Food in Hong Kong

Dim Sum BBQ Pork Bun from TaiwanSimply put, the food in Hong Kong is nothing short of amazing. You’ll be hard-pressed to find better food elsewhere in Asia, although Taiwan and Singapore come highly ranked for their food cultures as well.

Hong Kong is mainly influenced by Cantonese food and Western cuisine. It’s normal in Hong Kong to eat five times a day. Furthermore, portion sizes, compared to international standards, are smaller.

Eating out in Hong Kong is a national pastime. You’ll find a wide area of domestic and international cuisines to choose from, including familiar fast food chains like McDonald’s and KFC.

Meal Prices in Hong Kong

Numbeo offers a great breakdown of what food costs in Hong Kong. In short, though, meal prices vary greatly in Hong Kong. The average cost of food in Hong Kong per day is HK$205. An average meal in Hong Kong costs approximately HK$82 per person. This number is based on spending habits of previous travelers and teachers there. Breakfast costs are usually much cheaper than lunch or dinner.

Dishes You Should Try in Hong Kong

Hong Kong has an excellent reputation for its street food, and there are more Michelin Star 1 restaurants in Hong Kong than any other country in Asia.

  • Wontons
  • Shrimp and Chicken Balls
  • Steamed Shrimp Dumplings
  • Fish Balls
  • Sweet and Sour Pork
  • Pineapple Bread
  • Roast Goose
  • Beef Brisket Noodles
  • Steamed Rice Rolls
  • Phoenix Talons (Chickens’ Feet)
  • Clay Pot Rice
  • Snake Soup – A recommended place to eat this delicacy is at Ser Wong Fun
  • Hong Kong Milk Tea
  • Chow Mein
  • Black Sesame Soup
  • Mooncakes
  • Winter Melon Soup
  • Mapou Doufu
  • Hot and Sour Soup
  • Lo Mein
  • Yangzhou Fried Rice
  • Biangbiang Noodles

Related Articles:

Top 10 Dishes to Try in Hong Kong on The Guardian

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