Louis Vuitton City Guide food writer and Hong Kong Fixer Founder David Attali tells us about his favourite dishes and the best place to order them in Hong Kong
DIM SUM

Book... Lung King Heen at Four Seasons Hong Kong - the first Cantonese restaurant in the world to be awarded three Michelin stars.

Enjoy.. Expect refined Chinese elegance together with an awesome view on the harbour and the mountain range behind Kowloon. It’s a must for chic visitors in search of Yue [Cantonese] cuisine perfection.

Eat… A city wide search for the best dim sum will lead you to the lace fine skinned har gow at Lung King Heen. Each bite will reveal the plumpest shrimps spiced up by a unique take on XO sauce. And the succulent, yet lean, char siu pork won’t disappoint either.

Drink… While wine pairing with Chinese cuisine is an art form here, a serving of aged Yunnan pu-erh tea is de rigeur.

Expect... The Four Seasons’ service: efficient and discreet, authentic.

WON TON MINH

Book... Mak's noodles

Enjoy... This is a classic get in, eat, get out Hong Kong canteen with tiled floors and optimised seating space.

Eat… As fresh classic canto fare goes, Mak's is hard to beat. It serves up the essential won ton noodle soup, which is strong in fish and shrimp flavour and steams up the room.

Drink… Table tea and sodas – this is a no-frills eatery.

Expect... To see the chef whipping up a storm as he busily wraps the won tons in front of you.

MAC ‘N CHEESE CHILLI CRAB

Book: Mrs Pound

Enjoy... Hiding behind a "fake" Chinese stamp shop, Mrs Pound feels like a cinema set telling the story of an adventurous cabaret performer.

Eat… The Mac ‘N’ Cheese Chilli Crab is a truly an invention. This flavour hybrid blends Singapore spice with Americana childhood memories.

Drink… In this speakeasy, you'll find a range of innovative cocktails playing the east meets west card. Order its take on the classic Bloody Mary - Pound's Mary that’s made with tom yum vodka, lime juice and tabasco.

Expect… To fall in love with the cool vibe of this cosy place as well as the myriad of deco elements that tell a story.

OMAKASE

Book: Sushi Sase on Hollywood Road.

Enjoy.... Get ready to be wowed by the knife ballet that the chef performs for his affluent diners from behind his wooden counter.

Eat... What keeps demanding sushi aficionados coming back is the consistent freshness and quality of the Hokkaido seafood and the chef’s specials of the day.

Drink… Sake, what else?

Expect… Seeing the chef detail the fish right next to you is a fascinating experience.

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UDON SALAD

Book... Camper’s on Electric Road.

Enjoy… This homey little restaurant gem in Tin Hau is a firm favourite with the lunching office crowd.

Eat… The Japanese owner offers here something hard to come by on this market: a well-priced balanced meal. The udon is topped with fresh lettuce, a generous warm chicken breast with a dash of sesame oil.

Drink… Follow the crowd and sip classic lemon tea.

Expect... To be confused by the lumberjack shirts worn by the waiters. You’ll find no poutine or Canadian fare here. Instead you’ll be served heart-warming bowls of noodles and Japanese curries.

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