These are some of Hong Kong's popular street food

Cheap and cheerful eats away from the tourist trap in the Sham Shui Po district

Hong Kong Street Food

Home to some of the world’s most exciting street food, Hong Kong is a foodie’s paradise.

Here is a guide to some of Hong Kong’s wallet-friendly eats focusing on the Sham Shui Po area.

Busy street of Sham Shui Po

The Michelin-recommended district is located in the northwestern part of the Kowloon Peninsula. It’s a market-lovers’ haven and is a treasure trove when it comes to mouthwatering street food.

Street food joint Block 18 Doggie’s Noodle specialises in hearty bowls of glutinous rice noodles in rich broth with minced meat and mushrooms. Their fake shark fin soup with duck is another popular dish.

A popular dish at Block 18 Doggie's Noodles

Kwan Kee Store, recommended in the street food section of the 2016 Michelin Guide, is known for its steamed rice pudding (also known as put chai ko) as well as other Chinese steamed puddings like black sesame rolls and white sugar cake.

Kwan Kee Store is renowned for its steamed rice pudding aka put chai ko

Popular eatery Hop Yik Tai’s cheung fun or rice noodle rolls goes well with soy sauce, sesame sauce and sweet sauce. Expect to queue to sample its delights.

Cheung fun or rice noodle rolls

Hole in the wall tofu joint Kung Wo Dou Bun Chong specialises in soya bean products. They have pan-fried tofu snacks (tofu squares with fish paste), homemade sweet soy milk and silky smooth tofu pudding.

Another hole in the wall Hong Kong style cafe known as cha chaa teng is the family-run San Hang Yuen. Open 24/7, it is known for its Beef and egg sandwich and milk tea. San Hang Yuen’s milk tea has more than 60 types of Ceylon tea leaves that come in different sizes and origin.

These are just some of the many eateries in the area, perfect for those who wish to refuel from shopping, those who are peckish or just plain “hangry”…

Block 18 Doggie’s Noodle, 88 Fuk Wing Street, Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong

Kwan Kee Store, 10, 115-117 Fuk Wa St, Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong

Hop Yik Tai, G/F, 121 Kweilin Street, Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong

Kung Wo Dou Bun Chong, G/F, 118 Pei Ho St, Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong

San Hang Yuen, 38 Kweilin Street, Sham Shui Po

For more information on Hong Kong visit: http://www.discoverhongkong.com/uk/.

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