If you want to experience the Hong Kong food scene, stay out of the fancy-shmancy restaurants.My favorite dishes during my visit to Hong Kong last year were had in unassuming digs on random streets. One of my favorites was made of egg noodles covered in shrimp eggs. Who woulda thunk that shrimp eggs were salty enough to provide all the seasoning a pile of noodles needs?
I suggest staying away from the fancy-shmancy restaurants because they are way overrated. Those with Michelin stars certainly did not deserve them.
They say the best things in life are free, but sometimes, they cost very, very little.
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Daytime view of HK
Evening view of HK
Nighttime view of HK
Great food at rock-bottom prices! Just don’t expect top-notch service because those guys are no-nonsense!
So simple. So delicious.
Can’t go to HK without trying handmade dumplings!
Kowloon Tang was excellent. Food, service – excellent.
Classic Chinese cuisine at its very best: sauteed fried tofu with vegetables
Steamed fish with soy sauce and sesame oil
I highly recommend catching a ferry ride while you’re there!
All of these people queued up for its infamous steamed milk.
This is probably the best toast you will ever have, with a little bit of condensed milk on top.
Supposedly the best steamed milk in HK. It was pretty dang good! And that egg and ham sandwich for about 60 cents? Total bargain.
Red bean milk.
Spoon is a Michelin-starred French restaurant that does not deserve its stars at all.
At least Spoon has a great view, which is all it really has going for it.
Obligatory photo at HK’s avenue of the stars!
At a dim sum joint. This is liver on top of a dumping. Liver is a difficult organ to cook right and this place didn’t do it successfully.
This egg dumpling wasn’t too bad, but so dense! Egg yolk with a dry, throat-scratching sesame paste.
The view from the top of The Peak.
A better view from the top of The Peak. On a Saturday afternoon, it wasn’t terribly crowded, but it was chilly and windy.
Egg puffs from a little corner shop.
Tea eggs from the same corner shop we got the egg puffs from.
The food here was pretty good, but the clientele and atmosphere… Very unbecoming.
Duck egg was just one of the amuse vouches on this pretty platter.
Seafood soup was seafoody.
Xiao long baos are a must-have when traveling to Hong Kong!
The East doesn’t do Western desserts like the West does. Just sayin’.
I have a weakness for pig organs and tripe in particular. Cooked correctly in spices, a plate of tripe and a bowl of rice comprise my happy meal.
Handmade fishballs (nothing to do with testicles) are another must-try. Anything that doesn’t come off an assembly line, really.
Now, this restaurant located in the Ritz-Carlton is a MUST-TRY for anyone visiting Hong Kong! This Michelin-star restaurant actually deserves its stars. If you must go fine-dining, go here.
Tin Lung Heen is known for its dinner menu, but the weekend dim sum brunch was amazing!
Turnip cakes are a staple of dim sum.
I’m an open-minded person, but when the soup arrived contained something purple…
…not only purple, but spiky…
Seriously though: This is a species of some kind of sea cucumber or something.
I was skeptical, but it tastes just like sea cucumber, feels a little firmer than sea cucumber, and the spikes were not at all hard or spiky – maybe a tad rubbery. It tasted just fine!
Tarts filled with duck.
Obligatory cheong fun dish: steamed rice noodle rolled with assorted stuffings.
Classy har gow (shrimp dumplings)
Steamed buns filled with pork.
Bird’s nest tarts
Egg custard balls
I break balls.