If you don’t like MSG you will have problems because there is plenty in everything.
Breakfast choices in Hong Kong
|Breakfast in Hong Kong is quite cheap in general (compare with Europe). It ranges from HK$7 a bun to $30 a breakfast set in “tea restaurant” or Chinese congee/porridge with side snack.
What Hong Kong people eat for breakfast?
Children, ladies and small eaters will be happy with a bun or two. The buns are not very attractive by Western standard because the bread is light and too moist. Varieties include sausage, ham and cheese, custard, luncheon meat, dry shredded pork, egg and ham and stuff like that.
Other Chinese style breakfast includes:
Lunch choices in Hong Kong
|Chinese people love ‘dim sum’. We normally say ‘we go “Yam Char’ which means drinking tea though the quality of tea serves in restaurants varied enormously.What is ‘Dim Sum’? Dim sum is typically something small. It can be very meaty or purely starch, or both. Dim sum are mostly steam cooked though it can still be oily. The traditional way is to serve it in a bamboo basket coz it helps to keep the food warm before it’s sold to the customers. You may find a list of ‘Dim sum’ in my “How To Have Dim Sum Guide“.
How can I go ‘Yam Char’ or having ‘dim sum‘?
It’s not too difficult but there are a few things you need to know. It will make life simpler. This is my “How To Have Dim Sum Guide“.
Dinner choices in Hong Kong
Traditional Chinese foods you have to try include:
|燒賣||Minced pork and shrimp wrapped pastry|
|腸粉||Minced beef/BBQ pork or shrimp wrapped in rice flour pastry|
|煎蘿蔔糕||Fried turnip cake w/preserved pork sausages|
|煎芋頭糕||Fried yam cake|
|糯米卷||Glutinous rice roll|
|糯米雞||chicken and mushroom glutinous rice cooked in a lotus leaf|
|糯米飯||Chinese sausage and preserved pork glutinous rice|
|排骨||Pork rib in black bean sauce|
|春卷||Spring rolls – normally with pork, vegetarian sometimes|
|Dessert||煎堆仔||Red bean paste wrapped in deep fried sesame pastry|
|煎馬蹄糕||Fried water chestnut cake|
|豆腐花||Sweet bean curd, ginger is optional|
|紅豆沙||Red bean soup|
|綠豆沙||Green bean soup, sometimes with sea weeds|
|喳喳||Mixed beans soup (Malaysian style)|
|芝麻糊||Black sesame soup|
|Something different!||鳳爪||Chicken feet|
|牛肚||‘Inside’ of cow|
Other regional cuisine:
|Beijing||北京填鴨||Peking duck – crispy skin duck|
|醬爆雞丁||Diced chicken in thick yummy sauce|
|北京水餃||pork and vegetable dumpling in soup|
|麻婆豆腐||Bean curd in a slight spicy sauce|
|豆沙鍋餅||Dessert – egg roll / pancake filled with red bean paste|