Hong Kong, according to several indicators, is the most expensive country in the world. For the traveler on a budget, making it out in the black can seem like a real chore. Happily, Hong Kong is home to gems like Tim Ho Wan, the cheapest Michelin-starred restaurant in the world. Tim Ho Wan and these six other budget to mid-range restaurants showcase some of the best of regional cuisine at great price point.
Tim Ho Wan 86
Shop B, C, D on G/F Seaview building No 2-8 Wharf Road, North Point
This award-winning eatery serves some of the city’s best dim sum.
Tsui Wah 76
This 24-hour grub spot is a minute's walk from Lan Kwai Fong, the nerve center of Hong Kong's nightlife.
G/F, 3-7 Luen Fat Street, Bauhinia Garden , Wan Chai
Hidden away on a relatively remote island south of Hong Kong, Ming Kee offers a real glimpse of what locals, especially expats, like to do when they want to get away from their skyscraper offices.
Tung Po 78
2nd Floor, 99 Java Road Municipal Services Building, North Point
The food is Hong Kong cuisine with fusion innovations, and you should wash everything down with a cold beer.
G/F 160-164 Wellington Street, Central
This is a throwback to another era, opened more than 80 years ago and one of the few teahouses still selling dim sum from trolleys.
G/F., 21 Gough Street, Mid-Level, Central
It's all very basic and you'll have to share your table but the food is delicious. Beef noodles are the speciality; different cuts of meat with a variety of noodles in a tasty broth or spicy sauce.
Little Bao 76
G/F 66 Staunton St.
Slide into one of the dozen seats at the bar and tuck into the delicious baos—fluffy steamed buns sandwiched with all types of delicious ingredients.