Hong Kong: Family Fun in the City! (Travel Guide)
Hong Kong is one of our family’s favorite destinations. We’ve always loved its endless options for great food, the different festive celebrations, and the inspiring landscape.It’s ever-evolving, with new train lines being developed to connect the outlying islands, and with more places to explore, the kids will never get bored.
WHERE TO STAY IN HONG KONG?
The usual room capacity in Hong Kong is two adults and two kids, so we would usually book two rooms or a big family room.
1. Kowloon Shangri-La
Our kids loved our stay at Kowloon Shangri-La in Tsim Sha Tsui because of the super comfortable bed and the stunning view of Victoria Harbor from the room.
For more info, visit http://www.shangri-la.com/hongkong/kowloonshangrila/
2. Kimberley Hotel
Kimberley Hotel is located at the heart of the shopping district and surrounded by yummy restaurants around the Tsim Sha Tsui area.
For more info, visit http://www.kimberley.hk/
3. Dorsett Wanchai Hotel
Dorsett Wanchai is a good value hotel to stay on the Hong Kong island. We can fit in the double queen bed rooms with just enough space to play around with the kids.
For more info, visit http://www.wanchai.dorsetthotels.com/
EATING STRATEGY WITH KIDS
1. Mui Kee Cookfood Centre (Kowloon)
Mui Kee is an indoor food center serving dai pai dong-style dishes. It was our favorite place to go to during our recent trip to Hong Kong with the kids.
What to order: Crispy trotters.
Budget: HK$850 for a group of 5 adults and 3 kids
2. North Point Food Trip (Hong Kong Side)
• Tung Po Seafood Restaurant (Java Road Market Cooked Food Centre)
Java Road Market Cooked Food Centre is an indoor dai pai dong market in the North Point neighborhood. We love the festive atmosphere here, with people singing during the late hours.
What to order: Wind Sand Chicken
Budget: HK$2,400 for 7 adults and 3 kids
• Lee Keung Kee North Point Egg Ball
Gei Dan Zai is our favorite snack or dessert treat in Hong Kong. It’s a super crispy and crusty waffle with an egg-like shape that pops in your mouth.
For more info, visit http://eggball.hk/
• Qinghai Noodles
Qinghai Noodles serves their special Tibetan noodles with grilled specialties along a foodie secret alley at the back of neighborhood buildings.
What to order: Noodles and Grilled lamb specialties
Budget: HK$450 for 5 adults and 3 kids
• Northern Dumpling Yuan
Northern Dumpling Yuan is a dim sum and noodle house specializing in northern-style Chinese dumplings and spicy la mian noodles.
Budget: HK$500 for 4 adults and 3 kids
3. Weekend Cantonese Brunch
• Mott 32
Mott 32 is a Modern Chinese Restaurant by Maximal Concepts located in a former bank vault, at the basement of Standard Chartered Bank Building.
What to order: Barbecue Pluma Iberico Pork, Apple Wood Roasted 42 Days Peking Duck
Budget: HK$2,700 for 5 adults and 3 kids for weekend brunch
For more info, visit http://www.mott32.com/
• The Chairman
The Chairman is one of the best Cantonese fine dining restaurants in Hong Kong, serving light and delicate dishes with the finest and freshest ingredients.
What to order: Steamed Fresh Flowery Crab and Braised Spare Ribs with Preserved Plums
Budget: HK$2,400 for 5 adults and 3 kids for weekend brunch
For more info, visit www.thechairmangroup.com
4. Grassroots Pantry
Grassroots Pantry is a modern vegetarian restaurant by Chef/Owner Peggy Chan that carnivores and non-veggie eating kids would love.
What to order: Chicken Nuggets, Sichuan Mala Burger
Budget: $3,300 for 6 adults and 3 kids
For more info, visit http://www.grassrootspantry.com/
5. Hong Kong Breakfast – Mido Cafe
Mido Cafe is a classic Hong Kong cafe founded more than six decades ago and has kept its 1950s decor with green window frames and patterned tiles.
Budget: HK$500 for 5 adults and 3 kids
FAMILY FUN ACTIVITIES
1. Ocean Park
Ocean Park generally has two main sections, which are The Waterfront where The Grand Aquarium is located and The Summit where you can find all the heart-pumping rides.
For more info, visit https://www.oceanpark.com.hk/
2. PMQ Creative Space
PMQ stands for Police Married Quarters and is a gentrified grade three historical building. The then dormitory for police is now a creative design hub which houses quirky boutiques by local designers.
For more info, visit http://www.pmq.org.hk/
3. LEGO Store
Make sure to visit Hong Kong’s first LEGO Certified Store!
We love the LEGO Mongkok model built with 700,000 bricks, the Victoria Harbour LEGO mosaic, and unique packages only available in this HK store.
Jenny’s Bakery Biscuits is one of our favorite snacks when we go to the outlying islands and a no-fail pasalubong from Hong Kong. Make sure to visit the original stores in Tsim Sha Tsui or Sheung Wan.
For more info, visit https://www.jennybakery.com/hongkong/