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6 must try

Hong Kong street eats

Hong Kong is famous for it’s skyline, shopping and food. 

Today I want to show you 6 must try street food snacks you just HAVE to give a try when you’re visiting this dynamic city. 

Here are all the details:


HOP YIK TAI – 121 Kweilin St, Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong

Chueng fun is a classic cantonese breakfast food/ light snack during the day. It’s made from a rice flour batter than is steamed and then rolled, then drenched in various sauces. 

Hong Kong is one of the best places to try chueng fun in the world, and at Hop Yik Tai, it’s one of the best in the city. 

The flavour is all from the sauces, and the chueng fun is just silky, smooth and slips right down to your stomach.


Shop 10, 115-117 Fuk Wah Street, Sham Shui Po (Michelin recommended!) 

Put Chai Ko is another classic Cantonese dish. It’s a subtly sweet steamed glutinous rice pudding. 

A mix of rice flour is mixed with sweetened water from various types of sugar into a batter and then steamed. You can find them plain or find some with red beans in them. 

I personally enjoy the red bean version more because the taste of the red beans and the added texture makes the pudding that much more fun to eat.

DAAN TART (egg tart)

QUEEN SOPHIE – 64 Bute St, Mong Kok, Hong Kong

Hong Kong egg tarts are an absolute must try when in Hong Kong. If you enjoy the ones you find at your local chinatown or yum cha place then you’ll be amazed by the egg tarts in the city that invented them. 

At Queen Sophie’s they specialise is the flaky type, which I prefer over the biscuit base type. They also do modern flavours, but if you’re going to try it – you gotta try the original. 


Sai Yeung Choi Street South, Mong Kok

Street style siu mais are made from fish instead of the pork siu mai you might be use to eating at a dim sum restaurant. 

A drizzle of sweeten soy sauce over some steaming hot fish siu mai is the best quick snack!


Sai Yeung Choi Street South, Mong Kok

You might have had fish ball noodle soup or at hotpot, but I’m sure you’ve never had Hong Kong style curry fishballs. 

Street style fishballs are…less fish and more fish mixed with dried tangerine peel and flour. It makes the fish ball dense with not much fish taste and only just a little bit of bitterness from the tangerine peel. 

However, the actual fish ball isn’t the focus here. 

It’s the curry. Hong Kong style curry is not very spicy but packed with flavour from all the spices and herbs used. 

GAI DAAN JAI (egg waffle)

Bove – 174 Fa Yuen St, Mong Kok, Hong Kong

Gai Daan Jai is a unique Hong Kong street food that was dying out but is being brought back to life thanks to innovative flavours and modern twists. 

However the original is still my favourite. 

Hong Kong egg waffles have a stronger egg flavour and slightly sweeter than a regular waffle you might be use to. 

But what makes it so good is the texture. It’s crispy on the outside and soft fluffy hot inside makes it s o delicious. 

I just love it!

Janice Fung

Janice Fung

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