10 Street Food in Hong Kong You Have to Try When You’re There, Or You Might as Well Go Hong Kah

Hong Kong offers a wide variety of choices when it comes to dining out. From roadside stalls to world-class restaurants, you’re never short of good food everywhere you go.

Which brings me to my next point- One of the most popular past time to do as a tourist is to eat. To persuade you further, here are 10 street food in Hong Kong you really have to try when you’re there! 

1. Hong Kong-Style Milk Tea

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A popular part of many Hong Kong people’s daily life, their Hong Kong-style milk tea is typically served as afternoon tea. Consisting of Ceylon black tea, evaporated milk and sugar, the tea usually sits at the bottom of the evaporated milk. Their milk is thicker than their tea, so people who love a milky taste would definitely appreciate this!

2. Hong Kong Egg Tart 

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Egg tarts are one of the more recognisable dim sums in Hong Kong. It comes in many variations within the Hong Kong cuisine, including egg white, milk, honey-egg, or even ginger-flavoured egg. You have to try it at least once! 

3. HK Wanton Noodles

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I have this particular stall to recommend to you guys. Known as Mak’s Noodle in Hong Kong, it is famous for its wanton noodles. This place even has its own Wikipedia page! That says a lot. Trust me, you’ll never have wanton noodles like Mak’s Noodle.  

And no, it doesn’t taste anything like the wanton mee in Singapore.

4. Congee

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Congee is a must have when you’re in Hong Kong. It is typically cooked with flavoursome ingredients like meat or fish and garnished with condiments. The Cantonese variety is versatile: traditionally eaten during breakfast, it also make a popular late-night snack!

5. Sweet and Sour Pork

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Sweet and sour pork is probably one of the most famous Hong Kong foods, which has made its way into Chinese takeaway menus around the world. Once you’ve tried Hong Kong’s one, you’ll always be craving for it! 

6. Claypot Rice

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Claypot rice is next on the list of must-try food in Hong Kong, especially around temple street in Yau Ma Tei, a vibrant stretch with a night market filled with eateries. You can definitely find enough claypot rice stalls there without a doubt.

7. Black Sesame Paste

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If you are craving for desserts in Hong Kong, you’re in for a treat! Hong Kong street food provides all sorts of desserts, which includes this black sesame paste over here. Go try it if you can!

8. Dim Sum

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Hong Kong is basically the land of Dim Sum. They say you haven’t been to Hong Kong until you ate their Dim Sum there. And I’d agree. So go eat their Dim Sum, I swear you won’t regret it! 

9. Eggette

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If you’re looking for snacks along the way, this eggette is for you. Nowadays, it’s not easy to find this sweet gem in Singapore. The honeycomb shaped egg waffles have midges of crisp around the edges, together with its fluffy consistency that makes this egg waffle exceptionally popular. If you haven’t tried this before, Hong Kong is the place to do so! 

10. Curry Fishball

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Cheap, tasty and dipped in curry sauce, Curry Fish Ball is one of Hong Kong’s most iconic street snack. Seriously, go try it! 

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