Known as the World's Food Fair, Hong Kong offers a wide variety of choices from street stalls to world-class restaurants. If you come to Hong Kong there are certain foods that you cannot leave without trying. From Dim Sum to sea food, put at least some of the must-eats on your menu.
Pineapple Bread is a kind of sweet bread that originates in Hong Kong. The bread features a crisp surface made of a mixture of sugar, eggs, and flour. It is very popular and can be found in nearly every bakery. The surface of the bread looks like a pineapple, but not necessarily contains any pineapple.
Roast Goose is a traditional specialty of Cantonese cuisine. To make the dish, a whole goose is roasted with selected ingredients. Those geese should be raised in a short time and have a lot of meat and small bones. After roast to crispy, the goose is cut into small pieces and each piece should include skin, meat and soft bone. Special made plum sauce is served together with the roast goose.
The so-called Rickshaw Noodles are a kind of fast food, really good value for money, and favored by Hong Kong people since the 1960's. Rickshaw Noodles are a kind of instant soup noodles with a variety of food including pig skin, fish balls, sirloin, and carrots. There are many flavors you could choose since.
Fish ball is a typical traditional Hong Kong snack. You could guess from the name, it is made of mashed fish. In Hong Kong fish balls are used as an ingredient to add to hot pots and soup dishes. According to a statistic in 2002, the daily average consumption of fish balls in Hong Kong is 55 metric tons.
Hong Kong-Style Milk Tea
Hong Kong-style milk tea has become a symbol of Hong Kong culture. Hong Kong-style milk tea is made of Ceylon black tea, evaporated milk and sugar. Hong Kong people believe that for a cup of superior milk tea, the taste of milk should be stronger than tea. Lan Fong Yuen (a Hong Kong-style Tea restaurant), situated in Central, is famous for its original Hong Kong-style milk tea and has a history of over 50 years.
Moreover, many of the restaurants in Hong Kong have been influenced by both Eastern and Western cultures. You could find all kinds of authentic cuisines including Japan, Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, India, Europe, and America in Hong Kong. With such a wide variety of food, Hong Kong has truly become a gourmets’ paradise.