Hong Kong’s Most Iconic Dishes and Where to Get Them

If there’s one thing to say about Hong Kong’s cuisine, it’s that it is diverse. Perhaps it’s due to our nature and longstanding history with food but this city might just be home to some of the most passionate foodies in the world. From adventurous meals to addictive bites, we’ve selected the most iconic dishes and where to enjoy them for a taste of Hong Kong.

Roast Goose
roosted goose

There are many great things about this city but nothing beats the cuisine. When it comes to Hong Kong-style roast goose, Yung Kee is the authority. Serving their delectable dishes since the 1940s, the perfectly roasted goose (HK$200 – HK$600) has established it as an institution — and the thousand-year egg is not to be missed either.

Yung Kee Restaurant
32 Wellington Street, Central; +852 2522 1624

Beef Brisket Noodles
Brisket may not be your everyday choice of beef but that may chance after you’ve tried it the local way. Wherever you may indulge in this tender meat, there aren’t a lot of places who can live up to the reputation of Lan Kwai Fong Cart Noodles. Pick your favoured style of noodles and sides with a beef brisket broth (HK$36 – HK$60) for a taste of the good stuff.
Lan Kwai Fong Cart Noodles
6 Lan Kwai Fong; +852 2762 2722

Egg Tart
egg tart
A Chinese twist to custard tarts, this is one of the best traditional sweets. Egg tarts at Tai Cheong Bakery (approx. HK$30) are known for their shortbread crust and rich filling that are a lot more eggy than creamy. They are the perfect excuse to satisfy your craving at any time of day.

Tai Cheong Bakery
35 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central; +852 2544 3475

There’s nothing quite as soothing to the soul as congee, especially when it’s from Law Fu Kee. Served with refreshing and wholesome sides, fill up your bowl with ginger and scallion, add some chili oil and top it off with plenty of congee (approx. HK$30) for the ultimate meal. 

Law Fu Kee
G/F, 50 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central; +852 2850 6756

Pineapple Bun
pineapple bun
One of this city’s most famous bites, the pineapple bun is everything you’d want in a pastry. Soft on the inside and firm on the outside, this sugary yet crunchy delight (approx. HK$10) is often served with butter and a glass of milk tea. Craving both? There’s no better place to indulge in this local dish than Tsui Wah.
Tsui Wah
G/F-2/F, 15-19 Wellington Street, Central; +852 2525 6338

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