Bid farewell to Peel Street's Malaysian street food eatery
Old favourite returns in a weekly pop-up concept throughout summer
Expect a selection of rum sourced straight from Caribbean distilleries and 12 rum-based cocktails to wet your whistle
Meat-free burgers and good-value deals to celebrate this special day
Sip, sip, hooray!
Exciting new food hall to open on former site of Grappa's Cellar
Hong Kong relaxes more social distancing measures following no records of locally transmitted COVID-19 cases in the past weeks
Famous tea brand launches scones freshly baked three times daily
Love it or hate it, the durian season is back
Exciting new Vietnamese eatery to grace the streets of Wan Chai in coming weeks
Sun Hung Kai Properties introduces TOWNPLACE, a new residential leasing brand redefining the home experience in a holistic way. A customisable living environment with a location in hip Kennedy Town and a new site in Central's SoHo. Each residence is meant to be lived by design, offering more of what young professionals are in search of: comfort, style and flexibility. Along with nearly 30,000 square feet of duo social spaces and amenities, TOWNPLACE offers impressive city panoramas, contemporary design and multiple flat layouts.
On June 13, people all around the globe who are fans of the botanical spirit will celebrate all things gin. But, the doctors at Dr Fern’s Gin Parlour figured why celebrate gin for a day when you can make it a month-long event. So, for the entire month of June, Dr Fern’s is celebrating the festivity by giving highlight to Hong Kong's local gins – Two Moons Distillery Gin, Perfume Trees Gin, Gweilo Gin, Bauhinia Gin, N.I.P. Gin, and Porcelain Shanghai Mandarin Gin. Starting on June 1, drop by at their gin parlour and take advantage of their gin flight promotion highlighting these local gins. Order three from any of the six bottles and avail a gin flight for only $250. The flights will come with tonics and botanicals should you want to enjoy it as a gin and tonic. The local gins are also available by the glass. Choose any G&T from the various pairings: citrusy Two Moons Distillery Gin paired with London Essence Indian Tonic ($145) with lemon peel, pink pepper, and cardamom for garnish; herbaceous Perfume Trees Gin paired with 1724 Tonic ($190) with orange peel, grapefruit peel, and edible flowers for garnish; citrusy Gweilo Gin paired with Goldberg Yuzu Tonic ($120) with a lemon wheel and juniper berries for garnish; floral Bauhinia Gin paired with Folkington’s Indian Tonic ($155) with a grapefruit peel, juniper berries, and edible flowers for garnish; piney and citrusy N.I.P. Gin paired with London Essence Indian Tonic ($160) with lemon peel, Dr Fern's tea bag, and juniper ber
We are always told not to take things for granted, but the truth is, we often do. We are so accustomed to living in Hong Kong that we’ve become oblivious of the simple yet most extraordinary and beautiful things around the city. The same old commute routes, sceneries, pedestrian scenes, or even good old street signs above our heads – these things have become just part of everyday sights that we rarely notice how fascinating they are. From fluorescent neon lights to trees protruding through walls, there’s beauty hidden in every corner of Hong Kong. By Natalie Lam RECOMMENDED: Get to know more about our city's local culture by exploring the beautiful heritage trails in Hong Kong, or marvelling at the beautiful buildings around town
Summer is just about here, which means air con units citywide will be perpetually turned on indoors, T-shirts will reign supreme, and most of all, Hongkongers will be scrambling to get outdoors. While Hong Kong definitely has picturesque beaches, stunning mountains and challenging hikes, there is also a selection of extreme outdoor activities that might not come to mind immediately. While we will always have a soft spot for Dragon’s Back and the white sands of Sai Kung, these activities will bring your adrenaline level to another level. RECOMMENDED: Extreme sports or extreme beauty? Check out our list of epic waterfalls in Hong Kong.
This town excels at posh versions of fast-food favourites. If like us you've already tasted the best pizzas, chowed down the best burgers and sampled the best sandwiches, so now it may well be time to see what's on offer in terms of fried chicken. The magical contrast of textures synonymous with good fried chicken is due to the thick batter encasing the meat and protecting it from the scorching oil. Inside this delectable cocoon, the chicken actually steams in its own juices to tender perfection. Meanwhile, the hot oil draws moisture out of the batter, leaving a crispy, crunchy, golden crust. So whether you like your chicken boneless and smothered in hot sauce or straight-up to be gnawed off the bone, make sure you have a pack of tissues handy, because things are about to get messy. Many of these places also deliver, so if you want to keep the mess at home, it's easy to do so. By Sam Sinha and Sam Evans RECOMMENDED: Now that your stomach is sufficiently greased, why not hit the bars? Here's our list of the best happy hour deals in Hong Kong.
We all miss going out for great music, company, and just moving those happy feet like no one is watching. With clubs reopening after a long hiatus, we can't wait 'til we can hit the dance floor again, but while we ready for that day, here's a roundup of the best underground clubs in Hong Kong that we can all look forward to visit. Their doors are currently open, but dance floors remain off-limits; if you're looking for a bit more than traditional club sounds that brings various genres of music, these clubs have lined up DJs to cater to your needs. RECOMMENDED: If you're craving quality cocktails, check out our list of the best bars in the city
When thinking of Japanese noodles, the first thing that comes to mind for many is ramen, the salty, soupy concoction in a bowl, often adorned with thick slices of pork and an egg for good measure. There is another noodle dish that is equally popular in Japan, but is much less greasy and generally makes for a healthier meal, udon. We feel that this wheat flour noodle, which is usually served in a light broth, deserves more attention. Luckily there are more than a few restaurants around the city that do this easy-on-the-stomach noodle dish very well. Here are some of the best of them. RECOMMENDED: Can’t get enough of Japanese food? Check out our list of the best Japanese restaurants in Hong Kong.
Burgers are the ultimate comfort food pretty much anywhere in the world. Sure, a big, juicy burger might be messy, and it will obviously cancel out all the hard work you did at the gym, or on that hike last weekend, but sometimes what's bad for the body is precisely what the soul needs. A great burger is so much more than grab-and-go fast food. The right combination of fresh ingredients, delicious condiments and buttery buns can be sheer ambrosia. If your mouth is watering already, we've tracked down the best burgers in town – from low-cost, Hong Kong-style bites to patties from popular chains, not to mention some off-the-radar neighbourhood joints we urge you to try. Whichever you choose as your next burger destination, it's time to loosen those belts, people. By Chloe Li and Sam Evans RECOMMENDED: Looking for something a little healthier? Check out our list of the best salad spots in Hong Kong.
London's famous Flowers Gallery has just opened its first-ever Asia location in Hong Kong, and to celebrate, the gallery is showcasing a spotlight exhibition on renowned German photographer Michael Wolf (1954-2019). Known for his love of exploring the urban complexities of cities such as Hong Kong, Wolf devoted a large part of his career to investigating the lives of ordinary Hong Kong inhabitants. Photograph: Courtesy Flowers Gallery/ © The Estate of Michael Wolf, Corner Houses #20 (2010) The inaugural exhibition features some of the photographer's most iconic works, including the distinctive series entitled Architecture of Density, which presents abstract views of our city's seemingly mundane residential and industrial facades. The exhibition also features Cheung Chau Sunrises, Wolf's last project before he passed away in 2019. Wolf's works are celebrated all around the world, so this is a rare chance for photography fans and art lovers to catch some of the photographer's most renowned works up close.
Fragrance adds to the character of a person and usually leaves a long-lasting impression. If you're looking for something unique and much different from what everyone else is wearing, then shift your attention from designer scents and start venturing into niche fragrances. What are 'niche perfumes'? They’re not your run-of-the-mill bottled perfumes you can easily pick up from a department store; these fragrances usually come from boutique artisanal perfume studios whose production is on a much smaller scale, is much better quality, costs a little bit more, and offers scents that you might not get anywhere else. Elevate your scents from day to night and stand out from the crowd with the help of these niche perfume shops in Hong Kong. RECOMMENDED: If you enjoy receiving surprise boxes and love the thrill of getting new products, check out these subscription services in Hong Kong
Summer is just around the corner, and as temperatures rise, what better way to cool down than with a nice, fresh, crunchy salad? We're lucky in Hong Kong to have some brilliant restaurants doing all manner of great grub, and the city's salad game is no different. If you are looking for eateries with the crispiest leaves, the ripest tomatoes, and the most delectable garnishes, look no further, because these are some of the very best salad spots in Hong Kong. RECOMMENDED: Looking for something other than salad? Check out our list of the best new summer menus to hit the city.
Hong Kong is home to many excellent wine bars ranging from dressy romantic spots to more casual watering holes. With so many options and a lengthy wine list, it's hard to pick out the best ones. So, if you're searching for a place to taste New World, Old World, and organic wines, or are simply looking to expand your palate, here's a list of our favourite spots that are at the top of their wine game.
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Contemporary art exhibition bringing together works of artists from Hong Kong and the world
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OCTOBER 2019: As our city’s vibrant restaurant scene continues to evolve at a rapid pace, we’ve made more than a few additions to our list this time around. Most notably, the new-in-town French cuisine maestros at Louise have stormed in to take the coveted top spot, and we’ve also welcomed to the pack visionary French-Japanese fusion eatery à nu retrouvez-vous, laidback Vietnamese spot Chôm Chôm, and down-to-earth noodle paradise, Mak Man Kee, among others. Welcome to the Time Out EAT List, for which we’ve been busy scouring the streets and alleys to bring you the very best restaurants in Hong Kong. As usual, this line-up has been compiled by our ravenous food and drinks editors who aren’t just on the hunt for a delectable bite – although taste certainly doesn’t count for nothing – but also consider the buzziness of the atmosphere, the price (for those on a tight budget, check out our dedicated cheap eats list), and the relevance of the concept in our ever-changing metropolis. From long-time favourites to newbies, we've sorted everything, from restaurants in some of Hong Kong’s best hotels to the city's most delectable street eats. In short, this is whatever serves the best food in Hong Kong right now. Let’s dig in! Eaten somewhere on this list and loved it? Share it with the hashtag #TimeOutEatList Looking for more recent openings? Check out our pick of Hong Kong's best new restaurants.
Despite being such a small, cramped space, lil’ ol’ Hong Kong punches well above its weight. From the city’s top restaurants and their slew of Michelin stars to Hong Kong’s best bars, which are among the most creative in the region, our city proves that size isn’t everything. In fact, at the height of its influence, only the USA and India produced more films than Hong Kong. And our cinema is one of tremendous variety, too. From adaptations of popular Chinese opera, to Johnnie To’s gritty crime noirs, to the tales of repressed heartache that made Wong Kar-wai internationally famous, Hong Kong cinema can do it all. So what are the best Hong Kong movies of all time? Edmund Lee presents his definitive list chock full of some of the best films ever made anywhere on the planet.
Home to towering skyscrapers and picturesque hiking trails, hong kong is a truly vibrant and beautiful city. Whether you're looking to up your Instagram game at some instagrammable spots in town, in need of some retail therapy at Hong Kong's best independent shops or simply looking to devour all the tastiest cheap eats you can find, there's plenty to keep you happily entertained. Follow our comprehensive guide below and discover all the best things to see, do and eat in Hong Kong! -- Done something on this list and loved it? Share it with the hashtag #TimeOutDoList. You can also find out more about how Time Out selects the very best things to do all over the world, or take a look at our list of the 50 best things to do in the world right now.
With no sales tax, no VAT and malls attached to other malls, Hong Kong is rightly famous as one of the world’s great shopping destinations. Although we appreciate the air conditioned bliss of a well-ventilated shopping centre during the summer, it can be boring to see the same parade of brands in one mall after another. If you’re feeling the need for something different, Time Out presents your ultimate guide to the good, the quirky and the downright best independent shops in Hong Kong.
There are so many outstanding Hong Kong bars that it’s hard to decide how and where to allocate your time, money and rapidly diminishing sobriety. Whether you want a fancy cocktail at a speakeasy, a bottle of biodynamic wine, a hazy IPA at a craft beer joint, or something else entirely, there’s something for you in our famously crowded and fast-paced city. We’ve put our livers on the line to deliver you a definitive list of the 51 best Hong Kong bars. Enjoy! Visited somewhere on this list and loved it? Share it with the hashtag #TimeOutDrinkList. You can also find out more about how Time Out makes recommendations and reviews bars here.
Picking the best photo spots in Hong Kong is tough. After all, our city was practically built for Instagram. There are amazing skyscrapers, beautiful beaches, vibrant neon signs, plenty of fancy looking food and even incredible rocks! What more do you need? Well, how about a guide that makes sure you can hit all the Instagram famous photo spots in Hong Kong so you can make all your followers jealous? That’s what we’re here for. Alternatively, just use this guide to have fun with your friends and to capture some memories. After all, it’s only Instagram, right? By Jianne Soriano, Douglas Parkes and Angel Hong.
Bombarded with choices from all the things to do in Hong Kong this weekend and looking to step out of the concrete jungle? A calorie-burning hike with jaw-dropping views is just the cure. Hong Kong has no shortage of amazing scenic hiking trails a short distance from city centre, varying in difficulty and offering everything from amazing bird's eye views of our SAR to stunning sunsets. Head to one of our favourite outlying islands to make it a day trip where you can discover more gorgeous hikes and hidden cultural gems. And if hiking is not quite your thing, why not hop on a bike and cycle along one of the city’s best cycling routes?
Escape above the hustle and bustle of the city at these bars with fantastic views and fantastic drinks to match.
As celebrity chef Paul Prudhomme once put it: you don’t need a silver fork to eat good food. In honour of that adage, the Time Out Hong Kong food team has trawled the islands to sniff out the 51 best bites under 50 bucks. This summer, celebrate the noodle vendors, skewer sellers and eggette experts that make Hong Kong such a wonderful place to eat. RECOMMENDED: Sink your teeth into a spread at some of Hong Kong’s best restaurants.
If you believe Hong Kong is a cultural desert when it comes to visual arts, think again. From the heart of the city to the nooks and the crannies, there’s art everywhere in our metropolis as long as you know where to look for it. You can find works by established and up-and-coming local and international artists working in everything from photography to street art at fine-art gallery hubs like H Queen’s and Pedder Building, as well as at institutions like Tai Kwun. For a taste of the avant-garde, there are many independent art spaces that have popped up all over the city in recent years and there are some fantastic museums, including M+ Pavilion, to satisfy your culture cravings too. If you’re not sure where to start, here’s a handy guide to the most interesting art hubs and neighbourhoods to help kick-off your journey as a bona fide culture vulture. RECOMMENDED: Check out our pick of the best art exhibitions in Hong Kong this week and this month for inspiration and discover a plethora of incredible art.
There are many hidden bars in Hong Kong, did you know? Or are they just so well hidden you had no clue? Well, that’s what Time Out is for. In fact, the whole ‘hidden bar’ thing can sometimes feel like a gimmick or a substitute for actually serving decent drinks. The few establishments like that have given the rest a bad name because some of Hong Kong’s very best bars are ones that are a little secretive and not so easy to find. Read on to discover the best.
A seaside neighbourhood with unique charm.
Also known as the Venice of Hong Kong.
The ins and outs of the Southside’s booming art hub.
An underrated neighbourhood that deserves to be on your radar.
Make a trip up north for lush forests, amazing country parks and brilliant local fare.
Effortless and laid-back, Lamma Island is well-known as a place for the free-spirited.
From traditional wet markets to Instagram-worthy housing estates, follow our guide for all the best gems in Shek Kip Mei that you shouldn’t miss.
In the past eighty-some years, the kidney-shaped parcel of land that is San Po Kong has developed a rich history, and boasts a plethora of old-timey sights and vintage delights. Though San Po Kong was originally a barren plot that was later adapted as one of the runways for the former Kai Tak Airport. After two short decades, it was transformed into an industrial sector when the ‘50s and ‘60s saw Hong Kong’s shift from a mere entrepôt to a rapidly-growing industrial city with a booming, manufacturing-based economy. Nestled comfortably between Wong Tai Sin and Diamond Hill and situated right above the now-residential acreage that used to be the Kai Tak Airport, this compact grid of industrial and residential buildings has become a goldmine for great eateries and many more hidden gems. If you’re looking for new, recherché spots to hit in one of the most overlooked parts of Hong Kong, look no further and take a look at our ultimate neighbourhood guide for the best places to visit in San Po Kong. By Angel Hong, translated by Andrea Hui
Lantau, the largest of Hong Kong’s many islands, is no longer a remote district frequented only by travellers with suitcases and trail runners with neon gear. The island – which encompasses villages such as Mui Wo and Tai O, as well as the new town of Tung Chung – is dynamic and diverse, offering something for everyone. Find your ultimate outdoor adventure, explore Hong Kong’s lesser-known history, plan a serene staycation or finally check out those tourist hotspots you’ve always been meaning to see. If you’re planning to visit this outlying district, here are our recommendations for the best things to do, eat and see while you’re there. By Yvonne Lau RECOMMENDED: After exploring this massive island, check out some of the other incredible things to do in Hong Kong.
Half-an-hour away from Central lies Peng Chau, one of Hong Kong’s most adorable outer islands and somewhere well off the beaten tourist track. With scenic treks, ancient relics, traditional temples, strong community vibes and no cars in sight, stepping ashore on this tranquil island feels like travelling back in time to old Hong Kong. From the moment you arrive, you’ll feel as if you can breathe easier. There’s an undeniable energy to this island that exudes serenity and forces you to slow down. Follow our guide for all the best things to do and eat on Peng Chau! By Sarah Moran
Sandwiched between the bright lights of Tsim Sha Tsui and Mong Kok, Yau Ma Tei is often unfairly overlooked. But this nabe happens to be home to iconic street markets, some of the city’s oldest restaurants and an eclectic mix of other renowned restaurants. Here’s a round up of all the must-see gems in Yau Ma Tei.
Known for being Hong Kong’s business and financial quarter, Central might seem a bit of bore at first, at least compared to hipper neighbourhoods like Sheung Wan or Sham Shui Po. But we’re here to dispute that. This is the place where you can find some of the best bars not just in Hong Kong but Asia. Central is a hub for stellar, world-class contemporary art galleries as well as restaurants. There’s quite a lot to pack in, but here’s just a taste of some of the best things to see, do and eat in Central.