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MongkokLast year one of the bloggers we most respect in Hong Kong – e_ting – kindly organised a Sham Shui Po food tour for Jen and took her on a trawl around some of the best places to eat in the district. I didn’t get to go on that but followed that trail myself at a later date and it, unsurprisingly, blew my mind. Especially the tofu fa. You can e_ting’s post .

Whilst in most countries you might pick a single destination restaurant for lunch, in Hong Kong that would be a bit of a waste. What you have to do is breathe deep, avoid eating for a couple of days, and then invade an area.

So when I managed to find some ridiculous excuse to visit Hong Kong last weekend I knew what to do before going, I emailed, and and asked them to come up with a food tour of an area I failed to visit enough when we lived in Hong Kong – Mongkok. And they delivered.

Wing Hap Lung

In case you want to recreate it you need to begin nice and early at 11:15am at Wing Hap Lung by Prince Edward MTR. The reason being is that this is the only time you are guaranteed to get a special cut of pork that sells out quickly. I’m not quite sure quite what cut it is but e_ting and Gary pointed at their flanks a few time so that might be it…

This place is most famous for being one of the few places in Hong Kong which still roasts their pork over a charcoal fire and is worth visiting for that alone. We chose a leaner cut of pork that was fairly different than the usual ‘fat overload’ cuts I am used to. A bit tougher to bite. With a touch of mustard it was great.

Kam Wah Cafe

Next up was Kam Wah Cafe that is primarily famous for its pineapple buns stuffed with all sorts of pork based filth and egg tarts.

As I was slightly nervous of how I was going to handle all the food I didn’t have a pineapple bun which I severely regretted after seeing how they are served; fresh, hot and with butter. However the egg tart and iced milk tea I had made me slightly cry at the thought I was only visiting Hong Kong for two days.

Knockbox Coffee

Knockbox Coffee used to be in Sheung Wan but has now located up to a far bigger and nicer shop in Mongkok.

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