1. Egg Puffs
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These are the most well-known Hong Kong snack that everyone will recommend you to try. You can find egg puffs almost everywhere you go in Hong Kong. Although I have grown up eating Lee Keung Kee North Point Egg Waffles, which is arguably just as good, the best one has to be Hung Kee Top Quality Egg Waffles. Another store that I recommend is Mammy Pancake, which caters to the younger population. It sells egg puffs with different stuffings and flavours such as chocolate, sesame, green tea etc. compared to the traditional plain puffs.
Lee Keung Kee North Point Egg Waffles
492 King’s Road, North Point, 2590 9726
Hung Kee Top Quality Egg Waffles
Shop A34C, The 2nd Path, Tai On Lau, 57-87 Sau Kei Wan Road, Sai Wan Ho
Shop K1B, G/F, 36 Man Tai Street, Hung Hom
(also has shops in Mong kok, Causeway Bay, Tsim Sha Tsui and Sha Tin)
2. Bowl Pudding (aka Put Chai Ko)
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This is the most authentic street food in Hong Kong! They are sugary, gelatinous puddings with red beans that are usually served in a porcelain bowl or on two bamboo skewers - though nowadays, it is usually in a plastic bag. Kwan Kee Store is one of the best ones in town; it may be far from the city centre, but it's worth the travel.
Kwan Kee Store
Shop 10, 115-117 Fuk Wah Street, Sham Shui Po, 2360 0328
3. Tofu Fa
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Tofu fa is a soybean dessert that is made of soft tofu. Many people like to eat tofu fa with sugar syrup to make it sweeter. Eating tofu fa without any sugar at all maybe a little bland but it is a healthier option. If you want to eat tofu fa that is freshly made in the traditionally wooden bucket, Auntie Sweet in Tin Hau is highly recommended. Another good flavour to try for people who are more adventurous towards unique tastes is the durian tofu fa. You will either love or hate durian, but it is a must-try either way.
G/F, 13 Tsing Fung Street, Tin Hau, 2508 6962
4. Dragon's Beard Candy (Lung So Tong)
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The dragon’s beard candy on the other hand is a tasty treat that requires candy-making skills and is considered a handmade traditional art in China. It is made of sugar and maltose syrup. Unlike the maltose crackers, this candy can hardly be made at home and is usually sold in a souvenir box in big stores like Bamboo Garden.
5. Maltose Crackers
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The maltose cracker is almost every Hong Kong kid’s favourite street snack due to its sticky texture and sugary taste. This cracker is made of maltose sugar and flour mixed with sugarcane juice, which is then rolled up and squeezed between two saltine crackers. You can hardly find these crackers on the streets anymore due to high business costs, but on the plus side, it is really easy to make at home!