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Vet my Hong Kong Eatinerary & Other Qs

asiansupper Sep 27, 2010 11:56 AM

Hi HK CHers ... I'm a NYC CH visiting HK for a week in October and excited ... this will be my 2nd visit but the 1st visit was a bit bleh due to jet lag / humidity. In any case, I've scoured the boards and put together a list.

Please help me vet this and suggest foods that I should be eating, too! I mainly want to try foods that I can't get in NYC... so for the "other" restaurant recs, please no Italian, etc. Also, can anyone recommend a good cooking class?

DIM SUM
Victoria City Seafood
Fook Lam Moon
Sun Tung Lok
Lung King Heen - for more of a hotel dim sum experience (or should I do T'ang Court at the Langham Hotel Celestial Court' in the Sheraton?)

CANTONESE
Lei Garden Wanchai
Fu Sing

CHIU CHOW
Sheung Hing Chiu Chow
Pak Loh Chiu Chow

OTHER SNACKS & ETC
Ding Tai Fung - for xlb
Tai Cheong Bakery - egg tarts
Mak's Noodles / Central - won ton noodles
Tasty Congee

OTHER NOTABLE RESTAURANTS TO TRY
Caprice ???

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  1. puppychao RE: asiansupper Sep 27, 2010 12:11 PM

    @asiansupper, that looks like a great list. I'll be visiting in HK in a week and a half. Do you have locations for any of those places?

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      Peter Rodgers RE: asiansupper Sep 27, 2010 01:16 PM

      Rather amusing, as I too have been making a Hong Kong dim sum and Chinese dinner list. Here is my somewhat shorter (and a bit different) list, similarly compiled from reading post on this board:

      Dim Sum:

      Victoria City Seafood (Sung Hung Kai Plaza or Citic Tower)*
      Fook Lam Man
      Fu Sing, 353 Lockhart Road (Wan Chai)**
      Royal Garden (Royal Garden Hotel)
      Tang Court (Langham Hotel)
      Che's, The Broadway Building, 4th Floor on Lockhart Road (reservation essential)
      Sun Tung Lok (Mira Hotel, Kowloon)

      Other:

      Lung King Heen Restaurant in the Four Seasons Hotel (great views and menu)(expensive)
      Fu Sing (Wan Chai)
      Bo Innovation (cutting edge modern Cantonese)
      Cho Choi Koon (SE Corner of Nathan and Jordan Roads, Kowloon)
      Tang Court

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        Peter Rodgers RE: asiansupper Sep 27, 2010 01:20 PM

        Let's try this again. I found your post amusing, as I had been engaged in the same exercise of late. Here is my list.

        Dim Sum:

        Victoria City Seafood (Sung Hung Kai Plaza or Citic Tower)*
        Fook Lam Man
        Fu Sing, 353 Lockhart Road (Wan Chai)**
        Royal Garden (Royal Garden Hotel)
        Tang Court (Langham Hotel)
        Che's, The Broadway Building, 4th Floor on Lockhart Road (reservation essential)
        Sun Tung Lok (Mira Hotel, Kowloon)

        Other:

        Lung King Heen Restaurant in the Four Seasons Hotel (great views and menu)(expensive)
        Fu Sing (Wan Chai)
        Bo Innovation (cutting edge modern Cantonese)
        Cho Choi Koon (SE Corner of Nathan and Jordan Roads, Kowloon)
        Tang Court

        1. asiansupper RE: asiansupper Sep 27, 2010 07:40 PM

          @puppychao - no but I think they can all be found on openrice.

          Peter - please do keep the thread updated with any additions/changes .... I think we can both save each other some time! also, do you have reservations at any of the higher end places? And/or do you have a sense of how far out you need to make reservations?

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            Peter Rodgers RE: asiansupper Sep 28, 2010 01:41 PM

            I will not be in HK until the 21st of October and am still mulling over the options. Will check in if I have trouble making reservations.

          2. asiansupper RE: asiansupper Nov 8, 2010 01:37 PM

            Back from my trip and wanted to share - I actually did not get to try that many places for one reason or the other. Where I did get to go (and some photos of the menus & food: http://www.flickr.com/photos/asiansup...)

            PLANNED EATS
            Lei Garden Wanchai - first dim sum of the trip. Was very impressed ... really like the bamboo shoots for some reason. Vegetable dumplings were killer also.
            Fu Sing - overall, very delicious. the hairy crab xlb was a bit hm. definitely unique, but not sure I get all the hype. baked pork bun, on the other hand ... WOW
            Tai Cheong Bakery - egg tart was fresh, hot yumminess. not too sweet and very flaky.
            Mak's Noodles / Central - won ton noodles - yummy, though i don't think i love wonton noodles, generally. servings are indeed small (tho not sure if that's what they're supposed to be) but good when you've already eaten dumplings and you're planning on finishing it off with an egg tart or two.

            UNPLANNED EATS
            Dumpling Yuan (on the same st as Mak's Noodles) - not amazing, but I love dumplings so I was happy.

            Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao (IFC) - late flight + convenience + pleasant experience last time brought me here again. Quite solid, I think, and absolutely packed to the gills with office-types late on Wednesday night!

            Mandarin Oriental
            - breakfast buffet - pro: selection (if you want congee + fresh fruit + dim sum + bacon + coldcuts - you can have it all! their dim sim needs help, badly, tho
            - Cafe Causette - overpriced, but range of foods from all over and ultimately nothing beats the convenience of walking a few steps to your elevator

            A note on reservations: I did not make reservations at any of these places. Unfortunately I did not get to try Lung King Heen as when I called (the week I was there) they were not free for several weeks!

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