Michelin Hong Kong
Heading to HK, Taipei & Tokyo next month and have three nights in HK. Will be traveling solo and am wondering which Michelin Hong Kong spots are worth it. Im booked for a private dinner at Bo Innovation and and lunch at Robuchon, but am looking for some more authentic and traditional? Any suggestions - I would like to experience what is the Michelin standard of Chinese food worthy of its macaroons. Pointing out the overhyped BS is much welcomed! as well as tips for Taipei!
Give the 2* 'Ming Court' a try! Good food, good decor/ambience, good service and the only Chinese restaurant in town that has a 'wine room' and offers Chinese food and wine pairing!!
You might want to check out DN innovación in Taipei, probably the best Spanish molecular fusion in town (that incorporates Taiwanese ingredients in a beautiful and meaningful way). Exec chef Daniel Negreira has worked at some top restaurants in Spain, including El Builli.
Thank you for the tips!
I've looked into Ming Court and it sounds delicious.
In regards to DN Innovacion, have you been? Is it on the same level as some other molecular driven spots in the world - or gimicky? It sounded interesting, but I have not seen any pictures that have incorporated much local product.
re: Big C
Nope but here are some TW blog writeups
Hokkaido scallop ceviche, in house grown plant/green vegetable, betelnut flower (with the lamb dish)
betelnut flower/plant also used here, Yilan coast baby squid, free range chicken from Yangmingshan (wrapped around foie gras)
Not every dish uses local ingredients, but they are able to put together some really beautiful items with whatever ingredients they use (whether import from Japan, Spain...e.g Iberico ham). I'm sure this restaurant is not meant to be compared to those top places in Spain, but I would say this is a first for Taipei (and perhaps Hong Kong, if you don't include Bo Innovation). There is L'atelier de Joel Robuchon in Bella Vita in Taipei as well.
I'm trying to find out if there is something even better in terms of traditional Chinese upscale banquet than Silks Palace restaurant at the National Palace Museum in Taipei which has really beautiful presentation (not sure about taste), but haven't dug up anything yet.
re: Big C
molecular at DN is laughable. Ask for Spanish dishes - they're decent.
Your best bet for good food in Taipei is actually Japanese - excellent value for money. Gyodoike is currently my favorite. Robata Yaki is new and pretty good, too.
OP mentioned he is traveling solo, so most Chinese meals are automatically no-go. Very few high end places offer good value for money in Taipei… Simple or street food is the way to go