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Best Food in Hong Kong

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Whether you're ready to try obscure local eats like pig blood curd, or you'd rather stick to noodles, this list of my favorite local eateries is sure to whet your appetite.

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9 Places

6 City Tips

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9 Places

Sham Shui Po

Neighbourhoods

Sai Yeung Choi Street South

Flea & Street Markets

Shing Kee Noodles

Restaurants

Sing Heung Yuen

Restaurants

Si Sun Fast Food

Restaurants

Kung Wo Soy Bean Factory

Restaurants

Tai On Building

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Super Duper Noodles

Restaurants

Kwai Chung Plaza

Gift & Speciality Shops

Sze L's City Tips

  • The MTR is an easy public transit system that covers major Hong Kong districts. Day passes, which offer unlimited travel, are a good option.
  • Buses are another easy mode of transit, covering all areas. Fares are calculated by distance traveled - be sure to have exact change.
  • Octopus cards are available at transit stations and 7-11s. You can load them up with money to use on public transit, at convenience stores, supermarkets, vending machines, etc.
  • In some restaurants, servers will bring tea and snacks that you didn't order, and then try charging you for them. Before being seated, ask your server about additional charges.
  • Tipping in restaurants is not customary. In fact, in less expensive restaurants, it can be seen as patronizing. In upscale restaurants, 10% service is included in the bill.
  • To request your bill, make a writing motion with your hand.
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    Sham Shui Po
    Neighbourhoods
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    Sze L Says:

    Situated in the working-class neighborhood of Sham Shui Po, the Dragon Centre is a massive mall with more than 700 shops, an ice skating rink, and, of course, a fantastic food court - packed with all kinds of cheap and tasty food. From curry to Korean fried chicken, Japanese udon to French delights, the eighth floor of the Dragon Centre has something for everyone - whatever time of day you visit.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Thrifty Traveller
    Tips
    • Try the shops that have the longest queues - there's a reason!
    • My all-time favorite is the Taiwanese restaurant’s POJ ló͘-bah-pn̄g: steamed rice with red-cooked pork, and a great sauce. It is simple but yummy.
    • Take advantage of the great, affordable shopping options while you're there!
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #64 of 851 things to do in Hong Kong
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • A very different place compared to other parts of Hong Kong or Kowloon 19/12/2017
    • Cultural Overload! 17/12/2017
    • Sham Shui Po
    Address:
    Sham Shui Po
    Hong Kong
    China
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    00:00 - 00:00
    Other:
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    Sai Yeung Choi Street South
    Flea & Street Markets
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    Sze L Says:

    Mongkok may be famous for its trendy clothing, but it's also a great place to find all sorts of typical Hong Kong snacks. Curry fish balls, Cuttlefish balls, Fish meat shaomai, Beef balls, Pig blood curd, Pig skin, Red sausage - you name it, all the weird and wonderful adventurous delights are on offer here, plus skewers and simpler fare for the more conservative eater. It's affordable too, so you can try a little of everything!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • Get the salty and fried snacks first, followed by fresh juice or milk tea.
    • I love to try many snacks at once, so I usually go for the 3 stuffed treasures - yummy with soya sauce!
    • A lot of the vendors sell food for takeaway only.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #277 of 851 things to do in Hong Kong
    • Bursting With Life 06/11/2017
    • Newly open 楊和 restaurant worth a try . Good food and services 23/06/2017
    • Sai Yeung Choi Street South
    Address:
    Sai Yeung Choi Street, Yau Tsim Mong District, Kowloon
    Hong Kong
    China
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    00:00 - 23:59
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    Shing Kee Noodles
    Restaurants (Chinese, Asian)
    Sze L Says:

    Hidden off the main street of Sha Tin, Hong Kong's oldest public housing, Shing Kee Noodles is an artsy, comfortable eatery, almost as much an art gallery as it is foodie heaven. It's decorated with recycled materials - from books and vintage toys, to CDs and quirky crafts - and is a friendly, family-operated spot, whose owners regularly give out free noodles to the elderly. By day, Shing Kee serves noodles (a 30-year tradition), and by night, the younger generation of owners roll out tabletop stoves to make the place a hot pot joint. The food is tasty and budget-friendly whatever time you visit!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Book seats in advance to avoid a long wait time.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1,119 of 7,855 restaurants in Hong Kong
    • Quaint place 10/01/2018
    • Hidden gem 21/06/2017
    • Shing Kee Noodles
    Address:
    Shop 5, Lek Yuen Estate Market, Sha Tin
    Hong Kong
    China
    Phone:
    852-26926611
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    19:00 - 23:00
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    Sing Heung Yuen
    Restaurants (Chinese, Fast food, Asian)
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    Sze L Says:

    Although located in the famously luxurious neighborhood of Central, Sing Hueng Yuen is one of the few remaining "dai pai dongs" in the city - open-air food stalls that were once very popular in Hong Kong, but that are today becoming increasingly rare. The makeshift covered eating area may not seem like much, but the long queues that often form here are proof that you don't need fancy tables to enjoy a good meal. Sing Heung Yuen sells high-quality, reasonably-priced foods - my favorite being its famous noodle-and-tomato soup with beef, a tasty yet complex sweet-and-sour dish.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Family
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • Go there in the afternoon to escape the crowds.
    • The toasted crispy hamburger buns with honey lemon spread are worth a try too!
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #236 of 7,855 restaurants in Hong Kong
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Tomato Noodle & Crispy Buns!! 03/12/2017
    • Good place to get a nice breakfast or lunch 26/11/2017
    • Sing Heung Yuen
    Address:
    No.2 Shop Mee Lun Street, Central, Hong Kong
    Hong Kong
    China
    Phone:
    852-25448368
    Price range:
    US$5 - US$10
    Hours:
    Mon - Sat
    08:00 - 17:30
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    Si Sun Fast Food
    Restaurants (Fast food, Diner)
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    Sze L Says:

    Hung Hom is not the most popular area among tourists, but it's definitely worth visiting if you're in the mood for a good burger. A favorite spot among university students, Si Sun Fast Food serves up cheap eats in a casual atmosphere. The burgers, for which Si Sun is famous, are more expensive than McDonalds but cheaper than local chain, burgeRoom. Its Hong Kong-style basic burger consists of a standard sweet bun, grilled patty, and "salad sauce" (Miracle Whip, sugar, and water), and you can mix and match any additional ingredients from there. I usually go for a cheese, egg and beef burger - so juicy!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Solo
    • Must See
    • Friends
    • Family
    • Thrifty Traveller
    Tips
    • The cafe is quite small so you may consider getting your food to go.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #0 of 0 restaurants in
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Tasty burger, great value 25/07/2017
    • Lunch hang out 02/05/2017
    • Si Sun Fast Food
    Address:
    1A Whampoa Street
    Hong Kong
    China
    Phone:
    852-23621279
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    11:00 - 21:00
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    Kung Wo Soy Bean Factory
    Restaurants (Asian)
    Sze L Says:

    One of the oldest Hong Kong shops selling traditional soya bean curd, Kung Wo Dou Bun Chong (Kung Wo Soy Bean Factory) sells all things - sweet and savory - related to the soya bean, from fried tofu to "doufu hua," a traditional tofu pudding.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Try the fried tofu with meat paste, a popular Hong Kong snack. The bean curd is cooked crispy on the outside and soft inside, and then topped with a layer of pan-fried meat paste.
    • There is a small eatery, but seating is limited. You can also purchase snacks to go.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #100 of 7,855 restaurants in Hong Kong
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Old Favourites 04/12/2017
    • Very Good 29/11/2017
    • Kung Wo Soy Bean Factory
    Address:
    67, Fuk Lo Tsun Road, Kowloon City
    Hong Kong
    China
    Phone:
    852-27180976
    Price range:
    US$10 - US$15
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    08:30 - 20:00
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    Tai On Building
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
    Sze L Says:

    Located in Sai Wan Ho, Tai On is a residential building and also a haven for local delicacies. At its many food stalls, you can find all the typical Hong Kong snacks you could hope to try, at very cheap prices. I like the Pearl milk tea and the sour spicy noodles the most.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Go there at around 8 pm to seek out the more hidden shops.
    • One of the famous shops "GUO CUI" is great for noodles. Its sauce is not only spicy and sweet, but it also has notes of curry - yum!
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #408 of 851 things to do in Hong Kong
    • An explosion of HK street food and local experience 14/01/2018
    • You can definitely get something you want to eat 13/05/2017
    • Tai On Building
    Address:
    No.57-87 Shau Kei Wan Road, Sai Wan Ho
    Hong Kong
    China
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    Super Duper Noodles
    Restaurants (Asian)
    Sze L Says:

    Super Duper Noodles is one of the most popular local eateries in Hong Kong, and usually has a queue out the door and down the street. Located in the Tai On Building, Super Duper Noodles gained a lot of media coverage when it opened, due to its spicy and salty sauce-marinated ingredients. As each topping is priced individually, choose your own combination of ingredients, and enjoy their famous noodles your way!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Add a few drops of chili oil to make the taste even more outstanding.
    • I highly recommend soy sauce chicken wings, soy sauce chicken drumsticks and vegetarian curry.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #6,520 of 7,855 restaurants in Hong Kong
    • Huge selection of toppings 22/09/2017
    • 差差差 03/02/2017
    • Super Duper Noodles
    Address:
    G/F, No.116 Sai Wan Ho Street
    Hong Kong
    China
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    Kwai Chung Plaza
    Gift & Speciality Shops
    Sze L Says:

    The third-floor "snack street" at Kwai Chung Plaza is hugely popular with Hong Kong youngsters, thanks to its cheap food and small servings - meaning you can try a lot of different things at once!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Try the coconut juice at the aptly named "King Of Coconut Juice."
    • There are just a few seats available, right outside some of the shops.
    • My favourite combo is fresh watermelon juice, ice-cream balls, and a pancake.
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #51 of 396 Shopping in Hong Kong
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Where the locals go to shop and eat 30/12/2017
    • local and many things to see 15/11/2017
    • Kwai Chung Plaza
    Address:
    No.7-11 Hing Fong Road, Kwai Chung, New Territories
    Hong Kong
    China
    Phone:
    852-26102182
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