The former British colony that has now been returned to its rightful nation is in a unique position. It is the convergence of two societies that has given birth to a rare culture, two separate imperialistic states of the past with the modern economy and growth. Today, Hong Kong is a tourist hub that has something for everyone, but today we focus on a very important aspect of any culture, the soul of it, food. So here are some dishes that can only be found in the city and you cannot miss out on the next time you visit.
Ever watch anaconda? Well if you hated the movie and its villainous monster, then is the perfect twisted revenge. Now this is a traditional dish that holds a special place in the hearts of the city elders as it is considered as a preventative measure of colds. The dish is made up of a broth of mushrooms, lemon leaves and snake meat which is shredded into thin strips, recipe that has hailed for over a hundred years. If you think that you are coming down with something, this dish can be found in a typical city eatery that cannot be rivalled by the best seafood bistro in Hong Kong.
Eel Clay Pot Rice
Every city has that dish that makes you turn your head twice and this is one such dish. Now this can only be found in a specific restaurant in the Tai Hang district which can rival the best seafood bistro in Hong Kong. You might think that this dish might have somewhat shock on your taste buds but it actually follows the sweet rather than the spicy trend. Served with crispy rice and slick bok choy, the eel provides a contrast that is pleasing to your taste buds, also check this Kowloon all day weekend brunch.
Stuffed Roasted Suckling Pork
Pork? Yes. Roast? Yes. Stuffed with fragrant rice? Yes, please! A take on a traditional Cantonese dish but with a twist, stuffed with rice and roasted over an open flame. Be a realist, would you miss it? The dish on a whole is found all over the city but flavoursome rice stuffing adds a touch of creativity and can only be found in a selected restaurant on Kimberley Road.
You cannot have said to have eaten the local food unless you try one of their signature desserts and the egg tart is just that. The dish which comes with two choices of crusts, puff pastry or shortcrust, it is considered as one of the staple foods for sweet tooth fans. Nothing can end a meal quite like a pastry ensconced sweet custard.