One of the most luxurious delicacies in Hong Kong, bird’s nest can be found laced on top of egg tarts and dessert soups. Yes, it’s actually bird saliva but it’s still an excellent treat, a rich source of protein and minerals that supposedly even helps combat ageing. So forget skin cream and visit Wai Yuen Tong instead. The TST spot has been one of Hong Kong’s biggest purveyors of healthy delicacies for 120 years. Indulge in one of its bird’s nest-infused drinks free of preservatives and artificial flavourings. It’s the new protein shake, don’t you know?
Hong Kong’s traditional dining doesn’t always come in a bamboo steamer. Take a stroll through the streets of Sham Shui Po or head to your local 7-Eleven, and you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the range of local snacks and delicacies. Looking for a midday dessert that won’t ruin your physique? Or maybe you’re on the hunt for something more daring and adventurous? Either way, we’ve got you covered. By Karl Lam
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