Stellar Street Eats

Hong Kong

It goes without saying that a good meal doesn’t always have to come from a fancy restaurant, a prime example being some of the finest dishes in Hong Kong taking form in the humblest of food stalls hiding in plain sight. These places aren’t just loved and known by locals, as they’re actually recognized by the Michelin Guide as well. Stroll around the city streets and check out a couple of spots worthy of a nod from the Michelin inspectors. You won’t have to go too far to find them—all you have to do is look around!

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Chin Sik

千色車仔麵

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Hong Kong, China • Recommendation • 

Get your fill of Hong Kong-style cart noodles at Chin Sik. Take your pick of toppings that range from the unusual pig skin, chicken feet, and pig intestines to the standard dumplings and fish balls. Narrow and tiny, the store houses a few tables and serves up bowls canteen-style, with a smorgasbord of ingredients laid out for you to choose from. A beloved fixture in the Hong Kong street food scene, Chin Sik is the place to be for hearty servings of tasty and filling noodles.

  • 49 Shiu Wo Street, Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong, China
    荃灣兆和街49號地下

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Mak Kee

麥記美

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Hong Kong, China • Recommendation • 

Mak Kee has also received one of the most prestigious plates in the culinary world from the Michelin Guide itself. A simple, unassuming booth with a Chinese only sign, it’s mostly famous for its pan-fried dumplings, fish balls, and Xiao Long Bao. Feel free to enjoy the savory treats on their own or have the servers douse them with their special spicy sauce. Look for a sidewalk table nearby to sit down, and try to not devour everything in just one sitting!

  • +852 2887 7851
  • Ground Floor, May Ka Mansion, 21-23 Fort Street, North Point, Hong Kong, China
    北角堡壘街21-23號美嘉洋樓地下

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Wing On

榮安小食

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Hong Kong, China • Recommendation • 

Wing On is a 50-year-old street food joint situated in Tsuen Wan where handmade noodles are topped with chicken wing tips and a spicy, curry-like sauce. While here, admire the photographs on display that showcase their noodle-making skills using bamboo tools. It’s pretty much a hole-in-the-wall, but it has become a Hong Kong institution over the years. Expect to dine alongside hungry locals—it’s all part of the experience!

  • Ground Floor, 24B Tai Ho Road, Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong, China
    荃灣大河道24號B地下

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Block 18 Doggie's Noodle

十八座狗仔粉

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Hong Kong, China • Recommendation • 

Located near Temple Street Night Market, Block 18 Doggie’s Noodle is the ideal place to fill your rumbling tummy after walking and shopping around Temple Street. Their signature “Doggie” Noodles, which resemble a dog’s tail (hence, the name) are made out of rice flour and are shorter and springier than the usual. Experiment with all sorts of flavors by adding chili to your broth, which comes with a sprinkling of salted radish, fried pork fat, and mushrooms. They’re open 24/7, so go ahead and join locals for some roadside dining no matter the time of the day!

  • Ground Floor, 27A Ning Po Street, Jordan, Hong Kong, China
    佐敦寧波街27A地下

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Keung Kee

強記美食

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Hong Kong, China • Recommendation • 

It may look like your regular food stall, but don’t sleep on Keung Kee just yet! A must-visit when in Wan Chai, it has lovingly captured the attention of the Michelin Guide inspectors with their sticky glutinous rice topped with Chinese sausages. For something a little lighter, their rice rolls and sweet soups are must-tries. No need to hang around the shopfront while you eat, as a tiny room behind it comes with a few tables enough to accommodate you and other famished friends.

  • Ground Floor, Chuang's Enterprises Building, 382 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, China
    灣仔駱克道382號莊士企業大廈地下

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Kelly's Cape Bop

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Hong Kong, China • Recommendation • 

Kelly’s Cape Bop gives you a slice of Korea in the middle of the bustling streets of Wan Chai. The Michelin Guide has taken notice of this humble eatery, all thanks to their cheap yet tasty Korean street food. Munch on yummy Korean fried chicken or Kimbap (Korean sushi rolls), but don’t miss out on the Tteokbokki (dok-boh-kee, meaning spicy rice cakes). Save some room for their Kimchi, too, as Kelly’s makes their very own!

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Tonkla Thai Snack

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Hong Kong, China • Recommendation • 

Experience the explosive flavors of Thai street food that awaits you in North Point's Tonkla Thai Snack. All dishes served here are guaranteed authentic, using only the freshest ingredients. The store doesn't have a huge seating capacity, but take away is available for those who can’t wait to try their affordable, delicious snacks.

  • +852 5242 2809
  • Shop D2, G/F, 72-78 Java Road, North Point, Hong Kong, North Point, Hong Kong

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Joyful Dessert House

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Hong Kong, China • Recommendation • 

A Michelin Guide-recommended spot popular among food enthusiasts, Joyful Dessert House is best known for their Lava Cake—a yummy dessert that comes in different flavors such as chocolate, matcha, purple sweet potato, and more. Visit them at Hak Po Street to savor their specialties for sweet, sweet satisfaction!

  • +852 2856 1886
  • Shop 2-3, G/F, Ngai Hing Mansion, 74 Hak Po St, Mong Kok, Hong Kong

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Fat boy (octopus in sauce)

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Hong Kong, China • Recommendation • 

Once you walk past Fat Boy, it's impossible to resist their Hong Kong-style eats. With ties to the famous Fei Jie stall in Mong Kok, this Michelin Guide-recommended shop is the perfect hole-in-the-wall for anyone who wants to grab a quick bite. From octopus to beef tongue, pork liver and turkey gizzard, everything is flavorful and delicious!

  • Workingport Commercial Building, 3 Hau Fook St, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

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Kee Tsui Cake Shop

奇趣餅家

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Hong Kong, China • Wishlist • 

Pastries will always be a significant part of Hong Kong's street food culture. In Fa Yuen Street, Kee Tsui Cake Shop has become a local favorite for its tasty rice cakes, egg tarts, and red bean cakes. The shop's sweet offerings are always served fresh guaranteed to impress you with every bite.

  • +852 2394 1727
  • Ground Floor, 135 Fa Yuen Street, Mong Kok, Hongkong
    旺角花園街135號地下

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