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The official announcement of the 2018 MICHELIN Guide Hong Kong Macau is still weeks away, but to drum up a little anticipatory attention, they have unveiled their Bib Gourmand selection. This category signifies an affordable three-course meal worthy of recognition that does not exceed $400 per person (compared to $300 last year). International Director of Michelin stated, ”The selection highlights the richness of the local culinary scene and the quality of Cantonese cuisine.“

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Seventeen restaurants have been newly added to the list, with eight of these serving Cantonese cuisine. These include two shops that specialise in Cantonese soup noodles, Eng Kee Noodle Shop and Mak Man Kee, and one of our personal Foodie faves, Kwan Kee Clay Pot Rice. Sheung Hei Claypot Rice is also new on the list, along with Ju Xing Home, Yuet Lai Shun, Trusty Gourmet and Yung Kee. Japanese ramen shop Tsuta in Causeway Bay also made the grade as did Taiwanese spot Qing Zuo. Many will be interested to note that Samsen has made the list this year – this is Wanchai’s Thai street-food shop that has constant queues and loyal followers back from chef-owner Adam Cliff’s days at Chachawan in Sheung Wan.

The MICHELIN Guide Hong Kong Macau 2018 will launch its full guide on 30 November 2017.

The full list of Bib Gourmand eateries for 2018:

Hong Kong

Ah Chun Shandong Dumpling

Ancient Moon

Ba Yi

Bombay Dreams

Brass Spoon (Wanchai)

Café Hunan (Western District)

Chan Kan Kee Chiu Chow (Sheung Wan)

Chiuchow Delicacies (new)

Chuen Cheung Kui (Mongkok)

CIAK – All Day Italian

Congee and Noodle Shop

Din Tai Fung (Causeway Bay)

Din Tai Fung (Silvercord)

Dragon Inn

Eng Kee Noodle Shop (new)

Fu Sing (Causeway Bay)

Fu Sing (Wanchai)

Fung Shing (Mongkok)

Glorious Cuisine (new)

Good Hope Noodle (Fa Yuen Street)

Ho To Tai

Ju Xing Home (new)

Kau Kee Kung Tak Lam (Causeway Bay)

Kwan Kee Bamboo Noodles (Cheung Sha Wan)

Kwan Kee Clay Pot Rice (new)

Lan Yuen Chee Koon

Lin Heung Kui

Liu Yuan Pavilion

Lucky Indonesia

Mak Man Kee (new)

Megan’s Kitchen

New Shanghai


Po Kee

Putien (Causeway Bay)

Qĭao Cuisine

Qing Zuo (new)

Ramen Jo (Causeway Bay)

Sabah (Wanchai)

Samsen (new)

Sang Kee

She Wong Yee

Shek Kee Kitchen

Sheung Hei Claypot Rice (new)

Sheung Hei Dim Sum (new)

Shugetsu Ramen (Central)

Shugetsu Ramen (Quarry Bay)

Sing Kee (Central)

Sister Wah (Tin Hau)

Siu Shun Village Cuisine (Kowloon Bay)

Snow Garden

Sun Yuen Hing Kee

Tai Wing Wah

Tai Woo (Causeway Bay)

Tak Kee (new)

Takeya Tasty (IFC)

Thai Chiu (Sham Shui Po)

Tim Ho Wan (North Point)

Tim Ho Wan (Tai Kwok Tsui)

Trusty Congee King (Wanchai) (new)

Trusty Gourmet (new)

Tsim Chai Kee (Wellington Street)

Tsuta (Causeway Bay) (new)

Wang Fu (Central)

Wing Lai Yuen

Wing Wah

Yau Yuen Siu Tsui

Yixin (new)

Yue Kee

Yuet Lai Shun (new)

Yung Kee (new)



Chan Seng Kei

Cheong Kei

Din Tai Fung (City of Dreams)

Hou Kong Chi Kei

IFT Educational Restaurant

Lou Kei (Fai Chi Kei)

Luk Kei Noodle

Tou Tou Koi

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