Courtesy of Chairman Restaurant

Hong Kong: Breakfast, Snacks, and Lunch

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Bing
sutt
—the local equivalent of East-meets-West diners—were recently close to
extinction, but luckily they are back in vogue with a vengeance. Witness the
adoring crowds at Capital Café (breakfast for two $12), here for the homey
black-and-white-tiled space and two-inch-thick toast topped with silky, plush
scrambled eggs (corned beef hash optional). Locals also love the café’s
macaroni-and-ham soup for breakfast, but don’t feel obliged to follow suit.
Toast is no excuse to skip congee, another Hong Kong morning staple. At Tam
Keung’s Congee
(snacks for two $11), former organic farmer Tam Keung puts a locavore spin
on rice porridge. The fish are raised in his pond and the soy sauce is
house-made. Despite all the glitzy international openings in Hong Kong,
nostalgia is the flavor du jour. Witness the 1940’s ambience, retro
chandeliers, and gray-haired servers at the new but oh-so-old-world Chairman
Restaurant
(lunch for two
$60).
Flower crab steeped in aged Chinese wine and funky minced
pork–and–salted fish patties are just some of the standouts on the seasonal
Cantonese menu. —Anya von
Bremzen

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Hong Kong: Breakfast, Snacks, and Lunch

Bing
sutt
—the local equivalent of East-meets-West diners—were recently close to
extinction, but luckily they are back in vogue with a vengeance. Witness the
adoring crowds at Capital Café (breakfast for two $12), here for the homey
black-and-white-tiled space and two-inch-thick toast topped with silky, plush
scrambled eggs (corned beef hash optional). Locals also love the café’s
macaroni-and-ham soup for breakfast, but don’t feel obliged to follow suit.
Toast is no excuse to skip congee, another Hong Kong morning staple. At Tam
Keung’s Congee
(snacks for two $11), former organic farmer Tam Keung puts a locavore spin
on rice porridge. The fish are raised in his pond and the soy sauce is
house-made. Despite all the glitzy international openings in Hong Kong,
nostalgia is the flavor du jour. Witness the 1940’s ambience, retro
chandeliers, and gray-haired servers at the new but oh-so-old-world Chairman
Restaurant
(lunch for two
$60).
Flower crab steeped in aged Chinese wine and funky minced
pork–and–salted fish patties are just some of the standouts on the seasonal
Cantonese menu. —Anya von
Bremzen

Courtesy of Chairman Restaurant

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