What’s an overseas trip if you don’t eat yourself silly? Hong Kong is jam packed with food, so the opportunities to gorge are a plenty. If you feel like something apart from noodles or rice, here’s some places that my sister and I taste tested.
The good stuff first – dessert
The humidity in Hong Kong is as good an excuse as any to indulge in ice cream (although does one really need an excuse?) It felt like wherever we went either a Godiva or Häagen-Dazs were screaming our names. We gave into temptation and had a chocolate soft serve at Godiva, which was delicious!
If ice cream’s not your thing (sorry who are you?) then Godiva also has chocolates, truffles, biscuits, and gift boxes filled with deliciousness.
If you’re looking for something decadent then look no further than Häagen-Dazs. They have dessert platters that even savoury people would kill for. Think banana splits, brownies, cheesecakes, sundaes, drinks, ah the list goes on. I can’t speak anymore, my mouth is watering.
There are bakeries like Breadtop everywhere, and they are so hard to resist. The little puffs of goodness look at you willingly behind their glass cabinets wishing to be rescued. My sister and I rescued quite a few stray little goodies from these bakeries; we may have even done so whilst walking from one train to another…
Need meat stat?
One word – YUM!! I highly, highly recommend you come here to get your German on. If you need schnitzel oh so badly, or want a weiner fix then this is your place. Just check out the above images for some mouth watering enticement. Need I say more?
Address 5 Hanoi Road Tsim Sha Tsui.
You will at some point be craving some hard core meat, a massive slab of protein to fix the hole the thin pieces of meat with your many rice and noodle meals just didn’t fill. When this craving happens this restaurant is worth a visit. It cost about $40 AUD for two drinks, one entrée, and two steaks with potatoes and salad, which by Hong Kong standards is kind of expensive, but for us Australian’s isn’t too expensive for this amount of food. I can recommend the crispy calamari as an entrée, we were tempted to get the bloomin’ onion as well but were glad we didn’t as we were quite full at the end.
Sadly this is a non-recommendation, totally up to you if you go but my sister and I went here with some Americans that we met, and even though they love this place at home, they did not love it in Hong Kong. Combined with a drink my burger was over $40 AUD and I couldn’t even finish it as it wasn’t cooked well and was soggy. There was also a band who were good but so loud you couldn’t hear yourself think.
I don’t know what it was but most days I was craving spaghetti. Luckily there are a number of restaurants in Hong Kong that serve pasta, two of them being Pizza Hut and Spaghetti House.
Hong Kong’s Pizza Huts have a broad choice of meals, the service is great, and the décor is dark and trendy. As well as pizza and pasta there’s also rice, curry, salads, meat platters, ribs, seafood, chicken wings, meatballs, and desserts. The serving sizes aren’t large so it’s a good idea to order a few items to share.
The Spaghetti House claims to be a pasta expert. Their full menu comprises of over 100 items and their food is similar to Pizza Huts but I think it’s a little healthier. It’s definitely worth a visit here.
Not sure what you feel like?
I hate it when I don’t feel like anything in particular so need to find a place with a little bit of everything. If this happens to you then try Ruby Tuesday.
My sister and I ate off the lunch specials menu, which I regret as our meals were small and my teriyaki chicken wasn’t very good. If I ever come back I would order off the same menu as the guys who were sitting next to us. I was getting some serious food envy from their amazing burgers and fries.
Want to eat and run, or eat and picnic?
I’ve mentioned these in Hong Kong a shopper’s paradise. I cannot express just how much I love these places. They are ideal for grabbing food to go, or getting groceries for a picnic. Just don’t get caught up in the other cool things they have that aren’t food related.
Not quite noodled out?
Right near our hotel was a little gem called Two Hundred Village, which served Thai and Vietnamese food. My sister and I both uncharacteristically left our cameras in the hotel, which we regretted when our fish in a coconut cup came out. It was to die for! This place was cheap and really tasty. If you go here you will not be disappointed. I had a rice meal and we shared some banana prawns, which were super good. I can’t recommend this place more highly. I couldn’t find a website but the address is 9-11 Prat Avenue Tsim Sha Tsui.
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