Nei Hou Ma? Greetings from HongKong! Its a chilling 10degrees today and was forecasted to go even lower during CNY. Not as if I mind the weather though, I still go about food-hunting in a winter jacket!
Beef Brisket Noodles (~HKD 30, SGD6.00)
This is usually the best-missed dish upon touching down, which also means what I craved for the most during the miserable army outfield days. The beef brisket in HK is simply divine with melt-in-your-mouth fats and tender chewy lean meat. The rubber-like noodles is a trademark or you can opt for the more familiar horfun or beehoon.
Furthermore, this is not limited to a specific shop, but almost any teochew noodle house that you can easily find around the corner! (I already got 2 right under my block)
鸡蛋仔 (Egg-shaped waffle) (~HKD12, SGD2.40)
One of the old street snacks of HK, the good ones had outrageously long queues. Its made of simple egg and flour mixture which was much like our green waffles, but of a much richer egg taste with crispy skin and soft fluffy interior. Nice to get one of these while exploring the streets of HK!
Local fast food joint breakfast set (~HKD23, SGD4.60)
I don’t touch just any fast food in HK, but only local specialites like 美心快餐 and 大家乐. This is one of the breakfast sets that came with fried noodles, beef sausage, ommelette, ham macaroni in soup and a choice of hot drink. Better than a Big Breakfast in my opinion!
Iced Milk Tea
First of all, you could hardly get a bad cup of milk tea in HK, because almost everyone here grew up drinking it and is an expert in one way or another. But the 太兴茶餐厅 chain had made a name for its iced milk tea by pre-chilling the tea and serving it with a bowl of ice outside the cup, which made sure your milk tea remained cold throughout without diluting it. Simple, but ingenious!
Stir fried Instant Noodles with Pork Chop, served with choice of hot drink (~HKD37, SGD7.40)
Want something heavier for teatime? Have a stir-fried instant noodle! This became popular a couple of years back and had since stayed on the regular menu. There’s 101 ways to mix and match this and you can surely find your favourite type!