Skip the morning eggs. For breakfast, many locals enjoy congee, a savory porridge often topped with green onions, shredded chicken and sesame oil. You can find it at many stalls but the gingery bowls at sang kee congee are particularly flavorful.
Visit an awe-inspiring monument. Take a ferry to Lantau island and then a glass-bottomed cable car to the town of Ngong Ping to view the big Buddha, a 112-foot-tall statue constructed of 202 bronze pieces. It’s big enough that, on a clear day, you can spot the relic from Macau.
Try a traditional vegetarian meal. A vegetarian meal doesn’t have to be boring. The Ritz-Carlton, hong kong is keeping up with the wellness food trend of the plant-based diet and offering the organic salad bar as well as the ultimate vegan burger at the lounge & bar. Those healthy and delicious vegan and vegetarian options can satisfy the most discerning diners.
Satisfy your sweet tooth. The parfaits from Oddies have become a bit of a phenomenon in hong kong and on Instagram. They’re indulgent and anything but simple: fresh fruit, sweet sauces, various ice creams like caramelized banana, and a giant waffle assembled in a to-go cup.
Travel by Escalator. One way to get around the hills of the central district. The world’s largest covered escalator system, which stretches about a half-mile. Hop off at any stop for bars, restaurants and shopping, or ride it to the top, which takes about 20 minutes standing.
Indulge before dinner. Get dinner off to a solid start with a glass of champagne at the hotel’s seven-seat almas caviar bar. Top an order of blinis with the house special namesake, Almas Persicus, a rare caviar from the Caspian sea.
Dine with a view. Chef Paul Lau Ping Lui of Tin Lung Heen, the hotel’s Cantonese restaurant on the 102nd floor, has two Michelin stars. Experience the six-course degustation menu with dishes such as soy sauce abalone, fried rice with crab claws, and salted lamb with spring onions.
Explore hong kong's nightlife. The city barely sleeps. For live music and local beers, try peel fresco, a charming music venue that hosts local jazz and blues acts. For late-night noodles, try the stalls on Yiu Tung street. Or, after 10 p.M., visit Yau Mei Tei, a fruit market that sells exotic offerings, including flavorful durians, until dawn.