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Hong Kong Food Tour: 16 Must-try Dishes in Hong Kong

Due to its diversified cultures and customs, Hong Kong is packed with many different types and flavors of delicacies in the food market. On your tour of Hong Kong, you will encounter a variety of delicious Hong Kong foods that will sate your appetite. If you are ready to start your Hong Kong food tour, here is a list of the 16 must-try dishes in Hong Kong.

 

Traditional Roast Goose

Roast goose is a traditional Cantonese cuisine and has become a popular food on Hong Kong Island. A goose is roasted with special ingredients and sometimes spicy sauce. It will taste better when its skin is roasted to crispy. This typical Hong Kong food is often served by chopping into small pieces. It is more appetizing when accompanied with plum sauce.

Recommended eating places: You can try the traditional roast goose at Yat Lok Restaurant in Central or Kam’s Roast Goose in Causeway Bay.

Crispy Sweet and Sour Pork

This Cantonese cuisine is one of the famous dishes in the Hong Kong food market and is a commonly served dish in Cantonese restaurants and cha chaan teng. It is made of pork fried to crispy, with some sweet and sour sauce added to it. Stop mouthwatering and get to try this well-known Chinese food in Hong Kong.

Recommended eating places: Cantonese restaurants like Yum Cha Guan in Causeway Bay, Victoria Harbor Restaurant in Central, or Tong Kee Restaurant in Tuen Mun.

Hong Kong Food Crispy Sweet and Sour Pork
Crispy Sweet and Sour Pork

Wind Sand Chicken

This is one of the best foods in Hong Kong and you should give it a try. It is a boiling oil-scalded chicken with crispy skin and good flavor. The fried garlic spreads over it like wind-blown sand, and that’s why it got the name. Wind sand chicken is a kind of delicious Chinese food in Hong Kong; never miss it on your Hong Kong travel.

Recommended eating places: Enjoy wind sand chicken at Seventh Son Restaurant in Tsim Sha Tsui, Tung Po Kitchen in Wan Chai, or Man Fat Seafood Restaurant in Sham Shui Po.

Hong Kong Food Wind Sand Chicken
Wind Sand Chicken

Exquisite Dim Sum

On your Hong Kong food tour, it is also a great experience to enjoy morning tea with dim sum in a tea house or cha chaan teng. There are many varieties of dim sum, such as shrimp dumplings, cakes, rolls, or balls served in delicate plates or steamers. Go and get some dim sum for yourself, and you will be fascinated by this kind of Hong Kong food.

Recommended eating places: Many restaurants offer dim sum, such as Dim Dim Sum in Mong Kok, Dim Sum Here in Jordan, or Dragonking Dim Sum in Wan Chai.

Hong Kong Dim Sum
Dim Sum

Delightful Wontons

Wontons are a type of dumplings stuffed with shrimp, meat, or vegetables. They are one of the mainstream foods for breakfast in Hong Kong. Wontons can be added to boiled soup or fried or steamed to eat without soup. Just enter a breakfast restaurant and get some wontons cooked in the way you like.

Recommended eating places: Restaurants like Full Taste at North Point, Tsim Chai Kee Noodle in Jordan, or Mak’s Noodle in Tsim Sha Tsui and Central.

Delicate Egg Tarts

If you wonder what the most popular food in Hong Kong is, egg tarts should be mentioned. This luscious Hong Kong food offers many types of flavors, such as chocolate egg tarts, Napoleon egg tarts, cubilose egg tarts, as well as tarts with fruits like strawberries and blueberries.

Recommended eating places: The most popular shops for egg tarts are Hashtag B in Causeway Bay and Bakehouse in Tsim Sha Tsui.

Pineapple Bun

This delectable Hong Kong food is a bread with an uneven texture, which looks like a pineapple, so it is called a pineapple bun. The crisp on top of it is the soul of the bread, which is made from powder, eggs, sugar, and lard. You can taste a pineapple bun together with milk, cream, or jam, which gives a better flavor.

Recommended eating places: Try a pineapple bun at Waso Cafe in Tsim Sha Tsui, Kam Wah Cafe in Mong Kok, or Lucky Star Coffee Shop in Causeway Bay.

Hong Kong Pineapple Bun
Hong Kong Pineapple Bun

Creamy Milk Tea

Milk tea is also a must-try food in Hong Kong. Different from milk tea in mainland China, milk tea in Hong Kong is made by six procedures, and the technique is included on the list of Intangible Cultural Heritage. Milk tea is generally made of black tea plus milk, giving a smooth and rich taste.

Recommended eating places: Many cafe shops offer this typical Hong Kong food of mile tea, and you can get a cup of milk tea at CHICHA San Chen in Wan Chai, Lan Fong Yuen in Tsim Sha Tsui, or Dragon City Cafe in Causeway Bay.

Scrumptious Claypot Rice

It is a type of Hong Kong fast food popular among locals. For this dish, rice is cooked together with ingredients in a clay pot. Hong Kong treats tourists with over 20 flavors of claypot rice, including Chinese bacon, fried chicken with mushrooms, chopped ribs with bean sauce, and more. Don’t hesitate to try it on your tour of Chinese food in Hong Kong.

Recommended eating places: Keung Kee in Wan Chai, Wing Fat Seafood Restaurant in Jordan, or Kwan Kee Claypot Rice in Sai Wan.

Hong Kong Food Scrumptious Claypot Rice
Scrumptious Claypot Rice

Flavorful Char Siu

Char siu is a type of Chinese food in Hong Kong made of pork with main ingredients like garlic, sausage, and honey. Usually, char siu is served together with rice, which is appetizing.

Recommended eating places: Cantonese restaurants like Gwing Kee Roasted in Tsim Sha Tsui, Yung Kee Restaurant in Central, or Art of Canton in Causeway Bay.

Egg Waffles

It is a traditional food in Hong Kong, especially in the street market. Egg waffles are made from powders, eggs, milk, and oil. The fluffy waffles with the fragrance of egg and milk give an excellent flavor, which is memorable in your Hong Kong travel.

Recommended eating places: Taste delicious egg waffles at pancake shops or restaurants, such as Mammy Pancake in Causeway Bay and other areas in Hong Kong, Pigmates in Tsim Sha Tsui, or Lei Keung Kee in North Point.

Chinese Barbecue

Don’t miss Chinese barbecue on your China’s food tour to Hong Kong. It is a type of barbecue that roasts meats and vegetables on fire and adds some seasonings like salt, cumin powder, and paprika to make it taste awesome. As a typical street food of Hong Kong, you can try Chinese barbecue in street markets.

Recommended eating places: Try this flavorful Chinese food in Hong Kong at Skewer Kitchen in Central, Tanshao in Mong Kok, or skewer stables in the Temple Street Night Market.

Wonton Noodles

Originating from Guangzhou, wonton noodles have gained popularity in Hong Kong gradually. This type of Hong Kong food combines noodles with wontons by putting them into a bowl where hot soup is prepared. Besides, other ingredients like vegetables or purple laver can also be added to the dish. Wonton noodles are usually served as breakfast, and most local people love them.

Recommended eating places: Mak’s Noodle and Tsim Chai Kee Noodle are two popular restaurants serving wonton noodles in good flavors, and you can find them in many areas in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong Food Wonton Noodles
Wonton Noodles

Scrambled Egg Sandwich

A scrambled egg sandwich is also a savory Hong Kong food that you must try. As its name suggests, it is a kind of sandwich with scrambled eggs added to the middle. Except for common eggs, preserved eggs, and salted eggs are also popular. Ingredients like coriander can be added to the sandwich. The soft bread and the yummy scrambled eggs filled in it make the sandwich taste wonderful.

Recommended eating places: You can get a scrambled egg sandwich at Guzzle in Jordan, My Cup of Tea in Wan Chai, or Deli-O in Sheung Wan.

French Toast

French toast is also one of the must-try foods in the Hong Kong food market, even though it originated from British. This scrumptious Hong Kong food is mainly served in bakeries, cha chaan teng, or cafes. In many cafes, golden toast is accompanied by frosting, chocolate jam, and fruits like strawberries and blueberries.

Recommended eating places: You can find French toast at cafe shops or restaurants like PHI Coffee & Pancake in Mong Kok, the Cupping Room in Central, or Hogan Coffee in Wan Chai.

Hong Kong Food French Toast
French Toast

Sweet Tofu Soup

If you love dessert, never miss sweet tofu soup on your Chinese food tour to Hong Kong. It is delicious food that can be enjoyed hot or cold. Usually, caramel and red beans are added to a tofu soup, or you can add some other ingredients like brown sugar, ginger, mango, and more. Enjoy the silky and sweet tofu soup in a dessert shop, and you will fall in love with this satisfying Chinese food in Hong Kong.

Recommended eating places: To try nutritious sweet tofu soup, you can head to  Kung Wo Dou Bun Chong in Sham Shui Po, Dream Tofa in Central, or One Bean Curd Pudding Specialist in Jordan.

 

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