Im a Hong Kong resident. When my girlfriends visit from
abroad, I suggest these restaurants:
Theres Pepperoni's (Stanley Market), if you're
craving a pizza
Nepal, for some interesting Nepalese (12 Staunton Street
Peking Garden in Alexandra House on Chater Street (go
for the noodle making show).
Sichuan Garden in the Landmark Building
Asian noodle dishes for lunch at Eating Plus (at the
Airport Express station above the Central station) Very reasonable!
Finally, enjoy a big splurge Vietnamese treat at colonial-era
Indochine in Lan Kwai Fong.
Michelle Cohen, Hong Kong
Ed.note: When my girlfriends
go to Hong Kong I suggest that they try Peking specialties
like the honey-glazed duck in pancakes at the Spring Deer
Restaurant (1/F, 42 Moody Road, Tsim Sha Sui). You absolutely
must make reservations (723 3673) and you absolutely must
bring a sweater. Their air-conditioning is extreme.
I have several restaurants solo friendly restaurants Id
like to recommend. The Wyndham Street Deli on Wyndham
Street in Central is a good place for coffee, reading the
papers, eating healthy food, juices and fabulous desserts.
This place gets very busy at lunch, dinner time is quieter
and it's a nice place if you want to be on your own.
My all-time favourite Hong Kong hangout is The DKNY Cafe
at the DKNY shop on Canton Road, TST, Kowloon. This place
is so comfortable, I always drop in when Im close by.
They serve excellent, toasted sandwiches which come with potato
salad; good coffees and desserts and you can read all the
latest magazines (Vogue, Wallpaper, etc) free of charge. You
can just take hours here and they don't mind. One small problem,
though -- theres no toilet!
Anna Cheung, Hong Kong
We, too, love going to the restaurants and bars in Lan Kwai
Fong - if you love Vietnamese go to Indochine (very
Lee and Jean, Melbourne, Australia
Grappas in Pacific Place, Central serves consistently
good Italian food. You can either request a table on your
own or sit at the bar or bar area where you're perched on
stools with loads of smaller tables. Great for a glass of
wine and quick pasta before/after the movies or a shopping
Anna Cheung, Hong Kong
||Cajun in the
Soho (South of Hollywood) area...
I thought Journeywoman would be interested in the Cajun Restaurant
because of the food, the atmosphere and also because it
is woman-owned. I recommend their Shrimp Creole and then if
you dare, consider one of their scrumptious desserts -- Black
Magic Chocolate Cake, Pecan Pie or Praline Cheesecake. Yum!
(9-13 Shelly Street, Central)
Judy Love Eastham, Hong Kong
Ed. note: They also offer
Voodoo Pasta. Love that name!
Id like to alert Journeywoman readers to the fact that
The Lobster Bar in The Island Shangri-La has fantastic
Angel Hair Pasta and Lobster Bisque. A real taste treat!
Jean Kelly, Melbourne, Australia
||Eat green, eating
Check out the lunch buffet at Oscar's for helpings of
healthy greens and a wide assortment of other tasty salads.
The price is right at $85 HK. Located in the World Trade Centre,
next to the Excelsior Mall, above the Excelsior Hotel in Causeway
Daffyd and Lisa, Hong Kong
-- Breastfeeding -- restaurant etiquette...
be culturally correct. Chinese women, if and when they do
breastfeed, would never consider feeding their child in public
(i.e. restaurants or hotel lobbies). I suggest breastfeeding
moms seek out the washrooms of the upscale hotels and restaurants.
Many of them have lovely lounge type areas with comfortable
chairs, etc. One extraordinary facility that comes to mind
is the Mandarin Oriental
at 5 Connaught Road in Central.
Jeannie Hau, Hong Kong Guide, Hong Kong
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