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Satiate your Wanderlust for Food through Hong Kong Tourism Board's Videos with The Michelin Guide

Hong Kong - a land known for its blending of city and nature as well as its high density of not just people but also close to 70 Michelin-starred restaurants scattered all across the city. Offering premium local cuisine at various price points and experience level, it's no wonder Hong Kong is a foodie haven.

Until borders reopen between Malaysia and Hong Kong, let's join along with Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) and the Michelin Guide as they presents Hong Kong Chefs’ Playbook, a four-series video featuring Hong Kong’s most celebrated Michelin-starred talents from restaurants across the foodie city.

A treat for the senses, Hong Kong Chefs’ Playbook will get up close and personal with chefs Vicky Lau, Shane Osborn, Vicky Cheng and restaurateur Danny Yip as they bring us on a journey through the neighbourhoods of Yau Ma Tei, Wong Tai Sin, Tai O and Aberdeen to share some of their best kept playbook secrets in sourcing for the finest and freshest local produce influenced by the beauty of this global metropolis.

“With borders remaining closed, we hope to continue to bring Hong Kong closer to people around the world, this time, through the lens of our renowned Michelin chefs. Food is an important factor for our Southeast Asian travellers when it comes to picking a destination, which is why we are very excited and proud to collaborate with the Michelin Guide to showcase the neighbourhoods of Hong Kong through these talents as they share their re-interpretations of local flavours and how their favourite spots in Hong Kong have inspired them in their craft,” said Mr Raymond Chan, Regional Director, Southeast Asia, Hong Kong Tourism Board.

To showcase the vibrancy and diversity of Hong Kong’s culinary scene, each talent featured will unveil their individual playbooks based on their unique culinary background and finesse. As they explore these neighbourhoods, these featured talents will also share their inspirations, culinary secrets and tips that will uncover hidden jewels in these local neighbourhoods and their affinity to these places while discovering new places along the way.

Hong Kong Chefs’ Playbook premiered with Chef Vicky Lau’s gastronomical neighbourhood tour of Yau Ma Tei. Asia’s first and only female chef Vicky Lau of two-Michelin-starred Tate Dining Room, honed her talent abroad and returned to Hong Kong to pursue her culinary career. Chef Vicky will be bringing viewers around the neighbourhood of Yau Ma Tei, which is a feature of HKTB’s latest West Kowloon neighbourhood campaign aimed to boost interest in the authentic local cultural aspects of West Kowloon.

Watch the first episode of Hong Kong Chefs' Playbook here:

Once reserved for the crème de la crème of restaurants in Europe, the renowned Michelin Star rating system now stretches across the globe as culinary art continues to grow with talents discovered and recognised across various cultures and cuisines. When the Michelin Guide debuted in Hong Kong in 2009, it awarded 31 stars to 22 restaurants. Today, Hong Kong is home to a total of 95 Michelin stars awarded to 69 restaurants.

As the world continues to battle and does its part to fight the Covid-19 pandemic with further travel ban extensions, HKTB and Michelin aim to spark culinary inspiration whilst enabling audiences around the world to indulge in local neighbourhood tours and reminding them of what awaits them in Hong Kong when travel normalises.

Each episode of Hong Kong Chefs’ Playbook will be released weekly on the social media channels of Hong Kong Tourism Board and the MICHELIN Guide from 21 September 2021 onwards. Start tantalising your wanderlust and taste buds by following @DiscoverHongKong and @MichelinGuideWorldwide on Facebook.

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