New Must-Try Restaurants in November
When it comes to food, there are few places that can parallel Hong Kong’s incredibly diverse, colourful gastronomic scene. With cuisines from all around the world and no shortage of globally-renowned chefs fighting for a spot to open shop, it should come as no surprise that so many big names have their eyes set on the Pearl of the Orient. Finding new places to eat? Well, look no further because we’ve compiled all the new must-tries debuting this November! By Andrea Hui
Hong Kong’s best hotpot restaurants
Whenever the temperature drops and the weather gets chilly in our city, a good hotpot is the go-to-method to warm up. But unlike claypot rice and snake soup, which tend to be seasonal delights, Hongkongers crave hotpot all year round. From Taiwanese stinky tofu to painfully delicious spicy soup broths, follow our guide to the best and most unique hotpot spots in town.RECOMMENDED: Need to hunker down somewhere to avoid the cold? These cosy Hong Kong bars and cafés might be just what you’re looking for.
Hong Kong’s best claypot rice dishes
As the weather gets a little chilly, Hongkongers love to combat the cold weather by indulging in seasonal treats like hotpot, a steaming cup of hot chocolate and of course, claypot rice. Those in the know flock to areas like Temple Street, Sai Wan, Shau Kei Wan and Kowloon City, in a sort of winter migration, to acquire the most authentic and best claypot rice dishes. Naturally, we’re doing likewise to discover which is number one.
Best hairy crab restaurants in Hong Kong
Postpone your medical check-up – it's officially hairy crab season. Everyone knows the allure of this crustacean delicacy is the golden roe, and dedicated crab aficionados all have their eyes on the fattest hairy crabs that burst with this 'liquid gold'. From the classic steamed hairy crabs for the purists, to innovative crab specialties, we dive deep into the season and round up the best tables serving this Chinese delicacy. RECOMMENDED: Like your food? Well, we recommend checking out our top picks of autumn menus and best buffets in Hong Kong.
Best pumpkin dishes in Hong Kong
We're entering the season of plaid scarves, warm blankets and hot coffee. If there's one ingredient that epitomises the autumn months, it's the sweet flavours of pumpkin. Here are our picks of the restaurants, bakeries and shops around town making use of this versatile ingredient at this time of year. By Sally Gao and Sarah Moran RECOMMENDED: Find out where to spend a perfect autumn day in Hong Kong, cosy up with a cup of hot chocolate or take advantage of the cool weather and go hiking.
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Hong Kong’s best street food essentials
Hong Kong’s street food scene is known the world over. Whether you’re in Causeway Bay or Mong Kok, Tsuen Wan or Sham Shui Po, you’re bound to find some delicious streetside snacks, be it curry fishballs on a stick or fluffy eggettes in various flavours. Best of all, these tasty tidbits are usually wallet-friendly and can easily fill up your belly for just a few bucks. While our city also boasts some of the world’s best restaurants, Michelin-starred dining and other delicious eats, no Hong Kong experience is complete without sampling some – or all – of these street food favourites.RECOMMENDED: If you’re hungry and you know it, grab a slice of pizza or check out the best dim sum spots in town.
The best food in Hong Kong
Hong Kong is a true food paradise, with some of the world’s very best restaurants, from cheap eats and street food to high-end Michelin-starred eateries. But what makes Hong Kong’s dining scene truly unique is undoubtedly its local dishes. While most of these dishes are – unsurprisingly – informed by Chinese cooking, many of them also capture Hong Kong’s east-meets-west heritage in the most delicious of ways. Whether it’s traditional Cantonese dim sum or beverages influenced by British culture, there’s something here to please all tastes.If you’re hungry to try some of these local Hong Kong dishes, here are some of the best places to do so. From wonton noodles at Mak’s Noodles to egg tarts at Tai Cheong Bakery, from seafood in Sai Kung to barbecued meats at Joy Hing, these restaurants and cafés are your best bets for an authentic taste of Hong Kong food culture.RECOMMENDED: Want to try the crème de la crème? Then be sure to check out our list of the absolute best restaurants in Hong Kong to try right now.
The best restaurants in Hong Kong you have to try
Hong Kong is a dining paradise with one of the highest ratios of restaurants per head in the world. With establishments striving to outdo each other on a daily basis in our city's fiercely competitive F&B industry, it can be hard to keep track of who's top dog at any one time. That's why we're bringing you the Time Out EAT List — an ever-changing selection of Hong Kong's hottest tables, updated on a monthly basis. From long time favourites to super 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. If you've eaten something that you love on this list, share it under the hashtag #TimeOutEatList. You can also find out more about how we review restaurants and make recommendations.
The best Hong Kong cafés and coffee shops
Forget the stereotypes, Hong Kong coffee culture is about more than just showing up to work 15 minutes late with a Starbucks’ latte. Despite the popularity of traditional Hongkie drinks like lai cha and yin yang, our city is home to an increasing number of coffee connoisseurs. More and more speciality cafés are popping up around town to cater to different taste buds, and not just to cater to demand for espresso and a flat white but nitro coffee and unusual brews, too.This guide will lead you to all the best coffee shops in Hong Kong, all the way from Sheung Wan to hidden gems in Cheung Chau.
Ultimate French toast showdown
Much like the humble egg sandwich and char siu rice, Hong Kong-style French toast is a staple of local cuisine. The classic dish features two slices of bread deep fried and served covered in butter and syrup. But in recent years Hongkongers have been pushing new boundaries as local cha chaan tengs and restaurants have begun rolling out variations filled with the likes of custard lava, kaya spread and beef satay. We dig into four popular innovative versions to decide which gets to be crowned king.