When travelling for leisure, most people would want to check out the best eating places in that city – dining in a hotel restaurant is usually not the priority.
That is not surprising, given that the general perception of hotel food is crappy buffet food and lousy restaurants serving tasteless and expensive food. However, this is definitely not the case at InterContinental Hong Kong. I know I was just recently praising another InterContinental property, but I have good reason.
During my stay at InterContinental Hong Kong, I was impressed by their dining offerings. Not only is it home to contemporary French cuisine at 2 Michelin Star SPOON by Alan Ducasse, it also has other fantastic restaurants such as Nobu – one of the most famous Japanese restaurants in the world – which serves innovative modern Japanese cuisine, and Yan Toh Heen - 1 Michelin Star Chinese restaurant that is known for its Cantonese specialities. The restaurants at InterContinental Hong Kong will please even the harshest critics.
At level 102 of The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong, Tin Lung Heen is probably one of the highest, if not the highest, Chinese restaurants in the world. While there are plenty of good Cantonese restaurants in Hong Kong, Tin Lung Heen is a popular venue as it not only delivers a modern interpretation of Cantonese food, it also has a spectacular view of Hong Kong.
One of the highlights during my trip to Hong Kong last year was my meal at Yardbird, an uber-hip yakitori bar with a Manhattan-chic vibe.
Judging from the crowd, Yardbird is already one of the hottest restaurants in Hong Kong. It has that winning formula that is hard to beat: a sexy and young crowd, a great drink list – consisting of sake, shochu and wine – and very tasty grilled skewers. Its yakitori menu (HK$38 per stick) offers nose-to-tail eating of a chicken; you can find anything from thigh meat to gizzard, heart, and tail. They are well-executed and straightforward and very delicious. But what you must not miss is the signature KFC (Korean Fried Cauliflower), it is kick-ass awesome and very addictive. I would fly to Hong Kong just to eat it.
Yardbird is definitely the place to go for a drink and some light bites when you are in Hong Kong. I am thrilled to see them ranking #46 in Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards 2013. Congratulations to the team!
33-35 Bridges Street
Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2547 9273
Mon to Sat: 6pm – 12 Midnight
A Cha Chaan Teng, for the uninitiated, is a kind of local eatery in Hong Kong that serves comfort food at affordable prices. These local diners are where Hong Kongers go for their regular meals, and you can find them almost everywhere.
A trip to Hong Kong is not complete without eating at Cha Chaan Teng. Here’s a list of the Top 11 Hong Kong Cha Chaan Teng.
“Flower pot” salad
On my recent trip to Hong Kong, I had one of my best meals this year. I’ve heard about the restaurants at Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, but somehow, I didn’t get the chance to go there during my previous trips. Boy am I glad I finally had the chance to go Mandarin Grill. And I think you should make an reservation if you’re going to Hong Kong soon.
Mandarin Grill is an one Michelin Star restaurant at Mandarin Oriental, one of the best hotels in Hong Kong. The lunch that I had was amazing. A-m-a-z-i-n-g. Even though it’s only April, I can confidently say that this is definitely going into my list of Best Meals in 2012.
After my trip to Hong Kong in September, I wasn’t expecting to see the vibrant city so soon, at least not within this year. But things always happen when you are least expecting them, so when an invitation came from the Novotel Group to gather a few bloggers from all over Asia for a short holiday in the land of dim sum and roast goose — my answer was short and sweet: YES! I want to eat egg tarts!
On my previous trip, we were scrambling around Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, and Lautau Island and it was more of a touch-and-go as we wanted to see as many places we could. This time round, I did a lot more eating and shopping at a much relaxed pace — so to add on to my earlier guide, here’s another 10 Things to Do in Hong Kong.