The Hong Kong Bucket List

Hong Kong Bucket List: inspiration for where to go and what to see before you leave Hong Kong.

2 Apr 2015 — By Nicole Webb / HK Living
Victoria Harbour Hong Kong
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What to savour

Dine in a Michelin star restaurant.  When it comes to fine dining, Hong Kongers are definitely spoiled for choice! Did you know that Hong Kong is home to 75 Michelin Star restaurants? Even better they are among the most affordable Michelin restaurants in the world!

High Tea at the Peninsula.  One of the city’s oldest and most prestigious five star establishments, an afternoon tea of cucumber sandwiches, pastries, tea and champagne at one of Hong Kong’s institutions is a must.

Hire a private kitchen.  Despite the plethora of top class restaurants gracing Hong Kong, the private kitchen scene is buzzing. Grab some friends and enjoy a culinary feast in the comfort of your own company. There are a host of heavenly havens with some of the city’s top notch chefs at your beck and call.

Jello shots in Lang Kwai Fong.  Even if you’re not what they call a “party animal,” a night out in LKF is probably something you need a taste of before you exit the city that never sleeps. This hotspot is the centre of Hong Kong nightlife where locals literally party in the streets, all night long.

Authentic Hot Pot.  This flavoursome melting pot is one of China’s finest culinary feasts. If you don’t find your way into a local neighbour’s front door for one of these tasty treats, be sure to check out one of the city’s many Hot Pot spots – make sure it’s not the middle of summer to really appreciate the true comfort of these heartwarming meals.

Hong Kong’s Wet Markets.  A familiar fixture on many Hong Kong streets, if you haven’t wandered through one of the many bubbling hives of activity, it’s time you had a browse and purchased some of the freshest veggies, fruit and seafood you’ll find (and at a third of the price).


Hole in the wall. These cheap and cheerful Dai Pai Dongs or street food stalls were once the main mode of dining in the city. Generally recognized as open air, road side diners, they are growing scarce in number today with only 28 official Dai Pai Dong’s left. Usually selling simple but tasty congee, rice, noodles and dim sum, you can’t beat a good old fashioned hole in the wall.

HK Foot Massage. After so much indulgence you might need to put your feet up for a bit longer and enjoy one of Hong Kong’s favourite treats – the foot massage.  There are many cheap and not so cheap massage parlours ready to tantalise your tootsies right across the Kong. Some might say the humble foot massage is a rite of passage in Hong Kong.

We hope you are feeling inspired, but if you think we’ve missed something, just drop us a line at [email protected]!

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