All posts filed under: Street Food

Saturday Alley Street Food Market by FeedMe Guru (Ended)

Update (11 May 2016): The event has unexpectedly been cancelled. – If you’re looking for a place to be on a Saturday, and hiking isn’t really an option (because the weather has been so volatile), take yourself to PMQ and chillax with good vibes, music and (most importantly) a lot of good food. P.S. The area is sheltered from the rain! What? Food stalls (which change every two weeks), music, a place to chill for the afternoon When? Every Saturday 12-7pm from 23 Apr – 11 Jun 2016 Where? PMQ – The ‘alley’ behind Bread & Butter cafe, Central. Just to avoid confusion, it’s not at the usual open area in the middle. Price? Free Entry, individual dishes cost around HK$30-80 What’s FeedMe Guru? If you’re reading this, it’s likely you enjoy looking out for new places to eat in Hong Kong. Conscious of this very common demand, FeedMe Guru has come up with an app that presents you with a dynamic list of Best 600 restaurants, based on reviews – their “Latest Openings” listing is especially …

Koh Samui: Fisherman’s Village Food Street

I didn’t expect a lot local food when planning my trip to Koh Samui. I’ve been here twice before (about 8-10 years ago) and back then it was all about edge-of-the-cliff restaurants, buying cheapy tshirts and drinking in Chaweng. Since then, I realised the view is pitch black if you’re having dinner, I never ended up wearing the Chang beer tshirts and I don’t really drink anymore. So this time we steered clear of Chaweng, except for the Tesco (likely a sign of aging…). 10 years ago, we toured around the whole island but it was generally uneventful outside of our hotel and Chaweng. But lots have changed on the island since… And one of my favourite newer spots is the “Walking Street” in Fisherman’s Village, Bo Phut, populated with stalls on Friday and Monday nights (6pm ish onwards). The line up of food and shopping stalls were endless – despite perseverance, I was exhausted and wanted to go back to the hotel by the time we realised we had only covered about 3/4 of …

Mak Man Kee: Must try wonton and shrimp roe noodles in Jordan

I missed my stop to Tsim Sha Tsui one lunch time and randomly ended up in Jordan. There were many restaurants to choose from but for no particular reason, we ended up at Mak Man Kee Noodles. The place got super packed after sitting down for 10-15 mins. When our wonton noodles came, we had a feeling this place was a lot more popular than we had known! Shrimp roe noodles *must order* I always purposely go to one cafe in Macau (皇冠小館) that famously serves delicious shrimp roe noodles, so I was excited to see this on the menu at Mak Man Kee Noodles as I rarely do at my usual go-to wonton places in Hong Kong. Actually, these tasted pretty similar to the one I had in Macau. Shrimp-only wontons On the menu, these are called shrimp-only wontons, but I have a feeling a teeny bit of pork was in it, just to lump the whole thing together. The shrimp in the filling was pretty massive and had a welcomed crunch when bitten into. It was wrapped …

Nostalgic of Bangkok: Quick guide on where to eat local Thai

I wrote about one of my favourite brunch spots in the first part of “Nostalgic of Bangkok” but that clearly is not the local meal tourists are looking for when in Thailand. So this time, I’m going to go through a few easy places to get great local Thai food. 1. Eathai: all-encompassing high quality upscale food court *must visit* Their tagline is “If food is a journey, we make Thailand a little smaller for you” and that is exactly what this place is about. They have food stalls serving cuisines from all over Thailand (Central, seafood, Northern region, Southern region etc) and even stalls with street food and desserts – it is definitely exhaustive. Apart from a great seating area and ambience, the food is very very good, which is kind of unexpected for a food court, right? Numerous dishes I had were the best I ever had, better than the “authentic” recommendations you have to trek miles and sit on dirty stools for! Here are some must-try dishes: Raw shrimps marinated in lemon sauce Tom yum soup noodles …

Best street food in Hong Kong when it’s cold

Winter is the perfect time to snack on street food; keeping your waistline thin takes a little lower priority and the stomach just keeps yelling for more! I’ve had my fair share of street snacks lately and here are the best 5 choices for cold weather! 1. A bag of spicy deep fried popcorn chicken (香香雞) Hot star is known for selling their enormous piece of fried chicken, but I love snacking on their spicy popcorn chicken instead (good for sharing!). The meat is very tender inside and they always make it fresh to order, which means it’s piping hot when served! It’s only HK$20/28 (half/full portion)… But warning: this stuff is addictive! Hot star is located in several locations around Hong Kong, such as Sai Yeung Choi South St (Mong Kok), City One plaza (Shatin), Sai Kung Town and more. 2. Freshly made hot egg waffles (雞蛋仔) This is one of the oldest snacks in my memory of being in Hong Kong and definitely a must-try specialty for any tourists in the city. They sell …