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).
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.