To be honest, almost all food, if it isn’t fine dining, is fast food in Hong Kong. But these places are what I categorized as “fast food” in Hong Kong. As in like quick, greasy places that you might stand on the street to eat, or order at the counter to eat.
First up, I have the “fast food” that I ate the most in Hong Kong which was Deli France because it was conveniently close and pretty quick (when its not rush hour at HKU). The food at Deli France might not be that good, but its edible and not extremely expensive according to western standards. If you compare it to other canteens on campus though, it does seem quite expensive.
Rating: 6.5/10 – Not bad, just survivable
Next we have Ba Fang which is pretty commonly found in Hong Kong. It’s a dumpling place and they call themselves Taiwanese because of some of the bubble tea they have. But its more of a fusion of popular items like dumplings, Korean style dumplings, noodles.
Rating: 6.5/10 – Not the best dumplings but they are cheap and they do have a variety of dumplings.
Next up one of my favourite things to eat and also one of the cheapest and most Hong Kong you can get when it comes to fast food/street food. It’s Fei Jie, in Mong Kok. You can look this up on Openrice and you will see a high rating for this place. I’m not even sure what I have here, but hey, it was delicious. Remember to slather everything in sauce. Although its not the healthiest thing, it’s one of my favourites. It’s also a great opportunity to experience eating on the street. The street that this place is situated on also has a lot of other street food.
Next up a REAL fast food joint called Jolibee. This place is, of course, not only situated in Hong Kong but all over the world. Since I don’t have this in Vancouver, or at least never had it, I felt like I had to try it. To be honest, it was pretty good. The pasta sauce was pretty good and the chicken was nicely fried.
On the same street as Fei Jie is a random snack palce, Qing Song Snacks. It’s a place for fishballs and other snacks. These kinds of snacks are standard all around Hong Kong and they are all at around the same standard.
Last but not least, Shi Sun in Honghum (which is actually quite far from Hong Kong island). It’s highly ranked on Openrice with well over 500 smiley faces. I came upon this place on chance and realized that it was so highly ranked afterwards. The burgers themselves were standard burgers with no frills. No vegtables, just meat and sauce. Nice and simple. It’s also quite cheap. But the portions can be a little small.
If you are looking for more street food, I would definitely recommend either Mong Kok or Sham Shui Po. Sham Shui Po has quite a lot of street food and it’s all quite delicious. I like eating their skewers here while drinking coconut juice but that’s just my preference.