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Where to eat super local food? Not dim sum and tourist food

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By Local November 28, 2019
Hong Kong

Where to eat super local food? Not dim sum and tourist food

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By e Local November 28, 2019

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Dear E,

I will recommended Kwai Chung Plaza (葵涌廣場). This is a amazing local shopping centre including fashion & many accessories mainly for ladies. Local food kiosks(stand) is located at 3/F, small local restaurants(with seating) also distributed anywhere around the plaza. Although it is away from downtown area, you just spend 30 mins by MTR from downtown area. Kwai Chung Plaza linked up with MTR Kwai Fong Station (葵芳站). I suggest you spend a whole afternoon there.

For the dinner, I recommended a food store(restaurant) with local atmosphere in North Point. Tung Po Kitchen(東寶小館) is located at 2/F of Java Road Municipal Services Building(渣華道市政大廈). There is a wet market below and restaurants on upper floor. It is just next to MTR North Point Station(北角站) and easy to access.
J
Local November 29, 2019
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Hi E, HK is a big melting pot, there are wide range of cross cultural food choices. The local food I believe is Cantonese food (close to 3/4 of the residents in HK are from Canton province, more than 1/7 are from Fukien province). So just walk into any small restaurant or fastfood style shops, you can have authentic local food! I would suggest Fried rice Yeungchow style, Fried noodle with beef (wet style-with sauce, and dry style-without sauce), in addition to all kinds of steamed seafood (fish, shrimps, lobsters, crabs etc.) There are specialty shops for chinese soup (both herbal and non herbal style), snake soup is good for winter season. If you prepare to spend more on food, then you can pick any chinese restaurants in the shopping malls such as Festival Walk, Elements, Olympic, IFC, Hollywood plaza, Popcorn, New Town Plaza, Yoho mall, etc. They won't let you down and you will never regret. Enjoy!
A
Local November 28, 2019
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Hi E, it depends on what kind of restaurant are you going, Dim sum is actually very local. My recommendation is you can go to the wet market and try those restaurants close by, there are many wet markets in HK in every district, usually, the restaurant around the wet markets are very local. Of course, those restaurants/food stalls around wet markets would not be big and decent and they do not have an English menu, but don’t worry, most people can communicate with simple English. Hope you will enjoy that
P
Local November 28, 2019
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Sai Ying Pun local area is where I lived. I ate mostly out in shopping centre’s food malls. I miss eating at the franchise cafe TOAST. Yum!!
Local November 28, 2019
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