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Tamago en-PR-27-01-2020
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The best food specialty restaurants in Hong Kong

These are the best places that can satisfy your food obsessions

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Written by
Time Out Hong Kong
&
Jenny Leung
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It's true that you can never run out of options when it comes to food in Hong Kong, but sometimes, when a peculiar craving strikes, and you want nothing but that one thing, it's hard to know where to go. Luckily, Hong Kong has a range of specialty restaurants that are focused on one single food. From places like Avobar that's themed around everyone's favourite superfood (the name should be enough of a clue!) to casual joints like Wingman who are experts at providing some of the best chicken wings in town, these single food-themed eateries ought to settle any weird food cravings you may have.

RECOMMENDED: Our city has some great local flavours too, don't forget to check out the city's best local bakeries or head out to the top places for the cheapest food.

  • Restaurants
  • Tsim Sha Tsui

A restaurant and concept store dedicated to all things truffle. This place serves up seasonal, truffle-centric menus in a lush, harbourfront setting. Depending on when you visit, you’ll be treated to dishes elevated with different species of the prized ingredient, including black truffles, white truffles and summer truffles. Aside from offering a dine-in experience, Artisan de la Truffe also boasts a gourmet concept store that stocks a wide variety of truffle products. 

  • Restaurants
  • Tsim Sha Tsui

Avo thing for avocados? The originally London-based restaurant offers tasty treats such as the ultimate avo toast, chocolate avo brownie and the ever-popular avo bun burger. For those partial to a drink while eating, Avobar’s got you covered with its wide selection of drinks including avo smoothies and superfood lattes.

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  • Restaurants
  • Tsim Sha Tsui

Just by the look of the décor – yellow-painted facade and chairs as well as seat cushions with durian patterns – you know this restaurant is all about durian. Aside from its hugely popular durian cheese tarts, the durian mochi is worth a try. Wrapped inside a thin mochi skin are frozen durian, cream and cake. It is basically an elevated kind of durian ice cream.

  • Restaurants
  • French
  • Soho

Warm and inviting, La Vache’s Parisian bistro-inspired décor, seen in its red leather seats and colourful wall murals depicting the Seine and a French opera theatre, makes it ideal for romantic meals. If you’re bad at deciding what to order, La Vache makes things seriously easy since there’s only one option on the menu – the trimmed ribeye steak that comes with a walnut salad, house special sauces and unlimited servings of fries – yes, you read that last bit right. Simple and to the point, quality is guaranteed. 

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  • Restaurants
  • Jordan

Yea, ok, they're not the most appealing thing on the menu, but they sure do taste good. Hong Kong's first fish maw-themed restaurant located in Jordan. Specialised in this fine delicacy, Maw serves up a range of hearty dishes such as fish maw lo mein which is made with different sauces including curry, mala and abalone, as long with tasty bites like the salted fried fish maw.

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  • Tsim Sha Tsui

Helmed by Michelin-starred chef Jean-Marc Soldati, Reign The Abalone House is an abalone-themed eatery that offers its diners delicacies in a casual and comfortable setting. Menu highlights include the slow-cooked reign abalone served with angel hair pasta, abalone collagen with scallop, the Reign abalone dark rye mille-feuille with white truffle cream and many more.

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  • Mong Kok

Hold your breath, it's about to get eggy up in here. With everything made from eggs, or more precisely, freshly imported eggs all the way from Okinawa, Tamago-en is a fluffy haven for anyone who has an egg-squisite taste. Crowd favourites include the five kind Japanese omelette skewer, omurice, and the ultimate TKG, a cloud egg rice dish served with various condiments and toppings. 

  • Restaurants
  • Central

Wingman is no doubt our go-to when it comes to chicken wings. Serving up irresistible wings that run the gamut of flavours from Carolina Reaper (yikes) to honey-glazed or even hoisin, this place will also slap you in the face with some excellent deals like the $5 Wednesday wings night and all-you-can-eat-and-drink weekend brunches. 

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