Hong Kong is a foodie heaven and you can eat round the clock. When you are in Hong Kong, you have to prepare yourself to eat, eat, eat and eat. With so many food options available in Hong Kong, you will be spoiled for choice.
Below are some of the must-eat foods when we are in Hong Kong.
- Dim Sum
Hong Kong is synonymous with dim sum. When one mentions dim sum, the first country that comes to mind will usually be Hong Kong. You can find dim sum at many places in Hong Kong. You can be having dim sum in a Chinese fine-dining restaurant or you could opt to dine in the more rustic local dim sum teahouses. The atmosphere at most of the teahouses is boisterous and possesses a rather charming local vibe. It is quite an interesting experience to be wolfing down dim sum served in bamboo steamers while the constant banter is all around.
Our favourite dim sum place in Hong Kong is Michelin star approved Tim Ho Wan at Sham Shui Po.
Tim Ho Wan
9-11 Fuk Wing St, Sham Shui Po
Opening hours: 10am – 9.30pm (Weekdays) / 9am – 9.30pm (Sat & Sun)
- Egg Waffle
This snack looks like rows of eggs placed together. This is a very popular street food and it’s made with flour, sugar and plenty of eggs, which is why there is a sweet egg fragrance.
You can easily spot quite a few egg waffle shops in Hong Kong. The one who does it best is Delicious Food Shop. Their egg waffles is crispy on the outside and oh-so-fluffy on the inside, one bite and you will be in love.
Delicious Food Shop
Shop B, G/F, 21-23 Caine Road, Central
Opening hours: 10.30am – 9.30pm
- Pineapple Bun
This legendary pastry is a must try. Known locally as bor lor bao, this pineapple bun is crusty on top, soft and fluffy inside. Sometimes it’s served with a slice of butter in the middle of the warm buns, and this will then be known as bor lor yao. You might be wondering where the pineapple is in this pastry. There is in fact no pineapple in the recipe but it got its name because the crusty top of the bun looks somewhat like a pineapple.
Kam Fung Café which is an old-school teahouse dating back to 1957 has our vote for best pineapple bun in Hong Kong. You have to reach there early as word has it that these lovely buns are sold out by 5pm each day.
Kam Fung Café
41 Spring Garden Lane
Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Opening hours: 6.45am – 7pm
- Roast Goose
Many people I know love the roast goose in Hong Kong. The goose is marinated in a special blend of spices and then charcoal roasted till golden perfection. The meat is juicy and tender while the skin is crispy and fragrant. Need we say more?
When people mention roast goose in Hong Kong they will naturally think of Yat Lok. This restaurant in the Central district is known for serving the best roast goose in Hong Kong.
Yat Lok Restaurant
G/F, 34 – 38 Stanley Street
Central, Hong Kong
Opening hours: 10am – 9pm (Mon – Sat) / 10am – 5.30pm (Sun)
- Stinky Tofu
As the name suggests, this dish is, well, stinky. This is a rather acquired taste, you either love it or hate it. There is a strong pungent smell that may drive some people away while some people will flock to the stall following the “scent trail”. The stinky tofu is served with sweet chilli sauce and maybe even some vegetables on the side.
To satisfy our stinky tofu craving while in Hong Kong, we like to head to Chuen Cheong Foods in Wan Chai for some stinky goodness. Their tofu is fermented in-house by the owner, using ingredients like ginger, shrimp and preserved mandarin peel. Expect to queue when you get to the shop.
Chuen Cheong Foods
Shop D, 150 Wan Chai Road, Wan Chai
Opening hours: 12.30pm – 8.30pm
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