Update: I just realize I missed out some food photos earlier. So, here it is!
There are quite a few Yong Tau fu cum lok-lok stall at Mongkok especially near ladies street and so on. Here’s another one that I tried.
Saw the curry fishball and had a sudden crave for it and ordered for 10 fishballs!
And guess what? The fishball is awful. LOL. It’s different from the fishball texture which I usually eat in Malaysia. Their fishballs are like somewhat very rubbery.. yeah. like eating rubber. If you wanna try, don’t order so many at once! Totally regretted it!
#7 Bou Zai Farn
It’s something you should try when you’re in Hong Kong coz they’re pretty famous for that. I had mine at Miu Kai, which was just next road behind of the hotel which I stayed in.
The shop name is Hong Hing (in cantonese) and they have quite an extensive of choices for you to choose from rice with a dish, noodle, pou zai and porridge.
So, we ordered for a pou zai fan, pork ribs porridge, and prawn “biscuit”.
When I first saw the pou zai fan was kinda disappointed coz the char siu was mostly fats, like 90% fats with just 10% meat. Those that have seen me eating char siu fan before would know this is a no-no for me. I’d usually take my sweet time to take off the fat and only eat the meat. But the smell of the pou zai fan was just too irresistible. I took a one small bite of the char siu and the lap cheong (chinese sausage) with the rice. WOW! It totally opens up my appetite for more!
Porridge has always been been my favourite food and I’d got to say their pork ribs porridge is really tasty! It must have been left cooking in the pot for the whole day.
You could just taste the sweetness from the ribs in the porridge!
Okay.. I dunno what is this call, I call it fried prawn “biscuit” (direct translated from chinese) recommended by the lady boss. It’s actually the samething as oh jien but they use prawn instead of oyster.
Miu Kai was quiet at that time. The stalls/booths are closed and you can see the people busy packing up and cleaning the road. The shop was about to close and we were the last customer at the shop. The lady boss was really friendly too and she offered us a bottle of free beer.
How nice of her!
#8 Noodle House
We went to this noodle house which I think located somewhere in Mongkok.
You just gotta visit places like these.
The place is cramp, the seats are limited, people are busy, and some uncles come here for lunch topless!
We din exactly order for noodle but order for pork chop and ham with spaghetti and tofu vege rice in soup.
I dun remember what’s the taste of the spaghetti but I guess it was alright.
The tofu vege rice in soup tasted somewhat weird but interesting.
I suddenly missed the food I had in Hong Kong, drooling by just looking at the photos.
When you’re in Hong Kong, there are some food that you just gotta eat. For example, their famous Polo Pao (Pineapple bun), egg tarts, dim sum, wanton noodle, etc…
I din manage to try all, but I definitely will for my next trip there which I don’t think it’ll be happening any time soon.
But here are the few street food I managed to try.
#1 Wan Tan Noodle
It has got to be those small lil shops at the road side something like those hawker style. So, I managed to spot this noodle house while walking around in Mongkok.
I ordered for a bowl of Wanton noodle in soup.
The noodle was springy, the soup is pretty light (unlike the ones we have here which is full of pepper, salt, and MSG). The best part is the wanton itself! The whole prawn (not minced, kinda like a lazy man’s job) and minced meat is wrapped with the wanton noodle. The noodle shop I went serve really fresh prawns and the noodle is served with 6 big wanton. I kinda like it and I think it’s better compared to Malaysia’s wanton where you taste more of the meat or probably just the wanton wrapper than the prawns.
#2. Yong tau fu cum lok-lok stall
You’ll see such stalls there. So, just go there and select your choices and they’ll re-fried it for you or you can do it the lok-lok way.
Things here to try would be:-
Sausage wrapped with bacon.
Pretty good but the bacon could be quite salty.
Fried large intestines.
I dun think this is for everyone, really. The first mouth you’d probably find it interesting, but when chew on, you’ll probably find it taste weird. That could be, becoz it’s LARGE INTESTINES.
and Stinky tofu (Chao taufu).
Stinky tofu is a form of fermented tofu that has a strong odor. Again, this is not for everyone but it’s not as smelly as I expected it to be. People always say that you can actually smell it like a street away. It’s smelly but nice to eat, weird right?
Went to a shop to have lunch and tried their dumplings, it’s pretty good!
Too bad that I couldnn’t try other stuff as they serve really big portion of fried rice just for a person.
#4 Dinosaur shell?
I dunno what is this called as I was in a rush to buy this and continue with my last minute shopping, but I call it dinosaur shell. Anyone mind correcting me?
This is something like crepes, it’s very crispy!
#5 許留山 Hui Lau Shan
As for desserts to lookout for would be from the chain restaurant /dessert shop called 許留山 Hui Lau Shan.
They’re everywhere like mushrooms! Hui Lau Shan is actually the most famous restaurant in Hong Kong that serves healthy and quick desserts. If I’m not wrong, they only serve mango desserts.
The one I ordered was mango sago coconut. It was a real refreshing juice for summer!
But between desserts from Hui Lau Shan, Honeymoon desserts and Tong Pak Fu. I’d still prefer the shaved ice from Tong Pak Fu, they’re unbeatable!
#6 McDonald’s Sundae ice-cream in Chocolate and Mango sauce
Okay this is not a street food but I just wanna include this here. I’m not sure if this is only served for a limited time in Hong Kong but I’m pretty sure they don’t serve this in Malaysia.
The combination of chocolate and mango sauce is totally awesome! And the best part? They serve in the big cup! Means you have more of it! =D
There were a lot of street food that I din manage to try, perhaps I shall leave that to be my reason to visit Hong Kong soon again!