Did you know you can get delicious simple breakfast in Hong Kong? Since Hong Kong is all about the food, you can easily find breakfast places wherever you go. Today I am sharing some photos which have been hidden for too long.
Tomato Macaroni Soup
When I went to Hong Kong I definitely wanted to try the red soup with macaroni. I often saw it on the internet. It’s just simple tomato soup with vegetables, meat pieces or fish balls and big-big macaroni, compared to the mini macaroni in the Netherlands. I loved it! I also tried to make it at home and it sort of tasted the same. Now I often add some pasta in the soup as ‘noodle’ ingredient. Recipe coming.. one day..
Hong Kong Milk Tea
Then you have Hong Kong milk tea. Also a must item for breakfast (or anytime actually). The milk tea is often served in a cow-and-windmill decorated cup, proudly representing the Dutch culture. After some research I found that Black & White is the brand name of sweet evaporated milk and it is produced by Friesland Campina. I have also written about bubble tea before, but the Hong Kong milk tea is without the black tapioca balls.
Wonton noodles is also a typical Hong Kong dish. The egg noodles are thin and chewy and they are served on shrimp filled wontons. Often the wontons are hidden under the noodles. This way the noodles are not fully emerged in the soup and won’t get soggy. Smart.. smart..
Lazy Penguin and I love congee. It’s gooey, a little bit salty and it sometimes has black century egg. So when we saw crab congee on the menu, we both ordered it. At 池記 ChiJi (a wonton noodles franchise) you can order a menu with a main dish, a side dish and a drink. I ordered 芥蓝菜 gai lan veggies; sweet fat green stems as side dish. Salty, crunchy and healthy with goji berries.
At some other breakfast place we also ordered a congee, at least we thought. It tasted more like leftover rice with hot water, but maybe it was just that. It had a lot of oysters. It was not the best breakfast.
Last, but not least, pineapple bun! A sweet bread with a cookie layer on top and a slab of salty cold butter. Hmm… deliciousness.
Have you ever tried these breakfasts? Leave a comment below.
The coming week you can expect an explosion of posts, because I have some free time on my hands. Have a lovely weekend!