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5 Sydney Restaurants That Will Take Your Tastebuds On A Trip To Hong Kong

5 Sydney Restaurants That Will Take Your Tastebuds On A Trip To Hong Kong

While the rest of the world is starting to feel a little closer again, especially now we can travel to New Zealand, Asia is still just out of reach. Yet it’s so close we can taste it, literally.

One of the best things about Sydney is the huge range of authentic cuisines you can find in the city — from Mexican birria tacos to West African fufu.

If you’re missing the sights, sounds and smells of a trip through Asia, then at least you can get a taste of it right here. Discover Hong Kong asked Aussie travel vloggers and passionate foodies Nick and Helmi to share their recommendations for recreating a Hong Kong experience without leaving Sydney — then they let us in on the secret.

Put these five joints on your list and have a little foodie adventure.

#1 Kowloon Cafe

Location: Shop 7A-9A 421-429, Sussex St, Haymarket NSW, 2000

Head to Chinatown for authentic Hong Kong cuisine at Kowloon Café. Even the decor here is set up to make you feel like you’re overseas, especially while enjoying dishes like curry fish balls, spam and egg sandwiches, and Hong Kong style milk tea.

#2 Hong Kong Bing Sutt

Location: Shop 8/11-15 Deane St, Burwood NSW 2134

Out in Burwood, Hong Kong Bing Sutt has its own “cha chaan teng” (Hong Kong style) ambience and is a foodie heaven, according to Nick and Helmi. Enjoy a wide range of curries, crispy creations, and French-inspired treats.

#3 Kowloon Stir Fry King

Location: Level 1/249 Castlereagh St, Sydney NSW 2000

If it’s the “dong pai dong” (open-air food stalls) you’re missing most about travel, Kowloon Stir Fry King in the CBD brings the flavours of Hong Kong’s street stalls to you. It’s also open late night, so you can party on.

#4 Mr. Wong

Location: 3 Bridge Ln, Sydney NSW 2000

All Sydneysiders know Merivale’s Mr. Wong and its Cantonese-style menu. Enjoy your chic surroundings while you chow down on mud crabs, dumplings, and seafood. There is currently a minimum spend of $100 per person, so arrive ready to indulge.

#5 The Garden By Lotus

Location: Pier Street, Cnr Harbour St, Darling Harbour NSW 2000

For a little Chinese-inspired zen at any time, the Chinese Garden of Friendship is a beautiful place to chill (and it’s only $8 to get in). On the weekends, though, you can stuff yourself with yum cha at The Gardens by Lotus — an onsite restaurant in a heritage-listed teahouse.

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