Gi Kee

Gi Kee Wong Nai Chung Complex Happy Valley Hong Kong Everyone says you have to eat seafood while in Hong Kong.  I originally planned to eat at Under the Bridge Spicy Crab, but made a last minute change.  The reviews on Trip Advisor were a little underwhelming.  It seemed the place to be years ago,…

Ippudo

Ippudo Lab Concept  Queensway Plaza 93 Queensway Admiralty Hong Kong Ippudo was the one spot in Japan that I didn’t get to visit.  People said it was better than my favorite, Ichiran.  I found that very hard to believe, but that only made me more intrigued by the place.  In the States, there’s only a…

Amber

Amber The Landmark 15 Queen’s Road Central Hong Kong  I was pretty disappointed by the Michelin restaurants we tried in Japan.  Not that they were bad, just not what I had hoped.  I felt similarly with the ones I tried in France as well. I simply concluded that the Michelin guide is more generous with…

Budaoweng

Budaoweng iSQUARE 63 Nathan Road Kowloon, Hong Kong I do my best to plan a variety of meals when I travel.  I easily tire of food, and being in one country usually means I’m eating one cuisine.  We’d been having a lot of noodles, so it was time for some hot pot.  We were originally going…

Tsim Chai Kee

Tsim Chai Kee 98 Wellington Street Central Hong Kong  Next up on the wonton noodle train was Tsim Chai Kee, which as far as I know has no relationship to the Mak family of restaurants.  It was actually awarded a Bib Gourmand designation by the 2016 Michelin guide.  Boldly enough, it’s located just across Mak’s…

Mak’s Noodle

Mak’s Noodle 77 Wellington Street Central Hong Kong With dim sum checked off my list, I moved onto another Hong Kong favorite and must eat, wonton noodles.  There are many other Mak restaurants opened up by relatives or disciples of the original Mak Woon-chi.  However, my research concluded that the original location of  Mak’s Noodle on…

Tai Cheong

Tai Cheong Bakery 35 Lyndhurst Terrace Central Hong Kong The Annoyer called Tai Cheong the best egg tart in Hong Kong.  It’s in my nature to question such bold statements when it pertains to food.  My thought it always, “Oh yeah? Well I’ll be the judge of that!”  And I arrived, ready to smear this…

Lung King Heen

Lung King Heen Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong 8 Finance Street Central Hong Kong No trip to Hong Kong is complete without eating dim sum.  I’m not sure if dim sum was invented here, but the city and this cuisine are almost synonymous in my mind.  The options range from cheap, quick, and dirty or expensive, high…

Gau Gee (Kau Kee)

Gau Gee 21 Gough Street Hong Kong Island Doing the research for Busan restaurants was a fruitless effort.  Busan is just not as big of an international destination like Tokyo or New York City.  Some simple Google search terms will get you a ton of results for the best of anything in those major cities, unlike…

Daedo

Daedo Google Maps Our final meal in Busan was at Daedo, a Korean BBQ restaurant specializing in non marinated meat.  It was the most tourist and English friendly spot during our entire trip.  It’s location at The Bay 101, a hip and trendy shopping/eating destination and yacht club, is more of a tourist hot spot than…

Ba Da Ma Eul

The best foods can be found at Michelin starred restaurants, but can also be found at little shacks like Ba Da Ma Eul.  The name refers to the general area comprised of a bunch of seafood stalls/tents, each individually owned and operated.  The specialty is fresh live seafood.  You literally pick out what you want and…

Bake Cheese Tart

Hokkaido seems to be synonymous with delicious and high quality food/ingredients.  The island of Hokkaido in the northern part of Japan boasts a renowned reputation for its seafood and dairy products.  Croquant Chou Zaku Zaku in Japan uses dairy products from Hokkaido farms, and if you remember I was totally smitten by the sweet cream filled treats…