I've just moved to HK with my partner and we're really keen to get out and explore the local food scene. We're British, lived in London for 4 years and Shanghai for 3 years before that. We have a pretty good grounding in the majority of regional Chinese food through our foodie and chef friends in Shanghai, but were seduced by the bold flavours of Sichuan, Xinjiang, Hunan, DongBei, etc so never really explored Cantonese food.
We're pretty happy to sample most tastes (and textures), however we don't have the language or knowledge of what the truly local specialties are. Guidebooks just suggest blanket ideas of dim sum or noodle soup, but that's no good! I've already started making a list of places to go after reading this forum:
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We love good cheap street food with the occasional splurge somewhere amazing, so please so any recommendations would be super-helpful.
Thank in advance for any help!