[Hong Kong] A Tale of Two (Famous) Egg Tarts

Egg tarts, or dan tat (蛋撻) as they are known in Cantonese, are one of the most ridiculously palate-friendly foods ever. I haven’t met anyone with an aversion to egg tarts, unless they’re allergic to eggs (poor things). It’s practically a symbol of dim sum if ever there was one, and can be found in most Asian countries. … Continue reading

[Hong Kong] Wai Kee Congee (威記粥店)

Located right smack in the heart of Central, Wai Kee Congee enjoys a steady stream of customers every morning. The premises are tiny so expect to share a table with strangers, as is the case with nearby Lan Fong Yuen. Wai Kee Congee serves a mean bowl of traditional Cantonese porridge (juk), where the rice grains are … Continue reading

[Hong Kong] Under Bridge Spicy Crab (橋底辣蟹)

Doesn’t take a genius to figure out what the signature dish at this eatery is. Despite the massive popularity of this place, you won’t have to worry about not being able to get a table at Under Bridge Spicy Crab even without reservations. That’s because they have three outlets, all of which are situated just round … Continue reading

[Hong Kong] Tai O Fishing Village

Sited on the northwestern part of Lantau Island and a mere thirty miles away from Disneyland, Tai O Fishing Village is about as un-Hong Kong as it gets. Skyscrapers are nowhere in sight in the sole remaining fishing village in Hong Kong, where the landscape comprises low rise houses and a few municipal buildings. It’s … Continue reading

[Hong Kong] Lan Fong Yuen (蘭芳園)

Hong Kong’s like Singapore on steroids: Everything’s bigger, louder, messier. Both countries take their food equally seriously, but there’s no denying that it’s much easier to find affordable and delicious food in Hong Kong. Each time I visit I just want to eat the island up. Such big and noble dreams. Despite the fact that cha … Continue reading