Food is an essential part of any trip to Hong Kong, so dive in and take a bite of these tasty treats:
Pork chop sandwich and steamed milk pudding at Yee Shun Dairy Company
If you find yourself hungry while doing your shopping in Causeway Bay, Yee Shun Dairy Company is your best bet. Not only will it be a cheap and satisfying treat, it’s also an authentic cha chaan teng that you’re bound to keep coming back to.
Egg tarts from Tai Cheong Bakery
They’re called a classic for a reason: these egg tarts have been hailed as a favorite by Hong Kong’s last British Governor, Chris Patten. This bakery has been around since the 1950s, making it a staple both with the locals and the tourists.
Shrimp wonton noodles from Mak’s Noodles
Sure, it comes in a small serving, but each bowl comes packed with a punch: the wontons are filled with succulent shrimps and the noodles are made fresh in-house. It also comes with a side of history, as Mak’s Noodles are run and owned by the descendants of Mak Woon-chi, known as the “wonton master” who brought the dish from Guangzhou to Hong Kong.
Cheese buns at Guschlbauer
A takeaway bakery located in Tsim Sha Tsui, Guschlbauer offers artisanal bread and pastries perfect for all your carb cravings. Its most famous item? The Austrian cheese bun, reminiscent of our very own ensaimada.
Roast goose from Yat Lok
Another classic institution in Hong Kong, Yat Lok recently earned its one Michelin star, a true testament to what they do best: serving up some deliciously juicy roast goose. Grab a seat and order the roast goose drumstick served with your choice of noodles or rice.
Beef brisket noodles from Kau Kee
Tender beef brisket served with noodles and a warm broth? Sign us up! This legendary noodle shop is always busy with a long queue of hungry patrons waiting to get their fill of the beef brisket noodles.
Chinese desserts at Cong Sao Star Dessert
Sometimes you just want a traditional Chinese dessert. Enter: Cong Sao Star Dessert. Here you can get desserts like glutinous rice balls filled with black sesame, pancakes that come in durian or mango flavors, or ice shaves served with sago and jellies.
Pineapple buns from Kam Wah Cafe
Contrary to popular belief, pineapple bun or bo lo bao isn’t actually made up of pineapple – it just resembles the fruit. Each bun comes freshly baked with a golden brown top crust, usually served with a chunk of butter for the ultimate melt in your mouth experience. Don’t forget to order a glass of silk stocking tea for a complete breakfast or snack!
Baked pork chop rice at Tsui Wah
Looking to fuel up after a busy night at Lan Kwai Fong? Head to the 24 hour Tsui Wah, and get a plate of their famous dish: egg fried rice topped with a fried pork chop then baked with a serving of curry or tomato sauce.
A fancy meal at Mott 32
Mott 32 is an excellent choice if you’re looking for a fancy treat to cap off your Hong Kong trip. This modern Chinese restaurant serves a good range of dim sum and dishes, from crab, caviar & Iberico Pork Shanghainese Soup Dumplings to Apple Wood Roasted 42 Days Peking Duck. They even serve quirky desserts, like a Japanese potato dumpling and a soy sauce-flavored ice cream!
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