Tsim Chai Kee Michelin Bib Gourmand Noodles, Best in Hong Kong?

Tsim Chai Kee or Mak’s Noodles – that was the question we had to decide. After doing research on the best wanton noodles in Hong Kong, these are the two that seemed to be at the top of most of the reviews. Since we have tried Mak’s Noodles in Singapore, we decided that we should try the Tsim Chai Kee wanton noodles which received a Bib Gourmand award in the 2019 Michelin Guide Hong Kong. With limited time and meals, our quest was to try to find the best wanton noodles in Hong Kong.

Tsim Chai Kee Hong Kong
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Yat Lok Roast Goose HK – One Michelin Star restaurant

Perhaps it is a case of the forbidden fruit. Many friends we know make a beeline for roast goose whenever they are in Hong Kong. It is hard to find roast goose in Singapore as the import of goose into Singapore is strictly regulated. According to a Straits Times story, there are still a few places to eat roast goose in Singapore. Many Singaporeans get their roast goose fix whenever they are in Hong Kong. Yung Kee, Kam’s Roast and Yat Lok are places that often come to mind. The latter two have received one Michelin star each in the Michelin Guide 2019. We decided to go to Yat Lok Roast Goose HK at Stanley Street to try their goose and roast pork. Yat Lok has been run by the Chu family since 1957 and at this Central HK location since 2011.

Yat Lok Roast Goose HK
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Lunch at Yan Toh Heen, 2 Michelin Star Chinese Restaurant in Hong Kong

The walk to top Chinese restaurant in Hong Kong, Yan Toh Heen through the corridors of the Intercontinental Hotel felt like a scene from a sci-fi movie. Walking through the narrow futuristic corridor built up our anticipation of our lunch at Yan Toh Heen restaurant, a 2-star Michelin Chinese restaurant that is also ranked 20 out of 12.100 restaurants in Hong Kong by TripAdvisor.

The walk to Yan Toh Heen restaurant, Hong Kong
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Maxim’s Palace City Hall Hong Kong – Dim Sum Trolleys

Maxim’s Palace City Hall is a restaurant that shows up in quite a number of results when we searched for best restaurants for dim sum in Hongkong during out recent visit to the Fragrant Harbour. This Chinese restaurant is said to be the place to visit to get a feel of the traditional Cantonese “yum char” experience. Maxim’s Palace City Hall is also one of the few remaining places where they still serve dim sum on trolleys that are wheeled around the restaurant. TripAdvisor ranks it as #185 of 9,926 restaurants in Hong Kong.

Maxim’s Palace City Hall Hong Kong
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Lunch at the new Jumbo Seafood Ion Orchard restaurant

TOP New Places to Eat in Singapore

Jumbo Seafood Ion Orchard is the Jumbo Restaurant Group’s new restaurant in Singapore. It is located on level 4, the highest of the shopping levels. Level 4 of the Ion Orchard now has a concentration of major Chinese restaurant names. Putien, Imperial Treasure Steamboat and Taste Paradise are on the same floor. Imperial Treasure Teochew restaurant is just one floor below. We had a dim sum and seafood lunch at the new Jumbo Seafood Ion Orchard restaurant.

Jumbo Seafood Ion Orchard - new restaurant
Jumbo Seafood Ion Orchard
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