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9 Best chicken wing joints in Hong Kong

Do your thing, chicken wing

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Time Out Hong Kong
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Whoever came up with the phrase 'ain't nothing but a chicken wing', they are sorely mistaken. Because if anything, chicken wings are the best part! This popular bar bite is widely available in many Hong Kong restaurants, and there are some that have taken their chicken game to the next level. Whether you're looking for innovative flavours like salted lemonade and fish sauce, or something a little more traditional like cha chaan teng-style wings, here are all the best places that can satisfy your chicken fix.

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7 Best Chicken Wing Joints in Hong Kong

  • Restaurants
  • Canadian
  • North Point

This Canadian-style restaurant has all the classics including ribs, burgers, steaks, hotdogs, and of course, wings. Their buffalo wings are served with a tasty blue cheese dip and come in eight flavours – honey garlic, cajun, wuss, mild, medium, hot, and for those who want to turn up the heat, they have suicide, and homicide. Try it if you dare. The Big Bite also has a popular Wings Night every Tuesday where you can enjoy $3 wings for takeout (maximum 12pc) with any beer or milkshake purchase!

  • Restaurants
  • Chicken
  • Mong Kok

After this store opened its doors in Whampoa, it branched out to Mong Kok, where it continued to champion some truly peculiar flavours. Rose, salted lemonade, salted egg yolk with sage. You get the picture. The wings here are larger than average, too. And if you're looking for something to wash down those greasy and delicious chicken wings? Drinks like iced green tea with mint and green apple will do the trick.

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  • Restaurants
  • Tsuen Wan
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Gala Cafe may be well-known for their largely portioned scrambled egg sandwich, but their soy sauce chicken wings shouldn't go unnoticed either. Served alongside a Thai sweet chilli sauce, each wing here is meaty, juicy, and infused with a strong but not overpowering taste of soy sauce. Pair it with an Ovaltine milkshake for a perfect afternoon tea combo.

  • Restaurants
  • Japanese
  • Tai Hang

This minimally designed shop in Tai Hang is backed by serious culinary credentials. Head chef Yip Chuk Ki has over 25 years of experience in the food and beverage industry, and now he’s channelling that expertise into his work at Kona. Here, he draws inspiration from traditional Japanese cooking methods. For example, for the signature chicken wings, the chef debones and deep-fries the wings before tossing them on the grill. After they turn golden brown, he sprinkles them with sea salt and pepper. All told, you have the perfect savoury wings.

✓ Available for takeaways

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  • Restaurants
  • Mong Kok

Forget the Colonel. The world’s second-largest fried chicken chain (there are over 1,800 of them) trumps all other fast food joints when it comes to wings. The speciality is the Louisiana-style boneless fried chicken. The skin is fried to a crisp while the meat stays tender. Throw in some with fries, and you have a very dirty and potentially gut-busting dinner that you should nevertheless enjoy without shame.

  • Restaurants
  • Jordan

The first Tai Ping Koon opened in 1860 in Guangzhou, but the founder moved his franchise to Hong Kong when war struck. There are now four restaurants, all championing its original blend of Western cuisine with a Hong Kong twist. It is rumoured that they invented the now popular Swiss wings, featuring a glaze made out of soy sauce, rock sugar, Shao wine, spices, and chicken soup. Tai Ping Koon uses fresh chicken wings and immediately marinates them upon order. That alone makes this a must-try.

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  • Restaurants
  • Mong Kok

Offering a total of 13 different flavours, you'll be able to nibble on everything from Vietnamese fish sauce wings and Hong Kong-style shelter bay wings to Brazillian lemon pepper wings and Italian garlic parmesan wings – all for just $35! You can also take your pick from a wide variety of dipping sauces like garlic aioli, nacho cheese, sriracha mayo, or even the chef's 'special' dip (it's not as dodgy as it sounds).

  • Restaurants
  • Central

The founders of Wingman, Jack and Elliot, raised the banner for great wings through an online store before they opened their first brick-and-mortar restaurant in Central. At this sixth-floor sanctuary for chicken wing geeks, there are over 15 flavours on the menu, ranging from classic buffalo and barbecue dry rub to Singapore 'zing' and honey wasabi. These are made to pair with sides like truffle fries and tater tots. Be on the lookout for deals, like $5 wings night and all-you-can-eat and -drink weekend brunches. 

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  • Restaurants
  • Japanese
  • Sheung Wan

Yardbird is still the coolest kid on the yakitori block. Here you can get every part of the chicken in skewer form. That includes the humble chicken wing, which is dusted with sea salt and shichimi, the magical seven-ingredient Japanese powder that makes pretty much everything taste heavenly. 

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