Hong Kong is one of the most favourite tourist spots in Asia and one of the common things people love about the place is their exquisite food. For the millions of visitors who love strolling around the bustling city state, one popular activity they love doing is dining at Hong Kong’s best local restaurants that often specialize in one certain dish or set of dishes which means knowing what to order is pretty necessary.
While the language barrier can bring a little bit of head ache, with an always-on-the-go spirit, a meal at any of Hong Kong restaurants will surely live long in the memory. For you not to miss out anything on your trip to the lovely destination below are a list of recommended Hong Kong restaurants by the Hong Kong Tourism Board that are worth checking out:
- Tapagria – Whoever does not love a Spanish-like ambience in an Asian destination clearly lacks a sense of appreciation. On the flip side, for those who are adventurous enough, this restaurant is the answer. Tapagria is a high-end Spanish bar and restaurant owned by the famous Carina Lau, a Hong Kong famous actress. From the name itself which originates from ‘tapa’ and ‘gria’, this Hong Kong restaurant is always set to stuff its diners with a wide selection of tapas and sangrias. In fact, it has 65 concoctions of sangrias. And more than these, Tapagria is also known for its bestsellers paella, very important croquettes, grilled Galician-style octopus, and crispy suckling pig. Hence, if your craving is about anything Spanish while in Hong Kong, visit Tapagria which is located at the 18th floor of The One Building in TsimShaTsui Hong Kong.
- Tim Ho Wan – Over a hundred years ago, tire manufacturer brothers Edouard and Andre Michelin had founded a restaurant guide for French motorists and each restaurant in the list bears one to three stars which officially include them in the Michelin’s roster of ‘Best Value Restaurants’. Among all the restaurants in the list, Tim Ho Wan is said to be the most affordable Michelin-starred Hong Kong restaurant.
It has been said that Tim Ho Wan was able to acquire the remarkable award because of their excellent dumplings and steamed and fried pork buns. The fact that locals and tourists are willing to queue for hours to get their own pieces of dumplings and buns already proved how worthy Tim Ho Wan is of the award. Tim Ho Wan is located at the Ground Floor of Tsui Yuen Mansion, KongWa St, Mongkong, Kowloon, Hong Kong.
- Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. & Restaurant – Inspired by the movie Forrest Gump’s character named Bubba, this restaurant was founded in California in 1996 and reached the island of Hong Kong a decade after. A few of their popular must-try menus include fried and chilli shrimp, Dixie-style baby back ribs, Forrest’s seafood feast, and Run Across America Sampler. Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. & Restaurant is located at Level 3, The Peak Tower, The Peak, Hong Kong.
- Harlan’s – Among this article’s five best Hong Kong restaurants, Harlan’s is best known in terms of Western and continental cuisines ranging from Asian dishes like Japanese Kobe beef to fusion French cuisines. Alongside these, they have a must-try sea salt-baked whole jet fresh fish and Spanish prawns spaghetti flavoured by Italian tomatoes. Harlan’s is located at the 19th floor of The One Building, TsimShaTsui, Hong Kong.
- Lau Sum Kee Noodles – And since we are talking about Hong Kong, there is no way noodles are not going to be included in the list. Speaking of noodles, this restaurant is actually one of the oldest noodle houses in Sham Sui Po, Hong Kong. Known for its bamboo-kneaded noodles, Lau Sum Kee lives up to the traditional noodle-making by still using jook sing mein or bamboo rollers to knead the dough. Their delectable menu includes dried shrimp roe noodles and wonton noodles. You may visit Lau Sum Kee Noodles at 82 Fuk Wing St., Sham Sui Po, Hong Kong.