30 November 2009

Michelin star meal for nix

Hong Kong's The Standard recently reported about the launch of the second edition of Michelin Guide Hong Kong Macau. Fine dining is actually quite expensive in Hong Kong, so the inclusion of more affordable (actually rather cheap) places is great
Michelin Guide director Jean-Luc Naret said yesterday one can also have a "star" meal for just HK$100.

The two described as the "cheapest" among restaurants rated by Michelin are the one-star Tim Ho Wan, on Kwong Wa Street in Mong Kok, and Hung's Delicacies, on Wharf Road in North Point.

Tim Ho Wan chef Mak Kwai-pui used to work for Lung King Heen, and started his own business in March.

A chef for 30 years, Mak said he was surprised his nine-month-old business had made it to the world's top food guide.

"The shop's decoration is simple and we only have 29 seats here," he said, adding he has no intentions of expanding as he wants to maintain a high quality.

HK$100 is about A$14.15 or US$12.90 and that is the price of several dishes or a complete meal for a person. Dim Sum (uniquely called Yum Cha in Australia) costs more than that in Australia. Also reported in Sydney Morning Herald.

Photos by Chika Watanabe via Flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chikawatanabe/ / CC BY 2.0)

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