Ok, so this is Hong Kong. There are LOTS and LOTS and LOTS of good restaurants and eateries here. I’m not going to pretend like I have an immense knowledge about them and will pick the undisputed best restaurants to blog about them.
I’m just going to tell you about those that we’ve visited and that I think are recommendable. Considering that we only stayed for 2 days, we simply weren’t able to try out many restaurants (sad, I know). I want to go back though and eat my way through Hong Kong!
My boyfriend is an absolute fan of steamed soup dumplings, the famous Xiao Long Bao, originally a Shanghai recipe. We went to a famous restaurant that is specialized on Xiao Long Bao, the Din Tai Fung in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong.
This was my first time eating Xiao Long Bao, it was amazing! Ok, maybe not the first try because I burned my tongue. The soup inside the dumpling is hot, so beware!!
Before biting into your delicious dumpling you mix up vinegar with soy sauce and some onions (or if I had it my way, chili) and dip your dumpling into the mix. My mouth is watering just writing about this! Then you make a little hole with your chopstick in the dumpling and let a bit of the soup drip out. Drink or slurp the soup and then eat the dumpling. So so good!
The Din Tai Fung branch in Hong Kong was awarded with one Michelin star in 2010 and yet it is very affordable to have breakfast/lunch/dinner here. We actually came back the next day to have breakfast here. Great place!
For dinner we went to a Korean place called Arirang. It’s time for bbq! Have you ever tried Korean bbq before? I absolutely love it!! This restaurant is located in Kowloon Center and is also one of the first Korean restaurants that opened in Hong Kong.
I do like Korean bbq, but I thought that this one was rather average. It seems so fancy, being located in a mall and surrounded with other fancy shops all around, so I thought the food must be exquisite here. Don’t get me wrong here, it is quite good, they offer a lot of different side dishes to the bbq and they are really tasty.
But the bbq itself was a little bit boring, especially since it was really pricey as well. I guess we wouldn’t come back to this place, if we are in Hong Kong again. Also because I think I would like to visit other interesting restaurants in Hong Kong as well!
I know that I won’t have any vote about returning to Din Tai Fung, however. Actually I wouldn’t even mind going back here.
Do you have any cool restaurants in Hong Kong that you could recommend? Let me know in the comments section!