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Sampling Local Fare in Hong Kong

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You haven't really eaten in Hong Kong until you've devoured some local fare. You’ll want to start the day off with a traditional “Hong Kong-style” breakfast. Then be sure to try congee, wonton noodles, and dim sum. Local Hong Kongers love eggettes as a snack, as well as fresh-out-of-the-oven eggtarts. There are some dining destinations to head to, too, like a floating restaurant and a harbor full of sampan dining. No matter what you do in Hong Kong, be sure to sample the local fare.
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41 Spring Garden Ln, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
There are those ubiquitous egg tarts on every dim sum menu in every city in the world, and then there are the egg tarts at Kam Fung Cafe, off a "blink and you'll miss it" side street in Wanchai. This Hong Kong coffeehouse, straight out of a Wong...
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Hong Kong, Tsim Sha Tsui, Nathan Rd, 36-44號重慶大廈B1
My friend and I came across this cafe hidden in the mall. We had this bun and a Hong Kong milk tea. The interior of the cafe is filled with pictures of Alan Tam, an icon in the entertainment industry in Asia. I was told he's a fan of this favorite...
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Hong Kong, 銅鑼灣軒尼詩道500號希慎廣場
If there is one thing you must eat while in Hong Kong, make it a bowl of wonton noodles. Causeway Bay’s Ho Hung Kee has earned a Michelin star from mastering these al dente egg noodles paired with shrimp wontons in consommé soup. Wellington Road’s...
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47 Parkes St, Jordan, Hong Kong
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...
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5 Chi Lin Dr, Diamond Hill, Hong Kong
A tranquil oasis in the middle of Hong Kong with exquisite gardens and temples, this was crafted just 14 years ago without the use of nails or any other intrusive metal fastening devices. It is also worth a visit to its vegan cafeteria—the food...
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Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
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...
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Hong Kong, 上環環畢街7-9號
My mornings in Hong Kong are normally spent doing errands and perhaps recovering from the previous night, as I will admit that the nightlife scene in Hong Kong is probably the most active of anywhere I travel. Congee is the best way to start the...
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Hong Kong, 上環皇后大道中327-329號地下
I'll admit, I wanted to ease myself into Hong Kong's food scene. I pictured a nice sit-down restaurant with menus in English. My husband wasn't having any of it. Steps from our hotel, he saw pork hanging in windows and he wanted it now. We sat...
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Chiu Tam Path, Tsuen King Circuit, Hong Kong
Café de Coral is a Hong Kong fast-food chain that serves quick and filling food at very good prices. One of the most popular dishes is the baked porkchop rice. It has a thick slice of breaded porkchop placed over a bed of rice, with chunky tomato...
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162 Wellington St, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
The Lin Heung Tea House on Wellington Street has remained authentic in terms of both décor and recipes since opening in 1920. As the name “dim sum” implies, a table full of food shared in good company will “touch the heart.” This Cantonese...
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2A-2P Tung Choi Street, Mong Kok, Hong Kong
During my recent trip to Hong Kong I was on a quest for local culinary adventure, as I always do when traveling. After an exciting morning in the busy area of Mongkok, the smell of greatness took me to a little restaurant called D.i.F. The fact...
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150 Aberdeen Main Rd, Aberdeen, Hong Kong
While in Hong Kong we visited Aberdeen Harbour and the fishing village...the floating restaurant is expensive but it is unique...it is very big or Jumbo!
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Hong Kong
This is a do-not-miss dish for all the foodies want to try something different! Combined both eastern and western taste-bud. *Please do not count calories...
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Ping Shan Heritage Trail, Ping Shan, Hong Kong
I live and work in Hong Kong, and although I live in the New Territories, I had no idea this kind of village existed. Like many other expats that live in Hong Kong, it's easy to get into the routine life of spending your leisure time in the city....
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Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter, Hong Kong
Hong Kong is an island surrounded by ocean. So one of the best things you can do is jump on a sampan boat and sail out, and have them cook delectable seafood delights and serve you right on the boat!
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133 Third St, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong
We had no idea what we were doing when we walked into BBQ, but we followed our noses (and a few rave reviews we found on-line). We were the only non-Asians to be seen and our waitress spoke next to no English. No matter, just bring us what YOU...
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Wan Chai, Hong Kong
This is the front of Sun Kwong Restaurant on Lockhart Road in the Wan Chai district of Hong Kong Island. This crab is one of the very few Cantonese dishes that is served cold, accompanied by a small dish of red vinegar. The taste is amazing! Be...
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406 Queen's Rd W, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong
As if I have any clue what "金興潮洲飯店" is. Thanks to Google Translate I know it means "Kim Hing Chiu Chow" but I don't think the English version is going to help you much. All you really need to know is that this place is crazy delicious. Not only...
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19 Eastern Hospital Rd, So Kon Po, Hong Kong
The Tai Hang neighbourhood, off Victoria Park, keeps growing with specialty eateries. But among the hipster cafes and bar, Italian and Vietnamese restaurants, there's one standalone stall that can't be missed. And it's possibly one of the best...
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506 Lockhart Rd, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Hong Kongers love their desserts, as evident by the many such joints dotted around town. But aside from the usual pomelo/mango sago creations, double-skin steamed milk pudding is also very satisfying - and good for you. Yee Shun's branches on the...
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Among the hundreds of new cafés catering to the booming market for caffeine in Shanghai, Café Aroom, hidden down a residential alley, is a local secret. Ring the doorbell to enter a space filled with vintage cameras, antique kitchen tools, and...