If you’re a foodie, then Hong Kong has plenty of culinary adventures in store! That said, make sure to savour traditional Cantonese dishes too including those mentioned below.

Roasted Pork Buns

Locally known as char siu bao, roasted pork buns are not to be missed when dining at Wan Chai eateries. There are many options that are ideal when this bread bun that’s stuffed with heavenly barbecued pork is on offer! The buns are usually steamed and are on dim sum menus too.

Hainanese Chicken Rice

Hainanese Chicken Rice
Hainanese Chicken Rice| Img via Wikimedia Commons

Another Cantonese dish worth trying is the popular Hainanese chicken rice that’s available at a wide range of restaurants including those of properties like Park Hotel Hong Kong. The juicy chicken is served with rice that has been flavoured with garlic and the accompaniment of a soy or chilli sauce makes the perfect combo.

Roast Goose

Cantonese-style BBQ is well-loved and amongst the best of such dishes in Hong Kong is roast goose and is found at many Tsim Sha Tsui restaurants buffets. A must-try, this dish has a sublime mix of textures; the outer skin is often crispy, while the flesh is succulent. What’s more, the goose is marinated in a characteristic sauce made with honey, garlic, scallions and soy sauce.

Egg Tarts

No foodie tour of Cantonese dishes would be complete without some dessert which is exactly what awaits those who try heavenly egg tarts! The out layer of the tart generally features a flaky pastry with a crust and within, you will find a delicious egg custard; best eaten hot, they are usually on offer at local bakeries.