Chinese-American (speaks Mandarin) will be traveling to HK for the first time in October (now living around Washington DC). I'll arrive early on a Sunday morning and departing the following Friday, so 5 nights in HK. I'm interested in tour sites as well as dining - will eat anything at any price. I'm traveling with a couple of American friends that are adventurous eaters, and there will be lots of drinking (we's celebrating our 45th year on earth).
First, we've decided to stay at two different hotels over the 5 nights to facilitate sight seeing and dining. I'm thinking 2 nights in Tsim Sha Tsui and 3 nights on the HK island, or should I reverse that and do 3 nights in Tsim Sha Tsui and 2 nights on HK island? And what part of the island should we stay at? Central or Wan Chai/Cuaseway Bay? Ease of transportation and availability of night life (food and drink) is of utmost concern.
And can someone give us an overview of what to eat? Obviously dim sum, high end Cantonese, seafood on Causeway Bay, and what else? Peking duck sounds good and so does xiao lon bao. Let's put it this way, DC's Chinese is merely serviceable so we'll eat any sort of Chinese and outstanding restaurants that aren't Chinese (if truly noteworthy). Please also suggest restaurants.
Will we miss anything (dim sum wise) if we don't do it on weekends? What about street food? What time is best to visit and which street food area?