Hong Kong is a gourmet paradise for food lovers. The Olympics are a brilliant opportunity for people visiting Hong Kong to satisfy their taste buds in the island.

Dining in Hong Kong

It is a great opportunity for people visiting Hong Kong to view the Olympic Equestrian event, to get a taste of the culinary delights of the island. It is a gourmet paradise for anyone fond of good dining. Like shopping in Hong Kong, dining here too is a unique blend of both luxurious restaurants and amazing enjoyable street food. Here you can satisfy your appetite by dining at upmarket luxury restaurants on one hand and friendly teahouses, dessert houses and street-side stalls on the other. The island will provide you with an exotic fusion of eastern and western flavors along with traditional dishes from mainland China and Hong Kong.

In Hong Kong you will find plenty of restaurants that specialize in Chinese food. Here you will get delicacies from various Chinese cuisines including Cantonese, Shanghainese, Szechwan, Hunan, Peking, Chinese vegetarian and Chiu Chow. Also easily accessible in the city are international flavors from France, Italy, Thailand, Korea, Japan and America among others. However it would be best to try your hands at the local flavors and Chinese mainland dishes. Hong Kong has more than nine thousand restaurants that offer almost all the cuisines under the sun. The island has several food districts, providing excellent dining experience at both luxurious restaurants located in top hotels and swanky malls and street food at kiosks along the roads and medium priced restaurants.

A visit to Hong Kong is not considered complete without experiencing 'Yum cha' (drinking tea), which is an integral part of Hong Kong's culinary culture. Yum cha is very popular with the people of Hong Kong. Having food at Hong Kong tea houses is one of the best ways to dine in the island. It is both affordable and mouth watering. At the tea-houses you will find maximum number of snack foods such as noodles, cakes and desserts. Also available here are wide range of Dim Sums from shiu mai (steamed minced pork and shrimp dumplings), chau siu bau (barbecued pork buns) and tsuen guen (deep fried spring rolls filled with chicken, mushrooms, bean sprouts, bamboo shoots) among others. Amongst famous local delicacies, bor law yau, a steaming hot sweet bun stuffed with melted butter is very popular. Other local hot favorites are daan tart, baked egg custard, wonton noodles and yau char gwai (deep-fried dough).