5 Must-try Traditional HK Street Foods (Savoury Edition). With so many to choose from, the hunger will start now

5 Must-try Traditional HK Street Foods (Savoury Edition)

With so many to choose from, the hunger will start now

stephanie.fung  stephanie.fung  on 25 Jul '16

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There are so many different types of street food available in Hong Kong, it can be so hard to choose what to eat...

It is also almost impossible to try everything unless you have a black-hole for a stomach. Hence, we have chosen five of the top street foods so you don't have to decide. 

1. Siu Mai & 2. Curry Fish Balls

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It’s really hard to separate these two street foods due to the fact that most people order them together! They are also probably the most classic savoury street food in Hong Kong. Siu mais are also served in Chinese restaurants as dim sum but with pork fillings instead of fish fillings. You can find these on the streets almost anywhere in Hong Kong, although you should definitely taste 龍津美食 (this local store does not have an English name) which is around the corner of Tung Choi Street and Mong Kok Road in Mong Kok, as there are a huge amount of other street foods nearby and you can try all of them as you walk along the street.


32 Mong Kok Road, Mong Kok (corner of Tung Choi Street and Mong Kok Road)

3. Cheong Fun 

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Like Siu mai, cheung fun is also one of the many favourite dim sums Hong Kong people love to eat at Chinese restaurants. These rice noodle rolls are made in long slippery rolls and then cut into small chunks and served in a mixture of sweet sauce, peanut sesame sauce and sometimes sprinkled with sesame seeds on top. The best ones can be tasted in Cheong Fun Wang.

腸粉皇 Cheong Fun Wang

Shop D, G/F, Pao Woo Mansion, 177-179 Wanchai Road, Wanchai

4. Stinky Tofu

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Like durian, stinky tofu is a love or hate kind of street food; many call it the Chinese blue cheese. Many, especially the younger generation, dislike it due to the pungent and intoxicating smell it gives off, as stinky tofu is basically fermented tofu. However, what makes this street food so delicious and irresistible is the crispy crust but soft and creamy inside texture. If you have already tried the siu mai and curry fish balls in Mong Kok, you should just head to Dundas Street in the same area to try this. However, I would also recommend 泉昌美食 in Wanchai, which is revered as the best in Hong Kong.


150 Wanchai Road, Burrows Street Shop D, Wan Chai, 2575 8278

5. Organs

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Many people are quite surprised at the fact that organs like offal, innards and entrails are an acquired taste in Asian countries. In Hong Kong, it is a popular street food that many cherish. It may be a little strange to look at but when they are cut up and thrown into a polystyrene bowl, mixed with peppers, radish and sauce, it is one of the most unique taste experiences you will ever encounter. 


32 Mong Kok Road, Mong Kok (corner of Tung Choi Street and Mong Kok Road)

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