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5 must eat food dishes in Hong Kong – Tantalize your taste buds Chinese style

The local food in Hong Kong is for many visitors a treat to savour. With a myriad of dishes to call their own, there is plenty to sample and fall in love with. Here are a few of the favourite names


Sweet and Sour Pork

Eastern Cuisine is known above all for its fusion of flavours. The Sweet and Sour Pork is one of those dishes that flaunt this feature. A treat for the taste-buds this dish is without a doubt a favourite among both locals and foreigners alike. In fact, this dish is so popular that you can find it in pretty much any take away Chinese menu. The sweet and sour pork is prepared by combining pork ribs or tenderloin with a one of a kind orange sauce which is then cooked in low flame. Both the sweet and the sour flavours are equally dominant resulting in a dish that stands true to its name.



Wontons are a favourite among Chinese food lovers from all corners of the globe. In fact this is something you will find pretty much anywhere in the world; after all, there is hardly any country out there that knows nothing of Chinese food. The literal translation of Wonton has crossed hands the and that is precisely what this dish looks like. Wontons are actually like dumplings and it is consumed with a clear soup coupled with a few deep-fried sides. China being a huge country produces several types of Wontons, but the most popular of them all is the Sichuan style ones which are a well-known snack in Chengdu.


Roast Goose

If there is one thing special about Chinese food, it is that meat of all types is welcome. This includes goose as well which is in fact even considered a delicacy. Roasted goose looks and tastes even better and for a feast there really is no better dish. For the Cantonese roast goose is a favourite for any special occasion. To prepare this dish the goose is first cleaned thoroughly and marinated as a whole with a blend of the ingredient. While being served pieces of goose are cut up and then dipped in a special plum sauce. Although roast goose seems rather simple for anyone to prepare, it will never match up to the Cantonese version of it. This is because the Cantonese use a special variety of goose that is only found in their locality. Steamed Shrimp



Dumplings are big in Hong Kong and when shrimp is added into this, it tastes even better. This steamed delicacy is created by wrapping a combination of shrimp dumplings and pork in the translucent paper, which actually shines when it is being served. No matter where you are you can always visit restaurants where dumplings are served. Even if you are staying at the Murray Hong Kong there are several restaurants in Central Hong Kong where you can try dumplings or any other local treat.


Shrimp and Chicken Balls

It has both shrimp as well as a chicken this dish and the combination is a delightfully meaty treat. Fit for royalty this snack is commonly served as a starter at grand weddings. The shrimp and the chicken are well mixed, coated in bread crumbs and then deep fried. While serving a special salad sauce accompanies this fried treat.

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