There are so many places to have dinner in Hong Kong, but one of my favorites for creative Chinese cuisine is BO Innovation in Wan Chai. The chef has a punk rock vibe to him and he isn’t afraid to take risks. His tasting menu always has pleasant surprises. He puts a molecular spin on classic dishes such as xiao long bao. One of his signatures is a hairy crab soufflé with topped with an aged Jiangsu vinegar. An added bonus is that the cigar lounge is amazing in the open air of the city. —Mark Bright
J Residence, 60 Johnston Rd., 852-2850-8371
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Affordable Michelin-Starred Dining at Bo Innovation
I booked my late lunch reservation at Bo Innovation ages ago. The Michelin two-star restaurant — ranked #15 among Asian restaurants on The World’s 50 Best Restaurants list — features “X-treme Chinese Cuisine”. The maitre’d is confident and professional, falling just this side of superciliousness. He politely appears not to notice my dusty, practical walking sandals.
I’m in good company — surrounded by fellow foodies — I can tell because everyone is photographing their food.