Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong - photo by Steven Yu under Pixabay License
Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong - photo by Steven Yu under Pixabay License

HONG KONG: ALL OF THE RESTAURANTS PICKED BY ANTHONY BOURDAIN ON PARTS UNKNOWN

The great Anthony Bourdain left his mark everywhere he went. When his death was announced to the world in June 2018, media throughout the globe chimed in and listed all the great things he had done for their respective city, town, province, country. Whereas before, tourists would shy away from exotic foods, thanks to him, travellers now go the extra mile to find and try local bites. With this in mind, here are all the restaurants Bourdain visited and the dishes he tasted when he shot Anthony Bourdain Hong Kong for his show, Parts Unknown Season 11 Episode 5 (originally aired June 3, 2018):

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Favourite beef noodle in central!

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DISH – Beef Brisket Noodle

WHAT IS IT?

Beef brisket noodle soup with shrimp wontons.

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WHERE IS IT?

Leaf Dessert Noodle Shop
2 Elgin St
Central, Hong Kong

ANTHONY BOURDAIN HONG KONG NOTES

In Parts Unknown Hong Kong, Anthony Bourdain and renowned Hong Kong cinematographer Christopher Doyle are seen enjoying Beef Brisket Noodle at Leaf Dessert, a hundred-year-old holdout in Central.

DISH – Drunken Chicken and Claypot Fish Tripe

WHAT IS IT?

Drunken Chicken – hacked up chicken cooked in a hot pot of medicinal roots and herbs; Claypot Fish Tripe – claypot dish of fish tripe cooked in egg custard, topped with a crispy, fried youtiao.

WHERE IS IT?

Keung Kee
219 Ki Lung St
Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong

ANTHONY BOURDAIN HONG KONG NOTES

Keung Kee Dai Pai Dong has been around for 40 years – one of the last few dai pai dongs in Hong Kong.

DISH – Fried Pork with Rice, and Spam Macaroni Soup

WHAT IS IT?

Fried Pork with Rice – cut fried pork over rice, topped with tomato sauce; Spam Macaroni Soup – macaroni, spam and egg soup.

WHERE IS IT?

China Cafe
1077A Canton Road, Mong Kok | G/F
Hong Kong, China

ANTHONY BOURDAIN HONG KONG NOTES

China Cafe is a cha chaan teng or tea restaurant. It serves, according to Bourdain, “a bizarre” yet “much-loved bit of Hong Kong history”.

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好吃的流沙包真的好難找😋

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DISH – Egg Custard Buns and Braised Chicken Feet

WHAT IS IT?

Egg Custard Buns – egg yolks and sweetened condensed milk wrapped in a bun then steamed; Braised Chicken Feet – fried chicken feet braised with ginger and star anise before being finished in the steamer.

WHERE IS IT?

Sun Hing
Shop C, G/F, 8 Smithfield Road, Kennedy Town
Western District, Hong Kong, China

ANTHONY BOURDAIN HONG KONG NOTES

Sun Hing Restaurant is a very popular spot among students.

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There's just something magical about a touch of salt. #NeoChinese #HappyParadiseHK

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DISH – Sourdough Egg Waffles, Sautéed Prawns, Tea-smoked Pigeon, Poached Yellow Wine Chicken and Pig Brains

WHAT IS IT?

Sourdough Egg Waffles – sourdough chicken fat egg waffles with Taiwanese bottarga, Sautéed Prawns – with pomelo pith, fried shrimp roe and prawn oil; Tea-smoked Pigeon – served medium-rare with sea salt on the side; Poached Yellow Wine Chicken – Hakka-style chicken poached in Shaoxing wine with oyster mushroom fried rice and shiitake broth; Pig Brains – with Beurré Pear vinaigrette.

WHERE IS IT?

Happy Paradise
UG/F, 52-56 Staunton St
Central, Hong Kong

ANTHONY BOURDAIN HONG KONG NOTES

A private restaurant and bar serving traditional Cantonese dishes made with modern cooking techniques. Menu changes with the seasons.

DISH – Prawn Roe Noodles

WHAT IS IT?

Dry bamboo noodles with prawn roe.

WHERE IS IT?

Lau Sum Kee Noodle
48 Kweilin St
Un Chau, Hong Kong

ANTHONY BOURDAIN HONG KONG NOTES

3rd generation family restaurant that continues to prepare wontons from scratch and make bamboo noodles the old school way.