I have to admit Hong Kong was a pleasant surprise. What started off as a stop over to visit my brother – Chris, ended up being an epic food adventure.
We based ourselves in Soho, which made it easy to get around and stayed at a place through Airbnb that worked out to me a lot better then a small hotel room.
A bit of inspiration from Anthony Bourdain led us to Mak’s Noodle, where we had the best wonton noodle soup I have ever tasted.
After wondering around Soho and Central for a few hours we found Tim Ho Wan. Despite the line, the food was worth the wait, and if you don’t speak the language, make sure you get an English menu before you jump in line. One of the dishes you have to try is the pork buns. It was so good we saved a few for later 🙂
Our Hong Kong food safari over the week too us to Butao Ramen – if you can look past the slurping (and the line) – the ramen is worth it. We also had dinner at Ho Lee Fook, where they had Horlicks Ice-Cream. Despite missing out on a table at Joel Robuchon’s L’Atelier, we got to try some of his desserts at his cafe. The yogurt mousse cake I had was good, but after trying a similar Adriano Zumbo creation a few years back in Sydney, I have to say I was expecting more from the Michelin Star chef.
Aside from the good food, beer and company, we found some amazing hiking at Discovery Bay. The views from Lantau peak were amazing, so was the steak dinner we had at Chris’s place that night.
If you get the chance to visit Hong Kong do it – it might surprise you.