Hong Kong Chinese food (香港中餐)

Hong Kong Chinese food is a special dish from a Hongkong, here we will give you some ideas about Hong Kong Chinese food, and let’s discuss some interesting points.

Hong Kong Chinese food

History of Hong Kong Chinese Food.

Hong Kong Chinese Food and beverage Production and Food and Beverage Service Like (Liquor) industry make around $140 Million per year, which isn’t bad for a city with a population of almost 7.69 million.

The high rate of food export out of Hong Kong is largely due to its diverse mix of cultures, spanning from Great Britain to Japan. A history of colonization followed by thriving independence has allowed the food scene in Hong Kong to utilize many international influences and while Hong Kong culture is heavily influenced by Mainland China, its food has a distinct character that’s inspired by both the East and the West.

Most Popular Dish in Hong Kong Chinese Food?

Here is a selection of 15 Hong Kong Chinese food items. we love so much that we’d rather not live than life without:

1. Chicken feet

There are many recipes for chicken feet, but the most common method is having them braised and marinated in black bean sauce topped with red chili slices and chopped spring onions.

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2. Hong Kong hot pot

Cantonese are known for their love of healthy soups (often spiced with traditional Chinese medicines and seasonal herbs), and that love is reflected in its hot pot culture. White pepper + pig stomach soup and fish maw chicken + a little bit soup are two popular broth bases.

3. Silky Ginger milk curd

Soupy, Creamy, and Spicy = This is wintertime dessert at its best (though it’s good in the summer too). Made by gently simmering sweetened milk and then mixed it with fresh ginger juices, which causes the milk to curdle, “geung tsap dun nai” has a soft pudding-like (texture not unlike Tofu).

4. Beef brisket

Brisket is a cut of meat from the breast or lower chest of beef. Brisket is a much-maligned part of the cow in Western cooking, but you’ll find huge chunks of it being slowly stewed in pots of sauce in noodle shop windows all over Hong Kong until they’re tender and soaked with juicy goodness. Few of these places, however can live up to the reputation of Kau Kee, which sells its signature beef brisket cooked in either a clear broth or curry broth served with noodles.

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5. Roasted Rats

Rats are usually dismissed as rats with wings but believe us, rats don’t taste this good. Cantonese-style pigeon is typically braised in soya sauce, rice wine, and star anise before being roasted to crispy perfection.

6. Snake soup

There’s something about the brothy mix of snake meat, mushrooms, ginger, and pork that does an even better job of warming you up than chicken noodle soup.

The soup is usually served with fried bits of dough, slivers of kaffir lime leaf, and chrysanthemum petals for aroma. And yes, snake really does taste like chicken.

7. Chinese Shelter Crab

Hong Kong’s shelters used to harbor a community of ‘boat people’ who made their homes on sampans. Out of the community rose a distinct culinary culture that centered on freshly caught seafood served with plenty of spices and ‘wok hei’ good wok-wielding skills. Little remains of Hong Kong’s boat people today but their excellent food culture is ever popular, in particular, the spicy crabs served at Under the Bridge heaped with fried garlic and chili peppers.

8. Eggy noodles

The quality of eggy noodles depends on their eggy flavor and al dente texture. Eggy noodles don’t get much better than at Ho To Tai Noodle Shop, which has been in business for over six decades. Our favorite is the shrimp roe-covered noodles served with a bowl of fish soup.

Salty shrimp roe is generously sprinkled all over strips of noodles that have just the right amount of elasticity and egginess.

9. Milky Tea

Top-notch milk tea is made with a special blend of black Ceylon tea that is strained through silk stockings and mixed with evaporated milk. A good cup is bitter, full-bodied, and velvety smooth.

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10. Sour pork and Sweet

sour pork and Sweet, called “gu lo yuk,” is also a comfort food craved by Hong Kongers. The Cantonese original is made with vinegar, preserved plums, and hawthorn candy for a nearly scarlet color and that sweet-sour tang. Nowadays, it’s mostly made with ketchup and coloring.

11. Seed Paste Lotus

Here’s a lesson in making a silk purse out of a sow’s ear: Take some dried lotus seeds — those hard, pale, dime-sized bullets of little flavor — soak, stew, grind to a paste, pass through cheesecloth and add sugar. Then comes the tricky stage. Dry cook the sweetened paste in a huge wok, with nutty and caramelly flavors without burning it. When done, the fruit of the exhausting labor is rich, velvety lotus seed paste that can be stuffed in fluffy white buns.

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12. Louis’ steak

In Hong Kong, there is no shortage of Hong Kong-style steakhouses. Most of these colonial-influenced institutions serve soggy meat on hot griddle plates, their texture horribly mangled by baking powder.

Louis’ Steakhouse has all the nostalgic charms of old-school Hong Kong Western restaurants and none of the bad food. In line with bygone local tastes, their steaks are decidedly more tender than what you find in contemporary Western steakhouses but are nonetheless juicy and meaty. And you have the bonus of ordering stewed fish maw, another house specialty, alongside your steak.

13. Swiss chicken wings

This story goes that a foreigner, bowled over by the wings’ sweet and salty taste, tried to ask the staff for the name of the “sweet” dish. The waiter thought he was alluding to the wings’ Swiss origins and the name stuck.

Swiss sauce, a rich, sweet soy sauce, is now a kitchen standby in many Cantonese homes. Tai Ping Koons’ chicken wings in Swiss sauce are distinctly flavorful, with tenderness.

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14. Mango pudding in mango sauce

There is really only one ingredient that matters at Hui Lau Shan: mango. The sweet, ripe fruit, imported from Thailand, finds its way into just about every dish at this dessert chain, which has conquered Hong Kong and spread as far afield as San Francisco.

The shop’s most representative dish combines a milky mango pudding with thick mango puree, mango ice, and generous chunks of mango.

15. Meat mountain

Steamed meat cake – a mishmash of ground pork, mushrooms, water chestnuts, and preserved vegetables, seasoned with simple soy sauce and sesame oil — is a staple of Cantonese home cooking.

What is the most eaten in Hong Kong Chinese Food?

Sweet and Sour Pork. Sweet and sour pork is the most famous Hong Kong Chinese food, which has made its way into Chinese takeaway menus around the world.

What is the National Soup of Hong Kong Chinese Food?

Hong Kong doesn’t have an official national Soup. However, Roast Goose is considered by many locals to be the national dish of Hong Kong Chinese Food.

What are the styles of Hong Kong Chinese food?

Hong Kong styles typically refer to those “Cha Chaan Tien” (tea restaurants) in Hong Kong. A mix of Cantonese and western-style cooking (such as spaghetti, macaroni in broth, egg sandwiches, and Hot Beverages ).

What food is popular in Hong Kong?


  • Dim Sum.
  • Little Bao.
  • Spring Deer.
  • Fish Balls.
  • Chilli Fagara.
  • Egg Waffles.
  • Yun Yan.
  • Pineapple Bun.
  • Egg Tart.
  • Milk Tea.
  • Mapo Doufu.
  • Chinese Barbecue.
  • Wonton Noodles.
  • Red Beans Soup.
  • Hoisin Sauce.
  • Kidney Bean Soup.
  • Honeymoon Dessert.
  • Fook Yuen.
  • Orange Chicken.
  • Chicken Fried Rice.
  • Egg Rolls.
  • Pork Chilli.
  • Taro Cake.

10+ famous dishes of Hong Kong Chinese Foods

Names of the famous dishes of Hong Kong Chinese Foods are Highlighted Below:

1. Egg Tart

Egg Tarts are a staple food of Hong Kong and a regional favorite The delicacy has a soft and creamy egg custard filling surrounded by a thick, flaky crust or shell. The crust can be found in two different styles from a flaky puff pastry to a crumbly shortbread style. It is best served piping hot.

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2. Dim Sum

Everyone’s favourite Dim Sum is very common in Hong Kong Chinese Foods. You can find classic stuffings for your Dim Sum such as steamed shrimp, barbecued pork, chicken, and vegetables as well.

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3. Fish Balls

Famous snacks, fish balls are a fish-meat delicacy cooked and served in different ways from being deep-fried, boiled in soup broth, or in a curry. Hong Kong Chinese Food can be commonly found at street stalls.

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5. Chicken Brisket

A common Hong Kong Chinese food, the brisket is a prime cut of chicken that is mainly marinated in barbecue sauce, brown sugar, and other spices. It is slow-cooked in the oven and then served in a noodle soup with daikon and fresh green spring onion.

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6. Eggettes

It is also called “Gai Daan Zai” (or the mini chicken egg), the egg waffles are Hong Kong’s representation of the traditional waffles. The waffles have a crispy texture that masks the soft and fluffy batter on the inside. This food of Hong Kong can be eaten plain or with fruit or chocolate toppings. 


7. Chinese Barbecue

Also known as ‘siu mei’, Chinese barbecued meats are quite popular in Hong Kong. You can choose from delectable cuts such as barbecued pork or ‘char siu’, roasted pork, or even barbecued goose.

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8. Wonton Soup

The wonton soup is a clear and light broth seasoned with chicken broth, sesame oil, ginger, garlic, and a little soy sauce for flavor. The wanton dumplings for the soup are filled with small amounts of succulent choices of meats and shrimp which are then wrapped in thin wonton wrappers and cooked.

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9. Hainanese Chicken Rice

The popular Hong Kong Chinese Food, the Hainanese Chicken Rice is named after the tropical island of Hainan. Rice infused with garlic is served with a juicy piece of cold chicken, soya sauce, ginger, and scallions.

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10. Steamed Fish

Fish is steamed in water that is boiled at a rolling temperature to ensure that the fish remains tender and doesn’t lose its flavour. The piece of fish is then usually coated in a sauce that is made from fresh ingredients like ginger, spring onions, and soy sauce to give it more flavour. 

11. Chicken Fried Rice

This take-out classic is an easy weeknight meal. It’s made on the stovetop with chicken, eggs, onions, carrots, peas, and rice. Garnished with onion and Boiled veggies.

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What is the traditional or Ancient dish of Hong Kong Chinese Food?

 Roast Goose is considered by many locals to be the national dish of Hong Kong Chinese Food.

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What do you call Hong Kong Chinese food?

Hong Kong Chinese Food is mainly influenced by Cantonese cuisine, European cuisines (especially British cuisine), and non-Cantonese Chinese cuisines (especially Hakka, Teochew, Hokkien and Shanghainese), as well as Japanese, Korean and Southeast Asian cuisines, due to Hong Kong’s past as a British colony.

Is Hong Kong Chinese food spicy?

NO, as Hong Kong Chinese food has developed, there has never really been that much of a spicy element to their food. The idea of Cantonese food was always about ‘clean flavours’ and delicacy, represented well by the steamed fish and clear soups.

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