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Whether you're a visitor planning a trip to Hong Kong or a local seeking a well-deserved break from bustling city life, we're here to be your culinary guide. Get ready to indulge in a world of flavors and discover the hidden gems that will tantalize your taste buds.
Hong Kong is a melting pot of culture with a rich history and serves as the perfect backdrop for a gastronomic exploration. Here, the influences from the East to the West blend harmoniously, allowing you to embark on a global culinary expedition without dropping thousands on a plane ticket. From humble cha chaan tengs, where the air fills with the aroma of brewed tea and sizzling woks, to the enticing Southeast Asian cuisine and exquisite high-end Chinese dining, this city caters to every palate.
Australian Dairy Company
Located in Jordan, the Australian Dairy Company offers a unique blend of old-school charm and modernity. Nestled in the midst of a district adorned with a mix of tall buildings, historic homes and plenty of shopping destinations, this iconic eatery captures the essence of authentic Hong Kong dining.
Efficiency is the name of the game here – know what you want, enjoy your meal, and be on your way. The locals love coming here for classic breakfast dishes, but you can drop by any time until 10 p.m. It has gained recognition from well-known media outlets like The Guardian and The New York Times. Make sure to try its popular items like macaroni soup, toast and the legendary milk tea known as "lai cha" (milk tea), all for under HK$60.
- Where – 47 Parkes Street, Jordan
- When – Monday to Wednesday, Friday to Sunday: 7:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.; Thursday: Closed
- Price – $$
- Phone – +852 2730 1356
Barkada, meaning "a group of friends" in Tagalog, is the latest addition to Hong Kong's culinary scene. This modern Filipino restaurant, created by Filipina-American cookbook author Jen Balisi, blends traditional Pinoy flavors with contemporary twists. From Adobo Popcorn Chicken/Tofu to Sweet & Garlicky 7up Shrimp, Barkada's menu offers a range of innovative and mouthwatering options.
Barkada is in the heart of Hong Kong. It serves as a cultural bridge, introducing non-Filipinos to the rich flavors of Filipino cuisine. Whether you're strolling through Sheung Wan, SoHo, or Lan Kwai Fong, Barkada provides a culinary experience that celebrates both tradition and innovation. It's a nostalgic haven for Filipinos yearning for the tastes of home and an exciting exploration for adventurous food enthusiasts.
- Where – 48 Cochrane Street, UG/F, FOCO, Central
- When – Tuesday to Wednesday: 12:00 - 2:30 p.m.; 5:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.;
Thursday to Friday: 12:00 - 2:30 p.m.; 5:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.; Saturday: 5:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.; Sunday: 5:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
- Price – $$$
- Phone – +852 2663 0238
The Chinese Library
Experience a visual and culinary delight at The Chinese Library, one of Hong Kong's iconic eateries. This contemporary dining destination offers a glimpse into a bygone era with its jade walls, wooden decor, and antique marble tables. Helmed by Chef Junno Li, The Chinese Library provides a menu that showcases seasonal dishes creatively crafted with a twist.
Right at the heart of Central, you'll find The Chinese Library perched atop the historic Central Police Station. This vibrant spot is surrounded by a buzzing neighborhood bustling with popular bars and restaurants. Don't miss out on its signature Dim Sum selection, featuring tantalizing combinations like the luxurious black truffle har gau, intriguing squid ink lobster bisque and delightful seasonal wild mushroom dumplings.