Photo by Emily Chu
Classic Hong Kong Eats
Local residents lead cosmopolitan lives, but their appetites never weaken for recipes reminiscent of Old Hong Kong. Hong Kong-style cafes, or “cha chaan tengs,” are loved for their eclectic menus, which, aside from casual Hong Kong dishes, also offer Hong Kong-Style Western cuisine. They are best for quick and affordable meals like fried noodles and classics like baked porkchop rice. For breakfast, the Australia Dairy Company in Yau Ma Tei has best scrambled eggs on toast in town. (Their secret ingredient? Canned cream soup.) At Central’s famed Tsui Wah, pair a beef brisket curry with rice with the signature Hong Kong drink “yeen yeung,” a mixture of coffee and milk. Grab a fresh egg tart for dessert and you’re good to go.
By Emily Chu, AFAR Local Expert
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