First trip to HK.
Heading to HK in a few weeks for 8 and finding the online research overwhelming! Wondered if you could take a look at my list and offer any advice?
Mainly higher end stuff, the rest I'm happy to follow my nose. Open to all cuisines but would like to focus generally on Chinese.
Already booked Lung King Heen + Hutong.
Tim’s Kitchen (lunch?)
The Chairman (lunch?)
Bo Innovation (read some VERY mixed reviews..worth it?)
Loong Toh Yuen
Tin Lung Heen
Da Ping Huo
Fa Zu Jie
Also thinking of L'atelier + Yardbird but not sure. Thoughts? Any glaring ommisions or duds?
re: Charles Yu
Well, I do hope you find something good to eat at the much-maligned Hutong, marksound. I actually enjoyed all my 3 visits there, though the last time was waaay back in 2008. Well, the fact that it's still there whilst other much more feted restaurants in the same building & vicinity were gone spoke volumes of its staying power in high-rent HK.
The views are stupendous.
Its claim-to-fame is the crispy-skinned roasted & de-boned lamb-ribs. To-die for.
re: Charles Yu
Wow, I didn't realise they'd even gotten a Michelin star in the first place, Charles! Anyway, I don't really trust the French to rate HK eateries - even if they hired some locals as consultants. Michelin has lost much of its influence in Europe in the past decade - too commercialised and high-handed at the same time. Their system of rating is also not transparent - Paul Bocuse will get a 3-star *every* year out of deference to the legendary chef, irregardless of the fact that cooking standards there had stagnated, and some of the dishes were simply awful.
Will definitely try the lamb ribs, one of my must get dishes on any menu! I'm happy if the food isn't out of this world in exchange for a view/atmosphere just for one night.
Currently trying to get a reservation at Fa Zu Jie - any of you been? If not may try Da Ping Huo to experience a 'private' kitchen.