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Best cheap places to eat in Hong Kong

posted by Daphne September 5, 2016
Kam Wah Cafe | Daily Delicious Eats

It’s easy to find good food in Hong Kong for cheap. Though food is even less expensive in Taiwan and many other Asian countries, it’s still affordable enough that many busy locals dine out every day. Here are a few places where you can get an inexpensive, yet amazing meal!

Tim Ho Wan

Tim Ho Wan is a Michelin-starred dim sum restaurant that was once the cheapest one in the world. For about 60 HKD (less than 8 USD) per person you can leave the restaurant absolutely stuffed with excellent dim sum. One dish stands out in particular: their signature BBQ pork buns. They’re crispy, soft, light and sweet. You can’t go to Tim Ho Wan without ordering way too many of these buns.

Try to go outside the busy hours to prevent waiting time. There are several branches in Hong Kong, one of which is in Sham Shui Po. It’s a 7 minute walk from Prince Edward MTR Station exit C.

G/F, 9-11 Fuk Wing Street, Sham Shui Po.

Kam Wah Cafe

Kam Wah Cafe is a great place to have breakfast, though they’re open for lunch and dinner as well. They’re famous for having the best pineapple buns in Hong Kong. They’re soft, white buns with a crispy sweet layer on top with a pattern that resembles a pineapple – no actual pineapple is involved. Many locals like to eat the bun with a thick slab of butter, and it’s a must-try accompanied by a cup of Hong Kong milk tea. A breakfast like this will set you back about 30 HKD. And if you buy the buns for take-away, they’re only 6 HKD!

Kam Wah Cafe is a 3 minute walk from Prince Edward MTR Station exit B2.

47 Bute St, Prince Edward.

Joy Hing Roasted Meat

Joy Hing is a tiny restaurant in Wan Chai, Hong Kong Island. This one is for the meatlovers out there: you can get a plate of rice with the most succulent char siu, crispy pork belly, roast goose and other traditional Hong Kong roasted meats for less than 40 HKD.

Joy Hing is a 5 minute walk from Wan Chai MTR Station exit A4.

Chong Hing Building, 265-267 Hennessy Rd, Wan Chai.

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