HONG KONG: Exploring Michelin Guide Restaurants in Mongkok

June 22, 2018

HONG KONG: Exploring Michelin Guide Restaurants in Mongkok

If you are booked in a hotel in Mongkok, it will be worth visiting these three dining places to find out why they are listed in the Michelin guide. They are listed in the Michelin street food section which evolved into a new category in 2018 called plate Michelin, which doesn't earn them a star or a title as bib gourmand, but are considered by Michelin inspectors to serve quality food.

The three dining places I chose is just 250 meters to 1.5 kilómeters from each other. So it will be easy to do food tasting in these restaurants. As you can see in the map below, they are just near each other

My suggestion is for you to visit Soupreme first for the Matsusake soup, then eat pan fried shrimp, truffle and signature buns at Cheung Hing Kee. Then eat the famous Michelin desserts of green tea lava cake with green tea ice cream and Mango Napoleon.


Unfortunately, when I visited Soupreme, it was closed. So all I did was take a photo of the front. It would have been a wonderful experience since they have consistently been in the Michelin list in 2016, 2017 and 2018.

Matsusake soup (45 HKD)

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The branch I visited and shown in the photos is the branch in Tsimshatsui. This is just to give you an idea of the price and what to order. They also have a branch at Mongkok, about a kilometer from Soupreme and a few meters from the third Michelin restaurant I'm recommending. 


Signature Pan-fried buns + Pan-fried buns with shrimp
(2 pieces each) (35 HKD)
Pan-fried buns with black truffle (2 pieces) (16 HKD) 

They were listed in the 2016 Michelin guide.
In the photo are other items in the menu. 

The buns are pan-fried. 
They taste like large crispy xiao long bao.
It's bigger than the ordinary xiao long bao. 
It's like xiao long bao coz there's soup when you bite into it. 
The bottom is crisp because it's pan-fried. 


I will rave about the Joyful Dessert House because they make the most fantastic desserts. They truly deserve being in the Michelin list for 3 consecutive years: 2016, 2017, 2018. If there is one thing I would say, this is worth going all the way to visit even if it's out of your way. 


Green tea lava cake with green tea ice cream (64 HKD) 

If you are a matcha lover, you will love the full-bodied matcha flavor of the cake and the oozing matcha lava. Heavenly! 

Mango Napoleon (64 HKD) 

You can see the lightness and crispness of the pastry

Even the drinks are really good. If you happen to visit in the mid-afternoon, one drink is free when you order the Mango Napoleon or the Green tea lava cake. 
Matcha milk
(36 HKD) 

Honey Peach Slush
(40 HKD)
For discounted vouchers like the one below, you can purchase those at klook.com