Hong Kong restaurants
Long gone are the days when eating in Hong Kong meant stuffy hotel dining rooms or sticky outdoor spots. Classic Chinese cuisine can now be found in traditional settings like Fok Lam Moon and Luk Yu Tea House as well as at funkier options like Hakka Ye Ye and amid the stunning harbor views at Hutong. Chefs are also experimenting with a full range of world cuisine, from the innovative sushi at Zuma to the European-influenced fare at Opia and M at the Fringe. Those in the know make their way to cozy gastronomic gems like One Thirty-One in the New Territories. But the real can't-miss stars of Hong Kong's food scene will always be the dumpling dives and sweets shops.
Locals don't tip and you shouldn't feel compelled to either, though leaving coin change from the bill on the table is common. Dining hours are similar to those back home, but travelers with late night munchies can order room service around the clock at most hotels or venture into after-hours noodle shops. Don't expect to see dog on any Hong Kong menu, at least not anymore, but you'll insult your Chinese host if you don't at least attempt to nosh on the rubbery chicken feet so beloved by local gourmands.