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Sampling the Street Food of Hong Kong

When exploring a new city, there's not always the time (or indeed the desire) to stop off for a meal at a restaurant and it is then that we turn to the local street food. With enticing aromas wafting down the city streets and jealousy running through our veins as we walk past satisfied customers, opting for the food from one man and his cart is often a rewarding experience. Hong Kong, unsurprisingly, isn't somewhere you'll pick up a hotdog or a burger from street vendors though, so here's some of what you can sample...

Gai Daan Jai (Egg Puffs)

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Possibly one of the most addictive and delicious 'street treats' you can get your hands on in Hong Kong. Like waffles? Appreciate bitesize food? You'll love Gai Daan Jai! Served hot and with your selection of topping (though having them plain is a popular choice!) this eggy waffle comes in a honeycomb-esque form, with each little 'puff' ready to be torn off and eaten as you please. Each 'puff' is delightfully light and airy and will make it's neighbour almost impossible to resist.

Probably the most popular street food of all here, you'll pass plenty of sizzling griddles tempting you to try this for yourself!

Cha Siu Baau (Pork Buns)

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One for the dim sum fans, Cha Siu Baau are perfect to snack on especially if you need warming up or something to tidy you over until your next proper meal. These small, steamed buns have a sweet and savoury filling, consisting of cha siu pork and a syrupy mixture of a number of sauces, including hoisin and soy.

These fulfilling pork buns will leave you reminiscing of the best bbq ribs you've ever had, only accompanied by the best possible parcel - dim sum.

Yu Dan (Fish Balls)

fish balls

Perhaps a bit odd to imagine, these fish balls are another popular snack in Hong Kong and you'll soon understand why. Typically made of cod or haddock, Yu Dan are essentially the seafood equivalent to meatballs and are (like most street food here) served on sticks. 

Yu Dan only gets more appealing when you realise what it is served with. Dip your fish balls into the Hong Kong trademark spicy curry sauce for a taste sensation as you wander through the night markets.

Lung so Tong (Dragon's Beard Candy)

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A great treat for kids (both big and little!), this traditional Chinese sweet will melt on your tongue like cotton candy. Stretched strands of sugar are continuously wrapped around it's filling, making a sweet parcel and creating a sight reminiscent of a beard, a dragon's beard possibly? 

Inside, you'll find a mouth-watering interior comprising of peanuts, coconut and sesame seed which combine to create a delightfully crunchy and chewy centre. With the two components combined, Lung so Tong creates a moorishly tasty treat which may be too sweet for some!

Lor Mai Chi (Rice Balls)

rice balls

These rice balls are very similar to their Japanese counterparts, but remain a Cantonese favourite and are meticulously prepared with passion and enthusiasm. A glutinous, chewy treat, Lor Mai Chi is typically light on the pallet and comes in a mind-bending number of flavours if you look hard enough. Traditionally filled with peanut and coconut, they are silky to the touch and feel as light as a cloud!

Where?

There are a few prime choices to find the best street food in Hong Kong and many excellent options can be found by merely stumbling upon them. A good call would be to go to Graham Street (outside of the peak lunchtime hours!) where you have a chance that your English order may be better understood. Temple Street has a strong selection near it's markets and is excellent especially for beer and seafood in the evening, or for a wide selection of food, Hau Fook Street is a decent place to sample a range of snacks and treats.

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