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Traveling Hong Kong or making a revisit soon? Make sure you’ve tried HK’s Top 10 Eats, compiled with many layers of researches from various resources. Honest reviews provided following each suggestion. Bon appetit!

1. Tsui Wah Char Chan Teng

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No visit to Hong Kong is complete without dining at a char chan teng. The menu at Tsui Wah educates their customers from the start of its top 10 best sellers. For just the 2 of us, we narrowed it down to 4. Don’t expect anything too spectacular about the food and you won’t be disappointed, as it is a chained restaurant after all.

2. Tim Ho Wan

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I intentionally arranged these dim sums in a way that all 6 are hot items, but the extraordinary 3 are placed at the bottom. The ‘char siew pau’ is made of sweet bread instead of the usual white ‘pau’, radish cake (bottom middle) is the BEST RADISH CAKE I’VE EVER EATEN so please try it, while the flower jello gives you a taste of deja vu.

3. Yung Kee 

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Just to prep you for Yung Kee, know that the cost to dine here is pretty pricey. To give you an idea, HALF a century egg (so famous that people actually buy them as souvenirs) costs about RM5. I must say hands down it is the BEST century egg I’ve ever savored in my life. Just look at its 3 circles of yolk perfection – it doesn’t take much for one to fall for it. The goose on the other hand I’d say is not special, but perhaps the finest in Hong Kong.

Address:
 32-40 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong. 

4. Hing Kee 

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{Hing Kee is so popular, that is broken down into a few outlets along and across the streets}

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{Just to give you a picture of how crowded it is at any of their many outlets . . .}

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{Possibly the rudest lady in Hong Kong, that woman in pink}

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{Woman in pink made this; one of the dishes Hing Kee is most famous for. It is probably 10 times oilier than a piece of roti canai and tastes like fried paper}

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{The second dish almost every one has in front of their busy noses: a clay pot}

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{Honestly you are better off with any one at the food court in Malaysia but for some reasons I don’t know, Hing Kee Restaurant is listed as one of the Top 10 places to eat at Hong Kong}

Address:
G/F, 15-19 Temple Street, Yau Ma Tei, Hong Kong

5. Lan Fong Yuen

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Visit Lan Fong Yuen for a taste of Hong Kong but don’t expect amazeballs. These are the 4 items you should try for variety. Unfortunately, service is memorably horrible.

Address:
 G/F2 Gage Street CentralHong Kong.

6. Australia Diary Company

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Despite the name, no, you can’t find this in Australia. Be prepared for a queue and service worse than the one before (I’m so confident I’d say it out loud). The milk pudding is kinda special. Others can be made at your own home.

Address:
47 Parkes Street, KowloonHong Kong. (Jordan)

7. Mountain Water Tau Foo Fah

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Featured here.

8. Tai Cheong Bakery

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Hongkie egg tart is not the same with the ones in Macau. You can find Tai Cheong almost everywhere  though especially when you’re not looking for it. This, is a good one.

9. Bak Kok ‘Kai Dan Zai’ (Little Eggs)

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The faces of many celebrities who visited this little hut, pasted all over its ‘wall of fame’. 

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The taste is not as special as its name, but the thing itself is.

Tip: Please savor while still hot.

Address:
492, King’s Road,
North Point, Hong Kong Island
 

10. Bak Kok ‘Yu Tan’

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I was told that Bak Kok has the best curry fish balls but I guess it tastes pretty much the same everywhere. Word of mouth is good marketing, but after some time its relevancy might alter. For ‘safety’ reasons though, do try this stall.

Address:
Same as above, only a couple of stalls away.

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Thanks to my cousin Sheau Torng you see on the right, who put in so much effort into our HK food expedition research; narrowing down the best-of-the-best from blogs, websites, newspaper features, etcetera. Although this post is written straightforwardly with utmost honesty, I dare say we’ve savored the ‘best’ during our trip.

I know it isn’t fair to compare food between Malaysia and Hong Kong, but speaking from my personal experience; I can’t help noticing that everything they have there, Malaysia does it better. I can’t say the same for the cuisines I’ve tried from the many countries I’ve visited. My advise for foodies? Keep your expectations low and focus more on enjoying your trip as a whole, instead of a culinary experience. ;)

 

p.s. Restaurants are not numbered according to rating.

p.p.s. Address for chained restaurants are not provided.

 

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