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Hong Kong dining recommendations

Favourite Hong Kong restaurants of Zorpia and OurCam CEO Jeffrey Ng

For adventurous eater Jeffrey Ng it's all about authenticity and ambience

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 10 September, 2015, 4:00pm
UPDATED : Tuesday, 06 October, 2015, 2:49pm

I am not too picky about food but I am a very adventurous eater. I care about the ambience and the authenticity of the food. For example, I like Hooray Bar & Restaurant (5/F World Trade  Centre, 280 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay,  tel: 2895 0885)  because they have a superb sea view and an outdoor area. I can enjoy a drink with work associates or brainstorm with co-workers. My 30th birthday party was held there, too.

Our team also likes going to the Indonesian restaurant Warung Malang Club (2/F Dragon Rise, 9-11 Pennington Street, Causeway Bay,  tel: 2915 7859).  It is not high end at all but the Indonesian food is authentic and delicious. Basically, only Indonesian domestic helpers go there, so it proves it’s authentic. It is family-style cosy, so our team goes there a lot.

Tonkichi Tonkatsu Seafood (shop 412, Podium 4, World Trade Centre, 280 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay, tel: 2577 6617) has been around for more than 10 years, but the quality of its pork chop, rice and cabbage has stayed at the same level of perfection. There are a few branches of the restaurant but the Causeway Bay shop is the best one of all.

Another favourite place is Ichiran (shop F-I, Lockhart House, 440 Jaffe Road, Causeway Bay, tel: 2152 4040). It is the best ramen shop in Hong Kong and is open 24/7. It’s best for late-night munchies.

Outside Causeway Bay, Lung Wah Hotel (22 Ha Wo Che Chuen, Sha Tin, tel: 2691 1594) hands down has the best roast pigeon in town.

I think Zuma (5/F The Landmark, 12-16 Des Voeux Road Central, tel: 3657 6388)  serves the city’s best champagne brunch.

The Peak Lookout (121 Peak Road, The Peak, tel: 2849 1000) is great for outdoor dining with a view, while inside it is cosy and authentic. I love the curries.

For old-style Hong Kong Western food, I enjoy Tai Ping Koon (various branches including 60 Stanley Street, Central, tel: 2899 2780). I especially love their chicken baked rice with cheese and the mo lor gai (chicken with curry fried rice).

For a real treat, Jin Luo Bao Korean Restaurant (6/F Island Beverley, 1 Great George Street, Causeway Bay, tel: 2895 6398) is reasonably priced and has very good Korean barbecue.

Lastly, I like Bistecca Italian Steak House (2/F Grand Progress Building, 15 Lan Kwai Fong, Central, tel: 2525 1308).  They have great steaks, reasonable prices, and I love the atmosphere.