This year’s Taste of Hong Kong spotlights trendy eateries and fine dining spots

Taste of Hong Kong 2019. Photo by Vicky Wong.
Taste of Hong Kong 2019. Photo by Vicky Wong.

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.

Spread of items on offer at Taste of Hong Kong 2019. Photo by Vicky Wong.
Spread of items on offer at Taste of Hong Kong 2019. Photo: Vicky Wong/Coconuts Media

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.

Little Bao's drunken soft shell crab roe. Photo by Vicky Wong.
Little Bao’s drunken soft shell crab roe. Photo: Vicky Wong/Coconuts Media
Zuma's spicy grilled New Zealand 'Te Mana' lamb cutlet with hatcho miso and avocado temaki. Photo by Vicky Wong.
Zuma’s spicy grilled New Zealand “Te Mana” lamb cutlet with hatcho miso and avocado temaki. Photo: Vicky Wong/Coconuts Media
Haku's 'My Favourite Bite', uni, toasted brioche and shiso flowers. Photo by Vicky Wong.
Haku’s “My Favourite Bite”, made of uni, toasted brioche, and shiso flowers. Photo: Vicky Wong/Coconuts Media

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.

Pici's Tiramisu. Photo by Vicky Wong.
Pici’s Tiramisu. Photo: Vicky Wong/Coconuts Media

There will also be a multi-sensory whisky tasting, cooking workshops, one-off cocktail collaborations, pop-up bars, live music, and kids’ activities.

Old Bailey's Shanghai-style glutinous rice roll. Photo by Vicky Wong.
Old Bailey’s Shanghai-style glutinous rice roll. Photo: Vicky Wong/Coconuts Media
Lobster roll, "Tunnbödsrulle" and umami salad from The Flying Elk. Photo by Vicky Wong.
Lobster roll, “Tunnbödsrulle”, and umami salad from The Flying Elk. Photo: Vicky Wong/Coconuts Media

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)

 

Spread of items on offer at Taste of Hong Kong 2019. Photo by Vicky Wong.
Spread of items on offer at Taste of Hong Kong 2019. Photo: Vicky Wong/Coconuts Media

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
Tickets: Here

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