Foods to Try in Hong Kong

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Hong kong is widely known for dim sum,  its national dish. (See also: Best ways to experience Hong Kong in a day ). This popular dish is one among the many familiar dishes in Hong kong such as the following:

 

Chicken soup

This must be a  favorite comfort food among the Chinese households because most of the customers also ordered the same meal at the restaurant where we tried them. I don’t know but there’s something with Chinese chicken soup that I like.It is not too salty not too bland.

 

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Congee

Chinese Rice Noodle Soup or better known as Congee is a good appetizer or can even be a meal in itself. It smells so good and tastes light and savory with the refined taste of rice, mushroom/fungi.

 

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Instant noodles

 

Hong Kong-style instant noodles with ham and egg is an example of Hong Kong-style cuisine that was adapted from the West.

 

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Fried rice

It is called Nasi goreng in Indonesia, and in the Philippines, we simply call it sinangag. Now, this is the Hong Kong version, also known as the curry fried rice since it has some curry flavoring. Bbits of ham , egg and other seafood are also added.

 

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Sweet and Sour Pork

 

The bite sized pieces of pork are first battered and deep fried, then they are stir fried with bell pepper and onions in a tangy sweet and vinegary sauce. It’s not my personal favorite dish to eat in Hong Kong, but when it’s made well, and it’s not too sweet, it can taste pretty good. Sweet and sour pork is one of the well-known Chinese foods. This food has been adapted as well in the Philippines.

 

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Indian food 

 

Indian cuisine has become integral part of the Hong kong cooking scene due to the wide presence of Indian and Middle eastern communities in this state especially in Tsim Sha Tsui, a major food district in HK. These are the common Indian meals that you can try at Tsim Sha Tsui center.

 

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Biryani/Spicy rice

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Spicy Chicken fry

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Naan, a leavened, oven-baked flatbread

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Roti with chicken kebab and chopped veggies.

 

Siu Mei

A Cantonese name given to refer to any meat thatat is roasted on spit over an open fire. The roast is coated with rich sauce depending on the type of meat. 

 

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Roast Meats

Roast meats of Hong Kong refers to the threeknown meat delights – Char Siu (barbecued pork), siu yuk (roast pork belly) and roasted goose. You can have all of these three in one meal that top a bowl of rice like this one below.

 

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Roast Duck

 

This is a famous Chinese dish is one of China’s national dishes that has been prepared since imperial era.

 

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Hong Kong-style Milk tea

 

Tea culture is strong in Hong Kong just as in Taiwan and other East Asian countries. This milk tea originates from Hong Kong which is made from black tea and milk.

 

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Iced Milk Tea

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Hot Milk Tea

 

Eggette

Eggette or known in Hong Kong as gai daan jai (鷄蛋仔) ranked no.1 in a 100 most popular Hong Kong street food sweet snack list. The batter is made with plenty eggs, flour, and sugar, and cooked in a hot griddle in a small ball-shaped mold. Now, this fave snack has a variety of flavors and colors.

 

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Fresh Juices

 

Aside from tea, fresh juices and even cold-pressed juices abound in Hong Kong probably to health-conscious consumers. Lychee juice is my favorite.

 

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Zongzi

 

Also known as rice or sticky rice dumplings, this is a traditional Chinese food made from sitcky or glutinous rice stuffed with various fillings and wrapped in bamboo leaves. Fillings vary from red bean paste to vegetables and ham.

 

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Egg Tart

 

Though not as sweet as the egg tarts in Lisbon, Portugal where it originates, the egg tart I tried in HK is not that far with a little alteration. It’s no wonder how egg tart was introduced to HK. Macau was the longest colony of Portugal and is very close to HK.

 

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Almond Cookies

 

A true Hong Kong treat. Never miss buying a box of HK cookies especially ones made from almonds or cashews as souvenirs.

 

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Anna is a travel buff, logophile, choreophile, an adventurous foodie & glossophilia.She loves writing, dancing, traveling & learning languages. She speaks more than 5 languages and have been to more than 20 countries so far. In her leisure time, she loves to listen to music, dance & try cooking.

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