From steaming tiger prawns stir-fried with peppercorn and lemongrass in a Michelin-starred restaurant to local street food in a busy night market, Hong Kong has a dining experience for everyone.
Chow down pork buns and milk tea with the locals
From the street, the rundown exterior of Lan Fong Yuen is unlikely to catch your attention. However, it’s reputation as one of the best authentic breakfast spots in the city is far-reaching.
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The interior is filled with cheap plastic tables and chairs, colourful posters of actors from the 1970s and locals chowing down on soft pork-filled buns or crispy chicken and noodles. In between bites they slurp on sweet, frothy milk tea and chat about weekend plans or grandchildren. Visit Lan Fong Yuen for a fast and flavorful Hong Kong-style breakfast.
Location: 2 Gage Street Central
Experience Northern Chinese cuisine
Hutong serves up an extravagant 18-dish brunch inspired by the traditional dining customs of Northern China. Overlooking Victoria Harbour, on the 28th floor of One Peking building, this restaurant is a feast for the eyes and the stomach.
Hutong’s opulent interior features floor-to-ceiling windows with panoramic city views. You can enjoy Hong Kong’s skyline while dining on black truffle beef fried with Yunnan mushrooms or steamed baos dusted with gold and filled with egg yolk custard. Sip on free-flowing Veuve Clicquot or choose from a range of tempting cocktails.
Location: 28/F, One Peking, Tsim Sha Tsui
Discover flavoursome bites at the Temple Street Night Markets
To experience the smells and sounds of this vibrant city, lose yourself in the Temple Street Night Markets. Let your nose guide you towards modest family-run stalls serving up inexpensive but tasty prawn dumplings, wontons, stinky tofu, clay pot rice or chilli crab.
If you’re not prepared to navigate your way through the crowds alone, try an organised walking tour of the market to discover some of the tastiest morsels on offer.
Location: Temple Street, Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon
Dine on French fare at Michelin-starred L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon
For a romantic evening, head to L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon, a three-star Michelin restaurant offering an exquisite dining experience. Sit in the manicured garden and enjoy contemporary French fine dining. Sample delicacies like king crab with vegetable jelly, green asparagus coulis and Imperial caviar or lobster served in a spiced bouillon.
Location: Shop 401, The Landmark, Queen’s Road Central
Try traditional Cantonese food with a contemporary spin
Head to Man Wah at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel for another Michelin-starred dining experience. Located on the 25th floor, with views of Hong Kong’s spectacular skyline, this elegant restaurant offers traditional Cantonese cuisine with a contemporary spin.
Attentive waiters serve specialties such as Peking duck, wok-fried Dover sole in black bean sauce and juicy tiger prawns stir-fried with peppercorn and lemongrass. The interior features original paintings on silk and gold-plated lamps that resemble bird cages. Man Wah is the perfect place for a romantic evening with your significant other.
Location: 5 Connaught Road Central
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