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Needs recs for HK please! Leaving on Thursday!


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Needs recs for HK please! Leaving on Thursday!

CKN | | Dec 15, 2009 03:02 PM

Been really busy and really sick so I haven't had the opportunity to do much research. :( I have and still am searching this board, but I'm hoping you folks can please help me out!

I'm leaving for Asia with my girlfriend on Thursday and will be in HK for four days, including New Years. I live in Markham, Canada, and there's a lot of incredible Chinese (mainly Cantonese) restaurants up here. With that said, I'm looking for things that I can't find here.

Some more points...
-this will be my first time there
-my background is Chinese but I do not write, speak, or read a lick of the language
-all price ranges although we will probably only go to one or two high-ends
-definitely want to try hairy mitten crab (is this still in season?)
-looking for the top noodle and soup places (hand-pulled, wonton, etc.)
-anywhere for really good crispy Peking duck and roasted pork
-any really unique dishes, although I'm admittedly not that adventurous

Recommendations for restaurants and specific dishes would be greatly appreciated! Some of the restaurants that I'm considering so far:

Bo Innovation
Never had molecular gastronomy but I always wanted to try!

Tien Heung Lau
Read on here that their smoked yellow fish is really something special. Same goes for their crab roe dishes. My biggest concern though is if there will be a language barrier.

Yan Toh Heen
Good dim sum? Not sure what to order here. I think someone recommended the steamed fish.

Fu Sing
Read on here that they have good dim sum and really good crab roe xiao long bao.

Tim's Kitchen
Read on here that the Macau location is better, but I probably won't be going there.

Fook Lam Moon
Sounds like it's one of the best, but how much should I expect to spend for two people? What's their signature dishes?

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