Street Snacks @ Dundas Street, Mongkok, Hong Kong

 

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Street snacks seem to grace every corner of Hong Kong. Just keep a hungry eye open and you can find all kinds of snacks only metres away from roaring traffic and cars exhaust fumes. Day or night, most snack stalls are filled with throngs of people.

With plenty of choices available, it was really hard for us to refrain from eating between meals. We reckon that the best street for snacking has to be Dundas Street at Mongkok, with three must try stalls. Please refer to the map labeled number 1 to 3. No. 4 is where you could find some very delicious fish belly porridge while No.5 is a very popular dim sum place. Will post about that later!

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1 貢茶 Gong Cha

A very popular milk tea stall at Dundas Street, hence we were asked to take a number and wait for our turn. Everyone is crazy about their best seller – 奶蓋系列 milk foam series, where a layer of milk foam is added onto the tea.

We love Gong Cha for the options given; one can choose the level of sweetness and amount of ice desired. We ordered 奶蓋綠茶 green tea with milk foam and bubbles – 50% sugar and less ice (HKD 14).

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We got our drinks 15 minutes later. There is this guideline on the best ways to devour your cup of milk tea printed on the cover. 1. Open the cover, take a sip, and allow the milk foam and tea to glide down your throat. 2. Insert the straw and take a sip of the aromatic tea 3. Slowly stir in the milk and enjoy the different layers of flavor.

Our verdict? The milk foam is smooth and slightly savory while the tea is light and aromatic but dignified with a strong flavor. Give it a good stir and let it unfolds in different layers of flavor.

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2. 肥姐小食店 Fei Jie Snacks Shop

Few steps away from Gong Cha is Fei Jie Snacks Shop, well known for their braised items. We had the 大墨魚 big squids and 大生腸 big pork intestines (HKD10 each), highly recommended by the forumers in openrice.com.

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大墨魚 (big) squids

The braised items like pig’s intestines, pig’s stomach, chicken’s liver and squids were laid on a bed of ice to make it crunchy to the bite. In fact it was so crunchy that you can hear the crackly bite! After long hours of braising in their secret recipe gravy, the end result is very flavorful too. Drizzled with mustards and sweet sauce, it gave the braised items a different delicious taste. We just love it to every bit!

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大生腸 (big) pork intestines

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3. 萬家燒餅皇 Man Ka King of Sao Bing (Chinese Bread)

Sao Bing is a traditional Chinese bread, flaky, layered, with assorted fillings inside. As usual, we went for the highly recommended 武大郎 Wu Da Lang, sao bing with minced pork filling.

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For HKD10, it was huge! The bread was pillowy soft and  the minced pork filling was oozing with juice as we took a bite. This left us comforted – warm bread on a cold night.

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