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The guys at Dow Kee certainly know their pig. Famous for their specialty, the made-to-order suckling pig, this Wan Chai shop has become the go-to place for celebrations. Crispy with an almost-invisible layer of fat, the suckling pig is tasty and tantalising with every bite. Sandwich that with a piece of mini steamed pancake and end the meal with a bowl of pumpkin sago dessert. 3/F, Kwan Chart Tower, 6 Tonnochy Rd, Wan Chai, 2836 3108.
Opening its doors in 1958, Yue Kee marks the cornerstone for drool-worthy roast goose. The tantalising meat glistens with a thin and crispy layer of skin atop and a thin layer of fat beneath, resulting in a tender and succulent piece of goose. Pair that with the homemade plum sauce, and you’ve got a piece of classic Hong Kong food culture. 9 Sham Hong Rd, Sham Tseng, 2491 0105/2491 0751.
Compared to its namesake (only in English, that is), this Yung Kee is more local favourite than star-studded establishment. There’s an array of dishes on the menu like clam soup and stir-fried crab, but one thing that is the pride of the restaurant is their roast pork. The skin is crispy as expected but it’s the choice cut pork belly and the fine layering between fat and meat that makes these morsels scrumptious. 118-120 Fuk Wa St, Sham Shui Po, 2387 1051.