From sizzling street-side woks to Michelin starred eateries, Hong Kong has dim sum and then some when it comes to places to eat
If you're heading east on your honeymoon, and you're in need of a foodie-friendly pit-stop, put Hong Kong at the top of your list. The former UK territory is a popular long-haul stop-off, as well as destination in its own right.
There are more than 11,000 restaurants in the Hong Kong territory, including 60 with Michelin star ratings. With more eateries per capita than any place on earth, it can be hard to know where to start! Fortunately, to help guide you through the gourmet-maze of Asia's World City, the Hong Kong Tourism Board has put together a food by numbers guide to the best places to eat and drink in the city.
Dim sum means 'touch your heart' - the perfect food for your honeymoon! Dim sum, and dim sum restaurants, come in all shapes and sizes. Steamed dishes dominate most dim sum menus but you'll also find pan-fried, deep-fried, and baked varieties, which come served in bamboo containers. Make sure you try barbecued pork buns and Cheung fen.
Private kitchens are popular in Hong Kong and used to be found in someone's apartment or dining room. They're a great way to experience Chinese fusion. Try the green house tomato in wasabi sesame sauce and poached Australian pears in osmanthus wine at Xi Yan Private Dining Restaurant.
Dai Pai Dongs (street food stall) have been serving some of the best Chinese cuisine for over 30 years. Head down Graham Street to sample the best of the best. Make sure you try Chiu Chow da lang - the salty cuisine of the Chiu Chow people (originally from Guangdong Province in mainland China) goes well with a cold beer. Other popular late night eats include hotpot, noodles and the rice porridge called congee.
Hong Kong has gained 60 Michelin stars across more than 200 restaurants. Check out the Cha siu baau (pork buns) at Tim Ho Wan (Hong Kong's cheapest Michelin starred restaurant) the suckling pigs at Fook Lam Moon, the tycoon's canteen.
If you're only playing a flying visit, try the homemade Cantonese broth, Chinese Marinated Goose Slices, Duck Tongues in Chinese Liqour, or 'Chua Lam's Mixed Noodle' from Hung's Delicacies at Hong Kong International Airport (Terminal 2).
Take in the famous city skyline while sipping on exotic cocktails, this is the Orient, afterall! While Lan Kwai Fong is great for street-level nightlife - to really appreciate the view, you need to be a little higher.
One of the best vantage points in the city is Eyebar - you get jaw-dropping views of Victoria Habour from the floor-to-ceiling windows. Or head to Hong Kong's swankiest bar, SEVVA (at the top of the prestigious Prince's Building) has amazing views of Sir Norman Foster's HSBC building, I.M. Pei's China Bank and Hong Kong city and the harbour.
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