Seaweed poppers, spit-roasted pork souvlaki, and “Buddha Jumps Over The Wall” xiao long bao. These are just some of the appetizing dishes to enjoy at Taste of Hong Kong, the city’s premier food festival, which opens today.
The four-day event, which officially opens its doors to the public at 6pm, will be serving up miniature bites from some of the city’s best-known restaurants, including trendy neighborhood eateries like Little Bao and fine dining institutions such as Haku.
Taste of Hong Kong regulars Zuma, Pici, and HAKU will return to Central Harbourfront joined by 12 new additions to the city’s culinary scene, including the Flying Elk, John Anthony, Old Bailey, Hoi King Heen, Sausage Commitment, a project by Okra Hong Kong, Artemis and Apollo, Chôm Chôm, and Francis.
There will also be a multi-sensory whisky tasting, cooking workshops, one-off cocktail collaborations, pop-up bars, live music, and kids’ activities.
With so much food on offer and so little time to sample them all, it may be overwhelming trying to figure out which items to get in line for. So to help you out, we’ve compiled a list of the some of the best stalls and their must-try dishes.
Go nuts with our recommendations.
- Drunken soft shell crab bao (Little Bao)
- Spit-roasted pork souvlaki (Artemis and Apollo)
- Steamed garoupa roll with Yunnan ham (Hoi King Heen)
- Tunnbödsrulle (The Flying Elk)
- Buddha Jumps Over the Wall (Old Bailey)
- Orecchiette (Pici)
- Australian Wagyu beef char siu (John Anthony)
What: Taste of Hong Kong
When: Mar. 21 to 24. Evening session, 6 to 10pm (Thursday to Saturday). Afternoon session, 12:30pm to 4:30pm (Friday to Saturday), 12:30pm to 5:30pm (Sunday).
Where: Central Harbourfront Event Space (Google Maps)
Price: HKD120 to HKD498