5 Foods You Must Try in Hong Kong

Top 5 foods in Hong Kong.
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While Hong Kong may be best known for its luxury and glamour, the cuisine shouldn’t be missed. There are tons of places to eat with more than 12,000 restaurants in the city, and Hong Kong also has the most Michelin-star restaurants in the world. The food is highly influenced by China, but there are also Western influences, making it super unique. When in Hong Kong, make sure you try these five dishes.

Dim Sum

There are a few types of dim sum, a Cantonese steamed dumpling, to try out. We suggest Har Gow (steamed shrimp dumplings) and Cheong Fun (steamed rice rolls or noodle rolls) made with shrimp, beef, or barbequed pork.

Char Siu

Hong Kong is known for its barbeque food and this Cantonese-style barbequed pork marinated with five-spice, rose liqueur, soybean paste, and glazed with honey or syrup, is to die for.

Pineapple Bun

Despite their name, these soft buns topped with crunchy sugar don’t actually have pineapple.

Snake Soup

Snake soup is super popular due to its medicinal benefits and nutritional value. It sounds a bit odd, but it tastes like chicken and mushroom soup.

Roast Goose

This traditional Cantonese specialty is a whole goose roasted with secret ingredients that are then cut into small pieces and eaten with plum sauce.