As we get closer to our Hong Kong trip it’s time to start looking for the latest food options. As usual I’ve tried to identify a bunch of Hong Kong food blogs to read through. My criteria for cutting down the list are as follows:
- It must be reasonably current (posts within the last couple of months)
- It must be in English (although I suspect the best ones aren’t)
- It must have more restaurant reviews than recipes
The following blogs have made my review list:
Cha Xiu Bao: One of the most mentioned HK Food Blogs that I could find and also one of the few that remain active from the last time I went to HK in 2009. It has kind of fallen behind on actual restaurant reviews, but it gets a pass due to longevity.
Food of Hong Kong and Macau: Strangely enough, this blog seems to be focusing on London restaurants right now, which is great because I can also use it for planning my London trip. There are also some very current Hong Kong restaurant reviews. Nice pictures, clear rating system. I also expect this to be a good source of info.
Geoff’s Twitchen: The layout of this blog is a little hard to navigate, but this looks like a blog that highlights lots of smaller locals places.
Hong Kong Food Blog: A little more on the basic side and with a focus on HK cuisine in general. Lots of information about different kinds of dishes that you’ll find in HK along with information on where to find it. This also looks like a great resource for those less familiar with Chinese food.
Life as a Bon Vivant: This site was pretty commonly mentioned online and for good reason. It is a pure simple HK restaurant review site with loads of reviews and gorgeous photos [check out Life as a Bon Vivant’s Foodie 5 responses].
Mochachocolata Rita: Mixture of reviews and recipes, with loads of reviews and of course great pictures. Bonus points for using the term “yummility” on the banner [check out Mochachocolate Rita’s Foodie 5 responses].
Jin Loves to Eat: I think the title says it all. Looks like reviews from all over the place, but a good number from HK.
Gastonomous Anonymous: Technically not a Hong Kong Food blog, but she’s just starting to blog about a trip to HK so the timing is good [check out Gastronomous Anonymous’ Foodie 5 responses].
Thats the first cut for now. I’m sure that I’ll find a few more as I go through these and keep looking.