The Pearl of the Orient is well-known for its stunning skyline. One of the most densely populated countries, Hong Kong is also the third most important financial centre in the world. But apart from its finance portfolio, there are many other things about Hong Kong that the world loves.
Every year, Hong Kong sees increasing tourism, and this world city has a compilation of stories to fall in love with. Cultural and spiritual discoveries, old meets new architecture, food and more food; there is always something to look forward to at Hong Kong, and there is always something to keep us returning.
If you already have an intimate bonding with Hong Kong, how many of these can you resonate with? But if you haven’t been, maybe it is time to fall in love – hard.
Here are 29 Reasons To Love Hong Kong:
Every time we visit Hong Kong, the sheer number of new restaurants and cafes that have opened since our previous trip amazes us. There is always somewhere new to check out, and quite frankly, it is impossible to tick all of them off our checklist. We always end up weighing our options with various factors – price point, location and type of cuisine.
On a recent trip, we went on a food tour with Maxim’s Group (you can read our pick on the best restaurants here), and one of the places that really impressed us was M&C.Duck at Harbourcity shopping mall. It is one of the newest dining concepts by Maxim’s Group – one of the largest F&B groups, with 70 brands and 840 outlets in Hong Kong, Vietnam and China – which opened in December 2013 – and it is one that has fast rocketed to our list of favourite restaurants in Hong Kong.
Offering a modern twist to traditional Peking and Shanghainese cuisine, M&C.Duck is not quite what you would expect of a typical Hong Kong restaurant. The familiarity of a Chinese outlet is comforting yet reveals hints of sexiness; the list of dishes is what tugs your heartstrings yet surprises with the unexpected.
Well, we would go there especially for the very good Peking duck, but there is much more to love, and we say them with a passion. Here are 9 reasons to fall in love with M&C.Duck, and the next time you find yourself in Hong Kong, you know where to go to feed your souls.
For those of you who are familiar with the online scene, I’m sure you know that Social Media Week took place on 13-17 Feb this year. I was invited by the kind folks at Harbour City – the biggest shopping mall in Hong Kong – to go to the land of dim sum as a speaker for one of the four social media events that they’ve organised.
The topic for our discussion – “Building an appetite for social: What’s cooking in the F&B industry” – as you might have guessed, had something to do with food. Our #SMWHKFood panel of six spoke on different things ranging from ‘which are our favourite social media platforms,’ to ‘how to make people hungry.’