I just spent my entire evening reading through the posts on Hong Kong dining, and I must first give huge compliments to Chowhound's members for providing what has to be the most useful posts I have found in any forums thus far.
I have compiled a list of "must-go" restaurants that various people have suggested. However, I find that as with any restaurant suggestions, they can become outdated quickly (especially in Hong Kong where new restaurants seemingly open every few minutes). My fear is that restaurants that received raving reviews several years ago may now be mediocre at best and would not be worth the trip, especially if they are out of the way. So, I am asking the informed readers of Chowhound to help comment on the following list of eateries. Please let me know whether or not each restaurant is still worth noting; if not, I would greatly appreciate an alternative suggestion. Many thanks in advance! By the way, my partner and I will be in HK from Feb 7-13. We'd welcome the company of any other fellow food whores-- chinese food is always more enjoyable in large groups!
For Dim Sum: Wan Long @ Kowloon Hotel, Dynasty @ New World Renaissance, Maxim @ City Hall by Ferry
For Seafood: Fook Lam Moon
For Egg Tarts & Milk Tea: Lok Heung Yuen @ Central
For Roast Goose: (This will be my very first roast goose.) Yung Kee. I've heard their roast goose is no longer good, especially after the Avian Flu incident. Is that true? Any other suggestions? Newer places, perhaps?
Speakeasy: Da Ping Huo. (I also need a backup recommendation, as we were warned that there may be a private party booking the entire evening, and we may get bumped.)
For view: Felix (FYI: Where is the best place to eat or get a drink while watching the Chinese New Year Fireworks over the habor?)
Any suggestions for dining in the Mongkok area?
Any other UPDATED suggestions would be greatly appreciated! I've read a lot of forums, but most people seem to be going on restaurant reviews that are four to six years old.