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Hong Kong Cuisine and Food

Dim Sum

Dim Sum
A quintessential Hong Kong experience that's never the same twice. The incredible variety of dumplings, buns, pastries, soups and other tasty morsels served at dim sum means you're only limited by your imagination.

Peking Duck

Peking Duck
Originated in Imperial Courts, this royal cooking style is most famous for one dish - Peking duck. Savoury slices of meat and crispy skin are wrapped in a thin pancake with minced spring onions and plum sauce.

As a filling alternative to rice, noodles are often served, flavoured by various other ingredients which impart a brown colour. Noodles in broth with meat/fowl/seafood morsels is Chinese 'fast food'.

Chinese Tea

Chinese Tea
Restaurants serving Dim Sum will have many different teas to offer, but for the evening meal Cantonese restaurants invariably will serve every table a pot of Bo-Lai which is a fermented red/black tea and Peking/Shanghainese restaurants normally serve an unfermented Green Tea which can be a scented one (e.g. Jasmine Tea) if requested.

Chinese Wine

Chinese Wine
There are numerous Chinese alcoholic beverages, with most distilled from rice, but some from plums or sorghum grain (yielding a drink akin to gin or vodka). If adventurous, try titillating Cantonese Snake Wine or Dragon & Phonix Wine (Snake & Chicken).

Century Old Eggs
Duck Eggs which have been soaked in tea/lime/alum/ye/soda/salt for several days which turn the white to translucent green and the yoke to greenish-black. A delicious traditional dish in Hong Kong. Served with ginger as appetisers.

Chow Fan
A bowl of Steamed Rice invariably accompanies Chinese meals. "Chow Fan" is steamed rice fried with shrimp, pork, eggs, peas, etc.

Melon Greens
At this time of year (June-Aug), Hong Kong is awash with fresh, juicy melons. Winter melons, fuzzy melons and bitter melons are served in a surprising number of ways. Prepared as a delicious soup served in an elaborately carved whole melon, this is a dish fit for an emperor. The juicy flesh of melons helps sooth during the summer heat, whilst other fruits and nuts are treasured by gourmets and used in a number of tasty dishes.


A steaming bowl of satay broth or chicken soup is placed in the middle of the table and diners cook their own food and eat at their own pace. These come in many different varieties - Mongolian hotpot includes lamb, Taiwanese hotpot and seafood hotpot are just some of the options.


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