Simple and Delicious Eats in Hong Kong!

Hong Kong
December 20 - 2016

Hi Friends!
Who else enjoys eating and trying new foods as much as I do?  Being in Hong Kong for a couple of days never kept me far from trying something new and tasty.  I don’t have a huge sweet tooth, but I do love my pastries and puddings.  Here is my top 5 list of snacks for Hong Kong travel virgins, or some recommendations for the Hong Kong regulars…

Enjoy, and comment below if you’ve been to these places and for any recommendations! xx

Now I was in a desperate search for some fresh pineapple buns and hong kong milk tea for breakfast. Originally, I really wanted to try them out at Kam Wah Café.  But unfortunately I did not make it.  I did however, find a small café in Wan Chai that served them and were pretty delicious!  These buns are also known as ‘Bo Lo Bao,’ and are eaten warm for breakfast with butter inside them.They are best partnered with some hot Hong Kong milk tea.  I recommend you go early in the morning for these, as they do not typically make them in the afternoons.

Kam Wah Café:
G/F 47 Bute Street, Mong Kok.

Oh my, these totally tickled my fancy as I’m quite a big pastry fangirl. They are best served warm, and can generally be found at the same bakeries you can get your pineapple buns.  So might as well grab both if you’re there – as I did.  Flaky pastry and an egg custard type filling.  Again, best to skip the coffee and pair with Hong Kong milk tea.  These are best served warm, and eaten when you have hankering for something sweet.
Tai Cheong Bakery:
35 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central
Kam Wah Café:
G/F 47 Bute Street, Mong Kok
One of the staples of the Hong Kong street food scene.  I love these because they are so simple.  They are also known as ‘Gai Daan Zai’ in Cantonese.  The main ingredients being flour, eggs, sugar, evaporated milk, which results in a perfect consistency to pull apart when cooked.  Think of waffles, but fluffier with a slight crisp to the edges!  My favourite place to go for these is from a local man in Tai O fishing village, Lantau island.  Why?  Because he makes it the traditional way.  Nothing fancy, only using a basic charcoal stove. The trip to Lantau is worth it, and you know it’s good when there’s a queue of people waiting for Uncle!

Tai O Egg Waffle Uncle:
(Note that this is in Lantau island)
59 Kat Hing Street, Tai O

North Point Egg Waffles:
492 King’s Road, North Point

Lee Keung Kee North Point:
178 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

Ok, so I have been made fun of for having such an ‘old lady’ palate.  Reason being is that I love foods that have a somewhat plain flavor, and a soft texture (think sponge cakes and custards).  So, when I heard about these steamed milk puddings, you know I had to make these a priority!
These can be eaten cold or warm.  You already know.. this old lady had to have it warm, almond flavoured.  Yee Shun Dairy, I don’t care for your bad service, because your puddings make up for it.  Boo Yah!

Yee Shun Dairy:
(Causeway Bay)
G/F, 506 Lockhart Road
Yee Shun Dairy:
63 Pilkem St

Laugh all you want, but being a Brit living in the States for 10 years, then Asia for a year really has had me feenin’ for some good ol’ Marks and Sparks food.  We have Marks and Spencers in Manila.  But sadly their produce is very limited.  I accidently came across a little Marks and Sparks store on my way back to the Grand Hyatt from the Wan Chai MTR.  Take note that even after my steak dinner at Blue, I had to enjoy a midnight M & S snack.  Prawn and cocktail sandwiches, cheese and onions crisps, and trifle.  It was my last night, after all!
Marks & Spencer:
(This was the M & S that I went to, but there are loads all over Hong Kong)
China Underwriters Centre, Shop B, G/F Underwriters Centre, 88 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai