Hong Kong / Macau Places to Eat!
Replies: 88 - Last Post: Apr 12, 2012 9:10 PM Last Post By: Myanmarbound
Aug 3, 2009 12:34 AM
Jan 26, 2010 1:47 AM
Loved reading this thread. Im off to Hong Kong in a week (first visit) for three days and want to get the most of the food on offer. Of restaurants recommended in this thread, which are still open and serving delicious food? Also, im staying in Mirador - can you recommend anywhere in there? I eat anything, but would particularly like some good dim sum & 'local' food.
Jan 26, 2010 1:53 AM
77I think most are still open. You can also check on http://www.openrice.com/english/restaurant/index.htm to see recent reviews and up to date details.
For dimsum near to Mirador, 'Happiness Dim Sum', Block E, G/F Rose Mansion, 1 Prat Avenue, Tsim Sha Tsui, 2311 4430, open 12noon - 5 am Monday to Saturday, closed Sunday. 'Happy Hour' cheap dimsum from 3-5pm Monday to Friday.
Apr 16, 2010 10:05 PM
78Happiness DimSum - see post 80 & 84 - has closed; probably due to extortionate rent increases.
Instead I can recommend Winter Steam Pot Restaurant, 79-81 Kimberley Road, Tsim Sha Tsui. During day time it serves dimsum and other Cantonese dishes, while in the evening it is hotpot. The dimsum is good and reasonably priced. There is a Chinese / English tick box menu. The restaurant attracts office and blue collar workers, so service can be a little abrupt if that worries you. Open from 7am; credit cards accepted for bills over HK$200 (my bill for dimsum for two has never been over HK$100).
Oct 11, 2010 8:43 AM
Oct 11, 2010 8:53 AM
Oct 19, 2010 9:10 PM
81Hi drumbrake, thanks for your response. Just arrived in HK 2days ago. Yesterday I was trying to find (small) restaurant selling goose over rice around TST & Jordan but I could only find few big seafood restaurants selling it for $55+.
I walked from TST MTR on Nathan Rd until the top North side of Temple St, as well as Woosung St, Parkes St & Pilkem St. I have read some people bought it only for $18-$25.
If you know by any chance some small places around TST which selling goose over rice at <$30, would you mind telling me please? :)
Thanks in advance!
Oct 20, 2010 1:20 AM
Cherry Garden Restaurant 桃苑粥麵茶餐廳 Shop 8B, G/F, Lai Yuen Mansion, Tak Hing Street, Jordan has Chinese BBQ meats which usually includes goose.
Oct 20, 2010 1:55 AM
Nov 6, 2010 11:08 PM
84A newish dimsum place in Tsim Sha Tsui:
Dim Sum Hotspot Specialties , G/F, 11A Hau Fook Street, TST, Kowloon. Prices are cheap - most dimsum is from HK$12-15, tea is HK$2 a person. Service is fast. Food ok. There is an open kitchen so you can see what is going on. English menu. The main problem is that tables and seating is cramp, so you are not going to hang around for an hour drinking tea and reading the newspapers. Reviews on OpenRice not good so far, but I say give it a go if you looking for a cheap and easy dimsum meal while in Hong kong.
Jun 20, 2011 11:23 PM
85If you have the time and the visa jump across the water to Shenzhen. There are an extreme amount of inexpensive restaurants in the Futian district. Just take the MTR from Lohou to Gang Xia and hit the back streets. My wife and I regularly eat here for around that $1.20 USD that fills us both. You can try a higher level restaurant and still pay less than $10 USD for a table full of food. :) Happy dinning!
Aug 27, 2011 10:19 PM
86Re dimsum in Hong Kong again - if you are visiting HK and try one local dish, I do think dimsum is a very good choice.
Dimsum Hotspot specialties in #91 is still there, but I have found serving size and menu range to have reduced in recent months. Still ok for a cheap sampling for around HK$100 for two though.
Opposite is Caterking Dim Sum, Shops 2-3, 3 Hau Fook Street. While in other countries, if someone saw a successful shop operating in one location, they would probably look to open a competitor in a different location. In Hong Kong the opposite happens - so you end up with Fa Yuen Street in Mongkok (Sneaker Street), Kimberley Street in Tsim Sha Tsui (Korean restaurant street) and so on. Hau Fook Street in TST is basically a food street with lots of different restaurant choices.
Caterking Dim Sum is slightly upmarket compared to Dimsum Hotspot specialties with nicer furnishings and better table wear. While prices for the dimsum are similar and both have a small tea charge per person, in Caterking Dim Sum there is a 10% service charge. The dimsum itself is tasty, servings are quite large, and the menu range ok. It's another good option to try.
Apr 12, 2012 9:07 PM
Apr 12, 2012 9:10 PM
88If you come to Hong Kong buy the South China Morning Post on a Thursday. it has a fantastic, very readable section called Food and Wine, with lots of news and comprehensive listings.
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