Far From The Maddening Crowd HK: Volume 1 – Dundas Street Food

HK Mongkok Dundas Street view Sai Yeung Choi Street South Taxi Oct-2012.JPG
HK Mongkok Dundas Street view Sai Yeung Choi Street South Taxi Oct-2012” by HeleikoanoofuteiOwn work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

Hong Kong prides itself on the vast amount of street food that’s readily available at all hours of the day. As long as you have around $20HKD – $40HKD (approximately $2.50USD – $5.20USD) in your pocket, you’ll be able to enjoy the delicious snacks that the traditional streets of HK have to offer.

One of the best places to experience this is Dundas Street in the Mong Kok area. You won’t know where to look, as your attention can’t possibly be captured by one out of the hundreds of shop signs you face all at once. The entire street is lined with quaint food stalls selling both Chinese and Western cuisine at reasonable prices, and traveling from shop to shop literally takes about 8 steps.

If eating at one of the most famous traditional street vendors, displaying an abundance of squid, preserved tofu, and fish balls doesn’t tickle your fancy, you can always grab the biggest slice of pizza HK has to offer at Paisano’s New York Style Pizzeria. Pizzas are priced differently depending on their toppings, but the cheapest from what I can remember is a slice of Margherita which will set you back roughly $25HKD ($3.20USD).  Bring a friend, and if you two can finish their entire 24″ pizza within a set time frame (around 20 to 30 minutes), it’s on the house and your names get added to the “wall of fame”. Of course, you can indulge in other dishes such as subs and calzones, or forcefully chomp down on a salad (yay…).

HK TST night 嘉蘭道 Granville Road restaurant Paisano's Pizzeria pizza Dec-2013

If you’re looking for something to wash all this delicious food down, bubble tea and coconut milk stalls are also found on Dundas Street. A Circle K convenient store has been placed there for easy access should you want something ASAP.

I guarantee if you walk down Dundas Street and try something different from each shop, you will not be disappointed. Make sure you bring your appetite along with your patience, as waiting in line can be annoying for those who aren’t used to it!

Here’s a Google Map link for Paisano’s on Dundas Street, so after you find that, you’ll be able to find all the other good stuff.

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