I am starting this thread to continue my discussion with Asomaniac (based in Tokyo) from the Singapore Board.
Asomaniac recently was told by his Hong Kong friend, who tried the Michelin graded Chinese restaurants in Tokyo, that the top end Chinese restaurants in Tokyo , in terms of innovation and the best ingredients used, are even better than the top end in Hong Kong. Being a frequent traveler to Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Vancouver and living currently in Singapore, I was really surprised by his comment as I always thought Hong Kong is the best when it comes to Chinese cuisine. Despite being a frequent traveler to Tokyo, I have never even bothered to try the Chinese food there (with the exception of Nanxiang Xiao Long Bao in Roppong Hill).
Anyway, Asomaniac is coming to Hong Kong in June and requested me to provide a few top end names to share with his Hong Kong foodie friend (though I understand not the same one as above). I thought it is better to continue the discussion here to get more responses. So any native Honkies (HKTraveler, Peech.....), any frequent visitors (CharlesYu, klyeoh, skyliner33, kobetobiko....) or anyone else familiar with the Chinese scene in Hong Kong, we want to hear your voice. What is the top end Chinese restaurant (not limited to Cantonese, any Chinese will do even though I think Cantonese would be the dominant one) here when price is not an issue?
A few note, Asomaniac is a serious foodie, willing to pay top money for serious good food. A wine lover as well (Peech: your type of foodie), a frequent traveler to Hong Kong, he is not a typical tourist in search of guidance. What he is looking for is the very best, the top end Chinese food that would be nominated for Michelin list if ever it come out with a guide in Hong Kong. Again, price is not an issue. Any response?
P.S: Since the menu of most Chinese restaurants is so wide, I suggest to include your favorite signature dish from that particular top end restaurant, the dish that would wow any serious foodies out there.