Food Tripping in Hong Kong
Hong Kong’s food galore. As compared to shopping along the streets of Hong Kong, I would think the food stands out more than anything else. It could probably be because of the change of season in Hong Kong that Singaporeans may find it hard to shop there during the end year, but the food was what made the trip memorable. And as I’ve said before, food is part of one’s culture. The same dish is made differently in different cultures; just take chicken rice as an example.
So what should you eat and where should you head to for a decent Hong Kong meal? Our Medhatter writer, Priscilla, is here to share with you some food hunting tips!
Mak’s Noodle: Wonton Noodles
I stayed at an apartment in the Jordan vicinity, along Nathan Road. Nearby Jordan Station, there’s the famous Mak’s Noodle which is to die for. It was a small bowl of noodles for about HKD36 (~6.54SGD), which can be a little pricy for its quantity, but it was still worth the money. Quality over quantity, yeah?
Everything about this little bowl just speaks of heaven. The soup, albeit a little salty, was really tasty. The texture of the noodles were different, it wasn’t of a soft-soggy type of texture. It had a little toughness to it but still soft enough to digest. The shrimp dumplings, wonton, were really fresh and huge, unlike the little tiny ones we get in our soup.
Location: Jordan Station, 55 Parkes Street. 佐敦白加士街51號.
Australian Dairy Company
I’m pretty sure everyone has heard of this eatery that has queues as long as an hour at least. I was never a fan of queueing for food because sometimes it was just overrated. But, lo and behold, I understood the whole craze about this eatery. Although I was in a group of 8, we managed to find seats pretty quickly. It was either because it was a weekday or we went early in the day, at about 930.
Food there was pretty cheap, at about HKD38 (~SGD6.90), we got our macaroni soup with ham, 2 slices of bread, a choice of sunny-side up or scrambled eggs, and a choice of hot coffee or tea. The meal itself was satisfyingly filling and the macaroni soup was to die for. How can you go to Hong Kong and not eat macaroni soup right?
The scrambled eggs could be a little salty for some, but it was still really good eggs. Other than their famous breakfast set, you would also want to try their milk puddings, all freshly made on the spot, that is if you can still stomach another bowl of pudding.
Location: Jordan Station, 47 Parkes Street.
One Dim Sum
The one michelin starred dim sum restaurant. Also known to have long queues that last for hours before you get a seat, unless you head over before the store opening, which was what my friends and I did. We started queueing at about 10am, they let us in at about 1030 but we could only start ordering at 11am.
So, a tip: if you do not want to queue for hours, do head over early to get yourself a seat.
Location: Prince Edward Station, No.15 Playing Field Road. 旺角運動場道15號京華大廈地舖1-2號.