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Michelin announces 2017 Bib Gourmand selection for the city’s best cheap eats

Despite the ongoing debate about whether the Michelin Guide Hong Kong and Macau is still relevant, there’s no denying that its arrival in November each year stirs up a certain amount of buzz and excitement within the industry, with many Hong Kong chefs and restaurateurs praying for those elusive stars.

A week before the announcement of this year’s winners on 9 November, 75 establishments in Hong Kong and Macau are celebrating their anointment to Michelin’s Bib Gourmand selection, which recognises the best ‘cheap eats’ in the city. Although relative (‘cheap’ in this instance is defined by having a three-course meal for under HK$300), Bib Gourmand venues are generally deemed to be the best value for money by anonymous Michelin guide inspectors, places that reflect both the local gastronomic scene and the rapidly growing international landscape.

CIAK - All Day Italian - Michelin - Bib Gourmand
CIAK – All Day Italian joins the Bib Gourmand ranks under the direction of three-Michelin-starred consultant chef Umberto Bombana.

Amongst the 75 restaurants awarded the Bib Gourmand stamp, 12 can be found in our sister SAR, while four of the remaining 63 in Hong Kong are new to the guide: Brass Spoon, a casual Vietnamese eatery; Tai Koo trattoria CIAK – All Day Italian, whose sister restaurant CIAK – In The Kitchen already holds a Michelin star; Shanghainese specialty restaurant Liu Yuan Pavilion; and Central Cantonese joint Sing Kee.

Brass Spoon - Michelin Bib Gourmand
Brass Spoon’s unfussy, homestyle Vietnamese eats have caught the attention of Michelin inspectors this year.

In Macau, new venues include Portuguese restaurant Castiço, and hot pot specialist XinAs for the coveted Michelin stars, the full list will be released 9 November, so keep an eye on this space to see if your favourite restaurants have made the cut this year. Below, see all 75 restaurants who have been awarded 2017 Bib Gourmand status.

The Michelin Guide Hong Kong Macau 2017

Bib Gourmand – Hong Kong

  • Ah Chun Shandong Dumpling
  • Ancient Moon
  • Ba Yi
  • Bombay Dreams
  • Brass Spoon (new)
  • Café Hunan (Western district)
  • Chan Kan Kee Chiu Chow (Sheung Wan)
  • Chili Club
  • Chuen Cheung Kui (Mong Kok)
  • CIAK – All Day Italian (new)
  • Congee and Noodle Shop
  • Din Tai Fung (Causeway Bay)
  • Din Tai Fung (Silvercord)
  • Dragon Inn
  • Fu Sing (Causeway Bay)
  • Fu Sing (Wan Chai)
  • Fung Shing (Mong Kok)
  • Good Hope Noodle (Fa Yuen Street)
  • Ho To Tai
  • Kau Kee
  • Kung Tak Lam (Causeway Bay)
  • Kwan Kee Bamboo Noodles (Cheung Sha Wan)
  • Lan Yuen Chee Koon
  • Lin Heung Kui
  • Liu Yuan Pavilion (new)
  • Lucky Indonesia
  • Mask of Sichuen & Beijing
  • May’s Sawaddee Thailand
  • Megan’s Kitchen
  • New Shanghai
  • Nishiki
  • Po Kee
  • Putien (Causeway Bay)
  • Qĭao Cuisine
  • Ramen Jo (Causeway Bay)
  • Restoran Indonesia 1968
  • Sabah (Wan Chai)
  • Sang Kee
  • Ser Wong Fun
  • She Wong Yee
  • Shek Kee Kitchen
  • Shugetsu Ramen (Central)
  • Shugetsu Ramen (Quarry Bay)
  • Sing Kee (new)
  • Sister Wah (Tin Hau)
  • Siu Shun Village Cuisine (Kowloon Bay)
  • Snow Garden
  • Sun Yuen Hing Kee
  • Tai Wing Wah
  • Tai Woo (Causeway Bay)
  • Takeya
  • Tasty (IFC)
  • Thai Chiu (Sham Shui Po)
  • Tim Ho Wan (Tai Kwok Tsui)
  • Tsim Chai Kee (Wellington Street)
  • Tulsi (North Point)
  • Wang Fu (Central)
  • Wing Lai Yuen
  • Wing Wah
  • Wonton Master
  • Yau Yuen Siu Tsui
  • Yue Kee
  • Yun Yan
  • Yue Kee
  • Yun Yan

Bib Gourmand – Macau

  • A Lorcha
  • Café Leon
  • Castiço (new)
  • Chan Seng Kei
  • Cheong Kei
  • Din Tai Fung (COD)
  • Hou Kong Chi Kei
  • IFT Educational Restaurant
  • Lou Kei (Fai Chi Kei)
  • Luk Kei Noodle
  • Tou Tou Koi
  • Xin (new)

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.

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