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Help Me Appreciate Hong Kong


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Help Me Appreciate Hong Kong

modernleifeng | Jul 17, 2009 09:41 PM

I'm new around here, so I'm hoping not to make any enemies with this post, but I'm really curious to get some recommendations. I currently spend most of my time in Beijing, though I previously lived in Shenzhen and would make almost weekly trips to Hong Kong, I do travel to HK on a regular basis and will be there in a week and am looking for some ideas as to where to eat. I know, this is a question that has been answered here countless times before, but I have a major caveat to that...

For typical Cantonese foods like dim sum, congee, and seafood, I have places I enjoy in Shenzhen that are excellent (for more tastes, as good as some of the touted HK spots) and almost always cost a lot less.

So what I'm looking for is unique HK experiences/things I can't find on the mainland, like innovative/modern Chinese preparations and good foreign food, though I'd prefer not dropping a major wad unless its worth it (thus I have concerns about Bo). I'd also be into an old school cha can ting that still delivers (and preferably in Central or Causeway Bay) or a good chili or typhoon shelter crab.

Finally, with my mention of "foreign" food, specifically wondering about any Indian recs (not a fan of the Chungking Mansion experience) and if anybody's been to Yorkshire Pudding? I've heard mixed things about it, but would love a decent English pub meal...

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