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first visit to Hong Kong with family (including toddler)


Restaurants & Bars China & Southeast Asia

first visit to Hong Kong with family (including toddler)

trueblu | | Apr 2, 2012 01:44 AM

We moved as a family to beijing a few months ago (as expats) and towards the end of this month, will be venturing to hong kong for our first trip there for 3-4 days. It will be me, my wife, and our nearly three year old daughter. Of course, we'll have to do some sightseeing aswell, but we love food as a family, including our daughter, who, if the mood takes her, will try almost anything.

We'll be staying at the Conrad (on points -- I'm just a humble academic), in case that is relevant in terms of distances etc. Given that we'll be with our daughter, very long meals over 90 minutes are not easy (but we managed a few times on holiday in italy and france last year).

I've been salivating reading a lot of these threads but I'm rather over-whelmed by the sheer number of options, and also have no idea how suitable the various places are for a well-behaved, but still typical, toddler. For example, in Beijing, our daughter has pretty much eaten everywhere with us (Maison Boloud this week the one exception), and the chinese love children, so have a high tolerance for the occasional distraction. Also, have no idea about prices for many of these places. We're ready to spend a decent sum for a great meal, but we don't have unlimited funds, say.

We'd love to have some great dim sum, some classic cantonese cuisine and are totally open to suggestions.

Also, we're teetotal, and not really into the ultra-high expense ingredients such as abalone, sea cucumber, shark fin and bird's nest, but happy to try most things.

A few random places I've read about on the boards, but again, don't know about child suitability, and also whether all these places are super-expensive, so can't go to all of them:

Yung Kee for roast goose
Fuk Lam Moon
Lei Garden
Tim Ho Wan, if we can stand the queue

Also, otto e mezze sounds fascinating (and really, really miss great italian food); as does a posh hotel place for dim sum. Given we're in the conrad, is golden leaf worth going to? I note it just lost its michelin star. We don't slavishly follow such things: have had some amazing non-michelin meals, and some so-so (but never terrible) 2/3 star michelin meals.

Thanks so much!


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