50 Foods You Can Buy in Hong Kong for Under $50

50 Foods You Can Buy in Hong Kong for Under $50

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50 foods in Hong Kong that will only cost you $50 or less. Are you ready for this fantastic food adventure?

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1. Chinese Tea Eggs (Cha Ye Dan)

Tea eggs are everybody's favourite 70's snack from herbal teashops. The norm is to find them piled over a big stovetop at the front counter giving off an absolutely wonderful smell.

Make you own! Andre’s The Home Baker – Chinese Tea Smoked Egg


2. Sticky Rice Rolls (Chi Fan)

Shanghainese sticky rice rolls, chi fan
Photo credit: Day Day Cook


This Shanghianese burrito comes in two versions: sweet or savoury. They are made with sticky glutinous rice wrapping and different fillings such as youtiao (fried dough), pickled vegetables, pork floss or sugar.

We recommend trying this at the Shanghai Hong Kong Noodle Shop

29 Jardines Bazaar, Causeway Bay

3. Vegetarian Shao Mai

Forget about the ordinary shao mai dumplings packed with only fat and oil. You can easily get a healthier gojiberry vegetarian version at Health Work's for about $15 for four.

We recommend trying this at Health Work (Here is a list of store locations)


4. Fried Stuffed Tofu

fried stuffed tofu with fish paste

Photo credit: Taste Hong Kong


Also known as fried tofu with minced fish paste, it is usually ground catfish seasoned with chopped scallions, cornstarch and strong flavourings to contrast the mild yet silky bean curds. This popular dim sum can be found easily at tofu stalls around Hong Kong.

We recommend trying this at Kung Wo Dou Bun Chong

G/F, 118 Pei Ho Street, Sham Shui Po

5. Curry Fish Ball

Cheung Chau curry fish ball

Photo credit: Spot The Food


Just another handy street food in Hong Kong. Be careful because they are piping hot.
P.S. The photo above features two jumbo fish balls from Cheung Chau.

We recommend trying this at See Loi Eatery

G/F, 150 San Hing Back Street, Cheung Chau

6. Jisheng Cha

Jisheng Cha, Spot The Food

Looking for a late night dessert? This bowl of jisheng cha is so soothingly sweet, with pitted red dates and lotus nuts to complete the heart-warming remedy.

We recommend trying this at Tsui Yuen Dessert

G/F, 17-19 Heard Street, Wan Chai Road, Wan Chai

7. Egg Custard Pudding

egg white custard pudding, Spot The Food

Here is another incredible option. The pudding can either come in a whole egg version or a skimmer version of egg white, that should not be overlooked.

We recommend trying this at Tsui Yuen Dessert

G/F, 17-19 Heard Street, Wan Chai Road, Wan Chai

8. Cheung Chau Mango Mochi

Cheung Chau mango mochi, Spot The Food

Photo credit: Spot The Food


An introduction to Cheung Chau street food must start with the renowned mango mochi.

We recommend trying this at Sun Chiu Kee

G/F, 18 Tung Wan Road, Cheung Chau

See also: Who Does the Best Mango Mochi in Hong Kong?


9. Durian Pancake

Lucky dessert durian mochi, Spot The Food

Unlike those usually found with yellow pancake wrappers, these durian pancakes are sticky, chewy mochi dusted with desiccated coconut and more-than-enough durian flesh that certainly hits the spot.

We recommend trying this at Lucky Dessert

Shop 7-9, G/F, 482 Jaffe Road, Causeway Bay

10. Durian Ice Flakes

Cong Sao Star Dessert durian crystal ice flake

Photo credit: That Food Cray


Prepare for the long queue. The durian ice flake at Cong Sao is a very popular item in addition to  the longan ice and mango pudding.

We recommend trying this at Cong Sao Star Dessert

11 Yiu Wa St, Causeway Bay

See also: Best Local Hong Kong Dessert Cafes That Serve Durian


11. Egg Waffle Affogato

Eat with Me Egg waffle affogato, Spot The Food

Egg waffles are a perfect staple. This affogato dripped with double espresso is out of this world.

We recommend trying this at Eat with Me

Shop 8, G/F, Block 2, Tsui Yuen Mansion, No. 2-20 Kwong Wa Street, Mong Kok

12. One Single Gelato

oddies foodies gelateria tiramisu jarleto, gelato, Spot The Food

Photo credit: Spot The Food


Aside from Oddies famous eggette ice cream, their branch at Gough Street is serving artisan gelato. For something different, add an extra $8 to get a jar-leto! Our favourites were the tiramisu and red velvet flavours.

We recommend trying this at Oddies Gelateria

Shop 1F, GF No. 149 Wan Chai Road, Wan Chai

13. Hokkaido Milk Egg Tart

arome bakery, hokkaido milk egg tart, Spot The Food

Photo credit: Spot The Food


We simply can’t get enough of this famous pastry. But the reinvented egg tart with Hokkaido milk from Arome Bakery is equally good!

We recommend trying this at Arome Bakery

See also: Hong Kong Best Egg Tart


14. Matcha Warabimochi Smoothie

sweet house cha cha matcha warabimochi city super, Spot The Food

Photo credit: Spot The Food


A cup of refreshing uji matcha smoothie topped with delicious, chewy soybean powdered warabimochi makes it the best in Hong Kong!

We recommend trying this at the Sweet House Cha Cha at City Super

City'super, 3/F, Harbour City, 17 Canton Road

15. Little Bao Ice Cream Sandwich

Little Bao, brunch, breakfast ice cream sandwich, Spot The Food, breakfast of champion

Breakfast of champions ice cream sandwich maple ice cream, bacon chocolate


Do you find yourself waking up looking for a breakfast sandwich? How about a breakfast ICE CREAM sandwich?

We recommend trying this at Little Bao

G/F, 66 Staunton Street, Central

Source: Spot The Food – Brunch Lovin’ Sunday

16. Molten Egg Custard Cake

Kasa custard lava cake, Spot The Food

You should definitely check out Kasa for the molten lava cake with salted egg custard running through the center. It is fab!

We recommend trying this at Kasa

Suite 103, 1/F Shui On Centre, 6-8 Harbour Road, Hong Kong

Read more on Kasa: Restaurant Review


17. Cheese Tart

Bake cheese tart, Spot The Food

Photo credit: Spot The Food


Okay. Here is a cheese tart. Enough said.

We recommend trying this at Bake Cheese Tart / Hanjuku Kobo

B2-16, B2, SOGO, 555 Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay

18. Soufflé Cheesecake

uncle tetsu cheesecake, Spot The Food

Photo credit: Spot The Food


A great cheesecake is created in terms of the butter to egg ratio. And Uncle Tetsu has nailed it.

We recommend trying this at Uncle Tetsu HK

3 Cannon Street, Causeway Bay

19. Red Velvet Cake

Red velvet cake, corner kitchen cafe, Spot The Food

Photo credit: Spot The Food


What is red velvet? It is a cake containing cocoa powder, red food colouring and then it's covered with cream cheese frosting. But we also love the burnt marshmallow coating at the Corner Kitchen Café!

We recommend trying this at Corner Kitchen Cafe

226 Hollywood Rd, Sheung Wan

20. One of the Best Cupcakes in Hong Kong

sift dessert cupcake

Photo credit: sift Desserts


Think s’mores, red velvet, banana foster, and even HK-style milk tea!

We recommend trying this at Sift

Here are their locations


21. BBQ Lunch Box

Good BBQ Siu Mei lunch

This is currently the newest Siu Mei takaway shop in Central. Patrons are able to choose from barbeque pork, crispy pork belly, soy sauce chicken and roast duck.

We recommend trying this at Good BBQ

Shop 2, 26 Li Yuen East Street, (39 Queens Road Central) Central

See also: NEW Siu Mei Shop in Central: Good BBQ


22. Musubi

The poke master, Pololi, aside from offering their signature ahi tuna and non-ahi poke, offers a Haiwaiian musubi that costs just $20 to fill up your tummy.

Get creative!  Andre’s The Home Baker – Tamago Musubi Sushi


23. Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream

lab made hk ice cream, Spot The Food

Photo credit: Spot The Food


The options of ice cream flavours are endless at Lab Made. Look for their weekly flavours. Some suggestions include the Chinese bean curd, HK French toast and purple rice.

We recommend trying this at Labmade

Here are their locations

24. Quality Cup of Rose Chocolate

rose hot chocolate, agnes b, Spot The Food

Photo credit: Spot The Food


We think chocolate and rose together is just heavenly.

We recommend trying this at Agnes b. Le Pain Grille

Here are their locations

See also: The Best Coffee Shops in Hong Kong


25. The Creamiest Italian Gelato

pausa tiramisu gelato, Spot The Food

Photo credit: Spot The Food


Italian gelato has never been so creamilicious until Pausa started offering such an astonishing gelato cup.

We recommend trying this at Pausa

3 Ship Street, Wan Chai


26. An Afternoon for Hojicha Hot Chocolate

Sinmei Tea Hojicha hot chocolate, Spot The Food

Photo credit: Spot The Food


Unless you’re just too fond of matcha, we think that hojicha hot chocolate is better than a cup of the matcha latte.

We recommend trying this at Sinmei Tea

5/F, CS Tower, 50 Wing Lok Street, Sheung Wan


27. 1 Scoop of Rose Water Rhubarb Ice Cream

EG elephant ground ice cream, rose rhubarb sprinkle, Spot The Food

Photo credit: Spot The Food


Ice cream sandwiches are costly at Elephant Ground. So opt for a cheaper and tastier homemade ice cream, which is made fresh in small batches everyday.

We recommend trying this at Elephant Ground (Causeway Bay)

Here are their locations


28. Donut Bits

double d burger donuts bites

Photo credit: Gourmetyan Blogspot

What a shame it would be to forget about these double decadent donut bites drizzled with warm, salted caramel.

We recommend trying this at Double D Burger

Here is their location


29. One, or Two Mrs. Fields Cookies

It is a soft, chewy and incredibly buttery cookie. Go for the oatmeal raisin, cinnamon, or the double chocolate!

We recommend trying this at Mrs. Fields HK

Here are their locations


30. Yo Mama Frozen Yoghurt

Pass by the IFC mall, grab a cow milk super froyo and look for the daily best toppings. Luckily, there will always be taro mochi, homemade granola and even caramel sauce!

We recommend trying this at Yo Mama

Here are their locations


31. The Pie

lok heung yuen coffee shop assorted pie

Photo credit: JiuJik.com

This hidden gem in Sheung Wan actually sells a very creative pie. Stuffed with an assortement of hard boiled eggs, luncheon ham, green peas and a butter crust that is just wonderful.

We recommend trying Lok Heung Yuen Coffee Shop

G/F, 8-10 Gilman's Bazaar, Central


32. Hong Kong Milk Tea

HK style milk tea

Photo credit: Times Of News

Visit the tea master in Hong Kong. The rich and fragrant milk tea is poured through cotton bags (so-called silk stockings) six or seven times to deliver the best and most iconic Hong Kong milk tea.

We recommend trying Lan Fong Yuen

2 Gage St, Central


33. Cart Noodles

Believe it or not, these are so good!

We recommend trying this at Wing Kee

Causeway Bay Centre, 15-23 Sugar St, Causeway Bay


34. Urban Bakery’s Croissant

urban bakery croissants

Photo credit: Urban Bakery

Flavours include a plain croissant, a chocolate one and a cheese crossaint to even out the pineapple-bao that's stuffed with a slab of butter. Urban Bakery is selling some of the best croissants in Hong Kong.

We recommend trying this at Urban Bakery

Shop 322, 3/F, Landmark Atrium


35. Banh Mi at Seoul Bros

Seoul Bros Banh Mi

At just under $50, you can have a Korean lunch at Central, imagine that!

We recommend trying this at Seoul Bros

UG/F, 66 Hollywood Road, Central

See also: New Korean Restaurant Seoul Bros Opens on Hollywood Road


36. Tong But Lut

Flying back to the Kowloon City food town, Tei Mou Koon is another late night dessert spot often mobbed by the young and old.

We recommend trying this at Tei Mou Koon Dessert

G/F, 47 Fuk Lo Tsun Road, Kowloon City


37. Scrambled Egg Sandwich

Australian dairy company scrambled egg sandwich

Photo credit: imstillhungry

Secretly speaking, Foodie suggests ordering a takeaway scrambled egg sandwich to save time. It is so good!

We recommend trying this at Australian Dairy Company

47 Parkes St, Jordan


38. Crispy Bun with Sweet & Condensed Milk

Tsui wah condensed milk crispy bun

The crispy bun is like a Cantonese-style French baguette. Loaded with sweet condensed milk, and sometimes with crunchy peanut butter too!

We recommend trying this at Tsui Wah

Here are their locations


39. Matcha Soft Serve at the BEST Via Tokyo

via tokyo matcha soft serve ice cream

Photo credit: impulse online

Got a matcha craving? Visit Via Tokyo!

We recommend trying this Via Tokyo

106-126 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay

See also: The Best Matcha Desserts in Hong Kong


40. Ice Cream Taco

boomshack ice cream taco

Here is another form of an ice cream sandwich. We bet it is a hit!

We recommend trying this at Boomshack

Shop B, 8-12 Wo On Ln, Central


41. Pop a Tart in the Mouth

tartes & pop

Photo credit: Tartes & Pop


Tartes & Pop is the very first French tart speciality store in Hong Kong. Visit their friendly staff and ask for a fine gourmet pastry.

We recommend trying this at Tartes & Pop

2 Morrison St, Sheung Wan


42. Custard Lava Bun

Sun Hing custard lava bun

Photo credit: GourtmetKC

Gooey-ooey goodness. This renowned molten custard bun is steamed fresh everyday at the Sun Hing dim sum restaurant in Kennedy Town.

We recommend trying this at Sun Hing Restaurant

8 Smithfield Road, Kennedy Town


43. Cambo Grill

cambo grill

Photo credit: Grill

As you head towards Lan Kwai Fong, you can definitely smell this new Thai BBQ takeaway. It offers grilled skewers such as eel, pork neck, chicken skin and even pineapple and asparagus skewers.

We recommend trying this at Grill ขุนทอง

17, G/F, D'Aguilar Street, Central


44. Capital Toast

capital toast, wah sing, Spot The Food

The quartered toasts have a brown crust, melted cheese and fragrant black truffle for a mouth-watering experience at this Cha Chan Tang.

We recommend trying this at Wah Sing


45. JAF Homemade Swiss Rosti

Rosti. This flat potato fritter comes with all kinds of toppings from bacon & onions, to mushrooms & eggs and the best tasty pesto sauce, too.

We recommend trying this at Just About Food

Here are their locations


46. Purple Sweet Potato Cake

cake's secret purple sweet potato cake, Spot The Food

Photo credit: Spot The Food

Pate sucree, sponge cake, fresh cream and purple sweet potato puree are just a few of the flavours offered. They come together to form this elegant pastry that's just under $50!

We recommend trying this at Cake’s Secret

43 Hau Wo St, Kennedy Town


47. Roasted Goose

Po Kee western district, roasted goose

Photo credit: HK Epicurus

Crispy pork belly, honey barbecue pork and so many other offerings. Nothing beats a huge roasted goose leg plus a bowl of buckwheat noodles.

We recommend trying this at Po Kee

Shop P, G/F, 425 Queen's Road West, Western District 


48. Pork Chop Bao

pork chop bao danish bakery

Photo credit: Banbi217

Danish Bakery has been a part of many people's childhood. From time to time, they make everyone's favourite pork chop bun, hot dogs and French fries. The Danish Bakery is a really good staple for the Rugby Sevens season.

We recommend trying this at Danish Bakery

106 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay


49. Chicago Mix Popcorn

Garett Popcorn cheese caramel chicago mix

Photo credit: Spot The Food


Cheese and caramel. 100% satisfaction.

We recommend trying this at Garrett Popcorn

Here are their locations

See also: Pimp Your Popcorn


50. Iron Buddha Oolong Ice Cream

Tenren Tea Iron Buddha Oolong tea soft serve ice cream cone, Spot The Food

Photo credit: Spot The Food


A final touch of comfort food for Hong Kong residents. Oolong, the Chinese tea, is best enjoyed in a crispy waffle cone.

We recommend trying this at Tenren Tea

Hysan Place 10F (Cha), Causeway Bay


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