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Hong Kong Food: 48 Must-eat Dishes in Hong Kong Recommended by Local Hongkongers!

by Ryu_C@Central Lion Rock

Hong Kong food choices

What are the must-eat foods during your trip to Hong Kong? As a food paradise, Hong Kong is said to have the largest number of restaurants in the world. It basically has a collection of specialty restaurants from different countries and cuisines around the world. Whether it's breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner, or late night snacks, you can choose from dozens of different types. However, since most people only plan a few days of travel in Hong Kong, if you want to eat all Hong Kong specialties at once, it may not be an easy task.

Because there are too many choices and too little time, it is easy to miss some seasonal special Hong Kong food during a busy schedule. So we collected some foods that we often eat on weekdays, and then wrote this list of Hong Kong food recommendations for you. And because we have all lived in Hong Kong for a long time, I believe this list can reflect the most authentic Hong Kong food choices that are closest to the tastes of Hong Kong people.

In the following sections, we will divide different Hong Kong delicacies into several different categories, so that you can find some Hong Kong food that you like more easily. For example: food commonly found in tea restaurants in Hong Kong, food in Hong Kong roast meat shops, food in Hong Kong teahouses, food in Hong Kong congee and noodle shops, food in Hong Kong dessert shops, and special food that can only be tasted in Hong Kong. In addition, for each type of Hong Kong food, we will recommend some restaurants that local Hong Kong people often go to, so that you can get the most authentic Hong Kong food experience!

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Food recommendations in Hong Kong tea restaurants

Someone once said that as long as you have been to a Hong Kong tea restaurant once, you will always remember this taste that can only be tasted in Hong Kong. For example, Hong Kong-style milk tea, pineapple buns, egg tarts, or West toast, frozen lemon tea, etc., some common delicacies in Hong Kong tea restaurants. As long as you come to Hong Kong next time, you will naturally arrange a visit to a Hong Kong-style tea restaurant in your daily itinerary.

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french toast

French toast, which only appears during afternoon tea in Hong Kong-style tea restaurants, is arguably one of the unhealthiest but most popular food choices.

The biggest feature of Hong Kong French Toast is that the white bread is first sandwiched with peanut butter and then dipped in egg paste, and then deep-fried at high temperature until golden and crispy. Before eating, French toast will be smeared with a lot of butter and syrup. If you add a cup of Hong Kong-style milk tea or Hong Kong-style frozen lemon tea, it will definitely be an afternoon tea set full of sugar and fat.

When Hong Kong people eat French toast, they are accustomed to cutting the whole French toast into 9 parts, then mixing each small square of French toast with syrup and enjoying it slowly together. It is said that this way of eating is the best way to strike a balance between the salty and sweet flavors of butter and syrup.

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French toast, which is fried and then coated with syrup, is a must-order for many Hong Kong people during afternoon tea. (Click on image to enlarge)

Recommended restaurants: Lan Fong Yuen
Address: 9 Keck Street, Central, Hong Kong Island
Phone: 25443895
Business hours: 07:30 – 18:00 (Closed on Sunday)

Average selling price of French toast set: HK$$30 – HK$$40

Pineapple Bun

Pineapple buns can be said to be a must-have food in every tea restaurant. The characteristic is that it will only be served during breakfast and afternoon tea, and it is usually the cheapest set meal option on the menu. The pineapple buns you eat in different Hong Kong-style tea restaurants will be slightly different in taste, appearance, and ingredients. For example, in addition to the most basic style of pineapple buns, some tea restaurants also serve scrambled egg pineapple buns and fresh oil pineapple buns. Generally speaking, the first choice for the best pineapple buns is fresh oil pineapple buns, because you can experience the taste of frozen butter mixed in soft cooked pineapple buns, which is a feeling of melting ice and fire.

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Scrambled egg cheese pineapple buns. (Click on image to enlarge)
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Fresh pineapple buns. (Click on image to enlarge)

Recommended Restaurant: Kowloon Dining Room
Address: Tak Hing Building, 402 – 406 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong Island
Tel: 31082118
Business hours: 06:30 – 01:00

Average selling price of pineapple bun set: HK$$30 – HK$$40

Hong Kong Style Milk Tea

If you are looking for a taste that best represents Hong Kong-style tea restaurants, we recommend you to order a cup of Hong Kong-style milk tea. Hong Kong-style milk tea is a drink made from evaporated milk, English tea, and Chinese tea.

The biggest feature of Hong Kong-style milk tea is that different tea restaurants will use different exclusive recipes. Therefore, the Hong Kong-style milk tea in some tea restaurants is more bitter and astringent, and the Hong Kong-style milk tea in some tea restaurants is more milky. Basically, as long as you drink more milk tea from different tea restaurants, you will slowly discover the subtle differences in the middle.

In addition, the biggest selling point of Hong Kong-style milk tea is the set of white porcelain tea cups, which are tableware only used in Hong Kong-style tea restaurants. As long as you share a photo of milk tea on social media, others will know that you went to Hong Kong!

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Hong Kong-style milk tea can only be found in tea restaurants. (Click on image to enlarge)

Recommended restaurants: Lan Fong Yuen
Address: 9 Keck Street, Central, Hong Kong Island
Phone: 25443895
Business hours: 07:30 – 18:00 (Closed on Sunday)

Average selling price of Hong Kong-style milk tea: HK$$20 – HK$$25

Hong Kong style frozen lemon tea

If you have never had Hong Kong-style frozen lemon tea, we would recommend you try it during your trip to Hong Kong. The biggest difference between Hong Kong-style frozen lemon tea and ordinary frozen lemon tea is that Hong Kong-style frozen lemon tea can achieve a perfect balance between the sourness of lemon, tea flavor, and sweetness of syrup. Generally speaking, Hong Kong people will not order a cup of Hong Kong-style frozen lemon tea to drink alone. Instead, they will order a set meal and then change the drink to Hong Kong-style frozen lemon tea. If you plan to eat some greasy food, such as dry-fried beef river, Xingzhou fried rice, fried chicken thighs, French fries, etc., Hong Kong-style frozen lemon tea will be more suitable to match different foods than Hong Kong-style milk tea.

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Hong Kong style frozen lemon tea with a perfect balance between acidity and sweetness. (Click on image to enlarge)

Recommended restaurant: Jinhua Bingtang
Address: 45-47 Bute Street, Mongkok, Kowloon
Tel: 23926830
Opening hours: 06:30 – 21:00

Average selling price of Hong Kong-style frozen lemon tea: HK$$20 – HK$$30

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Dry stir-fried beef pho

Mainly beef slices and rice noodles, plus onions, leeks, bean sprouts, and soy sauce, stir-fried at high temperatures, the dry-fried beef rice noodles are characterized by being oily but not greasy. They are also popular during lunch and afternoon tea in tea restaurants. , and the most popular foods during dinner time.

Basically, you will find stir-fried beef rice noodles in every tea restaurant in Hong Kong. However, the ingredients and cooking methods used in each tea restaurant are different, so the taste of dry-fried beef rice noodles in different tea restaurants is different. There will be some differences. For example, some tea restaurants' dry-fried beef river tastes a little saltier, and some tea restaurants' dry-fried beef river may add more vegetables. However, all the stir-fried beef rice noodles in tea restaurants have one thing in common, that is, the portions are too large. Basically, a plate of stir-fried beef rice noodles can be enough for two girls to eat at the same time.

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Fried Beef Hor Fun is a must-have meal in every tea restaurant. (Click on image to enlarge)

Recommended Restaurant: Kowloon Dining Room
Address: Tak Hing Building, 402 – 406 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong Island
Tel: 31082118
Business hours: 06:30 – 01:00

Fried Beef Pho Set Average Price: HK$$50 – HK$$70

Sin Chew fried rice noodles

If you don’t like beef very much, you can also choose to order Sin Chew fried rice noodles. Sin Chew fried rice noodles is a kind of fried rice noodles with fresh shrimps, barbecued pork and chili as ingredients, and then seasoned with turmeric powder. The characteristic of Xingzhou fried rice noodles is that it is a little spicy, but not as spicy as Sichuan spicy. Compared with dry-fried beef rice noodles, Sin Chew fried rice noodles have a lighter texture and are less greasy. If you are looking for some food to stimulate your taste buds, Xingzhou fried rice noodles will be a good choice.

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The golden yellow rice noodles, served with fresh shrimps and char siu, are an important part of Sin Chew fried rice noodles. (Click on image to enlarge)

Recommended Restaurant: Kowloon Dining Room
Address: Tak Hing Building, 402 – 406 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong Island
Tel: 31082118
Business hours: 06:30 – 01:00

Average selling price of pineapple bun set: HK$$30 – HK$$40

Scrambled Egg Sandwich

If you have the opportunity to go to a tea restaurant during breakfast or afternoon tea, you must try the scrambled egg sandwich.

Because the biggest difference between the scrambled egg sandwiches in tea restaurants and ordinary scrambled egg sandwiches is that the scrambled eggs in tea restaurants are all added with fresh milk and butter. Compared with the scrambled eggs in ordinary restaurants, they are much softer and smoother. From time to time, you will find that the egg yolk will slowly flow out of the sandwich, not the kind of scrambled eggs that are very dry and hard to bite.

In addition, the scrambled egg sandwiches in some tea restaurants can also be added with corned beef to become corned beef scrambled egg sandwiches. Compared with a sandwich with only scrambled eggs, the corned beef scrambled egg sandwich has a richer taste and is more suitable to be paired with an extra cup of Hong Kong-style milk tea for breakfast that day.

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Scrambled egg sandwich is one of the breakfasts that many Hong Kong people eat every day. (Click on image to enlarge)

Recommended Restaurant: Australian Milk Company
Address: 47 Parkes Street, Jordan, Kowloon
Phone: 27301356
Business hours: 07:30 – 22:00 (Closed on Thursdays)

Average selling price of scrambled egg sandwich set: HK$$35 – HK$$45

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Satay Beef Noodles

In addition to scrambled egg sandwiches, Satay Beef Demae Noodles is also a food that most Hong Kong people often order for breakfast. It is said that each tea restaurant will use an exclusive secret recipe to make satay beef, so the satay beef you eat in different tea restaurants will have a different taste. In addition, each restaurant has different preferences for the sweetness and spiciness of satay beef. If you find a bowl of satay beef that you like, you must remember this tea restaurant the address of.

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Satay Beef Chuqian Yiding Noodles can be said to be the most able to highlight the personality of each tea restaurant. (Click to enlarge the picture)

Recommended Restaurant: Black Tea Ice Room
Address: 7B Cameron Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Tel: 62291838
Business hours: 07:00 – 22:00

Average selling price of satay beef set meal: HKD $45 – HKD $55

Egg tart

Compared with other tea restaurant foods, egg tarts are not something you can eat whenever you want. Because most tea restaurants in Hong Kong no longer sell egg tarts, you usually have to go to a bakery to buy freshly baked egg tarts. However, in recent years, many large groups have chosen to open tea restaurants with traditional business models, that is, tea restaurants that make bread and egg tarts on site. For you who like to spend afternoon tea time in tea restaurants, it is definitely something to be happy about, because you can enjoy the most authentic Hong Kong-style milk tea slowly while eating egg tarts again.

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Egg tarts and milk tea are foods that many Hong Kong people often order during afternoon tea time. (Click on image to enlarge)

Recommended Restaurant: Kowloon Dining Room
Address: Tak Hing Building, 402 – 406 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong Island
Tel: 31082118
Business hours: 06:30 – 01:00

Average selling price of pineapple bun set: HK$$30 – HK$$40

Food recommendations from Hong Kong barbecue restaurants

For you who like to eat meat, you must not miss the delicious food of Hong Kong roast meat restaurants. For example, roast suckling pig rice, barbecued pork rice, roast goose rice, etc., are some authentic foods that can only be tasted in Hong Kong. Also because the competition among roast meat restaurants in Hong Kong is very fierce, there will be several roast meat restaurants near every subway station at the same time.

And those roast meat restaurants that have been in business for many years actually mean that the quality of their roast meat is good, and they are also restaurants worth spending time to try.

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Roast suckling pig rice

To choose a delicious bowl of roasted suckling pig rice, generally speaking, it depends on whether the skin of the roasted suckling pig is crispy, whether the meat is soft and hard, and whether there is a special sauce for roasted suckling pig. Another point is to pay attention to other meats that can be paired with roasted suckling pig. If you can pair it with white-cut chicken, you will get a perfect bowl of roasted suckling pig rice.

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Roasted suckling pig rice with poached chicken. (Click to enlarge the picture)

Recommended restaurant: Huafeng Roasted Meat
Address: 5-8 Queen Victoria Street, Central, Hong Kong Island
Phone: 25443466
Business hours: 07:00 – 22:00

Average selling price of roasted suckling pig rice set: HK$$80 – HK$$90

Barbecue pork rice

Char siu rice is usually one of the cheapest foods in every roast meat restaurant, so every day it attracts many office workers to take out a bowl of char siew rice for lunch. For a delicious bowl of char siew rice, in addition to the char siew must be covered with enough honey, the more important thing is that the fat of the pork must be evenly distributed. To put it simply, when choosing char siew, you must choose the half-fat and thin type of char siew. In addition, if it can be served with soy sauce chicken, this bowl of char siew rice will be more perfect.

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Served with soy sauce chicken and barbecued pork rice. (Click to enlarge the picture)

Recommended restaurant: WOW Char Siu
Address: 14 Hillier Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong Island
Phone: 98566264
Business hours: 11:00 – 20:30

Average selling price of barbecued pork rice set: HK$$60 – HK$$70

Roast goose rice

If you have paid attention to barbecue restaurants in Hong Kong, I believe you will have heard of some of these restaurants that specialize in selling roast goose, such as Yung Kee Roast Goose Restaurant and Yile Roast Goose Restaurant. These are restaurants with many years of experience in making roast goose. cafeteria. And because their roast goose has maintained a high standard over the past many years, these roast goose restaurants are also the first choice in the minds of many Hong Kong people.

However, if you are planning to visit these roast goose restaurants for the first time, you must be aware that roast goose is a relatively expensive food. Because just ordering half a roast goose may cost you HKD $200 – HKD$300, and this does not include the budget you need to order other foods. If you are not prepared to spend too much budget on a specialized roast goose restaurant, we would recommend you to visit some ordinary roast goose restaurants. Because it only costs about HKD $70, you can have a bowl of generous roast goose rice.

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Recommended restaurant: Yile Roast Goose
Address: G/F, 34-38 Stanley Street, Central, Hong Kong Island
Phone: 25243882
Business hours: 10:00 – 20:30 (Closed on Sundays)

Average selling price of roast goose rice set meal: HKD $70 – HKD $90

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Food recommendations for drinking tea in Hong Kong teahouses

Going to teahouses to drink tea and eat snacks are basically activities that must be arranged during a trip to Hong Kong. Because in the teahouses in Hong Kong, you can slowly choose your favorite snacks, and you can enjoy the holiday time while drinking tea like ordinary Hong Kong people.

What are the most popular dim sum in Hong Kong teahouses? I believe they will definitely be the three dim sums: shrimp dumplings, siomai, and barbecued pork buns. Basically, these three are the snacks that we will definitely eat when drinking tea in a tea house, and they are also the snacks that you must not miss when you go to the tea house to drink tea for the first time. However, if you know how to order snacks such as rice rolls, chicken feet, xiaolongbao, and lotus leaf rice, I believe you don’t need our introduction. Based on your experience of drinking tea in Hong Kong teahouses, you will also know clearly what Hong Kong teahouses have to offer. A must eat snack.

If you like to go to some traditional Hong Kong teahouses, we will recommend you to go to Lin Heung Ju and London Restaurant. The characteristic is that you can experience the fun of drinking tea in Hong Kong teahouses without spending too much budget.

However, if you want to go to some higher-end teahouses, Yingyue House and Jialin House in Tsim Sha Tsui, or Lung King Heen and Beijing House in Central are some of the Hong Kong teahouse choices that are suitable for high-spending trips.

Editor’s Recommended Hong Kong Tea House

Lin Heung House: 40-50 Des Voeux Road West, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
London Restaurant: Good Hope Building, 612-618 Nathan Road, Mong Kok, Kowloon

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Beijing Building: B1/F, Alexander Building, 18 Chater Road, Central, Hong Kong

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The biggest feature of tea drinking in Hong Kong teahouses is that people can experience Hong Kong's tea drinking culture under different budgets. (Click on image to enlarge)

Shrimp dumplings, siomai

Shrimp dumplings and siomai, although both dim sums use fresh shrimp as the main filling, due to the two different wrapping methods, you will find a slight difference in taste when tasting the two dim sums.

Generally speaking, since shrimp dumplings and siu mai are filled with different fillings, they can be delicious without any sauce. However, if you like spicy food, you can also ask the waiter for an extra plate of chili sauce, and then eat it with shrimp dumplings and siu mai. However, one thing to note is that the taste of hot sauce may destroy the original flavor of shrimp dumplings and siomai, so we still recommend the most authentic way to eat them.

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Shrimp dumplings and siomai in Hong Kong teahouses. (Click to enlarge the picture)

Recommended restaurant: Lianxiangju
Address: 40-50 Des Voeux Road West, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Phone: 21569328
Opening hours: 06:00 – 20:00

Average consumption budget per person: HKD $100 – HKD $180

Barbecue pork buns

The best part of the char siew buns is the sweet sauce that seeps out from the middle of the steamed buns and the slightly salty char siu when you bite down on the soft part of the steamed buns. If you're lucky, you might even get some barbecued pork fillings with a slightly burnt aroma. If it’s your first time to drink tea in a tea house, remember to order the char siew buns at the end, otherwise you will get full soon and miss the opportunity to try other dim sum!

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Every time I go to a teahouse to drink tea, I will definitely order the char siew buns. (Click on image to enlarge)

Recommended restaurant: London Restaurant
Address: Good Hope Building, 612-618 Nathan Road, Mongkok, Kowloon
Tel: 27718018
Business hours: 07:00 – 15:00 / 18:00 – 22:00

Average consumption budget per person: HKD $100 – HKD $180

Steamed Vermicelli Roll

Rice rolls are a snack made by steaming rice milk into thin slices and then rolling them with different ingredients. There are usually several types of ingredients to choose from. For example, beef, barbecued pork, and shrimp are the most common ingredients that are put into rice rolls. Basically, every restaurant will have rice rolls on their menu. snacks.

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You can freely choose rice rolls with different ingredients. (Click on image to enlarge)

Recommended Restaurant: Lung King Heen
Address: Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong, 8 Finance Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Phone: 31968882
Business hours: 12:00 – 14:30 / 18:00 – 21:00

Average spending budget per person: HK$$250 – HK$$350

Sauce chicken feet

I believe that for some travelers who are not used to eating chicken feet, chicken feet with sauce will be one of the strangest foods in Hong Kong teahouses. However, if you are not very resistant to the appearance of chicken feet in sauce, I believe that the taste of chicken feet in sauce can easily make you fall in love with it.

The most delicious thing about chicken feet with sauce is that every chicken foot is covered with thick secret sauce. The taste is a little sweet and a little spicy. Usually, if one person eats more than two, it will feel very greasy, so it is A great snack to share with friends. On average, there are 3 to 5 sauced chicken feet in each steamer. If you go to have tea with friends, on average, each person will get just one, and then you can try other different dim sums.

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Chicken feet with a slightly sweet and spicy sauce. (Click to enlarge the picture)

Recommended restaurant: Yingyuelou
Address: Hong Kong Cultural Center Building, 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Phone: 27220932
Business hours: 11:00 – 15:00 / 17:30 – 23:00

Average spending budget per person: HK$$250 – HK$$350

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Xiao Long Bao

Maybe the ordinary style of xiaolongbao is nothing special to you, because it is easy to eat in many places, and there is really no need to come to Hong Kong to eat it again. However, if I told you that in Hong Kong you could eat a box of steamed dumplings with juicy meat and different colors, would you be willing to give it a chance to try it?

Lotte Dynasty in Hong Kong is a restaurant famous for its seven-color xiaolongbao. Different from ordinary xiao long bao, they use seven different raw materials to make xiao long bao, with a total of seven different flavors: ginseng, garlic, Sichuan flavor, cheese, foie gras, crab powder, and black truffle. In addition, an original Xiaolongbao is combined to form a cage with 8 different flavors of Xiaolongbao, so that you can eat Xiaolongbao with different flavors carefully prepared by the chef without being too full. .

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One basket includes seven different flavors of xiao long bao. (Click on image to enlarge)

Recommended restaurant: Lotte Dynasty
Address: 6/F, Lee Theater Plaza, Percival Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong Island
Tel: 21770903
Opening hours: 11:30 – 22:30

Average consumption budget per person: HKD$150 – HKD$250

Salt and pepper roasted pigeon

Roasted squab with crispy skin and a bit of salty salt and pepper is almost a must-have dish in every Cantonese restaurant. Compared with other traditional barbecued dishes such as roasted suckling pig and barbecued pork, the salt and pepper roasted suckling pigeon can always be eaten non-stop. If you like to drink beer, salt-and-pepper braised squab should be your favorite side dish with wine. It’s not difficult to eat three of them in one go.

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The salt-and-pepper roasted pigeon is perfect for pairing with wine. (Click on image to enlarge)

Recommended restaurant: Fenglin Restaurant
Address: 379 – 389 Jaffe Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong Island
Tel: 23830288
Business hours: 11:00 – 23:00

Average consumption budget per person: HKD$200 – HKD$300

Salt and pepper squid

Dip in egg yolk, then deep-fry at high temperature until golden brown, with a crispy skin, salt and pepper squid is basically a must-order side dish for many Hong Kong people during dinner time. In Hong Kong, there are many places where you can eat fresh squid with salt and pepper. In addition to the dinner time in ordinary teahouses, you can eat it in some seafood restaurants, cooked food centers in the market, or some tea restaurants, etc., at dinner. This kind of crispy and delicious salt and pepper squid is served every time.

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Recommended restaurant: Ming Kee Hotel 
Address: 2/F, Cooked Food Centre, Sheung Wan Municipal Services Building, 345 Queen's Road Central, Hong Kong Island
Tel: 21569963
Business hours: 11:00 – 14:30 / 17:00 – 23:30 (Closed on Sundays)

Average consumption budget per person: HKD$150 – HKD$250

Pineapple Sweet and Sour Pork

In addition to salt and pepper fresh squid, sweet and sour pork with pineapple is a must-order side dish for dinner. The way to make sweet and sour pork with pineapple is to deep-fry some pork with bones until it is golden and crispy, then add pineapple, green pepper, onion, and sweet and sour sauce and then fry it again on high heat. It is what you often eat That kind of sweet and sour pineapple sweet and sour pork.

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Recommended restaurant: Ming Kee Hotel 
Address: 2/F, Cooked Food Centre, Sheung Wan Municipal Services Building, 345 Queen's Road Central, Hong Kong Island
Tel: 21569963
Business hours: 11:00 – 14:30 / 17:00 – 23:30 (Closed on Sundays)

Average consumption budget per person: HKD$150 – HKD$250

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Food Recommendations for Congee and Noodle Shops in Hong Kong

White porridge, fried noodles, wonton noodles, beef brisket noodles, fish ball noodles, these foods that are convenient and can make you full quickly are almost the first choice of busy and fast-moving Hong Kong people. And no matter where in Hong Kong, at any time, in any season, you can find a restaurant that still sells porridge and noodles. If you like to eat wonton noodles and white porridge, you can arrange one day of your itinerary to go to these restaurants specifically, so that you can find your favorite porridge and noodle restaurant in Hong Kong.

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Wonton noodles

Using fresh shrimp wontons, paired with refined soup base and egg noodles, it forms a bowl of the most traditional wonton noodles. Don't think that the portion of a bowl of wonton noodles is only small. As long as you don't have a big appetite, a small bowl of noodles is actually enough to fill you up.

Mak Man Kee Noodle House, which specializes in making wonton noodles in Hong Kong, has even become one of the Michelin-starred restaurants. It is also a wonton noodle shop worth your time to visit. Even on weekdays when most Hong Kong people have to go to work, there will still be queues outside Mak Wen Kee Noodle’s, which shows how popular their wanton noodles are.

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Recommended restaurant: Mak Wen Kee Noodle House
Address: G/F, 51 Parkes Street, Jordan, Kowloon
Tel: 27365561
Opening hours: 12:00 – 00:30

Average spending budget per person: HKD $60 – HKD $80

Beef Brisket Noodles

Beef brisket noodles marinated in a variety of spices and served with a thick soup base is another food we often order in porridge and noodle shops. Because for us, the fat of the beef brisket, together with the bowl of egg noodles in the thick soup base, is the food that can most directly impact the taste, and it also makes us full of energy to continue until the moment we get off work .

If you also plan to try beef brisket noodles, just go to some noodle shops that specialize in wonton noodles. They usually sell beef brisket noodles at the same time. There are also some specialty shops that sell beef brisket noodles. They also sell more different special cuts of beef. If you are interested, you can take the time to try it.

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Beef brisket noodles with plenty of spices in the soup base. (Click to enlarge the picture)

Recommended restaurant: Kong Chai Kee Noodles Expert
Address: 1 Canal Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong Island
Tel: 28935617
Opening hours: 09:30 – 21:30

Average consumption budget per person: HKD $50 – HKD $70

fish ball noodles

Using fish eggs made fresh every day, paired with a soup base made of fresh dried fish, and a little chopped green onion, it becomes a very attractive bowl of fish egg noodles. The general fish egg noodles will contain several different types of fish eggs, such as the original white fish eggs, deep-fried fried fish eggs, and fish eggs cut into slices. Although these three types of fish eggs all use the same raw materials, they are different because of the production process and shape, so the final taste will be different.

Fish Ball Noodles-Hong Kong Food-Hong Kong Must Eat-Hong Kong Food
Using fish eggs made fresh every day and paired with a soup base made from dried fish, it becomes a perfect bowl of fish egg noodles. (Click to enlarge the picture)

Recommended restaurant: Xia Mingji
Address: 5 Parkes Street, Jordan, Kowloon
Phone: 34819469
Business hours: 11:00 – 22:00

Average consumption budget per person: HKD $50 – HKD $70

porridge

A bowl of porridge and a plate of fried noodles are the most easily digested and absorbed foods for the body during breakfast and supper. Congee shops in Hong Kong have a characteristic, that is, no matter whether it is 06:00 in the morning or 23:30 in the middle of the night, you will find that many porridge shops are still open on the street. For some trips that require leaving early and returning late, you don’t have to worry about missing the opportunity to enjoy a warm meal.

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Whether in the morning or late at night, there is always a porridge shop ready for you with a bowl of warm white porridge. (Click to enlarge the picture)

Recommended restaurant: Zhongji Porridge
Address: Shop A, G/F, 32-34 Gilli Man Street, Central, Hong Kong Island
Tel: 25440208
Opening hours: 07:00 – 23:00

Average consumption budget per person: HKD $50 – HKD $70

Pork liver porridge, beef porridge

Add different ingredients to the white porridge, such as pork liver, beef, etc., and then use the high temperature of the white porridge itself to soak these ingredients until they are cooked, thereby bringing out the umami flavors of different meats. This is another Hong Kong-style porridge. a feature.

Another feature of this Hong Kong-style porridge is that there are a lot of meat choices, almost all the meats you can think of. Whether you like fish porridge, beef porridge, pork porridge, or other different types of meat, there is bound to be a Hong Kong-style porridge that suits your taste.

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As long as different meats are added to the porridge, it will become a Hong Kong-style porridge with different tastes. (Click on image to enlarge)

Recommended restaurant: Seng Kee Porridge Expert
Address: 7 Wan Pi Street, Hong Kong Island
Tel: 25411099
Business hours: 06:30 – 20:30 (Closed on Sundays)

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Fried noodles, fried noodles

In addition to white porridge, you can also eat rice rolls, fried dough sticks, fried noodles, fried dough sticks and rice rolls in general porridge restaurants. They are all foods that are usually served in every porridge shop. Generally, Hong Kong people usually order a plate of fried noodles and a bowl of porridge for breakfast, and if they are a little greedy, they will order a plate of fried dough sticks and rice rolls. Usually you won't feel hungry before noon after eating this size of breakfast.

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The one in the upper right corner is fried two, the one in the lower left corner is fried ghost, the one in the middle is rice rolls, and the one in the lower right corner is fried noodles. (Click on image to enlarge)

Recommended restaurant: Zhongji Porridge
Address: Shop A, G/F, 32-34 Gilli Man Street, Central, Hong Kong Island
Tel: 25440208
Opening hours: 07:00 – 23:00

Average consumption budget per person: HKD $50 – HKD $70

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Food Recommendations for Dessert Shops in Hong Kong

After dinner, of course you can’t miss the opportunity to eat special desserts in Hong Kong! There are so many choices of dessert shops in Hong Kong. Whether it is Chinese desserts, Western desserts, or Japanese desserts, there are different types of restaurants in the main tourist areas where you can choose one at will. For those of you who like Hong Kong-style desserts, you must not miss the three very popular Hong Kong-style desserts: tofu pudding, ginger juice and milk, and poplar nectar. If you have a big appetite, you can also consider eating these three special desserts in one sitting!

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Poplar nectar, durian sago and jelly

It is said that Yangzhi Manlu was invented by Hong Kong Lei Garden Restaurant. It is a dessert made from mango cubes, grapefruit pulp, sago, cream and mango. A bowl of poplar nectar basically combines the sourness of grapefruit meat and the sweetness of mango. It is a dessert that is very suitable for eating in summer.

In addition, there are many restaurants selling Yangzhi Manna. As long as you go into some specialty stores selling Hong Kong-style desserts, such as Manji, Cuiyuan Dessert Expert, or Cantonese restaurants in some hotels, you can basically find it. Poplar branch nectar.

On the other hand, for those of you who like to eat durian, as long as you come to Hong Kong in the summer, you can eat as much as you like, whether it’s durian ice cream, durian desserts, or a whole durian, and you don’t need to worry about it. Worrying about spending too much of your budget. After all, durian is not a very expensive fruit in Hong Kong. Even a complete durian only costs about HK$$200. The average selling price of those desserts made from durian is only around HK$$40. If you plan to eat durians non-stop for several days, you must not miss the period from July to August every year when durians are most popular.

Recommended restaurant: Manji Dessert
Address: 3/F, Harbor City, Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Tel: 22709857
Business hours: 10:00 – 22:00

Average consumption budget per person: HKD $50 – HKD $70

Mango Glutinous Rice Chips

First, make a thin layer of glutinous rice, and then wrap more than half of the fresh mango, and it becomes a mango glutinous rice cake that everyone loves. When you rush to different scenic spots in the hot summer, just eat a frozen mango glutinous rice cake, which can help you drive away the hot feeling all over your body.

In addition, in summer, there are many shops that use durian to make durian glutinous rice cakes. If you like to eat durian, you only need to spend about HK$$40 to buy mango glutinous rice cakes and durian in one go. These two special desserts are Nuomi Ci.

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Mango Glutinous Rice Cake-Hong Kong Food-Hong Kong Must Eat-Hong Kong Food
There will be more than half of a mango in each mango glutinous rice cake. If you also like to eat mango, this will definitely be your must-eat dessert. (Click on image to enlarge)

Recommended Restaurant: Cong Kee Nuomi Ci
Address: 289 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong Island
Phone: 25111428
Business hours: 11:00 – 21:00

Average consumption budget per person: HKD $30 – HKD $50

tofu flower

Tofu pudding is a dessert made by grinding soybeans into soy milk and making it into a pudding shape. The texture is much softer and smoother than ordinary tofu. As long as brown sugar is added, it will become a sweet but not greasy dessert suitable for everyone.

In Hong Kong, the places where tofu flowers are sold are mainly those specialized stores that sell tofu products. For example, Gonghe Bean Factory, Renhe Bean Factory, etc., are all specialized tofu shops that have been operating for many years. In addition to tofu flowers, these tofu factories also sell different kinds of tofu foods such as soy milk and fried tofu. If you have time, order a bowl of tofu flower first and then a bottle of soy milk, so that you can taste two different flavors of tofu products.

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Add a little brown sugar to the tofu flower, and the tofu flower becomes the most suitable dessert for afternoon tea time. (Click on image to enlarge)

Recommended restaurant: Gonghe Bean Factory
Address: G/F, 118 Pei Ho Street, Sham Shui Po, Kowloon
Phone: 23866871
Opening hours: 07:00 – 21:00

Average consumption budget per person: HKD $50 – HKD $70

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ginger milk

If you come to Hong Kong in winter and are looking for a bowl of dessert to ward off the cold, we would recommend you to try the Yishun Dairy Company’s Ginger Milk.

Ginger milk is a dessert made with fresh milk. The preparation method is very simple. Just add ginger juice to ordinary milk, and the milk can be solidified into a dessert shaped like pudding. The taste of ginger juice mixed with milk will be stronger than that of tofu pudding, and it will also exude a burst of milk fragrance. There is no need to add any syrup or sugar for seasoning when eating, otherwise it will destroy the unique taste of ginger juice and milk.

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Yishun Milk Company’s Ginger Milk. (Click on image to enlarge)

Recommended restaurant: Yishun Dairy Company
Address: 506 Lockhart Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong Island
Phone: 25911837
Business hours: 12:00 – 23:00

Average consumption budget per person: HKD $50 – HKD $70

Specialties that can only be tasted in Hong Kong

If you were asked to name some special delicacies that can only be tasted in Hong Kong, which ones would come to mind? Is it just egg tarts and dim sum? Of course not. As an area with a very high population density, Hong Kong’s food choices often combine dishes from different regions and the tastes favored by people of different races, and then gradually evolved into a unique environment that is unique to Hong Kong. Food will appear. If you will also try the following foods next time you come to Hong Kong, this proves that you have become a senior Hong Kong travel expert without knowing it.

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Two-serve lunch box

It has become very popular in recent years, and the two-serve lunch box known as This This Rice is a kind of food that can best experience the daily life of Hong Kong people.

As long as you walk into some residential areas from 17:00 to 19:00 every afternoon, such as Wanchai and Sheung Wan on Hong Kong Island, Yau Ma Tei and Jordan in Kowloon, you will easily find that some restaurants will be full of different dishes in their stores , there is an aunty who works very hurriedly and works hard at a specialty store selling lunch boxes. The characteristic of these restaurants selling different dishes is that they only provide takeaway lunch boxes with a wide variety of dishes to choose from, and the price is much cheaper than the side dish set meals in ordinary restaurants. The average price of a lunch box is about HK$$45, which is almost half the price of a side dish set meal in an ordinary restaurant.

Of course, we are not recommending that you definitely try Hong Kong’s two-part lunch boxes. The taste of these two-part lunch boxes cannot be compared with normal restaurant side dishes. But as an opportunity to observe Hong Kong culture up close, if you spend a little time queuing up to buy a lunch box and experience the most authentic food culture in Hong Kong, I believe it can add more unforgettable memories to you during your trip to Hong Kong.

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Every two-legged lunch box restaurant must have a very hard-working aunt. Click to enlarge image)
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At any time when you walk into Liangshan Lunchbox Restaurant, you can choose some of your favorite dishes. (Click on image to enlarge)

Recommended restaurant: Quanfa Kitchen
Address: G/F, Tai Wo Commercial Building, 513 Nathan Road, Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon
Opening hours: 10:30 – 22:00

Average consumption budget per person: HKD$40 – HKD$70

Hong Kong style teppanyaki meal

When you usually have a steak meal, I believe you will immediately think of those high-end Western restaurants in high-end areas that cost a lot of money to go to. However, there are some restaurants in Hong Kong that specialize in providing cheap steak meals. The average price of each steak set is only about HKD $200, which is about half of the price of a high-end Western restaurant.

Among the more famous Hong Kong-style teppanyaki restaurants, such as the one in Wan ChaiBoston Restaurants,Golden Phoenix RestaurantWait, these are some restaurants that sell Hong Kong-style teppanyaki steak meals. Also because these Hong Kong-style Teppanyaki restaurants are mixed with some elements of Hong Kong-style tea restaurants, you can drink borscht, Hong Kong-style milk tea, Hong Kong-style frozen lemon tea, etc. in these Hong Kong-style Teppanyaki restaurants at the same time. Waiting for different drinks.

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The iron plate can maintain the temperature of the steak, so it is still hot even to the last bite. (Click on image to enlarge)

Recommended Restaurant: Boston Restaurant
Address: 3 Luard Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong Island
Tel: 25277646
Opening hours: 08:00 – 23:00

Average consumption budget per person: HKD$180 – HKD$280

Hong Kong style curry fish balls

In popular tourist areas such as Tsim Sha Tsui and Causeway Bay, you can buy a bowl of the most authentic Hong Kong-style curry fish balls for only about HK$$20. The biggest feature of Hong Kong-style curry fish eggs is that each fish egg is fried first, and then absorbs the essence of the whole pot of curry soup base, so that you can experience the spicy and chewy texture every time you bite it.

Hong Kong-style curry fish eggs are also one of the most common snacks in Hong Kong. It is said that the average Hong Kong person eats 300 fish eggs every year. In the past, a restaurant even broke the record of selling more than 100,000 fish eggs in three days, which shows how important Hong Kong-style curry fish eggs are in Hong Kong cuisine.

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Hong Kong-style curry fish eggs, famous for their spicy and crispy taste, are one of the most popular snacks in Hong Kong. (Click to enlarge the picture)

Recommended restaurant: Longjin Food
Address: 32 Mong Kok Road, Mongkok, Kowloon
Tel: 31082118
Opening hours: 07:00 – 02:00

Average consumption budget per person: HKD$20 – HKD$50

Egg Waffles, Checkered Waffles

Egg waffles and checkered waffles made with special molds are very suitable snack options for you to eat while shopping. And because the price is not very high, you can buy a freshly made egg waffle and checkered cake waffle for about HKD $25.

If you have never eaten egg waffles or checkered waffles, you can try them by going to Lee Keung Kee Egg Waffles in North Point or Mommy’s Egg Waffles in Central Market. A hot, special dessert snack with a very funny appearance.

Egg Waffles-Hong Kong Street Food-Hong Kong Common Food-Hong Kong Snacks
Different restaurants produce different flavors of egg waffles, checkered pancake waffles, and have different tastes and characteristics. (Click to enlarge the picture)

Recommended restaurant: Mommy Egg Waffles
Address: Shop 242B, Level 2, Central Market, Queen's Road, Central, Hong Kong Island
Telephone:
Business hours: 12:00 – 21:00

Average consumption budget per person: HKD $25 – HKD $50

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Fried Crab in Typhoon Shelter

For some travelers who like spicy food and seafood, they must not miss the opportunity to taste spicy crab in Causeway Bay. The reason why this type of fried spicy crab is called Bridge Bottom Spicy Crab or Typhoon Shelter Fried Crab is because Causeway Bay used to be a gathering place for many fishing boats and was also a famous place for tasting seafood. One of the restaurants was located under the Goose Neck Bridge and their fried spicy crab was very good. Gradually, the restaurant became synonymous with eating fried spicy crab in Causeway Bay.

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If you can tolerate spicy food, you can arrange one of your dinners to try the spicy crab under the bridge in Causeway Bay. (Click on image to enlarge)

Recommended restaurant: Qiaodi Spicy Crab
Address: 1/F, Golden Jubilee Building, 391 Lockhart Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong Island
Tel: 28931289
Opening hours: 11:00 – 01:00

Average consumption budget per person: HKD$200 – HKD$350

Claypot rice

In Hong Kong, you can easily find different flavors of claypot rice, such as sausage claypot rice, steamed chicken claypot rice, or beef claypot rice, etc. These are some high-calorie dishes that are very suitable for enjoying in winter food. Temple Street in Yau Ma Tei can be said to have the largest concentration of claypot rice restaurants in Hong Kong. Although claypot rice is not considered a very high-end food in Hong Kong, before these claypot rice restaurants officially open, you will always find that many people are already queuing before the restaurant opens. It can be seen that there are claypot rice in Temple Street. What an attraction.

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Claypot Rice-Hong Kong Food-Hong Kong Must Eat-Hong Kong Food
Although claypot rice is not considered a very high-end food in Hong Kong, it has attracted many people who are willing to wait in line. (Click on image to enlarge)

Recommended restaurant: Four Seasons Claypot Rice
Address: 50-52 Yaota Street, Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon
Tel: 59890927
Opening hours: 18:00 – 01:00

Average consumption budget per person: HKD$70 – HKD$90

sausage

If you have ever eaten claypot rice, I believe you may have eaten this kind of bright red sausage, but you may not know where you can buy it and take it home.

This kind of bright red sausage can be bought in some traditional Chinese cake shops, or you can go to Seafood Street in Sheung Wan. There are also many specialty shops selling cured meat for you to choose from, from different sizes, There are different flavors of sausage. And the way to cook sausage is also very simple, as long as you wash the sausage first, then put it in the rice cooker and cook it with white rice, you can replicate the taste almost the same as claypot rice.

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Chinese sausage is a very popular food in winter in Hong Kong. (Click on image to enlarge)
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Wing Wah, which has many branches, is the most frequent place for many Hong Kong people to buy Chinese sausages. (Click on image to enlarge)

Recommended restaurant: Hong Kong Wing Wah
Address: 35 Chatham Road South, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Phone: 23167688
Business hours: 10:00 – 19:00

Average consumption budget per person: HKD$100 – HKD$200

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Cart Noodles

If you want to eat several different Hong Kong snacks at the same time, we would recommend you to try Che Zai Noodles. Cart noodles are a collection of different cheap Hong Kong-style snacks served on top of a big bowl of noodles. For example, fish eggs, pork rinds, radishes, etc. are some of the most commonly encountered dishes in Che Zai Noodles restaurants. Just order a bowl of noodles cooked in thick soup, and some fish eggs, pork skin, and radish, and you will have a bowl of Hong Kong-style noodles that is perfect for lunch.

Ming Ming Che Zai Noodles, which has several branches on Hong Kong Island, is also a Che Zai Noodle restaurant with a relatively clean environment and is often popular with overseas tourists. If you have the opportunity to pass by Central or Wan Chai, you can also try their Che Tsai Noodles.

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Fish eggs, pig skin, radish, pig blood, and pig intestines are some of the common delicacies found in Che Zai Noodles. (Click to enlarge the picture)
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As long as you see the green door and gray signboard, you will find the location of the Ming Ming Che Zai Noodles specialty store. (Click on image to enlarge)

Recommended restaurant: Ming Ming Che Zai Noodles Specialty Store
Address: 89 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong Island
Phone: 23333080
Business hours: 10:30 – 22:00 (Closed on Sundays)

Average consumption budget per person: HKD$40 – HKD$60

snake soup

Snake meat is a food that people who like it will naturally appreciate, and people who hate it will naturally reject it. Don't know which one you would be? If you have the opportunity to come to Hong Kong in winter and are curious about what snake meat tastes like, you may consider going to the Snake King Fen Restaurant in Central.

The Snake King Fern Restaurant located on Colin Street in Central, not only has received a Michelin star rating, but they are also a century-old restaurant that has been in business for more than 100 years. They are definitely experts in snake banquets. However, it is worth noting that in addition to their excellent snake banquet, Snake King Fen Restaurant is also very famous for their waxed glutinous rice and Hong Kong-style side dishes. Even if you don’t accept eating snakes, you can take Snake King Fen Restaurant as a restaurant specializing in Hong Kong-style side dishes. I believe their dishes can surprise you.

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Except for the snake meat, the siu mei rice at Snake King Fen Restaurant is equally delicious. (Click on image to enlarge)
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The Snake King Fen Hotel located on Kok Lin Street in Central has a history of more than 100 years since its opening. (Click to enlarge the picture)

Recommended restaurant: Shewangfen Hotel
Address: 30 Kowloon Street, Central, Hong Kong Island
Tel: 35795954
Opening hours: 11:00 – 21:30

Average consumption budget per person: HKD$150 – HKD$300

Traditional Thai food in Kowloon City

If you want to eat the most authentic Thai food in Hong Kong, we will recommend you to go to Kowloon City, which is the place where the most Thai restaurants gather in Hong Kong, and many of them are managed by Thais who immigrated to Hong Kong. The standard is absolutely guaranteed. Of course, for you who come to Hong Kong for a special trip, you will definitely eat different Hong Kong-style food first, instead of spending money to come to Hong Kong but go to eat dishes from other countries. However, if you want to have the opportunity to eat some Southeast Asian dishes in Hong Kong, Thai restaurants in Kowloon City are indeed a very reliable choice.

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The taste of Thai food in Kowloon City is as delicious as that in Bangkok, Thailand. (Click on image to enlarge)

Recommended restaurant: Thai Elephant Hall Thai Restaurant
Address: 48 South Road, Kowloon City, Kowloon
Phone: 81013396
Business hours: 12:00 – 14:30 / 17:00 – 22:00

Average consumption budget per person: HKD$150 – HKD$250

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moon cake

The most popular food from September to October every year must be mooncakes of different types and flavors. Whether it is traditional mooncakes made with lotus seed paste and salted egg yolk, or new flavored mooncakes made with different fruit fillings and other special ingredients, they are the best-selling products during this period.

Generally speaking, the older generation of Hong Kong people are used to buying a traditional mooncake to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival, while the younger generation of Hong Kong people will choose some new flavors of mooncakes, such as durian mooncakes, custard mooncakes and so on. If you have never eaten mooncakes with these flavors, and you will come to Hong Kong in September-October, you can buy these mooncakes with different flavors at Wing Wah Bakery.

Mooncake-Hong Kong Food-Hong Kong Must Eat-Hong Kong Food
Traditional mooncakes made with lotus seed paste and salted egg yolk are best served with a cup of strong tea. (Click on image to enlarge)

Recommended restaurant: Hong Kong Wing Wah
Address: 35 Chatham Road South, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Phone: 23167688
Business hours: 10:00 – 19:00

Average consumption budget per person: HKD$100 – HKD$200

Saigon Seafood Restaurants

There are several places specializing in seafood in Hong Kong, and Sai Kung is one of them. There are about ten seafood restaurants in Saigon, scattered in different areas of Saigon. It is easy to find these seafood restaurants. As long as you recognize which restaurant has a large fish tank filled with different seafood outside the door, it must be one of the more than ten seafood restaurants in Saigon.

The selling point of Saigon Seafood Restaurant is to catch and eat it right away. You can order any seafood you see in the fish tank, whether it is deep-sea fish, lobster, crab, or shellfish, as long as you have enough budget. If this is your first time to taste seafood in Saigon, you may also consider going to Quan Kee Seafood Restaurant. They have some seafood set meals for you to choose from, so you don’t have to worry about eating more than you budget.

Of course, you can go to other seafood restaurants in Saigon, but be aware that some restaurants will charge by the weight of seafood. If you order some precious seafood because you don’t understand the seafood market, you must be mentally prepared to pay a little more at the checkout.

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The biggest feature of Saigon Seafood Restaurant is the fish tank filled with a lot of seafood. (Click on image to enlarge)
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Being able to cook the same seafood in different ways is a major feature of Saigon seafood restaurants. (Click on image to enlarge)

Recommended restaurant: Quanji Seafood Restaurant
Address: 53 Pray Pong Street, Sai Kung, New Territories
Phone: 27911195
Business hours: 11:00 – 22:00

Average consumption budget per person: HKD$300 – HKD$500

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herbal tea

A bowl of black and bitter drink, I believe it is a very strange drink for many people. However, if you are slightly constipated due to lack of vegetables during your travel in Hong Kong, these herbal teas are the most helpful drinks for you.

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Each bowl of herbal tea will have different effects on the body. (Click on image to enlarge)

Recommended restaurant: Chunhuitang Medicine Store
Address: 8 Courtland Street, Central, Hong Kong Island
Tel: 25443518
Business hours: 09:00 – 20:00 (Closed on Sundays)

Average consumption budget per person: HKD$20 – HKD$40

Turtle paste

In addition to selling herbal tea in herbal tea shops, there is also a bitter but very popular health care product, that is Guiling jelly.

It is said that in the past, Guiling jelly was made from the tortoise shell of the golden turtle, and then added grass jelly and Chinese medicinal materials. For many people who like animals, turtle jelly is a strange and scary food, with absolutely no reason to try it. However, since the money turtle has been classified as a protected animal, only a few herbal tea shops still add tortoise shell to the jelly, and even now some tortoise jelly does not contain any tortoise shell at all. If you want to try some very special Hong Kong-style food, Guiling Gao will be one of your choices worth considering.

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Guiling jelly made from various Chinese herbal medicines is said to be able to treat headaches and dizziness. (Click on image to enlarge)

Recommended restaurant: Yanghetang Herbal Teahouse
Address: 294 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong Island
Tel: 27186188
Business hours: 10:00 – 22:00

Average consumption budget per person: HKD $30 – HKD $50

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cane juice

Located on Hollywood Road in Central, the most popular product of Kung Lee Bamboo Sugarcane Water is the sugarcane juice they squeeze fresh on site. It is not easy to drink cane juice freshly squeezed on site. Except in some traditional old-fashioned stores, there is basically no place to buy and taste this natural and healthy cane juice. Gongli Real Bamboo Cane Water, which still insists on freshly squeezed cane juice on site, is probably one of the few old-style shops left in Hong Kong. If you have the opportunity to pass by Central, you must try it out.

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Gongli genuine bamboo cane water mainly sells freshly squeezed cane juice on site. (Click on image to enlarge)

Recommended restaurant: Gongli Real Bamboo Cane Water
Address: 60 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong Island
Phone: 25443571
Business Hours: 11:00 – 21:00 (Closed on Mondays)

Average consumption budget per person: HKD $30 – HKD $50

Regal Ice Cream Truck

As long as you walk to popular tourist spots such as Tsim Sha Tsui and Causeway Bay, you will easily encounter the Regal Ice Cream truck that is playing classical music and selling soft ice cream

The Regal Ice Cream Truck can be said to be one of the memories of many Hong Kong people, because as soon as the Regal Ice Cream Truck appears, you can taste the soft ice cream. In the past few decades, wherever the Regal ice cream truck appeared, there would always be queues. It is also one of the delicacies that can best experience the taste of Hong Kong.

More information on Tsim Sha Tsui attractions: 25 Things to do in Tsim Sha Tsui

Good Places in Tsim Sha Tsui Tsim Sha Tsui Attractions Regal Ice Cream Truck in K11 Shopping Mall
The Regal ice cream truck parked outside K11 in Tsim Sha Tsui during holidays. (Click on image to enlarge)

Recommended restaurant: Regal Ice Cream Truck
Address: 30 Haiphong Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon

Average consumption budget per person: HKD$20 – HKD$30

Vita Lemon Tea

If you have drank Hong Kong-style frozen lemon tea in a Hong Kong-style tea restaurant, and you want to take this taste home to share with your friends, Vita lemon tea is a drink you must buy. Among the various brands of lemon tea in the supermarket, I believe that only Vita lemon tea can best replicate the unique taste of Hong Kong-style frozen lemon tea, which can have a little sour and astringent taste in the middle of sweetness.

The most powerful thing about Vita lemon tea is that many Hong Kong people who have lived in other places for many years will try their best to buy a few packs from Hong Kong and bring them there, hoping to drink the frozen lemon tea that tastes like a Hong Kong-style tea restaurant again.

More Hong Kong souvenir information: What are the must-buy souvenirs in Hong Kong? A list of must-buy souvenirs recommended by local Hong Kong people!

Hong Kong Must Buy Souvenirs Hong Kong Must Buy Souvenirs Vita Lemon Tea
A small packet of Vita Lemon Tea allows you to take home the taste of Hong Kong-style tea restaurant's frozen lemon tea and share it with your friends. (Click on image to enlarge)

Recommended purchasing location: 7-Eleven convenience store

Average consumption budget per person: HKD$10 – HKD$20

Summarize

In addition to the above-mentioned Hong Kong delicacies, what other foods are must-eats during your trip to Hong Kong? As a city that brings together food cultures from different regions, Hong Kong certainly has many high-quality and unique restaurants that are worth trying. In addition, there are many high-end restaurants and civilian restaurants, which are not included in this article due to location constraints. So we have collected all the articles related to Hong Kong food inHong Kong FoodIn the list, you can plan all the must-eat Hong Kong delicacies in your Hong Kong travel itinerary at one go.

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