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Hong Kong - two planned for a foodie visiting from sf bay area.

Dustin_E | Dec 4, 201106:21 PM

I am planning two dinners for four people in hong kong -- one for christmas day, and one for the day after. I don't make it to hong kong very often, so would like to make the most of these two dinners. I am looking to experience what makes hong kong an international food destination in two meals. One person in our party is fluent in cantonese, so language barriers aren't a consideration. In addition to choice of restaurant, i'd like to figure out what dishes to order and pre-order. Price isn't much of a consideration. I will be running around hong kong for a few days trying lots of other things mentioned on the boards, but these will probably be the only two meals i reserve ahead of time.

I want to be sure to try these things:

fresh cantonese-style seafood
dried seafood
roast goose
rare pork cuts / dishes
perhaps peking-style duck carved tableside.
perhaps abalone, shark fin and/or birds nest dishes.

This is what i'm thinking, but i suspect there are better choices:

Lei Garden
- pre order their daily herbal soup.
- pre order some rare steamed live fish.
- pre order roast goose.

Man Wah
- some rare pork cuts
- a crab dish
- peking duck carved tableside

i've also heard Hoi King Heen, Yan Toh Heen and Ye Shanghai mentioned -- should i do one or two of these instead of lei garden or man wah?

I know this is a lot to squeeze in to only two meals, but any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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