A busy residential area, North Point doesn’t usually figure in conversations about Hong Kong’s best foodie destinations. But, much like underrated next door neighbours Quarry Bay and Tai Koo, there’s a wealth of awesome under-the-radar eats to be had in this neighbourhood and some of Hong Kong’s best restaurants too.
And in case you’re feeling like a culture vulture, check out what’s on at the Sunbeam Theatre for a dose of Cantonese Opera after chowing down.
North Point’s best restaurants
With outposts in Sai Ying Pun, Quarry Bay and North Point, it’s clear Tulsi is doing something right. Serving up top notch Indian eats, most dishes here are quality renditions of the classics, though, the starters are a little more out there with the likes of prawn and corn fritters or grilled pineapple available. For mains, tuck into creamy curries – with plenty of veggie offerings – and mop them up with a fluffy naan bread.
This hole-in-the-wall coffee joint is one of the few places in Hong Kong that serves up draught coffee. Infused with nitrogen, the chilled brew is extra smooth and comes out looking like a pint of Guinness. If that sounds too over the top, add a little extra flavouring like toasted almond, coconut or cucumber o your standard coffee. Each up comes with a beautifully designed sleeve that makes for a charming Instagram shot.
Housed in Java Road Market and Cooked Food Centre, Tung Po has made fans of the likes of American celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, who featured the restaurant on his show No Reservations. Be that as it may, don’t come expecting first class service but do come ready to learn how to open a bottle of Tsingtao with chopsticks, slurp your beer out of a bowl and to tuck into heaped portions of fresh Canto fare like wind sand chicken and salted egg yolk coated fried mantis shrimp.