Saturday, January 1, 2011

Eating and Drinking

Although I am sure this list could go on and on, here are a few recommended places that we have been to and have enjoyed.


Tsim Sha Tsui Area


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Intercontinental hotel- On the harbour opposite the Peninsular...for drinks and the view! Especially if you are there for the 8pm light show. Order the Cosmopolitan!

Peninsular Hotel- Salisbury Road- High Tea $40 per person



Peking Garden - For authentic Peking Duck with pancakes. As you walk towards harbour City from the Star Terminal, Lane Crawford is on your right, turn right before the entrance along the path way, past Starbucks and enter the building that says Star House.  It is on the Third Floor. This place is not cheap but worth it for the experience. It is often booked but they will tell you to come back in 20 minutes or so.  One Peking Duck with pancakes (just enough for a family of 4) 320HK ($41). We also ordered a few side dishes and drinks for a total of 616HK ($80)


Red Ant Restaurant

Ashley Road Restaurants- (off Peking Road) There is a selection of cheap restaurants along this road.  We went to Red Ant twice which is great value and something for everyone, including beer for the boys. 215HK ($27 for a famiily of 4 with drinks) The kids liked the tree in the restaurant.

Aqua Bar -night club- 1 Peking Road....without kids.  Most amazing views.  Wonderful for a drink! Try the Porn star cocktail. cocktail with a champagne chaser  (see...I said no kids)

City Super Food Court (In Harbour City, just ask for the food court)
It looks like your typical shopping centre food court. There is Vietnamese, Japanese hand pulled noodles, Chinese.  170HK ($20 for family of 4 with drinks) Lots of little plastic dishes displaying the food.  Go up to the counter you like, tell the lady the number dish you would like and what drink.  She will then give you a green form to pay at a communal counter.  Then take your slip back to her and wait for your meal.  OR... even better, try to find a table while you are waiting.

plastic food displays

Added restaurants from a local.......Thank you Johnny!

Din Tai Fung 鼎泰 (Chinese food: Taiwan, Shanghai)
Address: Shop 130, 3/F, Silvercord, 30 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Signature Dishes: Special Xiao Long Bao (hand pulled noodles)

Mochi Cafe萬豚屋 (Japanese food, Udon)
Address: G/F, 19-23 Hart Avenue, Tsim Sha Tsui
Signature Dishes: Udon

Good Satay 好時沙(Singaporean & Malaysian)
Address: Shop144-148, Houston Centre, 63 Mody Square, Tsim Sha Tsui
Signature Dishes: Satay, Hainanese-style chicken rice, Laksa
Comments: Hainanese-style chicken rice is so good and you must try!  And the food is not expensive here

Triple O's by White Spot(American: Hamburger)
Address: Shop 3001, 3/F, cooked Deli by city'super, 
Gateway Arcade, Harbour City, 17 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Comments: the best hamburger I ever had.

Tonkichi Tonkatsu Seafood 吉日本吉列專門店餐廳(Japanese food)
Address: G/F, 100 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Signature Dishes:Fried Pork Chop Set
Comments: this restaurant is famous for the Japanese Deep-fried food

Spring Deer 鹿鳴春(Chinese food: Beijing)
Address: 1/F, 42 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Signature Dishes: Beijing Peking Duck

 Outback Steak House(Australian food)
Address: Shop UG23-28, Tsim Sha Tsui Centre, 66 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
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Shop 1, 2/F, Oterprise Square, 26 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Signature Dishes: Honey Wheat Bushman Bread, Scrumptious Onion
Comments: quite good Australian food and not expensive, the portion of the dishes is larger.

Japanese Restaurant Doraya 定食Doraya(Japanese food: Sushi, Sashimi)
Address: Basement, 10 Cameron Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Signature Dishes: Raw Tuna Rice set
Comments: very large Raw Tuna serve with rice, very good!

Khyber Pass咖哩王(Indian food: Curry)
Address:Shop E2, 7/F, Block E, Chungking Mansions, Tsim Sha Tsui
Comments: very good and traditional Indian curry!

Wei Yi Noodles唯一麵家(Chinese food)
Address: G/F, 10 Hau Fook Street, Tsim Sha Tsui
Signature Dishes: Dumpling
Comments: the food is good but cheap, good for lunch.  But this shop is small so I am not sure if the waiter know English.

 Crystal Jade 翡翠拉麵小籠包(Chinese food: Shanghai)
Address: Shop 3328, 3/F, Gateway Arcade, Harbour City, 17 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Signature Dishes:Special Xiao Long Bao
Comments: not expensive(cheaper than Din Tai Fung) but also delicious.

Yau Ma Tei/Mongkok Area


Temple Street- You must eat at the small restaurants huddled around the Temple Street markets.  They are mostly seafood.  Tourists and locals go here.  The food is fresh and superb.  The tables are on the streets and very simple, but clean.

Temple Street restaurants
blt and 711 supermarkets on Nathan Road are very cheap to stock up on fruit, snacks and alcoholic drinks for the mini bar.

Tim Ho Wan
Tim Ho Wan- 2-20 Kwong Wa Street, Mongkok. Dim Sum-Walking distance from the ladies Markets. -One of the only 1 Michelin star restaurants in the world. Right near the Ladies Markets and worth the wait.  Huddle in with everyone else and enjoy the most amazing selection of Dim Sum. Take a number and spend your time at the Ladies Markets waiting for your table.

Coffee

We didn't like the taste of Pacific Coffee Company or Toast box.  In fact the only coffee we could drink was either Starbucks or believe it or not....McDonalds latte! Tasted almost like Australia.  Starbucks in Hong Kong tasted better than Australia.

Added restaurants from a local.....Thanks Johnny


 澳門翠苑茶餐廳(Portuguese: Curry)
Address: Shop 8, 2/F, Cooked Food Market, Mong Kok Complex, 557 Shanghai Street, Mong Kok
Signature Dishes: Curry in a bread bowl, beef brisket and macaroni in tomato soup

Seam Eett Taiwan Noodle西門町台灣麵食(Taiwan food)
Address: G/F, 2N Hung Kwong Building, 2 Tung Choi Street, Mong Kok
Signature Dishes: 魯肉飯(pork with rice), 擔擔麵(noodle), 雞絲拉皮(chicken with a special noodle), 牛筋牛肉(beef tendon and beef ), 涼拌茄子(cool eggplant with sauce)

 Applegreen(American food)
Address: Shop 713-715, Grand Century Place, 193 Prince Edward Road West, Mong Kok
Signature Dishes: Asian Nachos, Applegreen Crisp, Guacamole

Gong Cha 貢茶(Taiwan: drinks)
Address: Shop 43E, Dundas Street, Mong Kong
Signature Dishes: Bubble Mile Tea
Comments: popular drinks in Hong Kong now and it taste good.

 Mi-Ne Sushi峰壽司(Japanese: Sushi bar)
Address: G/F, Chong Hing Square, 601 Nathan Road, Mong Kok

Tong Pak Fu 糖百府(Hong Kong: dessert, sweet soup)
Address: G/F, 99 Hak Po Street, Mong Kok
Comments: Good place to try the traditional and new Hong Kong style's dessert

 California Pizza Kitchen(American: Pizza)
Address: Shop A, 1/F, Ka Lok Shopping Arcade, 56 Dundas Street, Mong Kok
Comments: the pizza is good and not expensive

  Orchard Garden Cafe & Restaurant 風月堂(Japanese Cafe)
Address:1/F-2/F, 24-26 Argyle Street, Mong Kok
Comments: fusion of western and japanese food, taste good

 Satay King(International)
Address: 1/F, 24 Tung Choi Street, Mong Kok
Signature Dishes: Fried Pork Chop in White Curry Sauce with Rice

 譚仔雲南米線(Yunnan: Rice Noodle)
Address: G/F & 1-2F. 101 Sai Yeung Choi Street South, Mong Kok
Comments: Rice Noodle is a famous food in China and if you like spicy very much, you can try the most spicy rice noodle.

 Pier 88 稻香超級漁港(Guangdong, Dim Sum Restaruant, Hot Pot)
Address: Shop B, 3/F, Grand Tower, 639 Nathan Road, Mong Kok
Comments: You can have dim sum for breakfast or lunch, and you can have hot pot, one of the popular food in Hong Kong, at the night time

Hong Kong Island 


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China Tea House- Pedder Street off Queens Road in the Pedder Building.
Pedder Building
 Landmark Hotel- 'Mo Bar'-15 Queen's Road central. A groovy place for drinks

Mo Bar-Landmark Hotel-Hong Kong Island
Hopewell Centre-Wan Chai MTR

Huge Dim Sum restaurant in the Hopewell centre. Very good food and very cheap.  Mainly locals and business people go here but anyone is welcome.

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