Prior to the announcement of the full restaurant selection of the 2023 MICHELIN Guide Hong Kong & Macau, Michelin is pleased to unveil today the food establishments which have been distinguished with a Bib Gourmand by the MICHELIN Inspectors.
With the entry of 6 new Bib Gourmand food establishments in Hong Kong, the total number of restaurants and street food offering exceptional value-for-money gourmet experiences in Hong Kong has reached 65; while Macau has 7.
The Bib Gourmand distinction is annually given to restaurants that offer the best value-for-money gourmet experiences. This means three courses meal (drinks not included) for a maximum price of 400 Hong Kong dollars (in Hong Kong) or 400 Pataca de Macau (in Macau).
“Since the launch of the first edition of the MICHELIN Guide in Hong Kong & Macau in 2008, we have seen tremendous growth and evolution of the local culinary scene. The total number of Bib Gourmand food establishments have almost tripled, from 26 to 72,” said Gwendal Poullennec, International Director of the MICHELIN Guides. “Hong Kong is a destination that is never short of talents with creativity in the industry, and we are pleased to add 6 locally-owned neighbourhood stalls offering casual yet tasty bites to the Bib Gourmand selection.”
6 new Bib Gourmand establishments in Hong Kong
Fisholic (North Point) is awarded a Bib Gourmand for its famous snacks and noodles made with fish. This street food stall sells playful items like deep-fried minced fish in the guise of French fries, or fish skin nachos.
Sai Kwan Lo Jo is a takeout-only shop that carries both traditional and novelty snacks. The hand-made lai fun noodles in Sai Kwan style or deep-fried sticky rice dumpling with Iberico pork is worth its recognition of a Bib Gourmand.
Saya is a newly added Thai cuisine establishment awarded a Bib Gourmand in Hong Kong, bringing the total number of Bib Gourmand eateries serving Thai cuisine to 3 in the selection. Saya presents a menu dominated by Isan cuisine from Northeast Thailand, prepared by a Thai kitchen team. Khao Soy bursts with aromas from the coconut milk curry and chargrilled chicken. Pla Phao, salt-crusted grilled fish seasoned with lemongrass and pandan, is also good.
Ship Kee opened its doors in 2021 and prides itself on Cantonese classics from the old days. The barbecue chef honed his skills for over 40 years; his Master Woo’s honey glazed BBQ pork is seasoned perfectly, tender but springy. While the dim sum chef has over 30 years of experience; presenting steamed rice rolls with shrimps and Chinese chives that look like gems under a velvety, translucent skin.
Twins Liangpi Limited (Prince Edward) gets the Bib Gourmand distinction for its icy cold glass noodles dressed in a secret blend of chilli vinegar, topped with shredded cucumber, coriander, peas and ground peanuts.
Yi Jia serves Shanghainese and Sichuanese classics like Qili Zhuang drunken chicken in wine lees, and Sichuan boiled fish. Novelty creations such as deep-fried soufflé meringue with mango custard filling are also worth trying.
The full restaurant selection in the 15th edition of the MICHELIN Guide Hong Kong & Macau will be released on 26 April 2023, during a physical MICHELIN Guide Ceremony, and it will be published in digital form on the MICHELIN Guide’s official website and the MICHELIN Guide mobile app (iOS and Andriod) on the same day. Prior to 26 April 2023, both the selection and Bib Gourmand shown on our website and app, are from the 2022 edition.
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