I think we can all agree that one of the best things about travelling is trying new food. Southeast Asia is known for its fantastic cuisine, but with so many options, where do you even begin? As founder and CEO of leading luxury villa booking portal TheLuxeNomad.com, as well as a self-proclaimed foodie, Stephanie Chai has tracked down all the best restaurants in Southeast Asia so that you don't have to. Below you will find her exclusive guide from cheap eats to fine dining, and everything in between
This week, we head to the bustling former British colony Hong Kong.
$: Kau Kee Restaurant
This no-frills local eatery on Gough Street always has a long queue, even before it opens, but for good reason! Despite its somewhat run-down look, this place has the best beef brisket noodle soup and is a "must try" for any foodie headed to Hong Kong.
G/F, 21 Gough St, Central, Hong Kong, tripadvisor.com.au
For health-conscious nomads, Sohofama ticks all the boxes: locally sourced produce, an in-house organic farm, and gluten free options, to name a few. The atmosphere is relaxed and trendy - great for a leisurely lunch!
G/F, Block A, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central District, Hong Kong, sohofama.com
My absolute favourite Italian restaurant, Carbone is a New York-style Italian restaurant with a fun, unpretentious atmosphere, animated waiters, and the most amazing dessert tray. Be sure to try the rigatoni vodka pasta with meatballs!
9/F LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Hong Kong, carbone.com.hk
The brainchild of Japanese restauranteur Shiya Goshima, this hidden gem has only six seats and requires a secret PIN for booking, as they only serve only friends and loyal customers. If you're lucky enough to get a table, you're treated to a 10 course omakase dinner with sake pairings (served at meticulous temperatures) for each course.
G/F 182 Wellington Street (Kau U Fong N side), Central, Hong Kong, godenya.com