There are just under 6 million estimated internet users in HK, with an internet penetration of 73% as per 2014 figures...and you can bet nearly every single one hopped on the old Google machine at some stage throughout the year. If the rest Hong Kong is anything like us, it was probably to find food, because everything is always about finding food.
Millecrepe cake at Lady M
Proving that desserts will always be king, Hui Lau Shan (the healthy dessert shop which has been delighting Hong Kong for the past 40 years) leads the "Top Trending Places for Food" on mobile search list.
Standing strong at number two is Calf Bone King which made the hot pot seafood tower the talk of town. Back to desserts again at number three is Lady M, a the cake shop that hails from New York, famed for its mille-crepes cake.
See more: Lady M Opens Second Store at IFC Mall
Hongkongers have a tendency to glance over recommendations for any restaurant being considered before even looking at the menu. Further affirming the world of menus in our city, the Top Trending F&B Dishes on Mobile Search list contains everything from Coffee Academics which speaks to the coffee obsession which has overtaken Hong Kong, to old reliable Delifrance, Japanese grilled meat restaurant Morihachi Yakiniku, ever contested hole-in-the-wall Tim Ho Wan which once was adorned with a Michelin star, and then back to more local favourites like Ban Heung Lau.
See more: The Best Coffee Shops in Hong Kong
One of the most trending dishes by far in 2015 was Steam Hot Pot. Unlike hot pot in which ingredients are cooked in a broth, this method uses steam to cook food which is layered in bamboo baskets, with a particular emphasis on seafood.
Steamed hotpot was a trending search in 2015
A full list of the trending food spots and types for 2015:
Google Hong Kong 2015 Top Trending Places for Food on Mobile Search
Google Hong Kong 2015 Top Trending F&B Dishes on Mobile Search
Hui Lau Shan
Calf Bone King
Tim Ho Wan
Black Sesame Paste
House of Jasmine
Detox Soup (“去濕湯水”)
Ban Heung Lau