The Gourmand’s Hong Kong

Hong Kong

“God of Gourmet” Hugo Leung Man-to or To To, tours you around his home for a look into the food that inspired his passion for culinary arts—and got him his famous belly! Let the celebrity chef and TV personality spoil your palate with mouth-watering dishes from restaurants in Kowloon, Hong Kong Island, and New Territories. From a humble noodle shop to a hotel steakhouse, To To knows everything that’s worth tasting in the city!

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Mak Man Kee Noodle Shop

麥文記麵家

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Hong Kong, China • Recommendation • 

Every trip to Hong Kong must include noodle soup! To To takes you to Mak Man Kee Noodle Shop in Jordan for a Michelin Bib Gourmand-winning bowl of Wonton Noodles (雲吞麵). For 40 years, the no-frills joint has satisfied its patrons with their flavorful broth, springy handmade duck egg noodles, and famous shrimp dumplings. Servings are small, so order two or three helpings—and a side of Pork Knuckles Braised in Red Taro Curd, too!

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Hong Kong Old Restaurant (Kowloon)

香港老飯店

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Hong Kong, China • Recommendation • 

Hong Kong Old Restaurant has been serving Shanghainese cuisine since 1993. Although tweaked slightly to accommodate Hong Kong palates, their traditional dishes continue to hit the spot. Must-eats include Smoked Eggs with Walnut, Crispy Fried Eel, and To To’s personal favorite (and a dark horse on the menu): Steamed Shad with Lard (蒸時魚).

  • +852 2722 1812
  • First Floor, Prat Mansions, 26 Prat Avenue, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China

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Wong Ming Kee

黃明記粥粉麵家

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Hong Kong, China • Recommendation • 

A favorite Teochew (潮州, Chaoshan cuisine) joint, Wong Ming Kee is known for its wide selection of noodles, congee, and rice dishes. Grab a seat in the family-run shop, tucked away from the hustle of the urban jungle. Savor their famous soup, which you should top with Fish Balls (魚蛋) and Fish Dumplings (魚餃) as suggested by To To.

  • +852 2716 2929
  • Ground Floor, 80 Kai Tak Road, Kowloon City, Hong Kong, China
    九龍城啟德道80號地下

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Golden Wheat Thai Restaurant

金麥泰泰國菜館

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Hong Kong, China • Recommendation • 

Find authentic Thai cuisine at Golden Wheat Thai Restaurant. Run by two Thai ladies, this humble shop in Kowloon does justice to the flavors of its homeland by concocting dishes using ingredients imported from Thailand. Their menu boasts over 100 food items, but To To’s pick for the standout dish is the Tom Yung Goong, a hot and sour soup made with shrimp and lemongrass.

  • +852 2718 1801
  • 34 Nam Kok Road, Kowloon City, Hong Kong, China
    九龍城南角道34號地下

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Harbour Grill

扒房

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Hong Kong, China • Recommendation • 

Enjoy Harbour Grill’s premium quality beef, seasonal dish menu, and extensive wine list as you dine with a tranquil view of the Victoria Harbour. Whether you choose from the a la carte menu or go with the two- or three-course set meal, To To says that a must-have on the table is the restaurant’s perfectly grilled, well-seasoned steak.

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Lo Chiu Vietnamese Restaurant

老趙越南餐廳

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Hong Kong, China • Recommendation • 

Established in 1978, Lo Chiu Vietnamese Restaurant is a pioneer of Vietnamese cuisine in Hong Kong. Locals, including celebrities and gourmet savants, frequent the joint in New Mandarin Plaza for their delicious bowls of pho (Vietnamese soup). To To insists that you try the Curry Duck Vermicelli Noodles (咖哩鴨朦), a fantastic meal packed with vibrant flavors!

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Lok Heung Yuen Coffee Shop - Closed

樂香園咖啡室

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Hong Kong, China • Recommendation • 

Spot professionals spend their breaks in Lok Heung Yuen Coffee Shop. A haven of cheap eats, the restaurant in Central serves up delectable baked pies perfect for a quick bite. To To suggests that you pair your snack with Lok Heung Yuen Coffee Shop’s Milk Tea ((奶茶) made with black and white evaporated milk, which gives it a smooth and creamy flavor.

  • +852 2915 8998
  • Ground Floor, 8-12 Gilman's Bazaar, Central, Hong Kong, China
    中環機利文新街8-12號地下

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Sister Wah (Tin Hau)

華姐清湯腩

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Hong Kong, China • Recommendation • 

Take your place in one of Sister Wah’s six round tables for one of the best bowls of Beef Brisket Noodles you’ll ever have! The Michelin Bib Gourmand-winning family-run restaurant has around 20 items on their menu, the most loved being the Beef Tendon in Clear Soup (清湯腩)—a dish that also rates high on To To’s list of Hong Kong’s best.

  • +852 2807 0181
  • Ground Floor, 13A Electric Road, Tin Hau, Hong Kong, China
    天后電氣道13號A地下

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Golden City Kitchen

金城小廚

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Hong Kong, China • Recommendation • 

Head to New Territories for a scrumptious treat at Golden City Kitchen! The joint is known for its night market style, so expect a crowd to turn up as soon as the sun goes down. Hearty meals such as congee and rice dishes are available, but the snacks are the main players with To To’s favorite Fish Jaw (魚尖)—made with shrimp paste—leading the bunch.

  • Shop 33, Ground Floor, Holford Garden, Tai Wai, Hong Kong, China
    大圍海福花園商場地下33號舖

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Bang Kee Seafood Restaurant

邦記海鮮酒家

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Hong Kong, China • Recommendation • 

Delight in the catch of the day at Bang Ji Seafood Restaurant. Through alleys of fish shops, you’ll find the quaint joint ready to cook up the fresh bounty you choose. To To’s advice is to try the Black Bean Paste Fried Shrimp and Stewed Fish Bones (炆骨), so get ready to indulge as soon as the dish arrives on your table!

  • Ground Floor, 39 Main Street, Lau Fau Shan, Hong Kong, China
    流浮山正大街39號地下

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