Best known for its listings of haute cuisine establishments, the Michelin Guide is now featuring wallet-friendly street food in the latest instalment of its Hong Kong and Macau edition.
There are no stars awarded for the street food featured in the 2016 edition of Michelin's Hong Kong and Macau hospitality guide, but the listings underscore the importance of the affordable fare in the local context, the International Director for the Michelin Guide told CNBC's Squawk Box on Friday.
"Street food is very much a part of the Hong Kong culinary scene. Hong Kong has fantastic gastronomy everywhere but Hong Kong is a city that never stops; it never sleeps. People are out and about all the time and street food has always been a very big part of Hong Kong culture," said Michael Ellis.
The selection of Hong Kong street food recommended by the guide's inspectors range from fried pork fat noodles to baked potatoes and Indonesian fried rice.
Twelve Macau street food selections were also featured.
More than 300 names are featured in the 2016 edition of the Hong Kong and Macau guide, with eight restaurants receiving the highest three-star rating—which means that they serve "exceptional cuisine, worth a special visit".