Michelin Guide Honk Kong and Macau 2012

The MICHELIN guide Hong Kong Macau 2012 truly reflects the rise
in quality of the restaurants in a highly competitive environment
Michelin  launches the fourth edition of the bilingual MICHELIN guide Hong Kong
Macau. Not only does it reflect the sustained improvement in the quality of restaurants in
Hong Kong and Macau, it also highlights the increasing richness and diversity of the
delicacies to be found in each city.
The latest Hong Kong Macau guide includes 281 establishments in Hong Kong (237
restaurants and 44 hotels) and 51 establishments in Macau (35 restaurants and 16 hotels).
It includes 59 new restaurants (57 in Hong Kong and 2 in Macau) and 10 new hotels (7 in
Hong Kong and 3 in Macau).
In Hong Kong and Macau there are now 5 three-star restaurants (4 in Hong Kong and 1 in
Macau), 13 with two-star (10 in Hong Kong and 3 in Macau) and 51 one star
establishments (48 in Hong Kong and 3 in Macau).

The MICHELIN inspectors have been continuously exploring the local dining scenes in Hong
Kong and Macau to find a wide variety of establishments for our readers. Not only have they
found many new stars but they have also discovered a wide variety of restaurants offering
many different styles of cooking. We have expanded our coverage to take in new locations
such as Kennedy Town and Sai Ying Pun on Hong Kong Island and have also included two
additional cuisines – Singaporean and Xinjiang – which further showcase the diversity of
excellent food in Hong Kong and Macau.
The MICHELIN guide Hong Kong Macau 2012 is the perfect guide to finding the best
restaurants offering excellent value for money. A total of 59 simple shop (2) restaurants
(52 in Hong Kong and 7 in Macau) are included (c.f. 55 restaurants in 2011). These basic,
local food stalls make up around 20% of the guide and include noodle shops, noodles and
congee eateries, and Vietnamese food stalls. Some of them have even been awarded stars,
making them the most affordable starred restaurants in the world.

The guide also features 64 Bib Gourmand (=) restaurants (59 in Hong Kong and 5 in
Macau), chosen by the inspectors for their good value. 19 Bib Gourmand restaurants are
new to the guide, indicating that there are still a lot of affordable restaurants with top-quality
cuisine. These restaurants are particularly popular with our readers in these challenging
economic times so the list of Bib Gourmands for gourmets looking for great food at an
affordable price – a full three-course meal (excluding drinks) costing HKD/ MOP 300 or less –
is a very valuable part of our guide.
Michelin stars are awarded purely for what is on the plate. To ensure consistency, our
inspectors, who undertake all restaurant reviews anonymously, adhere to the standard five
criteria for awarding stars in all areas and countries: product quality, preparation and
flavours, the cuisine’s personality, value for money, and consistency over time and across
the entire menu. In this year’s guide, more than 70% of the restaurants selected offer
Chinese cuisine, including Shanghainese, Pekingese, Sichuan, Hakkanese, Hang
Zhou, Cantonese, and Chiu Chow. A restaurant that receives one or more stars is not only
one of the best in its country, but also one of the best in the world.

One star (3 Stars) means a very good restaurant in its category.
Two stars (2 Stars) mean excellent cooking, worth a detour.
Three stars (1 Star) mean exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey.
Locals and travellers seeking an enjoyable experience have counted on the MICHELIN guide
for its trusted recommendations for over a century. While the MICHELIN guide is known
around the world for its famous stars, they actually account for only 10% of the selection in
the guide. With more than one million copies sold every year around the world, the
MICHELIN guide has always built its success on the diversity and range of its selection and
is, in itself, synonymous with quality, since only the best establishments in each comfort and
price category are selected.

The MICHELIN guide Hong Kong Macau 2012 will be available on 2nd December in
Hong Kong (HK$ 188); on the 5th in Macau and on the 12th in Southeast Asia.
For more than a century, MICHELIN guides have helped travellers enjoy better mobility by
offering qualified restaurant and hotel recommendations throughout Europe. Now covering
23 countries across three continents, the collection of 27 MICHELIN guides includes more
than 45,000 addresses. In Asia, the company has just published the 2012 MICHELIN guide
for Tokyo Yokohama and Shonan, Hong Kong and Macau, as well as Kyoto, Osaka, Kobe
and Nara. The first guide to Hokkaido will be launched in April 2012.

About Michelin
Since the late 1800s, Michelin has been dedicated to sustainably improving the mobility of goods and people by manufacturing and marketing tyres for every type of vehicle, including airplanes, automobiles, bicycles/motorcycles, earthmovers, farm equipment, trucks and the US space shuttle. It also offers electronic mobility support services, on ViaMichelin.com, and publishes travel guides, hotel and restaurant guides, maps and road atlases. With its headquarters in Clermont-Ferrand, France, Michelin is present in 170 countries, employs more than 111,000 people and operates 70 production facilities in 19 different countries. ( www.michelin.com ).

Hong Kong Macau MICHELIN guide 2012 Summary

Total            Hong Kong            Macau
Selected establishments 332 281 51
Hotels 60 44 16
Particularly pleasant establishments 25 15 10
Restaurants 272 237 35
Bib Gourmand = (complete menu at HK$300 maximum) 64 59 5
Particularly pleasant establishments 53 40 13
3 Stars(Exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey) 5 4 1
2 Stars (Excellent cooking, worth a detour) 13 10 3
1 Star (Very good cooking in its category) 51 48 3

Hong Kong Macau MICHELIN guide 2012
Starred establishments
® : new entry in the guide

3 Stars Exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey

Establishment in Hong Kong  Chef Type of cuisine
Caprice  French L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon Joël Robuchon= French contemporary
Lung King Heen Cantonese
8 ½ Otto e Mezzo – Bombana  Umberto Bombana Italian

Establishment in Macau  Chef Type of cuisine
Robuchon a Galera  Joël Robuchon French contemporary

2 Stars Excellent cooking, worth a detour

Establishment in Hong Kong  Type of cuisine
Amber  French contemporary
Bo Innovation  Fusion
Celebrity Cuisine  Cantonese
Lei Garden (Mog Kok)  Cantonese
Ming Court  Cantonese
Pierre  French contemporary
Shang Palace  Cantonese
Spoon by Alain Ducasse  French
Sun Tung Lok  Chinese
Yè Shanghai (Kowloon)  Shanghainese

Establishment in Macau Type of cuisine
The Eight  Chinese
Wing Lei  Cantonese
Zi Yat Heen  Cantonese

1 Star Very good cooking in its category

Establishment in Hong Kong  Type of cuisine
Ah Yat Harbour View  Cantonese
Cépage  French contemporary
Chilli Fagara  Sichuan
Cuisine Cuisine at The Mira  Cantonese
Cuisine Cuisine (IFC)  Cantonese
Din Tai Fung (Tsim Sha Tsui)  Shanghainese
Dynasty (Wan Chai)  Cantonese
Fook Lam Moon (Kowloon)  Cantonese
Fook Lam Moon (Wan Chai)  Cantonese
Forum  Cantonese
Fu Ho (Tsim Sha Tsui)  Cantonese
Golden Valley  Cantonese and Sichuan
Hin Ho Curry (Shau Kei Wan) Indian
Ho Hung Kee  Noodles and Congee
Hoi King Heen  Cantonese
Hong Zhou  Ha
ng Zhou
Hung’s Delicacies  Chiu Chow
Island Tang  Cantonese
Lei Garden (Causeway Bay)  Cantonese
Lei Garden (Elements)  Cantonese
Lei Garden (IFC)  Cantonese
Lei Garden (Kowloon Bay)  Cantonese
Lei Garden (North Point)  Cantonese
Lei Garden (Sha Tin)  Cantonese
Lei Garden (Tsim Sha Tsui)  Cantonese
Lei Garden (Wan Chai)  Cantonese
Loaf On  Cantonese
Mandarin Grill + Bar õ European contemporary
Man Wah  Cantonese
Mirror  French contemporary
Mist  Japanese
Nanhai No.1  Chinese contemporary
One Dim Sum  Dim Sum
Petrus  French
St. George  French contemporary
Summer Palace  Cantonese
T’ang Court  Cantonese
The Chairman  Cantonese
The Square  Cantonese
Tim Ho Wan (Mong Kok)  Dim Sum
Tim Ho Wan (Sham Shui Po)  Dim Sum
Tim’s Kitchen  Cantonese
Tin Lung Heen  Cantonese
Wagyu Kaiseki Den  Japanese
Xin Dau Ji (Jordan)  Cantonese
Yan Toh Heen  Cantonese
Yat Tung Heen (Wan Chai)  Cantonese
Yuè  Cantonese

Establishment in Macau Comfort Type of cuisine
Golden Flower  Chinese
Lei Garden  Cantonese
Tim’s Kitchen  Cantonese

Hong Kong Macau MICHELIN guide 2012
New Stars

3 Stars Establishment in Hong Kong t Type of cuisine
L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon  French contemporary
8 ½ Otto e Mezzo – Bombana  Italian

2 Star sEstablishment in Hong Kong Comfort
Bo Innovation  Fusion
Lei Garden (Mog Kok)  Cantonese
Shang Palace  Cantonese
Spoon by Alain Ducasse  French
Yè Shanghai (Kowloon) Shanghainese

Establishment in Macau Type of cuisine
Wing Lei  Cantonese

1 Star Establishment in Hong Kong Type of cuisine
Ah Yat Harbour View  Cantonese
Cuisine Cuisine (IFC)  Cantonese
Lei Garden (Causeway Bay)  Cantonese
Lei Garden (Elements)  Cantonese
Man Wah  Cantonese
Mirror  French contemporary
St. George  French contemporary
The Chairman  Cantonese
Tin Lung Heen  Cantonese
Xin Dau Ji (Jordan)  Cantonese
Yuè  Cantonese

Establishment in Macau  Type of cuisine
Golden Flower  Chinese

Hong Kong Macau MICHELIN guide 2012 Bib Gourmand

Establishment in Hong Kong  Type of cuisine

Bombay Dreams  Indian
Chan Kan Kee Ciu Chow Chiu Chow
Chuen Cheung Kui (Causeway Bay)  Hakkanese
Chuen Cheung Kui (Mong Kok)  Hakkanese
Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao (Kowloon Bay)  Chinese
Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao (TST)  Chinese
Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao (Wan Chai)  Chinese
Da Ping Huo  Sichuan
Dong Lai Shun  Chinese
Dragon Inn  Seafood
Fofo by el Willy  Spanish
Fung Lum  Cantonese
Fu Sing (Causeway Bay)  Cantonese
Fu Sing (Wan Chai)  Cantonese
Golden Bauhinia  Cantonese
Good Hope Noodles  Noodles and Congee
Hide-Chan  Japanese Ramen
Hin Ho Curry (Sai Wan Ho)  Indian
Ippudo  Japanese Ramen
Jade Garden (Lockhart Road)  Cantonese
Kin’s Kitchen  Cantonese
Kwan Kee Bamboo Noodle  Noodles
La Marmite  French
Lan Yuen Chee Koon  Cantonese
Lau Sum Kee (Fuk Wing Street)  Noodles and Congee
Lin Heung Kui  Cantonese
Mask of Sichuen & Beijing  Sichuan
May’s Sawaddee Thailand  Thai
Megan’s Kitchen  Cantonese
Mesa 15  Spanish
Nha Trang (Central)  Vietnamese
Nha Trang (Tsim Sha Tsui)  Vietnamese
Noodle Shop Noodles
Olala (St. Francis Street)  Noodles
Red Seasons (Lam Tei)  Cantonese
Ser Wong Fun 2 Cantonese
Shanghai Xiao Nan Guo (Kowloon Bay)  Shaghainese
Shek Kee Kitchen  Cantonese
She Wong Yee  Cantonese
Sun Kau Kee Noodle Shop  Noodles and Congee
Sun Sin  Noodles
Sun Yuen Hing Kee  Cantonese Roast Meats
Superior Rice Roll Pro Shop  Dim Sum
Tai Wing Wah  Cantonese
Takeya  Japanese
Tak Lung  Cantonese
Tam’s Yunnan Noodles (Sham Shui Po)  Noodles
Tasty (Happy Valley)  Noodles and Congee
Tasty (Hung Hom)  Noodles and Congee
Tasty (IFC)  Noodles and Congee
Tasty (Kowloon Bay)  Noodles and Congee
Thai Chiu  Thai
Tsim Chai Kee (Wellington Street)  Noodles and Congee
Tulsi  Indian
Wang Fu  Dumplings
Wing Hap Lung  Cantonese Roast Meats
Xin Dau Ji (Sha Tin)  Cantonese
Xi Yan Sweets  Chinese
Yue Kee  Cantonese

Establishment in Macau  Type of cuisine

Lou Kei (Fai Chi Kei)  Cantonese
Luk Kei Noodle  Noodles and Congee
Noodle & Congee Corner  Noodles and Congee
Oja Sopa De Fita Cheong Kei  Noodles and Congee
Square Eight  Chinese

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