Author: Angela Chong

Angela studied Culinary Art & Food Service Management and had lived in the United States for several years. She has traveled to several countries and experienced their unique cultures of food and life. Having grown up with a passion for food she seeks to try any specialty food wherever she goes. You can learn more about her journey on her website.

Dai dai dongs are a classic roadside dining scene of Hong Kong food culture that offer quality Cantonese and Chiu Chow cuisines with affordable pricing. They started in the 1950s and are still among the local favorite dining options after decades. The cultural legacy of serving quality food in the casual outdoor setting of folding tables and chairs has become special memories for locals. Fewer dai pai dongs exist nowadays with government licensing difficulties, but still, there are several across the New Territories, Kowloon, and Hong Kong Island. Black pepper beef & potatoes (黑椒薯仔牛柳粒) Black pepper beef and potatoes (©…

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Hong Kong has lots of traditional desserts that are loved by all. Most desserts are created with natural ingredients and great food alternatives to stay healthy while satisfying the sweet tooth. Hong Kong desserts come in the form of soup, puddings, jellies, and cakes.  Grass jelly 涼粉/仙草 Grass jelly (© 陳克弦  via Flickr) Grass jelly is a Chinese herb jelly commonly seen in East Asia. The main ingredient for grass jelly is the herb named platostoma palustre. It uses the herbs that are pre-soaked in water for hours, cooked then uses its liquid to combine with rice flour and cornstarch…

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Hong Kong movies had their prime in the 1980s and 90s. The movies produced during this time made Hong Kong well-known for movie production throughout Asia. These films are a great representation of nostalgia and a quick glimpse into the past. These classic Hong Kong movies you can catch by streaming on Netflix. It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad World (富貴逼人) 1987 © South China Morning Post This film depicts Hong Kong living in the 80s and 90s through the story of a couple as a grassroots family. When Mrs. Biu wins the lottery, the family who lives in government-sponsored housing…

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If you are thinking of finding new skills while getting to understand Hong Kong culture through a local lens, you can find a variety of workshops across the city. These workshops include baking your own Hong Kong-style pastries, mahjong, Tai Chi martial arts, and other various Chinese cultural activities. As opposed to recurring classes, workshops are usually a one-time learning experience where you get the opportunity of hands-on experience and guidance to practice a particular skill. Here are eight workshops where you can deep-dive into Hong Kong’s cultural traditions and embrace your inner child’s passion to express your creativity. Chinese…

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Hong Kong is well-known for its savoury and diverse cuisine. The city is home to numerous luxury restaurants as well as to some of the best street food in Asia. Today, we have explored eight must-try Michelin Bib Gourmand restaurants that capture Cantonese cuisine to the fullest. They are known to have high-quality food, a total of three-course meals at a reasonable price, and a close to Michelin experience. What is Michelin Bib Gourmand? The name Bib Gourmand came from the Michelin company’s nickname for their mascot “The Michelin Man”, who is officially known as Bibendum. This Bib Gourmand guide…

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