Runaway Photo: Culinary Explosion in Hong Kong

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Runaway Photo: Culinary Explosion in Hong Kong

I’m so happy to eat every single day in Hong Kong. I know your are too.

Dim Sum, I knew that. But I didn’t think Hong Kong as a culinary getaway destination. How wrong I was. During about a month I traveled Hong Kong, I tasted different cuisine every day, found new places, and stumbled upon random food stalls. The price was reasonable, compared to the level of living expenses. Food is the cheapest thing here! I was a little bit intimidated by the food price at first, but I found lots of options and broad choices within the reasonable range of price. From HKD11 to HKD120, from street food to the cooked food centers, there are (almost) unlimited options if you look. But I usually sat down at an alleyway for a bowl of beef noodle, or wanton noodle for HKD16 with a cup of milk tea.

Here, photos of food I had in Hong Kong. I’m sorry in advance, to make you hungry. Enjoy!

 

Table full of Dim Sum

Table full of Dim Sum

Rolled Rice Noodle with Sesame Sauce

Rolled Rice Noodle with Sesame Sauce

Chinese Bakery

Chinese Bakery

Beijing Style Dumpling

Beijing Style Dumpling

Prawn Dim Sum

Prawn Dim Sum

Beijing Style Beef Noodle

Beijing Style Beef Noodle

Won Ton Noodle

Won Ton Noodle

Rice Noodle Dimsum

Rice Noodle Dimsum

Beijing Style Minced Spiced Pork Noodle

Beijing Style Minced Spiced Pork Noodle

Rice Cooked in Lotus Leaf with Duck Sauce

Rice Cooked in Lotus Leaf with Duck Sauce

Shrimp with Garlic Sauce

Shrimp with Garlic Sauce

Coconut Tart at Chinese Bakery

Coconut Tart at Chinese Bakery

Beef Rice

Rice with Seasoned Beef

Hainan Chicken Rice

Hainan Chicken Rice

Pecking Duck and Rice

Pecking Duck and Rice

Thai Style Mixed Vegetables

Thai Style Mixed Vegetables

Chicken and Duck Rice

Chicken and Duck Rice

Fried Fish Skin

Deep Fried Fish Skin

Bok Choy

Bok Choy and Oyster Sauce

Shanghai Style Dumpling

Shanghai Style Dumpling

Beef Noodle and Wonton Noodle

Beef Noodle and Wonton Noodle

Japanese Sushi in Hong Kong

Spurge a little... Sushi in Hong Kong

Dim Sum with egg

Dim Sum with egg

Hot Pot in Hong Kong

Hot Pot in Hong Kong

Eggplant Dish

Eggplant Clay pot

Steamed Fish

Steamed Fish with Rice

Char siu with fried egg

Char siu with fried egg

Juno Kim
Juno Kim
Juno Kim, Originally from Seoul, South Korea, Juno set off for the wider world to pursue her passion for travel and storytelling. She traveled the world as an award-winning travel blogger and photographer, witnessing the everyday life of different cultures. Currently based in Anchorage, Alaska and exploring this amazing Last Frontier. Follow my journey through @RunawayJuno and Instagram .

15 Comments

  1. That’s a lot of food for back packing traveler, which is super awesome! Do you eat with fellow back packers when you are traveling? Sometimes certain dishes like hot pot need a small group of people to make the dining experience even better!

  2. Sherry says:

    I especially love the dim sum in Hong Kong. Its kind of weird to me that its more of a casual affair in China. Whereas, in the US, dim sum is for the most part, a proper meal (not a snack). Would love to go to Hong Kond just to eat. And your post is reason enough to go back.

  3. Butterflyist says:

    Incredible pictures! I spent 2 weeks eating my way around Hong Kong & wish I’d taken more foodie shots. Once my meal is in front of me, I forget as too eager to it eat it! Did you get to Macau as well? I definitely preferred Portuguese egg tarts over Hong Kong egg tarts but ate my body weight in both nonetheless!

    Andrea

  4. I also loved Hong Kong for the food. With my two weeks there, I still had a feeling I hadn’t tried out everything. And now all those photos definitely made me hungry for some HK food.

    What, no photos from the Lin Heung Tea House? 🙂

    • Juno says:

      haha yeah, food is great in Hong Kong. Hey and you know what? I lost all the photos from my first week in Hong Kong. :S It’s a heart breaking memory! I don’t know what happened, but it was there, and gone. :S So, yeah, no photos from Lin Heung Tea House!! Pity!

  5. Leslie says:

    I don’t usually think of Hong Kong as a foodie destination but this post changed my mind! It looks like you got to sample every type of dish. Personally those coconut tarts look mighty tasty 🙂

  6. Erica says:

    Well, you definitely got me back for posting about the cheap food here in Ecuador. I would KILL for some good gyoza. NOMNOMNOM

  7. What a feast! I’m a huge fan of dim sum 🙂

  8. Such creative, fresh, and delicious-looking food!

  9. Tiffany says:

    These foods make it more difficult for me to maintain my diet right now. They just look so delicious!

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