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Five restaurants not to miss in Hong Kong

Shrimp Eggplant

Hong Kong is known for it’s amazing mix of international cuisine. I’ve spent two months in this vibrant city and I have had some of the best food in my life here.

Pretty much every cuisine is represented in the city and there is an excellent choice for every taste and cuisine. Creating this list of top five picks wasn’t easy. That’s why I’m very confident that you’ll enjoy every single one of my picks!

1. Yardbird: Trendy Japanese Yakatori

Chicken Thighs

Japanese Yakatori at it’s best. This place doesn’t take reservations; they don’t need to, it’s always full anyway. And for good reasons. Their butter tender chicken thighs will melt in your mouth.

A must order dish is the KFC: Korean Friend Cauliflower. Make sure you make this your final dish as it has a very dominant taste. They also have a great selection of beers and sake’s. The Hitachino Nest Weizen is my favorite!

2. Le Souk: Casual Traditional Moroccan

Le Souk

In the heart of Soho along the escalator lies a little piece of Morocco. The dimmed lights and tinkling music make for a nice romantic atmosphere. Great place to treat your better half to some great food.

Start off with the chicken hummus and get either the lamb or their signature dish, Cous Cous Le Souk. The portions are quite big, so if you’re not big eaters, I suggest order the hummus and one main to share, it should be enough for two!

3. Brickhouse: Bohemian Chique Mexican

Witches Stew Brickhouse

Tugged away in a small alley off the main bar street in LKF, this place is a little hard to find but well worth the search. The unfinished looking decor, the graffiti paintings and location gives the place a very unique, homey feel.

Start off with the chips, they come with four tasty sauces. Continue with the Witches Brew, Mixed Tacos and Mexican Street Corn. The latter is coated with lime, chili and cheese. A good selection of cocktails is available,

4. La’Taste: Bomb Vietnamese for great value

Shrimp Eggplant

A sister restaurant of the famous award winning Nha Trang, this place serves the same amazing Vietnamese food but without having to wait in line. This makes La’Taste an authentic, relaxed place that stands out in terms of value for money.

An obvious choice is the Pho, the most famous Vietnamese dish. Other good choices are Mango Beef, Shrimp Eggplant and Satay Chicken. Goes down well with an ice cold beer!

5. Tapeo: Basque quality in central HK

Grilled Chicken Tapeo

Excellent Spanish tapas for a very reasonable price. In my opinion, this place has the best lunch deal in town: a bowl of Gazpacho to start, two tapas your choice and Churros for dessert. All that for HKD 100.

My favorites are the Grilled Chickem and the Spinach Chorizo Tortilla. If you have a big appetite, add the Pan con Tomate or the Ham Croquettes.

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