Have you ever had a feeling of “so much food, but so little time” whenever you travel in Hong Kong? While there are plenty of good food to eat in Hong Kong, here are the tips on what you should not miss – 10 Must Eat Food in Hong Kong!
1) Beef Noodle
Kau Kee Beef Brisket
This is a small shop that has gained huge popularity amongst the Asian tourists over the years. Take a sip of the soup, it has a deep rich flavor that permeates into all your senses. The beef brisket is soft and almost melts.
Address: G/F., 21 Gough Street, Mid-Level, Central, Hong Kong.
Opens on Mon – Sat 12.30pm-10.30pm
2) Grilled Chicken Noodle
Lan Fong Yuen
If you want to experience true local eatery and spirit, this is a must visit. Expect queue but rest assure service is fast and table turnaround is very quick. Table sharing is a practice here. Try the grilled chicken noodle, pork burger and its famous local milk tea.
Address: G/F2 Gage Street Central, Hong Kong.
Opens Daily 12.30pm-10.30pm
3) Steamed Milk
Yee Shun Dairy
The shop offers delicious cantonese desserts, namely milk pudding and egg pudding. If you are a fan of milk or dairy food, Yee Shun Dairy should definitely be at the top of your food checklist in Hong Kong.
Address: 63 Pilkem St, Jordan, Hong Kong
Opens Daily 8am-12am
Mui Kee Congee
Definitely go-to place for traditional HK-style porridge. Its price ranges from HKD32 to HKD48, depending on what ingredients go into the bowl. The raw sliced fish is worthwhile trying.
Address: Mong Kok Rd, Mong Kok, Hong Kong
Opens 7am-3pm. Closed on Tuesday.
5) Claypot Rice
Kwan Kee Claypot
This claypot rice restaurant has to be one of the best in Hong Kong. Try their fish (white eel) claypot rice. It has the perfect amount of crispy rice that was cooked to perfection. This place gets busy so either go early or call ahead.
Address: Shop 1, Wo Yick Mansion, 263 Queen’s Road West, Western District
Opens on Monday – Saturday 11am-12.30am and Sunday 6pm-12am
6) Dim Sum
Tim Ho Wan
Although Tim Ho Wan is now everywhere in the world, this first outlet of Tim Ho Wan which is rated one Michelin-star still deserves your visit. It serves great dim-sum without making a hole in your wallet. The dim sum dishes are well made and the taste is fantastic. Do take note that there is always a steady queue outside the restaurant.
Address: Olympian City 2, 18 Hoi Ting Rd, West Kowloon, Hong Kong
Opens Daily 10am-9.30pm
7) Wantan Mee
Imagine ultra fresh, springy and tasty wonton noodle in bowl of hot soup. Try the local wonton set – the tossed noodles with chutney pork is truly delicious!
Address: 77 Wellington St, Central, Hong Kong
Opens Daily 11am-9pm
Sing Heung Yen
This is a very local style local “Cha Chaan Teng”. Their signature food are tomato beef, chicken wings, egg macaroni, cold milk tea and crispy toast with condensed milk and butter.
Address: Mee Lun House, 2 Mee Lun Street, Central, Hong Kong
Opens Mon – Sat 8am-5.30pm
9) Polo Bun
Kam Wah Cafe
Must try when you are in Hong Kong. The pineapple bun at Kamwah Cafe is crispy on the outside and delicious on the inside especially when the butter melts in your mouth. Together with a hot milk tea, this makes a good Hong Kong style breakfast.
Address: G/F, 47 Bute St, Mong Kok, Hong Kong
Opens Daily 6.30am-12am
10) Roast Goose
Kam’s Roast Goose
This is the breakaway shop from the famous Yung Kee Roast Goose. There’s a constant queue of at least 30-45 minutes if you wish to dine-in at this restaurant. However you can overcome this wait by doing a take-away. The aroma of the roast goose is irresistible. The fragant of the roast goose can be detected from a distance and the meat is succulent. Also try the roast pork belly which is moist while the skin is crispy like crackers.
Address: Po Wah Commercial Centre, 226 Hennessy Rd, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Opens Daily 11.30am-9.30pm