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There is no better place than Hong Kong to sample an endless choice of excellent Cantonese cuisine, generally known as “Chinese food”. Cantonese food is fresh and a bit oily, though much emphasis is placed on natural flavors, steaming and light stir-frying. Popular Cantonese dishes are numerous, including steamed fish with soy sauce and ginger, wonton noodles, fried vegetables, roasted duck or piglet and sweet spare ribs.
Dim Sum is a basket of delicious little snacks which are consumed only in the morning and afternoon. In traditional restaurants, waiters and waitresses trundle round trolleys laden with dim sum. Patrons pick the ones they like from the selection. Some of the most popular dim sum items include, ha gau (shrimp dumpling), pai gwat (steamed spareribs), siu mai (pork or prawn dumpling) and cheung fun (steamed rice rolls with barbecue pork or shrimp). Some restaurants that specialized in Dim Sum are Choi Lung Restaurant at the Shek Kip Mei MTR station, Jade Palace at Starhouse and Yat Tung Heen at Eaton Hotel.
Regional Chinese Cuisine
Some famous Chinese dishes include Chiuchow, Beijing, Shanghai and Szechuan cuisine.
Chiuchow food is popular for its fresh vegetables, duck, goose and seafood. Chiuchow chefs are masters of some of the most expensive Chinese specialties, shark's fin and bird's nest. Other famous dishes are braised goose, popiah, steamed dumpling, oyster omelet, prawn roll and Chau Zhou chicken.
Beijing food is rich and makes use of strongly flavored vegetables, herbs and spices. A particular Beijing favorite is Peking duck, in which the skin is wrapped in pancakes with spring onions, cucumber and plum sauce. Another recommended dish is Beggar's Chicken. The chicken is stuffed with herbs and vegetables and slowly cooked until the juices run clear.
Szechuan food is extremely spicy. Most traditional restaurants often combine Beijing and Szechuan dishes together. Common preparations in Szechuan dishes are stir frying, steaming and braising. Smoked duck and cooked pork are very popular Szechuan dishes. As with Beijing dishes, noodles are featured more often than rice. In most Hong Kong hotels travelers are quite certain to be served rice as well as noodles and bread.
Shanghai food is another popular style of Chinese cuisine and tends to be a bit heavier and oilier than other Chinese specialties. One particularly known delicacy is hairy crab, which is available only in autumn. Other Shanghai favorites are drunken chicken, braised eel and xiao long bao, a type of steamed bun filled with pork, crab and soup.
Asian and International Cuisine
There are many Kowloon hotel restaurants specializing in international delicacies, especially Thai, Japanese, French and Indian food, which in recent years have become popular. Dragon Center in Sham Shui Po serves Asian cuisine and a variety of western dishes. As for Indian cuisine, try Swaget Restaurant or Shunking Mansions in Tsim Sha Tsui.
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