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Hong Kong overview questions


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Hong Kong overview questions

david kaplan | | Feb 4, 2010 06:19 AM

Going to Hong Kong for the first time next week. I've been reading through the posts and found lots of great suggestions for specific places or dishes but have some general questions about eating in Hong Kong.

Neighborhoods: for unfancy Cantonese, other Chinese regional, and other east/southeast Asian restaurants/cafes/stalls, where are the best neighborhoods to stay or explore? Are some neighborhoods much better than others, or is there enough great food everywhere that every neighborhood has something to offer? I'm considering staying in Mongkok (Kowloon) or the Causeway Bay area near Victoria Park, but am not locked into anything yet.

Regional Chinese cuisine: aside from Cantonese, is Hong Kong the right place to look for other regional Chinese or east/southeast Asian cuisines? Or should I stick primarily to Cantonese?

Comprehensive food guidebooks or online guides: is there anything for Hong Kong similar to for Tokyo or a guidebook that is easy to print out and carry around for guidance when wandering around Hong Kong?

Thanks in advance!

(Also posting a couple specific questions separately.)