If you’re a fan of Chinese food, then unsurprisingly, Chinatown is a great place to visit. Within just over an acre of space, you can taste noodle dishes from Wuhan and Henan, skewers from Xi’an and Sichuan, dumplings from Beijing and Shanghai, and fried chicken from Taiwan.
Among the various stalls and restaurants are a few customer favourites. Cafe TPT, for example, is a standout Hong Kong-inspired cafe with everything from tender brisket curry and Macau-style pork chops, to Singapore noodles fresh from the Wok.
If you love pasta, then consider taking a trip to Joy Luck Restaurant, where the speciality is Wuhan dry noodles. These alkaline (lighter) noodles are mixed perfectly with sesame paste, chopped chillies, chilli oil, pickles, and garlic.
Or, if you’re on the hunt for the perfect bao buns, take a trip to Baozilnn, where the buns are said to be perfectly soft and fluffy on the outside, while wonderfully warm, sweet, and sticky on the inside.
Equally, if you’re a bit of a night-owl and enjoy the occasional midnight snack, various restaurants like Old Town ‘97 serve into the early hours of the morning. You can read more about the best places to eat in Chinatown on the TimeOut website.
Chinatown cuisine has been a topic for debate previously, with some people arguing that the area is ‘inauthentic’ Anglo-Chinese. However, while snippets of popular British spin-offs like crispy aromatic duck and sweet and sour pork are readily available amongst the authentic Hong Kong cafes, many argue that there’s plenty of room for both.