So...am super excited for our upcoming HK trip end of May/early June!!
I haven't been back to HK in years and despite growing up there as a child, I have little to no recollection of the city let alone the good foodie places to hit up.
We will be at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Wan Chai-a short skip from Causeway Bay.
So far, I only have a couple places jotted down to definitely eat at from chatting with my HK pals.
--Tim Ho Wan (well I found this from a WSJ article about dim sum awhile ago and told myself I must go here if I ever find myself in HK again...best dim sum ever, true?)
--Lei Garden (I think I remember this place from the 80s, if its the same one that's been around that long...best cantonese cuisine all around?)
Soo, what are we looking for? (lots and lots of cantonese and other regional chinese food that is harder to be found in the U.S. like even in LA and NYC, it is hard to come by chinese food outside of the regular cantonese, szechuan, taiwanese, etc)
--any Michelin rated chinese place Chowhounders would recommend? my bf and I figured this may be our one chance to do "fancy" Chinese and if there is one city we'd pay good money for this, it's Hong Kong!
(on the Michelin rated HK restaurants, I think Lung King Heen is the only Chinese one there, nothing against non-Asian cuisine but I think our plan is to eat as much Asian in HK as possible haha...but is Lung King Heen or Sun Tung Lok a MUST TRY for our 1-2 "fancy" meals in HK?)
--dim sum (besides Tim Ho Wan as mentioned above)
--bakeries (I LOVE chinese bakeries, cakes, hot dog buns etc)
--Peking Duck (any place that makes this especially good)
--late night dessert places
--HK/Chinese/American cafes (I don't know how they're referred to in HK, but in L.A. we have quite a few of these "Chinese American" cafes in San Gabriel Valley where they serve chicken ala king, an extensive list of bubble teas, honey lemon tea, borscht soup, etc)
--xiao long bao (we have found a couple places in LA we love, but I think I saw that there is a Din Tai Fung in HK too...is this the place or are there others that are better?)
--regional Chinese cuisine like (Hakkanese, Chiu Chow, Shanghainese)
--noodles place (definitely would love to find a homemade noodle soup type place)
--birds nest soup
--sharks fin soup
Thanks soooo much!!! :)