Who can resist good food, well I certainly can’t. And Hong Kong is a foodie paradise, be it street food, Michelin star restaurants or five star hotels. Food is everywhere and it tempts and entices and you don’t mind spending your last dollar for the enticing array of food available. I have been eating my way through Hong Kong and have not been disappointed in any single place, be it a hole in the wall or a fancy Michelin starred restaurant. As I navigate this city I will be sharing with you all a few of my favourite places, in no order and if you happen to be in the neighbourhood, do let me know how the experience was for you. So here goes the first of my Hong Kong food adventures.
My first day in Hong Kong and I happened to be near Dan Tai Fung a Taiwanese restaurant (the Yee Wo Branch) specialising in xiaolongbao (steamed dumplings). The restaurant chain is legendary and in 1993 was voted one of the top ten restaurants in the world by the New York times. In 2009, its first Hong Kong Branch at Tsim Sha Tsui was awarded one Michelin star and in 2010 the Yee Wo branch was also accorded the same honour.
So even though we were not very hungry, it was too good an opportunity to pass up, and we decided to check out the place. Although the Easter holidays were going on and the place was packed with weekend crowd; their electronic queuing system and viewing the menu and filling the order form before you are shown to your table helps in making the process smoother. As a result of which the service was fast and efficient; the waiting period was hardly a pinch.
Since we were not hungry we ordered three dishes, the prawn xiaolongbao, the sautéed water spinach with garlic and the vermicelli soup with fried bean curd and pork rolls.
I found the food to be very good with generous portion size and without pinching the pocket too much. A meal for two will cost you HKD 100$-200$ without drinks.A definite visit if you are in the neighbourhood.