1. Try the Street Food!
Before this reccent Hong Kong travel, my favourite street food was Egg Balls HK$10 (S$1.90). I would always buy one to eat while I walked from Causeway Bay to the Hong Kong Stadium. Also a great snack to have while you're shopping :)
But on this trip I discovered something new - Spicy Fishballs (Yu Dan, Lat) HK$6-7 (about S$1.30). For that price, you get one stick with about 6 fishballs. The best one I had was at the street stall near Rong Yuan (other post in Restaurants for directions) - the one here is so spicy that my mouth takes a good half hour to recover, but it's so good that I can't help but eat more of it despite the discomfort! My mouth is watering just thinking about it now...
Another one of my favourites is the Deep Fried Squid Tentacles HK$10 (S$1.90). Also a great snack to have while you're shopping :)
On this trip, I finally decided to give Smelly Tofu (chow dow fu) a try. The one from this stall used to be really smelly - approaching it, I would wonder if the smell was coming from a drain - but for some reason this time it wasn't that bad... and as expected it wasn't smelly when I bit into it. It was pretty much just normal deep fried tofu, a bit of a let-down really... but maybe I will change my mind when I try a really good one.
2. Eat to your heart's content !
One of the main Hong Kong tourist attractions is the wide variety of food that it offers. From roadside stalls, to smoke-filled Cha Can Ting (Tea Restaurants), to fast food, to full fledge restaurants.
Hongkongs eat 6 meals a day: breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner and supper.
For breakfast and morning tea, try the traditional dim sum that consists of prawn dumplings, meat dumplings, glutinous rice with chicken etc. You will be spoilt for choice. The recommended one is at Shamrock Seafood Restaurant. Cheap, good and authentic.
For lunch and dinner after Hong Kong tours, you can try the Japanese Ramen (different from that found in Singapore), Roasted Meat Delight (Roast Chicken, Pork, Pigeon, Duck, Goose). Or you can try any of the themed restaurants (like Teochew food - braised duck and pig neck, fish meat noodles etc) or Hakka food (braised vegetables and meat)
For afternoon, head down to the Tea Restaurants for a Pineapple Bun (Bo Luo Bao) or an egg tart, with a traditional Coffee or milk tea. If you cannot decide whether tea or coffee, try the Yuan Yang - a mixture of Coffee and Tea.
For supper, try the steamboat, a unqiue asian dish of dipping raw food into a piping hot pot of soup to cook, then dip the food into a sauce mix before putting the food into your mouth. Hong Kong has a wider variety of food that can be cooked in the steamboat, as compared to Singapore. For example: Fish, Fish egg, Xiao Long Bao (Meat Dumpling), Shui Jing Bao with pork in it (Glutinous Rice Ball), Fried Fish Skin and others.
Hong Kongers love desserts too...hence always end your meal with either a sweet steamed egg custard or a mango dessert !
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