This rice noodle soup comes with three different dishes. The first dish is filled with rice noodles and topped with slices of bean curd and egg. A pot of broth is served with the dish and comes in four different flavours – barramundi, sliced ham, beef or spicy barramundi. All of the different broths are served with mushrooms, two quail eggs and black fungus. The third dish is shallots to sprinkle on top.
Hong Kong food is a melting pot of different cultures and cuisines. It is mainly influenced by Cantonese cuisine and food from other Chinese regions, especially Teochew, Hakka and Hokkien. As the island has a long history of being an international place of business, there are influences from Japanese, Korean, Southeast Asian, Malaysian and western cuisines. There is also a strong British element to menus, from when Hong Kong was under British rule.
Hong Kong is famous for food, and in just this one big city, food enthusiasts can indulge in all kinds of authentic cuisines from around the world. From street food to exclusive restaurants, Hong Kong has an unlimited variety of food for all tastes and class. Dishes are influenced by Cantonese cuisine, which is traditionally created so flavours of a dish are well-balanced and not greasy. Spices are also used moderately to avoid overwhelming the flavours of the main ingredients of the dish.
Besides pork, beef and chicken, Cantonese food uses almost all edible meats, including offal, chicken feet, duck’s tongue, frog legs, snake and snail. Hong Kong is renowned for its yum cha (dim sum), wonton soup, roast meats, char siu and noodles.
Zen Corner is a Hong Kong style restaurant that is famous for serving traditional noodles.