In a city with so many food options, it can be difficult to know where to start – but that Cantonese classic of dim sum is always a good bet. For a contemporary take on the bamboo baskets, you can find restaurants serving up dishes like black truffle prawn dumplings and roasted Iberico pork with spring onion rice rolls.
Savour a culinary journey in Hong Kong with a grandiose spread of local delights and international gourmet.
If you’d like to dine in historic surroundings, there are plenty of noteworthy options in Hong Kong. At former police station Tai Kwun, which dates back to 1864, there are contemporary regional Chinese dishes from Cantonese cooking to Sichuan classics, or a fine dining twist on Thai food, whose chef was awarded the top spot on Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants in 2014 for his Bangkok eatery Nahm. In addition, there’s a tea house for veggie dim sum and traditional brews, and a dessert shop for Insta-worthy butter
If you want to eat in a restaurant where you can admire some great art and design during your meal, there are choices aplenty in Hong Kong: some spaces feel more like art galleries than eateries and employ art curations to source contemporary works from around the world.
After dinner, many locals will stop by a dessert shop for traditional sweets like black sesame or red bean soup, sweet tofu, and mango pomelo pudding. Many dessert places give diners the option of adding glutinous rice balls to soups for extra texture. Don’t forget to order a fruity tea on the side, like a fruit and peach resin jasmine tea packed with fruit slices.
If you’re a sports fan, you’ll want to experience the atmosphere and witness the build-up prior to big events, and there are plenty of places to do just that in Hong Kong. In Causeway Bay, Hong Kong’s football supporters’ club members congregate to watch premier league games at bars, which set the scene with framed sport jerseys and pics of sports stars in action.
Fancy a coffee? There are plenty of cool cafes to check into with a book (or laptop if you're working) all over Hong Kong. Sheung Wan is a good place to check out if you love independent coffee shops and bars: wander around Jervois Street and Tai Ping Shan Street and see what takes your fancy. A collection of cute little thoroughfares in Wan Chai - Sun Street, Star Street and Moon Street - delivers plenty more options, with a wide variety of coffee blends and milk available. Over on the Kowloon side, you'
As a global food capital, Hong Kong is home to an impressive array of eateries, and 71 restaurants were awarded Michelin stars in 2022. There's seven with three - 8½ Otto e Mezzo Bombana, Caprice and Lung King Heen at the Four Seasons, Forum and L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon at the Landmark Mandarin Oriental and Sushi Shikon and T'ang Court - plus 11 with two and 53 with one star. If you're looking for unforgettable dim sum, try Lung King Heen's masterdish of Pineapple Pork Buns with Barbecued Pork and Pine