Hong Kong is one of my favorite city in the world. It’s not only a shopping paradise for shopaholics but also a food haven for foodies like me 🙂 There are a variety of food choices from street food to Michelin-star restaurant that you’ll be spoilt for choices.
Here are some of the must eat food when you’re in Hong Kong :-
1) Australian Dairy Company (澳洲牛奶公司)
Australian Dairy Company 澳洲牛奶公司 is one of the famous cha chaan teng in Hong Kong. Service is quite bad here; you have to order fast, eat fast and be prepared to queue for an hour just to get a table :/ Why come here then? Coz they serve the best scrambled egg with toast! The scrambled egg is very fluffy, crispy outside but soft inside….its just purr-fect!!!
Address : 47 Parkes Street, Jordan
Opening Hours : Friday to Wed 7.30am – 11.00pm (Closed on Thursday)
What to order : Breakfast Set: Scrambled eggs with toast (炒蛋多士), Macaroni with Ham (正叉燒通粉), Steamed Milk（炖奶）
Direction : Jordon MTR – Exit C2 ( Right ). Walk ahead to the junction and then turn right.
More Details : Australian Dairy Company (澳洲牛奶公司)
2) Mido Café (美都餐室)
Mido Cafe 美都餐室 is famous Coz it’s one of the oldest cafe in HK and it’s often used as backdrops in HK films and HK dramas. To-date, it’s decor remains the same; retro furnitures, mosaic tiles and bench seats. Mido Cafe’s signature dishes include Baked Spare Ribs with Tomato Sauce Rice 蕃茄焗排骨饭 and French Toast 西多士.
Address: 63 Temple Street, Yau Ma Tei
Opening Hours: 8:30am – 9:45pm daily
What to order : Baked Spare Ribs with Tomato Sauce Rice 蕃茄焗排骨饭, French Toast 西多士, Red Bean Ice 紅豆冰
Direction : Yau Ma Tei MTR – Exit B2
More Details : Mido Café (美都餐室)
3) Sang Kee Congee (生记粥品)
Hongkie loves to have congee with fried cruller and noodles for breakfast. While there are many congee shops in HK, I personally think Sang Kee Congee 生记粥品 in Sheung Wan serves the best congee which is flavorful and have a smooth consistency.
Address: G/F 7-9 Burd Street, Sheung Wan
Opening Hours: 6:30am to 9pm (closed on Sundays )
What to order: Fish Belly Congee, Meat Ball Congee, Fresh Fish Fillet Congee
Direction: Sheung Wan MTR – Exit A2
More Details : Sang Kee Congee (生记粥品)
4) Honolulu Cafe (檀島咖啡餅店)
When in Hong Kong, you have gotta try the egg tarts and polo bao (pineapple bun). Honolulu Cafe 檀島咖啡餅店 in Wan Chai is well known for its delicious and flaky egg tarts. Grab a piece or two and eat it while it’s hot. Love the crumbly and smooth custard filling. Yums!
Address: G/F & Mezz Floor, 176-178 Hennessy Rd., Wan Chai
Tel: +852 2575 1823
Opening Hours: 6:00am – 12:00am
What to order: egg tart, Hong Kong Milk Tea
Direction: Wan Chai MTR – Exit A4
More Details : Honolulu Cafe (檀島咖啡餅店)
5) Tim Ho Wan (添好運點心專門店)
Tim Ho Wan 添好運點心專門店 is a famous 1 Michelin Star Restaurant headed by Mak Pui Gor, the former dim sum chef at Hong Kong’s Four Seasons Hotel’s restaurant, Lung King Heen. There are a variety of dim sum to order which includes sticky rice wrapped with lotus leaf in traditional style, steamed rice rolls, steamed ma lai koh, steamed prawn dumplings and baked barbecue pork bun pastry. Oh, did I tell you that their BBQ Pork Bun 酥皮焗叉燒包 is super yummy? It’s a must-order when you eat at Tim Ho Wan.
Address: Shop 12A, Hong Kong Station (Podium Level 1, IFC Mall), Central
Tel: +852 2332 3078
Opening Hours: Mon to Sun: 09:00 – 21:00
What to order: Baked Bun with BBQ Pork, Pan-fried Carrot Cake, Beef Ball with Beancurd Skin, Siu Mai, Wasabi Salad Prawn Dumpling, Vermicelli Roll with Sesame Sauce, Glutinous Rice in Lotus Leaf
More Details : Tim Ho Wan (添好運點心專門店
6) Fei Jie Snacks Shop (肥姐小食店)
Fei Jie Snacks Shop 肥姐小食店 at Mongkok is famous with both locals and tourists its braised stuff like octopus, chicken kidney, sausage, gizzards, squids and pig intestines.
Address: Shop 4A, 55 Dundas Street, Mong Kok
Direction: Mongkok MTR – Exit E2
Opening Hours: Mon – Sun 2.00pm – 11.00pm
7) Kam Wah Cafe (金華冰廳)
Besides egg tart, HK is famous for its polo bao 菠蘿包. Kam Wah Cafe 金華冰廳 at Mongkok is the best place to go for freshly baked polo bao or also known as pineapple bun (there’s actually no pineapple inside). You can also try their egg tarts and French toast which I personally think is average but their signature polo bao is the best.
Address: 47, Bute Street, Mong Kok, Kowloon, Hong Kong.
Opening hours: 6.30am to 12.00am
What to order: Polo Bao, Egg Tart,French Toast, Milk Tea
Direction: Mong Kok MTR – Exit B3 or Prince Edward MTR – Exit B2
More Details : Kam Wah Cafe 金華冰廳
8) Yung Kee Restaurant (鏞記酒家)
When in Hong Kong, one of the must eat is definitely roast goose. It’s also a popular food souvenir to buy back for your family and friends. Yung Kee Restaurant 鏞記酒家 in Central is well known for its century egg and roast goose. The roast goose at Yung Kee has a crispy crackling skin and the meat is juicy. Eat it with their plum sauce- it’s just heavenly. You’ve got to order their famous century egg appetizer too – it’s very yummy!
Address: 32-40 Wellington Street, Central
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday: 11:00am – 11.00pm
What to order: Century Egg, Roast Goose
More Details : Yung Kee Restaurant (鏞記酒家)
9) Mammy Pancake (媽咪雞蛋仔)
One of the famous street food in HK has got to be egg waffles or also known as eggettes. While most people will go North Point for egg waffles, I personally love the egg waffles from Mammy Pancake 媽咪雞蛋仔. There are a variety of flavors to choose from chocolate, chocolate chip, taro, green tea and red bean, sesame, cheese, sweet potato, original and mango to name a few. The bite sized egg waffles are superbly crispy on the outside but inside it’s very soft. Just can’t stop biting it!
Address: Shop G23, G/F, Young City Zone, 1 Kwong Wa Street, Mong Kok
Opening Hours: Sunday – Thursday 12.00pm to 9.00pm; Friday – Saturday 12.00pm to 10.00pm
What to order: Chocolate Chip Egg Waffles, Sweet Potato Egg Waffles, Original Egg Waffles
Direction: Mongkok MTR – Exit E2
More Details : Mammy Pancake 媽咪雞蛋仔
10) Yue Hing (裕興大排檔)
Yue Hing 裕興大排檔 is a Dai Pai Dong stall in Central serving simple but superbly delicious sandwiches and instant noodles. The menu is fairly simple : you either order sandwich or noodles 🙂 One of the must order at Yue Hing 裕興大排檔 is their perfectly toasted sandwich with ham, vegetables and generously slathered with peanut butter (yes, it’s peanut butter)! It’s sinfully delicious! Also, their instant noodles are served with luncheon meat omelette which is very good! It may not be a healthy choice of breakfast but you wouldn’t mind the calories Coz it’s seriously good 😉
Address: 82 Stanley St, Central, Hong Kong
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