Today, we share the most authentic food trail in Hong Kong. Hong Kong is known as the shopping paradise, but it is also a food heaven! From the most authentic traditional Hong Kong dishes to all-time favourite dimsum and famous pastries, you are definitely in for a treat.
I suggest that you start early in the day to be filled from Breakfast to Dinner! Don’t worry about the calories; the walking and eating tour will all be worth it. This is a completely FREE food trail guide in Hong Kong. We will focus on Sham Shui Po, with the most authentic food and cheapest too!
Authentic Hong Kong Style Breakfast
First, start off with the Authentic Hong Kong Style Breakfast, also known as Cha Chang Teng (茶餐廳). Pair your favourite local scramble egg and beef sandwich with the local sweet milk tea for breakfast.
Stop: Sin Xiang Yuan, 新香園 (堅記)
Eat: Best scramble egg and beef sandwich.
Address: G/F, 38 Kweilin Street, Sham Shui Po
Contact: +852 2386 2784
Opening Hours: open 24/7
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Local Favourite Soya Dessert
After a hearty breakfast, try out the Local Favourite Soya Dessert. Soya milk or soya beancurd (豆腐花, dou-fhu-faah) is a popular after meal dessert. Handmade soya beancurd entails a soft and silky texture that melts in your mouth.
Stop: 公和荳品廠, Kung Wo Dou Bun Chong
Eat: Soya dessert.
Address: 118 Pei Ho Street, Sham Shui Po
Contact: +852 2386 6871
Opening Hours: 7am-9pm daily
Now, we have gotten your stomach all ready and this is where the fun begins!
Most Popular Dimsum
Hong Kong is known for their dimsum so why not a dimsum shop next. This dimsum place is known for its Michilin Star Award and it is arguably the Most Popular Dimsum in Hong Kong for foreigners! Remember to fill your stomach with their crispy barbecue pork bun (菠蘿包). That bun is really the best, hands down.
Stop: Tim Ho Wan 添好运
Eat: Crispy barbecue pork bun
Address: G/F, 9–11 Fuk Wing Street, Sham Shui Po
Contact: +852 2788 1226
Opening Hours: 8am-9.30pm daily
Related reads: Top 3 Favourite Dimsum in Hong Kong Island
Most Famous Braised Goose
Another popular thing to eat is the goose in Hong Kong. Braised goose is the best in Hong Kong, no matter where you are. The goose has such succulent meat with little fats and roasted for hours, sometimes even days. The moment you sink your teeth into the meat, you just taste the salty flavour overwhelming your mouth and you can’t wait to get another bite of the meat. Roast Goose King is one of the must go places to taste their braised goose!
Stop: Roast Goose King 烧鹅大皇
Eat: Braised Goose
Address: 119 Fuk Wing Street, Sham Shui Po
Contact: +852 2386 3583
Opening Hours: 12pm-11pm daily
Tastiest Ramen in Sham Shui Po
If you prefer something more non-local for this food trail, consider the Sham Shui Po Awesome Ramen instead of the popular dimsum! If silky good quality traditional Japanese ramen in a large bowl with piping hot soup that is boiled for 10 hours is your kind of ramen, this place is your type of ramen place! The ramen noodles, runny egg and meat will surpass your imagination.
Stop: Kakurega Ramen Factory
Eat: Ramen (any of the flavours)
Address: Room 7083, 7/F, Dragon Centre, 37 Yen Chow Street, Sham Shui Po
Contact: +852 3487 0989
Opening Hours: 10am – 3pm, 6pm – 9pm, daily
Secret Cheong Fan
What’s better, tastiest awesome cheong fan or secret cheong fan that only the locals know? What if we mix both! This tiny shop at the corner sells cheong fan for take away. They are delicious piping hot steamed rice rolls that are soft and silky. There are tons of cheong fan in Hong Kong but this is the boss! You mix them with sauce like sesame sauce (must add!), sweet sauce and chilli, topped with some sesame seeds.
Eat: Cheong Fun with sesame sauce (and chilli)
Address: G/F, 121 Lam Street, Sham Shui Po
Contact: +852 2720 0239
Opening Hours: 6.30am – 8.30pm, daily
I’m sure after these food stops, you’re all ready for desserts!
Best Hong Kong Style Dessert
After a long day of walking and eating under the hot sun, imagine a fresh cold mango dessert in front of you. The icy dessert with the natural sweetness of the mango entering your mouth to quench your thirst, making you feel refreshed again. Or maybe you’d like a bowl of glutinous rice balls with thick peanut or sesame paste oozing out with a single bite. This dessert store is popular with tons of their desserts so you have to check it out to have a sweet ending to your food trail!
Stop: 松記糖水, Chung Kee Dessert
Eat: Sesame paste, glutinous rice balls, mocca pudding, mango dessert
Address: Chung Kee Dessert. Shop CB5, Smiling Plaza, 162–188 Un Chau Street, Cheung Sha Wan
Contact: +852 2720 7123
Opening Hours: 12pm – 2pm, daily
Most Popular French Toast
Don’t fancy a cold dessert but looking for a nice sweet dessert to satisfy that sweet tooth of yours? This Hong Kong style French toast is cooked in the Hong Kong style. It is so good that you have to wait for at least 20min to be seated! But like they say, if it’s worth it, it’s worth the wait.
Stop: 維記咖啡粉麵 Wai Kee Noodle Cafe
Eat: French Toast
Address: G/F, 62 & 67 Fuk Wing Street / Shop D, G/F, 165–167 Pei Ho Street, Sham Shui Po
Contact: +852 2387 6515
Opening Hours: 6.30am – 7.15pm
Lastly, do you think I’d let you leave just like that? No! Let’s go and find that really great food that you can buy back and share with your friends, families or eat them alone after a few hours.
All Time Favourite Roasted Pork
The 2 MUST HAVE in Hong Kong would be braised goose and roasted/barbecue pork. I have no idea what secret ingredient they add, but once you receive your rice with those delicious hot steaming meat on it, you just want to dig in. The aroma fills your nose and the shiny shade of dark red/brown skin of the meat gives a perfect contrast to the overall visual of the food. This store is one of the many delicious meat stalls in Hong Kong. You have to get them when you’re there!
Stop: Wing Hap Lung Restaurant 永合隆飯店
Eat: Roast Pork, Barbecue Pork
Address: 392 Portland St, Prince Edward
Contact: +852 2380 8511
Opening Hours: 11am – 11pm
Continue reading more at: Must-Eat Dinner Places in Hong Kong
That’s a lot of food to eat, but no worries, this is just the beginning. We’ve got to train that stomach and go on more food trails. And that’s also how I gotten so much fatter during my stay in Hong Kong.
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