EP.1 Street Food Around The World in Taiwan – HONG KONG

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This is our NEW series featuring Street Food Around the World in Taiwan. We miss travelling and we know you do too, so we are bringing on some travel adventures in Taiwan! Taiwan is blessed with tons of authentic street food from other countries and today we are taking you on a street food tour with HONG KONG’s best street food.
We start our Cantonese street food tour at a traditional morning market that we heard was the general location for a man with a Cheong Fun stall. We didn’t know the address, we only knew that he was open on Fridays. He makes his Cheong fun by pouring rice flour onto a metal tray. He adds your toppings like shrimp, egg and lettuce and puts it into the steam tower. Once cooked, he scrapes it into messy rolls. So delicious! (130 NTD / USD $4.34)
An important part of Hong Kong’s food culture is brunch with tea, or “Yum Cha”. Gathering around a table with family and friends, sharing tea and eating dim sum is what Yum Cha is all about. At this authentic restaurant, the dim sum carts are constantly circulating with fresh and hot steam baskets. We ordered the classics: har gao, shui mai, meatballs, char siu bao, egg tarts and MORE! Total meal cost 616 NTD (USD $20.56).
Roasted meats hanging in windows dot the streets of Hong Kong and you can find that here in Taiwan too! We went to a shop that is frequented by taxi drivers and is famous for their signature 3 Treasure Meats dish. We ordered roast duck, BBQ pork, roast chicken, sausages and siu yuk chopped up before your eyes! It was served alongside rice, and seasonal vegetables. It wasn’t the best version of Cantonese roast meats. The price of the meal came to 150 NTD (USD $5.01).
Afternoon tea in Hong Kong was influenced by the British, which means local cafes or Cha Chaan Teng serving sweet teas and even sweeter desserts. There are many authentic Cha Chaan Teng in Taiwan as well! We visited a spot that was decked out in Hong Kong memorabilia, including street signs, pop culture posters and iconic brandings like Carnation, Ovaltine and more. We ordered the Pineapple Bun, French Toast, Lemon Tea and HK Milk Tea. The total cost was 255 NTD (USD $8.51).
We wanted to finish the crazy day of eating Hong Kong food in Taiwan with a traditional dessert. We visited a Hong Kong dessert chain and ordered a Walnut and Sesame paste soup. It’s served hot and is not too sweet. The flavours and textures are exactly like the one we had in Hong Kong last year! The bowl cost 105 NTD (USD $3.50).
Restaurant Info
Cheong Fun at Guangdong Rice Rolls (in Binjiang Market)
No. 6, Alley 2, Lane 410, Minzu East Road, Zhongshan District, Taipei
Yum Cha / Dim Sum at Brother Hotel Plum Blossom Room
No. 255, Section 3, Nanjing East Road, Songshan District, Taipei
Roasted Meats at 香港裕記燒臘
No. 170, Long Jiang Rd, Zhongshan District, Taipei
Afternoon Tea at Boji HK Style Restaurant
No. 8, Lane 70, Yanji Street, Da’an District, Taipei
Hong Kong Dessert at 佳佳甜品
No. 145-2, Section 1, Keelung Rd, Xinyi District, Taipei
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We’re Luke Martin and Sabrina Davidson, food lovers and world travellers! We make videos about local, authentic and unique foods from across the globe. We particularly like to sample street food across Asia. We are based in Taiwan where we frequent the best Taiwanese street food stops and create travel content to make finding food in Taiwan easier for YOU! Although we are based in Taiwan we travel the majority of the year around the world in search of the best food. We’ve filmed in Japan, The Philippines, Malaysia, Hong Kong, South Korea, Indonesia, India, Turkey, Lebanon, Palestine, The Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Greece, Sri Lanka, Canada and the list is still growing! Our mission is to create content that is entertaining, informative, honest and fun! We love what we do and we are always grateful for your support! Thank you and see you on the next episode!
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