Hong Kong is really a place which offers superb cuisine from all over the world and an infinite choice of restaurants. In Hong Kong, most restaurant serving sizes are considerably small by international standards, especially in comparison to most Western nations. The main course is usually accompanied by a generous portion of carbohydrates such as rice or noodles. People generally eat 5 times a day. Dinner is often accompanied with dessert. Snack time also fits anywhere in between meals. It’s the variety of food that is mind-boggling, the following are 8 most popular in Hong Kong you should not miss
The roasted suckling pig is a behemoth of a dish. It differs from the traditional dish in that it is stuffed with delicious sticky glutinous rice and roasted whole over an open flame. So the skin arrives roasted to crispy perfection and the inside is filled with fragrant and mushy rice.
Dim sum breakfast or lunch is a major social life style of Hong Kong residents. It is only served at breakfast time through late afternoon. Dim sum as a representative Cantonese cuisine in Hong Kong is widely available in town. There are plenty of quality dim sum restaurants in Hong Kong you can find.
Spicy, creamy, soupy — this is wintertime dessert at its best (though it’s good in the summer too). Made by gently simmering sweetened milk and then mixing it with fresh ginger juice, which causes the milk to curdle, ‘geung tsap dun nai’ has a soft pudding-like texture not unlike tofu.
4. Beef brisket from Sister Wah
Beef Brisket Noodle Soup originated in China and is made out of beef, beef stock, vegetables and noodles (commonly used is the egg noodles). It is a very common noodle dish in Hong Kong and you will see a lot of restraint can cook this kind of Hong Kong food, but the most famous restaurant which can cook Beef brisket very well is Kau Kee (Best Beef Brisket Noodle & Soup).
5. Pineapple Bun
It is popularly known as boh loh baau in local language, leaves your mouth longing for one more bite always. Topped with a crunchy sugary pastry, this delicious stuff is soft from the inside and tastes wonderful. You can find it everywhere in the city. It has become popular worldwide and you can find it in a Chinese bakery situated anywhere in any part of globe.
6. Stinky tofu
Smelly tofu, like durian, is one of Asia’s most iconic “weird foods.”The stench is a result of fermentation of the tofu and it is such an overpowering smell you’ll be hard-pressed to shake it off for months to come. But Hong Kongers really love that stink. Well, most Hong Kongers.
7. Egg tart
Egg tart includes egg white, milk, honey-egg, ginger-flavoured egg, which are variations of a traditional milk custard and egg custard, and also chocolate tarts, green-tea-flavoured tarts, and even bird’s nest tarts. Overall, egg tarts have two main types of crusts: shortcrust pastry or puff pastry, traditionally made with lard rather than butter or shortening. Unlike English custard tarts, milk is normally not added to the egg custard, and the tart is not sprinkled with ground nutmeg or cinnamon before serving.
8. Egg waffles
The Hong Kong style Egg Waffle is a unique street hawker food in Hong Kong. Piece by piece they come in a golden coloured honeycomb shape and gives out a rich aroma of cake flavour. It is in fact hollow in shape, it gives one an extraordinary experience when biting on it as it has a distinct texture of having a crispy shell with inner softness.