A tiny family-owned restaurant that serves traditional Cantonese cuisine. Tony has a trio of roasted meats: suckling pig, pork and goose, which he calls the "undisputed champion of roasted stuff."
265-267 Hennessy Rd, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, China 2519 6639
Tony Also Recommends: Kin's Kitchen
"They've got salt-bathed chicken and prawns stuffed with walnut, upscale Cantonese … you rarely see as good. They say what makes the difference, or part of what makes the difference, is the ingredients."
9 Tsing Fung St, North Point, Hong Kong, China
Tony stays at the Mandarin Oriental in the Central District.
15 Queen's Rd Central, Hong Kong, China
Sing Heung Yuen
Tony meets his friend Matt Walsh and local foodie and cartoonist Craig Au Yeung for breakfast at Sing Heung Yuen, where they have a strange mix of Chinese and Western food.
2 Mee Lun St, Central, Hong Kong, China
Tony Also Recommends: Mido Café
"Another breakfast option that’s a little more upscale and kind of mutant Western. Egg sandwiches and french toast … though puffier when deep-fried in a wok."
63 Temple St, Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
Simpson Sin Tailor
Tony visits the tailors at Simpson Sin and gets fitted for a custom-made sharkskin suit.
15-19 Carnarvon Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
Hui Lau Shan
Tony takes a break from the Hong Kong heat and stops at this chain dessert restaurant specializing in mango smoothie drinks and mango desserts.
263 Shanghai St, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
Chan Chi Kee Cutlery
A staple instrument in a Hong Kong kitchen is the meat cleaver, and Tony's determined to take one back to the States.
316-318 Shanghai St, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
Tim Ho Wan
Tony meets up with his friend Denny for some dim sum at Tim Ho Wan, the cheapest restaurant in the world to have a Michelin star.
2-8 Kwong Wah St, Mong Kok, Hong Kong, China
Tony Also Recommends: Mak An Kee
"Another Hong Kong obsession is, of course, noodles. Mak An Kee’s wonton noodles would be a good choice. Thin egg noodles and shrimp-filled wontons served in rich broth."
77 Wellington St, Central, Hong Kong, China
Duk Ling Boat Tour
Tony sails across Hong Kong Harbor in the Duk Ling boat tour. Chinese fishermen have manned the junk boat for over 150 years.
128 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, China
Tony Also Recommends: The Peak
Tony suggests a tram ride up to The Peak for incredible views of Hong Kong.
1 Lugard Rd, Hong Kong, China
Tony Also Recommends: Aberdeen Fish Market
"Where true Hong Kongers shop. Just remember to wear your Wellingtons."
South District, Hong Kong Island
Rack's Billiards Club
Tony meets up with Simon Yin and some other ex-pats, who co-own a billiards club in Central's bar district, for a few rounds of pool, darts and beer pong.
2-8 Wellington St, Central, Hong Kong, China
A great way to get to Kowloon from Hong Kong Island, the Star Ferry is only about 30 cents and has fantastic views of the Hong Kong skyline.
Star Ferry Pier, Central, Hong Kong, China
Fuk Loi Kui
Tony has dinner with Matt Walsh at Fuk Loi Kui in the Prince Edwards neighborhood of northern Kowloon.
4-6 Kei Lung St, Prince Edward, Hong Kong, China
Tony Also Recommends: Tsui Wah
"It has more of a diner-type feel and is heavy on the comfort food you need to sop up that liquor."
15-19 Wellington St, Central, Hong Kong, China
Tony Also Recommends: Ozone Bar
"It's 118 floors up in the Kowloon Ritz-Carlton … high rollers, and a sweeping view of Victoria Harbor and all Hong Kong. Oh, and they've got tapas-like things."
Ritz-Carlton International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Rd W, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
Lamcombe Seafood Restaurant
Tony takes the ferry out to Lamma Island for lunch with his friends from Rack's Billiards Club. Lamcombe Restaurant is famous for its seafood, and Tony dines on "pissing shrimp," giant sea scallops with rice noodles, and clams.
47 Main St, Yung Shue Wan, Lamma Island, China
Tony Also Recommends: Tung Po Seafood
"The busiest of the inexpensive, no-frills restaurants at the Java Road cooked food center in North Point. It is awesomeness itself. I tell you from personal experience. Eat everything, but do not miss the black squid ink pasta … amazing."
99 Java Rd, North Point, 2nd floor Municipal Services Building, Hong Kong