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Hong Kong’s culinary history is rich with myriad international influences, and the room service menu at Kowloon Shangri-La is just as varied. Start the day off at the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel with a glass of freshly squeezed honeydew or apple juice and dig into pancakes, waffles, smoked salmon on a bagel, Chinese congee with chicken, a tofu scramble with spinach or corn beef hash topped with a fried egg among dozens of other tasty choices. Come midday, you’ll find appetizers like Parma ham and melon salad, chilled crabmeat with soba noodles and yuzu dressing or a Greek salad. Several soups might tempt you like the seafood soup with garlic aioli or the Hong Kong favorite wonton noodle soup, or you can tuck into one of the many sandwiches on offer. Have a hankering for Italian? You’re in luck. Try the linguine carbonara or the asparagus risotto with peas and morels. Other Western delights include honey-glazed duck breast with creamed cabbage or grilled rack of lamb with garlic potatoes. Asian dishes, meanwhile, include fried vermicelli Singapore-style, a tasty Hainanese chicken rice and Thai seafood curry, plus a mix and match Asian noodle soup station. And the choices continue with a lengthy list of Indian classics like chicken tikka and paneer in tomato sauce. If you desire the restaurant experience in the comfort of your room, you’ll be delighted to learn that you can also order all of Shang Palace’s and Nadaman’s signature dishes such as braised bird’s nest broth with crab meat and assorted nigiri sushi. Desserts range from cheesecake to local osmanthus jelly, and we enjoy ending our meal with one of the herbal teas or fruit cocktails available. Not only are they refreshing, but they allegedly offer health benefits as well. According to the menu, the honey flowers tea made with chrysanthemum, honeysuckle and licorice root improves eyesight and reduces liver heat. Indeed, there’s a plate for every palate, dietary restriction and even medicinal concern on Kowloon Shangri-La’s room service menu.