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Eight Interesting Hong Kong Craft Beer

You know where to find craft beer in Hong Kong, but did you know about the interesting flavors with which Hong Kong’s local brewers have blessed our city? We have rounded up some of the most unique beers the Hong Kong craft beer scene has to offer in this list. All our selections are brewed in Hong Kong, by breweries started right here in the 852. 1.   Sugarcane Stout from Mak’s Brewery Founded in 2014 by three young Hong Kongers, Mak’s Brewery prides themselves on using locally grown ingredients in creating their Hong Kong craft beer. We find their unique Sugarcane Stout to almost taste like an IPA. It is hoppy, with aromas of deeply roasted malt, burnt caramel, ...

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Chinese New Year’s Eve Dinner (Tuen Neen Fan)

Imagine plates teeming with food and completely covering the dining table, small children running around the tiny, cramped apartment, adults huddled around the television, trying to block out the piercing voices of their sugar-high children– these are the essentials that make up a Chinese New Year’s Eve dinner. Also known as Tuen Neen Fan (團年飯) or reunion dinner, this feast is eaten the night before the first day of the Chinese New Year, and is when the entire family gathers to conclude the year together before a new beginning. The Chinese New Year’s Eve dinner plays a significant role in Chinese culture, and is one of the traditional events Chinese communities worldwide look forward to most. Besides chicken, fish, and ...

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19 Must-eat Foods in Hong Kong

One of the best cities in Asia for foodies, Hong Kong offers a crazy 15,000 restaurants and has the highest density of restaurants in the world. The city’s cuisine is mostly Cantonese-based, but offers glimpses of its colonial past with its East-meets-West offerings. Check out our list of the 19 must-eat foods in Hong Kong. 1. Pineapple Buns Kicking off this list, we have the quintessential Hong Kong classic. Mostly served in bakeries and cha chaan tengs, the pineapple bun is a soft, fluffy roll blanketed in a crumbly, sweet craquelin-esque top. Sink your teeth into one and you will be greeted with a glorious medley of textures– think crunchy bursts of lightly caramelized sugar crust between bites of warm, ...

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Five Favorite Chinese New Year Pudding

Chinese New Year is only two days away and many of us Foodies have already hand made or stocked up on our Chinese New Year Pudding. Along with the tradition of wearing new clothes to symbolize a new start and fresh hopes for the coming year, we also look forward to eating some yummy traditional Chinese New Year food. Several of the favorite Chinese New Year dishes are puddings or cakes of some kind, since the Cantonese word for “cake” has a similar pronunciation as the word “high” and is symbolic of prosperity and “rising” fortunes. Most westerners anticipate sweet and sticky confections when they hear the word cake or pudding, so it will come as a bit of a ...

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Where to Eat in Wong Chuk Hang

Wong Chuk Hang, once an industrial center of Hong Kong, has been morphing into a creative and foodie hub in recent years. Good eats in this south side neighborhood are made even more accessible now that it finally gets connected to the MTR South Island Line which finally opened today. Let’s take a look at three of our favorite places to eat in Wong Chuk Hang. 1. Cuore Private Chef If you are looking for a unique and exclusive private kitchen experience in Hong Kong, look no further than Cuore. Originally from Milan, Andrea Oschetti quit his corporate job to pursue his many passions, one of which is serving up great, authentic Italian food in his unique and homey private loft ...

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Four Hong Kong Winter Dishes to Fight the Cold Weather

Brrrrr…. Winter has hit Hong Kong! The mercury is dropping fast and weather condition is expected to stay chilly in the coming week. With temperature falling, what are the top dishes to try in Hong Kong to keep ourselves warm? Hong Kong Foodie shares our four favorite Hong Kong winter dishes. 1. Hot Pot If you are like me and prefer steaming hot food, hot pot is a great way to ensure everything still has steam on your plate or bowl in this weather. Dip fresh seafood like prawns and scallops or wagyu beef and fresh chicken in a soup base like hot and spicy broth, it will surely warm your body up. What’s even better is you could mix your ...

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Central Graham Street Market – March 2015

If you’ve been on our Central & Sheung Wan Foodie Tour from March 2012 to March 2014, you would probably remember this sign. 31st March, 2015 was the last day of business of this 70-year-old noodle shop in the Graham Street Market due to urban redevelopment. All revenue on the last two days of business was donated to charity. We hope this noodle shop will be able to find a new location and reopen soon.

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Reunion Dinner to Wrap Up the Year of the Horse

The Year of the Horse has quickly flown by. As we wrap up another fruitful year, we take time to celebrate with our families. On Chinese New Year’s Eve, it is our tradition to gather together with our family members to feast on a big Reunion Dinner or Tuen Neen Fan (團年飯). This year, our menu included items not typically served as a Chinese Year-End dinner. Hong Kong Foodie thought we would share with our Foodie Friends our sumptuous dinner in order to make you salivate! To start, we tasted some vegetarian “goose” as appetizer (see photo above).  A great vegetarian option, mushroom and other veggie fillings are wrapped with this bean curd sheet and fried. Dip this in some ...

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Hong Kong Dessert — Mango “Hor Fun”

There are lots of different types of Hong Kong desserts. In the hot summer months, one of the preferred desserts for us locals is “leung fun”.  Sometimes called “grass jelly”, “leung fun” is like a jello. Often, it is cut into little cubes and served with syrup or fruit. Today, we tried one of the popular Hong Kong desserts — Mango Hor Fun.  Hor Fun typically refers to a wide Chinese noodle similar to fettuccine but here, it is a type of leung fun (or grass jelly) shaped like hor fun.  It is very smooth in texture.  By itself, it doesn’t have much taste but when served cold with fruits such as mangoes, it is sweet and very refreshing, especially on ...

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Quintessential Hong Kong meal — roast goose lai fun

For those of you who have been to our Central & Sheung Wan Foodie Tour, you know how much Hong Kong people love roast meat. One of our favorites is roast goose, especially when it’s served with a bowl of delicious lai fun (somewhat like fat spaghetti) with soup. Geese are quite meaty and more fatty than duck. The ones roasted to perfection have a slightly crispy skin which usually has a thin layer of fat underneath but the meat is still moist and tender, retaining most of its flavors. Avoid overcooked geese as they could be very tough! As you bite into a piece of perfectly done roast goose, the fat from the crispy skin melts in your mouth together with the ...

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