This busy, late night noodle shop with no ego problems is known for its won ton soup and shredded pork noodle with spicy bean sauce.
Favorite Dish: You will regret not trying the braised noodle with shredded pork with special sauce and Cantonese wantons (HKD23) if you are here. You will definitely love it and want to go back again. That's what I did before coming back to Singapore. I even bought their handmade noodle and got my mum-in-law to cook them back home immediately. They taste so... good! Yummy!
For some reason, HongKongers have a love affair with Mango. They have tons of mango ice delights and a popular chain has spawned across the whole region just by specialising in, you guessed it, mango ice desserts. Some enterprising Singaporeans have tried to cash in on this trend by bringing the famous chain ( Xu Liu Shan ) to Singapore but the venture failed. Somehow, the mango ice dessert tasted better in Hong Kong.
And I can't agree better.
After I tasted the bad frozen bits in Orchard Road, I yearned to taste the real stuff in Hong Kong. And I did. I ate my way though mountains of mango ice desserts and here's what I'll recommend:
1)Shek Moh Fong Dessert House, Mongkok
2)Sweet Dynasty, Tsimshatsui
3)Hui Lau Shan
Well we were wondering around not really sure where to go as previous trips to HK had left us with the image of McDonalds being the cheapest place to eat...and we really DIDNT FANCY going there at ALL! So a little look around the back streets took us to the nice noodle restaurant. And now all I want to eat are noodles! Living in Beijng people usually eat rice, although its a bit strange because people in the south usually eat rice and in the north noodles..anyway..moving back to the restaurant....its just a small place as you can see from the photo, but always packed. The prices were fairly reasonable, and the staff friendly!
Favorite Dish: There were a thousand and one different noodle dishes ranging from noodles with various types of meat, to noodles in a soup, to noodles in a soup with dim sum in them. And then there were additinal dishes for those who aren't too keen on noodles. Various typical HK drinks like tofu milk drinks and then your regular soft drinks.
We went there on two occasions, the first where I had noodles with dim sum, and the second was noodles with jiaozi which are the equivalent of mainland dim sum....very tasty both times. Charles had beef noodles and then the nxt time was tofu and chilli sauce and beef thrown in together i think!
We took some photos just to show you!
I wasn't a big fan of Dim Sum back in Seattle. But then, I'd never had authentic Hong Kong-style dim sum. Supposedly, Hong Kong has some of the best Dim Sum in the world. They do. And this place is where the locals go when they want good Dim Sum. For you budget folks out there, tea time is from 2:00 to 3:00 in the afternoon, and things are a bit cheaper then.
Favorite Dish: Look for the little striped dessert cakes with the orange things on top (sorry, I don't speak Cantonese, and couldn't name most of the foods I've eaten on this trip). Another great dessert was was a yellowish pudding dish with tapioca in a green dish that looks a bit like a stretched pear shape.
And for the final entry of our visit to this restaurant, we have chosen the most colourful of out dishes! This is tofu and beef in a chilli sauce. They bring out a huge bowl of noodles in a soup for you and then this extra bowl with the topping so you can put as much or as little on it as you want!
Dan Ryan's Chicago Grill offers authentic American steaks, ribs, burgers, sandwiches and salad in a friendly, lively and upscale atmosphere.
The restaurant features period music, old newspapers, posters, neon signs and an artist's mural depicting vintage Chicago night life. A comfortable and relaxed setting.
The stylish and relaxed Dan Ryan's offers a genuine American dining experience for customers of all ages!
Favorite Dish: It has to be their Full Slab Ribs (HKD198) and their Tiramisu (HKD55). They are so delicious that you want another serving! Cheers!
This is another air-conditioned porridge shop where you can try the Hong Kong "Zha Liong", rolled flat rice noodle wrap with fried flour fritters. They are special to me where I have not seen it in Singapore before. The shop may be small but you can see and taste what the locals eat!
Favorite Dish: Of course the Hong Kong "Zha Liong"! They are soft and crispy if eaten hot.
From the street, the restaurant's view is a frontage of kitchen crew making noodles and doing their usual kitchen tasks. (I bet the kitchen is never a boring place at all, being a great place to people-watch as well!)
King's Lodge is located in easily accessible Chatham Road South in Kowloon, amongst shopping stores and hotels. Very busy, especially at noontime, it appears to be a preferred place so we just went in to sample some real chinese dining.
Favorite Dish: There's a lot in the menu - rice meals, noodles and soups, and the usual chinese dishes found in most international cuisine restaurants. There are also exotic dishes one should try like eel and some fish i've never heard of. We decided to try lamb in spring onions and a grilled carp. The carp was rich and saucy and quite delicious, but i was particularly amazed that the lamb was cooked in perfection, one cannot tell its lamb. No unusual lamb smell, to be precise.
Price ranges HK$35-45
This chinese restaurant is not too frequented by tourists, in fact, there were no tourists around when we dropped by, and it was a busy lunch hour! The crew all speak in Chinese and the only way to get your order up is by pointing the picture of the meal you wanted. Lots of noodles and soups. Diners unusually prefer milky cheese on toast as dessert and milky tea to go with it. (I keep wondering why but unfortunately didn't try it.) We also see a lot of ham and omelet ordered.
Welcome to a local favorite! Mrs. May Tang's restaurant is usually very busy with locals celebrating. Their specialty is hotpot/sukiyaki style but their regular seafood is also excellent.
Favorite Dish: Swimming crab in rice wine, Swimming crab in spicy sauce, Mud lobster in garlic. These items are usually ordered in advance!
This is one of the typical 24 hours Hong Kong eateries with most of the local food you can find. They are air-conditioned and cheap too. You can get a quick meal and continue on your shopping spree!
Favorite Dish: It has to be the Chee Cheong Fun, directly translated from Cantonese is Pig Intestine Flat Rice Noodle but it only looks like it and taste delicious with different ingredients inside (eg. Char Siew, pork, prawn meats etc).
Mask does not look very promising from the outside, but inside you'll find friendly staff in a relaxing sitting.
The theme of the place is several frames hanging from the ceiling with Masks painted in different colors. The atmosphere is pleasant and inviting.
The menu offers several dishes of the Cantonese cuisine from Dim Sam to several variations of rice and meat. The food is fresh and tasty, and being in Hong Kong, English is not a problem in most places.
Favorite Dish: We've ordered the wild rice with vegetables which was excellent, and Beef in sichuan sauce which was piquant, but a little too oily for my taste.
The Onion pies appetizers were nice to dip in the sauce of the beef sichuan and everything blended quite nicely to a spicy and refreshing flavor (Which was, honestly, far better than we expected looking at the place from outside).
This Restaurant is called R66 and is located on the 62nd floor of the Hopewell Center. Take the glass lift up to experience the breathtaking view. It is called R66 as it revolves and takes 66 minutes to do a full rotation. I took my partner here for his birthday and we werent disappointed. It was amazing. The view was fantastic at night, the food was delicious. much to choose from and the value was excellent. We would definatley recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting Hong Kong
Favorite Dish: Buffet, so much to chose from
Probably some of the best seafood in Hong Kong, if you don't mind the fact that you have to eat it authentic Chinese style, which means you get whole steamed fish, crabs, shrimp, etc, and have to pick the stuff apart yourself. It's also a fun adventure, especially in the evening. The restaurant is off on the less develope lamma island, and it has it's own ferry at a terminal near the Star Ferry terminal on both the mainland and hong kong island. The ferry is free, but the food isn;t cheap. Oh, and the ferry is pretty small, so the ride can be a bit choppy.
Favorite Dish: Wow... tough one. We ordered a set dinner for 3-4, and the steamed shrimp was good, but the fish was the best. Unfortunately, I can't really way what it was. Even my host didn't know the English translations for everything that we ate. Suffice it to say, though, that you can't go wrong with anything here.
There are many signature dishes like mango pudding and double boiled egg or milk. This stall is packed with a wide range of desserts.
Favorite Dish: I tried the double-boiled egg white and milk with harsmar and double-boiled egg yolk with bird's nest. They tasted good.