Michelin announced that six new restaurants in Hong Kong have been accorded Bib Gourmand status, in the run-up to the unveiling of the 2023 of the Michelin Guide Hong Kong & Macau 2023. This brings the total number of Bib Gourmand restaurants in the city up to 65. This year, neighbouring Macau has seven restaurants in this category.

Eateries with Bib Gourmand status are selected based on two factors: value for money and quality of the food served. In Hong Kong, this means that a diner should get a high-quality, three-course meal (excluding drinks) for within HK$400. The most recent Hong Kong inclusions are:

Fisholic — North Point

Try the playful fish-based snacks at Fisholic.
(© Fisholic via Facebook)

This street food stall is best known for its playful snacks and noodles made with fish. Popular picks among diners include deep-fried minced fish that look like French fries, and fishotto, in which minced fish is shaped like rice grains.

Shop 14, G/F, Victor Court, 14-28 Wang On Road, Fortress Hill, North Point | +852 3590 4930

Sai Kwan Lo Jo — Kowloon

Head to Sai Kwan Lo Jo for traditional and novelty snacks.
(© Saai Kwan Lo Jo via Facebook)

This takeout-only shop serves up traditional and novelty snacks, from Sai Kwan style hand-made lai fun noodles and deep-fried sticky rice dumpling with Iberico pork, to stir-fried turnip cake with XO chilli sauce.

18B Man Yuen street, Kowloon | + 852 6428 6490

Saya — Tai Kok Tsui

Check out the northeastern Isan Thai cuisine at Saya.
(© Saya Restoran via Instagram)

This is the third Thai Bib Gourmand restaurant in Hong Kong. Saya’s predominantly Isan cuisine menu features delicacies from northeastern Thailand such as khao soy (coconut milk curry and chargrilled chicken) and pla phao (salt-crusted grilled fish seasoned with lemongrass and pandan).

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G701, G/F, Square Mile II, 18 Ka Shin Street, Tai Kok Tsui | +852 9555 8452

Ship Kee Wan Chai

This restaurant has two master barbecue and dim sums chefs.
(© Ship Kee via Facebook)

This eatery specialises in Cantonese classics and serves up barbecue dishes crafted by a chef with over 40 years of experience and dim sum by a chef with 30 years’ kitchen time. Must-try items on the menu include Master Woo’s honey glazed BBQ pork and steamed rice rolls with shrimps and Chinese chives.

G/F, Pao Yip Building, 7 Ship Street, Wan Chai | +852 2893 9688

Twins Liangpi Limited Prince Edward

Check out Twins Liangpi Limited for its humble fare.
(© Jim L via Google)

The standout dish here is the icy cold glass noodles dressed in a secret blend of chilli vinegar, topped with shredded cucumber, coriander, peas and ground peanuts.

G/F, 15 Cedar Street, Prince Edward

Yi Jia Shau Kei Wan

Yi Jia serves Shanghainese and Sichuan classics, as well as innovative spins on popular dishes.
(© Yi Jia via Facebook)

This has something for everyone, whether you want Shanghainese and Sichuanese classics like Qili Zhuang drunken chicken in wine lees, or innovative offerings like the deep-fried soufflé meringue with mango custard filling. Check out the cheeky drinks menu and value-for-money set menus.

Shop G04, Lime Gala, 393 Shau Kei Wan Road | +852 2865 1131

Last year, seven Hong Kong restaurants were awarded Bib Gourmand status, nine establishments received their first Michelin stars, and two were awarded their second stars. The full Hong Kong and Macau Michelin guide for 2023 will be unveiled on April 26.

Header image credits: Saya Restoran via Instagram, Ship Kee and Sai Kwan Lo Jo via Facebook

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From the Middle East to the Far East and a couple of places in between, Anjali has lived in no fewer than seven cities in Asia, and has travelled extensively in the region. She worked as a lifestyle journalist in India before coming to Hong Kong, where her favourite thing to do is island-hopping with her daughter. You can check out her musings on motherhood, courtesy her Instagram profile.

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