Food in Hong Kong

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About Food in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is one of the best places to feast like a king on any budget. The snobbery on food is not related to how much you've spent for your meal, but rather how long you've waited in line for the pleasure of eating.

Your edible goodness can be served to you in a plastic bowl from a loud Cantonese lady in a street side stall, or in the customs of a kaiseki den from a master imported from Japan. Again, price does not determine how good of a meal you will get. Its all about getting a seat.

Wine is great value in Hong Kong mainly due to the recent zero percent wine tax. If you are an oenophile, be sure to peruse the wine menus where special bottles not often available for consumption can be found.

What to Eat?

Cantonese, Shanghainese, Sichuan, Chiu Chow, Hunan, Yunnan, Mongolian, Korean, Japanese, Taiwanese, Russian, Middle Eastern, American, Italian, German, French, Brazilian, Cuban or Mexican. Most nationalities are represented with a restaurants here. But whatever you eat, do not leave town without having a Hong Kong breakfast either at a local cafe or a meal of dim sum.

Tipping

Tipping is not expected in hong Kong. Though leaving is ten or twenty note (US$ 2-3) after a meal will get you in the good graces of the owner. Note that many restaurants will add a 10 percent service charge to your bill. Keep in mind that the 10 percent generally does not go to your server.

Price per Meal

HK$20-1,000

Best Restaurants

Otto e Mezzo
Island Tang
Pang's Kitchen

Best Cafes

Petit Cafe
Cafe Matchbox
Portobello




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