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I met a girl who was hit by a teargas canister, that Sunday the kids got teargassed in Admiralty.

She told me that she really, really loves Hong Kong, but can’t explain why. I totally understand. And almost everyone I’ve met, including foreigners, feel the same way. A very deep, inexplicable love for Hong Kong despite having lists of things that we hate.

The closest vague descriptors for why Hong Kong is loved so much have been because it’s ‘raw’ or ‘the energy’. But they are still not really it.

I know it’s somewhat inevitable, but I hope Hong Kong is never swallowed whole by China.

Hot Pot at the Emperor Hotel
Happy Valley

Omg I don’t even like hotpot but this was the best hotpot I’ve ever had in my life. That deep fried fish skin (pictured) was so delicious we ordered another plate. Everything was really good and they even have a make your own sauce station with like 30 different sauce options. Wow. I can’t wait to go back.

Photo credit: @kaz_giao (instagram)

Hot Pot at the Emperor Hotel
Happy Valley

Omg I don’t even like hotpot but this was the best hotpot I’ve ever had in my life. That deep fried fish skin (pictured) was so delicious we ordered another plate. Everything was really good and they even have a make your own sauce station with like 30 different sauce options. Wow. I can’t wait to go back.

Photo credit: @kaz_giao (instagram)

Roast Goose & BBQ Pork @ Yat Lok
38 Stanley St, Central

Finally got a chance to visit the famous Yat Lok. It’s good! I’ve had better. It’s also not THAT cheap ($95hkd for that plate), and there is a big difference between the leg and chest, so go early to avoid missing out on the leg. We didn’t try the noodles this time, but they look yummy.

Roast Goose & BBQ Pork @ Yat Lok
38 Stanley St, Central

Finally got a chance to visit the famous Yat Lok. It’s good! I’ve had better. It’s also not THAT cheap ($95hkd for that plate), and there is a big difference between the leg and chest, so go early to avoid missing out on the leg. We didn’t try the noodles this time, but they look yummy.

Ho Lee Fook
Elgin St, Central

Loved it. That wagyu shortrib is on my ‘best dishes ever in the world’ list. For a dish that size, the price is super reasonable too. Actually, the price point of Ho Lee Fook is super reasonable.

Everything we ate was great! Okay, except the char siu was not up to HK siu mei standard. It’s still alright, though. I was really looking forward to the dessert, because the kind of innovative dessert style that is so popular in Australia hasn’t quite made it here yet. HLF did not disappoint. The granny smith granita and the horlicks ice cream with cornflakes - YUM. The matcha cake was just okay, although the chocolate ganache was totally elevated.

Highly, highly recommend. I can see myself craving that shortrib regularly. Sigh.

Hainan Chicken Rice from Hainan Shaoye
OT16, Ocean terminal, Harbour City, TST

The chef at Hainan Shaoye is from Chatterbox in Singapore, so we were pretty excited about eating here. It’s okay. The rice is super fragrant, but I’ve had better chicken elsewhere. The price is not bad, though, $88hkd for the set.

We also had the singapore-style radish cake which is rare in Hong Kong. It was pretty good.

Hainan Chicken Rice from Hainan Shaoye
OT16, Ocean terminal, Harbour City, TST

The chef at Hainan Shaoye is from Chatterbox in Singapore, so we were pretty excited about eating here. It’s okay. The rice is super fragrant, but I’ve had better chicken elsewhere. The price is not bad, though, $88hkd for the set.

We also had the singapore-style radish cake which is rare in Hong Kong. It was pretty good.