Lan Fong Yuen
2 Gage Street, Central
Well, there’s something you should know when it comes to finding delish food in Hong Kong; Download “Openrice” from the app/play store. With that, you can search for any delish food, look at reviews (they’re mostly in traditional Chinese) and of course, indulge in food photos. This topped one of the lists while Cheryl and I were in Central the other day, so we had to try it. They have posters all over their shop, however, try their “La Ding Mian”! I personally liked it quite a bit, just that it may be a little on the pricey end for what you’re getting. We didn’t have to queue, but it really depends on your luck.
These are some of the Openrice’s recommendations: 絲襪奶茶 / 撈丁 / 金牌豬扒包 / 熱奶茶 / 奶茶 / 蔥油雞扒撈丁
Tai Cheong Bakery
G/F, 35 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central
This is pretty self explanatory. If you’re looking for some eggtarts to sink your teeth into, or something on the sweeter side, head over for Tai Cheong’s eggtarts. They’re one of the best in Hong Kong (or at least what Openrice and Foursquare users think). They have outlets all over Hong Kong, but this is just one of them!
Temple Street Claypot Rice
Well, claypot rice is one of the best comfort food in Hong Kong during Winter, or even when it’s cold. Well, just hop off at Yau Ma Tei’s MTR station and look for signs towards Temple Street; Claypot rice are served throughout many stalls. One of the few famous stalls are Four Seasons and Hing Kee. Try not to miss out on their Oyster Cake as well!
El Taco Loco
G/F, 7 Staunton Street, SOHO, Central
A mexican western restaurant seated in the heart of SOHO, Central serves awesome burritos and tacos. If you’re craving for one of those meals with higher carb content, this is the place to go! However, beat the crowd! It’s a pretty small restaurant, so seats are limited. They do serve beer and drinks, so you’d probably see people drinking along the edge of it after working hours.
Superstar Seafood Restaurant (鴻星海鮮酒家)
Tsim Sha Tsui Mansion, 97 Nathan Rd, Kowloon City
Located conveniently inside Harbour City at Tsim Tsa Tsui, it’s a dimsum restaurant that opens slightly before 11am, if you’re hungry on a Sunday morning. My dad and I went there once for yumcha in the morning, and the food were succulent and delish. So we brought my family that came in March again, the prices are a little higher than average, but nothing too steep if you’re sharing. Be careful with what you order for the seasonal food, or ask for the prices before you actually order! I really loved the porridge (variety) but my choice will always be Preserved Egg Lean Pork Porridge; and the Pig Stomach Soup. I’ve been away from home and that’s the only favorite that I miss having on a monthly basis.
Karful Dessert Special Shop (嘉豐點心專門店)
G/F, 19 Kai Tak Road, Kowloon City
One of the hidden dim sum troves; that serves cheap, decent and yummy Dim Sum in Hong Kong. My family and I have tried the much-raved about Tim Ho Wan (添好运); however their service and food pretty much pales in comparison. If you live in Kowloon City’s vicinity, accessible via mini-buses, buses or taxis, hop on over! Do try their custard buns, cheong fun, siew mai, claypot rice, ma lai gou, and the wrapped rice in lotus leaves. I promise you it’ll leave you wanting for more.
Brunch Club and Supper
It was pretty hard to find this place at first (I think the place located in Google Maps was pretty outdated), but if you do get lost, call the store to ask for directions. They do understand and speak English too! One of the most affordable brunch that Cheryl and I have eaten. We’ve ordered their egg benedict set meal, but it didn’t work out more than 100HKD per person, for both muffins. Well, the prices varies depending on the ingredients you pick, but the eggs and hollandaise sauce was in my opinion, pretty good. It’s almost too pretty to look at except for the cups that they serve.
Shop nos. 1A-1B, G/F., Leishun Court, 106-126 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay
A Japanese dessert restaurant seated at a corner in Causeway Bay, highly raved by everyone on Instagram and one of the Openrice finalist! Tina had a little craving for matcha, so we dropped by for some matcha. Ditto! It’s a small, quaint restaurant but you defo cannot sit there long to talk about random musings, long queues do form and takeaway is possible too! A little bitter (like how matcha tastes like), get some syrup over your dish. Well it’s a dish worth remembering.
1/F, Grand Tower, 639 Nathan Road,Mong Kok
The thing about Sushi One is that, you get 50% off your sushi menu after 10pm daily! The queues can get really long, and I’ve waited for more than 20 tables before; so one tip: Do go there early to queue, the restaurant is empty, so the first few in line gets seated really fast! They also have chains almost everywhere in Hong Kong, a little google could do the trick! The sashimis are recommended, actually everything is worth ordering for the price at 50% off. Bear in mind that other dishes (non sushi/ sashimi) are not entitled for the discount. They’re still cheap nonetheless. Minimum spending per pax is 80HKD!
There’s so much more to Hong Kong than this list, but I’ll probably update it again whenever I have time :)
Mana Fast Slow Food, Hong Kong
92 Wellington Street, Central
Call: 2851 1611
I actually loved all of these 10s equally, so much that they’re worth introducing. You don’t have to try all, but they’re pretty food-worthy places that I would personally recommend. I’ve also wrote an entire blog post on Mana here :) Definitely a place I’d go if I was alone (or not) it doesn’t really matter. It’s worth giving them your bucks.