Hong Kong has strong elements of London’s vibe, with food trends and brunch culture being alive and well. Each time I’ve been to Hong Kong I’ve been overwhelmed by where to eat, because generally, you can’t really go wrong. However, you can end up overspending. It’s not the cheapest place to visit, but it is exciting. Here’s my top picks for where to fun food on a budget in Hong Kong:
Rendang Poutine at Mrs Pound
If you’re a fan of a ‘concept’ restaurant but don’t want to pay over the odds for something pretentious and overly themed, you will love Mrs Pound. Hidden behind a fake shop facade, the inside is decked out in mirrors and neon which reflects the really eclectic menu. It’s modern Malaysian, mixing up spices and flavours over some classics and if you thought poutine was delicious enough, you will never look back after having beef rendang on it. Ohhhhhhhh my god.
Find it at: Mrs Pound, 6 Pound Lane, Hong Kong
Chilli Scrambled Eggs at The Cupping Room
Brunch is big in Hong Kong. From all-you-can-eat-and-drink Gossip Girl style buffets available in big hotels to smashed avocado on rye in tiny cafes, you won’t be short of options. The Cupping Room serves up all the obvious options, but I lost my mind over the chilli scrambled eggs. Served with crispy bacon and rocket, it was salty and spicy and was a simple update to a basic brekkie.
Find it at: The Cupping Room, Shop LG, 287-299 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong
Chicken Schnitzel Sandwich at Sunday’s Grocery
If there’s something that I miss a huge amount when travelling, it’s a big fat sandwich. It seems to be a British thing to just be able to pop into a lunch spot and grab a sarnie, so finding Sunday’s Grocery was so exciting that I actually went back twice in one week. Their chicken schnitzel sandwich is packed with actual chicken, not just the salad ‘sides’ and it felt like good, proper comfort food.
Sunday’s Grocery are in the process of moving premises, so check their website for details!
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