My Top Hong Kong Eats
One of the best things about Hong Kong is the food. Hong Kong offers a variety of cuisine options, cheap street food to Michelin star restaurants. From Western to Eastern flare, there is something for everyone. Luckily, I never felt deprived of my favorite comfort foods during my year in Hong Kong. And let’s be honest, that’s the hardest transition as an expat. Here is a compilation of my favorite spots that helped nourish my belly and soul.
Life is a vegan/vegetarian friendly restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner with the health nut in mind. They also serve take away options and tasty fresh juices. I thoroughly enjoyed the juices, veggie burger or hummus pita. Life is located in Soho right by the escalators.
Just Green Organic Convenience Store
I thought I died and went to heaven when I found this gem. Just Green carries various health foods, snacks, and environmentally friendly products. I was stoked to see that they carried Vita chocolate coconut water, quinoa pasta, and Bob Mills products.
Brick Lane was my go to brunch place basically every weekend. Brick Lane is a hip restaurant featuring British dishes. I’m a brunch gal and Brick Lane covers all your Sunday Funday needs: great coffee, delicious mimosas, and a solid bacon and egg plate. Don’t forget the truffle fries! The fish and chips and scones are also British approved. Brick Lane has several locations, but the one in Admiralty was my favorite since the restaurant has a large patio overlooking the harbor.
Classified was also another beloved Sunday afternoon destination. Every dish I tried there did not bring disappointment. Classified is known for their cheese spread, therefore, I strongly advise to order a cheese plate. Brie, Mmmm! My number one go to dish was the steak sandwich.
Classified is located is all over Hong Kong island, but my personal favorite was Stanely and Sheung Wan
Taco! Taco! Taco!
If you know me, I love Mexican food. I could eat it all day, everyday. So, I was quite pleased to see that Hong Kong had several Mexican joints to choose from. The two places I frequented were El Taco Loco in Soho and Agave Tequila Y Comida in Wan Chai. At El Taco Loco, I thoroughly enjoyed the pork tostado and for Agave, without a doubt it was the NACHOS! These two dishes kept me sane in a world of pork buns and rice.
Last but not least…Mr. Wong’s!
If you want to have an all around fun and hilarious experience with pretty decent food, visit Mr. Wong’s. This man loves expats and will hook you up with an all you can eat dinner for $60 HK. He used to do all you can drink as well, but Mr. Wong pulled a wrong and got in trouble. However, I heard you can BYOB now. Take exit C at the Mong Kok MTR and walk past the H &M until you get to the overpass bridge. It’s located on the left. **Caution** Mr. Wong might invite you to come over to cook for him and/or try to match you up with a fellow customer.
Hong Kong has an enormous list of restaurants, but these are the few that I still dream about since I’ve been gone. My fellow Hong Kong travelers, what are your favorite HK eats?