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It’s official: Hong Kong is the food capital of the world

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Not that this should come as a huge surprise but according to our recent Time Out Index, which surveyed more than 34,000 readers from around the globe, Hong Kong has officially ranked as the most food-crazy city in the world. When asked about their eating habits, a whopping 92 percent of Hongkongers have said that they ate out at a restaurant in the last week. That puts us above all the other well-known food capitals, including Tokyo and even New York. But it’s not just the quantity that matters – almost all Hong Kong respondents praised the Hong Kong food scene with one person noting that “there’s a seemingly endless choice of places to eat.” Whether it’s traditional dim sum, Michelin-starred dining or even cheap eats like a humble egg sandwich, this city has it all.

Hongkongers also know how to kick back with a good drink: nearly all of us praise the local bar scene. After all, we’re home to award-winning places like The Old Man, Quinary, Bar De Luxe and many other great bars. Still, don’t let all the dining and boozing fool you – we’re apparently also fitness freaks, with two-thirds of respondents claiming they work out regularly.

So, there you go, it’s time to brag to your non-HK friends that you live in the best food city in the world. Let’s drink to that.

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