Known as the most colourful city in Asia, Hong Kong is one of the most visited tourist destinations in the world. Considered a melting pot of different Asian cultures, the city is particularly famous for its street food. In fact, celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain considers it the best city for street food in the world. Although the city has many Michelin star restaurants offering great food, if you want to enjoy the real Hong Kong you have to try its street food. So prepare yourself for some spectacular treats, heavenly aromas and big crowds because we have listed some of the best places to have street food in Hong Kong.

Mong Kok

One of the liveliest and dense neighbourhoods of Hong Kong, Mong Kok is full of food stalls that serve authentic cuisine of Hong Kong. A great place to have curried fish balls and famed wonton noodles, Mong Kok is a great spot to treat your taste buds. Looking for some exotic fruit desserts? Head to ‘Hui Lau Shan’ which is a food chain famous for its desserts.

Temple Street Night Market

Brace yourself for open-air restaurants, and be ready to share your table with total strangers at the Temple Street. Particularly famous for Tsing Tao Beers and seafood, Temple Street is always buzzing with locals and tourists so you might have to wait for your food. You’ll also find many fortune tellers and apparel stores across the street, and if you are lucky you might also catch open-air opera performances.

Hau Fook Street

One of the few places where you can enjoy everything, from Japanese and Taiwanese to Thai and Vietnamese cuisines, Hau Fook Street is certainly a treat for the foodies. Try the red barbeque pork or even better, go for the delicious dim sums, the choice is yours. After the main course, do try the bubble tea which is a milky drink stuffed with sweetened tapioca – it’s different and it’s refreshing.

Remember, the best way to know whether a food stall is good or not is by seeing how many locals are actually eating there – more the crowd, better the food joint is.

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