Like the shopping, there is no shortage of affordable out-of-this-world amazing eats in Hong Kong. Eating good food is a huge deal for me, so prior to leaving for Hong Kong, I asked everyone I know to connect me to friends living in HK and I proceeded to pick their brains on the best local spots to eat. After gathering a rather large list, and indulging in almost all of them upon arrival, here were some of my faves:
Lei Garden is a renowned culinary institution. Make sure to order the Peking duck (which includes the unbelievably tasty fried rice Peking duck soup):
Spicy Crab at Temple Street in Yau Ma Tei. Grab a table out on the street, order some fresh crab, deep fried spicy oysters, and super cheap beer and the night is off to a pretty sweet start.
Tim Ho Wan for dim sum. It's the cheapest Michelin star restaurant in the world and for just a few bucks you'll eat like a King. It gets super packed at all hours though, so be prepared to wait but it's damn well-worth it.
Yunyan Sichuan Restaurant is the place to hit for a heat craving.
Tai Ping Koon Restaurant has a rich history of introducing the concept of Western Chinese food. For me, I was most impressed by the soufflé dessert.
Honorable fancy-schmancy mention:
Afternoon Tea at the Peninsula is one of those treats you have to give yourself at least once in a lifetime. Isn't nice to feel spoiled??