Hong Kong Must-Try Foods

In a city with so many food options, it can be difficult to know where to start – but that Cantonese classic of dim sum is always a good bet. For a contemporary take on the bamboo baskets, you can find restaurants serving up dishes like black truffle prawn dumplings and roasted Iberico pork with spring onion rice rolls. Alternatively, why not try baked crab meat pie with wild mushroom, or steamed lobster dumplings. More traditional dishes include siu mai (pork dumplings), char siu bao (barbecued pork buns) and steamed buns with lotus seed.

If you want to go local, then pull up a stool at a dai pai dong, or open air eatery, where you can try out dishes like pork knuckle noodles, macaroni and tomato soup, or ham, egg and luncheon meat noodles.

At the city’s street food stalls – you’ll find them in Causeway Bay and Mong Kok among other locations – the most popular items are skewers of curried fish balls, braised beef offal, and sweet egg waffles, a deliciously more-ish and perennially popular street food snack that’s soft on the inside and crunchy on the outside.