Exploring Hong Kong: Kwai Chung Plaza – An Inexpensive Food Paradise
Hong Kong has long been praised to be a food paradise according to the Hong Kong Tourism Board. It has cultivated a lot of foodies in Hong Kong, including myself. However, most of the recommended cuisine is high-priced, and an inevitable struggle floats into the mind of the Hongkonger – where can I find inexpensive and special foods? As a local foodie, I will recommend you to go to Kwai Chung Plaza!
Unlike other high-ended malls which are filled with brand name shops, Kwai Chung Plaza is owned by different proprietors. Thus, the rent here is comparatively bearable for start-ups. A lot of snack stores have opened here as well, turning Kwai Chung Plaza into a street food market.
After my detailed investigation, I will now introduce to you six special snacks in Kwai Chung Plaza!
|2. Curry Fish Balls, Siu Mai and Octopus
Shop: 回味無窮 (No English name sorry!)
Location: Shop C83, 2/F, Kwai Chung Plaza, 7 Kwai Foo Road, Kwai Fong
Price: Less than $10 per food
Curry fish balls and siu mai are common street foods in Hong Kong. Yet, these are the best I’ve ever tried. They used more than 10 spices to make the curry sauce, giving it a tempting smell and a graduation of flavor. In addition, the fish balls and siu mai are spongy and do not taste at all like flour dough!
|4. Cold Stir Noodle
Location: 3/F, Kwai Chung Plaza, 7 Kwai Foo Road, Kwai Fong
Price: depends on how many noodles and ingredients you choose, this one is $7
Cold stir noodle was once very hot around 5 years ago, and everyone could be seen holding a bag of it on the streets. Consumers can pick the types of noodle and ingredients they like, and then mix it together with garlic, soy sauce and chili sauce. My favorite pick is spinach noodle with cartilage, octopus and sausage! Make sure you don’t have important dates after eating because garlic gives you a bad breath!
There are still many good foods and interesting things in Kwai Chung Plaza. Pay a visit there and treat yourself to a one-of-a-kind local Hong Kong food experience!
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