I visited Hong Kong twice in the past year. Whether that was necessary is a question that I don’t quite have an answer to. But it was definitely a gastronomic experience that I wouldn’t miss for the world. Both trips were packed around tracking down the next food place we were to visit, and we set a record of 10 meals in a day. It might sound rather unbelievable, but when you think about all those snacking in between while we were heading from one place to another, you’d realise that it is actually plausible. Sharing of food is a must of course, and that’s the best way to ensure that we made the most of our trip.
From traditional breakfasts at the many Cha Chaan Tengs, lunch at the next noodles spot, to Michelin-starred Roast Goose and Dim Sum, and the numerous dessert options – our tummies were thoroughly pampered and full to bursting the entire day. Oh, and I haven’t even gotten around to those egg tarts, and cheese tarts! Bring an extra stomach or two to Hong Kong, because you’ll be food-hunting down the MTR line throughout your trip.
Both Hong Kong Island and Kowloon have their fair share of options. I stayed on different sides of the bay for my two trips, and both were just so easily accessible with the MTR. If you’re thinking of staying in an Airbnb for your trip, I would highly recommend Joe’s apartment! By Hong Kong standards, it’s spacious for a family of 4-5 pax, and it was well-equipped with all the amenities we needed, and more!
For the hardcore foodies, you’ll know that Macau is not just about casinos and gambling. It’s worth a day trip if you’ve never been there before, even if it’s just for those ah-mazing Portuguese egg tarts.
I’ll be posting more details about all the food I tried in the next few weeks. But just to get you started, here’s how your tummy can lead the way along Hong Kong’s MTR line:
Kowloon (North > South)
Prince Edward: One Dim Sum
Yau Ma Tei: Yee Shun Milk Company, Mido Cafe
Jordan: Australian Dairy Company
Tsim Sha Tsui: Sun Kee Cheese Noodle, Hui Lau Shan, Via Tokyo
Hong Kong Island (East > West)
HKU: Chau Kee
Sheung Wan: Oddies Foodies
Central: Mak’s Noodles, Yat Lok, Urban Bakery Works, Tsui Wah, Tai Cheong Bakery, Honolulu Coffee Shop
Wan Chai: Sun Kee Cheese Noodle, Capital Cafe, Honolulu Coffee Shop, Kam’s Roast Goose
Causeway Bay: BAKE Cheese Tarts, Via Tokyo
Tin Hau: Sister Wah Beef Brisket
Enjoy your food trippin’! And do share with me if you’ve tried something good that I should know about too (: Stay tuned for next week’s post on HK’s Top 5 Cha Chaan Tengs!