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.
The new LL Tower right off the escalators on Shelley Street is home to a number of new F&B establishments including Kinship (the joint venture from chefs Chris Grare and Aaron Rhodes) and trendy coffee shop, Ninetys. @hkfoodlover paid a visit to the latter and found not just a decent cup of joe, but also excellent Aussie café-inspired brunch fare including this tasty udon noodles set.
@foodsearchers nailed the flatlay at Popinjays’ weekend brunch, packed with fresh seafood from oysters to just-cooked scallops on the shell. Naturally, there was plenty of bubbly all around to top off the decadent affair.
Carefully stacked to resemble a pyramid, 10 Shanghai’s dong po rou (fatty pork) is a feat of engineering, allowing @cray4food to snap this drool-worthy Insta shot before digging into the succulent, soy-braised meat.
@myfoodiediaryyy wasn’t afraid to up the spice levels during a visit to Sichuan food temple, Chilli Fagara. A mainstay on the Central food scene, the restaurant’s Sichuan pepper squid is a must-order for those who aren’t afraid to work up a sweat.
We’ve previously raved over the Wagyu tsukemen at Mashi no Mashi — the first beef ramen in Hong Kong — and @sugarlicious captured the bowl here in all its glory: from the perfectly soft-boiled egg, to the slabs of premium fat-marbled meat and just a hint of golden-fried gyoza in the background to top off the spread.
It turns out Samsen isn’t the only place in town dishing up delicious Thai boat noodles, as @eatnfat discovered on an outing to Causeway Bay’s Tiew Ruea Tor Charm. Here, the noodles come cheap and cheery, with bits of pork crackling, fresh herbs and fish balls bobbing around the flat noodles in a deeply flavourful broth.
Who could say no to buckwheat crepes topped with stone fruit and vanilla ice cream? Certainly not @hktastycrush, who devoured one shortly after snapping this overhead shot which shows off the criss-cross of the sweet caramel sauce.
@zabzabina proclaimed Mak An Kee Noodle (麥奀記忠記) one of the best shrimp roe noodles in town, and who are we to disagree? Generously mounded with plenty of salty shrimp roe sprinkled on top — this quick and easy meal makes for the ideal midday snack.
Gaia Group’s latest restaurant, Redhouse, certainly knows how to fish for the likes: Their eye-catching presentations include these rose-tinted, almost translucent har gao, captured here by @littefthunter with just a faint shimmer of gold leaf on top.