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Jun 12, 2012 11:24 PM

30 Hour Layover in Hong Kong

Hello Chowhounders!

I'm going to Hong Kong this weekend and I have a 30 hour layover before I cross over to the Mainland. I was wondering what places I should hit within those 30 hours that would be well worth going.
I have a couple places in mind:

1) Yung Kee for their roasted duck.
2) Australian Dairy Company for their egg sandwiches
...... and that's all I got.....

If you have any suggestions that you think are well trying out, please let me know. Money is no object, cheap or expensive it doesn't matter as long as it's good.
Also, my hotel is in Jordan, but I'm willing to travel around Hong Kong to eat some good delicious food.

Thanks for your help!

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  1. First off! Small world!!! I used to live in Coach Hill years ago whilst working in the oil industry!!

    Well, based on my annual eating trip to HK for the past 30 years, I am going to give you my 2 cents worth!

    Unless you are a regular, stay away from Yung Kee for now! They have become inconsistent! No need to gamble on them with only 30 hours in town!

    Since you are staying in Jordan ( Eaton Hotel? I presume? ), I would eat at Xin Dau Ji on 18 Cheung Lok Street instead. Its walking distance and they have garnered awards for their seafood and Chinese B-B-Q. Order the 'goose' not the duck! BTW, Australian Dairy is about 10 minutes walk from there!! Same street as AD is Man Man Kee famous for their won-ton noodles...etc. Great place for a snack. Chop-stick tender braised beef brisket and tendons and their 'Penny hot sauce shredded pork noodle' are two must-try items!

    Oh! BTW, are you traveling alone! If you have companion, I would propose you try out some really great Michelin Star Cantonese food at Ming Court inside the Langham Hotel ( 2 subway stops from Jordan! Hotel/restaurant directly above Mong Kok station! ). If you are even more adventurous, I would take the subway/train to Fung Lum in Tai Wai for some yummy and juicy roasted pigeon ( order whole NOT chopped up ) and their world famous 'Fried wild sea prawns with spicy peppered salt'! You will not get those even in Vancouver, let alone Calgary!!

    Is this your first time to HK? Do you intend to take in a Dim Sum lunch? If so, take the metro to TST ( just one stop ) and have the lunch at the 1* Yan Toh Heen inside the Intercontinental hotel. Try booking a window table and you'll have great view to accompany your good food! After lunch you can walk along the promenade and enjoy more Harbour views ( asuuming its not too hot! )

    Have fun!!

    Actually, you can accomplish a lot in 30 hours!

    2 Replies
    1. re: Charles Yu

      Thanks for this terrific list. What is the address for Fung Lum in Tai Wai and Man Man Kee? I absolutely dote on Roast Goose and Roast Pigeon. I thought Yung Kee was just off the day I tried it last April, but as it has gone downhill, I'd appreciate your recommendation of places to go for those two items and for beef brisket. Also if I can't get out of Causeway Bay where I usually stay, what are the best Cantonese restaurants in that area?

      1. re: poggibonzzi

        Fung Lum - 45 Tsuen Nam Road Tai Wai ( Easy to find! Directly across from the railway station exit! )
        Mak Man Kee - 51 Parkes Street. ( 2 street west along Jordan road )
        Best Cantonese in Causeway Bay??!! I would choose from 'Fan Tang', Forum or Regal Palace. I also like the menu of Fu Sing, but this restaurant has been inconsistent ?!!

      1. Since money's not a concern, you should go & try Tin Lung Heen on the 102nd floor of the Ritz-Carlton HK, The views ought to be breathtaking, and the food's not that bad:

        Do note the dress code though