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Hong Kong

Roast goose is a hallmark in Hong Kong’s culinary culture, found everywhere from mom-and-pop shops to upscale restaurants. Hailing from the city’s deep Cantonese roots, this dish boasts of crisp skin, tender meat, and rich sauce. Pair it with rice, a bowl of noodles, a side of vegetables, or some beer, and expect to find yourself highly satisfied. For restaurants serving this dish, it’s a showdown for the crispiest skin and the juiciest meat. We’ve narrowed down some serious contenders that await your verdict!

Updated a year ago

  • Asian
  • East Asian
  • Chinese
  • Food
  • Cafes & Restaurants
  • For Two
  • Small Groups
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Yung Kee Restaurant

鏞記酒家

Hong Kong, China, People's Republic • Recommendation • 29 May 2018

What began as a simple food stall in 1938 has now become a Hong Kong culinary legend, all thanks to their Signature Charcoal Roasted Goose. This restaurant has drawn large crowds clamoring for the dish, known for its crispy skin and delectable braised sauce. Yung Kee has also become a major draw for tourists who often take an entire box of goose on their flight home; thus, the name “Flying Roast Goose.” Sadly, disagreements between the late owner’s family members have put the restaurant’s future on shaky ground. Despite this, Yung Kee still stands today, synonymous to the dish that has kept it standing for decades.

+85225221624

32-40 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong

中環威靈頓街32-40號

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Kam's Roast Goose

甘牌燒鵝

Hong Kong, China, People's Republic • Recommendation • 29 May 2018

Kam’s Roast Goose—tender and succulent, served with a fruity plum sauce— has formed queues of 10- to 20-people long. It also attracted the attention of Michelin critics and earned the establishment one star only four months after opening. For some, eating here is to take part in an ongoing family rivalry. Kam’s was actually founded by the grandson of the founder of Yung Kee after seeking to preserve both the quality and family legacy.

+85225201110

Ground Floor, Po Wah Commercial Centre, 226 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

香港灣仔軒尼詩道226號, 寶華商業中心地下

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Yat Lok Restaurant

一樂燒鵝

Hong Kong, China, People's Republic • Recommendation • 29 May 2018

A mom-and-pop shop boasting a Michelin star, Yat Lok serves incredible Cantonese cuisine from its humble quarters. It’s also hailed as one of the go-to places for the best roast goose in Hong Kong. It is deliciously roasted, its skin perfectly crisp—great on its own or as topping with chicken noodle! Famed for their no-nonsense interiors and service as much as their Roasted Goose, Yat Lok was already a household name even before Michelin came along and remains so to this day.

+85225243882

Ground Floor, 34-38 Stanley Street, Central, Hong Kong

中環士丹利街34-38號地下

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Ho Lee Fook

口利福

Hong Kong, China, People's Republic • Recommendation • 29 May 2018

Ho Lee Fook’s chef Jowett Yu is known for fusion dishes that serve up creativity and quality in equal measure—and his Roast Goose is no exception. Yu revealed that his method is an adaptation of the traditional Cantonese recipe: he begins with a marinade of star anise, ginger, cassia buds, and other spices that soak the bird’s flesh in powerful flavors. Combined with a crispy skin from a double-roasting method, you have heaven on a plate from Ho Lee Fook!

+85228100860

Ground Floor, 1-5 Elgin Street, Central, Hong Kong

中環蘇豪伊利近街1-5號地下


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Joy Hing Roasted Meat

再興燒臘飯店

Hong Kong, China, People's Republic • Recommendation • 29 May 2018

Served on plastic plates atop shared tables, this barbecue joint’s Roast Goose attracts a steady stream of customers coming back and again through its doors. Their goose features a thin layer of fat underneath glistening seared skin, best devoured entirely with only the bones left on the plate. At Joy Hing, patrons can decide the amount of fat they’d like on their goose, which can be easily taken advantage of to experience the delicious dish as you wish.

+85225196639

Block C, Ground Floor, 265-267 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

灣仔軒尼詩道265-267號地下C座

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Chan Kee Roasted Goose (Sham Tseng)

深井陳記燒鵝海鮮酒家

Hong Kong, China, People's Republic • Recommendation • 29 May 2018

Among the restaurants offering roast goose in Sham Tseng, Chan Kee proves to be a standout for locals. Theirs is said to be the most authentic in the area, backed by decades of serving the succulent dish to everyone—from tourists to celebrities. Generous portions are served, ready for digging in. A branch in Mong Kok awaits those who can’t make the trip to the New Territories.

+85224910722

Ground Floor, 63 Castle Peak Road, Sham Tseng Village, Sham Tseng, Hong Kong

深井青山公路深井村63號地下

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Tai Hing (Quarry Bay)

太興

Hong Kong, China, People's Republic • Recommendation • 29 May 2018

With outlets all over the island, Tai Hing brings its legacy of local cuisine to Quarry Bay. The expectation that quality is secondary in chain restaurants is both defied and broken here. Even with outlets all over the island, Tai Hing maintains its standards, serving up quality roast goose to famished visitors. Classic dishes and crowd favorites are staples to the menu, from roast meats of different kinds to breakfast sets otherwise found in the little hole-in-the-walls scattered about the city.

+85229110628

Shop B, Ground Floor, Fortwest Court, 1 Westlands Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong

鰂魚涌華蘭路1號豐榮苑地下B號舖

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Yue Kee Roast Goose Restuarant

裕記大飯店

Hong Kong, China, People's Republic • Recommendation • 29 May 2018

With a legacy of 50 years and three generations under its roof, Yue Kee is another Sham Tseng restaurant that sees its share of crowds coming and going. Its goose is roasted in charcoal, giving it a smoky flavor. A bite into the crispy skin gives way to the tender meat that keeps visitors flocking to this coastal town.

+85224910105

Ground Floor, 9 Sham Hong Road, Sham Tseng, Hong Kong

深井深康路9號地舖

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