Hong Kong has a world of exquisite, mouth-watering international dining options. Enjoy five-star haute cuisine, fast-food, snacks or casual family-style meals in some of Hong Kong's Eastern and Western restaurants. Thai, Vietnamese, Indian, Indonesian, Malaysian and Filipino restaurants make for a pleasant change from Chinese food, as do Japanese sushi bars and fine restaurants. The Western culinary traditions are well represented with American, French, Italian, Mediterranean and other cuisines for those with a penchant for western food or Mexican makes for a spicy alternative.
Hong Kong is best known for Chinese menu, especially Cantonese cuisine. Cantonese people give much attention to the freshness of their food. This cooking is lighter to some extent than most regional Chinese cuisine. Preparation methods usually involve stir-frying in shallow water or oil in a wok. Flavors and nutrition of the food is preserved as cooking time is short. Much oil is not consumed for steaming vegetable and fish. Ingredients like ginger, garlic, onion, vinegar, and sugar are used for preparing sauces.
To find authentic Indian cuisine is not tough in Hong Kong. Restaurants serving dishes like 'tanduri chicken' and 'naan' abound in the island. Recipe in these restaurants is affordable and satisfying. A conventional method of Indian cooking is the roasting of meats and poultry in an oven, which is made of clay. Indians are fond of savoring the food cooked in Tandoori style and Hong Kong fulfils their need. All other popular varieties of Indian food are also available in Hong Kong.
Southeast Asian Food
Cuisine connected to Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, and Singapore is known as Southeast Asian food. Flavor of all Southeast Asian foods is to less or more extent similar. There are minor differences in the spices and the way they are used. People from this region are present in Hong Kong in good numbers and this reflects in the popularity of Southeast Asian food.
Western food is particularly popular in the young generation of Hong Kong. A large number of restaurants serve mouth-watering Western cuisine to customers. Fast food chains are abundant in Hong Kong. Brands like McDonald's and Burger King are present in every corner of Hong Kong. These fast food chains are specially patronized by office-goers, who can get a quick and filling diet at lunch time here.
Visitors can savor varieties of hawker food along the streets and night markets. Popular dishes sold by these hawkers are wanton noodle, beef noodle, soy bean curd and fish balls on sticks.
Local must-try dishes are dim sum and fresh seafood.