Food Guide to Hong Kong Part 1

It’s been a week since I returned from Hong Kong and boy am I missing the food. We ate so much, in fact a little too much and on one night, my tummy actually felt like it was going to burst. Talk about over indulgences.

Friends have been asking for recommendations on where to eat in Hong Kong since I posted so many mouth-watering photos of the food I ate on FaceBook from dim sum to cheesy pork neck instant noodles. So here’s my list of the places I ate.

  Australia Dairy Company 澳洲牛奶公司

If there is one place that you cannot miss eating in Hong Kong, it has got to be Australia Dairy Company. Never mind if its a tad over rated and that the queues are too long. This char chan teng only has one outlet in Jordan and lucky for us, our hotel was just a few streets away. Despite the long queue, it moved very fast and we were inside the cafe in less than half an hour, all thanks to the efficiency of the staff.

I would recommend their breakfast set at HKD28 ( S$4.50) which consist of their famous scrambled eggs with buttered toast, macaroni soup with ham and a hot beverage.

Although the egg was a little oily and salty, it was perfect sandwiched between two slices of buttered thick toast and was honestly the best eggs I’ve had. One word, egg-cellent!

Sophie slurped up the whole bowl of macaroni soup. Goes to show how much she loved it

We also ordered the egg white milk pudding  and steam milk with ginger sauce. I loved the egg white pudding and it was wasn’t too sweet with a very smooth consistency. The steam milk with ginger sauce was a little too rich and Alexis gave up on it half way. In fact, we liked the food so much that we were back on the last day before we flew back home.

Australia Dairy Company 澳洲牛奶公司
G/F, 47-49 Parkes Street, Jordan, Hong Kong (MTR Jordan Exit C2)
Opening Hours: 7:30am – 11:00pm (Closed Thursdays)

Lan Fong Yuen 蘭芳園

When in Hong Kong, the one drink that I always look forward to is their cold milk tea. And on the first night, we chanced upon their latest branch despite be ticked away in a little corner of Tsim Tsa Tsui, in Woodhouse. The shop certainly has a very nostalgic flavour to it.

Lan Fong Yuen is said to be the originator of the silk stocking milk tea when they started out in 1952, so if you love your milk tea, this is the place to go! But actually when we ordered their milk tea, we didn’t know how good their milk tea was until we told a sip and were quickly won over.

We didn’t know what was good and ordered the safest things, pork chop rice and chicken chop macaroni with soup. The food was quite good but I heard they are also famous for their pork chop buns.

Lan Fong Yuen 蘭芳園
26, LG, Chung King Mansion (Woodhouse),
36-44 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Opening Hours: 10:00am-10:00am (Mondays-Sundays)


DimDim Sum

If there is one must eat food in Hong Kong, it’s got to be Dim Sum. And if you’re looking for a new place for dim sum then I’ll recommend, DimDim Sum for good dim sum without the long queues like at Tim Ho Wan. Have I also mentioned that DimDim Sum was also voted as Best Dim Sum in Time Out  2011.

Some items that stood out for us were

Rice paper roll with prawn where the prawn was fried till crispy on the inside

 Siew Mai with crab roe

Piggie shaped lian rong bao (for Sophie) and century egg porridge with salted egg yolk

I’ve heard that the have some pretty unique specialties but didn’t try them. They are are fried stuffed eggplant, stuffed king oyster mushroom in abalone sauce and teamed fish maw and chicken in chinese medicine. If you’re’re feeling adventurous, you can also try their pig’s blood with XO sauce or steamed tripe with black pepper sauce.

DimDim Sum
21-23 Man Ying Street, Jordan, Kowloon
Opening Hours: 10.30am-1:00am (Mondays to Sundays)

Mong Kok, 通菜街112號
Opening Hours: 11.00am-2:00am (Mondays to Sundays)

7 Tin Lok Ln, Bowrington
Opening Hours: 10.00am-12:00am (Mondays to Sundays)


Tim Ho Wan  添好運

When in Hong Kong, we couldn’t leave without eating at  the original Tim Ho Wan and went to the outlet at Hong Kong Station. Most people think that the shop is in IFC, so we had difficulty looking for it in the mall directory until we were pointed to the right direction by their concierge.

Since we were not very hungry, we didn’t want to over order and just ordered their famous Baked Bun with BBQ pork, Steamed Egg Cake, Fried Beancurd Skin and Tonic Medlar & Osmanthus CakeBut the two items that will see me returning for more are the Baked Bun with BBQ pork, Steamed Egg Cake and I’m not alone in my verdict.

Sophie giving a thumbs up for her char siew bao!

I’ll definitely be heading over to Tim Ho Wan in Plaza Singapura or Toa Payoh for my char siew bao fix soon.

Tim Ho Wan 添好運
Hong Kong Station Podium Level 1, IFC Mall,
Central Opening hours: 9am-9pm daily


And here’s Part 2 of my Foodie Guide to Hong Kong!


What are some of your favourite or must go places for food in Hong Kong? Do share so that I can add on the list for my next trip!



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Comments: 23

  1. Isaiah October 9, 2013 at 11:22 am Reply

    Wow!! Your photos are tempting me to fly to HK immediately!!

    • Susan October 9, 2013 at 3:33 pm Reply

      I on the other hand want to fly off to BKK for shopping and their local food 🙂 Looks like we all had a good holiday.

  2. Serenely October 9, 2013 at 1:46 pm Reply

    What a gastronomic adventure! Makes me wanna go to HK too! The piggy shaped pau looks especially cute!

    • Susan October 9, 2013 at 3:34 pm Reply

      Yes, and they are without a doubt Sophie’s favourite item from DimDim Sum 🙂

  3. Ai Sakura October 9, 2013 at 2:12 pm Reply

    Nom nom nom.. really missing the HK food just from your pix too!

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

    • Susan October 9, 2013 at 3:35 pm Reply

      Hong Kong is such a short flight away. I’m sure you’ll find the chance to go with little pumpkin for Disneyland!

  4. Adeline October 9, 2013 at 2:43 pm Reply

    Looks great! Will definitely try these places if we visit again, since I only tried Tim Ho Wan from your list. Here’s my list!

    • Susan October 10, 2013 at 4:42 pm Reply

      Oh so many other food to try in Hong Kong. Looks like I must go back soon:)

  5. pc October 9, 2013 at 3:25 pm Reply

    Yum, yum yum!!! Congratulation! You have successfully make me miss HK and its food terribly=(.

    • Susan October 10, 2013 at 4:42 pm Reply

      Haha, easy. Plan your next trip soon 🙂

  6. Agatha (aka Agy) October 9, 2013 at 5:11 pm Reply

    Oooooh, can’t wait til I go in December!

    • Susan October 10, 2013 at 4:39 pm Reply

      Enjoy the food there!

  7. yAnn October 9, 2013 at 9:21 pm Reply

    I love Tai Ping Koon, Tai Hing and Yee Shum Milk Company. Also, Mak’s Noodle and Lei Garden – their siu yuk is second to none. I always make a reservation and get them to save a portion for me. Ooh now I feel like flying to Hong Kong…

    • Susan October 13, 2013 at 11:52 pm Reply

      Yes, the steam milk pudding from Yee Shun is the BEST! I only tried it on the last day and will be back for more. Missed the others that you mentioned… Hong Kong has so much mouth watering food.

  8. Waiwai October 9, 2013 at 10:35 pm Reply

    Drooling! I love HK’s egglets (ji dan zai) and curry fishballs!

    • Susan October 14, 2013 at 12:23 am Reply

      I didn’t even try the curry fishballs. Are they good?

  9. Zee October 10, 2013 at 8:13 pm Reply

    Oh how I miss Hong Kong and the yummy food. I love Lan fong yuen too!!

    • Susan October 14, 2013 at 12:23 am Reply

      It was quite an unexpected find for us. Glad we discovered it.

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  11. Corsage @ A Dollop Of Me October 17, 2013 at 12:25 am Reply

    Thanks for writing these all down! Looking forward to all of your HK posts. They will come in handy for me real soon 😉

    • Susan October 17, 2013 at 10:07 am Reply

      Enjoy yourself in Hong Kong. The theme parks were great fun for the family and the food is really good. I went food hunting and in itself was quite an adventure too.

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