The best cheap eats in the New Territories

The 15 best dishes and snacks in the New Territories for $50 or less
eight treasure chicken
Soy sauce chicken rice at 百寶雞 (Eight Treasure Chicken)
By Lisa Cam |
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Our city is a gastronomic paradise, but you don’t have to spend a fortune to eat well. Here’s a round-up of the best meals, snacks and deals you can buy in the New Territories – all for under $50!

Looking for more to do in the New Territories? Don’t miss our guide to Tai Po and its restaurants.

The best cheap eats in the New Territories

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Grandma’s Dumplings
Restaurants, Chinese

Dumplings at 婆婆家餃子館 (Grandma’s Dumplings)

icon-location-pin Sha Tin

Some say that good things come in small packages. This is definitely true for Grandma’s Dumplings and, no, we don’t mean any innuendo there. This fab restaurant in Tai Wai, in the New Territories, boasts small-but-hearty beauties. The dumpling wrappings are thin and tender, and the fillings are well balanced with meat and vegetables. Get them fried or boiled and served with a delicious broth.

2
Haru & P lolly waffle
Restaurants, Cafés

Lolly waffle at Haru & P

icon-location-pin Kwai Fong

The lolly waffle at Haru & P in Kwai Fong is big in size and big in heart with a glorious range of flavours. A range of different toppings and icings make the lollies shine, plus there are some fab seasonal toppings on offer too. Haru & P’s maple-syrup waffle is a supreme winner, as is the chocolate variety.

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3
chan hon kee claypot rice
Restaurants, Chinese

Beef and egg claypot rice at Chan Hon Kee

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Tai Po is a top place to go for excellent cheap eats. And you know it’s a good sign when the crowds line up outside a restaurant on a daily basis just for one type of dish. At Chan Hon Kee, they queue in their droves for the claypot rice. There’s a big selection to choose from but the sirloin beef and egg variety is this eatery’s star. Enjoy the juicy meat alongside just the right amount of egg. Open from 6pm daily, dine and devour this sizzling neighbourhood favourite.

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burger deli exterior
Restaurants, Fast food outlets

Chilli dog at Burger Deli

icon-location-pin Sai Kung

We know, we know. This place is best known for its burgers but the scrumptious hotdogs shouldn’t be overlooked. You can’t go wrong with this no-frills chilli dog. A plump sausage snuggled inside a warm, squishy bun that’s smothered in mouthwatering chilli con carne is a veritable protein on protein meal. It’s a messy ordeal to eat but the pairing of sauce, sausage and bun should keep you coming back for more. Simple, cheap and delicious as hell.

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5
Ping kee noodles and dumplings
Restaurants, Chinese

Shrimp roe noodles with wontons at Ping Kee Noodles

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Thin noodles served with generous amounts of shrimp roe, beef balls and wontons in a full bowl of soup. Squeeze your way into the perpetually busy Tai Po Market to get a taste of this eatery’s signature dish that exemplifies comfort food. The smell of dried shrimp powder stimulates the appetite. And, when you dig in, the umami flavours satisfy your palate.

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pork belly couple and the bao
Restaurants, Sandwich shop

Meaty bao at Couple And The Bao

icon-location-pin Yuen Long

Solid takeaway sandwiches are the order of the day at Couple and the Bao, although the name uses some artistic license as the bread used is toasted ciabatta. With fillings of slow-cooked pork belly, fried pork chops and boneless chicken wings, amongst others, these are some meaty baguettes, and at around $50 a piece they’re a decent choice for a snack.

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fooody interior
Restaurants, Cafés

Ice cream brownie at Fooody

icon-location-pin Fo Tan

This chillaxed spot is perhaps the best kept secret in the industrial area of Fo Tan. Spacious, with vintage furniture and homeware scattered around the eatery, it feels like some sort of private members-only club. Claim a sofa, buy yourself a cuppa and soak up the live music during the weekend. Oh, and don’t forget to try the ice cream brownie for the perfect sugar rush! Nothing beats ice cream on a brownie, particularly at this price.

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more eggettes egg waffle
Restaurants, Snack bars

Chocolate and Honey Stars egg waffle at More Eggettes

icon-location-pin Kwai Fong

Egg waffles are a Hong Kong classic and More Eggettes is where the classic becomes the iconic, providing a delicious twist on egg waffles. The eatery combines chocolate and Honey Stars into the mix. You read that right. The kid’s favourite cereal is added on the surface of each ‘bubble’, giving the soft and gooey waffle a satisfying crunch. Perfect for those with a sweet tooth.

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eight treasure chicken
Restaurants, Chinese

Soy sauce chicken rice at 百寶雞 (Eight Treasure Chicken)

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Many restaurants in Hong Kong serve up an unfair chicken-to-rice ratio. Basically, by the time you’re done munching down the meat, you’re left with a huge portion of leftover rice. But at Tai Wai’s Eight Treasure Chicken, you get extremely generous portions of soy sauce-marinated and braised pieces of chook with a perfectly proportional amount of rice. A cheap eat treasure. Eight of them, in fact.

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Hotdog Brothers
Restaurants

Hotdog Brothers

icon-location-pin Yuen Long

When it comes to hotdogs, Yuen Long doesn’t immediately comes to mind, but thanks to Hotdog Brothers, they are changing up the food scene with their signature meaty hotdogs. Options worth trying are the barbecue pulled pork ($48) and the Mega Cheese ($46) – melted from four different cheese. Make it a full meal and order up some mozzarella sticks and onion rings.

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