Hong Kong is as renowned for its food, as it is for it's frenetic business deals and dense living arrangements. It is of course a place where you can eat well, exteremely cheaply, with a vast variety of street foods available – something Michelin has drawn attention to in its last two guides – as well as thousands of noodle and dim sum houses. But, if you're looking for something extra special on a modest budget, here's our guide to eight spots in Hong Kong where you can indulge in Michelin star food at lunchtime for 50USD or less, excluding drinks and service.
Chef Akrame Benallal has transported stylish Parisian dining to Hong Kong brick for brick, with a firm emphasis on seafood in the contemporary French dishes. A three-course lunch will set you back a modest 280HKD (36USD).
This one star seafood restaurant in the Sai Kung market is so accommodating, you can even bring your own fish and the kitchen will cook it up for you! That truly is BYO. You can also dine well from the a la carte for under $50.
49 See Cheung Street, Sai Kung Lung King Heen
5. Lung King Heen
Sample three Michelin star dim sum at Lung King Heen at the Four Seasons Hotel on Finance Street. At around 80HKD (10USD) per dish, you can stretch to four or five.
Billed as innovative modern comfort food, Alvin Leung’s fare at MIC Kitchen is comforting to your wallet too, with a four course lunch at just 228HKD (29USD), though supplements will bump that up a little if you want to try the Kobe beef, or an intriguing sounding laksa risotto.
Chef Olivier Elzer fuses “a classical understanding of French cuisine with a modern Asian sensibility” at seasons, where three courses of exquisite one Michelin star food such as escargots fricassee and seared beef ribeye will set you back 318HKD (41USD), or four courses for 398HKD (51USD)
Enjoy a weekday set dim sum lunch menu for 380HKD (50USD) at the Shangri-La hotel in Kowloon and marvel at Hong Kong’s famous skyline, as your taste buds marvel at wok-fried scallops with lily bulbs and oven-baked sago pudding.
Dal is one of those recipes that goes all the way back to the Indus Valley Civilisation. Unlike dishes such as biryani, brought to India by the Moghuls, it is one of those foods that has always been there. It is therefore a building block of Indian culture.