Hong Kong Street Food
Hong Kong Street Food Blog
Today I’m going to introduce the mouthwatering Hong Kong street food to you. You know that Hong Kong is a gourmet heaven. Other than fine dining, street food is also a part of Hong Kong culture. For the first time, Michelin Guide has recently included some best street food in Hong Kong on the list.
Actually, Hong Kong street food has a long history. At first, they began as roadside stalls or in a form of push carts to cater the needs of the general public. Street food stalls developed vigorously in 1950-60’s selling a wide variety of snacks. Hong Kong street food price was very low and therefore they were so popular. However, the government got rid of them gradually and they almost disappeared on the street in late 1990’s. Some roadside stalls then entered the shop to stay afloat, but many of them were forced to close down. Occasionally, you may still spot one to two carts on the street, especially during holiday seasons or in the midnight.
Best street food in Hong Kong
Best street food in Hong Kong come in all shapes and sizes. Here is a list of Hong Kong street food:
- Egg waffle
- Fish ball (in curry/ chili sauce or not)
- Siu Mai (filled with fish paste)
- Stuffed three treasures (tofu, peppers, eggplant with fish paste) You know, Hong Kong is a coastal city and people love to have fishes!
- Chang Fen (rice rolls with mixed sauces and sesame)
- Put Chai Ko (rice dumpling with Azuki beans on top)
- Beef offal
- Fried squid
- Tofu pudding (sweet)
- Fish and lettuce soup
- Pig intestine (deep fried)
- Cart noodles
Have you started feeling hungry?
Most of them are served in bamboo sticks, styrofoam boxes or paper bags. They are all ready to eat and there is usually no dining table or other facilities.
Hong Kong Michelin Star street food
If you would like to have a more in-depth look into the best street food in Hong Kong, you may have to check the Michelin Guide Hong Kong.
Hong Kong street food price
The prices of street food in Hong Kong are very reasonable, from around HK$ 10 to 30 (~US$ 1.29 to 3.87), or even less than HK$ 10. Although the prices have been rising, you may still find them very cheap to be honest.
Hong Kong street food market
Don’t expect to find them in big shopping malls or very posh areas, they are usually not located on main streets neither. Most are them are hidden or around the corner but you may not notice them. Nowadays, it is difficult to find a single Hong Kong street food market and they are usually scattered around. However, you may still be able to find them near MTR stations and Bus Terminals. Check out the Hong Kong street food hotspots below:
Hong Kong Island: Wan Chai and North Point
Kowloon: Tsim Sha Tsui, Jordan, Yau Ma Tei, Mong Kok, Prince Edward, Sham Shui Po
New Territories: (East) Tai Wai, Tai Po; (West) Tsuen Wan, Yuen Long
Feel free to contact me for the exact locations!
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It’s a shame that the government has cracked down on street food in Hong Kong, it seems like such a cool part of the culture. Good to have a guide for street food though as it’s often hard for a Westerner to tell what something is, or if it is good to eat!
Thanks Alex for the comment. I’m glad that you like the guide. I can introduce more street food to you if you stop by Hong Kong 😉