48 Hours in Hong Kong

Tony finds himself on a 48-hour layover in the fast-paced, fascinating city of Hong Kong ... in the middle of summer. Tony fights the sweltering heat and oppressive smog as he attempts to get his fill of dim ...

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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

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

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

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

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


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