This year we had a crazy number of votes flood in for all your fave places to dine in this fine food city. There were so many close calls right up until the end, and the whole process has just highlighted how many amazing, consistent and even great-value places there are to eat here in Hong Kong. The Best Bang for your Buck category is one of our favourite new categories, because who doesn’t love to be blown away by the food and still maintain that superior smile when the bill comes. The new Ethical Eats category is another one close to our hearts, and we wish we could have had more winners for all those hard-working outfits killing it at the double duty of making a living and making the world better while doing it. It's a similar story for Food Hero, which highlights an individual making our community a stronger, better and more unified presence in the global food sphere. Chef of the Year was an exciting unveiling, as was the big Best Restaurant award, and we are always on tenterhooks to find out who you think is really hitting it right out of the gate with the Best New Bar and Best New Restaurant, as well as all the categories that are great for helping with those day-to-day dining decisions. This issue is a real keeper for the hottest spots to spend your wages and tempt your taste buds, and it’s also where we get to give a big back slap to those sweating it out over the stove while balancing the books and serving it up with a smile all day long to make sure we are constantly dining deliciously.
Congratulations, winners and all those working hard in the industry! Keep doing what you’re doing – we foodies definitely appreciate it.