Photo by Emily Chu
Quick Bites on the Go
You haven’t tasted Hong Kong until you’ve sampled a treat from the side of the street. Loved by kids and adults, each batch of waffle-like “gaai dan jai,” or eggettes, gives off a sweet, buttery aroma. When done right, the outside is crisp while the spongey filling provides an addictive bite. Swimming in vats of curry sauce, the sight (and smell) of fishballs is hard to miss. Braver souls can dare to try beef tripe and tendons instead. Previously sold from carts, these cheap snacks have now become comfort food to many locals and can be easily found in kiosks and shops on busy street corners.
By Emily Chu, AFAR Local Expert
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