Hong Kong has been home for some of the most prestigious restaurants in the world. Six of the prestigious three Michelin-starred restaurants are from Hong Kong, including L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon, which also has a branch in London, as well as Lung King Heen, which "trumps-all claim to fame" is being "the first [Chinese restaurant] in the world to be awarded three Michelin stars" describes Telegraph Travel's Hong Kong expert Fionnuala McHugh, and T'ang Court.

According to South China Morning Post, eight restaurants kept their three stars this year: Alvin Leung's Bo Innovation, L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon, Lung King Heen in the Four Seasons Hong Kong, 8½ Otto e Mezzo - Bombana, Sushi Shikon and T'ang Court in the Langham Hong Kong. Its sister restaurant in Shanghai was the only restaurant to receive three stars in the first dining guide on the mainland last month. While none of the guide's eight three-starred restaurants were new entries this year, new venues in the two-star category include Kashiwaya, a Japanese restaurant in Osaka which opened its first overseas outpost in Hong Kong last November, as well as the Japanese-French restaurant Ta Vie in Hong Kong, which was bumped up from its one-star ranking last year and Sushi Tokami, another Tokyo establishment.

Michael Ellis, international director of the Michelin Guides, says Hong Kong was stable this year, and the city continues to be an attraction for Chinese and foreign cuisine, in particular Japanese. "It has a market for that and people here appreciate high quality sushi."

Seventy-five eateries across Hong Kong and Macau were also distinguished with a Bib Gourmand rating, which awards establishments offering "quality menus featuring three dishes for a maximum price of HKD 300 (£31)". The Telegraph reported that earlier this year, two modest food stalls in Singapore - Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice and Noodle as well as Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle - made history by becoming the first street vendors to be recognised by the Michelin guide.