Located at the basement of InterContinental Hotel Hong Kong, THE STEAK HOUSE winebar + grill is a 1-Michelin star in Hong Kong that specialises in charcoal grilled steaks. Before we start on its menu, we have to profess our love for this harbour-side outlet for it offers a view of the prized Hong Kong skyline. And if you happen to be there during 8pm, you can even catch the world-famous Symphony of Lights show! Good steaks and good view; your night cannot be better.
Dim Sum is a ritual in Hong Kong. It is a lifestyle, it is a past-time, it is quintessentially Hong Kong.
Many cultures have something similar like the Spanish tapas, the Italian cicheti and the Japanese izakaya, but dim sum is somewhat on a different level, very gastronomical and exquisite, and is truly special especially to us Asians.
From traditional dim sum teahouses, to the cheapest Michelin Starred dim sum restaurants, and very posh Chinese restaurants that offer an exquisite dining experience like no other – there are countless of dim sum restaurants in Hong Kong, and while the choices are mind-boggling to say the least, we have shortlisted our favourites to share with all of you.
Here is our guide to Hong Kong’s 15 Dim Sum Restaurants You Must Dine At.
Over at Hong Kong, they do their steaks really well. Now, trust us because we are so picky with our steaks and few have impressed us as much as these ones that we are about to share did.
Steakhouses in Hong Kong are really popular for many reasons – mean meat (but of course), sexy environment, impeccable service and knowledgeable wait staff, fantastic wines to be paired… The bankers at Hong Kong have a serious love affair with steaks, and it is also probably why standards are raised and kept so high and almost unattainable.
Here, we will share with you three of the most incredible steakhouses in Hong Kong that will leave you breathless. Tried and tested, and supremely impressed.
Talk about Hong Kong-style breakfast and everyone thinks of Australian Dairy Company. Their heavenly scrambled eggs are to die for, and so are their steamed milk.
No lack of cha chaan teng options when you are in Hong Kong, and whichever street you are on, however you turn, there will definitely be a joint or two for you to grab a quick meal at. But why is Australian Dairy Company so popular, you may ask?
To be most honest, the menu is nothing special. There is nothing fanciful about the decor too – if even any to speak of – and it looks like just any other cha chaan teng. But the much-lauded scrambled eggs and steamed milk lived up to the hype.
The world knows Tim Ho Wan – a One-Michelin star dim sum restaurant that started with humble beginnings in Hong Kong. But do you know about One Dim Sum?
With just one nondescript and humble outlet in Prince Edward, One Dim Sum has been in the spotlight ever since they earned their one Michelin star in 2012. Even though it did not retain the Michelin star, the queue at the restaurant remains the same every day – it is mostly packed with regulars who return again and again for its much-lauded dim sum.
Hong Kong is known for many things – the iconic Peak, postcard-worthy Hong Kong’s skyline, the vibrant nightlife and entertainment scene at Lan Kwai Fong, as well as the one thing that truly defines Hong Kong, at least for food lovers – dim sum.
A trip to Hong Kong is not complete without having a dim sum meal or two. Or as many as you can. There are countless dim sum restaurants in Hong Kong, and while the choices are mind-boggling to say the least, we love Maxim’s Palace for they offer the most quintessential Hong Kong dim sum experience. It ranks top for its authenticity by retaining its practice of serving dim sum on trolleys – the good ol’ traditional way.
Here are 5 reasons why Maxim’s Palace is our favourite dim sum restaurant in Hong Kong and why you should go there for yum cha when in the city.
Among all the different dining concepts that we went to during our Hong Kong trip in July, simplylife – a European-style bakery cafe by Maxim’s Group - is our favourite place.
In a busy city where people are always racing against time and missing out on the smallest things, simplylife is an oasis of calmness in Hong Kong, and quite simply what life should be. We fell in love with it, more than what we thought we would. The space is one that will have you slow down, relax and breathe in the simple pleasures of life. simplylife, indeed.
Since its opening in 2007, simplylife has not only expanded to 8 branches in Hong Kong, but it has also garnered a strong support among its loyal customers. Nothing is unnecessarily expensive, and only the freshest ingredients are used for every item they serve and put on your table.
We can go on and on about why we are head over heels in love with the concept, but the best way is for you to include it in your itinerary when you are in Hong Kong. Here is how simplylife stole our hearts:
Sexy. Artsy. Fuss-free. Comfort. URBAN Bakery Works presents itself as the it place in Hong Kong for all-day casual dining. Its concept shop at The Landmark is a stunner, and it promises nothing but a hip and fun experience. While there are many things that we love at URBAN Bakery Works, the highlight has got to be the Ball Law Cowssant. It totally blew us away. We will go so far as to say that it is a must-eat in Hong Kong.
A hybrid of croissant and po luo bao (pineapple bun) complete with a slab of French butter, the Ball Law Cowssant (Dare devil version) is nothing but sheer indulgence. If you love po luo bao, you will fall in love uncontrollably with URBAN Bakery Works’ divine creation!
Besides the Ball Law Cowssant, URBAN Bakery Works offers croissants (made with French A.O.C butter) in seven different flavours – like almond, Belgian chocolate, cheddar cheese, and brulee. The croissants that we’ve sampled are so well made that they are just as good, if not even better than the ones that we had in Paris.
That’s not all. The chic bakery cafe also serves excellent Vittoria coffee, a variety of salad and sandwiches which are perfect for a light and casual meal, as well as an array of decadent cakes and pastries. Our favourite is the What The Fudge – a luscious chocolate fudge cake that is enveloped with what seemed like a whole factory of kitkat and M&M’s. And this is what we call super photogenic and Instagram-worthy. Non-chocolate lovers might just be besotted, too!
We like that URBAN Bakery Works never rests on its laurels and is constantly coming up with new creations. Kiss My Butterfly is its latest invention. The classic Mille-feuille is given a modern twist by using caramelised palmiers layer with season fruits and custard fillings. Just the thought of it is enough to make us salivate. We cannot wait to try it the next time we are in Hong Kong!
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URBAN bakery Works
Room 322, 3/F The Landmark
12-16 Des Voeux Road Central
Tel: +852 3565 4320
Mon to Fri: 7.30am – 8pm Sat, Sun & PH: 8.30am – 8pm
Nearest Station: Central
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