Hong Kong is truly one of the world's greatest food cities. Chef Bao La of Hong Kong's Le Garçon Saigon, who is cooking at Chefs Club in New York for three nights this week, shared his tips for eating and drinking your way through his adopted hometown.
"Hong Kong is a really crazy city to come and eat in, but I always tell people to eat in Hong Kong what you just can’t get anywhere else. The city has a lot of extremes. You have your really good, fine dining restaurants, but you also have your super chilled out local scene as well. It's a little bit of both worlds."
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Yat Lok, Central
For chef La, eating in Hong Kong is all about seeking out the specialties and eating dishes that are specific to the city. One of his personal favorites is the roast goose at this Central eatery. "My favorite place for roast goose is called Yat Lok," he says. "It’s a small place, but basically all they do is roast goose. That’s one thing I love about Asia, people’s shops are super specialized and they’ll just prepare one or two dishes really well. Yat Lok is a perfect example of that."