Hong Kong may be just a tiny city in Asia compared to other big cities in the world, but no one can dispute its reputation to be the world's most popular tourist destination. Its culture is inherently unique, with its east-meets-west influence that all tourists and locals love, ranging from fashion to excellent food choices.
Speaking of food, it is impossible to go to Hong Kong and not swoon over all its excellent delicacies and local cuisine. The city is littered by several food joints, and the overall culinary scene is exciting.
Believe it or not, you can experience eating in a Michelin-starred restaurant in Hong Kong without having to spend hundreds of dollars.
Read on to find out what restaurants in Hong Kong made the cut in the highly contested Michelin Guide for 2016, focusing on the places that won't have you deplete your cash, but will still leave you in a total food high.
Tim Ho Wan is a dim sum joint reputed to be the cheapest Michelin-starred restaurant in the world before Singapore's Soya Sauce Chicken Rice and Noodle. A meal for two will set you back the equivalent of about $30 while enjoying fast service and short queues. This restaurant is located at Shop B, C, D on ground floor of the Seaview building, 2-8 Wharf Road, North Point, Hong Kong.
Yat Lok Restaurant is famed for its delectable Roast Goose. Compared to Yung Kee Restaurant, another famous roast goose joint in Hong Kong, Yat Lok is cheaper and gives you the same delicious satisfaction without having to spend so much. It is located at G/F, 28 Stanley Street, Central Hong Kong, just a few blocks away from Yung Kee.
Located in the Saikung Market, Loaf On is the only seafood restaurant that got a Michelin star in the area. Customers can bring their freshly bought seafood and the Chef will be the one who'll choose the best menu for you. You can also order from their extensive range of seafood dishes. Two of their famous dishes are the Fish Soup with Potatoes and Tomatoes ($19), and the Crispy Salt & Pepper Tofu ($12.60)
These are just some of the wide choices of Michelin star awarded restaurants in Hong Kong that are relatively affordable but doesn't skimp on the food quality. Check out the Michelin Guide 2016 for the full list.