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.

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Have You Tried Dimsum? -A Delicious and Fulfilling Meal

Staying in a Hong Kong hotel and haven’t tried Dim Sum? Perhaps it’s high time that you sample this delicious dish that originated in China. Dim Sum is prepared as small bite size portions of food that are steamed and served at restaurants and hotels. While many foreign tourists often refer to them as dumplings, Dim Sum is not quite a dumpling; it’s a far more delicious alternative that can either form a snack or be consumed as a full meal. Many tourists opt to experiment with different flavours of Dim Sum at a  Cosmopolitan hotel in Hong Kong, but the city is also home to Michelin star restaurants that offer the dish as a delicious appetizer or as a main meal.
However, Dim Sum can also be sampled as a snack while exploring the city, for little carts can be found on street corners selling a variety of Dim Sum options. Because it is such a beloved component of South East Asian cuisine, travellers will have little difficulty finding places that serve them. The difficulty lies sometimes in finding a good restaurant that offers a variation of Dim Sum that you enjoy.
Dim Sum is often served with tea, also known as Yum Cha, similar to how some countries enjoy an evening cup of tea with biscuits. Dim Sum, on the other hand, is consumed around the clock, and is loved by many who sample it. Traditional Dim Sum options include steamed buns, rice noodle rolls, dumplings etc. while the buns are often filled with beef, chicken, pork or vegetables. Travellers might also wish to sample Dessert Dim Sum as well. Dim Sum is certainly a marvellous way to experience the local cuisine for it is delightful and gratifying; ensure that you don’t forget to try Dim Sum when visiting Hong Kong.

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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.