Hong Kong Food Guide – A culinary adventure!

Home to people from different regions of China, Hong Kong is a melting pot of people from different cultural and ethnic backgrounds. This is why the independent region boasts a unique and decadent cuisine. Here’s what you need to know about food in Hong Kong.

 

Local food

Local Hong Kong food is mainly influenced by Cantonese, European, Japanese as well as Chinese cuisines. The food that is usually served at local eateries and restaurants are very flavourful and delicious some of the must-try dishes while you are in Hong Kong are Dim Sum, Roast Pork, Roast Goose and Soy sauce braised pigeon.

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Fine Dining

You can enjoy fine dining at specialized restaurants most of them offer a plush setting where you could enjoy a romantic dinner with the one you love. You could also join for a lavish dining experience if you are stationed at an upscale Chinese Restaurant in Wan Chai the likes of Dorsett Wanchai.

 

Vegetarian and Halal food

There are a number of restaurants in Hong Kong which serve vegetarian food but however if you are a Muslim, there are only a handful of places you could visit to enjoy Halal certified food better avoid street food and do some research, read food blogs in order to know the best place to dine which doesn’t obstruct your religious beliefs.

 

Hong Kong Desserts

You could find shops and stalls serving delicious desserts at almost all the places in Hong Kong. Some of the desserts you must-try during your time here are egg tarts, steamed milk pudding and mango pomelo sago.

 

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A Food Lover’s Guide to Hong Kong – A Toothsome Experience!

Hong Kong is an autonomous administrative district in China. The populous district is home to a diverse range of people from different regions of the country. This makes the region a hub for a vibrant food culture. Read on to know about some of the food items you should try when you are here.

 

Roasted Goose

Chinese love roasted food and the roasted goose is one of the staple roasted dishes in China. This dish is made by slow roasting the whole goose which is marinated in a blend of over 20 different spices and aromatics. The roasting process gives the meat a crispy outer layer and a juicy and moist inside.

 

Soy sauce braised pigeon

Pigeon meat is fantastic! it is dark and succulent. Soy sauce brings out the meat’s livery and delicious texture and it is certainly richer and flavourful than duck and this makes it a must-try dish when you are in Hong Kong.

 

Clay pot rice

Clay pot rice is one of the loved comfort foods of the people of Hong Kong and once you try this dish it becomes yours too! This dish is made by cooking rice combined with many spices and a variety of meat items such as sausages pork and chicken in a clay pot. If you are stationed at a serviced apartment in Sheung Wan the likes of Citadines Mercer Hong Kong, you can find many stalls and restaurants nearbyserving this authentic dish.

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Egg Tarts

Egg tarts are the go-to deserts if you have a craving for sweets. You can find these delicious desserts at almost all the “Chai” stalls which are mini eateries that serve light deserts and tea. Egg tarts in Hong Kong have a crispier crust while having a sweet and soft custardy filling on the inside.

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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.

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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.

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