Lab Made

Lab Made 6 Brown Street Tai Hang Hong Kong Since we spent most of our waking hours eating, it was a challenge to ever fit in any superfluous snacks or sweets.  We had a lot of time to kill on our last day in Hong Kong, so we took a bit of a detour to…

Crystal Jade

Crystal Jade Multiple Locations Hong Kong When it comes to xiao long bao aka XLB aka soup dumplings, Din Tai Fung aka DTF reigns supreme.  Many may argue whether DTF truly makes the best XLB out there, considering it is a Shanghainese specialty made famous by a Taiwanese chain.  Few will deny that is probably the…

Mott 32

Mott 32 Standard Chartered Bank Building 4-4a Des Voex Road Central Hong Kong Perpetually Underwhelmed recommended Mott 32 for its modern and sophisticated take on Cantonese cuisine.  As a lunch spot, people come for the dim sum.  One of The Annoyer’s friends, HK Baller, comes here quite frequently for business lunches.  The novelty and luster of the…

The Lounge & Bar @ The Ritz-Carlton

The Lounge & Bar The Ritz-Carlton  International Commerce Center 1 Austin Road Kowloon Hong Kong The footprint of British colonial rule has not faded with time since Hong Kong’s return to China.  Excluding the cab drivers, English is widespread and spoken well.   They still drive on the wrong side of the road.  Milk tea was practically…

Fu Sing Sharkfin Seafood Restaurant

Fu Sing Sharkfin Seafood Restaurant Multiple locations Hong Kong With the fancy Michelin caliber dim sum checked off the bucket list, it was only right to give a regular dim sum restaurant a try.  Hong Kong is THE place for dim sum with even the low end places being pretty fantastic I heard.  3SB recommended…

Yakiniku Great

Yakiniku Great 255 Queen’s Road Central Hong Kong I thought I’ve had the best Yakiniku in places like Yakiniku Hiro in Kyoto, Totoraku in LA, and Tsuruhashi in Fountain Valley.  Yakiniku Great takes the cake by leaps and bounds as the BEST DAMN Japanese BBQ in my experience.  It’s a relatively new restaurant, that is…

Ronin

Ronin 8 On Wo Lane Central Hong Kong Ronin is easily one of those restaurants that pops up as a popular, must-try Hong Kong restaurant for the modern generation.  Unlike Yung Kee, it doesn’t have a long history and tradition.  The place is relatively new, but has garnered quite a popularity in a short time….

Yung Kee

Yung Kee 32-40 Wellington Street Central Hong Kong Cantonese cuisine is well known for roasted meats.  Picture that roasted duck or hunk of roasted pork hanging in your local Chinese BBQ shop.  Now picture the same thing, but marked up by $$$$ and with attentive table service and polite waiters.  Welcome to Yung Kee!  Just…

Hui Lau Shan

Hui Lau Shan Multiple locations Hong Kong When Anthony Bourdain had a layover in Hong Kong, he visited Hui Lau Shan, a mango focused dessert shop.  I love mango and I love desserts, but watching Anthony Bourdain eat orange goop was NOT appealing to me.  I prefer my mangoes on the tart side, and I…

Gi Kee

Gi Kee Wong Nai Chung Complex Happy Valley Hong Kong Everyone says you have to eat seafood while in Hong Kong.  I originally planned to eat at Under the Bridge Spicy Crab, but made a last minute change.  The reviews on Trip Advisor were a little underwhelming.  It seemed the place to be years ago,…

Ippudo

Ippudo Lab Concept  Queensway Plaza 93 Queensway Admiralty Hong Kong Ippudo was the one spot in Japan that I didn’t get to visit.  People said it was better than my favorite, Ichiran.  I found that very hard to believe, but that only made me more intrigued by the place.  In the States, there’s only a…

Amber

Amber The Landmark 15 Queen’s Road Central Hong Kong  I was pretty disappointed by the Michelin restaurants we tried in Japan.  Not that they were bad, just not what I had hoped.  I felt similarly with the ones I tried in France as well. I simply concluded that the Michelin guide is more generous with…