Friends visiting Hong Kong for the first time, or even the fifty first, are all aware of the City's reputation for the many varieties of good quality food. If they are only staying a short time, they inevitably ask for recommendations on where to eat - or which is my favourite restaurant in Hong Kong?
Now, I am not known as a gourmet (perhaps gourmand would describe me a little more accurately), and often my mood will direct my stomach. To say that I lack sophistication in matters of food and drink, suggests that I am neither fussy nor pretentious (I hope). That said, I do have favourites, so chosen for a variety of reasons but principally for consistency in quality of fare and friendliness. One of them, a Club, is only available to members so not much point in recommending that - and in any case it has a somewhat archaic dress code - but it does serve excellent food.
No, my long term favourite, recently relocated next to Pacific Place 3 is called Ingredients, and is located at 23-29 Wing Fung Street, phone number 2544-5133, email firstname.lastname@example.org. It is run by the ever present John Ang and his wife Meiji. John is a former banker, as is Meiji, but it's something we never talk about. John, though, is equally comfortable in the kitchen. The menu is easy to deal with, the atmosphere relaxed, and I haven't had any bad reports from anyone I have sent there.
My only regret is that I don't get to spend enough time there...maybe when I retire!!