Great food in Hong Kong can be found at extremely elegant and extravagant restaurants ( like one-thirty-one) or in run down, dirty food stalls. I have to admit that I do enjoy an occasional fancy meal, but I much prefer local eats at a hole-in-the-wall. It’s just more exciting to share food finds that are authentic, unique and affordable!
Let’s start off with some Fish Cake and Fish Balls at Tak Cheong Noodle. I don’t know what they add to give them such bouncy texture, but I like it!
Little treasures of mine in Kowloon City. I stop by Islam Food first to grab a juicy beef cake or mutton curry and then head over to Cheong Fat for awesome Thai Boat Noodles, Papaya Salad and Blood Clams. I also pick up some Thai ingredients at the local markets (baby eggplants, thai hot sauce, etc).
My favorite neighborhood in HK is definitely Sham Shui Po. Mostly for the buttons and fabric shops but also for the food. That’s the trick with HK eats, go to the older places (red MTR line) and you’ll find some awesome food. You have to try the bamboo stick (wonton) noodles previously mentioned “here” and Tofu Flower at Kung Wo.
If you’re feeling adventurous, take a trip out to Yue Kee in Sham Tseng, famous for their Roast Goose.
Since you’re in HK, you have to try traditional Hong Kong Snacks. I highly recommend Super Bowl King Traditional Snack in East Point City Mall, Hang Hau. They also open temporary shops all over HK (currently in Tseung Kwan O Plaza).
For the popular Egg Pancake or Gai Dan Jai, try any of the ones mentioned “here“. Mammy Pancakes’ original is definitely delicious but the chocolate chip variety is just a tad too sweet. North Points egg pancake is a little too hard for my taste.
Dare I say…The Best Egg Tart in HK can be found at Honolulu Coffee Shop. Soft, flaky and warm paired with a cup of Ice Milk Tea. Perfection!
Oh Yes! Some nice Beijing Street Crepes aka Jianbing in Central! Woohoo! One bing is large enough for two people!
My motto is, eat what you love but watch what you eat! Watch how much, how often, and when you eat less healthy foods.
Box up half.
Watch the portions!
If you’re a foodie like me but still want to be free of nasty health problems like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, high triglycerides, and diabetes (eating too much salt, saturated fat, trans-fat and low quality carbohydrates) I would highly suggest the 80/20 Rule! Eat healthily 80% of the time, so you can afford a few treats and indulgences 20% of the time.