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Asian street food in Hong Kong

By Time Out Hong Kong

Hong Kong dining isn’t just about white tablecloths and the city’s many famous Michelin-starred restaurants. The city has no shortage of street snacks, too. While the classics – curry fish balls, egg waffles and stinky tofu – are all well and good, there’s an exciting range of new street foods gaining popularity. Here are six of the coolest.

Soufflé pancake and pancake mille-feuille
Soufflé pancake and pancake mille-feuille

Japanese-style soufflé pancakes are super popular right now. Despite its bargain prices, the pancakes at I Love You Dessert Bar are top-notch and deliciously fluffy, and have been mentioned in the Michelin Guide. Be prepared to wait up to 45 minutes on a busy day if you want one.

I Love You Dessert Bar
Address: Shop 3A, G/F, Ngai Hing Mansion, 24 Pak Po Street, Mong Kok, Kowloon
Tel: +852 2612 2660
How to Get There: MTR Mong Kok Station, Exit E2
Goose oil cheong fun
Goose oil cheong fun

Sure, you can get decent cheong fun all over Hong Kong, but the cheong fun at One Bean Curd Pudding Specialist is a game changer. What’s noteworthy about here is how they mix goose oil in the sesame sauce before drizzling it all over the cheong fun. The result is a classic Hong Kong dish revolutionised with an even smoother texture and stronger aroma.

One Bean Curd Pudding Specialist
Address: Shop B, 43S Dundas Street, Mong Kok, Kowloon
Tel: +852 3956 9422
How to Get There: MTR Yau Ma Tei Station, Exit A2
Hong Kong Pie
Hong Kong Pie

The sister shop of Queen Sophie, a popular bakery renowned for its egg tarts, Soft Puccino’s signature Hong Kong Pie looks and feels like a slice of thick-crust pizza. Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, the local cha chaan teng-style toppings such as spicy pork cubes, satay beef and aubergine with mince pork truly make this a one-of-a-kind in the city. And if you’re a fan of durian, you’d best not miss the durian cheese pie!

Softpuccino
Address: 64A Bute Street, Prince Edward, Kowloon
How to Get There: MTR Prince Edward Station, Exit B2
Shanghainese pan-fried pork buns

Opened by former musician Oscar Siu, King of Sheng Jian sells hundreds of its fresh-out-the-pan buns every day. And with good reason, too – the Shanghainese-style buns are perfectly crisp on the outside and plump with a balanced mix of pork and a savoury broth.

King of Sheng Jian
Address: 72 Soy Street, Mong Kok, Kowloon
Tel: +852 2323 2374
How to Get There: MTR Mong Kok Station, Exit E2
Imagawayaki
Imagawayaki

An immensely popular little stall, Ms Wheel Pie specialises in imagawayaki – a Japanese pancake-like snack that’s traditionally filled with red bean. Here in Mei Foo, the fillings here are more adventurous and change on a daily basis, so be prepared for anything from Oreo mochi to black truffle and corn.

Ms Wheel Pie
Address: Shop 50B7, 19 Glee Path, Mei Foo Sun Chuen, Mei Foo, Kowloon
Tel: +852 6687 1093
How to Get There: MTR Mei Foo Station, Exit A
Deep fried chicken leg
Deep fried chicken leg

Santos is an unassuming store in Tai Po that attracts people from far and wide for a taste of its signature deep fried chicken leg. Made to order in about 10 minutes, pick your level of spiciness before ripping into the chicken. Fried to a perfect golden brown, the skin is nice and crisp while the meat remains incredibly juicy.

Santos
Address: 29 Pak Shing Street, Tai Po, New Territories
Tel: +852 2651 6113
How to Get There: MTR Tai Wo Station, Exit B

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