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!
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.
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!
Tern Plaza, Tern Plaza 5/F via Cameron Ln,
3A-3C Cameron Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
[Update 11/2020: This location closed since writing this, but looks like there’s another Ufufu Cafe in New Town Plaza. Tripadvisor Link]
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.
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
Tim Ho Wan
Tim Ho Wan (添好運)
Shop 12A, Hong Kong Station (Podium Level 1, IFC Mall), Central, Hong Kong