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What to Buy in Hong Kong? 30 Unique Souvenirs Only Available in Hong Kong

by Ryu_C@Central Lion Rock

Must-buy souvenirs in Hong Kong

If you can arrange a few days to travel to Hong Kong, in addition to visiting all Hong Kong attractions in just a few days, you certainly can’t miss buying different types of specialties, snacks, and some unique Hong Kong souvenirs in Hong Kong. But there are so many different brands and stores in Hong Kong that it’s simply impossible to bring everything home, even if you have a lot of money to spend.

As for the choice of souvenirs in Hong Kong, you may think of certain brands of cookies, antique shops in Sheung Wan, or some common medicinal oils in drugstores, etc. Indeed, these products are the first souvenirs that many tourists will buy when they come to Hong Kong.

However, how can these be the only products worth buying home in Hong Kong?

So in today's article, I will share with you some products that are very Hong Kong-style and can only be found in Hong Kong. And many of them are products that Hong Kong people use and buy every day. At the same time, it also shows that some products are very popular with local residents in Hong Kong and are worth recommending to you.

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List of souvenirs recommended by local Hong Kong people

If you think that there are only some snacks in Hong Kong that are worth buying and sharing with friends, you are likely to miss other Hong Kong specialty products that are worth buying.

Because for those of us who have lived in Hong Kong for a long time, there are many choices for souvenirs in Hong Kong. For example, they are must-buy souvenirs and snacks in supermarkets, must-buy souvenirs at airport duty-free shops, and some must-buy brands and specialties in Hong Kong. You can choose from food, decorations, Among daily necessities, find some souvenir options suitable to take home and give to friends.

In the list of souvenirs below, we will first share with you some special products that are easy to buy in Hong Kong, and then we will share with you a must-buy souvenir at the airport and a must-buy in the supermarket Souvenirs, and finally some characteristic products that can best represent Hong Kong. As long as you share these souvenirs with your friends, they will all know that you have traveled to Hong Kong!

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Vita Lemon Tea

Hong Kong Tea Restaurant has two soul drinks, Hong Kong-style milk tea and Hong Kong-style lemon tea. I believe that for many people who drink Hong Kong-style lemon tea for the first time, they must not understand why lemon tea can be so sweet, which is far beyond the sweetness that normal lemon tea should have. Even so, every time you go to a Hong Kong-style tea restaurant, you should unconsciously order iced lemon tea to drink.

However, if you want to drink Hong Kong-style lemon tea outside of tea restaurants, there is probably only one choice. Because among the many lemon tea options sold in supermarkets, only Vita lemon tea can best restore the taste of frozen lemon tea in tea restaurants. Other brands of lemon tea are either too sweet or lack the unique bitter taste of frozen lemon tea. It's like losing the essence of Hong Kong-style frozen lemon tea and turning it into another drink.

In addition, Vita Lemon Tea is also one of the drinks that many Hong Kong people often send from Hong Kong to other places when they live in other countries. It can be seen that Vita lemon tea is not only a product that can only be purchased in Hong Kong, but also a unique taste of Hong Kong.

To put it simply, if there is a supermarket near the hotel you are staying in, Vita lemon tea is one of the products you must buy in the supermarket.

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Recommended place to buy: Wellcome Supermarket/ ParknShop Supermarket/ 7-11 Convenience Store
Things to pay attention to before buying: Vita Lemon Tea mainly has 3 types of packaging, namely 250ml / 375ml / 500ml. Since Vita Lemon Tea is a liquid product, it cannot be carried on the plane directly. Therefore, it is recommended to check whether there is enough luggage space and the weight allowance of checked luggage before purchasing.

Hong Kong Must Buy Souvenirs Hong Kong Must Buy Souvenirs Vita Lemon Tea
For many Hong Kong people living overseas, Vita Lemon Tea is the product that best represents Hong Kong. (Click to enlarge the picture)

Lipton Hong Kong Milk Tea

Apart from Vita lemon tea, another drink that best represents the taste of Hong Kong must be Lipton's instant milk tea.

If you have a certain understanding of Hong Kong-style milk tea, I believe you will know that brewing Hong Kong-style milk tea requires different utensils, and you must have sufficient skills to taste the taste of Hong Kong-style milk tea in a tea restaurant. It is basically impossible to brew a perfect cup of Hong Kong-style milk tea at home. However, as long as you buy a pack of Lipton's instant milk tea when you pass by the supermarket, you can bring the taste of Hong Kong-style milk tea home.

Although, some restaurants now offer canned versions of Hong Kong-style milk tea, but usually each can is only about 250ml. If you want to bring a few more cans home, it is not as light as instant milk tea, and it will take up a lot of space in the suitcase. So we still recommend you to buy Lipton's instant milk tea.

Some people may say that Lipton's instant milk tea is not as delicious as the canned version of Hong Kong style milk tea, but just consider that Lipton's instant milk tea can be easily bought in every supermarket, and the price is not as good as not tall. If you want to drink Hong Kong-style milk tea for a long time after returning home, maybe Lipton's instant milk tea will be a better choice.

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Recommended place to buy: Wellcome Supermarket/ ParknShop Supermarket
Things to pay attention to before buying: There are many different flavors of instant milk tea. If you are buying it for the first time, it is recommended to buy a small amount of each type first, try different flavors first, and then choose an instant milk tea that suits your taste before buying in large quantities.

Hong Kong must-buy souvenirs Hong Kong must-buy souvenirs Hong Kong-style milk tea
A box of instant milk tea has 20 small bags, as long as you buy 2 boxes to take home, you can experience the taste of Hong Kong for a few more months. (Click to enlarge the picture)
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Vitasoy

Like Vita Lemon Tea, Vitasoy is another drink to experience the taste of Hong Kong. Vitasoy is different from ordinary carton milk. Vitasoy is a soy milk product with a sweet taste and a strong taste, just like a drink mixed with milk and soy milk. Maybe this is the first time you have come across a soy milk product called Vitasoy, and you may not even know what kind of drink it is.

However, if you have the opportunity to pass by the supermarket, we will recommend you to buy a pack to try. Especially when eating spicy food, it is most suitable for neutralizing the stimulation of spicy taste.

Recommended place to buy: Wellcome Supermarket/ ParknShop Supermarket/ 7-11 Convenience Store
Things to pay attention to before buying: Vitasoy mainly has 3 types of packaging, namely 250ml / 375ml / 500ml. Since Vita Lemon Tea is a liquid product, it cannot be carried on the plane directly. Therefore, it is recommended to check whether there is enough luggage space and the weight allowance of checked luggage before purchasing.

Hong Kong Must Buy Souvenirs Hong Kong Must Buy Souvenirs Vitasoy
Like Vita lemon tea, Vitasoy is also a liquid product, so you should pay attention to the weight limit of checked luggage before purchasing. (Click to enlarge the picture)

Tempo paper towels

For many Hong Kong people, Tempo tissues are just a very common daily necessities, and they never imagined that they would become one of the choices of souvenirs in Hong Kong. Moreover, Tempo tissue is not a brand that originated in Hong Kong. I believe many Hong Kong people will feel incredible about becoming one of the must-buy souvenirs in Hong Kong.

Perhaps, though, it's because Tempo paper towels are thicker, more flexible, and more durable than other paper towel brands, just like the premium grades of paper towels. But in Hong Kong, it turned out to be a very easy to buy, and it is a very common daily necessities. If you don’t have a lot of time to choose souvenirs, buying a pack of Tempo tissues and giving them to friends at home should be the most convenient and acceptable gift choice.

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Recommended place to buy: Wellcome Supermarket/ ParknShop Supermarket/ Mannings
Things to pay attention to before buying: Tempo paper towels are mainly sold in two packages, one is a bag of 18 small packs of Tempo paper towels, each pack contains 7 paper towels. The other is a pack of about 100 paper towels. The materials of the two packs of paper towels are the same, and you can buy them according to the amount you need.

Hong Kong Must Buy Souvenirs Hong Kong Must Buy Souvenirs Tempo Tissue
There are 2 types of packaging for Tempo tissues, the small package is suitable for giving to friends, and the large package is suitable for keeping at home. (Click to enlarge the picture)
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Chumae Yiding Instant Noodles

If you have been to some Hong Kong-style tea restaurants for breakfast, I believe you must have heard of this kind of instant noodles. As long as you add fried eggs and ham, and then order a cup of iced lemon tea, it becomes the most delicious noodles. Authentic Hong Kong style tea restaurant breakfast.

Maybe you don’t know, in fact, most Hong Kong tea restaurants only use the most basic style of Demae Yicho Instant Noodles, which is the classic style with red sesame oil flavor. However, in general supermarkets in Hong Kong, you can actually buy more than 15 different flavors of Demae Yicho instant noodles, ranging from the most basic sesame oil flavor to Hong Kong’s unique XO sauce flavor and satay flavor. The characteristic of these different flavors of Chumae Yiding instant noodles is that even without any ingredients, a packet of noodles can actually be delicious.

And it is said that there are many flavors of Demae Icho noodles that are unique to Hong Kong. Even if Demae Icho is a Japanese brand, it is not sold in Japan. In addition, it is also because the price of a ding of noodles is very cheap, and it is easy to buy, so it is very convenient if you want to take more home.

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Recommended place to buy: Wellcome Supermarket/ ParknShop Supermarket
Things to pay attention to before buying: Before delivery, Yiding noodles are fragile products. It is recommended to pack them well after purchase, and then put them in the suitcase. In addition, supermarkets will also sell a box of 30 packs of noodles, but under normal circumstances they will not be placed on the shelves. If you need to buy in large quantities, you can directly inquire with the supermarket manager.

Hong Kong Must-buy Souvenirs Hong Kong Must-Buy Souvenirs
Chuqian Yiding instant noodles have many different flavors to choose from, among which the sesame oil flavor in red packaging is the most classic one. (Click to enlarge the picture)

One Ding Cup Noodles

In addition to the normal bag version of Demae Ichomen, there is also a cup version of Demae Ichomen that can be purchased. In terms of taste, the cup version of Demae Ichomian is not much different from the general Demae Ichomian, but it comes with a small amount of ingredients, and you only need to add hot water to eat it. Compared with the bagged version of Demae Ichonmen, Demae Ichon Cup Noodles are a bit more convenient. If you also want to take Demae Ichomen home, but you are afraid of crushing the Demae Ichomen in the bag, buying a few cup versions of Demae Ichomen is also a good choice.

Recommended place to buy: Wellcome Supermarket/ ParknShop Supermarket/ 7-11 Convenience Store
Things to pay attention to before buying: Before the cup version came out, the size of a small noodle was relatively large, which may take up a lot of space in your suitcase. In addition, because the cup version of some flavors may contain meat and eggs, it is recommended to confirm the latest immigration control before buying it to avoid being confiscated by the airport customs staff.

Hong Kong Must-buy Souvenirs Hong Kong Must-Buy Souvenirs Yiding Cup Noodles
Before purchasing a cup before departure, you need to confirm the latest immigration control again to avoid being confiscated by the airport customs staff. (Click to enlarge the picture)

Cup Noodles

Compared with Yiding Cup Noodles, Hewei Cup Noodles is a cup-packed instant noodle choice that is more popular among Hong Kong people, and it is also one of the products that best represents the taste of Hong Kong.

If you want to choose the most popular flavors of Hewei Cup Noodles, you will definitely have three flavors: Seafood, XO Sauce Seafood, and Spicy Seafood. They are also the first three flavors that are usually sold out in supermarkets. In addition, the fresh shrimp flavor in red packaging is a more popular choice, and it is also a common cup noodle flavor in supermarkets.

Under normal circumstances, you can buy cup noodles with different flavors at once in the supermarket, and there are often different additional discounts. We would recommend that you buy several cup noodles with different flavors at the supermarket and return to the hotel to try, and then choose a favorite cup noodle to take home.

Recommended place to buy: Wellcome Supermarket/ ParknShop Supermarket/ 7-11 Convenience Store
Things to pay attention to before buying: There are two kinds of packages of normal version and BIG CUP for Hewei Cup Noodles. Basically, the taste of the two packages is the same, except that the serving size of BIG CUP will be a little bit more. In addition, certain flavors of Hewei Cup Noodles may contain beef, pork, and eggs. Some regions may have strict restrictions on bringing meat into the country. It is recommended to confirm the latest entry control before buying Hewei Cup Noodles and go home to avoid being caught Confiscated by customs officers at the airport.

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Among all kinds of cup noodles, the most popular ones are Seafood, XO Sauce Seafood, and Spicy Seafood. (Click to enlarge the picture)
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Valerie Pastry Butterfly Pastry

The next time you pass through Tsim Sha Tsui, be sure to take some time to go to Granville Road, because there is a specialty shop selling high-end butterfly pastry gift boxes, which are perfect for you to take home as a gift to your friends.

Valerie Pastry, located in Tsim Sha Tsui, is characterized by a bakery with high-end butterfly pastry-themed products. It also sells cookies and tea-flavored egg rolls, which are some products that are not easy to find in other parts of Hong Kong. On the other hand, it is said that their founder once worked in a Michelin three-star Italian restaurant and the pastry department of the Landmark Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Central, and he still insists on making every high-end butterfly pastry and cookie by hand every day. It is unique in Hong Kong today.

For us local editors in Hong Kong, the most interesting thing about Valerie Pastry is: even though they have qualifications in the pastry department of the Landmark Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Central and have a branch in Tsim Sha Tsui where rent is high, they still insist on making it by hand every day. And sells the highest quality butterfly pastries, cookies and egg rolls at the best prices. So every time a friend comes to Hong Kong and wants to buy some unique Hong Kong products, Valerie Pastry will always be at the top of our recommendation list.

Recommended place to buy: Valerie Pastry, G/F, 43 Granville Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon

Things to note before purchasing: Since Valerie Pastry’s butterflies, cookies and tea-flavored egg rolls are all handmade and offer a variety of flavors, sometimes some special flavors are sold out early (such as It is Uji matcha flavor, Uji hojicha flavor). Therefore, we would recommend going to the Tsim Sha Tsui branch in advance to purchase, or ordering on the website in advance, and then arrange to pick it up at the Tsim Sha Tsui branch/Diamond Hill Cake Shop. In addition, the Tsim Sha Tsui branch will be open from 12:00 noon to 23:00 in the evening. If you also plan to purchase, you must pay attention to their business hours.

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Valerie Pastry’s gift box set includes butterfly pastry and the latest cookie flavors. (Click on image to enlarge)
valerie butterfly cake
Matcha flavored egg roll gift boxes and hazelnut cookie gift boxes are relatively rare flavors in Hong Kong. (Click to enlarge image)

Garton Scallion Pancake

Another snack that is worth buying from Hong Kong, and it is a Hong Kong brand, should be the shallot pancake produced by Garden Co., Ltd. This kind of biscuit with a light onion flavor, as long as it is paired with a pack of Vita Lemon Tea, it is the most common refreshment we eat in the afternoon tea time in the office.

Although Garton chive pancakes are not high-end food, but because the taste is not greasy, a small packet of biscuits can be eaten quickly, which is very convenient. What's more, Jiadun chive pancakes can be easily bought in supermarkets. If you plan to buy a few packs for your friends, Jiadun chive pancakes should be a good choice as a gift.

Recommended place to buy: Wellcome Supermarket/ ParknShop Supermarket
Things to pay attention to before buying: In addition to Garton's shallot pancakes, Garton Co., Ltd. also produces different types of specialty biscuits, many of which are unique to Hong Kong. And when buying Garden’s shallot pancakes, just pay more attention to other cookies of Garden Co., Ltd. on the shelves, and you may find some interesting cookies for you to buy and take home.

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A small packet of Garton Scallion Pancakes paired with a packet of Vita Lemon Tea is the most classic way to kill time at afternoon tea. (Click to enlarge the picture)

Calbee Potato Chips

If you want to choose some snacks that best represent the taste of Hong Kong, I believe many Hong Kong people will recommend Calbee’s potato chips to you.

The special feature of Calbee potato chips is that apart from the fact that they are still produced in the factory in Hong Kong, the more important thing is that many of the potato chips have unique tastes in Hong Kong. For example, spicy hot wave potato chips, pizza flavored potato chips, or Sham Tseng roast goose flavored potato chips, wonton noodle flavored potato chips, char siu rice flavored potato chips and other different flavored potato chips. The hot and spicy hot wave potato chips were once exported to Japanese supermarkets because there was no such flavor in Japan, and there was a rush to buy them.

If you are also interested in buying a few packs of potato chips to take home, we will definitely recommend you to buy Calbee’s spicy and spicy heatwave potato chips, and the Wave version of extra thick and spicy heatwave potato chips, both of which will make you eat Non-stop potato chip flavors. For other flavors of Calbee potato chips, it’s not too late to buy them when you still have room in your suitcase.

Recommended place to buy: Wellcome Supermarket/ ParknShop Supermarket
Things to pay attention to before buying: When bringing Calbee Heatwave Potato Chips home, be careful not to puncture the packaging of the chips with other hard objects in your suitcase. In addition, it is necessary to finish eating as soon as possible after opening, so as to prevent the potato chips from absorbing the moisture in the air and affecting the taste of the potato chips.

Hong Kong must-buy souvenirs Hong Kong must-buy souvenirs Calbee Hot Potato Chips
If you want to choose a potato chip that best represents the taste of Hong Kong, we will definitely recommend Heat Wave Potato Chips to you. (Click on image to enlarge)

lee kum kee sauce

If you also like to eat some special dishes of Hong Kong restaurants, and you usually cook, I believe you will definitely want to take these tastes home.

And Lee Kum Kee is a brand that specializes in making different sauces, ranging from mapo tofu sauce, fish-flavored eggplant sauce, to soups specially used for hot pot. In addition, there are different styles of hot sauce, XO sauce, oyster sauce, etc., as long as you buy a few packs of sauces, you can easily bring home some of the tastes you have tried in Hong Kong.

Moreover, you can easily and cheaply buy Lee Kum Kee’s sauces in supermarkets in Hong Kong. Compared with other countries, you have to go to some high-end department stores to buy Lee Kum Kee’s sauces. There is really no reason to miss it in Hong Kong. Opportunity to buy Lee Kum Kee Sauces.

Recommended place to buy: Wellcome Supermarket/ ParknShop Supermarket
Things to pay attention to before buying: XO sauce is a sauce mixed with dried shrimps, scallops, and chili oil. It is very suitable for eating with Demae Yiding Noodles. It is a unique sauce taste in Hong Kong. If you have never heard of what is XO sauce, it is recommended that you buy a small amount and try it at home, maybe you will fall in love with the taste of XO sauce from now on.

Hong Kong must-buy souvenirs Hong Kong must-buy souvenirs Lee Kum Kee Seasoning Sauce
Lee Kum Kee's sauces in bags are the first choice of many Hong Kong people. (Click to enlarge the picture)
Hong Kong must-buy souvenirs Hong Kong must-buy souvenirs Lee Kum Kee Hot Sauce
If you haven’t tried what XO sauce is, you’re probably missing out on one of Hong Kong’s most beloved delicacies. (Click to enlarge the picture)

More supermarket souvenir recommendations

In fact, in addition to Wellcome supermarket and ParknShop supermarket, there are also supermarkets of different brands in Hong Kong to choose from.

For example, Citysuper, YATA Supermarket, AEON Supermarket, APITA, etc., you can buy the above products in the supermarket’s must-buy souvenir list. At the same time, it also collects special products from different countries and regions for sale. Generally speaking, these supermarket brands have more choices of goods, but the prices are higher and there are fewer branches. So to decide which supermarket to go to buy Hong Kong-style souvenirs, it depends on how your itinerary will be planned.

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Must-buy Hong Kong supermarket chain AEON APITA YATA CITYSUPER
In addition to Wellcome supermarkets and ParknShop supermarkets, there are also some chain supermarkets that sell high-end goods. (Click to enlarge the picture)
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bakehouse egg tart, Taichang egg tart

In the past when buying egg tarts in Hong Kong, I believe that many people would immediately think of Tai Cheong Bakery in Lyndhurst Street, Central. However, since many bakeries have launched different styles of egg tarts in recent years, it can be said that it is not easy to choose the best egg tart.

In short, if you like traditional Hong Kong-style egg tarts, Tai Cheong Bakery in Lyndhurst Street in Central is still a very convenient and delicious choice. But if you prefer thick egg tarts, the bakehouse on Staunton Street in Central may be a better choice.

Compared with Tai Cheong Bakery, the bakehouse allows you to buy different styles of high-end bread at the same time, such as baguettes, croissants, etc., which are some very popular bread choices in the bakehouse. Of course, you can buy some authentic Hong Kong-style breads in Tai Cheong Bakery, such as wife cakes, coconut tarts, etc., some unique products of traditional Hong Kong-style bakeries.

Perhaps for many people, egg tarts are the most representative taste of Hong Kong. If you want to buy some egg tarts to share with your friends at home, you can arrange to go to the bakehouse or Tai Cheong Bakery in Central in the morning, so that you can easily buy freshly baked egg tarts, and then you can take them directly with you on the plane. Friends share.

Recommended place to buy: Central Staunton Street bakehouse / Central Lyndhurst Street Tai Cheong Bakery
Things to pay attention to before buying: Since the number of freshly baked egg tarts is very limited each time, and there are many people waiting in line outside the door, if you go to buy in the morning, the chances of successfully buying a box of egg tarts are higher.

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The bakehouse on Staunton Street, Central. (Click to enlarge the picture)
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bakehouse is also considered a very popular bakery, basically you need to queue up at any time to buy egg tarts. (Click to enlarge the picture)
Central Tai Cheong Egg Tart Central Tea Restaurant Central Food
Tai Cheong Bakery located on Lyndhurst Street in Central, next to Olde Sweet Shoppe is also a European confectionery shop worth visiting. (Click to enlarge the picture)

Sweetheart cake

Another common food in traditional bakeries must be Wife Cake. Wife Cake is a Chinese pastry made with meringue and winter melon paste. It tastes sweet but not greasy. It is suitable for enjoying with some Chinese tea during afternoon tea time.

And the most famous brand selling wife cakes in Hong Kong must be Hang Heung Bakery, whose main store is located on Main Road, Yuen Long. It is characterized by on-site production and on-site sales, so as long as you walk to the main store of Hengxiang Old Bakery on Yuen Long Main Road, you can buy the most delicious wife cakes for you to take home.

However, even if you don’t have time to go to Yuen Long, it doesn’t matter, because Hang Heung Bakery has branches in Mong Kok, Tsim Sha Tsui, and Causeway Bay, so it is not difficult to buy a complete box. In addition, other brands that make traditional Chinese cakes, such as Ronghua Bakery and Kee Wah Bakery, also sell wife cakes. The taste may be a little different from the wife cakes from Hengxiang Old Bakery, but for those of you who don’t often eat wife cakes, the difference will not be that big.

Recommended place to buy: Hang Heung Bakery/ Wing Wah Bakery/ Kee Wah Bakery
Things to pay attention to before buying: Wife cakes sold by different bakeries have different flavors and sizes. If you are buying wife cakes for the first time, we will recommend you to buy the most traditional one. In addition, since there are many branches of Hengxiang Old Bakery, Ronghua Bakery, and Kee Wah Bakery, just use Google Maps to search for the location of the branch, and you can find a bakery that is closest to you, which is very convenient.

Hong Kong must-buy souvenirs Hong Kong must-buy souvenirs Wife Cake
Wife cakes are the same as egg tarts, which are suitable for buying and giving to friends on the day of leaving Hong Kong. (Click to enlarge the picture)
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White Rabbit Candy

In terms of Hong Kong specialty candy, White Rabbit Toffee can be said to be one of the candy choices worth buying home and giving to friends. Especially the strong milk flavor, coupled with the red, white, and blue wrapping paper, as long as it is bought as a gift for children, they will definitely like it very much. In addition, compared with the hard milk candies produced in other countries, White Rabbit Toffee is one of the few milk candies that are made into soft candies, so if you also like other soft candies, you must not miss the White Rabbit Toffee

Recommended place to buy: Wellcome Supermarket/ ParknShop Supermarket
Things to pay attention to before buying: The white rabbit toffee needs to be stored in a cool place, avoiding direct sunlight, otherwise it will melt easily.

Hong Kong must-buy souvenirs Hong Kong must-buy souvenirs White Rabbit Toffee
Reminiscent of the milk candy produced in other countries, the white rabbit milk candy of the soft candy type is relatively rare. (Click to enlarge the picture)

Long Beard Candy

According to legend, during the Han Dynasty, an imperial chef invented a white candy made of maltose. The granulated candy in it was shaped like a dragon's beard, and it was finally called dragon's beard candy.

Dragon beard candy actually appeared in Hong Kong many years ago. It used to be made on-site at small stalls in some shopping malls. not easy. However, in order to promote the delicacy of dragon beard candy, some factories reset the dragon beard candy into a gift box that can be stored for a period of time. Now even if you don’t have the opportunity to buy dragon beard candies made on site, you can buy some dragon beard candies in gift boxes to share with your friends at home.

Recommended place to buy: Wellcome Supermarket/ ParknShop Supermarket
Things to pay attention to before buying: Asparagus candy is a food that easily absorbs moisture in the air. After you unpack it, you must finish eating it within a short time, otherwise it will lose its original soft taste.

Hong Kong Must Buy Souvenirs Hong Kong Must Buy Souvenirs Dragon Beard Candy
After special packaging, even people who live outside Hong Kong can still enjoy Dragon Beard Candy. (Click to enlarge the picture)

Royal Garden Butterfly Cake

Compared with dragon beard candy and white rabbit toffee, the butterfly cake of Royal Garden Hotel is a very suitable gift choice for friends. The main reason is that the Royal Garden Hotel packs the Butterfly Cakes very delicately, and with the buttery aroma of the Butterfly Cakes, it is easy to eat a whole box of Butterfly Cakes alone.

The price of Royal Garden Butterfly Cakes is not very high. On average, each box only costs about HK$$200. If you choose to register as a member of Royal Garden Hotel, you can enjoy additional discounts.

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Recommended place to buy: Royal Garden Hotel, 69 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong
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Hong Kong must-buy souvenirs Hong Kong must-buy souvenirs Emperor Garden Butterfly Cake
If you plan to purchase Royal Garden Butterfly Pastries in large quantities, you may consider applying to become a member of Royal Garden Hotel to enjoy additional discounts. (Click on image to enlarge)
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Nostalgic Hong Kong Snacks

Since the emergence of different types of snacks in Hong Kong, such as potato chips and soft candies produced in different countries, some such as dried mango, beef jerky, lemon jerky, etc., there are fewer and fewer stores selling traditional Hong Kong-style snacks. Now only a few places such as Central, Causeway Bay, and Yuen Long can find this kind of shop.

If you also like to eat some traditional Hong Kong-style snacks, such as strong-flavored dried fruit, jerky, or some sour plums that can stimulate the taste, just spend a little time at these shops that specialize in selling traditional Hong Kong-style snacks, believe you You can get some unexpected gains.

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Recommended place to buy: Fu Ming Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong – Meh Fung / Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong – Chen Yizhai / Wing Kat Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong – Lemon King
Things to pay attention to before buying: Since some snacks contain preserved meat and preserved fruits, when you bring these products back to your country, you may need to go through customs inspection when you enter the country. It is recommended to check the latest immigration control regulations before departure, so as to avoid being confiscated by the customs staff at the airport when you return to China by plane and prepare to enter the country.

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If you want to buy some traditional Hong Kong-style snacks, going to Central has the most choices and is the most convenient. (Click to enlarge the picture)

Hong Kong Mannings

If one of your goals for coming to Hong Kong this time is to buy some medicated oils, moisturizing creams, pain relief patches, hygiene products and other products at chain drugstores, we will recommend you to go to Mannings and Watsons. An inter-chain drug store brand.

Because the two chain stores of Mannings and Watsons have a large number of branches, you can definitely find several branches in different major tourist areas such as Tsim Sha Tsui, Central, Mong Kok, and Causeway Bay. Also, branches in touristy areas usually have staff on duty who speak different languages, so you can find the products you want more easily.

Another point is that Mannings and Watsons each have a membership system that can be applied for. Just download their APP and register as a member to get additional discount coupons.

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Mannings and Watsons are chain drugstores that Hong Kong people often go to. Basically, you can buy anything you can think of. (Click to enlarge the picture)

Hong KongGOD (GOODS OF DESIRE)

If you want to buy products with Hong Kong characteristics, you may think of going to Temple Street or Ladies Market. However, these two places mainly sell some products of average quality, and the price is definitely not cheap.

However, if you pass by the GOD Hong Kong-style life department stores in Central and Hong Kong Airport, you will definitely find some products with unique designs and full of Hong Kong characteristics. What's more, the products they sell are all designed by their designers, they don't buy a lot of the same product from factories in other countries and then resell it to you. So if you want to find a unique product with Hong Kong characteristics, GOD Hong Kong-style life department store should be the best choice.

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Recommended place to buy: Hollywood Road, Central, Hong KongGOD / Hong Kong International Airport Terminal 1GOD / Hong Kong International Airport Terminal 1GOD
Things to pay attention to before buying: There are relatively few GOODS OF DESIRE branches. If you have time to arrange a trip to Central, you can also consider going to the GOD branch on Hollywood Road in Central. Otherwise, you can go to the airport early on the day you leave Hong Kong. Their branches at the airport will be open from 07:00 in the morning to 23:00 in the evening. I believe there will be enough time for you to choose different products slowly.

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GOD store located on Hollywood Road, Central. (Click to enlarge the picture)
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In addition to Central, there are GOD branches in Hong Kong International Airport. (Click to enlarge the picture)
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Mahjong

As online mahjong became popular, fewer and fewer people would come out to play with a pair of physical mahjong. Even some shops specializing in the sale of mahjong were forced to close down due to the decrease in business.

However, if you like to collect some special Hong Kong products, Mahjong brand may be the most suitable gift choice for you.

Why mahjong brand will become a souvenir worth buying for you? In addition to the colors and designs used in mahjong tiles, it can become a very special home decoration, and because there are not many people in Hong Kong who are willing to inherit the mahjong tile carving technology, and the number of mahjong tiles that these craftsmen can produce every year is very large. limited. When these craftsmen retire, it can be said that it is very difficult to buy another set of hand-made mahjong tiles.

And because there are only a few shops that still retain the traditional hand-carved mahjong tile technology, a set of hand-carved mahjong tiles will be a very precious souvenir. If you also love Hong Kong’s specialty products and can reserve a handmade mahjong tile at the same time, don’t miss this rare opportunity.

Recommended place to buy: 237 Jordan Road, Kowloon – Mark Majong Biu Kee Mahjong
Things to pay attention to before buying: Marked Sparrow is run by an elderly craftsman alone. If you find that the store is not open after arriving at the store, please wait patiently, or find an opportunity to go again another day. In addition, it takes a lot of time to make hand-carved mahjong cards. If the stock at that time is sold out, it may take about 2 weeks to replenish the stock. To put it simply, whether you can successfully purchase hand-carved mahjong tiles depends on the fate between you and hand-carved mahjong tiles.

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If you are interested in pre-ordering hand-carved mahjong cards, you should prepare to arrange a little more time to go to the store to order. (Click to enlarge the picture)

Featured minibus stop sign, minibus stop sign keychain

In addition to hand-carved mahjong signs, minibus stop signs are another product that has Hong Kong characteristics and is very worth buying for you to take home.

When minibuses were still very popular in the past, each minibus would have a stop sign for different destinations, such as the stop signs for West District, Central, Chai Wan, and Causeway Bay written in red and blue letters. From a distance, it is very easy to see which destination the minibus will depart for.

However, due to the reduction of minibus routes in recent years, the companies that make minibus stop signs have gradually turned to the service of providing customized special stop signs. For example, you can book a minibus stop sign engraved with special words as a home decoration. I believe this minibus stop sign will be the best proof that you have traveled to Hong Kong.

Recommended place to buy: Battery Street, Yau Ma Tei – Qiaojia Minibus Supplies
Things to pay attention to before buying: If you want to book the special minibus stop sign of Qiaojia minibus supplies, you only need to go toQiaojia minibus supplies website, click on the style you like and place an order to pay, so that you can ensure that the style you want will be in stock. In addition, they can provide free pick-up products at the store, or pay an additional shipping fee for them to post the minibus stop sign for you to the designated address in Hong Kong.

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If you want to buy some special Hong Kong souvenirs for your friends, the special minibus stop sign will definitely be a good choice. (Click to enlarge the picture)

double decker bus model

For you who are traveling to Hong Kong for the first time, the double-decker buses that shuttle constantly in the urban area of Hong Kong may be one of the things that attract you to keep taking pictures. And when you sit on the upper deck of a double-decker bus, I believe that the scenery of Hong Kong you will see will be completely different. This is the most fascinating part of Hong Kong double-decker buses.

If you want to recommend some products that best represent your trip to Hong Kong, in addition to the hand-carved mahjong signs and minibus stop signs mentioned earlier, we will recommend you to buy some double-decker bus models and double-decker tram models to go home. I believe it will become the most special decoration in your home.

The characteristic of these double-decker bus models is that they can restore the design of each real bus. The number of seats, the font on the bus body, the bus doors and other details are all made according to the proportion of the real bus. If you hadn't been told that these pictures are model buses, you might have thought they were photos of real double-decker buses.

Recommended place to buy: Kowloon Bus KMB official website / Citybus official website
Things to pay attention to before buying: There are currently two major bus companies in Hong Kong that will launch bus models, namely Kowloon Bus KMB and Citybus. If you are interested in purchasing a bus model, you can go to the bus company's website to purchase it, and then choose a transportation method that best suits you.

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If you also like Hong Kong very much, the double-decker bus model can allow you to bring back the memories of Hong Kong travel. (Click to enlarge the picture)

double decker tram model

In addition to double-decker buses, I believe the double-decker trams on Hong Kong Island will more easily attract your attention. Maybe it’s because in other countries, single-decker trams are the main type, but only in Hong Kong can you see the special scene of double-decker trams constantly shuttling through the city.

Fortunately, the tram company has also cooperated with different model companies to launch double-decker tram models, so that you can take the memories of tram rides home, or give them to friends who also like Hong Kong trams.

Recommended place to buy: 80M Bus Specialty Shop
Things to pay attention to before buying: Since the tram company does not have a store that sells the double-decker tram model, if you want to buy a double-decker tram model, you can go to the 80M bus store in Sai Yee Street, Mong Kok, Kowloon, Langham Place, No. 8 Argyle Street, Mong Kok, Kowloon, and Hong Kong. You can buy it at the branch of West Market, 323 Des Voeux Road Central, Sheung Wan.

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There are many choices of tram models in Hong Kong, and there is also a tram called a "drag card", which is a common tram design in Hong Kong in the past. (Click to enlarge the picture)

Hong Kong milk tea cup

You need a coffee cup to drink coffee, and of course you need a milk tea cup to drink milk tea. If you want to experience authentic Hong Kong-style milk tea, of course you need a milk tea cup like the one in a Hong Kong-style tea restaurant to be perfect.

However, it is not easy to buy a Hong Kong-style milk tea cup in Hong Kong. Since cups of this design are not commonly used utensils in ordinary Hong Kong households, they are not available in general household goods stores. Even if there are some stores that specialize in selling Hong Kong-style milk tea supplies, they will only arrange delivery services to Hong Kong addresses, rather than direct delivery to other overseas countries.

If you really want to buy a set of Hong Kong milk tea cups to take home, you can also contact a hotel in Hong Kong to receive the goods on your behalf, or find some online stores that can ship directly overseas, which will be more convenient.

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The Hong Kong-style milk tea cups commonly used in tea restaurants can be purchased separately. Don’t be greedy and take away the milk tea cups from the restaurant. (Click to enlarge the picture)

Red, white and blue nylon bag

In addition to the Hong Kong milk tea cup, this nylon bag designed in three colors of red, white and blue is one of the products that can represent Hong Kong characteristics. It is said that this red, white and blue nylon bag was once on the design stage of Louis Vuitton and became a popular style of one of the handbags at that time.

However, according to the current living habits of Hong Kong people, not many people still use red, white, and blue nylon bags, and it takes a little time to find red, white, and blue nylon bags. If you also want to buy a red, white and blue tri-color nylon bag as a souvenir, you can also go to some home goods stores near Wellington Street in Central, or special stores that sell hardware products, and you may find red, white and blue bags. Three-color nylon bags are available for you to take home.

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The red, white and blue tri-color nylon bag is a travel bag that many Hong Kong people used to go to China in the past. Now it can be bought in some special stores that sell hardware products. (Click to enlarge the picture)
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Sham Shui Po Electronic Products

Perhaps for some tourists, one of the goals of coming to Hong Kong is to buy different electronic products, and to buy the cheapest one.

If you have the same travel goals this time, we will recommend you to arrange a half-day itinerary, take the subway to Apliu Street next to the Sham Shui Po MTR station, I believe you will find some very cheap and very special electronic products , and many of them are not found in the electrical stores of those high-end shopping malls.

However, if you are traveling to Hong Kong for the first time, we must remind you that Sham Shui Po is not an easy place, and it is also a place where you need to have a certain understanding of Hong Kong life and culture. Otherwise, you can easily be persuaded to buy some expensive products that you don't need.

Of course, if you can speak fluent Cantonese and have a certain level of understanding of Apliu Street, you can experience one of the most authentic aspects of Hong Kong that is closest to the daily life of ordinary Hong Kong people. Moreover, you can go directly to Gordon Computer Center and Golden Computer Mall to buy the electronic products you want at the best price.

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Sham Shui Po is definitely a very interesting place, but it is only suitable for some tourists who have a certain understanding of Hong Kong. (Click to enlarge the picture)

Summarize

What are the must-buy souvenirs in Hong Kong? I believe that after reading this practical article, you will definitely find some must-buy souvenirs in supermarkets, some must-buy snacks in Hong Kong, some souvenirs that can bring home your Hong Kong travel memories, and some Hong Kong characteristics. furnishings, etc.

Of course, how come these are the only must-buy souvenirs in Hong Kong? As long as you pay close attention to each store during your travels in Hong Kong, you will actually find that there are more special products worth taking home. In addition, there are many high-end shopping malls and high-end stores in Hong Kong, and there are many special products in them that I have no chance to share with you in this article.

If you are also interested in knowing more about must-buy products in Hong Kong, you can contact us for inquiries. In addition, we have also prepared the latest attraction plans, accommodation discounts, and ticket discounts for you in the category of Hong Kong travel information. As long as you are planning to travel to Hong Kong, you must not miss it! I hope you can get a different experience during your travel itinerary in Hong Kong this time!

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