8 Restaurants To Get A Taste Of Authentic Hong Kong Food
Hong Kong cuisine ranges from delicious street food to fine dining fare and Elegant Inn sits closer to the latter part of that scale. Diners can look forward to consistently well-prepared Cantonese fare here, with an emphasis on premium imported seafood. The restaurant also has a decent wine list, perfect for enhancing with your multi-course meal.
You can expect premium Cantonese food here at Four Seasons Kuala Lumpur's signature Chinese restaurant Yun House. You know you'll get authentic Hong Kong dim sum and dishes here because the executive chef himself hails from the island city. Our favourites include charcoal lava buns with salted egg custard fillings and boston lobster noodles.
3/8Yung Kee Beef Noodles
Famous in Hong Kong yet scarcely available here, you can get bona fide beef brisket noodles in Pudu, KL, at Yung Kee Beef Noodles. Fun fact: this place is also a favourite of chef Jeff Ramsay of Babe. While the basic bowl of mixed beef cuts definitely gets the job done, it's the premium cuts of beef that really seal the deal here.
4/8HK Boy Cart Noodle
Street food is the name of the game here, a restaurant chain that offers classic items like curry fish balls, customisable noodles, eggette waffles and so much more. If you like the fast food char chan teng style Hong Kong is known for, HK Boy Cart Noodles may be just for you.
5/8Hong Kong Hotpot
Incredibly popular, this Bangsar based hotpot restaurant commands a loyal weekend crowd that seems to love their imported Hong Kong ingredients, which is one half of the main pull here. The other half is their broth offerings that seem to keep people coming back for more. That and the fact that you can have sake to further complement your meal here.
6/8Hui Lau Shan
Tong sui, such as red bean soup, is a popular dessert choice in Hong Kong and Malaysia. When Hui Lau Shan opened up here in Malaysia, specialising in tong sui and mango shaved ice, we couldn't have been happier. The cherry on top of the cake? The dessert cafe also serves popular savoury snacks the likes of curry fish balls and radish cakes.
Just like nasi lemak is to Malaysian cuisine, wanton noodles are synonymous to Hong Kong's rich culinary scene. Famous wanton noodle chain Mak's Chee opened up in Malaysia two years ago, serving plump shrimp wantons served alongside springy egg noodles. What separates Mak's Chee from the rest is their signature prawn roe that they top on their noodles, giving the dish a savoury umami punch that makes it a winner in our books.
Cantonese food chain Canton-i is prevalent around town and is known as a casual eatery that serves decent dim sum, roasted meats paired with rice or noodles and a number of popular dishes all throughout lunch and dinner. While roast goose is a luxury item not common in restaurants here, Canton-i has it, adding to its appeal.