My favorite food in Hong Kong

It's been close to 2 months since I've been in Hong Kong. I still can't really read the whole Chinese menu, not even close. It is still a challenge going out to eat at local places without any pictures on the menu. Once in a while, I'll just pick a random number off of their specials and see what comes out. It's pretty embarrassing knowing how to speak the language without any accents, but not able to read and write. This is pretty much how the conversation goes with the waiters:

Waiter: What do you want?
Me: uh this. ( I point the dish I want on the menu)
Waiter: What is that?
Me: uhh this one and this one and this too. (I lift up the menu closer to them. I point and move  my finger along the names of the dish.)
Waiter: ( He/she say the names of the dish. This is when they give me this look and thinks I am a dummy.)
Me: Yes.
Waiter: Any drinks?
Me: Hot milk tea

Anything beyond that would be too difficult for me. It's always hot milk tea or Iced lemon tea because those are the only two drinks I know how to say in Canto.

Anyways, these are some of my favorite local food in Hong Kong or/and the only dishes I know how to say in Cantonese.

Hot milk, the drink that makes me stay up until 4am every night....and Iced lemon tea for a hot summer day. 

BBQ pork with rice. About $4usd. 

Baked pork chops with rice. Close to almost $7usd. 

Soy bean milk, rice noodles in peanut and sweet sauce, beef congee, and carrots. All this for about $6usd. 

Afternoon tea snack. Hong Kong french toast. $2.50usd. Yes, that is a big chunk of butter. 

Lobster with cheese? I went out with a friend to go eat this. I wouldn't know how to order this. I wouldn't have ordered it anyway because it's way out of my budget. Damn delicious though.

Wongtons noodle soup and Buns with custard inside. Pretty much the same as a Boston cream donut. 


One of my childhood fav. Egg tart. It's more of a Portugal cuisine, but HK made it its own. $.30usd.


  1. You were pretty good when we got lunch last time!

    .......Wait, did I order for you? Kiddddddding.

    1. Now that I know how well you can read, you can order for me next time.


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