So a while back we started a series with the intention of introducing you all to the various foods that Hong Kong is famous for, by journeying through our favourite neighbourhood, North Point. North Point not only has everything, it has some of the ‘the best’ of everything AND it’s where we live, allowing us to fill up and roll home. That’s a trifecta of foodie goodness if ever we heard one.
Much discussion has been held about which of the many delights we would blog about next…until one day recently on the tram we noticed a brand new, shiny billboard glancing down at us from high up on King’s Road.
How can you resist that?!
Heping Restaurant opened around a year ago – on our street. Yes, on our street. We have, of course, been there a bunch of times (rolling distance, we tells ya!) and not long after it opened it started winning awards for its Char Siu – or HK style honey roasted bbq pork. We take group after group there, have their business cards stashed ready for the purpose of thrusting them at our BnB guests (also handy for taxi directions to our place!) and have been known to grab polystyrene containers of their pork to takeaway to our house and ‘pig’ out in comfort. Yum.
This restaurant specialises in a Hong Kong specialty, that of siu mei or Cantonese roasted meats. Most places will lure you in with their street front windows packed with hanging cuts of pig, goose, duck…you get the picture. This particular restaurant features an glass walled kitchen in the centre of the establishment but what makes it particularly cool in our opinion is that it’s the only one we’ve seen that has a honeycomb dripping its sticky, gloriousness down, ready to be slathered super fresh straight onto the pork. Is this what makes it so darn tasty? We’ve no idea. But what we do know is that one plate is never enough and we have been known to devour a few in quick succession.
That’s not to say that the other food here isn’t also great. It really, really is. Our recommendations:
Roasted goose and roasted ducks – you can’t come to Hong Kong and not eat the delicious flesh of these birds. Roasted with love until crispy on the outside, with a juicy layer of fat combining with the dark, slightly gamey meat underneath – you’d be silly not to.
In fact, no, we need say no more. Roast meats are super Hong Kong, super delicious and are a must-do on any eating itinerary while here. If you happen to be in North Point, we’ll even be happy to escort you to Heping and introduce you to the delights.
Oh and in case you were wondering whether a visit to Heping will result in the Mona Lisa herself bringing out your roast goose, they already thought of this.
Reference only. Um…???!!!