Yes, I am going to Hong Kong tomorrow (Friday morning). Am finally using my prize from last year's Best Hong Kong Travel Blog organised by the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB). Have waited for winter so we can enjoy the cold weather, and be just in time to catch the Chinese New Year festive preparations.
You can see my previous travel posts in my Hong Kong series. I covered more than a dozen eateries then.
This time, I have also put together a list of eateries. There are just so many good places to eat in Hong Kong, and this is just from preliminary research. I will not be able to cover all these places on my 3D2N trip, but at least it's good to know and recognise places, and I'm also leaving room for spontaneous discoveries.
If you guys have recommendations, please let me know too!
Here's my list (grouped very roughly by area, in no particular order)...
HONG KONG ISLAND SIDE
Mak's noodles revisit? Maybe try the dry version this time.
Law Fu Kee has very good congee. I would be quite happy to just go back there, but there are many other shops that also offer congee that's well-lauded.
Maybe I'll try Sang Kee Congee - they have ingredients like pork ball, beef, air bladder, snakehead, grass carp, intestine and tripe
7-9 Burd Street, Sheung Wan MTR Exit A2, turn right, walk 5 mins
Trusty Congee King - MSG-free congee made with fresh fish soup
7 Heard Street, Wan Chai MTR Exit A4, turn right, walk down Hennessy 10 mins
11am-11pm Mon-Sat, 11am-10pm Sun
Wong Chi Kei - noodles and congee
15B Wellington Street, Central
Update: review coming
Luk Yu Teahouse instead of Lin Heung this time?
24 Stanley Street, Central MTR Exit D2, walk up D'Aguilar St, turn in to Stanley
Tai Cheung Bakery - those legendary egg tarts!
35 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central
7.30am – 9pm (Mondays to Saturdays)
8.30am – 9pm (Sundays and Public Holidays)
UPDATE: visited and reviewed
Honolulu Coffee Shop - also for egg tarts (flaky crust)
33, Stanley Street, Central
Sing Heung Yuen - I am not sure how good noodles in tomato soup can be, but this ramshackle stall right opposite Kau Kee has locals queuing up for it. Apparently Dr Sun Yat Sen used to drop by too. Also popular is the baked bread with condensed milk and butter.
2 Mee Lun Street, Central
8.00am – 5.30pm (Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays)
Under Bridge Spicy Crab
main branch, shop 1-2, G/f, Chinaweal Centre, 414-424 Jaffe Road, Wan Chai
corner of Canal Road and Lockhart Road
See CNNgo feature on how they cook it!
6pm til late
* Psst - heard that Hei Kee nearby is even better!
Joy Hing - BBQ meats
Shop 265-267 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai
Wan Chai MTR Exit A2 ( it's actually around Stewart at Jaffe, 1 block from Hennessy)
Ho Hung Kee Congee & Noodle Shop - fried beef horfun
2 Sharp Street East, Causeway Bay MTR Exit A, turn right to Matheson and walk about 3 mins
11.30am - 11.30pm
Wing Kee Noodles - famous for Che Zai Min (cart noodles)
27A Sugar Street
Causeway Bay MTR Exit E, walk down Yee Wo St for 2 mins
Sun Kee Noodles - hot and spicy Che Zai Min
Shop B, 49 Tang Lung Street, Causeway Bay MTR Exit B, walk down Hennessy and turn into Tang Lung St
Open daily midnite to 11.30pm
Tim Ho Wan - OK, yes, I know where it is now.
2-20 Kwong Wa Street, Mong Kok
10am to 11pm
Yuen Kee Restaurant - fried beef horfun
27 Kimberly Road (near my hotel!)
UPDATE: Tried and tested! Not bad. Photos here.
Kimberly Chinese Restaurant at Kimberly Hotel
28 Kimberly Road
Jasonbonvivant raved about the claypot beef ribs with lemongrass. And that boneless stuffed suckling pig too! Listen to the crunch as they cut the piglet into slices, in the video on Peech's blog! Oh, need to order a day in advance, and pay a deposit too.
Lau Sum Kee - bamboo cane pressed noodles, try the ha zi lo mein
48 Kweilin Street, Sham Sui Po MTR Exit D2
12 midnight to 11pm
UPDATE: Yes, I tried it! Review here!
Mak Man Kee Noodle Shop - less recommended
G/F 51 Parkes Street, Jordan MTR Exit C2
12 noon to 12.30am
Fuk Kee - congee with crispy skin roast goose
104-106 Fa Yuen Street, Mong Kok MTR exit D2, walk down Argyle Street for 3mins
7.30am - 11.30am
Lok Yuen The King of Beef Ball Chiu Chau Noodle
11 Fa Yuen Street, Mong Kok
9am - 3am
Tai Ping Koon - that souffle and those swiss sauce chicken wings
19-21 Mau Lam Street
Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon
11am - midnight
Four Seasons Claypot - all kinds of clay pot dishes, and ultra-crispy oyster cakes.
Arthur Street, a very short street. Yau Ma Tei MTR Exit C, turn around to behind exit, at next street turn left. But queues are long...
Sun Si Fast Food - greasy local burger with egg that reminds me of Ramly Burger! Don't expect gourmet or even hearty portions. TimeOut HK says it tastes like dog food. Hmm?
1A Whampoa Street, Hung Hom
HKIA's A. Hereford Beefstouw at T1, Shop 8T005, Departure
The chopped sirloin steak is much beloved by TravellingHungryBoy
11am – 11pm
Still others on the dream list...
Bo Innovation, Fook Lam Moon, Lung King Heen, Hoi King Heen, Bistecca...and maybe a sushi joint (they get fish airflown daily!)
The HKTB has also kindly helped to organised three restaurants for review:
- Nordic fare at FINDS, located at The Luxe Manor (where we'll be staying)
- Modern French fine-dining at French Window
UPDATE: French Window review here! It's fabulous!!
- Contemporary dim sum at two-Michelin starred Cuisine Cuisine
Update: review coming
And I just found this 'Ding! Ding!' Hong Kong Tram Guide that is really useful! Shows you the many interesting shops and eateries along the tram line stops.
Again, my heartfelt thanks to the very kind folks at HKTB for making this trip possible.