If eating elbow to elbow in a grimy hole-in-the-wall place is not your thing, then pay a visit to the Renaissance Harbour View Hotel’s Dynasty Restaurant. Dynasty boasts some of the best char siu in town – an amazing melt-in-your-mouth and tender meat with perfectly charred sides and a delightful honey glaze. Sit back and enjoy the simple elegance of the dining area, plus a spectacular harbour view. 3/F, Renaissance Harbour View Hotel Hong Kong, 1 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, 2584 6971.
Siu mei – think deliciously cured meats hanging in restaurant front windows, dripping in their flavourful juices – is one of Hong Kong’s signature cuisines. Here are some of the city’s tastiest purveyors of these carnivorous delights.