The newest Michelin Guide for Hong Kong and Macau 2022 was announced in a live virtual ceremony yesterday, January 19. The 14th edition of the guide has expanded with nine restaurants newly awarded one star and seven restaurants newly awarded the Bib Gourmand label on the Hong Kong culinary landscape. Two restaurants also got upgraded to two Michelin stars.
New one-Michelin-starred restaurants
Nine restaurants were given their first Michelin star based on criteria such as the quality of products they use, mastery of flavour and cooking techniques, the personality of the chef in their cuisine, value for money and consistency between visits.
The new one-star additions to the guide for 2022 are:
- Belon: This re-entry on the guide is a neo-Parisian bistro that has its roots in French cooking and incorporates local products in its dishes. 1/F, 1-5 Elgin St, Central | +852 2152 2872
- Chaat: This restaurant at Rosewood hotel features dishes from across India with a contemporary spin. 5/F, Rosewood Hong Kong, Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui | +852 5239 9220
- Hansik Goo: A modern Korean establishment that serves home-cooked fare and royalty-inspired cuisine with a creative flair. 1/F, The Wellington, 198 Wellington St, Central | +852 2798 8768
- I M Teppanyaki and Wine: This is the only teppanyaki restaurant in Hong Kong to be awarded a Michelin star. 1/F Golden Wheel Plaza, 68 Electric Rd, Tin Hau | +852 2570 7088
- Mono: The menu features Latin American cuisine reinterpreted through the lens of French culinary techniques. 5/F, 18 On Lan St, Central | [email protected]
- Sushi Wadatsumi: This is the third sushi establishment in Hong Kong on the Michelin guide this year and is known for its lunch and dinner omakase. Shop No. 607, Level 6, K11 Musea, 18 Salisbury Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui | +852 2619 0199
- Seventh Son: Traditional Cantonese cuisine shines at this restaurant that highlights dim sum, small plates and sharing platters. 57-73 Lockhart Rd, Wan Chai | +852 2892 2888
- Whey: This restaurant serves European cuisine reimagined with Singaporean influences and focuses on local and seasonal ingredients. UG/F, The Wellington, 198 Wellington St, Central | +852 2693 3198
- Yong Fu: The Hong Kong outpost of this Shanghai-based restaurant focuses on Ningbo flavours. Shop 2, G/F & 1/F, Golden Star Building, 20-24 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai |+852 2881 7899
Italian restaurant Octavium (8/F, One Chinachem Central, 22 Des Voeux Rd Central, Central | +852 2111 9395) and Cantonese restaurant Yan Toh Heen (18 Salisbury Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui | +852 2313 2243) were both awarded another star to become two-Michelin-starred.
New Bib Gourmand restaurants
In addition, seven new restaurants made it to the Hong Kong Bib Gourmand list for 2022. The eateries in this category 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 for within $400.
The most recent Bib Gourmand inclusions in Hong Kong are:
- Both Street: Diners with a hankering for gua bao can get it with traditional and creative fillings at this eatery. Shop 18, G/F, Shun Fung Building, 5-7 Fung Yau St North, Yuen Long
- Chan Kan Kee Chiu Chow: This 70-year-old restaurant is well-loved by Hongkongers for its marinated goose. Shop Unit 353B, Level 3, The LOHAS, No.1 Lohas Park Rd, Tseung Kwan O | +852 2858 0033
- Ding Ba Street Food: Head here for Taiwanese street food favourites such as crispy oyster omelette and pancake rolls. Shop C, G/F, 2 Kwai Chi Path, Ngau Chi Wan, Choi Hung
- Kung Wo Beancurd Factory: This restaurant, which makes its own tofu, is a favourite among locals for its tofu pudding, fried stuffed tofu and golden fish tofu. G/F, 118 Pei Ho Street, Sham Shui Po | +852 2386 6871
- Moon Tong Lok: Gourmands flock to this restaurant for its signature made-to-order sticky rice rolls, as well as the hot and sour soup and savoury soy milk. G/F, 4 Ming On Street, Hung Hom
- Tai Wai Dining Room: This budget-friendly establishment is popular for its traditional Cantonese food served with a twist. G/F, 92 Chik Fuk Street, Tai Wai | +852 2339 0189
- Tin Hung: Specialises in roast meats, sources its geese from Foshan to make specialties like roast goose leg rice. Shop D, G/F, Yan Yee Building, 88 Kin Yup Street, Yuen Long | +852 2474 8849
Header image credits: Hansik Goo