Being an autonomous territory, Hong Kong is home to a modern population with a distinctive culture and decadent cuisine. Hong Kong is certainly one of the cities where you could never go hungry! This is because wherever you go, you could see food stalls and restaurants which serve delicious food that you couldn’t resist tasting. Here are four delicious food items that are worth trying when you are in Hong Kong.
The Chinese roast goose is a variety of “siu mei” which translates as roasted meat. Hong Kong is renowned for its glazed and roasted dishes and roast goose is certainly the pinnacle of all siu mei dishes. It is made by a slow roasting a goose that has been glazed with a concoction made from soy sauce, vinegar, honey and spices. The perfectly roasted goose plates with a shiny and crisp skin where the fat layer has melted fully during the roasting process and the inside ends up with juicy and succulent meat.
Fish balls are a staple food in Hong Kong; millions of these are consumed in Hong Kong every day. Fish balls are made from un-boned fish meat. The common types of fish used for making this dish are haddock and tuna. Perfectly made fish balls have a firm and bouncy consistency and an intense curry flavour. Fish balls are generally served in a broth with chopped scallions and other seasonings.
As you’ve probably guessed by now, this dish is certainly not for the faint of heart or the squeamish. But if you are a brave heart and are a person who is willing to step into an unchartered food territory this soup might take you by surprise. The snake soup is famously known as the chicken soup of Hongkongers and the succulent mix of snake meat, ginger, mushrooms and pork braised in a delicious broth is believed to elevate your spirits and cure any number of ailments in no time. Even though there is no actual proof of this happening, the soup is certainly comforting and warms you up like grandma’s chicken soup.
The streets of Hong Kong are filled with small cha stalls and mini eateries that will treat your sweet cravings. One of the popular easy to eat dessert items in Hong Kong is the egg tart. This sweet and munchy dessert features a buttery and crumbly pastry crust with the creamy and custardy centre. If you are stationed at a service apartment in Kowloon the likes of Citadines Ashley Hong Kong or any apart hotel in Hong Kong you can find these sugary treats just around the corner in almost all the bakeries and cha shops near you.
Catalina Forbes is a travel writer who bases her content on many thrilling escapades experienced across the world. Google+