Good news for the food lovers among you, because in HK you can absolutely go foodie-loco.I already took you on a first ‘Hungry Hong Kong’ tour in one of my previous blog posts, but there’s more!
In Central, or Hong Kong island, there’s another hidden and hip area called the Wan Chai Starstreet Precinct! Along Star Street and its neighbors Sun Street and Moon Street – named after the Three Luminaries: the sun, the moon, and the stars”- you’ll find plenty of unconventional and sophisticated eateries.
I’ve listed up my favorite addresses for you:
9 am – BREAKFAST and a great cup of coffee
Elephant Grounds – 8 Wing Fung Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Want to start your day with a smile? Elephant Grounds is the place to be for a killer cup of coffee! Enjoy a latte with some avocado on toast for breakfast or go for the Matcha Latte if you want to try something new (only for daredevils who like a seaweed taste though). Elephant Grounds is a fab location with a perfect balance of rustic and trendy and I loved their eye for details. E.g. Their cute little wooden spoons are decorated with elephant legs. It’s the little things, remember!
12 am – LUNCH tapas
Classified – 31 Wing Fung Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Classified is a must-try if you’re in Wan Chai. It’s casual cool, reasonably priced and ideal if you want a light and tasty lunch in ‘open air’. I guess this was the only place in HK where I didn’t notice the air conditioning that much, hooray! They have the prettiest menu with all sorts of options, but I’d recommend to take some tapas to share. You wouldn’t want to miss out on your companions dish. We tried the ricotta-honey-chili dip – I’m so making this at home – , the Italian meatballs and a classic chicken sandwich and all choices were all equally delish! p.s. Also a good wine & dine option in the evening!
12 am – LUNCH bowls
The Poké Co – 2 Landale Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Stepped into this cute little eatery because I liked their logo and discovered that their food was pretty cool too. Apparently you’re not supposed to catch a Pikachu or another exotic of the kind in here. Poké (pronounced po-kay) is actually the Hawaiian word for a raw fish salad. They twisted the idea a little bit and kept the bowl principle simple: choose your base (rice, kale, quinoa or zoodles – that’s zucchini noodles-), add your favorite protein (fish, chicken or tofu) and some veggies and pick an original sauce from the list. Tadaa your Poké lunch bowl is ready to eat!
8 pm – DINNER the French x Vietnamese way
Le Garçon Saigon – 12-14 Wing Fung Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Cute. Cute. Cute. This restaurant is perfect interior bait for the trendy foodie on tour. Think marble tables, mirrored walls and a mosaic floor. Yes, you’ll be in Pinterest heaven when it comes to the interior. Their food focus however is on traditional Vietnamese street food and grilling, only this time with a subtle French twist. Try to go for a cross selection and order from the different elements of the menu (les entrees, les salades and les grillades) all together!
Well I hope you’ll love this fashionable dining neighborhood as much as I did and don’t forget: where there are a lot of hip and happening eateries, there are often also great design & lifestyle stores around the corner. Don’t forget to wander around the area to discover more hidden treasures!
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