29 Apr Hong Kong Street Food
Street food has been an essential part of Hong Kong’s history long before it became Asia’s financial capital. Early in the 19th century, small food stalls began to appear and quickly gained popularity for serving affordable meals to low-income workers. Around 1945, the government began issuing licenses an attempt to regulate the street food scene in the city. The street food stalls came to be known as “Dai Pai Dong” or big license stalls.
Dai Pai Dongs continued to grow in popularity and eventually, many street vendors gathered together in local markets instead of selling food individually. Over the years, Dai Pai Dongs faced the wrath of government regulations, and a recent food truck scheme by the government threatens to replace them completely. And yet, Dai Pai Dongs persist, thanks to the special place they hold in the heart of locals. It is, therefore, no surprise that to truly experience Hong Kong, you must explore the one thing that defines Hong Kong: its street food.
While identifying individual Dai Pai Dongs is a daunting task, there are some areas which feature a collection of local stalls. Graham street in Central, Fa Yuen Street, and Sai Yeung Choi Street South in Mong Kok, Temple Street in Yau Ma Tei, Fuk Wa Street Market at Sham Shui Po, Hai Fook Street and Haiphong Street in Tsim Sha Tsui are some of the famous ones.
There are a lot of selections you can find in Dai Pai Dongs, shall you looking for heavy item, the one you shouldn’t miss out would be their seafood item, especially chili crab and the famous “Fried Crab in Typhoon Shelter” style. If you are looking some small snack, you must try the famous curry fish ball in Hong Kong , Stinky Toufu,Deep Fried Pig Intestine and a lot more.
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