Restaurants & Dining
There’s no shortage of fantastic food options when in Hong Kong. Whether you’re looking for Michelin-starred restaurants to tick off your list or are keen to experience dining like a local at a dai pai dong, this city has it all.
The signature beancurd puddings are smooth as silk and boast a rich soybean flavour. The beancurd puffs, deep-fried tofu and homemade sugar-free soy milk are also worth trying.
Traditionally, bite-sized wontons (a kind of Chinese dumpling) are served in an aromatic stock with noodles that are springy to the bite.
If you’re thirsty, pay a visit to Lan Fong Yuen in Central for their milk tea, which they still make the ‘old school’ way by straining the tea through a silk stocking.
There are also a few notable dai pai dong’s in nearby neighbourhoods. Check out Sing Heung Yuen in Sheung Wan for their tomato noodle soup varieties.
Resisting modern trends, Lin Heung Tea House still maintains the tradition of serving dim sum in carts pushed by staff. Usually busy and lively, this is the place to try some of the most classic dim sum dishes, such as roast pork belly rolls, large chicken buns, and steamed pork siu mai with quail eggs.
Hong Kong is also home to one of the cheapest Michelin-starred restaurants in the world: Tim Ho Wan (Sham Shui Po location), a 1-starred dim sum restaurant that will cost you less than $10 for a very satisfying meal.
Not only will you be able to try a variety of local food on the tour, but you’ll get great insight into the history behind a variety of food shops and how much things have changed over the years.
No visit to Hong Kong is complete without trying the city’s quintessential local foods. At Yum Cha, your dumplings will come out in different shapes and with cute faces on them.
If I had to choose only one cuisine to dine on for the rest of my days, Vietnamese food would be in very serious contention. What I’ve always loved about Vietnamese cuisine is how intentionally it’s prepared and constructed. Each dish considers colour, taste, and fragrance, which ensures there’s an inherent balance to all that you consume. Not to mention, almost everything I tasted in Vietnam was beyond delicious.
Bún chả is essentially grilled pork, vermicelli noodles, and of course some fresh herbs. It’s usually served with spring rolls as well, and some dipping sauce for good measure.
It’s a walking tour also known as the “Hue Cooking Centre”, join one to truly understand what food in Huế is all about.
Head to the markets when the sun went down and getting your hands on a quality bánh mì (essentially a Vietnamese sandwich).
They offer six cooking classes around Vietnamese cuisine which include classes on barbecue, vegetarian cuisine, spring rolls, coastal cuisine, food specifically from Hanoi and the northern highlands, as well as Vietnamese street food.