Hong Kong is every foodie’s dream. As a cosmopolitan city, Hong Kong racks up a feast of flavors from around the world along with its own culinary traditions, and together creates a sumptuous anthology of tastes that tickle every food lover’s fancy. As it colors the season with its biggest promotion Hong Kong Summer Fun until August 31, dining pleasures abound and are ready to fire up palates in Asia’s World City.
A trip to Hong Kong is not complete without sampling its famous fares headlined by the dim sum. Meaning “touch your heart,” dim sum comes in 2,000 different kinds including the classics steamed shrimp dumpling, shao mai, barbecued pork bun, and cheung fun. Seafood is another must-try, with various recipes of fish, crab, lobster, and shrimp waiting to be devoured. Chinese barbecue rounds up the list of local delicacies and these barbecued meats, known locally as siu mei, come in delicious pork or goose along with the mouthwatering roast pork which is best paired with wine.
Sheung Wan’s savory spots
While Hong Kong boasts of its local fares, tucked in the streets of its famous districts are more distinct dining options and Michelin-starred establishments. Take Sheung Wan’s The Popsy Room, a playground where art comes to life to ignite every guest’s five senses with art food pairings and exhibitions. Bibo meanwhile, indulges diners with innovative French cuisine amidst the work of some of the world’s most renowned street artists. There’s also the recently opened The Woods in Hollywood Road, a bar whose seasoned mixologists give connoisseurs artisanal liquors, seasonal ingredients, and culinary take on cocktails that use market-fresh elements.
Contemporary culinary delights
Art aficionados will find Duddell’s in Central especially inviting, with its Ilse Crawford designed interiors and curated art exhibits which can be enjoyed with Cantonese food and drinks by its Garden Terrace. Two Michelin-starred chef Paolo Casagrande also brings the Spanish senses to the Central district with Vasco, and creates a delightful gastronomic journey that would please every guest.
In Causeway Bay, dessert enthusiasts are sure to be in awe of the offers of ATUM Desserant, a contemporary dessert place that inspires with its creative use of modernist techniques, molecular gastronomy, and tabletheater for remarkable post-meal concoctions. Three Michelin-starred master Chef Olivier Elzer reinvents French favorites in an Asian setting at his restaurant Seasons, while another bar favorite is situated in Tsim Sha Tsui – the Aqua Spirit. A rooftop bar that oozes with style and modernity, its location in the 29th and 30th floors impresses with views of the harbor while one sips on its choice drinks.
Over P 2.3B worth of prizes await visitors with Hong Kong Summer Fun
Apart from enjoying all these exciting restaurants, visitors will also get the chance to win prizes and enjoy great discounts with Hong Kong Summer Fun. e-Coupons that unlock instant gourmet privileges, shopping discounts, and one-of-a-kind offers may be downloaded at DiscoverHongKong.com. The Shop Eat Play VIP Card gives visitors exclusive offers and discounts from participating merchants — the VIP Card will be included in the Welcome Pack, which will be distributed in the pre-immigration hall of the Hong Kong International Airport. Visitors can also redeem an exciting free gift at the Hong Kong Summer Fun booth upon arrival. A Hong Kong trip valued at P 1.7M (HK$300,000) is also up for grabs in the Return To Hong Kong Like A Millionaire grand draw.
Answer the call of your culinary instincts and indulge in delectable dining offers at Asia’s World City.
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