Hong Kong Restaurants: Fast Food
Hong Kong culture is centred on big business, bustling nightlife and great food. Our last instalment looked at the best restaurants for those looking to splash the cash. This time around we're looking at the most mouth watering guilty pleasures to be found in Hong Kong, with a roundup of the top fast food joints.
Paisano's (9 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central or 27 Chan Man Street, Sai Kung) The best pizza slices in Hong Kong are, in our humble opinion, to be found at either of the two Paisano's. Here you get a big, hunger busting slice of thin, New York style pizza. Perfect for those looking to grab and go.
Beyrouth (39 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central) Very popular and very packed (especially during lunch time when the office crowd rolls in) this is a fun place to wolf down some Middle Eastern cuisine. King of the menu is the ever popular Shawarma, with a choice of marinated beef, chicken or lamb filled pita, smothered in garlic and chilli sauce.
The Chippy (51A Wellington Street, Central) The UK's influence on Hong Kong culture is not just to be found in the financial sector but also in the food. As with afternoon tea and custard tarts, the British also introduced HK to fish and chips and, unsurprisingly, there are plenty of great chippys dotted around the city. One of the best is named, helpfully, The Chippy where you can get sole or cod, a stack of thick chips and mushy peas for a very fair price.
Chungking Mansions (36 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui) The samosa is famous across the world and, when you bite into a good one, it is not hard to see why. The mixture of deep fired dough, spices, meat and veg tastes like a whole meal compacted into a bite-size little triangle. The tastiest in Hong Kong can be found on the ground floor of Chungking Mansions, where the food stall vendors stock samosa along with lots of other deep fried savouries and chai. Expect to spend about $5 a pop for each snack.