12th April 2023 – (Hong Kong) Every spring, the highly anticipated Michelin Guide announces its prestigious list of the best restaurants in Hong Kong and Macau, and this year is no exception. Recognising outstanding value for money, the Michelin Bib Gourmand 2023 list has been unveiled, offering food lovers the opportunity to indulge in top-quality menus without breaking the bank.
The Michelin Guide, in its selection of Bib Gourmand restaurants, offers quality cuisine at affordable prices, with meals priced below HK$400 or MOP 400 for three courses, excluding beverages.
According to Gwendal Poullennec, International Director of the Michelin Guides, since the first edition of the Michelin Guide for Hong Kong and Macau was released in 2008, the number of Bib Gourmand restaurants has increased nearly twofold from the original 26 to the current 72, reflecting the diverse and creative culinary talents in the local dining industry.
The 2023 list features a total of 72 entries in Hong Kong and Macau, with six exciting new additions in Hong Kong, bringing the overall number of inclusions in Hong Kong to 65. The restaurants on the list represent a diverse range of dining experiences, from traditional old-school hawkers to trendy new-wave food joints. Let’s take a closer look at some of the new Bib Gourmand entries in Hong Kong:
Yi Jia – Offering Shanghainese and Sichuanese classics, Yi Jia is unapologetically bold in its complex flavours and inspired preparations. Don’t miss out on their novelty creations, such as Qili Zhuang drunken chicken in wine lees and Sichuan boiled fish.
Address: Shop G04, G/F, Lime Gala, 393 Shau Kei Wan Road, Shau Kei Wan, Hong Kong
Ship Kee – This restaurant stands out for its Cantonese classics, particularly its fiery, chef-special honey-glazed BBQ pork and expertise in dim sum. The barbecue chef, with over 40 years of experience, serves up perfectly tender BBQ pork, and the steamed rice rolls with shrimp and Chinese chives are a gem under a soft cover.
Address: G/F, Pao Yip Building, 7 Ship Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Fisholic (North Point) – This restaurant takes home the Bib Gourmand award for its mouthwatering snacks and noodles made with fish. In addition to these specialties, Fisholic also offers innovative dishes like deep-fried minced fish in the form of fish skin nachos or French fries.
Address: Shop 14, G/F, Victor Court, 14-28 Wang On Road, Fortress Hill, North Point, Hong Kong
Sai Kwan Lo Jo – This take-out-only joint excels in traditional and novelty dishes alike. Its seasonal, vibrant, and unfussy menu features hand-made lai fun noodles in Sai Kwan style and deep-fried sticky rice dumplings with Iberico pork.
Address: Shop 18B, G/F, Man Yuen Building, 18 Man Yuen Street, Jordan, Hong Kong
Twins Liangpi Limited (Prince Edward) – At this restaurant, every dish is a tantalizing blend of sweet, smoky, and unique flavors. Think of delicious icy cold glass noodles dressed in chili vinegar, topped with shredded cucumber, coriander, peas, and ground peanuts.
Address: G/F, 15 Cedar Street, Prince Edward, Hong Kong
Saya – Known for its Isan-influenced Thai cuisine, Saya is a must-visit for aromatic dishes like Khao Soy and Pla Phao, salt-crusted grilled fish that will leave you eagerly anticipating your next visit.
Address: G701, G/F, Square Mile II, 18 Ka Shin St, Tai Kok Tsui, Hong Kong
Others included in the Hong Kong list are: Ah Chun Shandong – Dumpling Ancient Moon – Singaporean and Malaysian Ba Yi – Xinjiang Both Street (Yuen Long) – Street Food Brass Spoon (Wan Chai) – Vietnamese Café Hunan (Western District) – Hunanese Chan Kan Kee Chiu Chow – Chiu Chow Chiuchow Delicacies (North Point) – Chiu Chow Congee and Noodle Shop – Noodles and Congee Din Tai Fung (Causeway Bay)- Shanghainese Din Tai Fung (Tsim Sha Tsui) – Shanghainese Ding Ba (Choi Hung) – Street Food Dragon Inn – Seafood Eight Treasures – Noodles Eng Kee Noodle Shop – Noodles Eton – Shun Tak Fisholic (North Point) NEW – Street Food Fung Shing (North Point) – Shun Tak Glorious Cuisine – Cantonese Hao Tang Hao Mian (Tai Wai) – Noodles Ho To Tai – Noodles Ju Xing Home – Cantonese Kai Kai – Street Food Kau Kee – Noodles Kung Wo Beancurd Factory – Street Food Kwan Kee Bamboo Noodles – Noodles Kwan Kee Clay Pot Rice (Queen’s Road West) – Cantonese Lau Sum Kee (Fuk Wing Street) – Noodles Lin Heung Kui – Cantonese Lucky Indonesia – Indonesian Mak Man Kee – Noodles Megan’s Kitchen – Cantonese Moon Tong Lok – Street Food Nishiki – Japanese Po Kee – Cantonese Roast Meats – Putien (Causeway Bay) Fujian Sai Kwan Lo Jo NEW – Street Food Samsen (Sheung Wan) – Thai Samsen (Wan Chai) – Thai Sang Kee – Cantonese Saya NEW – Thai She Wong Leung – Cantonese Shek Kee Kitchen – Cantonese Ship Kee NEW – Cantonese Shugetsu Ramen (Central) – Ramen Sing Kee – Cantonese Sister Wah – Noodles Sun Yuen Hing Kee – Cantonese Roast Meats Tai Wai Dining Room (Tai Wai) – Cantonese Tai Wing Wah – Cantonese Tai Woo – Cantonese Tak Kee – Chiu Chow Takeya – Japanese Tasty (Central) – Noodles and Congee Tim Ho Wan (Sham Shui Po) – Dim Sum Tin Hung – Cantonese Roast Meats Trusty Congee King (Wan Chai) – Noodles and Congee Tsim Chai Kee (Wellington Street) – Noodles Twins Liangpi Limited (Prince Edward) NEW – Street Food Wang Fu (Central) – Dumplings What To Eat – Taiwanese Wing Lai Yuen – Shanghainese & Sichuan Yi Jia NEW – Shanghainese & Sichuan Yuan is Here (Western District) – Taiwanese Yue Kee – Cantonese.
Full list of Macao Bib Gourmand restaurants: Chan Seng Kei – Cantonese Cheong Kei – Noodles Din Tai Fung (COD) – Shanghainese IFTM Educational Restaurant – Macanese Lok Kei Noodles – Noodles and Congee Lou Kei (Fai Chi Kei) – Cantonese O Castiço – Portuguese.