Whether you’ve traveled to Hong Kong, are thinking about going, or maybe even if you are from there, there are certain snacks everyone knows and loves. From egg waffles that are almost too cute to eat, to fish balls on a stick that are nowhere near adorable, keep reading for 15 Hong Kong snacks you should definitely try.
1. Egg Waffles
This puffy, cake-like waffle is a very traditional Hong Kong treat. The snack has now popped up around the US, like these egg waffle cones!
2. Egg Tarts
These classic tarts are simple to make and so delicious! You can be sure to find these at every bakery in Hong Kong.
3. Curry Fish Balls
Curry fish balls are one of the best Hong Kong snacks served on a stick! These fish balls are a street food staple, so you will be able to find these pretty much wherever you go.
5. Pineapple Buns
This sweet bun is a favorite in Hong Kong and Chinatowns across the US. Despite its name, there is no actual pineapple in pineapple buns! Its name actually comes from the rippled way they look when they come out of the oven.
6. White Sugar Cake
This street food is not your typical cake. White sugar cake is something you have to taste to believe, as it is steamed instead of baked.
7. Stinky Tofu
This snack may have a rather off-putting name, but it is a must try. This deep fried tofu is slathered in a chilli or hoisin sauce, and absolutely delicious.
This snack is a favorite among the kids of Hong Kong! Pocky consists of a stick-like biscuit dipped in flavors like chocolate, strawberry, or cookies and cream.
9. Shrimp Chips
Shrimp chips are exactly what they sound like, and you’ll have a hard time not finishing the whole bag!
10. Dragon’s Beard
This sugary treat is known for its whispy, beard-like texture. A favorite for all ages!
11. Siu Mai
This dumpling-like snack also comes on a stick and usually has either a fish or a beef filling. Yum!
12. Mango Pomelo Sago
This cream is a favorite for a quick dessert to grab on the street.
13. Beef Offal
OK, so there isn’t anything cute about beef offal, but it is too good to not have on the list. This street food dish is basically braid beef tripe and intestines, served marinated and ready to go.
Mochi are basically rice cakes filled with different flavors of handmade sweet creams. They come in a variety of flavors, and are totally addicting.
15. Put Chai Ko
The translation of this snack is “sticky rice pudding” and it is usually made with rice flour and red beans. What is so fun about put chai ko is that you can remove it from its shell, put it on a stick, and eat it like a popsicle!
Do you have some favorite Hong Kong snacks? Tell us in the comments below!
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