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Street Food in Hong Kong?


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Street Food in Hong Kong?

big_apple_ken | Dec 15, 2009 12:11 PM

Alright, so I'm curious where the best street food places are in town. When I was young my parents didn't let me eat all that much street food (curry fish balls, beef innards on a stick etc) mainly because they didn't find it all that clean. The TV ads advising people not the eat street food back in the 90s didn't help either (the most iconic scene is when the street hawker drops his cigarette into the curry fish ball sauce and still proceeds to serve it...haha!). Anyway, since I moved back from the US I've noticed that a lot of the hawker stands have now become little shops. So I'm curious where I would find good places that sell the following:

Curry Fish Balls/Beef Innards on a stick

So I've had it recently at a random place in Causeway Bay (across from Times Square) but it was quite disappointing. I came across 13th Block Beef Innards (十三座牛雜) on Openrice and saw they have shops both in North Point and Wanchai. The English name I used is made up since they don't officially have an English name. Looks interesting. Here's the listing on Openrice:

It is super hard to find places on Openrice that serve this stuff. Any suggestions?

Little Chicken Pancakes (雞蛋仔)

I've looked a bit on Openrice and Mammy Pankcakes in Hung Hom seem the most interesting to me. Besides the traditional 雞蛋仔 they also serve chocolate chip and sesame versions! Seems uber yummy. Here's its listing on Openrice:

Anyone know any better place?

Stinky Tofu (臭豆腐)

There seem to be places on Openrice but none of them look very good. I personally never ate any stinky tofu growing up in HK but fell in love with it when I was roaming in Taiwan a little while back. Any suggestions?

Roasted Chestnuts (烤慄子)

I used to love eating these when I was young. Perfect for the winter/fall weather. I can't find a single place on Openrice and I haven't noticed that many places in town serving this. Any suggestions?

Any other street foods you guys like? Thanks!

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