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Late-night indulgence: midnight munchies in Hong Kong

Sassy Hong Kong
  • Written by Sassy Hong Kong

After a long day exploring all corners of the city, there’s no doubt that you will have worked up an appetite. Luckily, Hong Kong is a city that never sleeps! From authentic Cantonese classics to Italian antipasti, Thai street snacks, Japanese yakitori or even some delicious Nepalese momos, no matter what you’re craving, there’s a late-night dining option ready and waiting. Here are 10 of our favourite eateries accredited under the Hong Kong Tourism Board’s Quality Tourism Services (QTS) Scheme. Don’t forget to claim your HK$100 ‘Hong Kong Night Treats’ dining voucher! 

San Nam Yuen

San Nam Yuen

With branches all across the city, you’re never too far away from this steaming hotpot restaurant, San Nam Yuen. For the uninitiated, Hong Kong hotpot is just as it sounds — a steaming pot of boiling broth set on the table for you to cook your own meat, seafood and vegetables exactly as you like them. Simply dip your beef into your soup of choice and experience a powerful burst of flavour. The choices can be overwhelming, but you can’t go wrong with the all-you-can-eat Signature Spicy Chicken Pot. It comes with tender ‘three-yellow’ chicken, marinated and cooked medium-rare with more than 30 kinds of spices and sauces.

Baan Thai 

Baan Thai 

Satay sticks, fish cakes and spring rolls certainly make for perfect late-night snacks! You’ll find all these and more at Baan Thai’s laid-back branches located around Central, Western and Causeway Bay. Whether you’re just popping in for a quick bite on the go, or are sitting down to feast on signature dishes like the Lamb Shank Massaman Curry, Salmon Fillet Yellow Curry, Laab Mini Burgers and Spicy Prawns with Mayo Dressing, you’ll be welcomed with a smile and warm, friendly service. Wash it all down with a beer, wine or cocktail from the wide selection of drinks on offer. 

canton pot

canton pot 

canton pot serves quality Cantonese-style hotpots that cater to every palate. Try their signature nourishing broth bases available all year round, or opt for a seasonal option. Then, it is simply a matter of picking your favourite premium ingredients from the range of local fresh lobster, beef, gourmet seafood such as Canadian geoduck clams, and organic vegetables. For a real treat, order the Deluxe Beef Platter, which includes an exquisite selection of prime beef cuts. Dumpling lovers won’t want to miss the handmade parcels of pleasure stuffed with fillings like roe, coral clams, kimchi, mixed mushrooms and Kurobuta pork. 

San Nam Yuen

Dai Mon Yokocho

What’s more satisfying than a hearty bowl of Sanuki-style udon noodles and a sharing plate of yakitori after a day of shopping in Kowloon? These are exactly what you’ll find — and more — at Dai Mon Yokocho. Their udon noodles come with a variety of delectable broth bases; popular choices include satay and tomato, both exclusively created and meticulously prepared in-house using all-natural ingredients. These broths undergo hours of simmering to create delightful and unforgettable flavours that have locals coming back time and again. 

DiVino Wine Bar & Restaurant

DiVino Wine Bar & Restaurant

DiVino Wine Bar & Restaurant has stood the test of time as one of Hong Kong’s most popular late-night hangouts in the city centre. Snack on a plate of authentic Italian Burrata D.O.P or, if you’re looking for something a little heartier, try the freshly made Penne Jerome with Gorgonzola and Black Truffle Cream. Pair it with a glass of wine or champagne, or ask for a recommendation from DiVino’s impressive collection. For an extra treat, pick a table that faces the street — with a cocktail in hand, it’s a surprisingly calming experience to watch the vibrant pace of SoHo pass by before your eyes. 

Hee Kee Fried Crab Expert

Hee Kee Fried Crab Expert

No visit to Hong Kong is complete without trying the quintessential typhoon shelter crab, and Hee Kee Fried Crab Expert are known for their mastery of this traditional local dish. A favourite among fishermen who sought refuge in Causeway Bay’s safe port during storms, the dish features succulent crab fried up to perfection with generous portions of chilli. As you enter the restaurant, the irresistible smell of black beans, garlic and chilli seasoning will make your mouth water. Besides the typhoon shelter crab, there’s also a variety of meat and seafood dishes on offer. Don’t miss the Popping Prawns with Spiced Salt and the Squid with Spiced Salt!

Manakamana Nepali Restaurant

Manakamana Nepali Restaurant

If you have yet to discover the wonders of Nepalese cuisine, you’re in for a treat. In Hong Kong, the Nepalese community can trace its root back to the Ghurka soldiers who arrived during the British Empire era. They’ve since made their mark in the city, and among the notable establishments is Manakama Nepali Restaurant. Located in the bustling heart of Temple Street, it has been dishing up fresh, delicious momos and curries with authentic Himalayan spices for over a decade. Expect a hearty, cheap and cheerful meal, making this the perfect pitstop for your nighttime adventure in Kowloon.

NAMO Pan-Asian Bistro & Bar

NAMO Pan-Asian Bistro & Bar

At NAMO, celebrity chef Bobby Chin takes the lead in revolutionising modern Asian cuisine with a thoughtfully curated menu spanning dishes from Bangkok to Hanoi. Embracing a diverse range of regional flavours, he serves up Thai snacks and finger food that are perfect for sharing with friends, as well as larger dishes for a full Asian feast. The Tamarind-Glazed Crab Cakes with Phillips pasteurised jumbo crab served on sautéed chive flowers is a light yet decadent treat, while the Thai Chicken Wings are crisp, morish and have just the right amount of spicy kick. Enjoy your meal with crafted beverages and the inviting atmosphere.

Oh Yama Japanese Restaurant

Oh Yama Japanese Restaurant

Using only the freshest ingredients imported from around the world, Oh Yama serves up quality Japanese meals at reasonable prices. Feast on assorted sushi, sashimi and yakitori skewers, and don’t miss the signature Seared A5 Wagyu Sushi. 

Tai Woo Seafood Restaurant

Tai Woo Seafood Restaurant

Boasting 38 years of heritage to match its ‘Best of the Best Culinary Awards’ and a Bib Gourmand in the Michelin Guide, Tai Woo Seafood Restaurant dishes up Cantonese classics from dim sum to fresh seafood and local delights like wok-fried noodles, congee and more. Satisfy your late-night dumpling cravings with full plates from the special midnight menu, or choose from the seafood combos that change daily. Be sure to order the Crispy Juicy Stewed Beef Brisket or Braised Fresh Lobster with Lobster Bisque.

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