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Insta Eats: Hairy crab noodles, faux fruit cakes and tea at Tiffany’s

In today’s snap-happy digital age, any Hong Kong foodie knows that you haven’t truly eaten something until you’ve taken a picture of it and documented it on your FB/IG/Twitter feed. Let’s face it, though: Not everyone is a pro when it comes to taking expert food photos. Enter Insta Eats, a bi-weekly roundup of drool-worthy #hkfoodporn showcasing our city’s best dishes from those who know how to capture them best. Below, this week’s top 10 #hkfoodgrams to inspire your next meal out.

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The new Wolfgang Puck Kitchen has just opened in Hong Kong International Airport, marking the celebrity chef’s first presence in the 852. @foodandtravelhk stopped by for a taste, and gave two thumbs up to the golden-brown crab cakes, succulent prime ribs and salmon pizza.

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Beloved Japanese dessert shop Via Tokyo is sadly closing its Tsim Sha Tsui branch, but super fan @minnie2mac scooted by for one last scoop of soft serve. Luckily, fans of the Japanese matcha shop can still pop by the Causeway Bay location to satisfy sweet cravings for the luscious layered desserts.

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Tiffany’s Blue Box Café has just landed in Tsim Sha Tsui, calling all Audrey Hepburn lovers to live out their Breakfast at Tiffany’s fantasies. Don your LBD and pearls, make like @gerrary and head to the all-day café within the jeweller’s new flagship One Peking Road store to nibble on scones, finger sandwiches and robins egg blue martinis.

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@epicurushongkong got up close and personal with the spicy dan dan mixed Abura soba ramen from Nojo Ramen x Izakaya, located in the trendy new dining hub, H Code. For HK$88, you too can slurp up the Nagoya-style noodles with a hit of numbing Sichuan spice, crowned with a wobbly golden yolk.

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Hong Kong’s Duck & Waffle may be more known for its namesake dish, but @yukimaryrosel recommends these corn ‘ribs’ that look every bit as good as their meaty counterparts — the caramelised kernels slathered in black garlic and fermented chilli for a spicy and savoury kick.

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Chef Vicky Lau’s newest seasonal menu is titled an ‘Ode to Hong Kong’, and is all about celebrating local flavours in unexpected combinations. Of course, it wouldn’t be a degustation at Tate without a number of visually arresting dishes such as this ‘Ode to Conch’ (shot by @thewanderingchopsticks), with umami-rich seaweed jelly underneath a generous helping of briny caviar.

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Afternoon tea has never looked so good: @myfoodiediaryyy captured this rainbow-coloured shot of the picture-perfect pastries and eclairs at Rosewood Hong Kong. We’re eyeing the blueberry tarts and flaky Napoleon mille-feuille layered with an ethereal pastry cream.

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#tooprettytoeat best describes these fake fruit chocolate cakes dreamed up by local bakery, Sift. The fantastical treats are filled with a luscious mousse and fruit compote, then coated in chocolate and spray painted for a neat optical illusion. @cray4food captured this shot which appears just like a still life painting — can you spot the difference?

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Hairy crab season is officially here, and crab lovers are flocking to all their favourite places to tuck into the seasonal delicacy. @so_called_foodie_hk popped into Lao Ji Tang in Causeway Bay to get a taste of their signature hairy crab dish: translucent mung bean noodles tossed in a pool of the savoury crab roe and hand-picked meat.


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Is there anything as simple yet satisfying as soft-grained Japanese rice topped with fresh salmon roe and sea urchin? @hkfoodiexblogger captured the iridescent glow of the orange orbs seasoned with nothing but a light brush of soy before devouring the treat at Gonpachi.

Leslie Yeh
Editor in Chief
Having worked as a lifestyle editor for almost 10 years, Leslie is thrilled to be writing about the topic she loves most: wining and dining. When she's not out pounding the pavement for the latest new restaurant opening or tracking food trends, Leslie can be found at home whipping up a plate of rigatoni vodka and binge-watching Netflix with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc in hand.