I've been in HK about a year and am bowled over by the range of ingredients, dishes, flavors, textures of Chinese cuisine in this town. It's a vast universe of food...
I want to consciously expand my palate and develop the ability to discriminate between decent, good, and excellent Chinese food -- instead of being the bumbling gweilo who likes everything.
So the question is this...
What specific dishes would you miss *most* if you left HK permanently? What flavors, textures, aromas inspire craving that can only be satisfied here? What dish has a real anchor-hold in your food memory?
Is it really egg tarts and char siu? Is it hairy crab? Claypot rice? Turnip cake?
Where is your favorite place to eat this delicacy?
Any and all suggestions much appreciated!