Food Guide: 12 Great Places We Ate in Hong Kong

Food Guide: 12 Great Places We Ate in Hong Kong

Egglets, dim sum, vomiting buns, siew mai, Hong Kong roast and more! This is what and where we ate in Hong Hong. Follow this food guide and fill your tummies!

This article was first published as what we ate in Hong Kong on Jtwonggg

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When you think of Hong Kong, the first thing that comes up is usually the food. We have an abundance of dim sum and Hong Kong cafes in Singapore, but that didn’t hold us back from eating to our hearts’ content while we were there!

I’m also pretty proud to say that we managed to eat something different for each meal of every day. I’ve made a list of the food we ate during our four days in Hong Kong, and also listed where you can find those places – click on the links to see their location. Hope you aren’t reading this while you’re hungry hehe!

Also read: Exclusive Hong Kong Insider Travel Tips

1. North Point Egglet 利強記北角雞蛋仔

178 Nathan Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Opening hours: 11:30–23:00, Sun 12:30–23:00
Nearest MTR: Jordan

Luckily for us, 北角鸡蛋仔 had a branch right next to our apartment building – it’s their Tsim Sha Tsui branch! They sell fresh egglets as well as an array of traditional Hong Kong street snacks, like curry fishballs! Our first night exploring out of our apartment was welcomed by a whiff of the fresh egglets.

When eaten piping hot and fresh, the egglets (HK$22) taste crisp on the outside and soft within and it sure fills you up as well as a normal waffle. The curry fishballs and sausages were also perfect as a midnight snack when you get peckish. We enjoyed the late night indulgence – despite it being spicier than we’d imagined!

2. Mak’s Noodles 麥奀雲吞麵世家

G/F, No. 55 Parkes Street, Jordan, Hong Kong
Opening hours: 11:00–2100
Nearest MTR: Jordan
(I see these opening hours throughout all review sites, but I actually went around midnight…)

Mak’s Noodles was a great starter meal during our first night in Hong Kong, and we thoroughly enjoyed it! It is pretty pricey, at HK$36 for a bowl of wanton noodles – though food in Hong Kong is generally more expensive than Singapore.

The bowls were tiny, literally smaller than our hands. However, it actually holds more noodles than it looks! The noodles were nice and springy, plus the serving of dumplings was also pretty generous – I think I had about 4 or 5! And they contained more filling than the wantons you usually get in Singapore…

3. Yuen Kee Restaurant 源記餐廳

G/F 18B Granville Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Opening hours: 11:00–23:00
Nearest MTR: Tsim Sha Tsui

Yuen Kee Restaurant was within walking distance from our apartment and its neon signs immediately caught our eye. Apparently, the restaurant prides itself for its beef dishes, but we weren’t feeling it for breakfast.

We got their breakfast specials instead, which included a meal + drink for only HK$26-29! Their menu was massive, with a variety of dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We had the typical macaroni and instant noodles along with milk tea and it was gooooooood!

4. Tim Ho Wan

Shop 12A, Hong Kong Station (Podium Level 1) IFC Mall, Central
Opening hours: 10:00–21:30
Nearest MTR: Hong Kong or Central

Having tried it in Singapore, we wanted to try Tim Ho Wan where it originated – Hong Kong. We tried out the branch near the Hong Kong Station, located in the basement. Ordered the typical har gow (HK$30) and siew mai (HK$30), along with Tim Ho Wan’s well-known turnip cake (HK$16)! They were all tasty and fresh, nothing too different from the Singapore branch (I could be wrong, because well, I’m not a food critic).

Also, we asked the waitress for more chilli sauce/oil, and she just gave a patronising laugh and said, “You’ve already eaten so much of it!” Then she walked away. LOL, Hong Kong customer service for you there.

5. Fuk Kee Restaurant 富記粥品

104-106 Fa Yuen Street, Mongkok, Kowloon
Opening hours: 07:30–23:30
Nearest MTR: Mong Kok

Thanks to recommendations from Brenda’s friend in Hong Kong, we decided to give Fuk Kee’s porridge a try – and we weren’t disappointed. The cosy eatery is found in the Mong Kok neighbourhood and serves a variety of traditional Hong Kong breakfast choices.

We went for a simple fish porridge (HK$34) and steamed rice rolls with shrimp. You can clearly taste how fresh the ingredients are and the portions were also really generous – like the size of the shrimps. Just these two items for the two of us, and we were already filled to the brim for breakfast!

6. Kam Wah Cafe 金華冰廳

47 Bute St, Mong Kok, Hong Kong
Opening hours: 06:30–23:30
Nearest MTR: Mong Kok

Kam Wah Cafe has some great reviews online and I was excited to visit the place when we were in Mong Kok. Almost every cafe or restaurant you walk into in Hong Kong has newspaper and magazine clippings, as well as photos with famous (or semi-famous) people on their walls.

We usually order the food featured on those news clippings – and for Kam Wah Cafe, it’s their 菠萝包 (pineapple buns, HK$6) and buttered french toast (HK$6). We also couldn’t go without ordering milk tea (HK$12)! Both the pineapple bun and french toast came with a thick slab of butter, and while it’s so sinful to eat, it’s so goooooooood. ^^

7. Famous Dim Sum 太子名點心

G/F, 7B Playing Field Road, Prince Edward
Opening hours: 07:00–22:00
Nearest MTR: Prince Edward

Initially wanting to give One Dim Sum a try, we were too hungry for the queue outside the restaurant. We decided to go to 太子名点心 (Famous Dim Sum) instead because there was no waiting time.

Other than the typical har gow and siew mai, we also got the pan fried buns and mini soup dumplings (HK$20). We were really excited to finally have some 小笼包, but they were too fragile and kinda burst as soon as we picked them up. Everything else, though, tasted really great!

8. Lan Fong Yuen 蘭芳園

2 Gage St, Central, Hong Kong
Opening hours: 07:30–18:00
Nearest MTR: Central

Lan Fong Yuen was recommended by a friend, quote: “must go for breakfast”. And so we did! The place looks really deceptive from the outside, because all you see is a drinks stand, but behind the stand is a proper restaurant with plenty of seats. But even then, it was packed and fully seated on a Saturday morning.

Once again, we just ordered off the newspaper clippings, which was the chicken chop noodles (HK$35) and their pork chop bun (HK$23)! Unfortunately, the chicken chop was pretty disappointing, as it was dry and really tough to chew on. Instant noodles, though, can never go wrong! The pork chop bun was great! Juicy and tender, and tasted great together with the bun. We had a fairly great breakfast overall.

9. Po Kee 波記燒臘粉麵店

Shop P, G/F, 425 Queen’s Road West, Western District
Opening hours: 11:30–22:30
Nearest MTR: HKU (Hong Kong University)

After visiting the Instagram Pier, we were tired, hungry, and on the hunt for Hong Kong roast! We came across Po Kee, which served just that – roast duck, goose and pork, along with rice and noodles. I’ve never had roast meat together with noodle soup before, so this was quite refreshing to try. I initially thought the noodles were going to come dry with sauce, but oh wells, the noodle soup tasted awesome too!

The servings were so generous, and the bowl was pretty huge too. Both our bowls cost HK$30 each, which was pretty affordable. The roast duck and pork was tender and juicy, and went well with the simple bowl of noodles. We had a really satisfying meal, plus the boss actually patiently waited for us to finish eating before closing up his stall. :’)

10. Hui Lau Shan Healthy Dessert 許留山

180 Nathan Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Opening hours: 12:00–00:00
Nearest MTR: Jordan

This dessert place was also located next to our apartment building, right next to the egglets stall. Just take a glance at the menu, and I guarantee you will be inclined to order something from it. Everything on the menu is centred around mangoes, and that is the perfect fruit for desserts. Our dessert (HK$27) contained mango sorbet, fruit cubes and tapioca balls. It tastes as good as it looks.

11. Yum Cha Restaurant 飲茶酒樓

3/F, 20-22, Granville Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Opening hours: 11:30–1500, 18:00–23:00
Nearest MTR: Tsim Sha Tsui

We made it a point try Yum Cha at least once, also because they have the absolutely adorable vomiting buns – the salted egg yolk (HK$49) and green tea custard buns (HK$49)! We had a lot of fun filming our vomiting buns, which also tasted real good. However, having six buns between the two of us was pretty overwhelming to the tastebuds, and we needed lots of tea to flush the taste down.

Yum Cha was pretty pricey because it’s a restaurant, but the quality of food is also amazing! I’m quite disappointed we didn’t get to try the pork buns (HK$49), which is decorated like a little pig (how cute?!). Until next time then.

12. Yat Lok Restaurant 一樂燒鵝

Conwell House, 34-38 Stanley St, Central, Hong Kong
Opening hours: 10:00–21:00, Sun 10:00–17:30
Nearest MTR: Central

According to recommendations of Brenda’s local friends, they suggested we tried Yat Lok Restaurant’s roast instead of the more commercial and famous Yung Kee. Of course, we trusted the local recommendations!

We ordered the HK$145 set, which consisted of BBQ and roast pork, as well as half of its famous roast goose (HK$250). It was a really hearty meal as our last in Hong Kong. Obviously, it’s quite pricey considering, but I would say it’s totally worth it, especially if you’re looking to splurge for at least one meal.

Bonus: Egg tarts

I don’t have a particular bakery in mind to recommend, but we absolutely loved the pineapple buns and egg tarts we bought along the streets. We must be real gluttons for them egg tarts, because every time we pass them in a window display, we buy at least one, hehe. The pastry is always nice and toasty, and the custard is silky smooth! A must-buy when in Hong Kong.

Also read: Top 10 Reasons You Need to Visit Hong Kong

I spent a considerable amount of time putting this together, so I hope this is actually helpful! There were still other food places I wanted to try, but as I’ve been telling everybody: there was too much food, but not enough space.

Eat up a storm when in Hong Kong!

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Jeng Teng
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On a mission to see the world and capture it all through her lens, Jeng Teng never travels without her camera. Be it famous tourist attractions or quiet suburban streets, she makes sure to document all her travel experiences through photos and videos. Jeng Teng thus started her humble blog as a creative outlet. Find her travel stories on her Instagram and blog.

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