Elevate Your Hong Kong Visit With 5 Michelin-Awarded Street Food Restaurants

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Gourmet street food? No, it’s not an oxymoron. If you’re craving the best street food while visiting Hong Kong, here are five places you can get your fill, certified “Bib Gourmand” by the Michelin Guide.

When you think of the Michelin Guide, the first thing that comes to mind is “gastronomy”. After all, the Michelin star is the ultimate mark of culinary excellence, bestowed on a select few; the crème de la crème of restaurants. But you’d be surprised to learn that the Michelin Guide isn’t just about luxurious living – it scours village pubs, street delights and the like, offering something for everyone in all price brackets.

Since its recognition in 1997, the “good value for money restaurants” have been distinguished by the Michelin Guide with the Bib Gourmand. What Bib restaurants have in common is a simpler style of cooking – recognizable, easy to eat, and often something you can try to replicate at home. A Bib restaurant will also leave you with a feeling of satisfaction for having eaten so well at such a reasonable price.

With its worldwide recognition of famous street food, it’s no surprise that more than 60 restaurants across Hong Kong have been awarded the Bib Gourmand accolade this year alone. Whether atop the city’s skyscrapers or in every nook and cranny of its bustling streets, Hong Kong is full of hidden gems.

No trip to Hong Kong can be considered a complete vacation without sampling local street food delights. But with such a selection of restaurants brimming with Hong Kong, how do you know which one is the best, in terms of taste and value? This is where the Bib Gourmand award comes in. Check out the latest street food list below, taken straight from the Michelin Guide to help you identify the best of the best restaurants in Hong Kong.

Kung Wo Tofu Factory

Looking for the best Tau Foo Fah you can get? Next, stop at the Kung Wo Beancurd Factory on Pei Ho Street when you are there. Since its establishment in 1960, the classic store has been known for its signature tofu pudding, earning it the title of “King of Tofu Pudding” in Hong Kong. Besides the classic dessert, you can also find sugar-free soy milk, tofu puffs, fried stuffed tofu, and golden fish tofu on their menu.

Kung Wo Beancurd Factory is located at 118 Pei Ho Street, Hong Kong. Prices vary from 10 to 30 HKD (RM6 to RM16).

Kai Kai Dessert

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If you’re exploring Jordan, Kowloon on foot, then Kai Kai Dessert is the perfect stop. For more than 40 years, this traditional Cantonese dessert shop has been a local’s best-kept secret. Serving classic Cantonese sweet soups like Job’s Tears Ginkgo Tofu Skin Soup, or Black Sesame Soup, you won’t go wrong with this authentic dessert joint.

The ingredients used are also freshly prepared and carefully brewed, with recipes passed down from generation to generation. To enhance the experience even further, try a neat local trick by complementing your selection of sweet soups with sticky rice balls or a hard-boiled egg, for added texture.

Kai Kai Dessert is located at 29 Ning Po Street, Hong Kong. Prices range from 25 to 40 HKD (RM14 to RM43).

Moon Tong Lok

Want rice rolls? Moon Tong Lok has built a reputation for its signature rice rolls, handmade by the owner for 25 years – by the minute! Locals and visitors alike are known to stand in long queues just to sample this beloved sticky rice dish, as well as its other specialties such as hot and sour soup, chive dumplings and milk salted soybean based on dried krill to quench your thirst. their thirst. Moon Tong Lok’s portions are also larger than usual street food sizes, so it’s the perfect stop if you’re traveling with a group of friends and want to share.

Moon Tong Lok is located at 4 Ming On Street, Hong Kong. Prices range from 40 to 80 HKD (RM22 to RM43).

Ding Ba

It’s time to stop for lunch! If you happen to visit the Wong Tai Sin area on foot, be sure to visit Ding Ba. Known for its oyster omelet, vermicelli soup, stinky tofu, pancake rolls and braised ground pork rice, Ding Ba is the one stop shop for all authentic street food. Its owner and chef is originally from Taiwan and has proudly served authentic street snacks from his homeland. To complete your meal, be sure to wash the dishes with rice milk or winter melon tea from Ding Ba.

Ding Ba is located at Kwai Chi Path, Ngau Chi Wan, Hong Kong. Prices range from 30 to 80 HKD (RM16 to RM43).

Both streets

Both Street is owned by So Gun, whose culinary skills have been recognized in numerous Michelin starred restaurants. Best known for its Guo Bao sandwiches – soft buns stuffed with braised pork belly and yuja marmalade – prepared and served fresh daily, we highly recommend stopping by Both Street early as they are only around 100 pieces per day. You doze off, you lose! Other mouth-watering dishes on Both Street also include fried mochi balls and four-cheese pressed sandwiches.

Both Street is located at 5-7 Fung Yau Street North, Hong Kong. Prices range from 40 to 80 HKD (RM22 to RM43).

To discover more restaurants across Hong Kong, visit Hong Kong Tourism Board for more guides.

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