Hong Kong is an absolute melting pot. The team I worked with was made up of individuals from Scotland, Germany, South Africa, Australia, mainland China, and almost every other country in Southeast Asia. My request upon arrival was that each them show me their favorite restaurant. This turned out to be the ultimate taste adventure. The only parameters I set were no mustard and no dog.
One of the most fun food experiences was the chance to eat from the many street vendors. Some of them can be a bit dicey, but once my friends showed me their favorites I was confident enough to order on my own.
While there was an unexpected number of Indian restaurants (Jashan being my favorite…), I had Vietnamese food more than almost any other type. The coconut water and vermicelli noodles were the perfect meal on hot and humid Hong Kong days.
The victor of all restaurants though was Chile Figaro. Just around the corner from the office in Mid-Levels/SoHo this Szechuan style restaurant has three levels of spice… hot, hot and hotter. It is totally worth not being able to feel your lips.