Fa Yuen Street’s market is known for its fresh fruits, cheap home accessories and affordable and trendy clothes. But did you know that there are also plenty of delicious street snacks that can fuel you along the way? Follow this checklist we’ve put together and happy eating your way around Prince Edward!
Apart from their famous homemade nougats (they make great souvenirs), Cherikoff’s traditional butter cookies have also been enjoyed by children and adults alike for decades. These buttery, crispy treats are great to keep in your bag as snacks, and they come in quite a few flavours including chocolate, red berries, and nuts.
Shop 29, G/F, United Plaza, 760 Nathan Road, Mong Kok, 2381-8195.
Don’t be fooled by the nonsensical name: this store is so much more than just another bubble tea spot. Right next to the always-crowded street snack stores at the corner of Tung Choi Street and Mongkok Road, Royaltea serves up the rare Malatang, a tongue-numbing broth with ingredients like white radish, tofu rolls and pork skin soaking up all the flavors. The handmade beef balls are a must.
124A-124B Tung Choi Street, Mong Kok.
When it comes to iconic Hong Kong street food, it’s hard to beat the nostalgic stinky tofu. Delicious Food is now one of the few remaining places that dare to serve this love-it-or-hate-it snack, along with another snack that is an acquired taste — deep-fried pig intestines. Back to the tofu: for just $10 a piece, you can bite into Old Hong Kong, in the form of a crispy golden exterior with soft and fragrant soy-based goodness within. Don’t forget the sauces.
Shop 10, G/F, 30-32 Nullah Road, Prince Edward, 2142-7468.
More and more so, summer days in Hong Kong are getting unbearably hot. Of course, there’s no better way to replenish your electrolytes with a cool and sweet coconut opened upon order. There are several of these fresh fruit stalls along the street. Best part? It only costs $15!
Along Fa Yuen Street.
Silky tofu pudding is great for all types of weather because it can be served hot or cold, but One To Fa takes it to the next level with several sauce flavors. The traditional addition of ginger syrup is wonderful, but if you’re looking for an adventure, opt for soy sauce or red bean. If you’re feeling peckish, its rice rolls made with goose oil also attract crowds.
G/F, 80 Bute Street, 3956-9422.
This always-crowded cake shop has been providing traditional Chinese baked goods to locals for decades, and has most recently won the Michelin Street Food title for both 2016 and 2017. Perfect for snacking or treating visiting friends, must-haves include the crispy and savory Phoenix cookies (雞仔餅), salted egg grackers (鹹蛋散), and sweet glutinous cakes with red bean fillings (紅豆燒餅).
G/F, 135 Fa Yuen Street, 2394-1727.
Snatching two year’s worth of the Michelin Street Food award warrants the popularity of both Three Potatoes’ Mong Kok and Tsim Sha Tsui branches. Specializing everything potato, you’ll find all kinds of sinful and social media-worthy treats made to order. Some of the signatures include twice-baked cheese and onion potato; fried onion and bacon hash brown; and baked potato with sour cream and cheese.
30 Nullah Road & Tung Choi Street, Mong Kok.