Foodie Files: Hong Kong Local Eats
Posted on 07 May 2018
Hong Kong is a food lovers mecca, offering an array of delicacies from street food to Michelin Star restaurants, it's true we are spoilt for choice here. Follow where the locals go for the best food.
Spam and egg rice at Ma Sa Restaurant
Ma Sa Restaurant - All the egg lovers out there, raise your hands! This cha chaan teng in Sheung Wan serves generous portions at affordable prices. The spam and egg rice here is topped off with not one but three sunny side eggs. They also do one with cha siu (bbq pork).
Address: G/F, 23 Hiller Street, Sheung Wan
Congee at Law Fu Kee
A go-to spot for the ultimate Hong Kong comfort food. The head chef at Law Fu Kee has over 50 years experience in making Cantonese-style congee made from flavourful fish broth. Try it with a dash of their special homemade clam sauce.
Address: 144 Queen's Road Central, Central
Scrambled eggs at Australia Dairy Company
Talk about Hong Kong-style breakfast and everyone thinks of Australian Dairy Company. Melt in your mouth scrambled eggs, macaroni and steamed egg pudding are staples on the menu. The staff here are amongst the unfriendliest but it's part of the true cha chaan teng experience.
Address: G/F, 47-49 Parkes Street, Jordan
Beef Brisket Noodles at Kau Kee
This 90 plus year old noodle shop on Gough Street is a 'must-visit' for beef brisket noodles on any foodie's bucket list. The brisket at Kau Kee is flavourful and melts in your mouth. Be prepared to line up, there's always a queue to get a seat!
Address: G/F, 21 Gough Street, Central
Clay Pot Rice at Four Seasons
These sizzling pots at Four Seasons on Kowloon side are cooked using charcoal stoves filled with everything from chicken and pork to salted fish, stirred together with warm fluffy rice that has a nice crust at the bottom, giving it a crunch.
Address: 46 Arthur St, Hong Kong, Yau Ma Tei
Tomato Noodles at Sing Heung Yuen
Directly opposite Kau Kee, Sing Heung Yuen is an outdoor no-frills eatery specialising in tomato broth noodles and condensed milk buns. Another one you have to queue for, especially during lunch hour.
Address: 2 Mei Lun Street, Central
Roast Goose at Yat Lok
Yat Lok is a family-run restaurant and is a household name amongst locals even before it was recommended in the Michelin Guide. Best known for their roast goose that is tender with crispy skin. Pair it with rice or noodles and dip the meat into the plum sauce.
Address: G/F, 34-38 Stanley Street, Central
Cart Noodles at Wing Kee
Customise your own bowl of soup noodles at Wing Kee by choosing the type of noodles and toppings (usually 3-4). The broth here is incredibly flavourful.
Address: G/F, 27A Sugar Street, Causeway Bay
Cheese Noodles at Sun Kee
Sun Kee - This is the Chinese version of mac n’ cheese with instant noodles smothered in cheese sauce with toppings of your choice.
Address: Shop C & D, G/F, Kwong Sang Hong Building, 4-6C Heard Street, Wan Chai