Pictures or you didn’t eat it
Do you find that there is never enough stomach space to try out all the food in a new country? Well, in Hong Kong, the land of har kow, egg tarts and roasted meats, you’ll definitely face that problem! Apart from that, there is also the new problem of all those Instagram worthy eats like grilled cheese toasts that look like it came straight out of a unicorn factory and steamed buns that look like little googly-eyed monsters! How could anyone resist?
The Klook team has chosen ten Hong Kong eats that will not only guarantee some serious drools but also tickle your tastebuds silly! Read on to find out where to fill your bellies in Hong Kong!
1. We all scream for Emack & Bolio’s ice cream!
If you’re looking for the most epic of ice cream cones, you’re at the right place! Emack and Bolio’s ice cream cones are simply out of this world! With over 100 flavours of ice cream made from organic milk, you’ll be spoilt for choice!
Our all-time favourite ice cream flavors are Cookie Monster and the Salted Caramel Chocolate Pretzel! Don’t forget to dress your naked ice cream scoops with toppings like rice krispies, marshmallows, fruit loops or coco pops, or better yet, ALL of the above!
If you’re looking to pick up a cone (or two, or ten), Klook yourself a 10% discount coupon that can be used on ANYTHING in the store, so go wild and sample everything on the menu! The best part? This coupon is FREE! All you’ll need to do is flash your mobile e-voucher at the store and you’re all set. Coupons are open dated so save it for a hot day, or when you feel like treating yourself, or just have an ice cream any day you wish!
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2. Level up your brunch game at Cafe100
In Hong Kong, brunch is taken very seriously. If you're looking for a place with great food and even better views, head to Cafe100 by the Ritz Carlton at sky100! Not only will you be mesmerized by the stunning 360 degree views, the service at the Ritz Carlton will definitely leave you feeling like royalty.
If you're heading there for brunch, you definitely must try the crispy buttermilk waffles. Topped with fresh berries and drizzled with sweet maple syrup paired with a light and fluffy chantilly cream, you'll definitely satisfy your sweet tooth here.
Not everyone is a fan of dessert, but fret not! You can also opt for sandwiches or even savory crepes if you're looking to fill your bellies. Otherwise, opt for the cocktail or sunset wine package and sip on your favorite pour while taking in the sunset. Don't forget to snap lots of pictures with the stunning sunset as your backdrop.
Klook your Cafe100 experience and it even includes admission to sky100! All you'll need to do is flash your mobile e-voucher, book your desired dining package and time and enjoy the experience.
P.S. The sunset wine package would definitely be the perfect spot for a date night.
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3. Kala-ful rainbow Toast at the Peak
You can’t say you’re an Instagram foodie if you don’t have at least one picture of a rainbow colored food on your feed. Here to help you fulfil those #foodie goals is the rainbow cheese toast at Kala Toast! Afterall, some of us prefer savoury foods over sweets.
All unicorn-lovers rejoice! You can now have melted cheese in a kaleidoscope of colors on a bed of crunchy toast. Plus, all colorings used are all natural! Blue comes from lavender, green from basil, red from tomato and yellow comprises a combination of cheddar, emmental, gruyere and mozzarella. If you’re looking for double the rainbow, opt for the signature rainbow combo and you’ll get the entire galaxy in your fruity flower fizzy drink!
If you’re not convinced yet, did we mention that the store is located at the peak? What better way to enjoy your rainbow toast than against one of the best views in Hong Kong?
Klook yourselves a signature rainbow combo and all you need to do is flash your mobile e-voucher and get ready to eat! Plus, it gets instantly confirmed so all you need to do is redeem whenever you’re ready to chomp!
4. Watch the liusha flow out of your googley eyed custard baos at Yum Cha
These molten custard buns from Yum Cha are Hong Kong’s MOST instagrammed dish of 2016! No surprise there, i mean who can resist these googly eyes? Especially when they are filled with piping hot molten custard (liusha) or matcha! They must be eaten warm so take a quick picture and bite into your buns to watch these monsters bleed yellow and green!
If you’re not into sweet buns, the savoury options are definitely worth the try as well. A little birdie told us that another thing not to be missed is the baked pineapple puffs! Served in a miniature cage, these little winged puffs are almost too cute to eat. Otherwise, opt for the piggy buns (char siew pau) or the doggy sausage rolls.
If the food didn’t convince that this place will flood your memory cards, the space definitely will! With it’s marble and gold themed interior, every corner of this establishment is a photo opportunity! It definitely does not look like your ordinary dim sum joint.
Klook yourselves a Yum Cha set for 2 and get to try ALL those dishes and more! Since tickets are open dated and instantly confirmed, just book when you decide to pop by and all you need to do is flash your mobile e-voucher to redeem your set! No reservations required!
Do note that the set is only valid from Mondays to Thursdays for dinner sessions (6pm-11pm).
5. Munch on the most eggciting Mammy egg waffles!
You can’t leave Hong Kong without munching on some Hong Kong egg waffles! They’re like what croissants are to the French or biscotti to the Italians. These little balls of goodness aka eggettes or gai dan zai, are the most popular street foods in Hong Kong. If you’re looking for something to grab and go, this is an eggscellent choice!
This Michelin Guide recommended twist to the traditional egg waffles comes in a myriad of flavors and toppings! From the signature sweet potato or green tea, all balls come crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside.
Don’t forget to wash down those waffles with some Hong Kong style milk tea! Klook yourselves a waffle and drink combo for one of the best snack combos in town!
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6. Fill your bellies with East meets West treats at Kaifong cafe
Find this hidden gem that is Kai Fong Cafe in Mong Kok! Where cuisines of Hong Kong and the west meet to produce visually stunning and of course delicious variations of the traditional Hong Kong dishes.
If you’re looking to beat the Hong Kong heat, you must order the Ovaltine Custard egg waffles with ice cream or the Tiramisu custard egg waffles! The sweet and cold dessert will surely leaving you scraping your plates clean wanting more.
For something more substantial, opt for the Carbonara Shahe Fen, the carbonara with an asian twist! Think Hong Kong noodles drenched in the good ol’ creamy carbonara sauce, it’ll definitely fill your bellies.
Klook yourselves a Kaifong combo or even some cash vouchers to get the full Kaifong experience at a fraction of the price! These are instantly confirmed, so all just make your booking when you wish to use them and flash your mobile voucher on the app to redeem.
7. Get tropical at the Pineapple Canteen
If you’ve got a sweet tooth and you’re looking for a refreshing snack to pick up, try the Pineapple bun from the Pineapple Canteen! Part of Hong Kong’s new food truck launch, catch the truck and get yourself a Pineapple bun! The soft bread roll coupled with fresh crunchy and juicy pineapple slices and fresh cream make a great mid day snack!
Klook yourself some pineapple buns and even get an Iced Pineapple Lolly free! Afterall, what better way to beat the heat than with an iced lolly right? Do remember to check out the locations and dates of the food truck to ensure you won’t miss it!
8. Upgrade your ice cream experience at Owl’s Choux Gelato Coffee
If regular gelato just doesn’t cut it for you, how about gelato sandwiched between a Choux from Owl’s Choux and Gelato? For all who aren’t familiar with pastry terms, Choux is the same yummy thing eclairs are made of! Grab a couple of flavors and share them with your dessert buddies, or if you only have room for one, we suggest getting the Red Velvet Choux!
If you haven’t got a sweet tooth and ice cream just isn’t your thing, try out the Choux Latte! Choose a latte of your choice and top it with a Choux. We heard the sweet potato latte is a must-try at Owl’s.
P.S. The gelatos are even listed as one of the Michelin recommendations! Since the experts have approved, you know it’s gonna be worth a try!
Address : 32 Mody Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong Opening Hours : 12pm to 11pm daily
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9. Have a good ol fashioned ice cream sandwich at Elephant Grounds
If Chouxs are too fancy for you and you prefer the classic ice cream sandwich, head over to Elephant Grounds for a good ol’ fashioned ice cream sandwich. Except, it’s not just any old ice cream sandwich! These limited edition while stocks last gems are only available on Fridays and weekends! Think salted caramel ice cream sandwiched between two chocolate chip cookies and topped with white chocolate covered pretzels- if that didn’t appeal to your sweet tooth i don’t know what will!
But, if you happen to visit on a weekday, fret not! Elephant Grounds also serves up mains like honey lime fried chicken, salmon avocado poke and of course, who can forget avocado toast.
Check out their website for the opening hours and various store locations.
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10. Have some eggscellent buns at Dim Sum Icon
From Sanrio stores to plush toys and now, our bellies, these Gudetama buns are finding themselves trapped in dim sum baskets! This has changed the way we eat dim sum to a completely interactive experience.
Did someone say #foodporn? I’m sure you’ve seen these cute buns on your Instagram feeds, with chocolate sauce or custard flowing out of its bums or mouths. This is probably one of the few places where you can toy around with your food and get away with it!
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Get ready to explore Hong Kong with these essentials!
No visit to Hong Kong is complete without a magical day out in Hong Kong Disneyland! It truly is the happiest place in Hong Kong. Klook your tickets and enter the park directly with your mobile e-voucher!
Stay connected to your loved ones, navigate around the city and of course Instagram all those moments all with a 4G WiFi device!
One of the best ways to get some of the best views of the city is definitely aboard the Ngong Ping 360 cable car. Don't forget to Klook your tickets to skip the queues!