Hong Kong is one of the world’s greatest dining capitals. Let your taste buds be a little adventurous exploring new restaurants and flavorsome street markets. From the best restaurants, street eats and market experiences here is everything and everywhere you should eat in Hong Kong!
RESTAURANTS TO TRY
If you are looking for a traditional place to experience old-school Cantonese food, then Seventh Son is the place for you. Taking up three whole floors with a range of dining experiences (from small tables to private dining rooms) these tried and tested culinary perfections will impress you. This is a place where you should definitely try to eat in Hong Kong.
Ho Lee Fook, situated in the heart of Soho is a modern Chinese kitchen meets old school Hong Kong vibes. This Japanese style funky restaurant is maybe not the best place to take the in-laws… Be sure to come in with an open mind and a stomach ready to digest. Be sure to try the wagyu beef rib and the Japanese style cheesecake.
Even if you are a meat lover, the vegetarian dishes at the Po Lin Monastery will be highly satisfying. To find it, take the cable car from Tung Chung to Ngong Ping, travel above Tung Chung Bay and Lantau Island’s verdant hills, and arrive at the Ngong Ping Village. Keep walking through the village to the main attraction—Po Lin Monastery and the Big Buddha. The affordable menu features mixed mushroom soup, deep fried bean curd sheets with lemon sauce, asparagus with mixed mushrooms and cashews and so much more.
One Dim Sum Chinese Restaurant is regarded as one of the most affordable places to get Yum Cha (known as Dim Sum). Expect a huge menu with great prices – hardly anything on the menu is over $5.00 AUD and the food quality is excellent. Be sure to try a wide selection of dishes from the menu.
These four street eats are just the beginning of the amazing cheap food to eat in Hong Kong. Find them in a Cha Chaan Teng – local diners where you can find almost all of your comfort food at affordable prices.
Pineapple Buns (known to locals as Bo Lo Bao) actually have no pineapple. They are a crusty and fluffy goodness in the form of a bun served with extra butter… yum! They are undoubtedly a must try when visiting Hong Kong. Find them in local bakeries and dim sum restaurants.
Egg Waffles, known as Gai Daan Jai, are another popular sweet snack. They perfectly exemplify the Western influence mixed with Hong Kong favourites. Made with eggs, flour, and sugar, you’ll smell the waffle before you see it! One of the most famous places in Hong Kong for egg waffles is Lee Keung Kee North Point Egg Waffles. You will, however, find them throughout the streets of Hong Kong, especially in the busy parts of town.
For those of you daring foodies, give grilled Squid Tentacles a try. These delicacies have a chewy texture and tend to be served with taste popping flavours such as honey, chili or teriyaki. Combine flavours for even more of a punch!
Easily consumed on the go, and at crazy cheap prices, curry Fish Balls are packed with flavour. You can find these deep fried, spice-dipped balls practically anywhere. Be sure to grab a drink such as coconut juice to tame the spice.
OPEN-AIR STREET STALLS
Known as Dai Pai Dong in Hong Kong, open-air street stalls serve a range of meals. They are most famous, however, for the homemade stir-fries. Wandering past all the stalls, you’ll see the excellent culinary skills of these chefs and you’ll also dine with strangers on big sharing tables. It is more an experience rather than a meal.