Cheese may not be a traditional Asian recipe ingredient, but in recent times it’s become increasingly popular in Hong Kong as a choice for vegetarians and foodie adventurists. From comfort dishes to Italian family recipes, US fusion dishes, Mexican fare and even high class French food, this tasty ingredient is certainly catching on in Hong Kong. If you want to know where to get your cheese going in Hong Kong then read on for our guide to the best ten restaurants.
1 Quattro Formaggi Pizza @ Al Forno Pizza Hong Kong
Top Italian meals that include it as a main topping include margherita and quattro formaggi pizza which are both available at Al Forno Pizza. Although options for cheese pizza hk are found all across the city, at Al Forno they come with an authentic thin and crispy crust. The pizzeria also serves delicious fried mozzarella sticks. Prices for pizzas start at HK $70.00.
2 Cheese Macaroni @ Italy House
Over at Italy House cheesy pasta meals such as lasagne or macaroni with bacon start at around HK $60.00 Italy House is a great choice when you want to feed a crowd as it also serves curries, salads and risottos.
3 Cheese Bacon Macaroni @ Stone Nullah Tavern
Stone Nullah is a popular western style diner where they also serve macaroni but with a choice of toppings such as bacon or black truffle. Cheesy starters include gorgonzola slaw. Main meals at Stone Nullah are priced from HK $100-200.
4 Cheese Macaroni @ The Roundhouse
The Roundhouse bar also serves macaroni but as a side, best enjoyed along with one of the many craft beers on tap. The Roundhouse main meals are priced at around HK $100.
5 Swiss Cheese Burger @ Texas Burger
The US invented the mighty cheese burger, when they took the humble hamburger and added the ultimate slice of Cheddar, Swiss or Monterrey Jack to finish it off. Cheeseburgers, as well as sides such as mozzarella sticks and chilli cheese fries, can be enjoyed at the popular US food joint, Texas Burger. Burgers at Texas Burger are priced from HK $100.
6 Nickel and Dime Burger @ The Diner
The Diner is an equally popular US grill and burger joint, with patriotically named Nickel and Dime burgers, both served with a generous slice. The Diner also serves delicious mac and cheese balls as a side order. Burgers are priced from HK $120.
7 French Grilled Cheese Sandwich @ Butcher & Baker
Those looking for cheesy snacks on the go can enjoy a delicious baked camembert cheese. At Butcher & Baker it’s aptly named ‘ooey gooey camembert’ and is served with toast sticks for dipping. Butcher & Baker also serve Croque Monsieur/Madame, a french cheese grilled sandwich with an optional egg.
8 French Breakfast Omelette @ Flying Pan
The Flying Pan is a fabulous cafe option that has an extensive menu of western, mainly breakfast style foods. Cheesy choices include grilled sandwiches and french omelettes, both of which start at around HK$70. Each are popular meals at this award winning busy cafe in Old Bailey Street.
9 Cheese Quesadillas @ Little Burro
Tex-Mex cuisine also contains some of this magic ingredient, as it’s found in burritos, quesadillas, tacos and nachos, all of which can be enjoyed at the popular Little Burro. This restaurant is an affordable option with main meals at Little Burro costing under HK $80.00
10 Crackers & Cheese @ Libertine Bistro
For the true connoisseur a cheese and crackers board platter is the only answer. Platters at Libertine Bistro are some of the best in city and are priced at HK $180. They come with a wide selection of cheeses and are ideal as a snack for a group … or perhaps just for yourself.
This ingredient isn’t just enjoyed in Hong Kong’s eateries. Goat cheese, roquefort cheese and gouda cheeseare all in demand for home cooking and the increase in online cheese shop options means getting hold of it is easier than ever, allowing residents to baked home recipes such as cheese tart.
But whether you want a quality cheese and crackers platter for a meeting, or you want to entertain clients with a night out at a cheese fondue restaurant, Hong Kong is home to some of the best western restaurants in Asia, especially those that know how to prepare deliciously authentic cheesy dishes.