Tents are popping up, restaurants are putting the final tweaks on their dishes, and chefs are flying in from all over in anticipation of the year’s biggest food festival, Taste of Hong Kong. Running from 16–19 March 2017, the annual event (now in its 2nd iteration) serves as a platform for the city’s top chefs and restaurants to share their signature plates, disperse knowledge and cooking techniques, meet with fellow heavyweights in the industry, and all in all, showcase the best of Hong Kong’s dining scene.
At this year’s festival, 16 restaurants will be offering their signature dishes, in addition to special one-off festival creations. The all-star cast includes: Amber, Arcane, Café Gray Deluxe, CHINO, Duddell’s, Kaum at Potato Head, Kei Restaurant, Mercato, Okra, Rhoda, Ronin, Serge et Le Phoque, Tin Lung Heen, Tosca, Yardbird and ZUMA.
“The Taste of Hong Kong menu is like a love letter to foodies of this vibrant city,” says Simon Wilson, Head of IMG Culinary Asia. “Planning a menu for 17,000 people who love food is not a task to take lightly. Working with 16 top restaurants means we have real insight into the next trends in F&B.”
Not sure where to start digging in? Here are the top 10 dishes we’ll be making a beeline for when the festival gates open, from Rhoda’s creative riff on beef tartare to Zuma’s version of temaki and Mercato’s luxurious lobster carbonara.
Tickets are now on sale for Taste of Hong Kong from hongkong.tastefestivals.com.