Eating in Hong Kong

Going to be totally honest here – when it comes to travel, one of our first priorities is figuring out where we’re going to eat. Below is a snippet of the places we ate while we were in Hong Kong. I did full write ups on the few that I felt were worth mentioning separately, but linked them below as well. Hope you’re not hungry before you dive in!

Crystal Jade

 

We stumbled across this restaurant after we checked out the waterfront in Tsim Sha Tsui. There are a bunch of locations, but the one we went to was in the Harbor City Mall.

Go there for the: Xiao Long Bao (aka soup dumplings) and the Dan Dan Mian.

Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao
Shop 3328, 3/F, Gateway Arcade,
Harbour City, 17 Canton Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

Owl’s Choux Cream

 

Actually stumbled across this place while we were in search of the coffee place next door. There was a sign on the window saying they were on the Michelin Guide for street food, so of course we had to try them even though we just ate lunch.

Go there for the: We only tried the salted caramel and vanilla cream, but if we go back, I’d totally try those epic looking gelato sammies.

Owl’s Choux Cream
32 Mody Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Facebook / Instagram

Ufufu Cafe

 

Cute Japanese cafe that we stumbled upon after meandering around TST as we were unable to make a dinner decision post 18-miles of walking. It’s on the 5th floor, but thankfully there’s an elevator.

Go there for the: Omu Rice and parfaits for dessert!

Ufufu Cafe
Tern Plaza, Tern Plaza 5/F via Cameron Ln,
3A-3C Cameron Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Facebook / Website

Wah Kee Snack Food Shop

 

This place is on an assuming, but pretty busy corner in TST, just a few blocks from the MTR station. Ryan heard that this place had legit street food, and he was totally right.

Go there for the: Everything. They have a variety of skewered foods that they heat and sauce up when you order. We had the cheese sausage (cheese bits in sausage) in spicy sauce – delish!

Wah Kee Snack Shop
Kundamal House, 4 Prat Ave, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

Kai Kee Restaurant

 

We met up with a friend in town and he took us here for a classic Hong Kong breakfast. The menu was pretty interesting – Western breakfast included dishes with instant ramen and macaroni noodles. We opted for coffee and pastries.

Go there for the: Toast with sweetened condensed milk. It’s such a simple thing, but so perfect! They also have a take out window for grab and go pastries.

Kai Kee Restaurant
Hong Kong, Tsim Sha Tsui, Prat Ave, 13~15號
Trip Advisor / Open Rice

Ya Kun Coffee & Toast (Ya Kun Family Cafe)

 

Another “just happened to walk by and this place looked cool” discovery. I was craving bread, but this was far from your standard toast. We had to literally watch a youtube video on how to eat this.

Go there for the: Kaya Toast! Make sure you order it with the set. It’s interesting – comes with 2 poached eggs and you’re supposed to scramble them up with the pepper and dark shoyu. Then dip and eat. I’ll admit I was a little apprehensive, but ended up really liking it. For the less adventurous, they also have just butter + sugar toast, which I imagine is just as tasty!

Ya Kun Coffee & Toast
45-51 Chatham Road South, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Website

Oddies Foodies

 

Last week’s post! Check out the full write up on these eggette waffles and gelato sundaes here. 

Oddies Foodies
45 Gough St, Central, Hong Kong
Facebook / Instagram

Tim Ho Wan

 

Already did a write up on why you should check out Tim Ho Wan, so check that out and give this place a try. Even if you don’t have plans to head to Hong Kong, there’s one in NYC and soon, Hawaii!

Tim Ho Wan (添好運)
Website
Shop 12A, Hong Kong Station (Podium Level 1, IFC Mall), Central, Hong Kong
中環香港站12A鋪(IFC地庫一層)

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