Hong Kong is said to be Asia’s world city. And I agree. This metropole has left me speechless: I just loved the hustle and bustle, the vintage flair, the old culture and above all – the food. There is so much to discover! It was not possible to tick every must-see site off my list, but I saw quite a bit and would like to share the food highlight of my trip with you !
- Nostalgia Breakfast at Mido Café
This place could not be more Wes Anderson. Opened in the 1950s, Mido café has managed to preserve the flair of that time. Its nostalgic interior and pastel colours and little “Amercian Diner Style” tables are incredibly charming. The food itself was ok – they offer a huge variety of different Hong Kong dishes and (pretty cool) beverages as well as breakfast options. In sum, this is a place where you go to for the flair rather than the food.
Address: 63 Temple Street, Yau Ma Tei, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2384 6402
- Dim Sum lunch at Lin Heung Tea House
Dim Sum (or Yum Cha) are small, steamed or fried dumplings which are Hong Kong’s signature dish. And they are ridiculously delicious! That’s why we set off for Lin Heung Tea House. It’s far from fancy, but that’s what makes it so lovely. Having lunch there made my foodie heart melt and my camera’s memory card explode.
When you arrive, you just take a seat at one of the round tables, then you will be served a cup of steaming hot, Chinese tea. The waiter will not ask you what you’d like to eat, nor hand you a menu – because you have to get your food yourself here! Chinese aunties and uncles push their carts filled with piles of steaming bamboo baskets through the restaurant, so what you have to do is you grab your little stamp card and fetch whatever your heart desires. Feeling adventurous? Try chicken feet. Fancying a classic? Have Shu Mai. The varieties of Dim Sum are almost endless.It is a must to visit this place! I recommend to come in a group as this typically is a shared meal. Also, make sure to arrive not too late as Dim Sum are traditionally only served until late afternoon.
Lin Heung Tea House
Address: 160-164 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong
Tel.: +852 2544 4556
- Comfy dinner at Mak’s noodle
This is one of the best comfy dishes ever. Fresh, thin egg noodles and deliciously soft wan tan in a rich chicken stock. With some kai lan veggies in oyster sauce on the side. This will cure even the worst hangover you got from partying too hard at Lan Kwai Fong the night before! The restaurant itself is charmingly vintage (1960s style)!
Address: 77 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong
Tel.:+852 2854 3810
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