T’ang Court (Langham Hotel, Tsim Sha Tsui) is the only new Hong Kong restaurant to make it into the coveted three-star Michelin status, serving Cantonese cuisine from the Tang Dynasty.
In the eighth edition of the guide, there are eight restaurants that have three Michelin stars, including previous winners Bo Innovation, 8 ½ Otto e Mezzo Bombana, Sushi Shikon, L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon, and Lung King Heen.
A new addition to the guide this year is a list of 23 street food places in Hong Kong. They include such places as Kai Kai in Jordan, known for its sweet soups like glutinous rice dumplings in ginger soup and Lei Keung Kee in North Point, famous for its egg waffles.
However according to SCMP the local newspaper, HK food writer Chan Chun-wai thinks this new list is a way of improving the guide. “It paves the way for other Asian countries like Singapore, Malaysia to spread the word about their local specialities. Maybe with time they can adjust the list.”
Chan admits there were many outlets on the list he didn’t recognise, but enjoys frequenting such places as Kai Kai, Kwan Kee Store and Mammy Pancake.
“To me it’s like a hastily assembled list. Butcher’s Club – only gweilos know that place,” says local food blogger Gary Suen. “The other places on the list – not many locals even know these places. If the Michelin guide is making this list for out-of-towners to go visit, they are not really relevant.”
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