As the culinary capital of Asia, Hong Kong is brimming with artistic and photogenic foodie favourites. Here are six picture-perfect spots to sample.

Yum Cha

Yum Cha, translating literally as “drink tea”, is a quirky spot to enjoy traditional hand-crafted dim sum and unusual treats. Old and new techniques have been blended to create a playful menu featuring favourites such as its ‘molten lava’ custard buns alongside snacks that are almost too cute to eat, including doggy sausage rolls and barbecue piggy buns.

 

FAM

Contemporary cuisine and sumptuous snacks are served up against an art deco-inspired backdrop at FAM, located on Museum Drive in the West Kowloon Cultural District. Traditional Chinese dishes are fused with reimagined staples, including an extensive dim sum menu with shrimp dumplings, abalone and wild mushrooms in puff pastry, and baked turnip cakes.

 

Dang Wen Li

The brainchild of award-winning pastry chef, and inventor of the Cronut, Dang Wan Li features made-to-order specialties and classic French viennoiserie. Dominique Ansel’s shops also carry a collection of treats that can’t be tried anywhere else in the world. The shop’s name is a nod to ‘Dominique’ in Cantonese and reflects the idea of a pastry shop that is unique to Hong Kong.

 

Argo Bar

Inspired by the myth of Jason and the Argonauts, Argo’s resplendent light display illuminates its eye-catching centre-stage bar. Located in the Four Seasons Hotel, Hong Kong-inspired bites and cocktails featuring locally sourced honey can be enjoyed against a photogenic backdrop of mirrors, terrariums and a wooden mural with laser-engraved foliage.  Floor to ceiling windows invite guests to gaze across Victoria Harbour.

 

Penicillin

Imposing swing doors and severe white tiles reminiscent of a hospital provide the backdrop to Hong Kong’s first sustainable bar. Named after one of history’s most significant medical breakthroughs, Penicillin continues this groundbreaking theme by championing locally sourced and upcycled ingredients. Its cocktail menu has been designed to reduce carbon waste and eliminate single-use glass bottles, while offering an authentic taste of Hong Kong.

 

M+’s Curator Creative Café

New kid on the block M+, Hong Kong's brand new museum of visual culture, will spotlight fine foods alongside visual art and culture exhibits. The Curator Creative Café menu offers speciality drinks, Asian-influenced gourmet bites, and classic Hong Kong snacks. Not to be missed is the chance to create Insta-worthy art works in teas and coffees, which can be customised with the cafe’s own latte printing machine.