Love a good culinary adventure? Look no further than Hong Kong. (Photos: Mark Wiens of Migrationolgy.com)
Asia is a mecca for culinary gurus and few regions lay claim to as exciting an array of foods and flavors as Hong Kong. From traditional bites bursting with savory seasonings, like dim sum, to more exotic fare, like braised pigeon, visitors can easily embark on a tasty adventure — if they know where to go. We’ve sussed out Hong Kong’s five must-eat meals and where to find them.
Lemon Tea and Instant Noodles at Bing Kee
Bing Kee is a classic Hong Kong dai pai dong food stall that serves bowls of comfort noodles and French toast, and a fantastic milk tea and strong lemon tea.
Address: Just outside 5 Shepherd Street, Tai Hang, Hong Kong
Open hours: 7 am – 3:30 pm on Wednesday – Monday (closed on Tuesday)
Dim Sum at Lin Heung Tea House
The best part about eating dim sum at Hong Kong’s Lin Heung Tea House is not only the dim sum, but the classic atmosphere and how the dim sum is still carted around the bustling restaurant.
Address: Tsang Chiu Ho Building, 160 Wellington St, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Open hours: 6 am – 11 pm daily
Brisket Curry at Kau Kee Restaurant
This popular restaurant is famous for a good reason; their brisket curry is packed with curry spices, and teeming with shredded pieces of tender brisket.
Address: 21 Gough St, Central, Hong Kong
Open hours: 12:30 pm – 10:30 pm on Monday – Saturday (closed Sunday)
Braised Pigeon at Kwan Yu Roasted Meat
Along with the marvelous selection of roasted pork belly and char siu at Kwan Yu Roasted Meat, their braised pigeon is incredibly good.
Address: G/F, 102 Electric Road, Tin Hau, Hong Kong
Open hours: 9 am – 10 pm daily
Razor Clams at Tung Po
Tung Po is a local Hong Kong restaurant located on the second floor of Java Road Market that serves a giant variety of Hong Kong style dishes including a delicious version of razor clams in black bean sauce.
Address: 2/F Java Road Municipal Services Building, 99 Java Rd, North Point, Hong Kong
Open hours: 5:30 pm – 12:30 am daily