This is the thirty-second post in the Around the World Birthday Extravaganza Series. Please scroll to the bottom to see all the other posts in this series.
Welcome to Hong Kong!
Bryan and I arrived in Hong Kong after five lovely days in Japan. This was the last stop of this crazy 3-week trip we had planned for my birthday. Why Hong Kong? Bryan had previously fallen in love with Hong Kong after visiting it on business trips. He really wanted me to see it, and had added it to the end of our itinerary.
Hong Kong is a fascinating city filled with countless food stalls, insane amounts of shopping, and more skyscrapers than you could ever imagine.
The views are stunning and the energy is unparalleled.
And the food!
Hong Kong probably has some of the best food in the world.
Fu Sing Seafood Restaurant Hong Kong
After an underwhelming dinner our first night in Hong Kong (don't ask, I'm not even going to write about it), we decided to pursue what Hong Kong does best: an authentic Cantonese meal. We chose to have dim sum at Fu Sing, a highly recommended (Michelin bib gourmand) seafood restaurant with three locations in Hong Kong. We went to the original one at Sunshine Plaza. Note: the one listed in the Michelin guide is the one at Causeway Bay.
The interior was classic - many large round tables with white table clothes and covered chairs. We sat at a round table in the corner, giving us a great view of the entire bustling restaurant.
It was so hard to decide what to order. Ha ha, clearly we ordered more than we could eat!
The picture menu, written in both English and Chinese, was very handy for ordering.
Their most famous dish is the BBQ pork, or charsiu, and for good reason. It is simply out of this world. The BBQ flavors are complex and deeply flavorful. The meat is super tender and soft, with a lovely crispy skin.
We really couldn't stop eating it, even though we were pretty stuffed near the end.
I absolutely loved their BBQ Pork Baked Buns.
I had already been blown away by the BBQ pork buns at Tim Ho Wan in Singapore, but after trying these, I was convinced these were better.
These buns also have that lovely sugar-encrusted top and a pop of sweet + savory BBQ pork inside. It was seriously out of this world. It's better than the famous BBQ pork buns at Tim Ho Wan in Hong Kong. In fact, this currently ranks as the best charsiu bao I've ever had in my life.
The turnip cakes were also excellent, pan fried perfectly with a delicate thin crust all around the outside.
Other dishes were very good as well. We also enjoyed this creamy bone broth with wontons and bok choy. It was warm, nourishing, and tasty.
The handmade wontons were great.
For dessert, we had custard filled steamed buns, which were fine, but not nearly as mind-blowing as the BBQ pork baked buns.
All in all, Fu Sing Seafood Restaurant is a great place to get some of the best dim sum in Hong Kong.
It's well regarded everywhere. Not only is it a Michelin bib gourmand ("quality meal at an affordable price"), it's on the Eater 38 for Hong Kong (38 Essential Restaurants to visit), and shows up in numerous articles and lists of "best dim sum" or "best BBQ pork" in Hong Kong.
As it goes with all popular restaurants, definitely make reservations if you can. Otherwise, show up early to avoid waiting in long lines, especially on weekends and during lunchtime.
Stay tuned as we continue this Hong Kong portion of this crazy series with an aim to finish it all by December 3rd (exactly one year to the date I returned from that trip - can't believe it's almost been a year!)
Fu Sing Seafood Restaurant Hong Kong
1-3/F, Sunshine Plaza
353 Lockhart Rd,
Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Update - January 19, 2018
We have gone back since moving there and the food is still excellent. Here are just a few more dishes we've tried and enjoyed.
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