To Eat Well in Hong Kong, Go Shopping
There are numerous reasons to visit Hong Kong, however, the fact that there are so many food options make it such an attraction. Wherever you are, look for shopping centres and you will find a food court or at least a couple of floors of restaurants to choose from. These are tried and tested:
Muji Cafe - Oh when will this concept come to the UK? Situated in most Muji stores you’ll find a restaurant, cafe or bakery. Depending on the one you visit, you may have a few large hot dishes or a series of small plates to choose from, typically, 1 hot and 2 cold plus soup and rice comes with it. You can eat well for £10 and pick up breakfast pastries and some storage solution on your way out.
The Dining Room - the Shanghainese restaurant that both has me (a non-tea drinker) drinking tea and into Chinese food. It serves the delicious Buckwheat tea with it’s meals for a few £ extra and you can buy tea bags to take home. It has a huge menu of mainly small sharing plates and that’s the other thing I love about Hong Kong food culture - everyone shares. The cucumber dish is so refreshing and the potato cakes can be eaten at every meal. Chinese has never been a favourite of the Asian cuisines but the Dining Room has is changing that. Expect to be full on about £15 each.
We only got the opportunity to eat once here, however, I will definitely be back next trip. The lunch came with a starter and drink and so became superb value. The fish and chips is especially good. £15.
Island Bench - out on Cheung Chau , these makers have a fantastic cafe in their work space. It’s absolutely worth going for the breakfast and eating here formed part of my favourite morning in HK.
Oh My Goose - for a big bowl of noodles when you need them most. Fast food at it’s best for less than a £tenner.
A special mention for Coffee Academics who offer a small menu of delights from which we shared a breakfast, which still came with soup and a fantastic coffee with a black pepper kick.
If you want a quick bite to keep you going, there is a fantastic bakery pretty much on every corner plus plenty of the international favourites, McDonald’s (great cheesecake), Pret and even M&S cafes.