Talk about tasty travels! We're seeing (Michelin) stars in Hong Kong. Here, our list of Dim Sum three ways.
Hong Kong is known for many things: its British-colonial past, its Chinese present and its attitude to the future, among them. A forward-leaning culture, its reach-for-the-sky-scraping view embraces people from around the world. It's a magnet for explorers, adventurers, cultural enthusiasts and culinary fans. I'm one of those fans; the food drew me to it.
I've returned to Hong Kong often and I've discovered there's more to it than just Dim Sum. It's part of a greater foodie collective. "Cantonese cuisine is a culinary art originated from the Guangdong (Canton) province [that borders Hong Kong]," says Ip Way Hung, the executive sous chef at the city's two-Michelin-starred Ming Court at The Cordis hotel. "It focuses much on the natural flavour and freshness of food ingredients and uses less seasonings compared to other Chinese cuisine." Natural, fresh, less seasoning. This may be why intrepid food culture hunter, the chef Anthony Bourdain pf CNN's Parts Unknown, considers Hong Kong "a great place to experience China in a relatively accessible way." He is absolutely right.
If you go: October and November are particularly hot foodie-fan months to visit; during this time you'll find everything from the German Bierfest and the Argentina Festival Hong Kong to the Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival (26 – 29 October, 2017; http://www.discoverhongkong.com/ca/see-do/events-festivals/highlight-events/wine-dine-festival.jsp) and the Hong Kong Great November Feast, a month-long foodie event happening all over the city. http://www.discoverhongkong.com/ca/see-do/events-festivals/highlight-events/great-november-feast.jsp
Click through for my list of Dim Sum, three Michelin-starred ways for more – plus taking tea and a new way to do the Food Truck and Beer scene!
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