Destinations: Hong Kong – Eating Out
Fine dining in Hong Kong is where European classic cuisine meets brilliantly creative and inventive Asian gastronomy. It’s fair to say that dining out here has reached new heights.
For a suitable lofty table, with spectacular views, visit ‘Above & Beyond’. Find it on the 28th floor of the unique Terrance Conrad designed Icon Hotel, with dizzying views right across the harbour to the amazing skyline of HK Island. Tuck into delicious seasonal Cantonese cuisine and freshly prepared dim sum.
When in HK you must go and ‘drink tea’; that’s what they call it when you eat dim sum, the Asian bite-sized food that is served from breakfast to dinner, usually with jasmine tea. For classic dim sum, hunt out the historic ‘Luk Tea House’ in Stanley Street, in the centre of the city. Here you can still find waitresses carrying trays laden with delights, from dumplings to noodle rolls, served in traditional bamboo steamer baskets – truly magical.
Yet it’s not all Cantonese and Oriental cuisine that’s making the headlines in HK gastronomy; there’s contemporary European cuisine too. ‘Aquaroma’ is the city’s award winning Italian restaurant from the eminent Aqua Group. It is the latest sumptuous restaurant to contribute to HK’s stellar gastronomic reputation, serving modern Italian food with vintage wines.
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