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The best steakhouses in Hong Kong
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The best steakhouses in Hong Kong

Whether you’ve got a hankering for a porterhouse, a sirloin or a ribeye, start salivating and get your steak knife and fork ready as we share our pick of the best steak in Hong Kong. 

The best afternoon tea menus to try this summer
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The best afternoon tea menus to try this summer

Instagrammable sweet and savoury treats, laidback environs and gorgeous tea trays – these are just some of the reasons why afternoon teas are such an indulgence. Whether you want to create your own ideal pastry, coffee and tea combo from an à la carte menu, or be spoiled by multi-tier creations inspired by famous jewellery and beauty brands, here are the best afternoon tea sets to order right now. By Karl Lam RECOMMENDED: Head over to our @timeouthk Instagram for a behind-the-scenes look at how some of these afternoon teas are made.

Ultimate cheese tea showdown
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Ultimate cheese tea showdown

Cheese milk cap tea is the latest food trend taking Hong Kong by storm. We put four of the most popular to the test.

Hong Kong’s best bread bakeries
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Hong Kong’s best bread bakeries

Hong Kong has a legion of bakeries serving all sorts of local delicacies, but sometimes you just want a quality loaf of bread. If it’s European-style artisanal bread you’re after, you’re in luck as we’ve rounded up the best bread shops in Hong Kong that you knead in your life. By Sarah MoranRECOMMENDED: Looking for more local delicacies? Try one of Hong Kong’s best pork chop rice dishes or a simple egg sandwich.

The nine best ice creams to try right now
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The nine best ice creams to try right now

With the mercury rising, there’s no better time than the sweltering present to gorge on ice cream with reckless abandon. If you don’t know which scoop or swirl to go for, don’t worry, because we’ve got you covered. From croissants filled with soft serve to ice cream made from milk and uni, we recommend these nine frozen treats, which will help you stay cool all summer long.RECOMMENDED: If you're looking for more things to feast on, check out our guide to the best things to eat this summer.

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Yakiniku Jumbo
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Yakiniku Jumbo

It’s been a busy few months for local restaurant group Global Link. After bringing Tokyo’s three-Michelin-starred Sushi Saito to our shores in March, the F&B team recently launched the first overseas outpost of Yakiniku Jumbo – a grilled meats institute with more than 30 years of history in Tokyo. Located in a prime spot close to the Central–Mid-Levels escalator, the Hong Kong venue is simple and sophisticated, dressed in blacks and natural woods in an understated manner. In this comfortable space, which seats about 50, guests can enjoy some of the finest grades of wagyu, sourced from all across Japan. The meat is flown in daily from Jumbo’s Tokyo store, chilled and never frozen, to ensure minimal changes to flavour, freshness and texture. During the early stages of its opening, Yakiniku Jumbo only offers omakase for dinner ($1,280). On the night of our visit, this nine-courser begins with a beef yukke. Made with raw meat from the inner thigh and dressed in tare, it’s a simple but thoroughly satisfying way to start the meal. We also try the wagyu nigiri, featuring a slice seared ever-so-slightly so that the fat melts into the rice below. Another highlight is the sextet of grilled wagyu rare cuts. They’re all hand-sliced by Jumbo’s experienced chefs, who ensure that every piece that makes it to the grill boasts just the right amount of marbling without being too fatty or sinewy. Every cut boasts its own distinct texture and flavour profile. The kalbi is rich while the zabuto

Time Out says
3 out of 5 stars
Nara Thai Cuisine
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Nara Thai Cuisine

Since its establishment in 2003 by a group of female entrepreneurs, Nara Thai has grown into a popular brand that operates six outlets in Bangkok alone. Last month, it added Hong Kong to its list of locations with an outpost in Sha Tin’s New Town Plaza. The menu is almost identical to the Bangkok locations and focuses on authentic Thai recipes that are designed to comfort. Among these is the Ayuthaya boat noodles ($98) which Nara is well-known for. This comes with an impressive array of meaty trimmings – including sliced beef, beef balls and braised beef shin, as well as deep-fried pork skin to add a welcome crunch – but the broth, which should be the soul of the dish, sadly falls flat. The broth of the tom yum glass noodles ($78) is similarly lacklustre, a tepid affair that’s neither spicy nor sweet. The soup is just as middling when ordered as a standalone tom yum kung ($108) and proves to be a disappointing backdrop to the sweet and succulent shrimp it’s served with. Of all the broth-centric dishes we try, only the rainbow soup rice noodles with fish fillet ($78) passes the grade, featuring a bright and balanced pink-coloured base that’s made by slow-cooking fish bones with red vinegar.Moving away from the brothier side of things, other offerings at Nara fare much better. We try the carpaccio-style prawns ($118), which are firm-fleshed and served with a sweet and spicy dressing that packs plenty of heat. We also recommend the soft shell crab with yellow curry ($188), which

Time Out says
2 out of 5 stars
Tian Tian Plus
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Tian Tian Plus

A fixture for more than 30 years in Singapore’s Maxwell Food Centre, Tian Tian is regarded as one of the best chicken rice destinations in the Lion City. As well as boasting a loyal local following, the humble stall also has plenty of admirers outside of Singapore, evident by the crowds here in Hong Kong that have flocked to Tian Tian’s first-ever venture outside its home turf.  Located in Causeway Bay, the 60-seater restaurant has been aptly branded Tian Tian Plus, since it features signature items from Tian Tian and three other Michelin-recommended food stalls from Singapore, including The 50s, Lao Jie Fang and A Noodle Story. With its smooth marble tabletops and decorative accents in polished blacks and purples, the outlet in Fashion Walk also offers a more elevated dining experience than the hawker centre stylings of Tian Tian’s original location. But does a fancy location translate to a positive dining experience? The answer is in the signature Tian Tian Hainanese chicken. The regular portion ($148) includes thick, deboned cuts from the breast and thigh. The meat is tender and succulent but, disappointingly, the skin lacks firmness. Fortunately, this is made up for by the excellent homemade condiments, including a thick and sweet dark soy sauce, minced ginger spiked with fragrant poultry oil, and a chili sauce that packs plenty of heat. Chicken aside, Tian Tian Plus also offers a slew of dishes exclusive to Hong Kong. These are hit-and-miss. Marinated shrimps in Chine

Time Out says
3 out of 5 stars
Sara
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Sara

Hong Kong has no shortage of Japanese restaurants, but in all the wide sea of sushi specialists and ramen joints, Sara stands out as the first – and currently only – place in town to specialise in Saga cuisine. Styled as a casual izakaya with 30-odd seats, the restaurant is a simple space decorated with traditional porcelain wares from the prefecture it celebrates. Most of the ingredients used here are also sourced directly from Saga, in western Kyushu, including chicken from the village of Mitsuse, Kinboshi Saga pork, Ariake seaweed, Otofuse oysters and, of course, the world-renowned Saga beef. On the night we visit, we start with a sweet and succulent whole squid ($498) caught in the port town of Yobuko and flown in as a seasonal special. The body, translucent and deliciously fresh, is served sashimi-style while the tentacles are taken into the kitchen to be turned into crisp, golden-brown pieces of tempura that still retain their sweetness after being deep-fried. Also in season that evening are Saga’s famed Kouju tomatoes ($98). Served chilled, these yield plenty of juice in every bite. They’re sweet enough to be eaten on their own but guests can also sprinkle crystals of sea salt to accentuate the flavours. Simple preparation lends itself equally well to the bulbs of garlic sourced from Egachan farm. Chargrilled with root and sprout still intact, the whole cloves are sweet and floral without the pungency of most other garlic varieties. Moving onto larger plates, we orde

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
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Ultimate egg sandwich showdown
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Ultimate egg sandwich showdown

A humble egg sandwich can bring the biggest of joys. Here’s where to get the best.

All 16 McDonald’s Hong Kong burgers ranked
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All 16 McDonald’s Hong Kong burgers ranked

What to order and what to leave for Grimace at McDonald’s in Hong Kong.

The best cheap eats in the New Territories
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The best cheap eats in the New Territories

Our city is a gastronomic paradise, but you don’t have to spend a fortune to eat well.

The 10 best uniquely Hong Kong dishes
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The 10 best uniquely Hong Kong dishes

The very best local specialities here in the 852.

Hong Kong’s top 10 pork chop rice dishes
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Hong Kong’s top 10 pork chop rice dishes

We’re talking about ju paa, that beautiful combination of pork and rice.

Every Burger King burger ranked from worst to best
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Every Burger King burger ranked from worst to best

So loosen your belt and join us as we rank every Burger King burger from worst to best.

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The best restaurants in Tai Kok Tsui
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The best restaurants in Tai Kok Tsui

Until recently, Tai Kok Tsui was considered something of a dead zone. Stranded in west Kowloon without an MTR station, the neighbourhood was perceived as an industrial area, like the Kwun Tong of old, with little appeal for visitors. Not any more, though. TKT is buzzing. No MTR means more affordable rent and that’s allowed a number of exciting small restaurants to establish themselves. Cantonese, Japanese omakase, Mediterranean cuisine – you can get just about anything in the neighbourhood these days. Not sure where to start? Read on for our guide to Tai Kok Tsui’s best restaurants.And if the area seems too far to go, try our guide to the best restaurants in Tai Po or North Point instead. Or simply go straight to our feature on Hong Kong’s best restaurants. By Sam Sinha

The best restaurants in Sham Shui Po
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The best restaurants in Sham Shui Po

Sham Shui Po is home to mean cheap eats and mouthwatering street food

The best brunches in Hong Kong
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The best brunches in Hong Kong

With so many choices in Hong Kong, where do you begin?

The best food in Hong Kong
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The best food in Hong Kong

Some of our city’s must-try food and tell you where best to try it

The best restaurants in Yuen Long
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The best restaurants in Yuen Long

Sure, the Hello Kitty Farm may have lost its license but that doesn’t mean there’s no reason to head to Yuen Long. The New Territories neighbourhood has been revitalised by the Yoho Mall (and that cinema that offers hash browns) and there’s a range of excellent restaurants to try, from cheap eats and cha chaan teng favourites to super fresh sushi and HK-style desserts. Think it’s too far for you to go? Well, if you’re looking for something a bit closer to home, why not try our guide to the best restaurants in Kennedy Town or Sham Shui Po as alternatives? By Sam Sinha

The best dim sum in Hong Kong
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The best dim sum in Hong Kong

From traditional dim sum spots, to the cheapest Michelin starred restaurants.