Flying to Hong Kong Anytime Soon? Here Is What and Where You Should Eat

Hakaw, egg tarts, pork chops, and more!

IMAGE Patrick Martires

Are you one of those people who travel to eat? Hong Kong is undeniably one of the funnest places to do so! Will plenty of options when it comes to both restaurants and dishes, it should be nothing less than an adventure for your taste buds.

 

Check it out: Food stylist Sharlene Tan shares her personal picks of the best Hong Kong has to offer, from hakao to egg tarts.

 

1 Hakao at Tao Heung 88

                                                      

Tao Heung 88’s shrimp dumplings are steamed to perfection. The outer wrapper is never soggy, always soft and chewy. The filling consists of large, juicy shrimp pieces with a hint of ginger—delicious!

 

Find it at Windsor House, Causeway Bay.

 

2 Mango Sago at Honeymoon Dessert

 

Honeymoon Dessert has perfected modern Chinese desserts. Their Mango Pomelo and Sago is the best, with flaked pomelo pieces on top of perfectly sweet fresh mango purée. To take it from good to great, have this with a scoop of homemade mango ice cream on top.

 

Find it at 63 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui.

 

3 Egg Tarts at Tai Cheong Bakery

 

There are many types of egg tarts in Hong Kong. Tai Cheong Bakery’s is different because it does not come with a flaky crust—instead, the exterior is crumbly and buttery, just the way I like my pies. The filling is a delicious eggy custard that’s soft and creamy.

 

Find it at 32 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central.

 

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4 Roast Pork at Lei Garden

 

Lei Garden’s five-layer roast pork is so juicy, with perfectly crunchy skin each time. They serve it chopped into small pieces, and once you start eating, it's hard to stop!

 

Lei Garden has multiple locations at IFC Mall, Central, Tsim Sha Tsui, Wan Chai, and Mongkok.

 

 

5 Pork Chop Rice at Delicious Kitchen

 

The pork chops at Delicious Kitchen are impressively tender. Coated in a special batter that adds even more flavor to the dish, the pork chops are paired with some sautéed vegetables on top of extra oily rice! You can’t leave Hong Kong without trying this.

 

Find it at Cleveland Street, Causeway Bay.

 

6  Wonton Noodles at Mak’s Noodles

 

The servings at Mak’s Noodles are on the small side, but this is because they want to keep the al dente chewiness of the noodles just right when they serve it. The noodles are perfectly cooked and so thin, like angel hair pasta. Plus, the shrimp wontons each bowl comes with are really flavorful—real shrimp with no extenders!

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Find it at Wellington Street, Central.

 

7 Char Siu at Dynasty

 

Char siu at Dynasty is so flavorful! The tender meat is moist and juicy, and coated in a slightly sticky honey sauce that I can’t get enough of. It has the right level of smokiness and no food coloring, so you know you’re getting the real deal.

 

Find it at Renaissance Harbour View Hotel, Wan Chai.

 

8 Beef Brisket at Kau Kee

 

Kau Kee’s beef brisket noodles are the beef counterpart of Mak’s noodles—tender beef with the right blend of fat and meat, on top of firm, chewy noodles and a tasty broth. If you want something new, try the curry version.

 

Find it at Gough Street, Central.

 

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Article originally published in the March 2014 issue of Yummy magazine. Minor edits have been made by Yummy.ph editors. 

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