Restaurants in Hong Kong that you MUST eat at?
A friend of mine just moved to Hong Kong and was curious about any restaurants that she MUST dine at? Any ideas would be greatly appeciated! Or even any type of food or dish that she should try while living there?
at reputable shanghainese restaurants such as liu yuen on lockhart road (not sure of the english names)....non shanghainese restaurants don't really know hairy crabs and they are just selling them because they are 'in season' and everbody wants them. ask for the male ones and specifically ask them to choose the ones with a lot of 'white' roes. must have them steamed whole and eat plain.
The list is endless.... even thinking about the below makes me drool and dream
Hakka Cantonese style salt baked chicken
Shanghai hairy crab
Dishes that involve stewing pomelo skin
Chiu Chow style food (e.g. marinated goose, chiu chow style congee, pepper chicken, cold crab, cubed marinated pork blood)
spicy crab (typhoon shelter crab or under the bridge crab)
congee from any place that specializes in it
places that specialize in won ton noodle soup and beef brisket noodle soup shops
fishball noodles (Jieh Kee in Aberdeen would be one I would try)
lo mein doused with shrimp roe with a side of broth
tomato beef instant noodles at Sing Heung Yuen Central (dai pai dong)
Hong Kong Milk Tea (Lan Fong Yuen, Central)
Dim Sum (many different places)
various bakery items (e.g. pineapple bun, egg tarts)
Chinese style fried sugar doughnut (sa yung, of which Tai Cheong is famous for that and cookie crust egg tarts)
Chinese desserts (sugary broth but overall light eats like almond puree or black sesame puree)
sugar cane juice
cold herbal teas (usually I just stick with chrysanthemum)
curry fishball skewers
etc etc etc
It depends on what her experience with Chinese food has been. For example, if she has never had dim sum, then that'd be one thing she must try, multiple times. How about snake (now in season), Shanghai hairy crab (also in season), various other Chinese regional cuisines, HK tea cafe's, congee of various kinds, won ton noodles from several of the top noodle houses, etc.