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Savvy Souvenirs: Top Five HK Food To Bring Home

by: Abegaile Legaspi
18 Jul 2019

There’s no question that Hong Kong is a foodie’s paradise. From traditional classic flavours to culinary fusion even downright exotic palate, this city has got it all! So, what better way to surprise your loved ones back home with souvenirs that has a touch of authentic Hong Kong.

Lemon Kee (Lemon King)

Long live the Lemon King! A true rags-to-riches tale that started from humble beginnings to a global sensation. What better way to get the real taste of Hong Kong than gifting some preserved lemon and liquorice snacks fit for royalty (for a fraction of the price!) For health nuts, it’s crafted with healthier ingredients making it the perfect guilt-free snack.

WOM Tip: Look out for the owner’s (Tong Kan-pui) picture to make sure you’re buying the real thing.

 

Dried Seafood

From dough to dried seafood real quick. It doesn’t get any more authentic than this. Des Voeux Road West’s hidden gem and dubbed as the “Dried Seafood Street” is where you’ll find a wide array of dried goods like different kinds of fish, squid, oysters and so much more. Gifting dried fish is a little out-of-the-box but don’t knock it until you try it. Just make sure to wrap it properly to avoid your luggage from smelling fishy.

 

Freshly Fried Fish Skin

If dried seafood’s not really your thing, why not take a dive onto some fried ones. Hailing from Singaporean roots that have quickly captured the hearts of Hong Kongers. Quickly catching onto the worldwide obsession that is packaged fish skin, shops have been popping up left and right. You can find authentic ones at wet markets like Ap Lei Chau Market and Cooked Food Market and North Point Market neatly packaged in transparent bags (very travel-friendly!)

 

Kong Chai Kee Homemade Chilli Oil

If there’s one thing Hong Kongers love on their food, it’s spice. Bring on the heat with the infamous chilli oil made fresh and in-house. While you’re at it, check out Kong Chai Kee noodle shop in Causeway Bay. Best paired with their noodles, add a spoonful of the chilli spice and everything nice. Be warned, it’s not for the faint-hearted. 

WOM Tip: It’s fragile so pack with extreme caution!

 

Bee Cheng Hiang

A taste of Singapore at the comfort of our own #HomeKong. Asia’s favourite bakkwa joint can be found right here in the 852. Located all over the city, there’s no need to search far and wide for your sudden jerky cravings to be satisfied. Make no mistake, this is no ordinary jerky as it’s made with all-natural ingredients (no MSG, preservatives and artificial additives!) No time to scout? There’s one right at the airport for some last-minute souvenir shopping!

 

MingCha Loose Tea Leaves

Last but certainly not least, let loose with some fresh tea. Nothing says authentic than Ming Cha’s tea, highly renowned for its premium Chinese Tea. With two decades of expertise in the tea industry, it’s easily the best. MingCha also does its part to help the environment by using unique and eco-friendly packaging. Good for the taste buds, and Mother Earth; the perfect combo!

 

Header Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash

Lemon King

Address   G/F 18 Wing Kut Street, Sheung Wan