Hong Kong Food and Snacks You Should Try

Updated January 27, 2019
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From the spectacular skylines, the convenient commute options and the lush green mountains, Hong Kong is and will always be one of the most popular tourist destination. The city does not shy in offering its visitors a full sensory overload.

However, what’s really interesting for every tourist is their exciting culinary scene where east meets west, and their wide culinary options from street foods to Michelin star rated restaurants.

With the endless options, we’ll go ahead and share some of the “must not miss” food and delicacies that we have personally tried.

Noodle Soup – Block 18 Doggie’s Noodle

Best fuel to get you ready through the day. It uses glutinous noodles that are thick and short rice noodles, served in a rich soup with a generous servings of minced meat and mushrooms. The place is quite small and there are no tables around. As observed from the locals, you can use the stacked chairs as your table.

Price: Doggie Noodles Large – 29HKD

Note: Their vouchers are available on Klook

Block 18 Doggie’s Noodle

Block 18 Doggie’s Noodle

Egg Waffles – LKK

An absolute must eat when visiting Hong Kong, you don’t simply end the day without having one. I like my Egg Waffles crisp on the outside and moist and chewy on the inside. My vote goes to LKK for the best Egg Waffles in terms of texture and taste. Mammy Pancake (1 star Michellin) and Bove are two other famous egg waffle stalls, they beat LKK for their variety of flavors.

Price: LKK Egg Waffles – 23HKD

Egg Waffle at LKK along Nathan Road

Egg Waffle at LKK along Nathan Road

Smuki (French Pastry)

One of the best finds and one of the best food I tasted in the streets of Hong Kong. We were simply walking by when a fresh baked aroma caught our attention. It is a custard filled pastry that is crunchy on the outside and sweet and creamy on the inside.

Price: Smuki’s Original -22HKD

Smuki's amazing bread stick

Smuki’s amazing bread stick

Souffle Pancake – AM.PM

We ordered the original soufflé pancake with milk ice cream and probably finished the souffle pancake faster than we’ve waited in queue. The pancakes were really fluffy but didn’t get much of a wow factor from the taste, I found it lacking in flavor. However, I really liked the ice cream and I think they go well together. Another option for customizable soufflé pancake is at Bove where they make it based on your preference.

Price: AM. PM Original Souffle – 40HKD

AMPM's soufflé served by the street

AMPM’s soufflé served by the street

Brown Sugar Milk Tea – Tiger Sugar

We tried the Brown Sugar Boba Milk with Cream Mousse and Brown Sugar Pearl Milk with Cream Mousse. One thing to note is that you are not allowed to choose your sugar level. The brown sugar and milk combined beautifully and the taste was not too sweet or bland. The cream mousse’ taste might be a bit too subtle but it makes the whole drink creamier.

Price: Brown Sugar Boba Milk with Cream Mousse: 30HKD

One of the most famous milk teas in HK

One of the most famous milk teas in HK

Fried Pig Intestine

Might not be the most appealing street food but they are surprisingly delicious. This stick of crispy deep fried pig intestine kind of resembles our all-time favorite bacon, just a bit more chewy on the inside. Dip it in some soy sauce and add in some chili sauce, and you’ll be surprised by the flavor.

Price: 10HKD

Jim trying out a stick of fried pig intestines

Jim trying out a stick of fried pig intestines

Mango Sago Pomelo Milk – Lucky Desserts

One of the most unforgettable mango sago pomelo dessert I’ve tried. It is not on the cheaper side but the servings of the fruits are generous. It’s not overly sweet and you can really taste every component of the dessert.

Price: 54HKD

Mango Sago Pomelo Milk at Lucky Desserts

Mango Sago Pomelo Milk at Lucky Desserts

Pan fried buns – Cheung Hing Kee

Through a glass, you can see the whole process of preparing these fresh and delicious buns. The wrapper’s thickness was more of a dumpling than a bun making it crunchy on the bottom. It was extremely juicy and the flavor hits the spot perfectly. Be warned though as it is very hot, on the first bite the juice will just overflow and make a mess everywhere.

Price: 32HKD

Pan fried buns of Cheung Hing Kee

Pan fried buns of Cheung Hing Kee

Pork Buns – Tim Ho Wan

These pork buns that came in groups of 3 are heavenly. It’s no surprise that this is one of the best dishes they’re know for, you will not see a table without it! The dough was very light, airy and crisp and the meat was very tender and juicy. It has a perfect balance between sweet and savory. It was definitely the crowd pleaser.

Price: 19 HKD

Pork Buns at Tim Ho Wan

Pork Buns at Tim Ho Wan

Amidst the marveling Hong Kong skyline lies the real beauty and culture it has to offer. With such a variety of food, Hong Kong has truly become every foodie’s eating paradise.

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