Eat and Drink in Hong Kong
It is quite possible to get an overview of Hong Kong's history and culture by eating your way through this metropolis. Hong Kong offers a stunning arrays of delicacy from street food to Michelin Star Rated Restaurants, visitors are spoilt for choices available. There is no lack of cha chaan teng in Mong Kok, Hong Kong. When you ask locals about their favourites, you’d get a myriad of answers—Hong Lin Restaurant in Mong Kok would probably be one of them.
A mere 180 years ago, this cluster of islands consisted of tiny fishing villages, but being an international port has made "East‐meets‐West" much more than empty PR‐speak. Street food and food court culture is fast disappearing as a result of out‐of‐touch food licensing laws and a lack of interest in the grittier end of the industry.
To eat like a Hongkonger on a daily basis, though, still means to eat the most vital regional Chinese cuisine, Cantonese; noodle dishes that speak to the city's halieutic past; hybrid diner‐style foods that feature the first imported British and American ingredients, including macaroni and canned evaporated milk; adopted colonial meals like afternoon tea; and today's new‐gen Chinese cooking and internationally recognized fine dining.
When Amber opened in 2005, fine dining in Hong Kong was all about stuffy, old‐fashioned French food, with everything flown in from Europe. Executive chef Richard Ekkebus arguably changed all that, making ingredients like Japanese sea urchin fit into a modern European menu by placing it atop a lobster jell‐O with cauliflower, caviar and crispy waffles. Traditionalists had their doubts at first, but more than a decade on, Amber now tops most restaurant guides and lists...
In Central, the main business district, restaurants designed for expense accounts are dime a dozen ‐ flashy, bold, steak‐and‐Bordeaux affairs. Arcane is a bit of a dark horse— this quietly sophisticated fine diner showcases the work of Shane Osborn, Australian by way of London’s Michelin‐starred Pied à Terre. With much of the produce coming from Japan, as well as the restaurant’s own petite kitchen garden, dishes are in tune with the Asian seasons...
There were many cooked food stalls along the Canal Road Flyover since more than 15 years ago with many people came there for dinner and overnight snack. The most famous restaurant among them will definitely be “Under Bridge Spicy Crab.