9 Hong Kong Must Eats
I love dim sum!
9 F8T Things We Eat in Hong Kong
Hong Kong is one of the largest and densest populations in the modern world, there a lot of people to feed and nearly just as many ways to feed them. There are a lot of people here and they need to be fed. Home of Cantonese food, people and culture there’s just as many different types of food available for everyone to eat their fill.
1 Hong Kong Must Eats | DIM SUM
Dim Sum meaning snacks, these little pouches that are either steamed, fried, filled with everything and anything sweet and savory ranging from shrimp to pork to custard and everything else under sun. You’ll eventually find something that you’ll like.
This spot has a bunch of dishes that you will recognize and some that you won’t. You won’t go wrong with the tried and true dumplings but give the piggy custard buns a shot.
2 Hong Kong Must Eats | NOODLES
Noodles are filling and gloriously satisfying!
This late night gem will keep both your belly and wallet full. It’s simple and cheap dishes that will help with any and all late night drinking activity.
3 Hong Kong Must Eats | CANTONESE
There’s food and then there’s food. Some places can bring all elements of preparation, service and ambiance into an culinary experience for you to remember.
Yan Toh Heen is a hidden gem of fancy Cantonese food that aims to impress with everything they have at their disposal, even the view of Hong Kong Island. Their rendition of pork dish had an amazingly crispy skin that I can only compare with maybe 2 other places in the world.
- Yan Toh Heen, Lower Level, InterContinental Hong Kong, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
- +852 2313 2323
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4 Hong Kong Must Eats | POULTRY
Hong Kong is counted as a world phenomenon of aviary cooking preparation.
Look at that picture above of Peking Duck and tell me that it doesn’t look simply amazing! Might I add that it tastes better than it looks.
5 Hong Kong Must Eats | DAI PAI DONG
Dai pai dong, food court, hawker center, whatever you want to call them, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at the experience
Bring your friends, your coworkers, your family members, anyone and everyone who enjoys great tasting unpretentious food, a great time, and a couple beers or more! They will all thank you for the invite. Maybe you’ll even learn another use for chop sticks?
- Hong Kong, North Point, Java Rd, 99號, Java Road Municipal Services Building, 2/F
- 北角渣華道99號, Java Road Municipal Services Building, 2/F
- +852 2880 5224
6 Hong Kong Must Eats | HOT POT
HOT POT! Big pots of broth in which you cook your fresh ingredients of choice; beef, poultry, pork, seafood, vegetables, tofu, balls, slices, and !
Suppa has style, they have broth, they have ingredients and soon they’ll have your hunger. Just make sure you try the
7 Hong Kong Must Eats | ROASTED MEATS
Not to be outdone, Hong Kong is home to a host of all types of roasted, grilled, BBQ, glazed, salted and peppered meats of all variety!
Keung Kee is low key and local and bursting with flavor. They didn’t like it when I was filming them from the outside, but they didn’t shy away from filling out my order and my hunger.
8 Hong Kong Must Eats | CANTONESE DESSERT
Hong Kong is filled with food of all sorts and desserts of all sorts.
Cong Sao Star has a more modern take on Cantonese desserts. You’ll find they have puddings, jellos, balls and ice creams. Don’t be too shy to try their durian offerings.
9 Hong Kong Must Eats | PORTUGUESE EGG TART
My personal favorite! Imagine egg tarts that are lightly torched to a slightly burnt complexion enhancing it’s sweetness.
Originally from Macau, these Lord Stow’s Egg Tarts are only sold through the Hong Kong cafe branch of EXpresso found at the Excelsior Hotel. I actually don’t want you to go, because that will mean I’ll have to share them. It’s ok, I can wait for them to make another batch.
EAT IT ALL
Get out there in Hong Kong and try as much as your budget and stomach can manage. Make a reservation for a higher end restaurant or simply get lost in one of the nooks and crannies that HK has to offer and walk into a venue to try your luck!
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