Tuesday, 28 February 2017

10 Must-Eat Food in Hong Kong/ Macau


I've learnt my lesson on my first trip to Hong Kong, I didn't do a proper research on ''What To Eat in Hong Kong'' and half of the time we were paying for expensive and awful meal. And normally in Hong Kong, the price of the good food and awful food are about the same, so why pay the same price for low quality food?

In this post, I've compiled 10 of the good food to eat in Hong Kong and Macau, and of course I didn't get to eat all the good food so I'll list down some of the other must try food too!


Hong Kong:


1. Ichiran Ramen 

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I always wanted to try this famous ramen and finally I did! We went to the branch at Causeway at first but gave up to queue because it was too long and we were all starving. It was between 2pm - 3pm, I figured it was because of the timing? With my dedication to try it, we booked an uber in the next morning at 730am to the branch at Tsim Tsa Tsui.

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No queue or no one at all?!?

There are only a few customer around, however the seating isn't private as the other branches, but I wouldn't mind as long as the food is the same and I don't have to queue for an hour just for a meal!

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I ordered a regular ramen with additional onsen egg and seaweed. I love the soup base but it's a little heavy to have in the morning (I'm a light eater in the morning). Well it is just as what I've expected, I'll revisit if I get the chance to back to Hong Kong or going to Japan.

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This is the plain one. My friend suggested to add on pork but I'm not a meat lover so I skipped it.

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Address:
Entrance Hall on G/F & Shop B, Basement Floor, 8 Minden Avenue, Tsim Sha Tsui
尖沙咀棉登徑8號地庫B舖及地下入口大堂
(2-min walk from Exit N4, Tsim Sha Tsui MTR Station)

Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 24 Hrs



2. Hong Kong Street Food

Hong Kong's Street Food is awesome too! While doing some shopping on the streets, I always opt for some yummy street food! 

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椰汁大王 (King of Coconut)


A refreshing drink on the summer! They have a lot of branches around Mong Kong street so it's not hard to spot them! This coconut drink is like a ice-blended coconut blend with milky texture. A little filling but refreshing at the same time!

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利強記北角雞蛋仔

Very cripsy snack! They have quite a few branches too!



3. Kam Wah Cafe (金華冰廳)

We were there for their famous Pineapple Bun but it was sold out!! So sad so I recommend you all go there early, we were there at around dinner time (8pm-ish), I guess you'll get to taste their famous Pineapple Bun if you go there during tea time. 

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Their french toast is quite tasty too!

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Fried rice is just so-so.

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Ordered milk tea and lemon tea.


Address:
G/F, 47 Bute Street, Prince Edward
太子弼街47號地下
(3-min walk from Exit B2, Prince Edward MTR Station)

Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 6:30am-12:00am

Must order: Milk Tea and Pineapple Bun (菠蘿包)


4. Mak’s Noodle (麥奀雲吞麵世家)

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After visiting the Peak, we opted for Mak's Noodle as our dinner. 

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雲吞麵 (Wan Tan Noodle)

The noodle is springy and the wanton is nice! But the portion is a little too small for big eater. I'm fine with some add-on vegetables and extra wan tans.

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Shrimp Wan Tan

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炸酱面 (Dry noodle with minced pork)

This wasn't as nice as their wan tan noodle. 

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Add-on vegetables with oyster sauce (nothing fancy here).

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Address:
山頂山頂道118號山頂廣場地下1號舖
Shop 1, G/F, The Peak Galleria, 118 Peak Road, The Peak
(they have other branches too!)

Opening hours: Mon-Sun 11am - 8pm

Must order: Wan Tan Noodle and Shrimp Wan Tan



5. 妹記生滾粥品 (Mui Kee Congee)

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Now let's move on to some breakfast hunting in Hong Kong city!

This congee shop is recommended by my friend and it's located in a wet market in Mong Kok. If you're the one who hates the smell of raw meats and vegetables and walking on the wet floor (well not that wet as I recalled), you might want to skip this. 

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We ordered fish and pork congee. They have variety of congee to choose from like beef, pork, fish and pork intestines.  

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Address:

旺角花園街市政大廈4樓熟食中心11-12舖
Shop11-12,4/F, Fa Yuen St Market, Mong Kok
(3-min walk from Exit B2, Mong Kok MTR Station)

Opening Hours: Mon-Sun: 7am-3pm (Close on Tue)


6. Australia Dairy Company (澳洲牛奶公司)

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We were amazed by how good their scrambled egg was the first time we went there, we had this for breakfast 2 days in a row. So we're back, again!

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Macaroni with Ham

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Steamed Milk

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Milk Tea

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Toast and scrambled eggs

We didn't know whether if we're craving for it for so long or the quality of their food had dropped (a little), the scrambled eggs wasn't as soft and nice as we remembered. The queue is still long and it's still crowded, but their service isn't getting any better.


Address:

G/F, 47-49 Parkes Street, Jordan
佐敦白加士街47-49號地下
(2-min walk from Exit C2, Jordan MTR Station)

Opening Hours: Mon to Wed & Fri to Sun: 7:30am-11:00pm (Closed on Thu)

Must order: Scrambled egg, Steamed Milk, Toast



7. Dim Sum

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Hong Kong trip wouldn't be completed without dim sum, it's dim sum land after all! But this dim sum restaurant that we randomly picked just to avoid the rain, wasn't good at all.

Dim sum recommendations:
1. 陸羽茶室 (Luk Yu Tea House)
    - recommended by our taxi driver (according to him it's old dim sum restaurant and it's famous for its chinese tea, but service vice isn't good)

2. 老點點心竹筒飯 (Lo Dim)
    - special bamboo rice

3. 添好運點心專門店 (Tim Ho Wan)
    - not bother to go anymore as there are Tim Ho Wan in Malaysia too.



*Other recommended food in Hong Kong that I missed: 一樂燒鵝 (Yat Lok Restaurant) 



Macau:


8. Cafe Nam Ping (南屏雅敘)

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One of the oldest cafe in Macau, this cafe is famous for its freshly-baked buns and pastry and fluffy scrambled egg. Another alternative than Australia Dairy from Hong Kong but with better service and shorter waiting time, and more choices of fresh buns.  

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Randomly ordered a few buns!

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Sandwich with scrambled egg and hams! It's quite filling by eating this alone so I would recommend sharing!

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Milk Tea

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Iced Tea


Address
85-85A Rua de Cinco de Outubro, Macau, China

Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 630am-630pm 

Must order: Sandwich with scrambled eggs & char siew, freshly baked buns & pastries


9. Margaret’s Cafe e Nata (瑪嘉烈蛋撻店)

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I would never miss this in Macau! The best Portuguese tart I've ever tried!  

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Crispy on its skin, very moist and soft with generous amount of filling inside.



Address:
Cafe e Nata Margaret’s 瑪嘉烈蛋撻店
17B, Goldlion building, Rua do Comandante Mata e Oliveira, Macau, China
新馬路馬統領街金利來大廈17B地舖

Opening Hours: 0930am – 1100pm daily (closed on Wed)



10. Portuguese Lunch

My friend recommended a Portuguese Restaurant - Cafe Litoral but we couldn't manage to find the location. We then randomly picked a decent looking Portuguese restaurant named 木偶葡國餐廳Cozinha Pinocchio

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Complimentary breads.

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Vege soup as starter

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Fried pigeon

Had only a bite of it, couldn't stand the smell of it.

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Fried rice

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Vege in...soup?

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Fish

I don't think the food here is nice, except for the complimentary breads lol. But it was the last meal in Macau so we thought better to have a taste of Portuguese food than nothing. I haven't tried a very nice Portuguese food yet so I wouldn't recommend any here. 


*Other recommended food in Macau that I missed: Leitaria I Son (義順牛奶公司), Cafe Tai Lei Loi Kei (大利來記咖啡室), Lord Stow’s Bakery 安德魯餅店



Tips:
1. For Portuguese meal, usually lunch much cheaper than dinner.

2. If you missed any nice food in Macau, you could taste some of them at the food court of Venetien (they've plentiful of Macau signature food including Leitaria I Son, Tai Lei Loi Kei etc.)






love, Emma



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