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Top 10 spicy dishes in Hong Kong – An explosion of flavours on the taste-buds

Hong Kong has a rich array of cuisines that sits well with a variety of palates. If you are keen on trying out their range of spicy dishes, below are a favourite few.


Dan Dan Noodles

Dan Dan Noodles

Full of taste-bud tingling spices the Dan Dan Noodles are a treat for anyone craving for some spicy local food in Hong Kong. The best part is if you like to amp up the spices even further just add some red pepper, dried shallots and chilli paste and the dish will become one fiery delight.


Sweet and Sour Pork

Sweet and Sour Pork

This dish is considered a favourite Hong Kong delicacy whether you are a local or a foreigner. Made using the traditional Chinese recipe the popularity of this dish has carried it all the way out of the country and into several take away outlets around the world.




Literally meaning crossed hands Wontons resembles dumplings and is consumed with clear soup coupled with a few deep-fried sides. The most famous Wontons in Hong Kong are the Sichuan style ones which are a very popular snack in Chengdu.


Roast Goose

Roast Goose

The goose in this dish is marinated in a combination of secret ingredients and roasted as a whole. It is consumed with the addition of plum sauce which makes it all the more delicious.


Wind Sand Chicken

Wind Sand Chicken

The Wind Sand Chicken is actually basic roast chicken but what makes it unique is the garlic pieces which are added. Although well roasted on the outside inside it is soft and tender.


Shrimp and Chicken Balls

Shrimp and Chicken Balls

This is a combination of shrimp and chicken which are cut up, combined and fried coated with breadcrumbs. For serving salad sauce is used. A royal treat that is often served at weddings, you may find this delicacy at one of the Tsim Sha Tsui restaurants buffet. There are many options you can choose from and if you are staying at Park Hotel Hong Kong you may find yourself lucky.


Steamed Shrimp Dumplings

This steamed delicacy is created by wrapping a combination of shrimp dumplings and pork in a translucent paper. Its shiny appearance makes it look as good as it tastes.


Fish Balls

For some authentic Hong Kong street food fish balls is something you definitely must try. Made out of fried fish meat this snack is best eaten with a spicy or sweet sauce.


Phoenix Talons

There is no phoenix miraculously being used here rather it is chicken because in the local culture the Phoenix is meant to represent the chicken. The feet of chicken is mixed with spices, fried and then steamed on a bamboo steamer. The process makes the feet very soft and you can even chew the bones.


Spicy crabs

This is the ultimate spicy dish in Hong Kong which although is simple is a real treat on the taste buds. Try it with some mussels, scallops and seafood soup and you will have a delicacy that you cannot get enough of.

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