Traditional Hong Kong cuisine
Food in Hong Kong is a gourmet paradise, with many restaurants serving a wide variety of cuisines (Hong Kong has over 60 Michelin-starred restaurants). As for the cost of food, it all depends on the location of the institution - the price for the same dish in the depths of the quarter and next to some landmark will differ by several orders of magnitude.
Food in Hong Kong
Hong Kongers' diet consists of rice, fish, seafood, noodles, hot sauces, vegetables.
In Hong Kong, you should enjoy the taste of savory snacks packed in bamboo baskets (“dim sum”); pork ribs fried in a pan (“chaiibao”); boiled pork with shrimps (“shiumay”); boiled shrimp dumplings (“hargau”); meat fried on a spit; chicken baked in salt; Peking ducks.
Where to eat in Hong Kong? At your service:
- cafes and restaurants where you can order dishes of local and other cuisines;
- food courts opened in shopping malls and subways.
Only in Hong Kong can you taste authentic Chinese dishes popular in different parts of China - for this you should go to the floating restaurant or restaurants in Kowloon. And you can dine on a sampan in Causeway Bay.
Drinks in Hong Kong
Popular Hong Kong drinks are soy milk, coconut juice, green and black tea, fruit juices, sugarcane drink, Red Bean Ice (chilled red bean drink with sugar syrup and condensed milk), Bubble Tea (“pearl” tea with black or colored tapioca balls), Pineapple Ice (pineapple drink with sugar syrup and ice), Yuan Yang (a drink that is a mix of coffee and milk tea in Hong Kong style), Hot Coke (a refreshing drink with lemon and ginger).
From alcoholic drinks in Hong Kong, you can taste rice wine (“zianjing”), plum brandy (“lianghua pei”), whiskey (“kaolin”), beer (“tsingtao”, “san miguel”).
Hong Kong food tour
On a Hong Kong food tour, you will take a walk through local shops and restaurants, where you will be offered to sample the best traditional dishes. On this tour, you will be accompanied by a guide who will tell you about the history of Hong Kong, walk through “tasty” places - visit a noodle restaurant, dim sum restaurant, traditional teahouses, shops selling traditional Chinese puddings and shops with a wide selection of soy dishes.
And if you wish, you can come to Hong Kong for a master class - in the morning the guide will take you to the market and help you choose the products that will be used to prepare your lunch (you will take an active part in this process). In addition, as part of the tour, you will visit wine cellars and taste different types of wines.
Hong Kong is all about clinking wine glasses, cozy eateries, savory aromas of food being prepared, noisy celebrations and food festivals. Wherever you are in Hong Kong, you will want to sample a variety of dishes. Try everything - do not resist the temptation that arises.