7 must try food delights in Hong Kong
Ever wondered what you can have in the pearl of the orient?
Yum Cha is a morning and lunch time treat which includes Chinese tea and dimsum with the locals.
Goodies and steamed sponge cakes are laden in little trolleys in steamer baskets. Some common Yum cha items are commonly known as:
- Shrimp dumplings aka har gau
- beef balls aka ow yok
- steamed and sweet pork buns aka char siu pau
- rice noodle rolls aka cheung fan
- congee aka rice porridge
Iced milk tea with tapioca is popularly known as bubble tea. “Yuangyang” is a mixture of coffee and tea with the reasonable amount of milk. A special concoction tea called jelly tea is available in various flavours like passion and grape fruit.
Sheets of rice noodle mixture is basically bland and properly doused sweet sauce and peanut sauce are rolled in a scintillating manner and steamed and cut with scissors and sprinkled with sesame seeds.
Red Bean Ice
The icy local concoction is served with shaved ice and a scoop of vanilla ice-cream. The hot red bean sweet soup is modified making it a great affordable thirst quencher in the menu of any tea restaurant or cha chaan teng. The azuka red beans are blended with rock sugar syrup, coconut milk and evaporated milk.
Curry Fish balls
A specialised Hong Kong street food is served on a bamboo stick. Fish balls are deep dried and drenched in yummy and flavourful sauce.
Wonton Noodle soup
This dish is synonymous to street food is a fragrant broth served with chewy egg noodles made of soft and fresh dumplings filled with savoury part shrimp and part pork in different flavour and texture with slight variations. A different version is served in every joint in Honk Kong.
This is an iconic afternoon snack is soft and gooey on the inside and light an crispy on the outside. Egg batter is poured on to a griddle pan on waffles and they are served in appetising flavours of chocolate and green tea and sesame.
Clay pot rice is browned chicken and chicken sausages simmered in rice and garlic curdled in soy sauce and oyster sauce.
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