Must Try Foods in Hong Kong – Flexiroam Hong Kong Local Data Plan

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The city of Hong Kong is home to some of the most food-obsessed people in the entire world and produce an exceptional array of food items ranging from super traditional to different variations of fusion cuisines.

Here’s a selection of Hong Kong food items that are local favorites that you do not want to miss when heading there.

Dim Sum

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It is impossible to go to Hong Kong without trying their dim sum items. It comes in many varieties, from baked, steamed, pan-fried to deep fried. When in doubt, order the classic ones – BBQ pork buns, shrimp dumplings, pork dumplings, and rice rolls.

Tin Lung Heen 天龍軒

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Price range: $$$
Tel: +852 2263 2270
Opening Hours: 00:00 – 14:30, 18:00 – 22:30 (Mon to Fri), 11:30 – 15:00, 18:00 – 22:30 (Sat to Sun)
Where: 102/F, The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong, International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road West, Tsim Sha Tsui (Kowloon MTR)
Google Map Location: https://goo.gl/vZCwNG

Stinky Tofu

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There is no doubt that you would have heard or read about the stench that radiates from one of the strangest foods to come out of this part of the world. Nothing can really prepare you for the stench. Smelly tofu, just like durian, is one of Asia’s most iconic “weird foods”.

FOOD STALLS @ TEMPLE STREET

Price range: $
Opening Hours: 07:00 – 23:00 daily
Where: Yau Ma Tei, Hong Kong
Google Map Location: https://goo.gl/fgX71q

Char Siu (Barbecued Pork)

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Char siu is a Cantonese technique in barbecuing pork with soy sauce, hoisin sauce, honey or sugar for sweetness and flavor (including five spice) that makes the skin turn a reddish color. It’s served sliced and usually with a carb like rice, noodles or inside dumplings. It’s a little sweet and has a balance of both meat and fat.

Mott 32

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Price range: $$
Where: Mott 32, basement, Standard Chartered Bank Building, 4-4A Des Voeux Road Central
Tel: +82 2885 8688
Opening Hours: 12:00-14:30, 18:00-23:00 daily
Google Map Location: https://goo.gl/32BP2r

Seafood

As one of the world’s biggest cities, Hong Kong has a huge variety of seafood. From a zi char style restaurant (Gi Kee), a seafood restaurant (Under Bridge) or Michelin starred ones (Ming Court).

Under Bridge Spicy Crab 橋底辣蟹

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Price range: $$
Where: G/F-3/F, Ascot Mansion, 421-425 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai
Tel: +852 2834 6268
Opening Hours: 18:00 – 06:00 daily
Google Map Location: https://goo.gl/Qzztsg

Ming Court 明阁

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Price range: $$$
Where: Langham Place Hotel, 555 Shanghai Street, Mongkok (Mongkok MTR station Exit C3)
Tel: +852 3552 3300
Opening Hours: 11:00 – 23:00 daily
Google Map Location: https://goo.gl/u8k7ui

Egg Tarts

Egg tart or portuguese egg tart on recycled paper.
Egg tart or portuguese egg tart on recycled paper.

There are loads of local snacks that you need to try in Hong Kong – mini egg puffs, pineapple buns, wife cake, white sugar cake and not to forget the egg tarts. Smooth, rich bright yellow egg custard, seated inside the crumbly fragrant buttery crust. Get them right out of the oven and eat them warm!

 

Honolulu Café 檀島咖啡餅

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Price range: $
Where: G/F & Mezz Floor, 176-178 Hennessy Rd., Wan Chai (Wan Chai MTR Exit A4)
Tel: +852 2575 1823 $
Opening Hours: 06:00 – 00:00 daily
Google Map Location: https://goo.gl/y23yoK\

Bonus: Halal Eateries!

It can be hard to find halal options in a city where the majority are East Asians, so we have compiled a few Muslim-friendly eateries so everyone has the chance to experience what Hong Kong food has to offer.

Islamic Centre Canteen

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Price range: $
What to order: Dim Sum
Where: 5th floor, Osman Ramju Sadick Islamic Centre, 40 Oi Kwan Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Opening Hours: 10.00 – 15.00 daily
Google Map Location: https://goo.gl/Pk5yYc

Hung’s Chinese Restaurant

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Price range: $$
What to order: Roasted chicken, black pepper beef, fried rice
Where: Chungking Mansion, Chungkin, 36-44 Nathan Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Opening Hours: 11.00 – 23.00 daily
Google Map Location: https://goo.gl/Lnrvtp

Wai Kee

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Price range: $
What to order:  Duck rice
Where: Shop 5, Bowrington Road Cooked Food Centre, 1/F, Bowrington Road Market, 21 Bowrington Road, Wan Chai
Opening Hours: 10.00 – 18:00 (only take-away orders after 17:30)
Google Map Location: https://goo.gl/YCiy45

If you’re not residing in Hong Kong and planning to visit for their food, it’s highly suggested to get roaming data. It’s important to constantly be connected to the internet to locate these places with your GPS and also for translating purposes.

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The average local SIM available to roam throughout Hong Kong is priced at $17.60 (sourced from China Mobile and China Unicom). To get your money’s worth, it’s better to opt for Flexiroam Hong Kong Local Data Plan, which costs $18.90 but has more data with the same longevity.

HOW TO GET THE FLEXIROAM HONG KONG DATA PLAN?

Here are a few steps you should follow.

Step OneGet your microchip or starter pack from our Online Shop.

Step Two: Download our Flexiroam X App from Google Play Store or from the iOS App Store. Without the Flexiroam X App, you will NOT be able to activate and use the microchip. The app is free for you to download.

Step Three: Follow your activation guidelines and start roaming.

Step Four: Buy Xtra Data from the App with these steps.

(i) Click ‘Get Xtra Data‘ on the App’s home page.

(ii) At the top of the ‘Get Xtra Data‘ page, click ‘Local Data‘ (next to the ‘Global Data’ tab).

(iii) Search for the local data plan of your choice in the search box (insert full name of your intended destination with the right spelling). Type Hong Kong in the search bar and it will come out. Select.

(iv) In the local data plan page, set your arrival date, then choose the data size you want and complete your purchase.

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