Hong Kong is renowned as Asia’s World City. However, the city can easily wear another moniker of Asia’s Food City. Hongkongers are extremely passionate about food and eateries of every type and genre populate the city. If that’s not all, HongKongers are also well aware of major global culinary trends and embrace them with great gusto. Vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, farm to table, Hong Kong offers them all and more.
If you had only 48 hours to spend in Hong Kong how would you plan your culinary adventures? Our team at Engel & Völkers has put together a list of their favorite eateries that qualify as must-visit spots for any foodie on a visit to our fair city.
A taste of yum cha
When one thinks of Chinese food, dim sum inevitably comes to mind and in Hong Kong the art of yum cha or quaffing Chinese tea with steamed or fried small eats is serious business. The city abounds with numerous excellent dim sum eateries. Perennial favorites include Maxim’s Place City Hall, a restaurant that offers the old-world dim sum experience with pushcarts arriving at your table. The carts offer a selection of traditional dim sum treats like Shu Mai, Har Gow, Char Siu Bao and many more.
Tim Ho Wan, a homegrown Hong Kong renowned as the world’s least expensive Michelin-starred dim sum eatery is another hot favorite. The restaurant chain that has now grown beyond Hong Kong is much-loved for its delectable, innovative treats such as baked char siu buns, vermicelli rolls stuffed with pig’s liver and turnip cake.
At the other end of the scale is Mott 32, a relatively new restaurant that occupies a cavernous space in the basement of the flagship Standard Chartered Building on Des Voeux Road. Mott 32 serves dim sum crafted with quality ingredients from around the world such as Spanish Iberico ham, Kurobuta Pork, South Australian lobster and more.