Intercontinental Hotel of Hong Kong, Yan Toh Heen is recognized as one of the world's finest Chinese restaurants that specializes in Cantonese cuisine, and also the recipient of 2-michelin stars!
Category: Hong Kong
Tin Lung Heen (天龍軒) is situated in the 102F of Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Hong Kong. It has received its first star soon after the opening in 2011, and been maintaining its two-starred honor since 2012. This achievement has to be attributed to the chef Paul Lau Ping Lui, whom is regarded as one of the top Cantonese chefs in Hong Kong. Since dim sum is a must in Hong Kong, and it's such a casual thing to do with friends and family, sometimes it is okay to fancy it up.
I visit Hong Kong at least once a year because of my family. I have a love-hate relationship for Hong Kong. It's such a cosmopolitan and lively city, which I often described it as the "New York of Asia". However, the population is so dense, and with many tourists, I feel suffocate and intense whenever I stay more than 3 days. Nonetheless, I spent a week in Hong Kong with my brother this summer, and got to explore few cafés. Let's take a look...
In my previous Le Parloir post, I have expressed how much I love high tea. It has become a tradition whenever I visit Hong Kong. In case you don't know, Hong Kong was colonized by the Britain, hence a huge part of their culture is strongly influenced by the British. Locating in the Clipper Lounge of Mandarin Oriental, the afternoon tea set is the best one I've ever had so far in Hong Kong (price-wise is reasonable too!).
Hong Kong is definitely one of the cities with most diversity for its food scenes. From local street food vendors to Michelin-starred restaurants, and classic Hong Kong-styled eatery to prestigious western fine dining. Hong Kong is one of the places in Asia that allows you to "eat around the world" without traveling too far.
Butao ramen is the #1 on my ramen list (better than Ippudo, which was my #1)! It is also a must-visit for me whenever I'm in Hong Kong since there's no decent ramen spot in Kaohsiung. There are only four types of ramen (all based on pork bone marrow broth), which are classic (豚王), spicy miso(赤王), squid ink(黑王), and pesto (翠王).
One Dim Sum is definitely my top choice for dimsum outing in Hong Kong! It is awarded with Michelin one star in 2011, and managed to keep it! Despite the Michelin star, the price is considerably cheap in Hong Kong for such quality of food. The portion each dimsum is pretty big as it fills up most of the bamboo steamer. However, be prepare to wait for at least 20 to 30 minutes during dining hours! The queue is always long, and the restaurant doesn't take reservation. It's first come first serve.
Saigon Ga Xe Phay (西貢牙車快)[/caption] This is definitely a must-order! According on their menu, it is a popular dish in Saigon. It is composed of finely cut red and green cabbage, shredded pickled radish, fresh bean sprouts, tossed with tender shredded chicken, sprinkled with fried garlic chips and crushed peanuts in a light fish sauce (nuoc nam) vinaigrette. Finally, it is garnished with fried prawn crackers and diced cucumbers.