Planning Itinerary for Hong Kong
I'm going to Hong Kong for 5 days from Singapore, during May 18-22 with a friend of mine. We're both young college-age females who really go to HK for the pleasure of eating, shopping, and hanging out together since we have not seen each other for years (I'm visiting Singapore from USA).
Since neither of us are familiar with Hong Kong and its cuisine (except for the fact that it has good dim sum and seafood), would someone please help us plan a foodie itinerary? I think we'll most likely be staying in TST, Kowloon. We'd love to do a fair amount of walking (to burn all the food we're gonna eat and work up the appetite!), and stick to good and cheap food that is authentic to Hong Kong. Since we're coming from Singapore, we are not interested in other cuisines like Indian or Thai or Korean, though we do have a bit of a weak spot for Japanese cuisine. Fusion food is fine, too, as long as it has some "Hong Kong" touch to it (whatever that means).
Basically, I am looking for good and cheap dim sum, Cantonese cuisine, seafood, noodles, snacks, street food, etc, though I think we can afford at least 1-2 pricier meals. Any suggestions on where to go and what to do would be much appreciated as well!
Oh, and I HATE hot pot, so none of that please..:-)
Thank you! :)
Hi there...There is loads to try in Hong Kong, so I don't really know where to start! Being a local Hong Konger, I eat anything from Indian to Italian, Japanese to Mexican....I haven't really thought about what is really "Hong Kong food"....so the best thing to do is what I do....see what other people are eating. Go to this site: http://www.openrice.com/english/resta... it's in English, and it has everyone's comments (good and bad) on all there is to offer in Hong Kong food, be it a street side stall or Michelin star restaurant. It also catagorises the foods by district and type. Happy eating!
Here is a good list of places:
DIM SUM LUNCH & CANTONESE DINNER
-- Lei Garden 利苑酒家: http://www.leigarden.hk/
-- Fook Lam Moon 福臨門: http://www.fooklammoon-grp.com/en/hom... (traditional dim sum
)-- Lung King Heen 龍景軒: http://www.fourseasons.com/hongkong/d... (modern and creative dim sum
CASUAL HONG KONG SPECIALTIES:
-- Tak Cheong Fish Ball Noodles 德昌魚蛋粉: http://www.openrice.com/restaurant/sr... (fish ball noodles
)-- Lok Yuen Beef Balls 樂園牛丸: http://www.openrice.com/restaurant/sr... (beef ball noodles
)-- Mak's Wonton 麥奀雲吞麵世家: http://appetiteforchina.com/maks-nood... (wonton noodles
)-- Tasty Wonton 正斗粥麵專家: http://www.openrice.com/restaurant/sr... (wonton noodles, stir fried beef noodles
)-- Ho Hung Kee 何洪記: http://soo-sean.blogspot.com/2009/01/... (wonton noodles, stir fried beef noodles, porridge
-- Tai Cheong 泰昌餅家: http://appetiteforchina.com/maks-nood... (egg tarts
)-- Kam Fung 金鳳茶餐廳: http://hautestuff.blogspot.com/2008/1... (egg tarts, chilled milk tea, mini chicken pie, pineapple bun)
-- Lan Fong Yuen 蘭芳園: http://tastytreats.wordpress.com/2008... (chilled milk tea & iced coffee blend
)-- LKK 北角雞蛋仔: http://www.openrice.com/restaurant/sr... (egg puffs, curry fish balls, waffle cake)
Hay Hong Kong Foodie! Guess you better provide another ' dim sum' list recommendation for our OP!! Your recs.was great but I believe the OP asked for 'cheap' choices. Both FLM and LKH are really high end dim sum places!!
Also, since our OP intend to stay in TST, I would suggest adding 'Mak Man Kee' at the intersection of Jordan road and Parkers street to your won-ton noodle list! Real hole-in-the-wall 'old establishment'!
re: Charles Yu
I do agree with you, Charles.
Personally, I think visitors who want to seek out cheap foods in HK don't really need pointers from CH board, as good food is available practically anywhere in HK. If one lives in TST, for example, there are good & cheap eateries on almost every street wherever you are.
For HK, I would refer to CH if I want to find really good, authentic Cantonese food.
re: Charles Yu
Heard from my brother-in-law, who just ate at Mak Man Kee yesterday, that another oldie - ' Mak's' has opened up a shop directly across from it! Guess you can do a mini 'won-ton noodle' tasting in one visit. However, don't forget to order the melt in the mouth, chopstick tender ' Braised chu Hau beef brisket and tendons'. Pretty amazing!