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The city of Hong Kong is home to a variety of different cuisines, people, traditions and culture. With such a diverse collection of restaurants, many have called this city the melting pot for foodies. Food lovers are sure to find a place to enjoy their favorite meals and even have plenty of opportunities to explore and try new food options. Not only does a visit to China put you in the heart of some of the most unique cultures, you also have access to plenty of historic sites and lots of local and international cuisine.
Places To Dine
Because there are so many travelers who visit Hong Kong, many of the restaurants offer food from other countries. You are sure to find Italian, French, Mexican and even some American dishes served up next to some of the most popular traditional dishes from the country. Many restaurants specialize in one type of cuisine, while others feature a diverse collection of menu items in the hopes to offer something to everyone who stops in for a meal.
Though there are many different restaurants available to dine in while visiting Hong Kong, there are some that stand out. Few restaurants receive recommendations from multiple travelers and, depending upon your personal food desires and preferences, you are sure to find some restaurants that will become favorites. Some of the most popular places to dine while in Hong Kong include:
- Aberdeen Street
- Burger Circus
- Dimdim Sum Specialty Store
- Lin Heung Tea House
- Sang Kee Congee Shop
- Seafood Street
- Tsim Chai Kee Noodle
Fusion cuisine has become very popular all around the globe. This mix of cultures makes for an interesting dining adventure. Fusion restaurants offer classic Chinese dishes combined with dish styles from Spain, Mexico, America and all of Europe. Popular fusion restaurants in Hong Kong include:
There are many opportunities for foodies to enjoy mouth-watering meals throughout the day. However, with so much to see and do, sometimes it is not possible to sit down for a meal during regular dining hours. Hong Kong is home to many establishments that are open late at night. Here are some of the most popular late night dining establishments in the city:
- Tsui Wah
- Loyal Dining
Hong Kong is home to a variety of different places to stay, including those that are very luxurious or quaint boutique hotels. Some popular luxury hotels in the city include The Langham Hong Kong, The Luxe Manor, W Hong Kong, The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Island Shangri-La, The Ritz-Carlon and the Mira Hong Kong. Some of the most popular boutique hotels in Hong Kong include The Upper House, The Peninsula Hong Kong, Hotel Icon, Lanson Place Hotel, Butterfly on Wellington Boutique Hotel and The Mercer Hong Kong. Many of these hotels will put you close to all of the foodie action of the city, including some that are within walking distance of some of the hottest restaurants in the city.
Nightlife in Hong Kong means more to the locals and visitors than just going out all night and partying. There are plenty of places in the city to enjoy at night that do not require heavy drinking just to fit in. For example, make plans to stop by the Fringe Club for some late night exposure to the arts. If it is between the months of September to June, you can also stop by Happy Valley Racecourse for some late night horse racing.
In addition to these non-nightclub settings in Hong Kong, there are plenty of clubs to visit for your late night excitement. Popular clubs and late night hot spots in Hong Kong include Club 71, McSorley's Ale House, Sevva, 121 BC and the China Bear.
There are two major food festivals planned in Hong Kong every year. One is held during the Christmas holiday season and the other during the summer. Both offer insights to top food creations from around the world and the opportunity to learn from the best chefs in the industry. If in Hong Kong during these events, make the time to go and see for yourself what the excitement is all about.
In December, the Hong Kong Food Festival is held, featuring food from different cultures and divided into special themed zones. This is a must-visit festival for all food lovers. The Festival features a consumer expo, workshops, demonstrations and lots of food-related fun.
Earlier in the year, in August, the Hong Kong Food Expo is held. This is a popular summer event that serves up some of the finest food products available. Visitors will find everything they need for their kitchen, including bakery products, beverages, processed foods, snacks, green and organic food, spices, seasoning, kitchenware and so much more.
Hong Kong is home to a diverse collection of food-related activities, events and lots of local culture. Your visit to this city will treat you to some of the finest restaurants in the world and some of the most unique dining experiences you will ever have.
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