Hong Kong Food and Drink
The cuisine of Hong Kong has been greatly influenced not only by its location but by the fact that it is a centre of international business and therefore offers a wide variety of cuisines like Indian, Vietnamese, Filipino, Singapore/Malaysian and Thai. There are many different types of restaurants available including ones that offer Western-styled food. Since Hong Kong is Cantonese in origin, it is not surprising that the food found in Hong Kong is heavily influenced by Cantonese-style cooking.
Popular dishes include:
Seafood Birdsnest: the “nest” is made entirely out of fried taro or noodles and is usually tough and crispy. The filling usually consists of scallops, pea pods, boneless fish fillets, celery, straw mushrooms, calamari and shrimp.
Cha siu bao: barbecued pork buns.
Har gau: steamed shrimp dumplings.
Just as in China, tea is very popular in Hong Kong. The typical Hong Kong style of tea is black tea with evaporated or condensed milk. Interestingly, it is estimated that the people of Hong Kong drink a total of 900 million glasses/cups of tea a year! Red ice bean is also a popular drink. It is a mixture of azuki beans, light rock sugar syrup and evaporated milk. It is sometimes topped with ice cream to make it a dessert.
Things to Know:
Tipping is common in Hong Kong but the amount is usually dependent on the style of the restaurant. For example, at a basic restaurant, a few dollars is acceptable while higher-end restaurants tend to add service charges.
Hong Kong Travel Information
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Learn about the history and culture of Hong Kong, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Hong Kong's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information, will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Hong Kong for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Hong Kong tours today!
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