We’d heard that Hong Kong is one of the best food cities in the world and were excited to spend a week trying a variety of different cuisines. I’d done a lot of restaurant research before we arrived and kept coming across Hong Kong food blogs that listed Ham and Sherry as one of the best restaurants in the city for high quality, delicious tapas and small plates. After emailing with the restaurant’s PR contact I learned that Ham and Sherry (part of the 22 Ships restaurant group) recently announced Chef Aaron Gillespie as the new executive chef, allowing us the amazing opportunity to dine at Ham and Sherry while chatting with chef Aaron about the great Hong Kong food scene.
Hong Kong happened to be our first big Asian city after three months in Southeast Asia and we were in for a bit of a shock about how pricey it was. We’d heard that Hong Kong is one of the most expensive cities in the world, but we’d naively assumed that like the rest of Southeast Asia we’d be able to find reasonably priced street food but that was not really the case. As a world-class city, Hong Kong has really cracked down on food safety and increased street food regulations over the past few years, making it not nearly as available as we hoped. What was great though was because it’s such a large city you can get any type of cuisine and we sampled everything from Taiwanese to Korean to Spanish and good old McDonald’s. We were also treated to a delicious meal at one of Hong Kong’s best restaurants Ham and Sherry, read the post here.