Wanton Noodles, Tsim Chai Kee
Hong Kong is by far one of my favourite cities in the world. Some of you may know that this blog was born in this city itself - I spent three months in Hong Kong on an internship stint, and fell completely and utterly in love with the city. It was an amazing experience. I would spend my free time trying tiny hole-in-the-wall joints, strolling the busy streets of Mong Kok, stopping for snacks far more frequently than I needed, and mostly being in awe of the city's vibrant energy even after midnight.
So when a good friend of mine first asked me for recommendations, I typed out an entire list for her in a pdf document out of enthusiasm. Not a list of ultra high-end restaurants, nor the most budget, but really just a good mix of what, in my mind, paints a coherent picture of Hong Kong's food culture. Since then, it has been a convenient file to send out to close friends visiting Hong Kong. Two years have passed, and the file was starting to get out of date. Thankfully, I found time to visit some wonderful friends in Hong Kong this January, and finally gave the guide the facelift it needed. Seriously, everything in there is so drool-worthy by my books that I can't help but get hungry every time I read it. I hope you'd enjoy these places as much as I do.
Side Note: There is a particularly strong focus on Hong Kong Island since that was where I stayed. Are there more restaurants in Kowloon or New Territories that should have been in there? Drop a comment to share! For one, I'd definitely recommend heading to Sai Kung at New Territories for fresh and affordable seafood!
To turn it into a pocket guide,
1. Print double sided on a single piece of A4 paper.
2. Fold in half, then half again lengthwise.
3. Unfold, then fold along the creases in accordion style with title facing you.
4. Fold in half with title facing up.
You can also download the guide here. And read about 10 Food Not to Miss in Hong Kong here.
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