Cheap Restaurants in Hong Kong

Expect all the classic cha chaan teng hallmarks: bitchy banter from the kitchen staff, no frills services, and attitude from the older waiters who scribble orders in coded scripts. Want your iced lemon tea served before your eggs? "No". The Australia Dairy Company is famed for making the best scrambled egges on toast in Hong Kong, with the super secret ingredient - well you'll have to taste it to find out. People queue up not because it is a cheap Hong Kong restaurant but because in local's humble opinion, their French toast is the best in all of southern China!

One of Hong Kong's hippest and trendiest Cha Chaan Teng, Tsui Wah offers good innovative food at cheap prices and regularly updates its menu. Its more successful culinary creations include fish essence soup and pork cartilage with noodles- succulent but not for the faint of heart. Also try the fish dumplings or the fish balls, as seafood is one of Tsui Wah's specialties. Other not to miss items include the aromatic Chinese style curries, Hainan chicken rice and the satay beef slices with noodles in soup.

Si Sun Fastfood is probably the most talked about underdog burger joint in Hong Kong not just because it is cheap but because the burgers have a homemade retro sentiment attached. The beef and onion mixed patties are extremely juicy and the double cheeseburger comes with a fried egg, its definitely a local pick for being an experience worth trying if you are keen on seeing the culture of queuing for a burger in Hong Kong.

Wing Lok Yuen is your best choice of Hong Kong style fast food if you are caught in rush hour lunch time in Central. This restaurant serves Singaporean fried noodles, chicken leg with rice topped with a quintessential Hong Kong flavoured onion sauce, iced lemon tea and portions are such a good value for money especially around Central that its hard to find. What makes Wing Lok Yuen a local pick is their double sausage hot dogs, its ridiculously difficult to find a place that will offer you homemade hot dog dressing let alone double sausage dogs.

Lan Fong Yuen is an old stalwart Dai Pai Dong in Hong Kong and lots of Hong Kong locals visit this small street stall for milk tea. Expats need not worry because their Chinese menu is accompanied by photos. Cheap food doesn't always been you have to compromise taste because the best part in Hong Kong is that cheap restaurants serve up the tastiest snacks such as the finger licking french toast, chicken and shallot instant noodles is very well known in Hong Kong. You can't miss their pork chop bun with special dressing.

In Zagat survey's top lists, Din Tai Fung was awarded most popular Chinese top restaurant as well as top worth visiting restaurant. Reasonable prices, delicious and consistent food and friendly service, you really can't do better if you're craving a dumpling hit! This Taiwanese joint makes the best value for money steamed pork dumplings. Expect queues during weekdays, queues during weekends and queues anytime of the day but if you do decide to wait then you can watch the chefs work making the dumplings at high speed through the glass windows. For such a cheap price you really see that everything is made fresh and that the restaurant has pride in displaying the workmanship that goes into their xiao long bao dumplings.

Tsim Chai Kee noodles on Wellington street are so cheap that it makes you wonder how they manage the joint so well to keep prices low. You can't visit Hong Kong without trying wonton noodle soup as well as the fish ball mince noodles or the beef noodles. For just HK$17 a bowl, Tsim Chai Kee is a Michelin Starred eatery for laymen, the shrimp wontons are the size of a ping pong balls so be sure to order vegetables with your noodles. They can either come with broth or with oyster sauce on the side.

When it comes to Honeymoon Dessert, this cheap Hong Kong dessert joint is the best place to sit down and chat with friends for the entire afternoon, the Mango Pomelo & Sago Sweet Soup with Ice-cream is by far the most popular Hong Kong dessert at Honeymoon. Locals might suggest that you try the Chinese Green Bean and Sweet Potato Soup, Sesame Soup and Thai Black Glutinous Rice, Walnut Soup and Almond Tea or just the mango pancake if you don't feel too adventurous.

If you are too rushed for time then go to Pret a Manger, they are mostly MTR subway shops that sell salads, sandwiches and wraps for quite a decent price. Its great if all you want to make the most out of sightseeing rather than sitting down for a meal. Reasonable prices, great fresh sandwiches with a slight Hong Kong twist and made to order wraps and baguettes that you know you can't go wrong with.

Paul Lafayet

Shop G23, G/F, K11, 18 Hanoi Road,
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Paul Lafayet

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