We had 3 nights and 2 days in Hong Kong - such an incredible city. It was the perfect stop over on our way to Sydney and below is everything we managed to squeeze in.
HOTEL: Mojo Nomad Central
I was pleasantly surprised by Mojo Nomad, having read some reviews of the rooms being small. The location was really handy, be prepared to walk a bit in Hong Kong as there’s quite a few stairs (they even have an escalator on one of the streets). It’s perfect for working up an appetite.
The rooms had everything you need, lovely bathing products, a comfy bed and it felt nice and clean. They have a bar on the ground and first floor, Te Quiero Mucho. The drinks were pretty good...we had a night cap there every night.
BREAKFAST/BRUNCH: The Cupping Room
We went here both mornings we were in Hong Kong – their coffee is great and their breakfasts will really set you up for the day. There’s a few around the city, and one right around the corner from Mojo Nomad.
COFFEE: 18 Grams - Sheung Wan 1－3 Mercer Street 1－3號 孖沙街
This was the first coffee we had in HK after a very long flight, so it may have been circumstantial, but it was the best coffee I’ve ever had. James agreed.
LUNCH: Little Bao
A tiny little Bao bar, I don’t think I’ve ever sat so close to a stranger whilst eating, but it still had a fun atmosphere. We tried the Szechuan Chicken Bao and the Pork Belly Bao, both were delicious. We went soon after they opened because they apparently get a pretty long queue, so maybe plan around that if you want to go.
DINNER: Meats, Ho Lee Fook & Tim Ho Wan
MEATS - On our first night, a Saturday, most places were fully booked or offering a 3 hour wait for a table from 8.30pm. We did stumble across Meats, which had a little table for two. We ordered some small plates and they were really good, maybe not the most authentic option, but a good back up plan.
HO LEE FOOK – Arrive early and put your name down! It’s definitely worth the extra planning. We went after a walk up at the peak for sun set, so we were starving – which you really need to be if you want to make the most of the menu. Everything was delicious and the portions were pretty big. Our waiter actually stopped us mid order to say we’d gone overboard.
TIM HO WAN – This Michelin Star restaurant was…efficient. You get seated on a simple table in a busy restaurant with plastic cups and plates before you're handed a list of the dishes on which you can tick off what you’d like to order. We stayed relatively safe, and tried some of the most popular items. It’s super cheap, and the portions big. We definitely over ordered and so food was literally piled up on our table but it’s a great place to experience traditional Dim Sum. Just go with an open mind.
BARS: Ce La Vie, Te Quiero MuchoMuchos Tequilas (as mentioned above), Cheers the Tap Room
CE LA VIE - A kind of swanky roof top bar, great views of the city and really good margaritas. We went on a Sunday, so it was quiet and not so touristy.
CHEERS THE TAP ROOM – I fun little beer bar with tonnes of beers on tap. I’m not a huge beer drinker, but James loved Young Master, which I believe is brewed in Hong Kong. They do pretty hearty looking food (mainly fried chicken), we didn’t eat there but had food envy of our neighbours.
Also just around the corner from Mojo Nomad, they do such delicious flavours. I had Malted milk gelato, mixed with burnt marshmallow, chocolate specks and speculoos – it was SO good. It's a tiny place tucked away here: 45號Gough St, Central, Hong Kong
THINGS TO DO + PLACES TO GO:
PMQ – Cute little units with shops in them
The Peak – Take a taxi if you don’t want to queue for the cable car. It’s a fun ride to the top. Also, walk around the whole peak as it’s so beautiful
Star Ferry – It’s so cheap and just takes 5 minutes to get across the water
Ng Tung Chai Waterfalls – A beautiful spot for a hike, escaping the hussle and bustle of the city
EXPLORE! - There’s so many cute little alley ways with market stalls and temples, as well as beautiful parks