Hong Kong: 7 Must Eat Local Food at the Fragrant Harbour

Hong Kong, a melting pot of Eastern and Western cultures is without doubt a foodie heaven. Recently, a dizzying number of famous Celebrity chefs such as Alain Ducasse, Nobu Matsuhisa, Judy Joo, Janice Wong and Gordon Ramsay had decided to set up shop in Hong Kong, creating culinary waves across the city and reinforcing Hong Kong’s street cred as one of the world’s foodie capital. Such a bold move is seen as looking to appeal to the changing taste buds of the well-travelled Hong Kongers who are willing to pay big money for the food they fondly remembered and loved in their overseas trips.

The eateries choices range from cheap eats at a hole in the wall (“dai pai dong”) or an air-conditioned restaurant. If you are feeling brave, you can try to hunt for stewed chickens feet, a nutritious dish rich in collagen. If you can stop imagining which part of the chicken you are nibbling on, it is actually quite a delicacy. Hint: stewed chickens feet is commonly found in dim sum parlour. A word of warning: I have learned to only eat chickens feet as a hot dish. Once I made the mistake of ordering a plate of white-coloured vinegary chickens feet, decorated with a sprinkle of chopped Thai birds eye chillies, and I must say that is quite something! As they say, when in Rome, do as the Romans do. If you are still with me and you are still curious to see what’s there in store for you, here’s a list of local Hong Kong food you must eat to complete your Hong Kong experience.

Wonton noodle soup

Tsim Chai Kee

Address:Jade Centre, 98 Wellington Street, Central
How to Get Here:7-min walk from Exit D2, Central MTR Station

Dim Sum

Tim Ho Wan

Address:Tim Ho Wan Sham Shui Po, G/F, 9-11 Fuk Wing Street, Hong Kong China
How to Get Here:7-min walk from Exit E, Prince Edward MTR Station

Maxim’s Palace

Address:2/F, Low Block, City Hall, Central, Hong Kong
How to Get Here:8-min walk from Exit K, Central MTR Station

Beef Brisket noodles

Kau Kee

Address:21 Gough St, Central, Hong Kong
How to Get Here:6-min walk from Exit A2, Sheung Wan MTR Station

Egg waffles

Lei Keung Kee

Address:492 King’s Road, North Point
How to Get Here:2-min walk from Exit B3, North Point MTR Station

Egg tart

Tai Cheong Bakery

Address:35 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong
How to Get Here:7-min walk from Exit C, Hong Kong MTR Station

Soy milk dessert (“Tau Fu Fa”) and Soy Milk

Kung Wo Dou Bun Chong

Address:118 Pei Ho Street, Sham Shui Po
How to Get Here:1-min walk from Exit B2, Sham Shui Po MTR Station

Hong Kong cafe (“Cha Chaan Teng”)

Kam Wah Cafe

Signature dish: Pineapple bun with butter

Address:G/F, 47 Bute St, Mong Kok, Hong Kong
How to Get Here:3-min walk from Exit B2, Prince Edward MTR Station

Mido Cafe

Prized for its old school 60s HK cafe ambience by art directors.

Address:G/F, 63 Temple Street, Yau Ma Tei, Hong Kong, China
How to Get Here:4-min walk from Exit C, Yau Ma Tei MTR Station

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