A chunk of crispy fried halibut makes the Fish Bao 2.0 at Little Bao in Hong Kong a popular choice. Mid-end and high-end restaurants in the city offer their takes on the fish burger, some inspired by the original - McDonald’s Filet-O-Fish. Photo: Kylie Knott
A chunk of crispy fried halibut makes the Fish Bao 2.0 at Little Bao in Hong Kong a popular choice. Mid-end and high-end restaurants in the city offer their takes on the fish burger, some inspired by the original - McDonald’s Filet-O-Fish. Photo: Kylie Knott

Why gourmet fish burgers, inspired by McDonald’s Filet-O-Fish, are having a moment in Hong Kong, and the chefs behind them

  • Hongkongers ate 22 million Filet-O-Fish last year. Fish burgers aren’t just fast food, though, but top sellers at mid- and high-end restaurants in the city
  • From fluffy, fishy bites at Little Bao to high-end iterations at luxury hotels, we talk ingredients and sustainability with chefs elevating the seafood sandwich

A chunk of crispy fried halibut makes the Fish Bao 2.0 at Little Bao in Hong Kong a popular choice. Mid-end and high-end restaurants in the city offer their takes on the fish burger, some inspired by the original - McDonald’s Filet-O-Fish. Photo: Kylie Knott
A chunk of crispy fried halibut makes the Fish Bao 2.0 at Little Bao in Hong Kong a popular choice. Mid-end and high-end restaurants in the city offer their takes on the fish burger, some inspired by the original - McDonald’s Filet-O-Fish. Photo: Kylie Knott
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