13 Hong Kong must-eats!
Updated: Oct 24, 2022
Heading to Hong Kong soon? There's so much to eat in this foodie paradise - from dim sum to roast meats, we can never get enough of these! Thinking of what to eat in Hong Kong? Aside from the usual Tim Ho Wan and Australian Diary Co, we are also bringing you some of these underrated dishes!
1. Sun Kee Cheese Noodles
This is a small hidden gem that packs a punch! Tucked inside an unassuming mall - Champagne Court, the exterior of the store looks nothing fancy, nothing too enticing. But everyone there seems to be having a great time slurping the cheese noodles.
There isn't that much of a queue per se but you may have to share tables (as per Hong Kong's dining style) when it gets a little more crowded.
Sun Kee serves one of the best roast pork cheek! This is our favourite cut of the pork as it is lean meat packed with layers of fats and when prepared well, it is so flavourful and tender. Sun Kee grills its meats well and long-enough to give that charred taste while ensuring that it melts in your mouth.
The cheese sauce that they have is amazing too. At first, you may be alarmed with this weird combination, but the savoury cheese that is not too dense goes really well with the nissin noodles and definitely the pork cheek. Should you love more cheese, try their cheese balls. Drizzled with the same cheese sauce that the noodle has, the cheese balls itself contain cheese within.
Sun Kee Cheese Noodles
Champagne Court, Kimberley Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Nearest Metro: Tsim Sha Tsui
Opening Hours: 12noon - 1am
Telephone Number: +852 2722 4555
2. Australian Diary Company
Many would be familiar with the snaking long lines outside this joint and a lot of people have said that this is overrated. But we still love their buttery scrambled eggs! The queue moves quickly and if you absolutely do not want to wait, you can order their scrambled egg sandwich for takeaway!
Otherwise, squeeze with the rest of the patrons for their breakfast sets! It comes with macaroni soup with ham, eggs and buttered toast, and a choice of coffee/tea. It really doesn't look like much but it is really affordable and tasty. We just can't get enough of the scrambled eggs!
Even though they also serve the steam milk pudding, as well as milk... You can get them elsewhere and focus on just their scrambled eggs! X)
Australian Diary Company
47 Parkes St, Jordan, Hong Kong
Nearest Metro: Jordan
Opening Hours: 7.30am - 11pm (except Thursdays)
Telephone Number: +852 2730 1356
3. Yee Shun Milk Company
The steamed milk pudding is served in many Hong Kong cafes, but we still think Yee Shun does the best! We've tried 4 of their flavours but the best are these two - chocolate and the original. Other flavours include ginger and coffee. You can also select from hot or cold options.
If you are heading there for the first time, definitely try the original. It is creamy and milky and simply melts in your mouth. The cocoa is chocolatey and is sufficiently flavoured throughout the milk pudding. The coffee one wasn't quite to our liking because it has a slight sour tinge. Otherwise, the ginger is a great option should you enjoy the taste of ginger.
They have multiple outlets and opens from 12pm - 12am so you can have them for lunch, dinner, or even as supper!
Yee Shun Milk Company
63 Pilkem St, Jordan, Hong Kong
Nearest Metro: Jordan
Opening Hours: 12pm - 12am
Telephone Number; +852 2730 2799
513 Nathan Rd, Yau Ma Tei, Hong Kong
506 Lockhart Rd, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
4. Kau Kee Restaurant
Be ready for a long queue here. This restaurant is located on the other side of the island. Kau Kee Restaurant is famed for its Beef Brisket Noodles. You can have it in broth or a curry version. The beef is really tender and falls apart really easily. The broth is also flavourful but the curry tastes more fulfilling!
It is a huge bowl of noodles and one person can't really finish it, but you'll have to still order two bowls as Kau Kee has a minimum spending for each person! Again, as with all crowded restaurants, head there during the non-peak hours!
Kau Kee Restaurant
21 Gough St, Central, Hong Kong
Nearest Metro: Sheung Wan
Opening Hours: 12.30 pm - 10.30 pm
Telephone Number: +852 2850 5967
5. Sing Heung Yuen
Sing Heung Yuen is located right opposite Kau Kee. Being one of the last few Da Pai Dang's in Hong Kong it is frequented by many of the locals. It is a simple affair, almost like a push cart next to the road, with portable tables and chairs.
Try their tomato noodles. It doesn't sound like much, but we were surprised by the flavour and richness of the broth!
Sing Heung Yuen
2 Mee Lun Street, Central, Hong Kong
Nearest Metro: Sheung Wan
Opening Hours: 8am - 5pm
Telephone Number: +852 2544 8368
6. Lan Fong Yuen
Lan Fong Yuen is a fuss-free establishment that is great if you would like to try their authentic Silk Stockings Milk Tea! It is said that this drink originated here so where better to taste this Silk Stockings Milk Tea. They are also known for their pork chop bun. They know have several outlets all over Hong Kong so you'll certainly be able to spot it!
Lan Fong Yuen
2 Gage St, Central, Hong Kong
Nearest Metro: Central
Opening Hours: 7.30am - 6pm
Telephone Number: +852 2544 3895
7. Kam Fong Cafe
Walk past the cafe and you can smell the freshly baked buttery chicken pies that would draw you in! These chicken pies are to-die-for! The buttery and flaky pastry is crispy when you first bite into it and then it melts in your mouth! The custard in the egg tart is absolutely delicious too! Again, it is another simple and humble eatery with seriously good pies and tarts!
Kam Fong Cafe
41 Spring Garden Ln, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Nearest Metro: Wan Chai
Opening Hours: 6.45am - 7pm
Telephone Number: +852 2572 0526
8. Mak's Noodle
The portion of the noodles is what makes it worth mentioning. Sometimes, you're just slightly hungry and don't really want to order an entire meal. This is where you can head to for a mid-day snack or even for tea! There are multiple outlets all over Hong Kong so you'll be sure to find one!
9. Mido Cafe
Known as the oldest char chaan teng which is one stop you can head to to experience the atmosphere. However, we felt that the food was nothing much to shout about.
63 Temple St, Jordan, Hong Kong
Nearest Metro: Yau Ma Tei
Opening Hours: 9am - 9pm
Telephone Number: +852 2384 6402
10. Kam Wah Cafe & Bakery
Kam Wah is known for its Bo Luo Pao (Pineapple Polo Bun) that has a crispy and buttery biscuit like crust with a thick slab of cold butter stuck in it. There's something so comforting of having a hot bun with a cold butter.
Kam Wah Cafe & Bakery
47 Bute St, Prince Edward, Hong Kong
Nearest Metro: Prince Edward
Opening Hours; 6.30am - 11pm
Telephone Number: +852 2392 6830
11. Crispy Roast Pork
We randomly stumbled into this store and had the tastiest and crispiest roast pork skin ever! It was slightly too much for two, but incredibly decadent!
12. Tsui Wah Restaurant
This place is almost like an upgraded "swensens" for the locals. You can get almost any cuisine here and have them at any time of the day! Yes, it is opened 24/7! There's also multiple outlets islandwide!
13. Roast Goose
We've seen lots of famous restaurants for roast goose but just wanted to try an simple affair. We popped into a local eatery after feeling really hungry exploring Hong Kong and tried roasted goose!
Have you tried any of these restaurants or food items? Which are your favourites?
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