Hong Kong’s development has been a hot topic in the last few decades.
It’s really incredible how a region that once used to be a lightly populated area that consisted of many small villages turned into one of the most populated regions in the world. More importantly, Hong Kong is one of the worlds’ greatest financial centers today.
This autonomous territory is known for being one of the most westernized regions in Asia. Its modernity is constantly praised by western tourists who claim that Hong Kong is an inspiring and exciting place, while CNN called it “the world’s greatest city” in 2017.
And how about the food? Well, here’s an incredible fact –
“for every 600 people in Hong Kong, there’s one restaurant!”
This mind-blowing information probably tells enough. We don’t really need any introduction here. So, let’s start the tour!
Lee Keung Kee North Point Egg Waffles
If you have a friend from Hong Kong, they must have told you about Hongkongers’ egg waffle obsession. If you love fresh and crispy desserts, search no more. This place has excellent reviews and it’s well-known by both locals and foreigners. Apparently, egg waffles are more expensive here than they are in other places, but there’s a reasonable explanation for that – they are D.E.L.I.C.I.O.U.S.
It’s hard to pick a single staple dish in Hong Kong. However, fish balls have to be among the flag bearers. While there are hundreds of places where you can try them, people who work in Hong Kee are well-known for taking their fish balls pretty seriously. Customers say that Hong Kee is probably a benchmark when it comes to fish balls.
One Dim Sum
Another example of a staple dish has to be the popular dim sum. Dim sum is one of the reasons why people go to Hong Kong. It’s hard to be precise when it comes to defining what dim sum is because we are actually speaking about a wide range of dishes served with hot tea. One Dim Sum is also one of the most affordable places out there.
If you are looking for something more familiar, and if you are a fan of a really good burger or steak, then visiting Big Sur is your next task. It’s one of the best restaurants in Central, and it offers a unique Californian inspired food and ambiance. The food is amazing, the atmosphere is light and breezy, they have a great selection of craft beer. What’s not to love?
For those who love crowded yet affordable places to eat, there is Samsen. This restaurant is well-known for its Thai noodles and other Bangkok-style dishes. Samsen is a perfect place for people who’d rather choose warm atmosphere over comfort and luxury.
Yue Kee Roasted Goose Restaurant
Hong Kong is a cosmopolitan city situated near Guangdong province in South China. However, you don’t need to go across the border to try Guangdong-style roast goose.
Hongkongers love roast goose and what’s better than trying it in a place that has a rare license to roast geese using charcoal ovens? Furthermore, prices are claimed to be reasonable.
Kam Fung Restaurant
Did you know that pineapple bread’s origins are in Hong Kong? Funnily enough, the original recipe doesn’t even contain pineapple.
While pineapple bread can be found in almost any bakery, Kam Fung Restaurant ranks high according to the tourists. They also serve delicious egg tart as well as a chicken pie. Their milk tea has a big reputation too.
Hoi Wan Heen
If your budget allows you to eat high-end dishes, Hoi Wan Heen is your place. They prepare meals based on the finest Cantonese and Sichuan recipes. This place offers an intimate atmosphere with less than 10 tables inside. Its décor will make you feel as if you got lost in Chinese history.
Local journalist Nury Vittachi once said:
“You can leave Hong Kong, but it will never leave you… The drama, the charm and the beauty of Hong Kong is all here-just as is its breathless energy.”
From simple meals such as fish balls and egg waffles to more sophisticated dishes, everyone can find their new favorite food obsession in Hong Kong. It’s no coincidence that Hong Kong is considered to be the world’s biggest food fair. Enjoy!
Roxana is a travel enthusiast and lifestyle consultant from Sydney and she loves to write about her adventures. She is all about the healthy lifestyle, loves to run with her husband and dogs and has fun cooking exotic meals for her family. Being a typical Aussie, she often hits the waves and loves beaches and sunshine! You can find out more about her writing following her on twitter and facebook. She is also one of the editors at Highstylife Magazine.