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paula Jun 30th, 2002 05:00 AM

Hong Kong restaurants!
 
Yes I know its the wrong forum but I don't think anyone reads the Asia board. There seems to be about 2 new posts a day. I know many of you lot are well travelled so maybe you can help.I'm looking for a restaurant for a special occasion. I would like somewhere well known for local food. It does not have to be in luxurious surroundings- just serve great food! We only have 3 days there so it's probably not long enough to do our own finding out. BTW we leave in 2 days time. I really hope you can help!!!!

Dave Jun 30th, 2002 09:23 AM

We had excellent dinners at Vong's (expensive) and SoHo SoHo (moderate).

paula Jun 30th, 2002 10:49 AM

Thank you Dave.

Jon Jun 30th, 2002 01:03 PM

Paula,<BR>Will you be on the HK side or Kowloon?<BR>j.

paula Jun 30th, 2002 01:30 PM

Jon<BR>we are on Hong Kong Island(Causeway Bay), close to the World Trade Shopping Centre.

Grandma Jun 30th, 2002 03:47 PM

If you like dim sum, try to visit the restaurant in City Hall. Tis on the second floor ( I think). City Hall is in Central down near the ferry to and from Kowloon. Very popular, you'll have to take a number and wait,probably; but was worth it for us!

claire Jul 1st, 2002 08:28 AM

For a really special outing, Felix at the top of the tower at the Peninsula Hotel (Kowloon) has excellent food and a spectacular view. (It may not be the most convenient location for you, but riding the Star Ferry at night is a treat, too.) (And I second the City Hall recommendation for dim sum. Yum.)

topper Jul 1st, 2002 03:56 PM

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paula Jul 1st, 2002 04:07 PM

I take back what I said about the Asia forum. Between the Asia and Europe forums I have had so much help. Fodors people are the best! I have noted all the recommendations and will try some of them. Since my original post I have changed my plans and lengthened my stay so I have more time to sample the food! <BR>I am packed and leaving in the morning.Can't wait!

Rich Jul 1st, 2002 04:52 PM

<BR><BR>Also, if you are adventurous, there is a food court street, close to Victoria Park, maybe a couple of blocks. For the life of me I cannot recall the name of the street but it has a couple of dozen restaurants on either side of a street that has been blocked off for traffic. Various ethnic themes and all were good. If you stumble on it, the variety is great and so is the food!<BR><BR>Rich

paula Jul 1st, 2002 04:57 PM

Rich<BR>Do I know you? You are not from Scotland are you?

Rich Jul 1st, 2002 05:58 PM

<BR><BR>Paula, not from Scotland, although have spent time in Aberdeen. I'm pretty much a Yank, even though I have spent more time outside the US than in it.<BR><BR>Wish I could remember the name of that street, but I can't even find my map of Hong Kong right now.<BR><BR>Rich

paula Jul 1st, 2002 11:25 PM

Rich<BR>i'm from Aberdeen!! Not in the restaurant trade are you by any chance?

Rich Jul 2nd, 2002 07:31 AM

<BR>Paula, not in the trade but sure have eaten at a lot of them. Semi-Retired now, but spent 35 years chasing oil around the world. Sure led to some interesting places, not the least among them - Aberdeen for a while.<BR><BR>Going to Hong Kong on business or pleasure? . . It is one of my favorite places in that part of the world. Used it for R&R while in Indonesia and Malasia.<BR><BR>Enjoy your trip . . Rich

topper Jul 12th, 2002 05:38 PM

Back yet?

Rich Jul 24th, 2002 05:28 AM

<BR>Have you returned? . . How was the trip?<BR><BR>Rich

paula Jul 24th, 2002 07:13 AM

just returned(HK was the first stop of a hectic itinery) Had a great time! Wouldn't recommend a visit at this time of the year though as it is far too humid! Favourite restaurant was The Red Pepper in lan Fong Road.Also enjoyed Banana Leaf Curry House for more simple food.

Rich Jul 24th, 2002 08:47 AM

<BR><BR>Did you find/try the litte street near Victoria Park? . . Just wondering if it is still there. We may be out that way next spring.<BR><BR>Rich

paula Jul 24th, 2002 08:55 AM

I think the street you mean ran parallel to the one that Red Pepper was on. However, although little, I don't think it was blocked off to traffic anymore.

Rich Jul 24th, 2002 10:27 AM

<BR><BR>Could be . . I recall that some of the places on the "Food Street" also had entrances on the street over. We had several good meals there and I am looking forward to revisiting Hong Kong.<BR><BR>Rich


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