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What to Do in Hong Kong

The ultimate Hong Kong travel guide! What to eat, where to go and what not to do. Everything you need to know is right here!

What to Do in Hong Kong - ​ The ultimate Hong Kong travel guide! What to eat, where to go and what not to do. Everything you need to know is right here!

Here’s the ultimate guide of what to do in Hong Kong – what to eat and what to see – things you absolutely cannot miss!

What to Eat

1. Tim Ho Wan

Address: Shop B, C, & D, G/F, Seaview Building, 2 Wharf Road, North Point, Hong Kong, Hong Kong (multiple locations)

They said that this is the cheapest Michelin-starred restaurant in the world. And it sure is. And it may just be the best dim sum in the country too.

What to Do in Hong Kong - The ultimate Hong Kong travel guide! What to eat, where to go and what not to do. Everything you need to know is right here!

2. Kam Wah Cafe & Bakery

Address: G/F, 47 Bute St, Mong Kok, Hong Kong

Everything is just so good here. The milk tea. The French toast. The noodles.

But.

The true star here is the pineapple bun.

And with just enough butter, this will be the best pineapple bun you can find in Hong Kong.

What to Do in Hong Kong - The ultimate Hong Kong travel guide! What to eat, where to go and what not to do. Everything you need to know is right here!

What to Do in Hong Kong - The ultimate Hong Kong travel guide! What to eat, where to go and what not to do. Everything you need to know is right here!

What to Do in Hong Kong - The ultimate Hong Kong travel guide! What to eat, where to go and what not to do. Everything you need to know is right here!

What to Do in Hong Kong - The ultimate Hong Kong travel guide! What to eat, where to go and what not to do. Everything you need to know is right here!

3. More Eggettes

Address: 17 Yu Chau St, Mong Kok, Hong Kong

They have so many fun-flavored eggettes (aka egg waffles).

But honestly.

I only came here for the taro starry.

What to Do in Hong Kong - The ultimate Hong Kong travel guide! What to eat, where to go and what not to do. Everything you need to know is right here!

What to Do in Hong Kong - The ultimate Hong Kong travel guide! What to eat, where to go and what not to do. Everything you need to know is right here!

What to Do in Hong Kong - The ultimate Hong Kong travel guide! What to eat, where to go and what not to do. Everything you need to know is right here!

4. Kala Cheese Toast

Address: G11, G/F, The Peak Tower, 128 Peak Road, Hong Kong (multiple locations)

Unicorn toastie! This is their signature grilled cheese sammie. And each cheese represents a different flavor:

  • RED: Tomato
  • BLUE: Lavender
  • GREEN: Basil
  • YELLOW: Cheddar, emmental, gruyere, mozzarella

I’ve had some mixed reviews about this one but seriously.

Guys, where else in the world can you get a rainbow grilled cheese like this?

What to Do in Hong Kong - The ultimate Hong Kong travel guide! What to eat, where to go and what not to do. Everything you need to know is right here!

5. Mammy Pancake

Address: Carnarvon Mansion, 8-12E Carnarvon Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

More eggettes!

I know.

I tried to hit them all.

This one here is no taro starry.

But the matcha chocolate chip does come to a close second.

What to Do in Hong Kong - The ultimate Hong Kong travel guide! What to eat, where to go and what not to do. Everything you need to know is right here!

What to Do in Hong Kong - The ultimate Hong Kong travel guide! What to eat, where to go and what not to do. Everything you need to know is right here!

6. Street Food

No city trip would be complete without trying some of their local street fare. Take a walk around the stalls and restaurants by the Temple Street Night Market, the Mongkok market, the Midlevels Escalator or Graham Street.

You can try the curry fish balls, stinky tofu, siu mai, squid tentacles and pig intestines.

Also, always remember to carry cash around these stalls.

What to Do in Hong Kong - The ultimate Hong Kong travel guide! What to eat, where to go and what not to do. Everything you need to know is right here!

7. Urban Bakery Works

Address: Shop 322, 3/F, Landmark Atrium, Hong Kong

This was my favorite bakery for the following reasons.

  1. They open early during the week at 7:30AM.
  2. They have power outlets (but make sure to bring your converter).
  3. They have speedy free public wifi without a time limit.
  4. They have the best scrambled eggs.
  5. They have custard-filled croissants.

What to Do in Hong Kong - The ultimate Hong Kong travel guide! What to eat, where to go and what not to do. Everything you need to know is right here!

What to Do in Hong Kong - The ultimate Hong Kong travel guide! What to eat, where to go and what not to do. Everything you need to know is right here!

8. Tai Cheong Bakery

Address: 35 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong

Egg tarts! You can’t forget about those.

Just don’t eat 13 in one night like I did.

What to Do in Hong Kong - The ultimate Hong Kong travel guide! What to eat, where to go and what not to do. Everything you need to know is right here!

8. Hello Kitty Chinese Cuisine

Address: Lee Loy Mansion, Canton Rd, Yau Ma Tei, Hong Kong

People come here for the children.

But I really just came for myself.

It was seriously too much cuteness all around.

What to Do in Hong Kong - The ultimate Hong Kong travel guide! What to eat, where to go and what not to do. Everything you need to know is right here!

What to See

1. Goldfish Market

Address: Goldfish Market, Mong Kok, Hong Kong

This was incredibly remarkable.

You’ll see huge crowds surrounding the dozens of bagged colorful fish of all colors and sizes, lining the walls of the shop.

What to Do in Hong Kong - The ultimate Hong Kong travel guide! What to eat, where to go and what not to do. Everything you need to know is right here!

2. Victoria Peak / Peak Tram

Peak Address: 126 Peak Road, Hong Kong, China

This is the highest peak on Hong Kong Island, and you’ll have a beautiful panorama view of Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong Island, and Kowloon.

Here’s an added bonus: among the coffee shops, shopping and dining, you’ll also find Kala Cheese Toast at the tower.

What to Do in Hong Kong - The ultimate Hong Kong travel guide! What to eat, where to go and what not to do. Everything you need to know is right here!

3. Fa Yuen Street Market

Address: 156 Fa Yuen St, Mong Kok, Hong Kong

I obviously did not cook anything in Hong Kong. I only ate.

BUT! I still love going to the local markets – seeing how they sell their produce, meats, fish and duck, of course.

I also did sample some of their BBQ pork.

You know, for research and development, of course.

What to Do in Hong Kong - The ultimate Hong Kong travel guide! What to eat, where to go and what not to do. Everything you need to know is right here!

What to Do in Hong Kong - The ultimate Hong Kong travel guide! What to eat, where to go and what not to do. Everything you need to know is right here!

What to Do in Hong Kong - The ultimate Hong Kong travel guide! What to eat, where to go and what not to do. Everything you need to know is right here!

4. Yick Fat Building

Address: 1048-1056 King’s Rd, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong

This iconic spot has been featured in many movies, like Transformers. Rumor has it that Michael Bay paid the tenants $12,000 if their apartment was shown/used. And it’s become a popular photo spot among tourists.

But I wanted to come and see this city of Quarry Bay, a city that is one of the most densely-populated areas in Hong Kong Island.

Now the Yick Fat Building is a public housing tenement, housing thousands of people. It’s quite a sight like no other of laundry hanging by the windows as you make your way through the meat markets and laundry shops.

What to Do in Hong Kong - The ultimate Hong Kong travel guide! What to eat, where to go and what not to do. Everything you need to know is right here!

How to Get Around

1. MTR

I personally found that this was the best way to get around – cheap and quick too. There are stations on every corner, and some trains come as quick as every 3-5 minutes.

What to Do in Hong Kong - The ultimate Hong Kong travel guide! What to eat, where to go and what not to do. Everything you need to know is right here!

What to Do in Hong Kong - The ultimate Hong Kong travel guide! What to eat, where to go and what not to do. Everything you need to know is right here!

You can purchase a single journey ticket each time at any of these machines.

What to Do in Hong Kong - The ultimate Hong Kong travel guide! What to eat, where to go and what not to do. Everything you need to know is right here!

But if you choose to use the MTR multiple times during your trip, I highly recommend obtaining the Octopus.

The Octopus is accepted all over the city, and you can use it for transportation, parking, retail outlets, self-service machines, leisure facilities, schools and online. The subway fares are a little cheaper too when using the Octopus.

Just think of it as a debit card for Hong Kong as you can reload as much or as little as you’d like. They will also refund your funds and your deposit when you turn in your card at the end of your trip.

You can obtain the Octopus at any station – just look for the customer service kiosk.

What to Do in Hong Kong - The ultimate Hong Kong travel guide! What to eat, where to go and what not to do. Everything you need to know is right here!

2. Uber

There’s also Uber in Hong Kong. It’s convenient for those days when you don’t really want to sweat and walk to the station.

But I found that the subway is substantially quicker!

Sweatier, by far. But certainly quicker.

What to Do in Hong Kong - The ultimate Hong Kong travel guide! What to eat, where to go and what not to do. Everything you need to know is right here!

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27 comments

  1. Thanks for a great guide. I love Hong Kong, but have not had luck finding reasonable hotels. Do you have a recommendation for accommodations in Hong Kong? 

  2. This grabbed my attention from someone living in Hong Kong for the last 7 years. I live in the mid-level and hike The Peak most weekends with my kids but had never heard of Kala Toast. We will be sure to give it a try in the coming weeks!

  3. I love all things G/c but how do they color the cheese?

  4. OMG!!!  Thanks for the great tips.!!! Will definitely save this to my travel file. I’ve been to HK once and am looking forward to returning when the opportunity permits. 

  5. I am sooo excited for this post! I was following along your IG stories and have decided a trip to HK is needed just for the Hello Kitty dim sum alone. And of course while I’m there, I’ll have to eat everything else too.

  6. Cool pics. Most everything looks super delicious, but I don’t think I could stomach a blue and green grilled cheese or feel happy about eating Hello Kitty’s poor face.

  7. Looks like a great trip! 🙂 love looking at the photos…

  8. I looooove Hong Kong and can’t wait to go back! Looks like you had an amazing time there! The picture that is posted under street food – where is that exactly? Looks like a lot of yummy stuff I would try! 
    Thanks for sharing your travels!

    • Honestly, I can’t remember – there were just so many of them! I do know though that it was by the Mong Kok Station.

  9. Where else will you go this year? I love looking at your travel pics!

  10. I’m on my way there in May! Thanks for the tips 🙂

  11. Wow! Thank you so much – those pictures and explanations were so cool! You’re a winner in my book… not that I’m writing a book or anything.

  12. Is the subway sweatier b/c lack of AC??

  13. Looks like you had a wonderful time i Hong Kong

  14. I love Hong Kong..
    I love strolling through the market, the fish market, flower market, night market etc etc.
    Our first stop after we leave our luggage at hotel is the wonton noodle shop in Central.. They’re cheap & tasted amazing.
    Thank you for sharing with us your trip… now I need to go back there! 🙂

  15. you would be the best tour guide….you’ll probably bring back some  interesting recipes with you. looking forward to it. 

  16. Awesome pictures! Thank you for sharing!

  17. Absolutely fascinating. Great finds!

  18. Thanks for sharing the pics!  You make me want to go to Hong Kong!  Looks like you had a lot of fun!

  19. OH MY…..you need to start a guided foodie tour….I’d be your first customer!
    (since you have so much spare time :-))

    PS: we LOVE all of your recipes