I'm a huge CH lurker but this is my first post so please be nice to me. :P I've made a rough list using the handy search function but I'd like some direct input! Which is why I'm posting, haha.
I'm from Toronto and will be in Hong Kong in a week for 2 weeks. I have been before, but that was when I was 10! I'm going with my dad who is from HK and I have tons of relatives there (so I'm told?!) so I don't think I'll have control of the restaurants most nights, but I am hoping to make a list of places to check out when I do have a choice, such as lunch or when we aren't meeting with relatives. A note: I understand Canto fine, but my speaking is horrendous and embarrassing!
I am predominantly looking for mangoes! I would love any and all suggestions for the "best" mango dishes HK has to offer (I'm sure the fruits are easy enough to find, right?). It's probably a bit late in mango season, but I just can't leave HK without eating as many as my family will let me (they think I'm allergic to mangoes after I ate too many of them one time).
I am also looking for a good sushi place... when I tried searching, the threads were confusing and I only saw a couple names with no other info, so I am asking directly! Speaking of seafood, I am a huge huge fan of shellfish, especially scallops, oysters and crab. I will probably have enough Cantonese style with my family and made a tentative list of places I want to try from searching the board, but if there are any places that I shouldn't miss, please tell me!
And also, we are landing in HK at 5 AM! While the plane food is supposed to be good according to my dad and brother (we're flying Cathay Pacific), I don't want to waste any time in my HK eating adventures! Where do you suggest we go for breakfast? I'm really looking forward to dim sum in HK, but that's not necessarily what I'm angling for with this breakfast since I'm sure I'll have more than enough when I meet up with relatives. Since this is before check-in time, we'll have our mostly empty suitcases with us, and our hotel is in North Point (I think... I'm not the best at HK areas.), if that helps with some recs.
And my last question (for now): I want to bring back some delicious food items for my boyfriend so I can entice him into coming back with me in the future. The problem is nothing that I REALLY love that's done "best" in HK can be brought back easily! So what would you take home that's also permissible through international security?
Thank you for any help you can give me! :D