A reflection of Hong Kong’s multicultural nature is the truly divine range of local dishes available for the bona fide foodie. There’s much to choose from, though here are some that deserve special mention when it comes to food to try in Hong Kong.

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Top Food to Try in Hong Kong


Also referred to as silky-smooth congee, this delicious rice porridge is a much-loved comfort food. This traditional dish is generally cooked with a variety of meats. Some variations come with BBQ pork, shrimp and fish, served at places like Super Super Congee & Noodle, a 10 minute walk from Dorsett Tsuen Wan.

Sweet and Sour Pork

Another Hong Kong favourite, sweet and sour pork is not to be missed and is usually served in a delectable orange sauce that adds to the flavour. Be you dining at a local eatery or a western restaurant Hong Kong has to offer, do see if this iconic dish is on the menu.

Steamed Shrimp Dumplings

Locally known as “Har Gow”, this dim sum dish features shrimp dumplings prepared to perfection. It can be a bit expensive, but these dumplings which generally also have a bit of pork too are well worth trying.

Roast Goose

A traditional Cantonese dish, roast goose is generally served with a plum sauce; the cut pieces also have the skin along with tender and juicy meat. The Guangdong-style version features a particular variety of goose and is a popular dish especially in the New Territories.


Roland Lefevre is a travel writer who specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe. Google+