Best Food items to try in Hong Kong – A palatable experience!

Being a melting pot for people of different ethnicities cultural backgrounds Hong Kong boasts a vibrant food culture. Read on to know about four food items you must try during your time in Hong Kong.

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Dim Sum

Dim Sum is a staple food item loved by the Chinese, it is not only delicious but also it is one of the most fun food experiences in Hong Kong. Dim Sum is basically small bite-sized portions of food that will be served in small steamer baskets that. Dumplings, deep fried food, steamed buns are some of the food items you could find in your Dim Sum basket. You could find this dish at most of the Wan Chai hotel properties the likes of Dorsett Wanchai Hong Kong and in other populated regions of Hong Kong as well.

Lo Mai Gai

The Chinese love their food steamed since it’s a food preparation method that preserves all the nutrients and flavours of the used ingredients. Lo Mai Gai is also a dish made by Steaming glutinous rice with pork, chicken or Chinese sausages wrapped in lotus leaves. Once cooked and unwrapped, what you’ll get is a gooey and decadent delight that is fragrant and absolutely delicious.

Roast Duck

Marinated in a mix that contains over 20 different spices, and glazed in honey, the duck is slow roasted in charcoal. Once done what you get is a perfectly cooked duck’s which the exterior is golden and crispy while the interior remains moist, juicy and succulent.

Soy Sauce braised pigeon

Like duck pigeon too has succulent and dark meat that is more delicious and rich in flavours. This particular dish is made by braising the pigeon in Soy Sauce adding in a variety of spices and herbs which gives more flavour and character to the dish. This is certainly a must try during your time in Hongkong.

 

 

Best Food items to try in Hong Kong – A palatable experience!

Being a melting pot for people of different ethnicities cultural backgrounds Hong Kong boasts a vibrant food culture. Read on to know about four food items you must try during your time in Hong Kong.

Dim Sum

Dim Sum is a staple food item loved by the Chinese, it is not only delicious but also it is one of the most fun food experiences in Hong Kong. Dim Sum is basically small bite-sized portions of food that will be served in small steamer baskets that. Dumplings, deep fried food, steamed buns are some of the food items you could find in your Dim Sum basket. You could find this dish at most of the Wan Chai hotel properties the likes of Dorsett Wanchai Hong Kong and in other populated regions of Hong Kong as well.

Lo Mai Gai

The Chinese love their food steamed since it’s a food preparation method that preserves all the nutrients and flavours of the used ingredients. Lo Mai Gai is also a dish made by Steaming glutinous rice with pork, chicken or Chinese sausages wrapped in lotus leaves. Once cooked and unwrapped, what you’ll get is a gooey and decadent delight that is fragrant and absolutely delicious.

Roast Duck

Marinated in a mix that contains over 20 different spices, and glazed in honey, the duck is slow roasted in charcoal. Once done what you get is a perfectly cooked duck’s which the exterior is golden and crispy while the interior remains moist, juicy and succulent.

Soy Sauce braised pigeon

Like duck pigeon too has succulent and dark meat that is more delicious and rich in flavours. This particular dish is made by braising the pigeon in Soy Sauce adding in a variety of spices and herbs which gives more flavour and character to the dish. This is certainly a must try during your time in Hongkong.

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+

A Guide to the Best Food Souvenirs to Get in Hong Kong – The Best Treats to Take Home!

Hong Kong is one of the world’s most truly astonishing cosmopolitan cities and there are a ton of souvenirs you could take home. The best ones, however, are the edible kind.

Panda Biscuits

These are fairly iconic of the Far East and are absolutely delicious. These chocolate-flavoured cookies are shaped like Pandas and come in delightful boxes depicted a cartoon Panda’s face. They are ideal for both indulging in or even gifting to your friends.

Dragons_beard_candy | By Richard Lai (myself) [Public domain], from Wikimedia Commons

Dragons_beard_candy | By Richard Lai (myself) [Public domain], from Wikimedia Commons

Dragon’s Beard Candies

These sweets are an exquisite mix of peanuts, and sesame filling coated in a thread-like substance similar to cotton candy which is what led to the item’s name. Although these are best when they are fresh, there are several brands that sell them in packaged form.

Ding Ding Candies

These are a classic treat and are named after the sounds that result from the candy-makers breaking the hand candy into smaller pieces. If you’re staying at a Hong Kong hotel along the likes of Dorsett Wanchai Hong Kong you’re going to have to explore snack-shops/groceries along street corners since it’s hard to find these in the usual supermarkets.

Chocolate Ramen/Instant Noodles

Yes, these are packets of instant noodles with sachets of chocolate sauce within them. They’re meant to be some sort of dessert-noodle dish and would definitely make an interesting souvenir.

Catalina Forbes is a travel writer who bases her content on many thrilling escapades experienced across the world. Google+