My girlfriend and I will be taking a two week vacation in Hong Kong in mid-November and we were looking for restaurant advice. First a little background info about us. My girlfriend is Chinese-American who speaks Cantonese but doesn't read and grew up in Brooklyn Chinatown. We both live in NYC and are familiar with a majority of Cantonese food. We will be staying in Wan Chai and are planning on traveling to Macau for food. We enjoy both high end/low end food and are looking forward to eating our way through this vacation but seeing how there are only two of us, it may limit our choices due to many meals at Chinese restaurants being served family style. Thanks!
- Robuchon a Galera (worthy of *** Michelin Stars?)
- Tim's Kitchen (any preference between this location vs the HK location?)
- Luk Kei Noodle (bamboo noodle with shrimp roe as good as advertised?)
- Fernando's A Lorcha for a Portugese lunch?
- Also planning on the famous spots such as: Cafe Tai Lei Kei (pork chop bun), Margaret's Cafe e Nata and Lord Stow's (portugese egg tarts)
- L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon (any different than the other L'Atelier locations)
- 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo (Italian seems like a nice break from French/Chinese. Read the Chef's famous for truffle dishes and truffle season just began...)
- Loaf On (seems like a good bet on a trip out to Sai Kung)
- Mandarin Grill + Bar/Bo Innovation (we enjoy modern cuisine/molecular gastronomy but have heard mixed reviews re Bo Innovation)
- Yung Kee (roast goose and? Try and book a reservation on the 4th floor?)
- Yin Yang (thoughts on this or any other deserving private kitchen?)
- Shanghai Hairy Crab - Liu Yuan Pavilion/Tin Heung Lau (will it still be in season and what dishes are recommended to order in advance?)
- Snake Soup - read that it will be in season and was looking for suggestions.
- Typhoon Shelter Crab - Under Bridge Spicy Crab?
- Would you even attempt Fook Lam Moon or Sun Tung Lok with 2 people for dinner?
- Planning on going to both Peninsula Hotel and the Clipper Lounge in the Mandarin Oriental
- Lung King Heen (have heard better things about LKH's dim sum than their dinner)
- Will probably also visit: Tim Ho Wan, Lin Heung Tea House and Luk Yu Tea House
- Sang Kee, Fuk Kee, Mui Kee, Law Fu Kee?
Dai Pai Dongs:
- Tung Po worth it?
- Will try to visit Mak's, Mak Man Kee, Mak An Kee during our visit.
Beef Brisket Noodle:
- Will try Kau Kee, Kwan Kee and Wai Kee.
- Any preference between Kwan Kee, Four Seasons or Siu Wa Kitchen?
- Manor or Lei Garden? Don't have enough people to get the rice stuffed pig at Kimberley!
- Joy Hing, Fu Sing, Wing Hap Lung?