Crazy for Char Siu

Hong Kong

Crispy on the outside, juicy on the inside are what best describe perfectly cooked Char Siu—a recipe so popular among Hong Kong's food enthusiasts, it was added to the Oxford English Dictionary in 2016. The dish originated in the coastal province of Guangdong and was soon embraced by other Asian countries through time. It's not an exaggeration to say that Hong Kong isn't Hong Kong if no Char Siu establishments dot its busy streets. Find out what the craze is all about at these places. They’re open to serve you with their savory Char Siu, one plate at a time.

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Keung Kee Roasted Meat Restaurant

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Hong Kong, China • Recommendation • 

This Michelin Guide-recommended restaurant is famed for its roast goose and pork. Taste their exquisite barbecued meat, best enjoyed with rice or soup. Add Chinese sausages to their Char Siu to create an even more satisfying meal!

  • +852 2574 5991
  • HK Hong Kong Island Shop A & B, G/F Siu Fung Building, 9-17 Tin Lok Ln, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

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Joy Hing Roasted Meat

再興燒臘飯店

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Hong Kong, China • Recommendation • 

Joy Hing Roasted Meat is already a household name in the Char Siu business. This popular establishment in Wan Chai is known for authentic Cantonese cuisine, most especially their barbecued meat. All the chefs here cook using a traditional oven, making their Char Siu richer in flavor and crispier in texture.

  • +852 2519 6639
  • 265-267 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, China
    灣仔軒尼詩道265-267號地下C座

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Tin Lung Heen

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Hong Kong, China • Recommendation • 

To take in the stunning view of the Kowloon Peninsula while enjoying your Char Siu, make sure to reserve a seat at Tin Lung Heen. You won't expect anything but the best from their menu, thanks to their experienced chefs and top-quality ingredients. Get your Char Siu and sample other signature recipes like Barbequed Iberian Pork, Deep-Fried Shrimp Toast, and Double-Boiled Chicken Soup with Fish Maw in Baby Coconut.

  • +852 2263 2270
  • 102/F, The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong, International Commerce Centre (ICC), 1 Austin Rd W, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

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Mott 32

卅二公館

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Hong Kong, China • Recommendation • 

Mott 32's recognitions from various international publications solidify its reputation as a top restaurant among diners in Hong Kong. Enjoy the taste of their tender Char Siu, made with pluma Iberico pork and Yellow Mountain honey, for a sweet bite that melts in your mouth. This specialty takes 40 minutes to prepare, but it's worth the wait!

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Yung Kee Restaurant

鏞記酒家

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Hong Kong, China • Recommendation • 

Home to one of the famous roast goose in Hong Kong, this restaurant in Wellington is also known to please everyone's appetite through their premium barbecued pork belly with assorted goose giblets. Many locals keep coming back here for their Char Siu’s rich flavor and tender bite. There are many other meals you can enjoy in Yung Kee Restaurant, too, but their barbecue specialty should be on top of your list!

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Tai Hing

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Hong Kong, China • Recommendation • 

When it comes to barbecued meats, Tai Hing constantly hits the mark with their Char Siu’s sweet flavor and excellent quality. The pork is well-charred, juicy and crispy at the same time that you can’t help but sink your teeth into it. Grab a meal here if you find yourself touring around Tsim Sha Tsui.

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Fook Lam Moon Restaurant (Wan Chai)

福臨門

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Hong Kong, China • Recommendation • 

Since 1948, Fook Lam Moon has been serving premium quality barbecued pork Hong Kong has grown to love. The many recognitions the restaurant has received d highlight their dedication to serving Char Siu that's delicious and carefully prepared for your satisfaction.

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Chop Chop

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Hong Kong, China • Recommendation • 

In North Point, you’ll find Chop Chop—a restaurant known for its contemporary take on barbecued pork. Their recipe entails marinating the meat using Chinese rose wine, which gives their Char Siu a unique, sweet caramel flavor. It is then served with premium rice from Heilongjiang, a province in China known for its agricultural production. Best of all, it doesn't contain any preservatives.

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Fullhouse Seafood Chinese Restaurant

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Hong Kong, China • Recommendation • 

Make your Char Siu experience more memorable at Full House located in Tak Fung Street. Their succulent barbecued pork loin is tender, glazed with a thick honey sauce that's reminiscent of Hong Kong's classic Char Siu recipe. This specialty sells out fast, so make sure to go there early!

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Dragon State Kitchen Restaurant

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Hong Kong, China • Recommendation • 

Nestled in Sheung Wan, Dragon State Kitchen sees a flock of Char Siu fanatics lined up outside its doors every day. The meat here is always juicy, served in a sweet sauce that’s best enjoyed with steamed rice. Don’t miss out on this local eatery affordable yet flavorful Char Siu when you’re in the area.

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