The 2023 edition of MICHELIN Guide for Hong Kong and Macau recognises a total of 250 restaurants, of which 95 were awarded with MICHELIN Stars.
There are many reasons to visit Hong Kong, especially if one is a gastrophile. In fact, Michelin has just named 250 reasons to do so, in its latest food guide for Hong Kong and Macau – the 2023 edition of MICHELIN Guide for Hong Kong and Macau rounds up over 200 dining establishments in the “Fragrant Harbour” it believes gourmands should check out.
That’s a lot of great restaurants.
In its 15th year, the latest guide put the spotlight on a total of 204 restaurants in Hong Kong, awarding seven with 3 MICHELIN stars, 13 with 2 MICHELIN stars, and 58 with 1 MICHELIN star. Another 65 were pipped as Bib Gourmand restaurants, 63 were considered as MICHELIN Selected, and three were awarded the Green Star. Over in Macau, the other Chinese autonomous region saw 44 of its restaurants awarded. Three picked up 3 MICHELIN stars, five received 2 MICHELIN stars, 9 were awarded 1 MICHELIN star. There were seven establishments that were also awarded Bib Gourmand, 20 that were MICHELIN Selected, and one receiving a Green Star.
Among the 3 MICHELIN Star winners in Hong Kong was newly-promoted Restaurant Ta Vie, the contemporary restaurant headed by Chef Hideaki Sato famed for its experimental approach for fusing French and Japanese cuisines. It joins the likes of The Landmark Alexandria’s Italian restaurant 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo – Bombana led by Chef Umberto Bombana, and contemporary French restaurant Caprice in Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong, on the vaunted list. Classic Cantonese restaurants Forum and T’ang Court continue to drive Chinese pride in the guide’s upper echelons, as well.
Other restaurants of note on MICHELIN Guide Hong Kong & Macau 2023 include Bo Innovation by Hong Kong celebrity chef Alvin ‘Demon Chef’ Leung (who is also behind 15 Stamford by Alvin Leung here in Singapore), which climbed a rank to 2 MICHELIN stars for their innovative, cutting-edge tribute to Hong Kong’s food culture. Chef Leung’s collaborative crossover The Demon Celebrity with Master Fu of the now-defunct Celebrity Cuisine won a star as well.
Other MICHELIN-minted Hong Kong restaurants we’d love to check out? Lai Ching Heen for some exquisite classic Cantonese (2 Stars), modern Japanese izakaya bar Yardbird (1 Star), a revisit of Kam’s Roast Goose (1 Star), and Temple Street Beef Offal (Selected) for some proper Hong Kong street eats.
“In this 15th edition of the MICHELIN Guide Hong Kong and Macau, our inspectors were thrilled to award the unique cuisine of restaurant Ta Vie Three MICHELIN Stars,” said Gwendal Poullennec, International Director of the MICHELIN Guides.
“Accompanied with the lift of travel restrictions, the culinary scene in Hong Kong remains vibrant and passionate, while the hospitality industry is also picking up its pace. In fact, it has not been a quiet year in Hong Kong, with lots of new projects in town, catering to diners of different nationalities and taste buds.”
And with Hong Kong pulling out all the stops to entice tourists to return, there’s no better time to visit. Time to book that flight.
For the full list of MICHELIN Guide Hong Kong & Macau 2023 winners, visit: https://guide.michelin.com/hk/en.
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