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Hong Kong Breakfast: 7 Unique Breakfast ONLY Available in Hong Kong

by Ryu_C@Central Lion Rock

What do Hong Kong people usually eat for breakfast?

When you travel to Hong Kong, in addition to enjoying the breakfast prepared by the hotel, have you ever thought about going out to other restaurants to try the most authentic Hong Kong-style breakfast? As one of the most densely populated cities in the world, Hong Kong will of course have different types of breakfast to meet the needs of different people. On the other hand, Hong Kong has also inherited two completely different breakfast cultures, China and the UK, so you can find the most authentic Chinese breakfast and the most authentic British breakfast in Hong Kong at the same time.

No matter what, there are so many breakfast options in Hong Kong that sometimes I don’t know which one is the best to eat. Therefore, today’s article will introduce you to the different types of breakfast options in Hong Kong, as well as the recommended restaurants for each type of breakfast. This way you can follow each day's itinerary and choose a Hong Kong breakfast that suits your taste.

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Traditional Hong Kong style breakfast

As mentioned just now, part of Hong Kong’s breakfast culture is inherited from China, with Guangdong and Chaozhou’s food culture accounting for the majority. So you can find some porridge shops and wonton noodle shops on the streets at 07:00 in the morning in Hong Kong. These are representatives of traditional Hong Kong-style breakfast.

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White porridge, fried noodles, and fried dough sticks are all representatives of traditional Hong Kong-style breakfast. (Click on image to enlarge)

Chung Kee Porridge

Chung Kee Porridge, located in Central, is one of the most authentic Hong Kong-style porridge restaurants in Central. The characteristic of Zhongji porridge is that it is not expensive and there are many types of porridge to choose from. Compared with other breakfast restaurants also located in the Central area, you only need to spend about HKD $40 to get a full meal. This is definitely one of the few cheap and good breakfast options in the Central area.

If you have the opportunity to visit Central, you can also try their beef porridge, fried dough sticks, and fried noodles. These are the most common things that Hong Kong people eat for breakfast.

Business information of Chung Kee Porridge

Address: 32-34 Gilli Man Street, Central, Hong Kong Island
Business hours: 07:00 – 20:00 (open until 18:00 on Sunday)
Average consumption budget per person: HKD$30 – HKD$60

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Chung Kee Porridge has more than 40 different types of white porridge, so there is always one that suits your taste. (Click on image to enlarge)

Hong Kong style tea restaurant breakfast

In addition to plain porridge, fried noodles, and fried dough sticks, Hong Kong-style tea restaurants are another of the most common breakfast options in Hong Kong. The most interesting thing about Hong Kong-style tea restaurants is that no matter which brand of Hong Kong-style tea restaurants you go to, everyone will make the same style of food. For example, scrambled egg toast, pineapple buns, satay beef noodles, Hong Kong-style milk tea, Hong Kong-style lemon tea, etc. You can taste these foods in basically any Hong Kong-style tea restaurant in Hong Kong.

Another characteristic of Hong Kong-style tea restaurants is that the breakfast portions are very large. Just order a satay beef noodle set, and you won't feel hungry in the morning even if you have to have lunch until 14:00 in the afternoon. If you are interested in going to a Hong Kong-style tea restaurant to taste their breakfast, you can just pick a Hong Kong-style tea restaurant near you. You don’t have to spend time going to a designated Hong Kong-style tea restaurant, because every Hong Kong-style tea restaurant Each restaurant has its own characteristics. Of course, you can also consider the following popular Hong Kong-style tea restaurant brands, but you may have to wait in line to enjoy breakfast.

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Scrambled egg toast, pineapple buns, satay beef noodles, and Hong Kong-style milk tea are all common foods in Hong Kong-style tea restaurants. (Click on image to enlarge)

Cafe Seasons

Four Seasons is one of the Hong Kong-style tea restaurant chain stores in Hong Kong. Their branches can be found in Central, Hong Kong Island and Wan Chai, Hong Kong Island. It is most suitable for you to plan your trip to Hong Kong Island on the same day. If it is your first time to try a Hong Kong-style tea restaurant, you can order a satay beef noodle set meal like ordinary Hong Kong people, which will include a bowl of satay beef noodles, a scrambled egg, and a cup of Hong Kong-style milk tea. , this is the breakfast combination that local Hong Kong people often order.

Business information of Cafe Seasons

Address: 88 Des Voeux Road Central, Central, Hong Kong Island
Opening hours: 07:30 – 20:00
Average consumption budget per person: HKD$40 – HKD$60

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Cafe Seasons. (Click on image to enlarge)
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Australian Milk Company

The Australian Milk Company in Jordan, Kowloon, was once rated as the fastest Hong Kong-style tea restaurant in Hong Kong. It is said that starting from the moment the order is placed, it only takes 90 seconds to prepare all the food for you. Therefore, it has attracted many people to come to the Australian Milk Company to experience this "Hong Kong rhythm of life". In fact, Australian Dairy Company has always provided delicious, relatively simple meals, such as scrambled egg toast, ham pasta, fried double eggs, etc., some breakfasts that are simple to make and filling. In addition, the price of their breakfast is not particularly high, so it attracts many people who are willing to spend time queuing up to try it.

Business information of Australian Milk Company

Address: 47-49 Parkes Street, Jordan, Kowloon
Business hours: 07:30 – 22:00 (Closed on Thursdays)
Average consumption budget per person: HKD$40 – HKD$60

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Australian Milk Company located in Jordan, Kowloon. (Click on image to enlarge)

Capital Cafe

China Star Ice Room is another chain of Hong Kong-style tea restaurants in Hong Kong, with branches all over Hong Kong Island and Kowloon Peninsula. Huaxing Ice Room is just like other Hong Kong-style tea restaurants. You can order all the food that is usually found in Hong Kong-style tea restaurants. Basically, you can order a cup of Hong Kong-style milk tea and a scrambled egg and beef sandwich for breakfast in the morning. However, the difference between Huaxing Bingchao and other Hong Kong-style tea restaurants is that it adopts the interior design of old restaurants. When you walk into Huaxing Ice Room, you feel like you have walked into a Hong Kong-style tea restaurant in the 1980s.

Business information of Capital Cafe

Address: 6 Clark Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong Island
Opening hours: 07:00 – 21:00
Average consumption budget per person: HKD$30 – HKD$60

Huaxing Ice Room adopts the interior design of an old restaurant, just like walking into a Hong Kong-style tea restaurant in the 1980s. (Click on image to enlarge)

Lan Fong Yuen

The main store is located in Lan Fong Yuen, Central, and opens at 07:30 every morning. This restaurant, which is not very large and looks a little shabby, is actually one of the very famous Hong Kong-style tea restaurants in Hong Kong. How popular are they? Every day, many people are willing to spend time walking across the Central MTR station in order to drink their Hong Kong-style milk tea, and then spend another 15 minutes queuing to buy Hong Kong-style milk tea. If you pass through Central and like to drink Hong Kong-style milk tea, it is worth trying.

Business information of Lan Fong Yuen

Address: 2 Keck Street, Central, Hong Kong Island
Opening hours: 07:30 – 18:00
Average consumption budget per person: HKD$30 – HKD$60

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Lan Fong Yuen is located in Kip Chi Street, Central, Hong Kong Island. (Click on image to enlarge)
Lan Fong Yuen’s Hong Kong-style milk tea makes many people willing to spend time and go there. (Click on image to enlarge)
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Hong Kong style teahouse dim sum

In addition to Hong Kong-style tea restaurants, another popular breakfast in Hong Kong must be to go to Hong Kong-style tea houses for dim sum.

The most interesting thing about Hong Kong-style teahouses is that you can have more than 20 dim sums to choose from at the same time, allowing you to mix and match the richest breakfast. For example, shrimp dumplings, siu mai, barbecued pork buns, etc., these are common snacks in Hong Kong-style teahouses. There are also chicken feet, beef stomach, pork liver, etc., which are all snacks that can only be found in teahouses in Hong Kong. If you also plan to go to a Hong Kong-style teahouse to have dim sum for breakfast, be sure to find a few friends to go with you so that you can eat more different styles of dim sum.

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Hong Kong-style tea house dim sum is one of the most popular breakfast options in Hong Kong. (Click on image to enlarge)

London Restaurant, Hong Kong

The London Restaurant, located on Nathan Road in Mong Kok, is one of the Hong Kong-style teahouses in Hong Kong that retains its traditional business model. So you can see waiters pushing trolleys and selling snacks in big London restaurants. In today's age, which relies heavily on computers and machines, it can be said that this kind of teahouse that still insists on selling dim sum by hand is unique.

Business information of London Restaurant, Hong Kong

Address: 612-618 Nathan Road, Mongkok, Kowloon
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Average consumption budget per person: HKD$60 – HKD$100

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The London Restaurant is one of the few Hong Kong-style teahouses in Hong Kong that still retains its traditional business model.

Lin Heung Kui

Lin Heung Kui in Sheung Wan is a Hong Kong-style teahouse that retains the traditional business model just like a London restaurant. You can see the waiters pushing dim sum carts and the old-fashioned tea-drinking custom of making tea in tea cups at Lin Heung Kui. Precisely because Lin Heung Kui retains the tea-drinking experience of a traditional Hong Kong-style tea house, many local Hong Kong people make a special trip to Lin Heung Kui to eat snacks and drink tea during breakfast time.

Business information of Lin Heung Kui

Address: 40-50 Des Voeux Road West, Central, Hong Kong Island
Business hours: 06:00 – 16:00 / 18:00 – 21:30
Average consumption budget per person: HKD$60 – HKD$80

(Starting from 2024, "Lin Heung Kui" will be renamed "Luk On Kui" and will continue to operate at the same location.)

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Lin Heung Ju is another Hong Kong-style teahouse that retains its traditional business model. (Click on image to enlarge)
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British breakfast meal

Hong Kong was once a dependent territory of the United Kingdom, and of course it inherited a lot of British food culture. In the British food culture, the British full morning meal has the most profound impact on Hong Kong. In particular, many of the breakfast styles you eat in Hong Kong-style tea restaurants are derived from the British full morning meal. evolved. Although most people in Hong Kong go to Hong Kong-style tea restaurants for breakfast, as long as you are willing to spend time searching, you can actually try the most traditional British morning meal.

Take this Brunch Club & Supper in Causeway Bay as an example. This is a restaurant with an English interior design and provides a very rich English all-day breakfast. If you want to arrange a more relaxed itinerary and experience the slow pace of life in Hong Kong, eating this full-day English breakfast in the morning will be your best choice.

Business information of Brunch Club & Supper

Address: 13 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong Island
Business hours: 09:00 -21:00
Average consumption budget per person: HKD$60 – HKD$90

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Each portion of the full English breakfast is very generous, definitely enough to last you a whole day. (Click on image to enlarge)

Western bakery

In addition to breakfast in Hong Kong-style tea restaurants, Western-style bread is also a very important breakfast choice in Hong Kong. It is very easy to buy Western-style bread in Hong Kong. Basically, there will be a chain bakery open in any subway station. In addition, there are some bakeries founded by European and American chefs that use high-end materials to make different styles of bread, some of which are only available in this bakery.

Bakehouse

This Bakehouse, located on Staunton Street in Central, is a bakery specialty shop selling sourdough bread, egg tarts, and croissants. The biggest difference between Bakehosue and other local chain bakeries is that many of the bread styles they produce follow traditional European bakeries. Regardless of the taste and texture of the bread, it is basically difficult to find a bakery with a strong European flavor like Bakehouse in Hong Kong.

Bakehouse’s business information

Address: 5 Stanton Street, Central, Hong Kong Island
Opening hours: 08:00 – 21:00
Average consumption budget per person: HKD$30 – HKD$60
URL: bakehouse.hk

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Bakehouse is a bakery specialty store selling sourdough bread, egg tarts, and croissants. (Click on image to enlarge)
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Bakehouse bakery shop located on Staunton Street in Central. (Click on image to enlarge)

A-1 BAKERY

Compared with Bakehosue, a bakery that sells high-end bread and has only a few branches, A-1 BAKERY is a bakery with multiple branches and sells popular bread styles. In A-1 BAKERY, you can find some Hong Kong-style and Japanese-style breads and cakes. And the price is not very high. You can buy a generous portion of bread for only HKD $10 – HKD$20. In addition, you can find A-1 BAKERY branches in most subway stations, which is definitely a very convenient and cheap breakfast option.

Business information of A-1 BAKERY

Address: Major MTR stations on Hong Kong Island and Kowloon Peninsula
Opening hours: 07:00 – 21:30
Average consumption budget per person: HKD$20 – HKD$40
URL: a-1bakery.com.hk

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A-1 BAKERT has branches located in major subway stations in Hong Kong. (Click on image to enlarge)
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Japanese rice balls

If you don’t have much time to sit down for breakfast and don’t want to eat bread, you can try buying a Japanese rice ball, which is also one of the most popular breakfast options in Hong Kong. Usually these rice ball specialty shops will choose to open branches in subway stations and large shopping malls, so you can buy a rice ball before departure, and then take it out to eat anytime and anywhere during the trip.

Business information of Hanamusubi

Address: Major MTR stations on Hong Kong Island and Kowloon Peninsula
Business hours: 07:00 -21:00
Average consumption budget per person: HKD$20 – HKD$40
URL: h-musubi.com

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Hanamusubi is a specialty store selling Japanese rice balls. (Click on image to enlarge)

chain coffee shop

Chain coffee shops are another popular breakfast option among Hong Kong people. For example, chain coffee shops such as Starbucks and Pacific Coffee can basically find their branches in major shopping malls and commercial buildings. Although the taste of the food provided by this chain coffee shop cannot be compared with that of Hong Kong-style tea restaurants, because these chain coffee shops have more branches, for some people who like to drink coffee, this is the most convenient breakfast options.

Starbucks business information

Address: Major shopping malls in Hong Kong
Business hours: 07:00 – 22:00
Average consumption budget per person: HKD$40 – HKD$60
URL: starbucks.com.hk

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In most shopping malls in Hong Kong, there will be a chain coffee shop open. (Click on image to enlarge)

Summarize

Among the many breakfast options above, which restaurants would you consider going to for your breakfast? Will it be a porridge shop, wonton noodle shop, Hong Kong-style tea restaurant, Hong Kong-style tea house dim sum, or other fast food restaurants that will attract you? In any case, Hong Kong is a city that starts working very early, so there is certainly no shortage of breakfast options. If you want to challenge your appetite, arrange to eat Hong Kong-style teahouse dim sum and Hong Kong-style teahouse breakfast on the same morning. It might be a very interesting experience.

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