Where to find the best omurice in Hong Kong
Omurice may not be the first thing that comes to mind when one thinks of Japanese cuisine, but this simple delicacy is definitely an egg-cellent dish that’ll satisfy you at any time of the day. Sure, you can cook up some rice, wrap it in an egg omelette and customise your very own omurice at home. But why bother when we’ve already scoped out some of the city’s best omelette rice offerings for you? So, read on, take your pick and get your eggy fix. By Natalie Lam RECOMMENDED: Let’s face it, Hongkongers are suckers for the humble egg – good thing we’ve put together a list of the best egg dishes in town.
The best places in Hong Kong to grab breakfast
Breakfast in Hong Kong is one of the best meals of the day. Whether you’re craving a traditional English fry-up, hipster fave avocado-on-toast or a bowl of instant noodles with satay beef, Hong Kong is blessed with a wealth of great breakfast options. Follow us as we eat our way through the city’s various cafés and cha chaan tengs to select the top 10 places to grab breakfast and fuel up for the day ahead. RECOMMENDED: Looking for something to start the day at weekends? Look no further than our ultimate weekend brunch guide.
Hong Kong's farm-to-table trailblazer
Farm-to-table is nothing new in Hong Kong, with the food scene here having long-since catered to discerning eaters who care about where their food is sourced from, and whether or not it is organic. Recent events have exposed the fragilities of our globally interdependent food industry, and this has driven a further surge in the demand to reduce the degrees of separation between harvest and mouth. In light of the continuing farm-to-table movement, we caught up with one of our local pioneers – Homegrown Foods owner and restaurateur Todd Darling – for a chat about the evolution of farm-to-table in Hong Kong, how recent events have impacted the industry, and what we all can do to get involved and support the movement.First of all, tell us what made you want to get involved in the farm-to-table industry, and how the industry developed here? “I was a restaurateur many years ago but became disillusioned with the fact that many restaurants used the same, imported ingredients. I decided to take some time off to think about people’s relationships with food and I realised that the closer the link between the consumer and the food, the better the food tastes. With this in mind, we opened Posto Pubblico in 2009 and started developing relationships with local farms. It sounds unbelievable to think that at the time, there really wasn’t much of a relationship at all between Hong Kong farmers and restaurants, no bridge to connect locally grown produce to the vast majority of the diners in the
Kwai Chung Plaza cheap eats
Hong Kong is home to more than its fair share of Michelin-starred restaurants, casual eateries, and amazing bars, but our street food scene is also internationally renowned. From hole-in-the-wall stores in Mong Kok to food cart vendors, you won’t be hard-pressed to find delicious, budget-friendly snacks, whether it be for a midday pick me up, or a late-night treat to try and sober up. While there is plenty of selection out on the street, you might not know that local plazas are just as good a place to find bang for your buck. Kwai Chung Plaza may not be the first place that comes to mind when it comes to amazing street food, but there is actually a vast selection of stores with cheap food that cover a hectic mix of cuisines, unique desserts, and also the common street food staples. Here are five of the very best. By Yu An Su RECOMMENDED: If you’re looking for something refreshing, check out the best bubble tea shops in Hong Kong.
Where to find the best Taiwanese pancakes in Hong Kong
Taiwanese bubble tea has always been a strong contender in the HK foodie scene. But if there’s one thing that can give it a run for its money, it’s Taiwanese pancakes. Also known as ‘hand grab cakes’ (a literal translation from its Chinese name), these flaky pastries are one of Taiwan’s all-time popular street food. They can be customised with every filling imaginable and will make a perfect meal whether you’re craving a late-night snack or looking for a quick but satisfying lunch. That said, there are not that many places in town that offer these delectable bites. Here are some of the very best. By Natalie Lam RECOMMENDED: We love Taiwanese food, but we’ve always had a soft spot for Japanese cuisine too. Sushi, udon, ramen, tsukemen, tonkatsu – what’s not to love?
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Hong Kong’s best street food essentials
Hong Kong’s street food scene is known the world over. Whether you’re in Causeway Bay or Mong Kok, Tsuen Wan or Sham Shui Po, you’re bound to find some delicious streetside snacks, be it curry fishballs on a stick or fluffy eggettes in various flavours. Best of all, these tasty tidbits are usually wallet-friendly and can easily fill up your belly for just a few bucks. While our city also boasts some of the world’s best restaurants, Michelin-starred dining and other delicious eats, no Hong Kong experience is complete without sampling some – or all – of these street food favourites.RECOMMENDED: If you’re hungry and you know it, grab a slice of pizza or check out the best dim sum spots in town.
The best food in Hong Kong
Hong Kong is a true food paradise, with some of the world’s very best restaurants, from cheap eats and street food to high-end Michelin-starred eateries. But what makes Hong Kong’s dining scene truly unique is undoubtedly its local dishes. While most of these dishes are – unsurprisingly – informed by Chinese cooking, many of them also capture Hong Kong’s east-meets-west heritage in the most delicious of ways. Whether it’s traditional Cantonese dim sum or beverages influenced by British culture, there’s something here to please all tastes.If you’re hungry to try some of these local Hong Kong dishes, here are some of the best places to do so. From wonton noodles at Mak’s Noodles to egg tarts at Tai Cheong Bakery, from seafood in Sai Kung to barbecued meats at Joy Hing, these restaurants and cafés are your best bets for an authentic taste of Hong Kong food culture.RECOMMENDED: Want to try the crème de la crème? Then be sure to check out our list of the absolute best restaurants in Hong Kong to try right now.
The best restaurants in Hong Kong you have to try
Hong Kong is a dining paradise with one of the highest ratios of restaurants per head in the world. With establishments striving to outdo each other on a daily basis in our city's fiercely competitive F&B industry, it can be hard to keep track of who's top dog at any one time. That's why we're bringing you the Time Out EAT List — an ever-changing selection of Hong Kong's hottest tables, updated on a monthly basis. From long time favourites to super newbies, we've sorted everything from restaurants in some of Hong Kong’s best hotels to the city's most delectable street eats. In short, this is whatever serves the best food in Hong Kong right now. If you've eaten something that you love on this list, share it under the hashtag #TimeOutEatList. You can also find out more about how we review restaurants and make recommendations.
The best Hong Kong cafés and coffee shops
Forget the stereotypes, Hong Kong coffee culture is about more than just showing up to work 15 minutes late with a Starbucks’ latte. Despite the popularity of traditional Hongkie drinks like lai cha and yin yang, our city is home to an increasing number of coffee connoisseurs. More and more speciality cafés are popping up around town to cater to different taste buds, and not just to cater to demand for espresso and a flat white but nitro coffee and unusual brews, too.This guide will lead you to all the best coffee shops in Hong Kong, all the way from Sheung Wan to hidden gems in Cheung Chau.
Ultimate French toast showdown
Much like the humble egg sandwich and char siu rice, Hong Kong-style French toast is a staple of local cuisine. The classic dish features two slices of bread deep fried and served covered in butter and syrup. But in recent years Hongkongers have been pushing new boundaries as local cha chaan tengs and restaurants have begun rolling out variations filled with the likes of custard lava, kaya spread and beef satay. We dig into four popular innovative versions to decide which gets to be crowned king.