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 THE LAYOVER

When Anthony Bourdain visited Hong Kong on his show The Layover Season 1 Episode 5, he and his crew picked many restaurants. Here are all the addresses and the dishes showcased on The Layover Hong Kong, all in a convenient list:

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DISH – Three Kinds of Meat

WHAT IS IT?

A trio sampler of roasted meat, like pork, suckling pig and goose.

WHERE IS IT?

Joy Hing
Chong Hing Building, 265-267號 Hennessy Rd
Wan Chai, Hong Kong

THE LAYOVER HONG KONG NOTES

Anthony Bourdain on Joy Hing: “A hole-in-the-wall known for some of the best roasted meats in Hong Kong.”

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DISH – Salt-baked Chicken and Prawns Stuffed with Walnuts

WHAT IS IT?

Salt-baked Chicken – chicken covered in salt then baked; Prawns Stuffed with Walnut – walnut-stuffed prawns.

WHERE IS IT?

Kin’s Kitchen
5/F, W Square, 314-324 Hennessy Rd
Wan Chai, Hong Kong

THE LAYOVER HONG KONG NOTES

Anthony Bourdain did not stop by Kin’s Kitchen on this episode but suggested it if you are looking for a more wide-ranging selection.

DISH – Tomato Soup, Silk Stocking Tea, and Honey Lemon Toast

WHAT IS IT?

Tomato Soup – with macaroni, two fried eggs and beef luncheon meat; Silk Stocking Tea – Hong Kong style milk tea; Honey Lemon Toast – toast drizzled with lemon, butter and honey.

WHERE IS IT?

Sing Heung Yuen
2 Mee Lun Street
Central, Hong Kong

THE LAYOVER HONG KONG NOTES

Sing Heung Yuen is open for breakfast and lunch only.

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DISH – Egg Sandwich, French Toast, and Yuenyeung

WHAT IS IT?

Egg Sandwich – sandwich with cooked egg filling; French Toast – fried slices bread soaked in milk and eggs; Yuenyeung – combination of coffee and tea.

WHERE IS IT?

Mido Cafe
63 Temple Street
Yau Ma Tei, Hong Kong

THE LAYOVER HONG KONG NOTES

While Anthony Bourdain did not visit Mido Café on this trip, he suggested it as a breakfast option.

DISH – Mango & Coconut Juice with Chewy Ball, and Mango & Coconut Juice with Crystal Jelly

WHAT IS IT?

Mango & Coconut Juice with Chewy Ball – frozen mango with mango jelly and tapioca balls, topped with an icy coconut layer and mango slices; Mango & Coconut Juice with Crystal Jelly – frozen mango with mango jelly, topped with an icy coconut layer and mango slices.

WHERE IS IT?

Hui Lau Shan
263 Shanghai St
Yau Ma Tei, Hong Kong

THE LAYOVER HONG KONG NOTES

Hui Lau Shan is a chain dessert restaurant specializing in mango smoothie drinks and mango desserts.

DISH – Dim Sum

WHAT IS IT?

Small, bite-sized portions of food, like barbecue pork bun, shrimp dumplings and pork dumplings, usually served in small plates or small steamer baskets.

WHERE IS IT?

Tim Ho Wan
18 Hoi Ting Rd
Tai Kok Tsui, Hong Kong

THE LAYOVER HONG KONG NOTES

Tim Ho Wan is a modern dim sum spot with a Michelin star – known to be the cheapest Michelin-starred restaurant.

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DISH – Wonton Noodles

WHAT IS IT?

Thin egg noodles and shrimp-filled wontons served in rich broth.

WHERE IS IT?

Mak An Kee
37 Wing Kut St
Central, Hong Kong

THE LAYOVER HONG KONG NOTES

Anthony Bourdain did not stop by Mak An Kee on this Hong Kong visit but he recommended it as a good choice for noodles.

DISH – Pale Lager

WHAT IS IT?

Light-colored lager beer.

WHERE IS IT?

New Discovery
Central Pier 3, Man Kwong St
Central and Western District, Hong Kong

THE LAYOVER HONG KONG NOTES

According to Anthony Bourdain, New Discovery Café is a lunch stop by day and a bar “with cheap beer and a million-dollar view” in the evening.

DISH – Teochew Cuisine

WHAT IS IT?

Comes from the most northeast portion of Guangdong province, where dishes are made from fresh ingredients, prepared in advance and served in room temperature. Examples of dishes: baby oyster omelet, and dark squid with vegetables and pork chips.

WHERE IS IT?

Fuk Loi Kui
No.4-6 Kei Lung Street
Prince Edward, Hong Kong, China

THE LAYOVER HONG KONG NOTES

Fuk Loi Kui is a Teochew restaurant in the Prince Edward neighborhood of Hong Kong.

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DISH – Fish Ball Noodle Soup and Fried Beef Noodles

WHAT IS IT?

Fish Ball Noodle Soup – soup with fish balls, fish cakes, noodles and soup; Fried Beef Noodles – beef satay on fried noodles.

WHERE IS IT?

Tsui Wah
15-19 Wellington Street
Central, Hong Kong, China

THE LAYOVER HONG KONG NOTES

Anthony Bourdain did not visit Tsui Wah on this episode but suggested it if room temperature is not your thing.

DISH – Tapas

WHAT IS IT?

Appetizers or snacks, like a skewer of apple, ricotta and Iberico ham.

WHERE IS IT?

Ozone Bar
Level 118, International Commerce Centre (ICC), 1 Austin Rd W
Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

THE LAYOVER HONG KONG NOTES

High rollers bar with a sweeping view of the Victoria Harbour and all of Hong Kong, which Anthony Bourdain did not visit during this Hong Kong trip but suggested as an alternative to the bar he visited – Racks Bar in Central Hong Kong. He called Racks Bar as an excellent choice for the “gamesman-alcoholic”.

DISH – Hong Kong Pissing Shrimp, Sea Scallops, Baby Razor Clams, and Spicy Black Bean Clams

WHAT IS IT?

Hong Kong Pissing Shrimp – mantis shrimp, either steamed or grilled; Sea Scallops – served with rice noodles; Baby Razor Clams – lightly fried baby razor clams; Spicy Black Bean Clams – clams in spicy black bean sauce.

WHERE IS IT?

Lancombe Seafood
45 Yung Shue Wan Main St
Lamma Island, Hong Kong

THE LAYOVER HONG KONG NOTES

Restaurant in Hong Kong’s Lamma Island known for its seafood.

DISH – Black Squid Ink Pasta

WHAT IS IT?

Black pasta made of squid ink.

WHERE IS IT?

Tung Po Seafood
Hong Kong, North Point, Java Rd, 99號2F Java Road Municipal Services Building
Hong Kong

THE LAYOVER HONG KONG NOTES

Anthony Bourdain suggested Tung Po Seafood in the Java Road Market as an alternative if you don’t fancy traveling to Lamma Island for seafood dishes.