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Updated by Lavinia Woolf on Jul 22, 2014
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Best Hong Kong food to eat – food aficionado’s guide

Walk into Cosmo Hotel Hong Kong, a 4-star Hotel Hong Kong, you would find a wide variety of traditional Chinese cuisines to satisfy your taste buds. Have a look at the following time-honored cuisines.

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Beef brisket

Beef brisket

Beef brisket has different varieties based on countries such as Britain, Korea, Thailand and New Zealand. In Hong Kong beef brisket comes along with noodles in soup or some curry. Chefs in Hong Kong take time to stew and make use of spice to cook it under low heat until the flesh becomes tender. Brisket is mostly made out of the breast or lower chest of beef.

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Snake soup

Snake soup

Snake soup holds reputation not only as a famous Chinese dish, but also as one of the healthiest cuisines. Only a few Hong Kongers possess skill to prepare snake soup in its own unique way. The Cantonese places much faith on Snake Soup for its power to keep poor health at bay. Its fame could be traced as far back as 2000 years ago. It used to symbolize wealth and bravery of the ancient Chinese. The industry however faces a challenge as the number of snake soup experts is going down. Only a few would enter the industry, on the other hand, as it involves a great risk having to deal with poisonous snakes. At Cosmo Hotel Hong Kong, the diners will be in for a memorable snake soup experience.

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Egg tart

Egg tart

In Hong Kong egg tart comes in two styles: crumbly crust and flaky puff pastry. Both these are layered with a thick custard. This cuisine is much more different than what you commonly find in Britain: it is less creamier and contains more egg.

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Hot pot

Hot pot

Hong Kongers need Hot Pot mostly during the winter season. Apparently, it stands as a social event since it unites families into warmth. Diners will have a memorable experience with Hot Pot especially owing to its rich colourful mixture in broth, which contains crab and tomato along with egg. An average hot pot would contain meat, leafy vegetables, muschrooms, dumplings and seafood. Ingredients are dumped into the soup bowl while it is being boiled. Historically speaking, Hot Pot has a 1000-year history in China. Earlier, it is recorded that, the meats used for the Pot were mostly mutton or horse.

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Egg waffles

Egg waffles

Also known as eggette, egg waffles are made of eggs, sugar, flour and evaporated milk. In Cantonese egg waffles are known as gai daan jai, while to the general audience it is Hong Kong cakes. Egg waffles are generally eaten plain, though you could have some strawberry or any other flavour to make it yummier. Although originated in Hong Kong egg waffles do not have a proper genesis record.

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Eel claypot

Eel claypot

If you look for a homey meal, then you should be looking out for eel claypot. Although this is somewhat a new experience, a diner should never give it a miss.

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Hong Kong style French toast

Hong Kong style French toast

Tired of a busy day, you could well imagine a sizzling French toast in Hong Kong style. The toast is made of peanut butter first and then soaked in egg batter. It is further fried in butter, which raises health concerns. Too much of this toast would not be an healthy option, although a soft piece would make up for a tired day.

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Pineapple bun

Pineapple bun

Odd it may sound, but pineapple bun is an instrumental cuisine in Hong Kong's baking history. Served in various parts of the country, it is a sugary pastry which is ideal to taste along with a warm cup of tea. Pineapple bun is the literal translation of Cantonese boh loh baau.