A well-balanced meal in Hong Kong should contain the five basic tastes of Chinese cuisine – acid, hot, bitter, sweet, and salty. The texture should range from crisp and tender to dry and saucy. The proper order is to begin with a cold dish, followed by dishes of fish or seafood, meat (pork, beef, or poultry), vegetables, soup, and noodles or rice. Some dishes are steamed, while others may be fried, boiled, or roasted. Many of the dishes are accompanied by sauces, the most common being soy sauce, chili sauce, and hot mustard.
Popular Restaurants in Hong Kong:
is a contemporary Chinese restaurant has fantastic views overlooking Hong Kong. The interior is stylish and unique with carved antique wood screens, red lanterns, and huge bamboo bird cages – everything is just perfectly special! The cuisine at Hutong is northern Chinese in origin, but infuseses new ingredients and combinations to create its own trademark dishes. Menu items include: drunken raw crab, crispy deboned lamb ribs, crispy soft-shelled crab with Sichuan red chili, pork and fennel dumplings, white sesame seed asparagus, spicy red snapper salad (served cold, but fiery hot), minced pork with green beans, pork and green pepper dumplings, beef tenderloin with scallions, and pig throat with scallions and cilantro. Hutong raises the bar in chic Chinese restaurants and stands out above comparable restaurants in cuisine, presentation, atmosphere, view, and service. Note that there's a minimum charge of HK$300 (US$39) per person. Main dishes range from HK$128-HK$348 (US$17-US$45). Hours are 12PM to late - Monday to Sunday. It is recommended to make reservations early. Lunch reservations are taken from Noon – 3:00PM and dinner reservations can be made from 6:00PM to late. Hutong is located on the 28th floor of an office building at 1 Peking Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong Phone number is +852/3428 8342 and the website is: http://www.aqua.com.hk/#/eng/global/hongKong/hutong/concept
Lin Heung Tea House makes it easy to forget you're a tourist when you enter this down-home local establishment. Lin Heung Tea House has been serving dim sum from trolleys for more than 80 years – making it one of the oldest Tea Houses in all of Hong Kong. Lie Heung is a definite 'must go' dim sum house in Hong Kong if you want to sample dim sum in a traditional fashion. Prices range from $10 - $15USD. Dim Sum is served from 6 AM - 4 PM then entrées until 10 pm. It's very busy between 5 PM and 7:30PM. After 8, its a slower pace. Lin Heung Tea House is located at 160-164 Wellington, Central, Hong Kong. Their phone number is 852/2544 4556.
Chef Nobu (Matsuhisa) adds a little kokoro (heart) to each of his modern and innovative Japanese dishes at the NOBU InterContinental. With outstanding Japanese/American/Latin-influenced dishes, sleek yet classic interior design, and stunning harbor views, the NOBU InterContinental in Hong Kong graciously invites you to a dining experience to remember. The NOBU InterContinental showcases many of Chef Nobu's signature dishes which include: Black Cod Saikyo Yaki, Toban, Squid Pasta with Light Garlic Sauce, and Sashimi Salad with Matsuhisa Dressing. Prices range from $15.00 - $90.00. Sushi and Sashimi range from $9.00 - $35.00 for 2 pieces. Hours are Lunch - 12:00 noon to 2:30pm and Dinner - 6:00pm to 11:00pm daily. Reservations are recommended. NOBU InterContinental is located at Salisbury Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong. Their phone number is 852/2313 2323 and their website is http://hongkong-ic.intercontinental.com/dining/nobu.php
is not only easy to find, but offers everything from seafood to steaks as well as all-you-can-eat lunch buffets. On top of this, the Watermark has incredible sweeping views of the harbor from its terrace and glass-enclosed dining room. Executive Chef Pascal Breant's signature dishes include: Barramundi Carpaccio, Tartar of prime Angus tenderloin, Brittany cod, and Crispy jumbo lump crab cake. Prices are moderate. Hours are:Lunch: Monday to Saturday - 11:30 AM - 3 PM (last order at 2:30 PM),Sunday brunch - 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM and Dinner Monday to Sunday - 6:00 PM - 12:00 AM (last order at 10:30 PM). The Watermark is located at Central Ferry Pier 7, Top Level, Star Ferry, Hong Kong. Their phone number is 852/2167 7251 and their website is http://www.igors.com/igors/watermark.html
Whampoa Gourmet Place
located in the heart of the 1.4 million square foot Wonderful Worlds of Whampoa shopping and entertainment center. The Gourmet Palace is a myriad of establishments which serve everything from traditional Chinese cuisine to Western fast food – all in a setting reminiscent of Hong Kong dining establishments of the 1940s and '50s. Service is friendly, the prices are extremely reasonable, and it's one of the best places in Hong Kong to sample dim sum. Prices are reasonable and it is located at Site 8, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong. Their phone number is 852/2128-7440 and their website is http://www.whampoaworld.com/shopfinder_index.asp