Saturday, August 18, 2012

Hong Kong: The Market @ Hotel Icon

The Hotel Icon in Tsim Sha Tsui is a school; that's where future generations of hotelier learn their craft. We had heard good things about their buffet-restaurant, The Market. However, no way to get a reservation less than 2 months in advance. Seems to be getting like this in Hong Kong, which is strange because their doesn't seem to have been so many new restaurants opening lately. I guess that people may have more disposable income than what this never-ending financial crisis would lead us to believe?

Anyhow, this was well worth the wait; this is possibly the best buffet in Hong Kong currently (now, mind you, I haven't tried them all). A slight notch above the Conrad's. Maybe it also helped that we were there at 6:30pm, for the very first batch of all the food that was available. But I think it goes beyond that; amazing variety (with a bit of an emphasis on seafood), fresh, and as well prepared as if they were serving to-order.
The Thai section was great; some of the best "pork-neck" meat I've had. Beef was cooked perfectly, which is rare in a buffet setup. Great selections of desserts.

It's a bit on the Hong Kong island pricey side but if you don't eat for the 2 days prior, you can even things out! ;-)

Highly recommended.

Buffet for 2, with two glasses of wine and service charges, HKD $1355

The Market @ Hotel Icon
17 Science Meseum Road
Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon,
Hong Kong
Tel: 3400 1308

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