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Insta Eats: Hong Kong foodies chow down on pizza, pancakes and uni pasta

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 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 posted this week to inspire your next meal out.

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We’d be willing to argue that there’s no dessert more perfectly Instagrammable than a Baked Alaska. Here, @hongkongfoodie digs into the “S’mores Alaska” at newly opened Hunter & The Chase — a riff on the classic with a dome of chocolate ice cream served with graham crackers and torched meringue.

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Although Five Guys is just about to open in Wan Chai, @thisgirlabroad was tucking into her favourite burger over on Lockhart Road at neighbourhood staple, Burger Joys. Who could resist those colourful layers in this classically constructed cheeseburger?

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We don’t blame @gerrary for ordering second and third helpings of the brilliant pizzas over at Kytaly, which we’ve rated as some of the best pies in Hong Kong. The Scarpetta is truly a masterpiece, with Grana Padano cream sauce and a luscious three-tomatoes compote.

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Pancake lovers have been flocking to A Happy Pancake since it opened in September, and it’s easy to see why. Here, @foodpicstagram perfectly captures the ethereal lightness and fluffiness of the social media-friendly Japanese pancake chain’s signature sweet dessert.

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@myfoodiediaryyy popped by the new Morpheus hotel in Macau to check out the sumptuous pastry treats and desserts by renowned French pastry chef Pierre Hermé. The highlight of the meal? Cracking open this shimmering chocolate disc with a small hammer, designed to mimic the stunning geometric exterior of the hotel.

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It’s easy to be drawn to the moody and stylistic shots on @phoenix_k‘s Insta feed. The dim lighting here is just enough to highlight these delicate translucent dim sum from sophisticated speakeasy Foxglove, which has just debuted a brand new menu of traditional Cantonese dishes.

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At the top of the list of the most Instagrammed dishes in all of Hong Kong — Wagyu beef bowls almost always make for some irresistible #foodporn. This one from Inakaya, captured by food blogger @saiileee, features just-cooked slices of beef topped off with a soft onsen egg and generous shavings of white truffle.

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@littlefthunter has done a commendable job here of capturing the hot dogs at Please Don’t Tell (PDT) in all their toppings-loaded glory. Pictured here is the Honkie Dog, a local tribute to Hong Kong with XO mayo, sakura shrimp, cabbage and sliced scallions.

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We rated newcomer Dough Kitchen as one of our top restaurants to visit in Tai Hang; they’re known for their pizzas and hearty handmade pastas. Spoon up forkfuls of the sea urchin pasta like @yuirene here, drenched in a luscious sauce and topped with lobes of decadent fresh uni.

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Since closing shop at Rhoda, chef Nate Green has been keeping busy in the kitchen with his new gourmet burger and sandwich line, Harley’s, now available at all Cali-Mex Bar & Grill locations. This double-decker shot of Green’s mac ‘n’ cheese burger by @gutakesworld has us salivating at our desks — a seemingly genius combination of everyone’s two favourite comfort foods.

Insta Eats: Hong Kong foodies chow down on pizza, pancakes and uni pasta

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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