Must Try Street Foods in Wan Chai – Eat Like a Hong Konger

Hong Kong cuisine is unlike anything else in the world, where the locals have taken western influences from the colonial days to unfathomable gastronomic heights.

 

Pineapple Buns

 

This is one of the most iconic street snacks of Hong Kong; these buns however don’t actually contain any pineapple though, but are sweet and pillow-soft, with a slice of butter placed into their centre.

 

Egg Tarts

 

This is essentially a hybrid of an English custard tart and a Portuguese pastel de nata, a kind of egg tart. Egg tarts have a uniquely eggy kind of custard that is heavenly when combined with the flaky pastry. These are an essential experience when dining in Hong Kong.

 

Fried Pig Intestines

 

Yes, these definitely do not sound appealing, but are still extremely popular among locals and tourists are like. Intestines are rolled and skewered before being fried. These are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, being full of flavour with a taste similar to that of bacon.

 

Egg Waffles

 

These consistently come out on top where popularity and indulgence is concerned, and are instantly recognisable due to their unique appearance, bearing a collection of spherical shapes similar to eggs in a tray. This is made by pouring the egg batter into a special griddle with cells. If you’re on vacation at a hotel such as Cosmo Hotel Hong Kong, be sure to head out and sample the king of Hong Kong street food!

 

 

Fritzjames Stephen is a travel writer, who writes content based on the myriad of experiences and indulgences that the world has to offer travellers across all walks of life. Google+

Dining in Hong Kong – a diner’s delight

The dining scene in Hong Kong is one that must be paid careful attention to for it will lead you on an absorbing journey of mouth watering cuisines and household names in the area. A Hong Kong hotel such as the Cosmopolitan Hotel Hong Kong will be a good choice of lodging during your holiday here. This Wan Chai hotel Hong Kong has to offer paves the way for you to discover the treats that await you.

Head down Gough Street and straight into the comfort of On Lot 10. Take your pick from a menu that offers the richest roast chicken, a signature large fish roasted in salt crust coupled with sweetbreads that would entice any traveller. Try Above & Beyond where the popular pan seared Kagoshima pork belly with osmanthus and raisins would make for quite a hearty meal. Additionally Queen’s Road Central pans out to the impressive Island Tang where many a Cantonese delicacy is available. Elegantly furnished this restaurant offers you a dish comprising of barbecued pork daubed in sweet honey that is simply too good to be true. Move away from the busy central district of Hong Kong and call at The Chairman. The steamed flower crab coupled with Chicken oil and Shaoxing wine is one dish that must be had. One could also try Chef Harlan Goldstein’s Gold; an eatery which affords guests a choice of culinary specialities such as the Colorado lamb rib, lobster spaghetti and Tuscany seafood soup.

Dining in Hong Kong: A Gastronomic Adventure

 

Once a British Colony, present day Hong Kong is one of the two special administrative regions of the People’s Republic of China. However, Hong Kong exercises a high degree of autonomy as stipulated in their constitutional document with regard to all aspects except military and defence. Nevertheless, the majority of citizens of the region are of Chinese descent whilst the rest is made up of Indians, Vietnamese and European citizens, to name a few. Hence, it is no surprise that the cuisine in the region is rather diverse and is full of interesting flavours that would thrill any lover of food.

 

Whether you are in the mood to try your hand at the local cuisine or whether you wish for the comfort of your own cuisine, a restaurant or eatery in Hong Kong is sure to fulfil your needs. Once in the region, there are a number of foods that you must try. Among these are Dim Sums, seafood and Chinese barbecue known as ‘siu mei’. If you wish for a light yet filling meal, dim sums are ideal for they are a type of steamed food and avoid oil. Seafood, of course, is one delectable delight that Hong Kong surely knows how to cook so it is essential that you make your way to a seafood district and enjoy fish, crab, lobster, shrimp and more either baked, steamed, grilled or stuffed.

 

Wrap up your meal with a sweet and deliciously authentic dessert by indulging in classics such as Tangyuan, a sweet rice dumpling, mango pudding, made with fresh mangoes and durian desserts in the form of ice cream, sorbets and slushies!

If you are in need of a quick snack, the streets of the city are sure to give you something that is both delicious and filling so make your way to a street vendor and treat yourself to either a pineapple bun, an egg tart or a Put Chai Ko, a pudding made of flour and red beans.

 

For a truly gastronomic experience, opt to stay at The Peninsula Hong Kong for they boast of world class dining and certainly lives up to their reputation. Tourists who wish to stay at this five star hotel Hong Kong will surely be delighted thanks to its wonderful accommodation that redefines luxury and impeccable service. Stay at this Hong Kong luxury hotel for a truly fabulous holiday in the city.