Decorated by the Michelin Guide for multiple years, Ba Yi is a foodie’s favourite restaurant exposing the powerful umami and spices of China’s northwestern region of Xinjiang.

Influenced by China’s Uyghur minority and Central Asian communities bordering the province of Xinjiang, wheat, mutton, lamb, pepper, cumin, and red pepper are distinct pillars of the robust cuisine.   

Ba Yi is located on the edge of Sai Ying Pun and popular with students from the University of Hong Kong, offering affordable plates for lunch and dinner. Jing onion fried rice (HKD80), tomato egg toss noodles (HKD50), and Xinjiang fried rice (HKD80) are well suited for a midday snack.

Empty your stomach for dinner, because the memo is heavy on carbs and meat. We recommend ordering the dry-fried spicy string beans (HKD68), roasted lamb kebab (HKD99), fried cabbage (HKD50), deepfried lamb chops (HKD198), and chilli shredded chicken (HKD198)

Ba Yi, 43 Water Street, Sai Ying Pun, 2484 9981

Rubin Verebes is the Managing Editor of Foodie, a culinary connoisseur, and guiding force behind the magazine's delectable stories. With a knack for cooking up mouthwatering profiles, crafting immersive restaurant reviews, and dishing out tasty features, Rubin tells the great stories of Hong Kong's dining scene.

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