Must try food in Hong Kong!
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[by Kim Hyojin] Hong Kong, where taste and style live on. It is known as the heaven of shopping; however, not only shopping but also various local foods are drawing tourist’s attentions.
What are the unique and special food of Hong Kong? Let’s look into three types of food you must eat when you are visiting Hong Kong.
Pineapple Bun, names after its appearance resembling the pineapple. This bread doesn’t contain actual pineapple in it but it has crumble on top of it just like Soboro bread. You can eat it with one hand just like sandwich with salty butter in between the sweet bread buns. Especially, if you love bread with red bean and butter inside, this Hong Kong bakery is the place to go.
Rich and sweet milk tea is the perfect pairing for sweet & salty Pineapple Bun. It is a good idea to have the pineapple bun and milk tea for your Hong Kong style brunch. It is perfect size as a gift for your acquiescence.
Egg tart is influenced by British English custard cake. Hong Kong’s egg tart is more popular than tart from its birthplace. Unlike Portuguese and Macao’s soft pastry style dough, Hong Kong style has bread-like texture.
The soft cream inside of pie crust can be super addictive as well. Hong Kong’s Tai Cheong is well known place where not only locals but also tourists wait on line to buy egg tart. It is a snack that will increase endorphin for your tiring day from sigh seeing; it will make your tea time so much more fun.
Small breads size of quail egg form one bread:Gaidanjai. It is a familiar street food for Hong Kong people with its soft texture and appearance similar to waffle. It is known for its crispy outside and soft inside also since it is cheap, you can enjoy it without having any set back.
When you smell the sweet and nutty smell down in the alley, that’s where they sell the Gaidanjai. It is easy to find and it is perfect to accompany your journey while taking a bite out of it. Also, at the cafe they sell Gaidanjai dessert filled with ice cream, cream, fruits and more; I highly recommend you to visit the cafe.
Since it is a port city, with its rich culinary culture, you can encounter not only Hong Kong cuisine but also food from all over the world. Especially, the fried chicken, which had gain its popularity in Korea, have shifted Hong Kong with its delicious taste. Fried Chicken can be served as your entree; however, late night fried chicken with can of beer is the best.
But if you are concerned about fried chicken’s calorie; oven roasted chicken suits best for you. At Hong Kong Central, Tsim Sha Tsui, Tseung Kwan O, Causeway Bay You can enjoy Korea’s No.1 oven roasted chicken brand, Goobne Chicken., Besides that, you can enjoy various menu such as ‘Chili Crisp Chicken’ ‘Soy garlic chicken’,Rolled Omelet, Cheese Tteok Bokki, Skewered chicken, cheese kimchi fried rice, cheese bulgogi friend rice and more; you can truly enjoy the taste of Korea. (photo by GoobNe Chicken, Honk Kong Department of Tourism)