A Tour In HongKong The Special Snacks Which You Can Not Escape

24 Apr

Hong Kong special snacksSpeak of Hong Kong and you can’t avoid talking about the Hong Kong  food. The most notable Causeway Bay is for authentic Hong Kong cuisine with the atmosphere to match it. From local snacks along the Jardine’s Bazaar, Tang Lung and Matheson Street to illuminated 24-hour food stalls and from bars and sushi parlors along Sunning Road to the elegant restaurants at the Times Square, Theater Plaza on Percival and Paterson streets, Causeway Bay is the ultimate source for all native gourmets.

If all sorts of Asian cuisine is your preference, head towards Kowloon City. Formerly an industrial hub, Kowloon City gradually evolved into one of Hong Kong’s best Asian gourmet destinations. While the cuisine is dreamy and delicious, the prices are so low that you can savor a variety of cuisines in a single night without breaking your budget. Spicy South Asian dishes are offered alongside the sweet and sour Cantonese and Chiu Chow delights.

For freshly prepared seafood, head to Sai Kung, Lamma Island or Lei Yue Men. The beautiful setting is livened up by the best types of fish, lobsters, scallops and juicy prawns. A bit grander and elaborate than other food districts in Hong Kong, these will often require advanced booking. In comparison, Stanley, located on the southern side of town, offers a different atmosphere, with seafront alfresco and boutique beer options. It’s a relaxed dining area, with romance as its number one appeal.

The cuisines of China (particularly the Cantonese) are dominating Hong Kong’s culinary scene, and that is no surprise, as most Hong Kongers are of Cantonese origin. Alongside the Chinese cuisines, you will find many restaurants specializing in other Far East cuisines, such as Japanese, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, Indian and others… European and British influence can also be found, as Hong Kong was a British colony for more than 150 years.

Moreover, it can be said that during the years Hong Kong developed its own unique cuisine that combines Cantonese cooking with other elements. Being one of the world’s foremost culinary capitals, Hong Kong presents visitors to the city a gastronomic array of delights to indulge in. The Hong Kong Food  is part of an initiative that was launched in 2009 to promote this image. The festival isn’t actually a festival in the traditional sense but is rather a year long promotion of food in Hong Kong. It gathers the support of approximately 2,000 restaurants, famous dining districts, and twenty five renowned local gourmets in addition to popular tourist attractions.

Due to the blending of cultures from around the world the variety of foods available are almost endless. The Western and Chinese cuisine are all very authentic. French cuisine has become the most popular style of Western cuisine in Hong Kong and a large number of French cafes have sprouted up. Japanese, Korean, Thai, and Italian cuisine are also commonplace in Hong Kong. It might take some searching, but there is also Vietnamese, Spanish, Russian, Indian, Cuban, and American cuisine available. Being located on the sea, Hong Kong has a huge variety of the freshest seafood available and it is incorporated into many dishes.

Yum cha (“drinking tea”) is an integral part of Hong Kong’s culinary culture.This Cantonese term refers to the custom of eating small servings of different foods, mainly dim sum, while sipping Chinese tea.Dim sum is probably Hong Kong’s most popular dish. It literally translates to “touch the heart”, which means “take what your heart picks” (that is because of the great variety you can choose from). Dim sum is typically served as a light meal or brunch that consists of various types of steamed buns, dumplings and rice-rolls, containing a range of fillings, including beef, chicken, pork, prawns and vegetarian options.It is normally eaten some time from morning to early afternoon and usually served with Chinese tea.

Hong Kong’s Kowloon Area is one of the best places to eat in Hong Kong. The prices are reasonable and it is a favorite among locals. Around the Causeway Bay, there are many restaurants that specialize in traditional Hong Kong cuisine. You can also find sushi shops and coffee houses. They are a great place to rest after shopping. In the Saigon area there are a lot of seafood restaurants. Being located near to the sea, the seafood is always incredibly fresh. In Stanley, which faces the sea, there are many romantic restaurants. At Lan Kwai Fong, there are many first class Western and Chinese restaurants.

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