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
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
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
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).
G701, G/F, Square Mile II, 18 Ka Shin Street, Tai Kok Tsui | +852 9555 8452
Ship Kee — Wan Chai
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
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
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