Street Food Adventure in Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Hong Kong's street food culture can be traced back to the 1950s, a time when the territory was experiencing a financial slump and food carts selling ready-to-eat snacks are ordinarily seen on bustling roads. For many years, street food remains to be a significant part of life in Hong Kong. These days, you can now find these snacks not just in crowded streets, but inside cozy establishments as well. Take a bite of these iconic Hong Kong street food at these go-to spots!

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Island Shangri-La

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Dragon Beard Candy isn’t your average sweet treat. Every piece is made delicately from a tiny bit of maltose then wrapped like a cocoon. Satisfy your cravings for these confections by heading to Island Shangri La Hotel. They carry the Bamboo Garden brand, a beloved name in Hong Kong. There are several dragon beard candy flavors to choose from like black sesame, jasmine tea, and white sesame

  • Pacific Place, Supreme Court Road, Central, Hong Kong

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Mak Kee

麥記美

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Aside from dumplings and xiao long bao, Mak Kee is also a go-to place to eat golden fried Curry Fish Balls drizzled with their tasty sauce. Even though it's a simple food stall, there are chairs and tables on the sidewalk for customers to get comfy while enjoying their orders.

  • +852 2887 7851
  • Ground Floor, May Ka Mansion, 21-23 Fort Street, North Point, Hong Kong, China
    北角堡壘街21-23號美嘉洋樓地下

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Hang Heung Cake Shop

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Hang Heung Cake Shop is already a household name when it comes to Chinese pastries. The shop is known for its wife cakes that are fluffy and melts in your mouth. A traditional wife cake has a thin crust and made with a layer of winter melon, almond paste, and sesame, flavored with five-spice powder. Head on to Hang Heung Cake Shop for a delicious wife cake tasting experience if you haven't tried it yet.

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Tai Cheong Bakery (Central)

泰昌餅家

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A day in Hong Kong is never complete without the well-loved egg tart. Tai Cheong Bakery is where the most flavorful egg tarts are found. The bakehouse's recipe is famous for its thick, creamy egg custard with just the right amount of sweetness. Visit their branches early to enjoy the tarts fresh from the oven!

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Kam Wah Café

金華冰廳

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The pineapple bun is a favorite among locals in Hong Kong and Macau. There are numerous shops selling this delicacy, but Kam Wah Cafe remains a go-to place for many. Sample their yummy Pineapple Buns with or without butter—either way, they’re a must-try in the city!

  • +852 2392 6830
  • Ground Floor, 47 Bute Street, Prince Edward, Hong Kong, China
    太子弼街47號地下

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Fei Jie

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Go for something out of the ordinary with chewy Grilled Squid Tentacles from Fei Jie. The Mong Kok stall also offers other exotic street food such as pig intestines and turkey kidneys. Pick what you can stomach then douse your order in sauces like teriyaki, honey, barbecue, or chili. It’s worth it!

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Hop Yik Tai Snacks (Kweilin Street)

合益泰小食

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Cheong fun is a Cantonese dish that originated from China's Guangdong Province and Hong Kong. It's glazed in sweet sauce and made of smooth rice noodle rolls with peanut butter, lard, and sesame seeds. For a memorable Cheong Fun experience, head to Hop Yik Tai in Sham Shui Po. The delicious rice rolls are made traditionally, ensuring each plate is fresh and silky in texture.

  • +852 2720 0239
  • Ground Floor, 121 Kweilin Street, Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong, China
    深水埗桂林街121號地下

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Ding Dim 1968

鼎點 1968

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There are many dishes to enjoy inside Ding Dim 1968, one of which is a forever Hong Kong favorite, shumai. The restaurant is famous for its Shumai with Black Truffle that oozes a delightful mushroom flavor with every bite. To add to that, you can also try Ding Dim's Quail Egg Shumai.

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Mammy Pancake

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A beloved sweet treat in Hong Kong, egg waffles are easy to find on the streets. The best, however, remains to be Mammy Pancake. From traditional to flavored, they have an egg waffle for everyone. Choose between banana, chocolate, green tea, chestnut, and coffee. You’re definitely in for a tasty egg treat with Mammy Pancake.

  • 8~12 Carnarvon Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

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Delicious Food Shop

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Sure, stinky tofu is not meant for everyone. A delicacy from Mainland China, it features a distinct sour smell that comes from the strong brine of fermented milk, vegetables, meat, and shrimp used to make it. If you're adventurous enough to eat this, visit Delicious Food - Stinky Tofu in Prince Edward for one of the most recommended in the city!

  • Shop 10, Ground Floor, 30-32 Nullah Road, Prince Edward, Hong Kong, China

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