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Insta Eats: Wagyu katsu sandos, chicken ramen and chilli crab pasta in this week’s food ‘grams

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. That’s why we’re bringing you Insta Eats, a bi-weekly roundup of drool-worthy #hkfoodporn showcasing our city’s best dishes from those who know just how to capture epic food photos that will get your appetite going. Without further ado, here are the 10 best Hong Kong #foodgrams we’ve come across this week to inspire your next meal out.


Lady M may be best-known for its multi-layered mille-crepes cakes, but did you know they also serve up delicious savoury offerings? @hkfoodtalk was in on the secret after feasting on this summery bowl of squid ink pasta crowned with a golden-crumbed egg yolk at the cake shop’s flagship in Causeway Bay.


The beef connoisseurs over at Wagyumafia have kicked off a 2-month-long pop-up at the MGM Cotai in Macau (running now through 4 August). Food blogger @saiileee was there to capture all the action at the launch, and posted this stunning shot showing off the pink-marbled beef in all its glory.


We were blown away by the exquisite French fare at Olivier Elzer’s new restaurant at The St. Regis Hong Kong, and it seems that @dorothyma agrees. This elegant dessert at L’Envol (read our review here) features flawless cracked choux pastry topped with dried pineapple, drops of coconut Chantilly, and a refreshingly tart sorbet.


With outlets in both Jordan and Central, Kane Tsuru Ramen specialises in an outrageously thick and creamy chicken ramen complete with a tangle of fried burdock. @3foodlovers captured the wonderful frothy cap on the broth and the irresistible golden yolk before tucking in.


Armed with the techniques he picked up at Nobu, chef Sean Mell has been flexing his culinary muscles with a number of cross-cultural creations at restaurant and jazz bar, Silencio. @phoenix_k captured the visual artistry of his coffee cured hamachi with watercress purée and picked shallots in this seductively moody shot.


The verdict is in: Gordon Ramsay’s Bread Street Kitchen & Bar at The Peak still serves up one of the best-made beef wellingtons in town. The ruby red colour popping off the plate in this shot by @ooonly4food is proof of the perfect cook on the meat, encased in buttery pastry and topped off with delicious gravy.


One of a handful of remaining dai pai dongs in Central, Yue Hing sees long queues in the mornings for their epic breakfast sandwiches stuffed with layers of corned beef, runny scrambled eggs, melted cheese, and the special addition of peanut butter for a creative twist. Make sure you get there early like @instafoodhunter in order to snag one of the made-to-order sandwiches.


Sunny breakfast spreads practically beg to be captured in a perfect flat lay. @missnomnom evidently agrees as she posed for this shot at Tai Hang favourite, Elementary before fuelling up on carbs for the day. Both the chilli crab angel hair pasta and slow-cooked duck ragu look like winners.


Newly minted with a Michelin star this year, Arbor‘s oyster dish is one of the highlights of the French-Japanese degustation menu. @yuirene snapped the creamy mollusk sprinkled with edible flowers and a pop of umibudo, or Japan’s “green caviar”.


We tend to forget that some of the best seafood in Hong Kong is found in the outdoor food markets and ocean-facing restaurants peppered around the outer islands of Hong Kong. If you’re garlic fiends like us, you won’t be able to stop drooling at @eatwithjess‘s pic of these steamed clams showered in sizzling garlic from her Ap Lei Chau adventures.

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.