The best local food and drink brands to try in Hong Kong
When it comes to food options in Hong Kong, we literally have the world at our fingertips. From big openings by overseas chefs to cult-favourite burger chains from the US, the city has everything to satisfy the well-travelled gourmet. At the end of the day, though, there's no taste like home, which is why we’ll always have a soft spot for brands that were born in the 852. Whether you’re hankering for an ice cream cone or baked Chinese pastry, go local and support one of these great brands.RECOMMENDED: Why not check out the best local dishes in Hong Kong, as well as the oldest restaurants in the city?
The most beautiful dim sum in Hong Kong to try right now
Dim sum is an integral part of Hong Kong dining. While we love our bamboo steamers filled with traditional siu mai and har gow, it’s also good to see more dim sum restaurants flexing their creative muscles as they transform dumplings and bite-sized morsels into stunning works of edible art. From sausage rolls dressed as candy to pastry puffs in the shape of a purse, these dim sum items will feed your Instagram as much as your stomach. By Ann Chiu and Sarah MoranRECOMMENDED: Still hungry? Check out the best dim sum places in Hong Kong, or if you’ve more of a sweet tooth, these cake shops should keep you sated.
The ultimate guide to classic Hong Kong desserts
In Cantonese cuisine, dessert serves as the perfect ending to a full feast or even a quick dim sum meal. And the local cuisine in Hong Kong is nothing if not varied. Here are the must-haves when you’re in town and looking to eat like a local.
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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 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