Sichuan Secrets: Illegal Eating in Hong Kong.

Sichuan Secrets: Illegal Eating in Hong Kong.

Despite Da Ping Huo's illegal secret restaurant status, it's as good an eatery as one could hope to find in Hong Kong.

 

My wife and I were in Hong Kong to celebrate a certain birthday event which shall not be spoken of. So naturally a surreptitious restaurant was the perfect venue. Da Ping Huo is one of those illegal "speakeasy's" -- private, secret restaurants -- that Hong Kong is known for within food circles. It is so easy to miss this place; just an unmarked door squeezed between random street vendors on a steep, narrow alley. The restaurant is actually the chef's apartment that has been converted into a tiny eatery, with only one way in or out. And you better be sure to only get there at the appointed time, otherwise the door is locked.

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