Although many “deluxe and decent” restaurants of Hong Kong rules are in many tall buildings but at the “battleground”, street food totally rules. The great victory of street foods happened two years ago when Michelin rewarded and recommended best street food which is the first time of the history. We will take you to tasty street food stalls in 3 old areas. The names of those areas may not familiar but we believe it will suit your taste. Traveling to those areas is very easy because they are close to tourist attractions.
For Kee Restaurant –The best pork shop rice
For Kee Restaurant’s pork chop is unique and different. Tender marinated pork fried in very hot oil, served with soft and perfect steamed rice and salty sauce. This dish beats everyone, even Hongkong people love it. In rush hours this shop will have very long queue. For Kee Restaurant opens for many decades, there is no English signboard however there are English menus for tourists. Besides pork chop rice, there are other choices including Hong Kong breakfast such as Hong Kong milk tea and French toast. (Address 200 Hollywood Road, MRT Sheung Wan station, Open time: Monday-Friday 7.00 a.m. – 16.30 p.m., Saturday 7.00 a.m. – 15.30 p.m., Sunday and public holiday closed.
Ma Sa Restaurant –Famous Fried egg with rice
It is incredible that rice topped with fried egg which everyone can easily cook, can become signature dish of this restaurant. Nobody knows or cares how this restaurant was founded, however regular customers come here everyday to have 3 fried eggs with rice or “ Triple Sunny Side Up Eggs” without worrying about cholesterol. This famous dish starts from 11.00 a.m. and plese be reminded that it will be sold out within 3-4 hours, especially if you order with fried pork this menu is sold out quickly. Its good taste comes from the huge amount of yolk, you have to eat it by stirring yolk with rice until all the rice become orange and yellow. Then you need to add some seasoning on the table the taste will be salty, spicy and creamy because of triple rich egg yolks. You can cut the salty and creamy taste with fried pork or spam, they can perfectly go along well with the famous “Triple Sunny Side Up Eggs”. (Address G/F 23 Hillier Street, Sheung Wan MRT station, Open time: 6.00 a.m.- 18.00p. m., Sunday and public holiday closed.
Sang Kee Congee – delicious rice porridge of the area
Sang Kee Congee opens for more than 40 years so far and the taste of the congee is still as delicious as the old days. It becomes one of the popular restaurants in this area and yet has a long queue line. Although the recommend dishes are rice porridge with fish fillet and pork offal, but the last time we went to this shop we found that meatballs are also irresistible. The meat balls are bouncy and fresh when you take a big bite. Their porridge is smooth and got a good taste from half day simmered pork bones. Just add pepper without any other seasonings and then you can finish it in a blink of an eye. (Address G/F, 7-9 Burd Street, MRT Sheung Wan station, open time 6.30 am. m. -21.00 p.m., Sunday close.)
Sham Shui Po
Wai Kee Noodle Cafe – Nissin Noodle with pork liver
This shop is the destination for pork liver lovers. Nissin in pork stock covered with pork liver mountain is the signature dish that everyone is waiting for. WAI Kee Noodle Cafe is located in Sham Shui PO, one of the old areas of Hongkong. It’s just a few stations from Tsim Sha Tsui and Mong Kok. The specialty of this dish is the luscious taste of stock and well-cooked Nissin noodle, alongside with the most delicious pork liver of Hong Kong. Whoever wants to eat at this shop have to know that you must share tables with other people. (common for restaurants in Hong Kong) and no English menu. You can order by pointing to other people’s dishes, or search from Google as there are so widespread. ( Address G/F 62 & 67 Fuk Wing Street, MRT Shui Po, open Monday – Friday 6.30 a.m. – 20.30 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 6.30 a.m. – 19.15 p.m.)
Kung Wo Dou Bun Chong – soft tofu – must try dessert
This shop is one of street food stalls where Michelin guide recommended. Kung Wo Dou Bun Chong opened more than 120 years so far. Its signature dish is fried tofu with sauce which tastes good and it is as crispy as Thai stlyed fried tofu. However, the dish that win people’s heart is tofu pudding. The texture of tofu is light and smooth and when you add some sugar the taste is even sweeter and tastier and then will make you forget to care about the size of your waist. (Address G/F 118 Pei Ho Street, MRT Sham Shui Po station, open time 7.00 a.m. – 21.00 p.m. everyday)
Sister Wah – Michelin star beef brisket
Besides famous Michelin star Beef Brisket, the other noodle menus of this shop are also tasty like Dan Dan Noodles with Pork Ribs, which will be perfect alongside with fried pork. The Tin Hau area may not well-known however, it is only one station away from Causeway Bay and this reataurant is just a few minutes from the MRT Tin Hau station. If you go to this shop in the winter, the hot and luscious soup will definitelyfulfill both your stomach and heart. (Address G/G 13A Electric Road, MRT Tin Hau station, open time 11.00 a.m.-23.00 p.m. everyday.)
Auntie Sweet – Sweet dream with famous sweet shop
There are many sweet shops in Hong Kong, but at the Tin Hau area the most famous sweet shop is definitely Auntie Sweet. We visit this shop again before check in at Tuve (the coolest boutique hotel in town). Today we don’t order famous dish Durian Bean Curd Jelly but we order Sesame Bean Curd Paste with Sago, the other signature dish. Its taste is not too sweet, but having rich aroma of black sesame and it is creamy well when mixing with black sesame ice cream. This is absolutely such a sweet dream for tonight. (Address G/F 13 Tsing Fung Street, MRT Tin Hau station, open time Monday-Friday 12.00 a.m.-2.00 a.m. and Saturday-Sunday 15.00 p.m. – 2.00 a.m.)
Hong Kong is the treasure of food and taste. The Street Food and Food Stalls are the heart of Hong Kong. Let’s get to know 3 new attracting areas and their famous and delicious stalls by Thai Airways, it can take you to Hong Kong directly just only 2.30 hrs. with … flights per day or … flights per week. You can easily do the online check in before starting the trip, no need to queue up like the others, and then just drop the luggage and you can go straight to the boarding gate… wish you have a safe trip and have fun in Hong Kong ☺