Hong Kong – Top 8 Food you must Have !!

Hong Kong – Top 8 Food you must Have !!

What to Eat in Hong Kong

1) Roast Goose

This is the first thing you must try in Hong Kong, I am not sure about other places, but in Malaysia, it is very very difficult to find a nice roast goose as good as this one in HK!!

This restaurant was the one I have again and again after 4 times visited HK! I never bother looking for other restaurants for roast goose, this is just awesome!!!

I love the combination with this thick rice noodle soup, they call it ‘Lai Fun’. Goes super well with the roast goose. YUMMSS..my mouth just filled with saliva thinking about it. This place we went to is call Yat Lok Roast Goose Restaurant.


Address : Conwell House, G/F,, 34-38 Stanley St, Central, Hong Kong (Opens everyday from 10 am to 9 pm)

How to get there : Tsuen Wan Line 荃灣綫 (Red) or Island Line 港島綫 (Blue) to Central Station中環, exit D2 and walk about 4 mins.

Satisfaction level : ♦♦♦♦♦

2) Polo bun, French Toast & Milk Tea

There are two types of polo bun to try out, one is “Polo Bao” and the other one is “Polo Yao”. The difference between the two would be the butter in the bun, one is melted and another one is chilled butter. I prefer the one with chilled butter cause the bun is served hot, then you will have the heat and icy cold feel in your taste buds…yummm…another level of awe’gas’some!!

French toast is also one of the item you must try, thick toast with peanut butter filling and melted butter with honey on top…yum yum..

There are two restaurants I would recommend here : Honolulu Cafe  & Kam Wah Cafe & Bakery , well of course they have other menu items the locals will go for during lunch hours like steak, pork chop bun, rice and etc.

Hong Kong chilled milk tea is also another best thing to try. If you order a hot milk tea, you need to add sugar by yourself. Not very sure why. 🙂

HONOLULU CAFE 檀島咖啡餅店 (Google Map)

Address : 33 Stanley St, Central, Hong Kong (same road as Yat Lok Restaurant)

Satisfaction level : ♦♦♦♦

KAM WAH CAFE & BAKERY 金華冰廳 (Google Map)

Address : G/F,, 47 Bute St, Mong Kok, Hong Kong

How to get there : Tsuen Wan Line 荃灣綫 (Red) or Kwun Tong Line 觀塘綫 (Green) to Mong Kok 旺角, exit B2 and walk about 3-4 mins. (however, according to latest google result, it is permanently closed as of the date of this posting)

Satisfaction level : ♦♦♦♦

3) Dim Sum

I have not been to many dim sum places in HK, but this is one of the one restaurant I have no complaints and have been there for many times. There is a few branches open in Malaysia as well, but no way they can compare to the ones in HK!

Their most famous item to eat would be the Fried-Char-Siew-Bao (BBQ pork bun – FRIED!!)

It is crispy on the outside and juicy inside, not oily at all!! Moreover, it is only prepared as per order therefore they quality is guaranteed.

Other dim sum dishes that you should try as well are Siew-Mai (pork-prawn dumpling), Har-Gao (Prawn dumpling), Lotus-leaf-wrap glutinous rice, prawn spring rolls, etc.

This dessert here is one of my favorite, it is yummy, jiggly and fun to play with before eating.


This restaurant is called TIM HO WAN, and they have a few branches in HK. I went to the one in SAM SHUI PO.


Address : 9-11 Fuk Wing St, Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong (Opens at 10 am but queue will start around 9 am or earlier)

How to get there : Tsuen Wan Line 荃灣綫 (Red) to Sham Shui Po Station 深水埗, exit D2 and walk about 7-8 mins

Satisfaction level : ♦♦♦♦

4) Milk Pudding

Milk Pudding is also one of my favorite dessert and a must have when I am in HK. Generally, I am not a fan of milk, but this is awesome. The pudding are served either hot or cold, and I would prefer the cold one.

Usually, I will have the milk pudding after having breakfast here. This place is call Australian Dairy Company, they serve the best breakfast set with – scramble egg (the best) 炒蛋 or fried egg 煎蛋, buttered-white bread, pasta-soup with ham strips (HK specialty), and either milk tea or coffee. Chilled beverage is charged additional HKD2.00


Address : 47 Parkes St, Jordan, Hong Kong (opens as early as 7.30am)

How to get there : Tsuen Wan Line 荃灣綫 (Red) to Jordan Station 佐敦, exit C2 and walk about 2 mins.

Satisfaction level : ♦♦♦♦♦

5) Alan Tam themed Cafe – Chicken Chop Noodle

Technically, the specialty in this cafe is that the whole place is hanged with Alan Tam’s (one of the famous HK singer & actor) posters, newspaper cutting and stuff.

But they serve one of the yummiest instant noodle – Chicken Chop instant noodle and chilled milk tea. There’s once we went in a group of 6 and we order a plate of chicken chop noodle and 6 beverages, we were nearly got “shoo-ed” away as we barely reach a minimum spending of HKD25!! (phew…)

For any Alan Tam fan out there, this place is a heaven lar..haha..

LAN FONG YUEN 蘭芳園 (Google Map)

Address : 2 Gage St, Central, Hong Kong (Opposite a 7-eleven and under the Central-Mid-Levels Escalator)

Satisfaction level : ♦♦♦

6) Wan Tan Mee

This is definitely a MUST try for all the soupy-noodle lovers!! Of all the times I went to HK, only I discovered this place the final time, and now I super missed them.

This one below has three items, prawn dumpling, ball-sized fish paste, and beef meat.

This one below is just with fish paste, and they are so huge!!!

Prawn dumpling wan tan mee is definitely my and the most favorite!!! Look at the dumplings, they are humongous!! And their price is super reasonable (HK food is no doubt the most expensive ones).


Address : 98 Wellington St, Central, Hong Kong (Opens at 9 am)

How to get there : similar way to Yat Lok Restaurant and Honolulu Cafe, they are just nearby.

Satisfaction level : ♦♦♦♦♦

7) Street FooooD

One must not miss the street food of Hong Kong. In any moments when you are walking down streets in the busy city, you will come across some corner shops selling street food ranging from sausages, eggy pancake, curry-fishballs, exotic food like pork intestines, liver, and etc.

Here are some of the ones that I have (not so adventurous)

Eggy Pancake (Kei-Dai -Zai)

 Ice-cream from ice-cream van (Half way eating and realized I have not snap a picture of this) XD


Soy-braised gigantic squid


Per cup of Squid is about HKD45, but I’m a big eater so I had two of them..haha..so gooood…

Tai-O Village is another good attraction to visit in HK, relaxing and far away from the busy city of Hong Kong. I shall post another blog about Places to Visit in HK very soon. Be sure to check that out!


And a lot of Egg Tartssss…yumm

You can get a lot of these egg tarts everywhere, but the best place to go to would be this one. No doubt the queue would be long, but good stuff are always worth the wait. No? haha..

TAI CHEONG BAKERY 泰昌餅家 (Google Map)

Address : 35 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong (nearby Lan Fong Yuen)

8) Fish-cake Tofu & Soy drink

This is also one of the new discovery in my final HK food hunting. The shop has non-stop customer coming in and out eating fish-cake tofu and tao fu fah. Prices were economical and food was super delicious.

I remember we were strolling around times square area and bump into this shop which I read about in one of the travel book found in our stay. It turns out to be so gooood..I believe they have a few outlets around HK.

YAN WO DOU BUN CHONG 人和荳品廠 (Google Map) – outlet near Times Square HK

Address : 55 Jardine’s Bazaar, East Point, Hong Kong (Opens at 11 am)

How to get there : Island Line 港島綫 (Blue) to Causeway Bay Station 銅鑼灣, exit F1 and walk about 3-4 mins

Satisfaction level : ♦♦♦♦

Make sure to check out my other posts, i.e. Taiwan  – Taipei Trip and other Foodie posts.

That’s all for now. To more food to come !! 🙂

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