Hong Kong provides every class of cuisine – from the most flavourful street foods and traditional fare through to complex combinations of flavours and international haute cuisine. It is heavily influenced by Cantonese cuisine, as well as other Chinese cuisines such as Hakka, Hokkien and Zhejiang, Japanese cuisines and Western. Reach into a steaming bamboo dim sum basket at a traditional Teahouse such as Lin Hueng or head to the harbour to try the world-class seafood – not forgetting of course, that before the skyscrapers – Hong Kong was a simple fishing village. Try a few courses at a Cha Chaan where you’ll find a heady mix of British colonial and Asian influences – taking in everything from beef sandwiches dipped in egg and deep fried before being slathered with butter and syrup to Japanese-style pork with noodles and milk tea.
If you prefer to keep to more traditional dishes then by all means do – try a Dim Sum restaurant, eat like a Buddhist (vegetarian) with dishes like Buddha’s delight and Mantou, try some spicy XO Sauce, Black Sesame Tong Yuen (rice balls) and Chinese-style pastries such as Egg Tarts, pineapple buns and Egg waffles.