What to eat at this year's Taste of Hong Kong

Time Out Hong Kong chats to Simon Wilson, the gastronomic brains behind Taste of Hong Kong, to find out some of his favourite dishes at this year's festival
Wild Hereford Ox Heart Tartare, egg yolk puree - Rhoda
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There's a whole host of fantastic dishes to chow down on at this year's Taste of Hong Kong, but we've got your weekend of eating planned, with a little help from IMG's Culinary Director, Simon Wilson aka the man in the know. 

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Restaurants, Indonesian

Kaum: Pan-fried eel served with green chilies relish

icon-location-pin Sai Ying Pun
Simon says: Otherwise known as 'Belut sambal hijau', this dish perfectly showcases the diverse range of cusines at Taste of Hong Kong. Unfortunately, Indonesian food often gets forgotten in the SE Asian culinary discourse but Kaum is changing that. The sweet pan fried eel has the perfect crunchiness offset by the spiciness of the local Indonesian green chilies.
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Gnocchi with black truffle and Iberico ham - Kei Kobayashi
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Kei: Gnocchi with black truffle and Iberico ham

Simon says: International guest restaurant Kei hails from Paris and is the proud owner of two Michelin stars. This was a hit dish in Paris. Truffles? Parmesan cream? Iberico ham? Most definitely a winning dish all around. You won’t be able to try this dish anywhere else in Hong Kong as Kei has come from Paris to make it especially for us.
House Made Ricotta with Strawberry Jam - Mercato
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Restaurants, Italian

Mercato: House made ricotta with strawberry jam

icon-location-pin Lan Kwai Fong
Simon says: Chef Jean-Georges knows how to make an eye-brow raising combination work. The rich savoury ricotta blends perfectly with the sweet strawberry jam for a mouthful of happiness.
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Restaurants, Contemporary European

Rhoda: Wild Hereford ox heart tartare with egg yolk puree

icon-location-pin Shek Tong Tsui
Simon says: Chef Nate Green took almost a year to find the Mangalica Pork that he will be using in his meatballs, but it’s the wild Hereford ox heart that really gets me. It’s Rhoda at its finest. Rich and flavourful.
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Hotels

Tosca: Wagyu beef in Pizzaiola sauce

icon-location-pin West Kowloon
Simon says: This brand new dish isn't even available at Tosca yet as it's brand new. It’s worthy of being one of the meaty dishes that fills your belly this year.
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