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5th October 2012 Print

Hong Kong is regarded as the culinary capital of Asia, with over 11,000 restaurants and 60 Michelin star rated restaurants, it is truly a gourmet travellers’ paradise, fusing ancient Chinese traditions with contemporary style.

In a city of sizzling woks, tinkling wine glasses and fragrant street markets, Hong Kong is a foodies’ heaven.

The Hong Kong Tourism Board has put together a food by numbers guide to the best places to eat and drink in the city.

11,000 restaurants - more eateries per capita than any place on earth

With more than 11,000 restaurants to choose from, it can be hard to know where to start.

Private kitchens are popular in Hong Kong and used to be found in someone’s apartment or dining room.

Experience Chinese fusion food at its best at Xi Yan Private Dining Restaurant. Dishes include green house tomato in wasabi sesame sauce and poached Australian pears in osmanthus wine.

Street food (Dai Pai Dongs) have been serving some of the best Chinese cuisine for over thirty years. Graham Street in the heart of the capital is renowned for serving a real slice of Hong Kong, with the food freshly prepared each day.

60 Michelin star rated eateries

Established as the world leader in Cantonese cooking and home to Asia's most envied European restaurants it's no surprise that the city has gained 60 Michelin stars across more than 200 restaurants.

Holidaymakers should check out Tim Ho Wan – Hong Kong’s cheapest Michelin starred restaurant. Tim Ho Wan's pièce de résistance, Cha siu baau (pork buns) are renowned!

Fook Lam Moon known as the ‘tycoon's canteen’ is also worth a visit - home to one of the best suckling pigs in Hong Kong. Many of the restaurants’ more famous dishes sell out, so it’s worth booking in advance.

Top three rooftops bars

Nothing beats admiring a skyline that rivals Manhattan while enjoying a chilled glass of Champagne.

One of the best vantage points in the city is Eyebar - with soaring double-height floor to ceiling windows framing jaw-dropping views of Victoria Habour, Eyebar is a spectacular place to enjoy an exotic cocktail.

For the ultimate rooftop bar experience check out Ozone, at the top of the world’s highest hotel - the Ritz Carlton Hong Kong. Guests can indulge in an exotic selection of Asian tapas while enjoying the sounds echoing from the DJ box.

For holidaymakers looking for the swankiest bar in the city a visit to SEVVA is a must! Situated at the top of the prestigious Prince’s Building boasting spectacular views of Sir Norman Foster’s HSBC building, I.M. Pei’s China Bank and Hong Kong city and harbour, it’s certainly a place for the chic traveller.

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