Welcome to Welge Travel Report's guide to the best of Hong Kong. WTR's Hong Kong map shows you the location of Wong Tai Sin Temple and Nan Lian Garden.
WTR's Carlota Cuisine describes the signature dish at Tai Ping Koon and what to order at One Dim Sum.
Welge Travel Report Notables for Hong Kong
Getting around Hong Kong
Public transportation in Hong Kong
WTR's Tony Transit says for the best information on public transportation in Hong Kong check out this website: (http://www.td.gov.hk/en/transport_in_hong_kong/public_transport/index.html)
People Watching in Hong Kong
Between September and June our Francois Flaneur says the best place for PW is at the Hong Kong Jockey Club. Get there early to visit the beer tent and secure a good spot on the rail.
Dining in Hong Kong
WTR's Carlota Cuisine says the best dining is at Duddell's - L & D: Daily, 1 Duddell St, 852-2525-9191 Carlota says it is the place to be seen and appreciate the art.
Well know for their Dim Sum - pork dumplings with scallops and crab or the steamed bar-b-q pork bun. The tasting menu features a pork knuckle terrine with caviar, beef and wasabi soy or the abalone and goose liver.
Your wine is difficult to choose from a great selection, we suggest the '09 St. Emilion Chateau Bellevue.
For dessert go for the platter and a glass of Tokaji 5.
Nightlife/Entertainment in Hong Kong
Our Winston Waterman says go for a luxury night cruise on Victoria Harbour. Look for bars and pubs in East Tsim Sha Tsui, Lan Kwai Fong and Wan Chai.
Shopping in Hong Kong
WTR's Shari Shopper says the best shopping is at Harbour City in Kowloon. Shari says it is huge and Causeway Bay never seems to close. Street markets - "ladies Market, Temple Street Night Market and Stanley Market" are very popular but require bargaining.
Beverages -Grape Experience in Hong Kong
Our Winnie Winesnob offers the following advice on pairing wine with Chinese cuisine. "For Asian cuisine, wine needs the ability to adapt to a wildly diverse array of flavors."
"Lighter bodied wines with greater acidity and lower alcohol work with most Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean and Thai food. A cool climate Pinot Noir works well because of its high tannins and high acidity. (We like a Zinfandel)
Many white wines work for the same reasons. Pinot Gris, Pinot Grigio and Albarino are good choices.
Avoid highly aromatic varieties like Gewurztraminer and lightly sweet Rieslings."
WTR's Carlota Cuisine's favorite restaurant in Hong Kong is the Twenty-Six by Liberty - D: M-Sa, 26F Bldg, Stanley 11, 852-5186-3282
You're having an 8 course tasting menu featuring meat, seafood and vegetables. Their signature dish is tuna, sea urchin, espalette and rice. Wine pairings are available. If you bring your own wine corkage is waived if you purchase a bottle.
Business Information in Hong Kong
This is the best site for your business in Hong Kong: (http://www.hkeconomy.gov.hk/en/home/index.htm)
U.S. Embassy: The Consulate is located at 26 Garden Road, Central, Hong Kong, Hours For American Citizens Services: M – F: 8:30 - Noon and 1:30 to 4:00, Except Wednesdays (8:30 to Noon only), (http://hongkong.usconsulate.gov/cg.html)
Recognition for Hong Kong
We extend special thanks to the people who manage and/or own the institutions, museums and restaurants featured in our guides. In some instances we have relied on their descriptions and photos.
Lagniappe for Hong Kong
WTR's Ernie Exhibit provides information on special current exhibitions for our featured museums such as: