Hong Kong is home to some of the most diverse food cultures in the world. Travelling to Hong Kong isn’t on the cards for many travellers at the moment so we created a unique interactive series. In this ANYDOKO Orignal, we put you in the director’s chair as you travel through Hong Kong with Jamie and taste some of the best eats in the city. We will take you from breakfast all the way to dessert and you will get to decide what restaurants you want to go to and even what dishes to order. So click play and start your interactive food journey.
The journey starts with the most important meal of the day, breakfast. The first choice is one that Hong Kongers struggle with every weekend. Should they go to a Cha Chaan Teng or have Dim Sum. For a traditional Hong Kong style western breakfast the Cha Cha Teng Match Box in Causeway Bay is a crowd favourite. The stylish cafe serves all the Hong Kong breakfast classics from french toast to ham and macaroni soup. The restaurant also innovates in the breakfast scene by introducing some funky new dishes like the Aussie pie in green pea soup and the black sweet sesame toast. For Dim Sum the choice is Hong Kong institution Seventh Son which is known as one of the best Cantonese restaurants in Hong Kong. The restaurant serves all the dim sum classics such as har gow, siu mai and delicacies such as chicken feet and tripe.
For lunch, we meet television presenter and chef, Debbie Wong. She invites us to meet her for two classic Hong Kong lunch meals, siu mei also known as barbeque meats or claypot rice. For siu mei we head to Kam’s Roast Goose in Wan Chai for the best roast meats in Hong Kong. We get to taste classics such as fatty char siu (barbeque pork) and crispy siu yuk (roast pork). The restaurant also has new innovative dishes such as the liver medallion and their world-famous roast goose. For claypot rice we hit up popular spot Sheung Hei in Kennedy Town. There we get to try two staples Frog Leg and Chicken with Chinese Sausage.
As the sun sets it’s time to get some well deserved dinner. Hong Kong offers Cantonese food at different price points. We meet local Alex Yung as we hit up two of his favourite spots. Michelin star dining at Above and Beyond which takes Cantonese classics to the next level. We taste Hong Kong style Peking Duck and fried pigeon. Another option is a traditional Dai Pai Dong. These street eateries offer no fuss classical Cantonese fair out on the street. The beer flows freely as go traditional with Sweet and Sour Pork and Razor Clams.
The perfect day of eating needs a sweet ending. We offer two options with two Hong Kong favourites. We try Mango Sago at Kai Chee Dessert Shop in Kowloon for this refreshing fruity dessert worth lining up for. Another option is Mammy Pancake for their world famous Egg Waffles with different fillings, considered to be Hong Kong’s best egg waffles.
While there are many choices throughout the adventure that doesn’t mean you have to miss out. You can always go back and start the journey again. What do you say?