Thursday, January 27, 2011

I'm Going to Hong Kong Tomorrow! Here's My To-Eat List...

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!

Looking forward to feasting in Hong Kong again!

Here's my list (grouped very roughly by area, in no particular order)...


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
6.30am-9pm (Mon-Sat)

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.
11am-11pm (Mon-Sat)
10am-11pm (Sun)

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.



  1. For both noodles and congee, recommend the following shop


  2. Have fun in Hong Kong!

    And thanks for this list - Devil and I will so make use of it this June when we head to HK too. Hehe. ;)

  3. HY, thanks, yes, I have heard of Wong Chi Kei. Will add them to the list...

    Kenny, haha, that's great. Hope it will be useful! I hope to expand the list even more!

  4. Have fun and enjoy your family trip, eat more shoot more share more :) Take care. Have a safe journey.

  5. For Four seasons, I would say don't get your hopes up too high.
    Oyster cake is pretty good but really oily.
    I'll tag you in those photos

  6. I managed to try Sing Heung Yuen's noodles, which was basically a bowl of instant noodles in thick tomato soup. Not my kinda thing but my hk colleagues who dragged me there loved it to max. Their toasted buns with condensed milk and butter are really good :)

  7. Oh yeah I think you can give Mak Man Kee a miss if you are tight for time or not in the area. IMHO, Mak's is better

  8. Happy eating and have fun in HK!! :)

  9. Had not decided where to go for this year's holiday, your postings have given me a push towards HK. Thanks to the others' contribution on what can be passed over. As usual, so little time but so much to eat.

  10. yeahh... yummiii... delicious food.... :)

  11. Hongkong during the day...Macau at night... during weekdays...loving it!

  12. 1. Wanton mee go to 大光灯 at Cooke Street and forget the rest. It is a late night joint so can do supper or something. Will not regret it so make sure you go. :)

    2. Go to Sham Tseng for 2 things. Yue Kee goose (best goose in HK) and Hot in a pot HK style hot pot. Can do Fa Ji dessert after that.

    3. Roasted duck thigh hor fun - 2nd floor restaurant next to kai dan zai stall at junction of Austin and Nathan roads. Look for the Macs!

    On the other end of the scale, Caprice and Isola are both very good. Can try if you into spending some $$$. :)

  13. You have a well compiled list of To-Eats list there!! Great starting point : )

    Not sure if you like fresh pork innards congee or Century old eggs with salted meat congee, and also Jia Jiang Mein/Won Tons, as I really like 新九記粥麵 in Wan Chai! Haven't had time to review it yet. And they do a rare congee hot pot but I haven't tried that.

    Ho Hung Kee's other famous dish is their congee, it is very thick and gooey! Even better than the beef hor fun there. What else?

    I would agree to give Mak Man Kee a miss, even the wontons and soup in 1st shop above is better! or Four Seasons Claypot is only good because it's cheap!

    Fuk Kee is a local's favourite, but for me its a little.. I much prefer the roast Goose Leg at Yat Lok Restaurant in Central, near where Mak's, and virtually next to Luk Yue and Holly Brown is.

    How about some Tofu Curd shops? Too many choices. Japanese gelati Milkissimo near your hotel? 清真牛肉館 Islam Food ? I struggle to work out what to eat daily myself haha!

  14. have a good trip! hope you find the dim sum shop at MK this time round. I read that the store beside Kau Kee which sells tomato noodles is not bad too :p

  15. Hey thank you everyone for your valuable comments and recommendations! I managed to read them in HK and fine-tune my plans there, but it was really too short a trip to explore everything I wanted to! Am sorting out photos now...should start posting the 15 or so posts soon!

  16. its definitely one of your entries that I will bookmark-ed it! Hong Kong's marvelous cuisines are never-ending and there're always new places to re-discover! Thank you for your well detailed names & addressed provided. =)

  17. Thanks! Timely too, should come in handy for my impending trip. I would settle for more street foods this time around, and not wasting time going in circles and ending up in cafes.


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