Travel Tuesday: Hong Kong

We’re planning an event in Hong Kong for next March and over the past couple of months have been twice to secure the location. The trips have been short (way too short) and the jet lag has been REAL but we’re getting quite acquainted with the city and have really fallen in love with it.

Dubbed the New York of Asia, Hong Kong is bustling. Being that it was once under British rule it has many things that make it familiar to North Americans. Most people speak both Cantonese and English and the ease in getting around is very simple via transit, uber or cab.

 

There’s always something new to discover in this city, from the sneakiest of Speakeasies, to the trendiest of shops. Today we share with you a few of our faves spots so far that we have either stumbled upon ourselves or were directed to by some of our new local friends.

 

Bars:

 

The Old Man – a tribute to Hemingway, this bar has amazing design with a very cool vibe. The staff are lovely and the cocktails are great.

 

Employees Only – much like the New York original, this sneaky speak easy might not even be noticed unless you know what you’re looking for.

 

Gough’s On Gough – go even just for the stunning decor! I liked the drinks more than the food so I would recommend just popping in for a drink.

 

Quinary: if you’re into mixology, this place shouldn’t be missed. It’s won numerous awards and every cocktail is an experience.

 

Restaurants:

 

La Ramba: Authentic Spanish overlooking the Hong Kong harbour. Beautiful and delicious!

 

Little Bao: A fun spot for food and cocktails when you don’t want anything fancy but you want some fun. But don’t be mistaken, the food is good! Be prepared to line up on busy nights 😉

 

Yardbird: Not to be mistaken with the restaurant of the same name in Miami, Yardbird in HK is a whole other experience. Serving the bird (beak to toe) yakatori style, this lively spot is good for a group and sharing is encouraged.

 

Dim Sum Square: The Times rates this spot high on it’s list for best Dim Sum in Hong Kong and we weren’t disappointed. Be prepared to line up and bonus, it’s vegetarian friendly. There’s no website but here’s the address:  88 Jervois St, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

 

New Punjab Club: If you like Indian as much as I do, finding this spot in Hong Kong will thrill you. Cool vibes and really good food.

 

Ho Lee Fook: This loud subterranean spot welcomes you with luck from a wall of waving gold kittens and serves up dishes each tastier than the last. It’s great for a group as most plates are served family style and the vibe is electric!

Stay tuned for more spots we love which will include shops and coffee spots like the photo above of Agnes b, which just happens to be both in one!

 

xx

Coco