Eat with Me
Shop 8, G/F, Block 2, Tsui Yuen Mansion, No. 2-20 Kwong Wa Street, Mong Kok, Kowloon
Put your own spin on a Hong Kong street snack — egg waffles.
Who needs makeup when you can decorate your face with sprinkles?
Fans of egg waffles (that's everyone), listen up! The most legit egg waffles are the ones you get at random street stalls. The best and most special ones you can find are at this tiny takeaway joint. Eat with Me offers those with a sweet tooth tonnes of tasty options such as egg waffle with crusty golden exterior and different savoury or sweet flavours.
If dessert isn’t your thing or you want to make a proper meal out of your waffles, try their signature curry flavour waffle, topped with a piece of chicken cutlet aka the perfect combo. These new, wacky culinary inventions are broadly appealing no matter the occasion — whether as a midnight snack after a long night, as a grab-and-go bite on a daily commute or as a leisurely brunch.
SG12-14, G/F, Block A, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Hong Kong Island
A toast to local fresh produce and killer cocktails!
Certainly not a hard shell: Local mud crab with fried glutinous rice.
In a densely populated and busy city like Hong Kong, the concept of farm-to-table dining has interestingly found a home in the heart of the metropolis — Central. SOHOFAMA is where urban farming meets comfort Chinese cuisine. The restaurant features an organic mini farm on the outside patio. Its organic ingredients are also sourced locally, sustainably grown and, of course, at peak quality.
A series of refreshing encampments not only offers visitors the chance to experience Hong Kong in a very special and intimate way, but also contribute to the local community. New takes on old favourites are popping up here, as are exciting fusions of East and West. Drawing on Chinese tradition, they have created seasonal herbal soup selections to suit a range of wellness needs for the urban dweller.
G/F, 66 Staunton Street, Central, Hong Kong Island
Bow to the bao, the star of the show in its own right.
The soft, pillowy steamed bun makes the perfect companion for the juicy pork belly.
Bao, an Asian-style sandwich served as a steamed bun, is the cultural icon of infinite indulgence. And leading the tradition-bucking charge is this tiny, rectangular space with bar stool seating along the open kitchen called Little Bao.
Playfully mixing up her American and Hong Kong backgrounds, its renegade chef May Chow brought a balance of traditional with the new and now. Familiar items are given a fresh spin. Its trademark Chinese burgers (Chinese-styled bao filled with braised pork belly, pickles and leek) offer a delicious twist on the original while being beautifully bright in presentation and taste.
L/G, 17 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong Island
You reap what you sow: mix your own cocktail.
Where should one start on this cocktail palette?
Punches, cobblers, flips, swizzles and vintage cocktails — they're all on offer at The Woods — where each concoction is created as intricately as a 50-layer cake. Their top mixologists are producing experimental, unusual and absolutely delicious drinks destined to become the new classics.
As you step through the door and descend the stairs under a beautiful glass sculpture, you'll notice that none of the interior was left to chance. The attention to detail is equally reflected in their drinks. Fresh flavour combinations take the stage with artisanal liquor and seasonal ingredients. As intricate as their drinks menu, The Woods also presents a menu that features a staggering array of international cuisine, letting you eat your way around the world without ever leaving the table.
64 Staunton Street, Central, Hong Kong Island
Place your bets on the tiny crustaceans at The Walrus.
It doesn't get any fresher than oysters, salmon tartare and tangy blood orange sorbet.
As the name suggests, The Walrus is designed to offer a sense of vastness and adventure on the open sea. This intimate space on the bustling streets of SoHo exudes a feeling of continental chic. The whimsical settings tell the story of where and how the cheeky walrus lures oysters away from the sea onto his plate.
Every Wednesday night at The Walrus, the spotlight turns to the teeny tiny crustaceans. Ladies and gentlemen, start your…hermit crabs? That's right. One of the most “high-stakes” events here is the weekly crab races, where you can either bet dollars on a crab to win rounds of drinks, oysters and more, or just watch the fun for a delightful (and budget-friendly) pastime.
Kwan Kee Store
Shop 10, 115-117 Fuk Wah Street, Sham Shui Po, Kowloon
The first-ever local street food featured in the Michelin Guide: Kwan Kee Store.
Stack it up with the nine-layer black sesame cake.
Rain or shine, there's never a shortage of people standing in line waiting to order a pudding or a cake at this family-run dessert shop with a history of 50 years. Having just made it into the Michelin Guide, Kwan Kee Store lets you munch your way through some of the most delicious childhood favourites of locals.
Any discussion of authentic Hong Kong traditional snacks must include a mention of "Put Chai Koh" — sweet, stodgy and filling pudding. It is traditionally served with red beans, but you can pass on the topping if you’re not a fan. Either way, you won’t be able to resist having a second — or third, for that matter. Bring along some patience until it's your turn to savour an authentic local food experience.
Beach Road, Repulse Bay, Hong Kong Island
It's hard to leave this gorgeous beach!
An all-in-one shopping paradise by the bay.
Whether it’s a dip in the waves or engaging in sun worship, Repulse Bay offers an enjoyable escape from the city that takes only a short bus ride from the hustle and bustle of Central.
This crescent-shaped stretch of flour-like sand lying off a scenic coastal road on the south side of Hong Kong Island is popular with both locals and visitors for early morning strolls, daytime sun soaking, or lingering at sunset when all has turned mellow. Sheltered by a cove and surrounded by upscale apartments with imaginative architecture, this pale golden sandy haven contrasts sharply with the frantic intensity of Hong Kong’s downtown business areas.
Shop 103-104, The Pulse, 28 Beach Road, Repulse Bay, Hong Kong Island
Savouring an all-time favourite: Churros dusted with cinnamon and sugar.
These slow-cooked ribs will be devoured at lightning speed.
Is someone's stomach growling after a stroll at the Repulse Bay beach? Some tantalising sweet-and-spicy grub like BBQ chicken, fresh fish tacos and roasted pork will certainly make you salivate.
Breathtaking sunsets on the beach and muscle-clad sunbathers aside, Limewood has gained a reputation as Hong Kong's most chic destination for expertly barbecued seafood and meats. Having filled your belly, cool yourself down with a sip of shaken and frozen margaritas or BBQ-inspired cocktails using herbs and fruit such as pomegranate, calamansi, jalapeno, kaffir lime and watermelon. Don't forget to finish off your meal with some warm churros dipped into frozen ice-cream!
CIAK - In The Kitchen
Shop 327-333, 3/F, The Landmark, 15 Queen's Road Central, Hong Kong Island
Meet a master from the gastronomic hall of fame.
Freshly baked pizzas with homemade sausages and creamy mozzarella.
As Hong Kong’s first and only trattoria awarded with a Michelin Star, this open kitchen grocery store introduces the casual Italian dining concept to an internationally inclusive culinary destination.
Backed by award-winning chef Umberto Bombana and based on traditional Italian grocery where people can select and enjoy high-quality products in the shop or takeaway, CIAK reflects the true sense of Italian hospitality thanks to authentic and homely cuisine. Here, you can enjoy the distinctive trattoria experience — place your orders at the register and make your way to claim your pizzas, fresh from the oven at the pastry corner; or go to the pasta bar to pick up the freshly made lasagnette with a beautiful balance of the rich meaty sauce, fragrant sausage, fresh tomato and tasty tiny mushrooms. In other words, you'll find delicacies imported directly from Italy ready for you to bring home!