There’s no denying my street food addiction.
Hong Kong is a city loaded with culinary street food delights – from the greasy grinds of Mongkok to the international recipes surrounding the Chungking Mansion, Hong Kong has it all!
This is not the most in-depth guide to Hong Kong street food cuisine – the culinary roots run deep through the foundation of the city and there’s so much to discover.
This is however what my body was able to handle in a mere 3 day visit to Hong Kong with a purpose to eat!
Hong Kong Street Food
In Mongkok, there are a number of street food restaurants that jet into the middle of the sidewalk to tempt pedestrians with strange skewers of bacon wrapped meat and various forms of fried chicken!
Mongkok is one of the best Hong Kong street food destinations.
Wonton noodle soup with giant meaty chunks of beef brisket – it had an incredible pure taste of beef to it.
Price: 46 HKD
Normal bowl of wonton soup with wontons – 30 HKD
Restaurant: Mak’s Noodles (Above)
Address: G/F 77 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong
I was psyched to go here because I thought the name was Mark’s Noodles (my name), but when I arrived it was actually “Mak’s.” The fresh egg noodles and shrimp wonton were splendid, though the portions sizes were severely lacking.
The beancurd rolls (called San Juk Guen – pictured on the right) were loaded with fatty pork and tasted outstanding! They are one of my favorite dim sum items.
Another personal favorite comfort food of mine is Chinese glutinous rice steamed in a lotus leaf (Lou Mai Gai). I grew up eating it and every opportunity I have, I will always order it.
Hong Kong is perhaps the most famous city in the world for dim sum, and I was not about to miss out.
Lin Heung Teahouse
Address: G/F 160-164 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong
Line Heung Teahouse, though well known by tourists, serves pretty decent dim sum in a somewhat traditional atmosphere.
At a random restaurant I indulged in a few Shanghai style soup dumplings for an afternoon snack – not the best I’ve had, but they weren’t bad.
There are many hole in the wall restaurants in Hong Kong that serve rice or noodle dishes for about 24 – 30 HKD a plate.
Look for small restaurants plastered with colorful posters and menus displayed all over the walls. This particular bowl I ate was a bit greasy but the beef chunks were amazing!
Yamazaki Bakery which is actually a Japanese company, bakes up some wonderful creations to satisfy sweet or salty cravings.
Restaurants that serve roasted duck, quail, or pork are easy to spot throughout the streets of Hong Kong. They always display their roasted artwork in the glass windows so it’s easy to get tempting into eating.
Don’t miss the cream filled pancakes on the streets of Mongkok!
I ate a delicious meal at a random restaurant directly outside of the Yau Ma Tei MRT station located on 11 Waterloo Road.
The mass of people trying to get in the door was my indicator that I should follow. Soon I was fighting for a position in line and the chance to eat the cheap and delicious freshly cooked Hong Kong street food style buffet.
A large plate of rice, 2 dishes, and a bowl of soup cost me 23 HKD.
At 5 am I found myself hungry so after finding a late night restaurant, I ordered a steaming hot plate of rice topped with tofu and fried pork belly in a thick gravy sauce. The thick gravy was plainly cooked, yet in the morning it tasted so good.
Price: 30 HKD
Don’t miss the Hong Kong red barbecued pork that can be found all over the streets.
Get lost and confused, but make sure you go a little crazy sampling Hong Kong street food!