Chiuchow Garden serves Chiu Chow cuisine, which is a variant of Chinese cuisine that originates from the Swatow district of the eastern Guangdong province in China. Chiu Chow dishes typically feature flavorful sauces and preparations that feature duck and goose. Furthermore, this place is a big, noisy, family-style restaurant that is a part of chain which is owned by the famous Hong Kong hospitality group, Maxims. The restaurant is set up as a classic Chinese banquet and features luxe furnishings like velvet trimmings and sparkling chandeliers. Chiuchow Garden also specializes in Chinese dim sum, which is locally called yum cha. Other items they offer are cha siu bun (barbecue pork bun), har gow (shrimp dumplings), mushroom cheung fun (steamed rice parcels), oyster congee and much more. - Anjeeta Nayar
The infamous Chungking Mansions complex in Hong Kong hosts several restaurants in its hidden setting. The Taj Mahal Club is located on the third floor of this rather run-down five building complex. The restaurant, which has a wooden façade that is festooned with garlands, is also adorned with a statue of the Maharaja. As for the food and beverage menu, the Taj Mahal Club offers all the favorites of Indian fare like samosas, onion bhajis, tandoori chicken, chicken tikka, rogan josh, mutton vindaloo, and channa massala: all of which are usually accompanied by wide variety of Indian breads and Indian beers. - Anjeeta Nayar
Nomads are perhaps the only restaurant in Hong Kong that offers the Mongolian barbecue style of cooking. The restaurant, which belongs to the Igor's group of restaurants, has a quirky décor that features faux sheepskin slip covers and animal skin wall hangings in an attempt to evoke the raw barren landscape of Inner Mongolia. The Mongolian barbeque at Nomads includes appetizers, like soup and salad, which can then be followed by do-it-yourself mains that you create by choosing amongst the wide variety of noodles, rice, vegetables, meats, seafood, sauces and condiments. This incredible prix-fixe deal (which is available at both meal times) also includes the offer of a thin crust pizza, with an assortment of toppings you can choose from. - Anjeeta Nayar
The Thai owned and operated restaurant, Tuk Tuk Thai, occupies a prominent spot near the bustling wet market on Graham Street. This smallish restaurant, which features non-descript décor, is counted among the best Thai restaurants in Hong Kong for its authentic flavors and use of fresh ingredients. The extensive menu at Tuk Tuk Thai offers all the classic Thai eats along with various other specialties like Larb Gai (minced chicken with Thai herbs served with lettuce leaves), Hor Mok Fak Tong Talay (a seafood curry served in a scooped out pumpkin) and Prawn Pad Med Mamuang Himmapan (stir-fried prawns with chili and cashews). -Anjeeta Nayar
Japanese ramen restaurants are all over Hong Kong, but Miso Cool is one such ramen noodle place to check out among the others. The Miso Cool outlet, which is located within the K11 mall, sports colorful green and black décor, while its seating arrangements feature much light colored wood. The menu at Miso Cool features a wide variety of soup based hot ramen, cold ramen and rice based meals, along with various sushi and sashimi offerings and appetizers like Japanese gyoza. The restaurant also houses a frozen yogurt counter, which offers both plain and flavored frozen yogurts, can be combined with a variety of toppings, like crushed Oreo cookies and red beans. - Anjeeta Nayar
If you wish to express British cuisine at its very best, The Chinnery in the Hong Kong Mandarin Oriental should be your next culinary port-of-call. From the British-Indian hybrid, chicken tikka makhani to an impeccably executed fish and chips, the food is made with top quality ingredients, providing British ex-pats with perfect comfort food. The Chinnery is named after artist George Chinnery, and his wonderful painting accent the dining area. Completing your dining experience is the choice of rare single-malt whiskeys on hand - at last count, The Chinnery had over 120. Call for reservations.
SimplyLife Bread and Wine can be described as an upscale sandwich shop. Extremely popular with shoppers and office goers, this always bustling, busy café also offers a large variety of wines for sale along with freshly baked bread, croissants, Danishes and muffins. The extensive menu at Simplylife Bread and Wine includes a wide array of takeaway lunch options like salads, sandwiches, and quiches. The formal dining area is partioned off from the casual cafe area and offers full hearty meals like mushroom linguini, Angus prime beef burgers, and Australian lamb chops. -Anjeeta Nayar
Wakayama is tucked away in a quiet corner of the gargantuan IFC mall. This restaurant is the upscale effort of the popular Japanese ramen chain, Ajisen Ramen, which has numerous outlets all over Asia. Wakayama's décor is definitely more chic than that of a regular Ajisen Ramen outlet, and the restaurant exudes a refined, elegant vibe via subtle hues and delicate Japanese decorative accents. Wakayama specializes in Japanese noodle soups that feature a flavorful chicken or pork broth. Accordingly, the menu at Wakayama has favorites like Wagyu Beef Ramen, Pork Cheek Ramen and Pork Soft Bone Ramen. However aside from noodle soups, Wakayama also offers other Japanese delicacies like gyoza (pan-fried Japanese dumplings) and karaage (deep fried chicken). -Anjeeta Nayar
Taste wisdom at this cafe in the one of a kind Oriental Spa at the Landmark Mandarin Oriental. Pamper your taste buds with the specially created menu by Chef Richard Ebekkus. Gorge on a healthy choice of recipes with vegetables, cereal, olive oil and fruits to complete that spa experience.
Sample a selection of fine teas in a tranquil atmosphere at Lock Cha. This beautiful tea house will transport you to another time with its beautiful decor and traditional tea offerings. If you're hungry, you can also enjoy a selection of vegetarian dim sum that's prepared fresh daily. They host events regularly, including Cantonese music concerts.
The Metropolitan Café, affectionately referred to as "The Met," is a casual all-day eatery located on the lower ground level of the high-end Pacific Place Mall. The menu at this open sided café offers a bird’s eye view of the mall’s central atrium and features a wide range of breakfast, lunch and all day dining items .The cafe is especially popular with the area's office-goers who congregate there for their extensive take away lunch menu: sandwiches, wraps, and salads, as well as Western and local hot meals like pasta, Hainanese Chicken Rice, and seafood and pork noodle soups.-Anjeeta Nayar