Cantonese Cuisine: Top 11 Places To Eat In Hong Kong

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Pineapple buns, beef brisket rice, deep fried ice cream baos, dim sum, and noodles galore…are you drooling yet? Hong Kong food has visitors amping up their gym memberships to indulge in all the yummy goodness, in this foodies dream come true. The temptation to devour all the food by yourself might be very high but be sure to pass that delicious egg noodle dish around, for everyone to try. Culturally, it is popular to share plates with your family and friends rather than get dishes of your own. Enjoy Hong Kong’s social dining settings such as a traditional banquet style restaurant or wander through Soho for more modern places, with a vibrant style.

1. Little Bao

If you love diners, look no further than this unique Hong Kong restaurant, located in the Soho district. Go to this cute diner for the fun ambience and enjoy small plates of Asian fusion. Order a bao, which is a Chinese twist on hamburgers, and choose from pork, chicken, fish tempura and veggie. Even though it’s tempting to stuff yourself with all these delicious entrees, it is truly critical that visitors save room for the five-star, deep fried ice cream baos that are to die for.

Little Bao

Address: 66 Staunton St, Central, Hong Kong

Website: Little Bao

2. Ho Lee Fook

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Hop into this underground restaurant bunker for some of the best modern Chinese fusion. Ho Lee Fook has a nice bohemian atmosphere with shareable dishes that will force you and your group to go into an all out chopstick war, for that last bite. Guests rave that the short ribs are the best they’ve ever had and love the restaurant’s unique cocktails. Go here for some top notch Chinese food.

Ho Lee Fook

Address: 1 Elgin St, Central, Hong Kong

Facebook: Ho Lee Fook

3. Mott 32

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Posh is an understatement for this place. This is a fancy restaurant named after a street in New York City, where the first Chinese convenience store was located. Mott 32 claims it delivers home cooking in an honest and rustic way by embracing farm to table meals. This Cantonese restaurant has culinary geniuses behind the scenes and a menu with a little taste of everything.

Mott 32

Address: Standard Chartered Bank Building, 4-4A Des Voeux Rd Central, Central, Hong Kong

Website: Mott 32

4. One Dim Sum Chinese Restaurant

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You can’t go wrong getting dim sum at several restaurants in Hong Kong and this restaurant serves more authentic dim sum in comparison to some of the more modernized restaurants. For most tourists, this is what they are looking for. Stuff yourself with stacks and stacks of BBQ pork and chicken buns for an amazingly affordable price.

One Dim Sum

Address: Hong Kong, Prince Edward, Playing Field Rd, 15號號 號 地舖 1-2 號 Kenwood Mansion

5. Ping Kee Noodles

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This handmade noodle joint is so good that Anthony Bourdain himself said it was one of the best places he has ever visited. Although it is located an hour away from central Hong Kong, it is well worth the trip and a nice change of scenery. Every noodle is prepared completely from scratch and is incredibly delicious. Bourdain recommends the Lo Mein but any dish is a winner, at this local delicacy.

Ping Kee Noodles

Address: 2/F, Tai Po Market Complex, Heung Sze Wui Street, Tai Po, Hong Kong

Phone: +852 2658 4567

6. Kau Kee

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Want the best beef brisket in town? This popular restaurant has become very well known, over the years. The beef brisket noodles have gathered a big following for being a dish that melts in your mouth and makes you want to throw your money in for seconds.

Kau Kee Restaurant

Address: 21 Gough St, Central, Hong Kong

Phone: +852 2850 5967

7. Yung Kee

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Yung Kee gives visitors that traditional banquet hall style that Hong Kong is known for. Locals and tourists alike, flock to this restaurant to try the savory roasted goose, the dish that is highly recommended by everyone who has been here. It is one of the most famous restaurants in the city and the hype is validated with its great culturally preserved environment.

Yung Kee Restaurant

Address: Hong Kong, 中環Wellington Street, 32-40號Yung Kee Building, CentralHong Kong

Website: Yung Kee

8. Tim Ho Wan

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One of the cheapest Michelin star restaurants in the world, this place is credited for serving gourmet dim sum. These dim sum specialists are also known as dumpling masters, with some of the best dumplings in town. Their amazing flavors attract lines out the door, so be prepared to wait!

Tim Ho Wan Restaurant

Address: Olympian City 2, 18 Hoi Ting Rd, West Kowloon, Hong Kong

Website: Tim Ho Wan

9. Kam Wah Café

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Next, we move on from savory and hearty restaurants to the sweet and tasty Kam Wah Café. For those who have never tried a pineapple bun, egg tart, or polo bun, this is a great place to start. Pair it with milk tea and this will make an excellent brunch!

Kam Wah Café

Address: G/F, 47 Bute St, Mong Kok, Hong Kong

Phone: +852 2394 6346

10. Mui Kee Congee

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This list wouldn’t be complete without a classic Hong Kong congee breakfast place. Congee is like porridge and is very popular among Cantonese. Mix it with egg, pork, fish, or even meatballs, for a great start to the day. Located in a marketplace, it’s different than a regular eatery, in order to give customers a quick eat. This traditional dish is smooth and tasty and Mui Kee knows how to make people say “best congee ever!”

Mui Kee Congee

Address: Mong Kok Rd, Mong Kok, Hong Kong

Facebook: Mui Kee

A mix of all of Asia

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What some travelers love most about Hong Kong is that it feels like the international meeting point of all Asian countries when it comes to food. Visitors can find amazing Vietnamese, Japanese, Korean, Taiwanese, and Thai places, just around the corner. The Asian fusion is strong here and results in several unique dishes you can’t find anywhere else.

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