
Street Side Skewers In Curry Sauce
Look along the streets of Tsim Sha Tsui and Yaumatei.
Try some just for the experience of street eating!
Paul Lafayet Patisserie
Shop G23, K11, 18 Hanoi Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Indulge in the yummiest macarons, chocolate mousse cake and crème brulee here.
麦文记 (Mak Mun Geh)
51 Parkes Street, Jordan
Watch them dish out bowl after bowl of wanton noodles. You won’t be able to resist digging into one.
餐蛋面 and 餐蛋面包 (Luncheon Meat & Egg Noodles/Sandwich)
At any Hong Kong style cafe island wide.
This is the most common breakfast item for Hong Kongers. And is definitely food for the soul.
许留山 (Hui Lao San) Dessert Shops
When you’ve walked for hours and dying of thirst and exhaustion, hop into a 许留山 outlet for some mango puree with sago, bird’s nest and fresh fruits. Guaranteed to lift the spirits. It’s not the best dessert shop in Hong Kong, but it’s a fast and quick way to rest and rejuvenate.
发记海鲜酒家 (Fatt Geh Seafood Restaurant)
7A Po Toi O Ferry, Sai Kung
Eat live seafood just like what we always see in Hong Kong movies and TV shows. You get to pick the freshest seafood and they cook it on the spot for you. Must try – bamboo clams in black bean sauce.
泰之家 (Tai Zi Ga)
11 Lung Kong Road, Kowloon City
Some of Hong Kong’s best Thai Restaurants are in Kowloon City (九龙城). This particular restaurant has very good crabs in curry.
Patisserie Tony Wong
74 Fok Lo Tsun Road, Kowloon City
Small little shop, but the cakes are gorgeous to look at and delicious. There’s always a queue. We wiped out dessert even before dinner started.
糖朝 Sweet Dynasty
100 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Some of the nicest light eats in Hong Kong. Plus yummy desserts that are served with dry ice! So nice!
公和豆品店 (Gung Wo Soy Products Shop)
67 Fuk Lo Tsun Rd, Kowloon City
Come to this old fashioned little shop for very good 豆花 (beancurd) and yong tau foo (stuffed beancurd & vegetables) and chee cheong fun (rice sheets).
兴记 (Heng Geh)
19 Temple Street, Yau Ma Tei
If you dare to brave the dodgey places, this place serves really yummy claypot rice and clams in blackbean sauce and oyster omelette.
莲香 (Leen Heong Restaurant)
160-164 Wellington Street, Central
This place is VERY popular. Reservations are a must. They serve very good cze char food.
Shop 6 , G/F, Sunning Court, 4-14 Hoi Ping Road, Causeway Bay
A very elegant place for a cup of tea and some delicious soft cakes. The cakes are really good.
川烧 (Chuen Siu) BBQ Restaurant
Shop 10-12B, G/F, Block A, Windsor Mansion, 29-31 Chatham Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Eating at 川烧 is a delightful process. The meat is tender and delicious and most of the items come in skewers. Order their chocolate cake skewers for a special treat!
My favourite thing to do/eat is have champagne brunch at -
Kitchen Restaurant, W Hotel
1 Austin Road West, Kowloon
The spread is to die for. And the view is just spectacular. It’s a lovely lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon with your friends. If you have a room upstairs, be prepared to drop stoned in bed for a while after the meal. Hahaha.. Major thumbs up for this.
One of the nicest snacks I’ve had in Hong Kong is -
518 Jaffe Rd, Causeway Bay
Crispy seasoned fries with a sweet honey mustard. You can’t stop eating once you start. You’ve been warned!
This is added on 21 Jan 2012. We recently went to Hong Kong again and discovered one of the best places we’ve ever eaten in Hong Kong. I blogged about it with a full post here.
It’s called The Grill Station and they serve the yummiest yakitori style food!
The Grill Station
14 Gresson Street, Ground Floor, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
[UPDATE on 12 February 2012 - Grill Station updated in the Comments section below that they've lost their space and are looking for a new place to relocate to at the moment.]
Everything was superbly grilled, fresh and so so tender. We had foie gras that melted in our mouths with sweet grilled pineapple. Never ending flow of skewers of asparagus wrapped in angus beef and in pork belly, king prawns, super tender tuna, corn on the cob with teriyaki sauce and cumin (yuuuummmmm…), mushrooms, ox tongue (yucky thought but so delicious!).. and so much more..
And then, not forgetting some good eats in Macau -
南屏雅敘 (Nam Ping) Restaurant
85 Rua De Cinco De Outubro 十月初五街, Macau
Have you ever had a toasted sandwich with an egg omelette THIS thick? It’s so niiiice to eat.
After a salty meal, head for a cup of ultra smooth coconut, yam or chocolate ice cream at -
洪馨椰子 Hong Heng Cocos
14 Rue Da Tercena, Macau
This shop has been around for decades. Their coconut ice cream is extremely fine and creamy. It’s ideal if you like a light, yet creamy ice cream. I like rich ice creams so this was delicious but the texture was too light for me.
One of my favourite things to eat in Hong Kong is steamed milk custard. I like mine with red beans and eat that everywhere that serves it. Most cafes do it well since it’s a very common dessert in Hong Kong. This one was from Macau at -
保健牛奶公司 (Po Kin Milk Company)
4 Rua da Felicidade, Macau
Silky creamy milk pudding. It’s like panna cotta but way healthier. I love the red beans on top.
翅客 （Chi Hak) Sharksfin Restaurant
32 Rua da Felicidade, Macau
Indulge in a luxurious claypot bowl of sharksfin in chicken broth. You’ll slurp up every drop of soup.
Yeap, I know.. we really know how to eat. =)