Hong Kong Eating Spree: Local Snacks and Hawkers’ Delicacies

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Written on 11:24 PM by Penang Tua Pui

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Jackie Chan, Kowloon, Disneyland, Ocean Park, Temple Street, Dim Sum, Loh Por Peng (Wife Cake). The first thought that definitely comes into mind, Hong Kong~! Yes, yes, this month’s highlights will showcase signature foods from Hong Kong.

Tam Ciak was visiting university mate recently and was taken to tour Hong Kong as well as the opportunity to taste local delicacies and desserts.

First of the series is the introduction of street foods that we have been hearing quite regularly which also quite a normal scene in Hong Kong dramas. Top the list of this street food is the stinky tofu or Chau Tau Foo.

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True to its name, this tofu indeed smelt stinky and the “stench” can be sniffed metres away from the stalls. Whether you associate the smell to rubbish bins or blocked drainage or anything smell, Tam Ciak was told the more stinky and smell the tofu is, the better the taste of the Chau Tau Foo.


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Indeed, the tofu tasted exceptionally fantastic. It was an experience eating something stinky yet at the same time teasing your tastebuds with its uniquely delicious taste. Tam Ciak went back for few more pieces for few nights, it just so addictive~!

The curry fish ball, beef balls were excellent too. The balls are quite solid in term of ingredients and they tasted quite juicy too. The gravy that soaked into these curry fish balls and beef balls give the strong flavouring which is fabulous.

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You can either eat them in a stick or put them in Styrofoam bowls. The culture here is to have these snacks on the go; you can eat them while on the move towards your destination. Of course, you cannot eat inside the MTR or the buses.

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We also tried other types like the sausages, squid tentacles, fried vegetables and the taste of them are equally tasty. The street food in Hong Kong shares quite similar zest like Penang hawkers’ food with strong flavouring in its dishes.

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However, those foods in restaurant do not share similar traits. The taste can be quite bland and you may need to add your own flavouring. Nevertheless, the dishes are quite unique that identifies themselves with Hong Kong cultures and worth sharing with fellow readers. We will feature the reviews of these foods will be in coming postings. Stay tuned~!

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23 Comments

  1. Jon |

    Hong Kong Food pulak.. TuaPuis start to build their empire liao lo..

    the chau tau fu is so sticky la... how you all can put those into your mouth.. yaks..

     
  2. email2me |

    I love the curry beef ballz. However it doesn't come cheap lo. Doing food spree in HK need lots of cash.

     
  3. Little Inbox |

    Wow, must have enjoy the trip so much yea...How many kg have you gain? Hehe...

     
  4. J2Kfm |

    oh so ngam! quick Tham Ciak, faster post all!
    I'll be visiting soon.
    timely! TQ

     
  5. Hock Cai |

    walao eh.... ai meh?!!

    tuapui ki Hong Kong ciak... Penang bor mi kia jiak meh?!!

    but the food to me look more like vietnamese or burmise type of food... like cicak, grasshopper, lipas...

    geli... yaks..

     
  6. Ben |

    I stop eat Chau Tao Fu for long time.. as my gf refuse to kiss me with those stinky stuff in my mouth...... :(

    i miss my chau tau fu....

     
  7. New Kid on the Blog |

    few years ago I went to HK, but it didn't turn out to be like yours.... you're really rock!

     
  8. 550ml jar of faith |

    Looks like a pile of fun! Love any place with a robust street food culture. Keep the HK posts coming quick!

     
  9. CK Lam |

    Tam Ciak - HK cuisine and food has always been one of its main attraction...and its nice of you to show it so up close.

     
  10. Penang Tua Pui |

    Jon,

    We wanted to put our signature mascot all over the world if we can hahaha~!... Of course, Penang is always heart of our eating satisfaction :):):)

    Chau Tau Foo is damn smelly and stinky, but once inside your mouth, the taste is exceptionally good... sounds ironic, right? :)


    Hock Cai,

    Penang still cin cia che bik kia ciak.. but it's an experience to venture out and try food in other countries and places.

    Food concept for these snacks stalls is like "take and go", choose whatever you want and eat while moving. Maybe the display looks like Vietnamese or Burmese .. but you'll feel more comfortable with the ones in HK.. they're edible ones.... :)

     
  11. Penang Tua Pui |

    email2me,
    Snacks food is cheaper than eating at restaurants.. You need some cash for food spree in HK but the portions are quite worth it :)

    Little Inbox,
    Shhhhhh.... not too loud, this one paiseh to let people know... just naik 2kg only :P
    It's lower than we thought cause we were moving around whole day... taking MTR, walking, buses... Wow! I walked a lot, a lot, a lot in HK.. equivalent to the month's of exercise I have in Penang :$:$

     
  12. Penang Tua Pui |

    J2Kfm,

    Hey, good that you'll be going to HK soon. Lots of food stuffs you gotta try there. Yes, Yes, the postings will keep coming :)

     
  13. Penang Tua Pui |

    New Kid on the Blog, 550ml jar of faith, CK Lam,

    It was my first trip there and i'm lucky because i brought a friend along who did a lot of research about HK before going there. She spent a marvelous effort finding the places to go. Upon touch down, we had a whole list of activities and food items we wanted to taste, without wasting time thinking how to go... My first and best trip to HK~!!

    It's really an interesting experience trying the food gourmet in HK. Heard so much about it all this while and felt so excited that I was actually there to try them out. And of course, it's an experience worth bring home to share with fellow readers~! :)

     
  14. Market Woo |

    Wah, i never been there before and i heard from my friend there is a lot of good food in Hong Kong but just imagination only.
    This round can see a lot of picture showing the good food in Hong Kong, so nice and hope I can plan one trip to there.

     
  15. Dido |

    O yes, I had been there before and I really like the Chau Tau Foo and l remember last time Penang Sungai Dua Pasar malam also have one but not good as Hong Kong one.
    After thinking also “lau nua” and some more cannot find one Chau Tau Foo in Penang. Any one of u know any Chau Tau Foo in Penang??

     
  16. buzzingbee |

    wahhhh eating spree, how nice!! But scared put on weight la if even have a chance to go. Hahaha.
    Looking forward to more postings of HK. :)

     
  17. Penang Tua Pui |

    Market Woo, buzzingbee

    it's a wonderful experience if you ever have the chance to go there. The culture and food have their similarities and differences with our local foods. Make a trip there and you'll know what we mean.

    As for putting on, well, not too worry if you take MTR and buses. Believe me, all the energy will be used up!!

     
  18. Penang Tua Pui |

    hi Dido,

    The Chau Tau Foo is indeed one the snacks that I remember till now. Even the smell and taste still fresh in the memory.. The stinkier the tau foo is, the tastier it is.... :p

    I'm not sure if there's any more Chau Tau Foo in Penang but you can try the one in Chai Leng Park, Restoran Toipark Village. It is not exactly Hong Kong's style Chau Tau Foo and not that stinky but more towards Taiwanese style... That's the closest we could find to satisfy our taste buds.

    any other inputs from readers?

     
  19. Dido |

    Thanks for the information from Tua Pui. I will go to try it since Hong Kong so far away hahahahha o btw I'm not sure i can find the Restaurant?

     
  20. Kelvin |

    Yam Yam, This tuapui very teruk lah make me so hungry and thinking travel to Hong Kong nia.
    Thinking what is the next u will come out.

     
  21. Penang Tua Pui |

    Dido,

    you can refer to this posting for more information:

    http://www.penangtuapui.com/2008/05/taiwanese-food-restoran-toipark-village.html

     
  22. gill gill |

    wah...never thought that Hong Kong also have lots of hawker delights...yum yum

     
  23. Leng Lui |

    don't really like the curry fishball as i found that the balls are quite hard... still prefer local 西刀 fish balls.... as for the chau tau foo, the smell really like longkang tersumbat...really need some courages to put it into ur mouth..haha... but i tried too....

     

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