The third edition of Michelin Guide Hong Kong Macau reviews 200 Hong Kong restaurants and 50 Hong Kong hotels with restaurants. The 2011 edition is bilingual (English and traditional Chinese).
Hong Kong has more than 11,000 restaurants, so the Michelin Red Guide to Hong Kong and Macau barely scratches the surface of the many places to eat in Hong Kong. The dining guidebook will, however, help readers find 250 of the best restaurants in Hong Kong.
The 2011 Michelin Guide Hong Kong Macau reviews 78 new restaurants and seven new Hong Kong hotels with restaurants. The 480-page Hong Kong restaurant guide is longer than last year's edition.
Michelin star restaurants
The restaurant dining guide covers Hong Kong hotels and restaurants in more regions than the first edition. New regions added to the 2011 Michelin Red Guide include San Po Kong, Sham Shui Po, Sham Tseng, Shatin and Yuen Long.
Forty-two Hong Kong restaurants received Michelin stars. Hong Kong now has two three-star restaurants, eight two-star restaurants and 39 one-star restaurants.
Michelin star Chinese restaurants
Several Hong Kong Michelin star restaurants serve Chinese cuisine. Lung King Heen is the only Hong Kong restaurant with three Michelin stars. Five Chinese restaurants received two stars: Fook Lam Moon (Wan Chai), Ming Court, Shang Palace, Tim's Kitchen and T'ang Court.
Hong Kong Chinese restaurants with one Michelin star include Din Tai Fung, Dynasty (Wan Chai), Fook Lam Moon (Kowloon), Lei Garden (Elements), Forum, Golden Leaf, Lei Garden (Mong Kok), Hutong, Hang Zhou, Hung's Delicacies, Lei Garden (North Point), Island Tang, Lei Garden (Wan Chai), Regal Palace, The Square, Tim Ho Wan, Yung Kee (Central), Lei Garden (Tsim Sha Tsui), Yan Toh Heen, Yat Tung Heen (Wan Chai), Ye Shanghai (Kowloon) and Shanghai Garden.
Besides Cantonese restaurants, the Michelin Guide for Hong Kong also reviewed restaurants serving Chinese contemporary cuisine, Chiu Chow or Teochew (cuisine of Chaoshan, China), dim sum, Hakkanese food, hotpot cooking, noodles, congee, Pekingese cuisine, Shanghainese and Sichuan food.
Chinese food specialties
Many Hong Kong restaurants serve Cantonese dim sum, including shrimp dumplings, egg rolls, steamed pork buns and egg tarts. Shanghai dishes, such as drunken chicken and 1,000-year-old eggs, are easy to find in Hong Kong. Many Shanghainese dishes contain preserved vegetables and salted meats.
Fresh seafood is popular at Aberdeen floating restaurants and Sai Kung in the New Territories. You can eat lobster and crab at outdoor restaurants in Lamma, Cheung Chau and Lantau, which are accessible by ferry from Hong Kong island. Hairy crabs are available during autumn months.
Hong Kong vegetarian restaurants
There are also many vegetarian restaurants in Hong Kong. Near the Diamond Hill MTR station, Nan Lian Garden, in San Po Kong, serves vegetarian meals in a quiet Tang Dynasty-styled garden, decorated with bonsai trees.
Visitors, who want to combine a vegetarian restaurant with sightseeing, can ride Ngong Ping 360 cable car from Tung Chung up to Lantau Peak on Lantau Island. After viewing the largest outdoor seated bronze Buddha statue, and hiking on the Wisdom Path, they can dine on vegetarian food at Po Lin Monastery.
International restaurants in Hong Kong
The Michelin Red Guide for Hong Kong and Macau also reviewed restaurants that serve steak, American, Belgian, European, French, fusion, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Mediterranean, Spanish tapas, Swiss, Thai and Vietnamese food.
Caprice, a French restaurant in Hong Kong, won three Michelin stars. Hong Kong Michelin two-star international restaurants include Amber (Contemporary French and European cuisine), Petrus and L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon (French cuisine). Pierre and Morton's of Chicago are among the international Michelin one-star restaurants in Hong Kong.
Many Hong Kong international restaurants are located in Tsim Sha Tsui, Causeway Bay and the Lan Kwai Fong and Soho areas in Central. East Asian restaurants serve Japanese sushi, Korean BBQ, Malaysian nasi goring, Indonesian satay, Vietnamese noodles and Filipino adobo.
Affordable Hong Kong restaurants
Michelin Guide Hong Kong Macau reviews 45 Bib Gourmand restaurants in Hong Kong that serve full three-course meals for under 300 HK$.
Bibs Gourmands restaurants in the Hong Kong Michelin guide include Café Siam, Che's, Cheung Kee, Chilli Fagara, Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao (Kowloon Bay), Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao (TST), Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao (Wan Chai), Da Ping Huo, Fung Lum, Golden Valley, Hing Kee, Ho Hung Kee, Jade Garden (Lockhart Road), Kin's Kitchen, Lei Garden (Kowloon Bay), Lei Garden (Kwun Tong), Le Soleil and Lin Heung Kui.
Additional Bibs Gourmands Hong Kong restaurants, which serve good value meals, are Lin Heung Tea House, Liu Yuan Pavilion, Luk Yu Tea House, Mak An Kee Noodle (Wing Kut Street), Ming Kee, Olala (St. Francis Street), 1/5 Nuevo, On Lot 10, Oriental Lily, Paul's Kitchen, Queen's Palace, Se Wong Yee, Siu Shun Village Cuisine, Spring Deer, Tai Ping Koon (Causeway Bay), Tai Wing Wah, Tai Woo (Causeway Bay), Tak Lung, Tandoor, Tasty (Happy Valley), Tasty (Hung Hom), Tasty (IFC), Uno Mas, Wu Kong Shanghai (Causeway Bay), Yue Kee, Yung Kee Siu Choi Wong and Yunyan.
In the 2011 edition, Michelin Guide Hong Kong Macau has added 29 Mom & Pop local eateries and food stalls, where you can eat in Hong Kong for less than HKD50 per person. Simple shop restaurants comprise 15 per cent of listed Hong Kong restaurants.
Hong Kong teahouses and dai pai dong food stalls sell cheap and delicious foods, like soup noodles with fish balls and wonton, fish or beef congee and fried rice. Teahouses and dai pai dong food stalls also sell local drinks, such as hot milk tea, iced lemon tea and yuen yeung, a mixture of tea and coffee. International fast food restaurants serve pizza, tapas and fish and chips.
Award-winning Hong Kong chefs
With its top international chefs and graduates from local culinary arts schools, Hong Kong has won awards in many international culinary competitions.
Teams of Hong Kong chefs won culinary awards at the IKA Culinary Olympics, the Gourmet Team Challenge at the Food & Hotel Asia (FHA) competition and the Culinary Gathering of Cooks & Chefs team challenge.
Michelin star restaurants in Macau
The 2011 Michelin Guide Hong Kong Macau reviews 38 Macau restaurants and 15 Macau hotels with restaurants. The second edition of the restaurant dining guide features eight new Macau restaurants and one Macau hotel, which was not in the first edition.
Nine restaurants in Macau have Michelin stars in the Hong Kong Macau Michelin Red Guide. Robuchon a Galera, in the Grand Lisboa, has three stars.
Zi Yat Heen Ying has two Michelin stars. Seven Macau restaurants have one Michelin star: Aurora, Jade Garden, Lei Garden, Tim's Kitchen, Wing Lei, The Eight and Tung Yee Heen.
Inexpensive Macau restaurants
Macau has five Michelin Bibs Gourmands restaurants, which serve a full three-course menu at less than 300 MOP: Noodle & Congee Corner, Square Eight, Laurel, Lung Wah Tea House and Oja Sopa De Fita Cheong Kei.
More things to see & do in Hong Kong:
Guide to Hong Kong
Hong Kong - Cultural Tours and Cruises
Hong Kong and Macau City Guide
Hong Kong Spring Festivals
Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car Ride on Lantau Island
Chinese New Year Parade
Hong Kong Shopping Festival
Hong Kong Fall Festivals
Hong Kong Leisure Guide for Business Visitors