Foods to Try in Hong Kong
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:
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.
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.
Hong Kong-style instant noodles with ham and egg is an example of Hong Kong-style cuisine that was adapted from the West.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This is a famous Chinese dish is one of China’s national dishes that has been prepared since imperial era.
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.
Aside from tea, fresh juices and even cold-pressed juices abound in Hong Kong probably to health-conscious consumers. Lychee juice is my favorite.
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.
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.
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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