We thought that we should eat at the Flying Elk Hong Kong after reading about its story and its HK$190+ lunch. It is a newish contemporary restaurant (opened in mid 2018) by chef Björn Frantzén. According to the Flying Elk HK website, Björn Frantzén took his restaurant Frantzén in Sockholm, Sweden from just an idea on the drawing table to 3 Michelin Stars in just a few years. He recently opened the Zen restaurant in Singapore, where a meal costs S$450 (see the story by Channel News Asia). Which made the lunch at Flying Elk sound so tempting.
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.
Caprice Hong Kong is a French restaurant in the Four Seasons Hotel in Central Hong Kong. Located within the International Finance Centre (IFC) Complex, it is situated at the edge of water on Hong Kong Island and has a clear view of Kowloon on the other side. Caprice HK is one of seven 3-star Michelin restaurants in Hong Kong listed in the 2019 Michelin Guide. Of these, only two are French restaurants. The other one is L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon. We had lunch at Caprice Hong Kong during our recent trip to the Fragrant Harbour.
Shake Shack Burgers have been making waves since they first started in a kiosk in New York in 2004. Since then they have added many stores in North America and around the world. They now have two stores in Hong Kong – in IFC and Pacific Place. In Singapore, their impending arrival seems to be eagerly awaited. According to the Straits Times, they are expected to open their first Singapore store in the Jewel at the Singapore Changi Airport later this year (Burger joint Shake Shack to open at Jewel Changi Airport) . We decided that we had to try one while we were in Hong Kong recently to see what’s the fuss all about.
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.