I was hungry after walking a few KM on Nathan Road. I found a local restaurant named Victory Restaurant near Nathan Road. This is a typical local restaurant that serves the locals mostly. By reading the food menu, I think the locals have a favor of food that mix between East and West. I have ordered a set of meal that consists of bread with eggs and hams, then on the side is a bowl of soup with spaghetti with some Chinese BBQ porks, and a glass of ice milk tea. The food is simply delicious and inexpensive. It only costs HK$30 (US$3. 86).
I would highly recommend you to eat in one of these local restaurants to either Kowloon or Hong Kong cause they are going extinct in this fast growing economy as local restaurants can't keep up the rental inflation in the city. They are slowly replaced by luxury branded shops or boutiques, and up-market restaurants.
I've read that the famous Peking Duck is the national dish of China. A traditional Peking duck is first soaked for a short time in water and then hung up to dry. It is glazed with syrup made from malt and after hanging to dry for a day or so it is roasted in the oven.
If you wander around the historical area of Sheung Wan on Hong Kong Island you will pass by many shops with ducks and other delicacies hanging in the window. It would be interesting to know if this is a dish eaten at home regularly by locals or if Peking Duck is more likely to be served in "tourist orientated restaurants".
If you are looking for a Peking Duck dinner, its on the menu at Peking Garden Restaurant in Star House Tsim Sha Tsui. (see my review)
Shopping Centres in Hong Kong often have decent restaurants catering for hungry shoppers.
NAHM in Elements Shopping Mall in Kowloon is popular with locals and can get busy at lunchtime as they offer a set lunch menu.
My chicken fried rice was excellent, full of flavour with vibrant fresh vegetables and herbs and included pineapple and shallots. The price was very reasonable ($HKD68). The menu is a combination of vietnamese and thai cuisine.
Excellent evening in a private room fro a small family get together meal, despite a full banquet in the main dining room.
An Aunt is the PA for one of the directors of HK Boys Scouts, a JP and Philanthropist in HK. So she has reasonably easy access to Kum Tao Heen on the 8th F of this multipurpose building.
invited my cousin and brother in law to join her and hubby fro a meal, whilst it looked simple, my own limited gourmand palate in years past, via my senses said good, as i was to discover later in my surfing , a year later in 2010 it was an %L[Chaîne des Rôtisseurs]award winning restaurant
Favorite Dish: each had it's own uniqueness, but the Preserved Pei Daan and young tender pickled stem ginger lingers.
麗影紅紗卷 a crispy deep fried with beef filling and dipping sauce
I have been to Hong on various occasions, three times was in Winter and on two of the trips, i was fortunate enough to be with friends who enjoyed food., and after many bowls of Snake soup at every level, i was able to savour the subtle differences. Coming up tops with a rich mixture in a slightly spicy broth with lots of julienned chicken, snake, abalone, mushrooms, bamboo shoots, pork and ginger.
here those in the little alleys and/or back streets where ordinary residents from the neighbourhood, sat down, ate and left, the odd tables had others like me from further afield who dawdled and gawked.
Whilst i savoured them before days of digital photography, if i return this winter or the next, the notables and famed will stil be there and the same families will still be making them with their age old recipes.
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a brief what what and
Stella from Toronto in her Foodie blog expands
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Favorite Dish: 蛇 羮
Snake Soup, snake soup and more snake soup
When i was in Hong Kong i was taken to a restaurant one night that specialises in snke soup and that was very interesting.
The palce was packed when we got there but we were lucky that one couple just left a table so we jumped in.
Snke soup is something that i had previously tried many many years ago and i rememberd that i liked it but not really how it tasted.
Again this time it was very tasty and snake meat is absolutely delicious.
My friend told me that this place does the best snake soup in Hong Kong and i believe that and i would recommend any visitor to go there and try it out.
This is a one Michelin star Cantonese restaurant located on the 102nd floor of the ICC building in Kowloon and is part of the Ritz Carlton Hotel. Obviously from this level the view is going to be spectacular but the restaurant does face towards North West Kowloon rather than towards Hong Kong Island so don't plan on viewing the nightly laser light show while you eat your meal.
The food is nicely presented, well cooked and flavoursome and the service is also good, although we did have to call a waiter over to the table a couple of times. I didnt end up looking at the dessert menu as the restaurant provided our table with a complimentary dessert which was a nice touch and all that was needed.
I would describe Tin Lung Heen as more of a special occasion restaurant because of the decor, location and price but I personaly found the dining experience very enjoyable.
Favorite Dish: The Iberian pork belly was wonderful. It literally melted in your mouth. Recommended.
I not a great fan of their coffee but I have included Starbucks in this category simply because they serve a mushroom and cheese pastry pocket that I really really REALLY like. I normally have one for lunch when I'm out and about and I have been known to buy one (or even two) at the airport just to use up any left over HK dollars.
Starbucks outlets are all over the city and outlying areas. I must admit that at times the weather is too humid to even think about buying a cup of coffee but I do occasionally have a chilled drink. Starbucks seems to be a haven for young people probably due to the free wifi they provide to customers but is also yet another example of a successful western franchise in Hong Kong.
The store in the picture is brilliantly located on the Avenue of Stars in Tsim Sha Tsui close to the Kowloon Shangrila Hotel.
Favorite Dish: Its called a cheese and mushroom pocket and costs $HK20. This price is current as I have been to Hong Kong recently (Oct 2012)
A good meal at a very reasonable price!
Maybe because it was raining, there weren't many clients around, and we could choose a table just facing the sea, with a breeze cooling the place.
The service was gentle and discreet, and the fish served with french fries was fresh and well done.
Ever since I was a child I am fascinated with The Peanuts, so when I went to Charlie Brown Cafe it felt I was a kid again. I was so amazed with restaurant, everything from the furniture, the ceiling , the food are characterized with a peanut character most especially charlie brown. The food was delicious and the serving was big for me. This restaurant is a must if you are a fan of the peanuts, and/or charlie brown.
Two popular dishes on the menu are roast pork and Hong Kong style suckling pig which I tried on the recommendation of a friend. This was only the second time I had ever eaten suckling pig as I find it too fatty for my liking. However this was very nice, still fatty but with a nice flavour.
Gage Street is predominantly a market street and the Dragon Restaurant is surrounded by market stalls. Its close to the Mid Levels Escalator exit. Just look for the roast delicacies hanging in the front window.
Favorite Dish: The BBQ pork is very very nice, my favourite in fact.
There are quite a few Genki Sushi Restaurants mainly in outlying areas but I've tried the one in Tsim Sha Tsui at the East Ocean Centre. Its not the place for a leisurely lunch but is OK for lunch on the go if you can find a seat quickly.
I joined the lunch time crowd and browsed the sushi selection as it went by on the conveyor belt. Specials (called supreme) are HK$9 per piece, with sushi ranging from HK$10 to HK$32 depending on the ingredients, so your meal can be as cheap or as expensive as you want it to be. The sushi I had tasted like sushi. I dont think you can expect any more considering the time spent on each piece along the frantic sushi making production line.
I found out later that you can request a fresh order to be delivered to your seat rather than choosing sushi that has passed by everyone on its way to you.
I did find the self serve green tea quirky. Apparently the leaves come from Shizuoka Prefecture in Japan. They have been dried and then ground into powder. There is a button to release the powder and another for the hot water and you just mix the two together. I love green tea but I had never drunk it that way before.
The Conrad Executive Lounge offers breakfast. lunch, dinner and snacks/drinks throughout the day. I have often had meals and drinks here during my stay at the Conrad.
My most recent visit here with my wife we enjoyed our arrival breakfast at the Lounge. The breakfast items have a mix of continental and asian selections. After having breakfast in the Garden downstairs the next day; I would definitel chose that over the lounge going forward (the selection was just so much better).
As Diamond status with Hilton we were entitled to complimentary breakfast either in the Executive Lounge or her at the Garden Cafe. After seeing the breakfast spread the day before as we were walking out of the hotel; my wife wanted to try this instead.
We arrived around 8am and were seated at a table for four. Tea arrived soon thereafter and we began to explore the buffet offerings. I must say the buffet offerings were incredible and even puts a cruise ship to shame when it came to variety and amounts of food. The buffet had a typical american/continental area as well as a full Asian buffet side. The offerings ranged from pork sticky buns, noodles, yogurt, waffles, pancakes, doughnuts, pastry, cheese, meats, potatoes, cereals, fruit, eggs, juices and more. It was amazing just looking at everything.
In particular I enjoyed the noodles and dumplings. The waffles were quite nice as was the fruit. What made my wife the happiest was that they had Cocoa Crispies on the buffet. Yes, she adores that cereal from childhood so this gave her an added smile for the day.
Service here was very good and I'm glad I ventured out from my usual breakfast in the lounge.
After a long day of sightseeing; my wife and I were exhausted. We attempted to get into the Executive lounge but it was full so we headed off to the lobby bar for drinks and then back to the room. we were both hungry and the idea of venturing out for food did not appeal to us.
We took a look at the room service menu and decided we should be lazy and order something in. Ater perusing the menu I found exactly what I wanted: A Singapre Rice Noodle with seafood. My wife went with their Margherita pizza. We placed our order and relaxed in bed.
About twenty minutes later our food arrived via a white gloved waiter. He set up a table with linens and placed our entrees and silverware upon it along with a small vose with orchids....very nice indeed. From bite one I was in love with my dish. It was incredibly good. My wife also loved her entree; she was very hungry as well.
This was my first experience with room service at the Conrad and I was very impressed by the service and food quality.
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