Eating is a serious matter in Hong Kong. Every day the city warbles a symphony of frying, chopping and sizzling at more than 11,000 restaurants, ranging from extravagant seafood restaurants to intimate family-run Cha Chaan Tengs (literally: tea food halls).
Some of the world's finest and most recognized Chinese restaurants are here. One example is Lung King Heen. The Four Seasons Hotel's affiliation is celebrated for its sophisticated Cantonese cuisine and was the first Chinese kitchen in the world to get three Michelin stars. The fine-dining space is the top choice for a dim sum lunch with a harbor view if budget permits.
The real Hong Kong flavor however, lies in the numerous neighborhood cha chaang tengs (tea food hall). This is fast food at its most delicious and creative. From a hybrid menu mixing Chinese, Indian, British and even Japanese, visitors can sample weird but extremely yummy dishes such as deep fried buns and macaroni with luncheon meat.
The city also has the most envied international food scene in Asia,with a vast array of cuisines that's like a United Nations smorgasbord. Orange Tree is a prime example. Some are helmed by celebrity chefs, others simply run with passion and good cheer by young up-and-coming men and women with a stong belief in the value of good food.