Tell me all of your favorite places to eat in Hong Kong.
This may be better-filed in the Travel category. Later this year, sometime in late Summer/early Fall, I'm going to be traveling to Hong Kong for two weeks. Some significant portion of my meals there will be at home with family, but I'm looking to have the best possible experiences when eating out. I'm not loaded, so I'll probably have to limit myself to one or two really extravagant meals, with the rest composed of high-value meals.
Please tell me about any good food experiences you've ever had in HK. Any district is OK (though I'll be spending most of my time in Tai Po, Kowloon, and HK Island). Even if it's just "there's this noodle shop sort of around the corner and down a couple blocks from the MTR, and it's kind of hard to find," please mention this and I will try to gather more information.
I've already started a rapidly growing database of potentially good places to eat. I'll certainly share it at some point if anyone's interested. So far, my primary sources for information-gathering have been the eGullet China forums
, hkfoodie's blog
, the Chaxiubao blog
, Arthur Hungry's
opulent adventures, some scattered old posts on Chowhound's "International" board
, and assorted loose blog posts I found via Google. I'd be interested in hearing about any other English-speaking HK food blogs that I've missed.
Other tools that have been useful in gathering info about particular restaurants have been YPMap
, the best interactive English HK map site I can find (though it really needs Internet Explorer and it's nowhere as good as the standard US map sites), Openrice.com
, YP Smart Assistant
yellow pages, and the transit maps on the MTR, KCR, and bus websites (and Wikipedia).
If you could give me your tips in English, that would be preferable- by the end of this year I can only hope that my Cantonese will be rudimentary at best. My wife speaks fluently, though, so communication shouldn't be a problem when we're there.