Three more places for great Taiwanese food in Hong Kong – and some of the best fried chicken going
Taiwanese restaurants are a rarity in Hong Kong, so, having recently tried newcomer Liu Liang San in Tsim Sha Tsui, we checked our archives for a few other places fans of the island’s favourite dishes can try in the city
Judging by the response to our review this week of a new Taiwanese restaurant, Liu Liang San in Tsim Sha Tsui, there’s a big appetite in Hong Kong for dishes from the island.
There are surprisingly few places in the city to sate that appetite, but here’s what we thought of three other Taiwanese restaurants we tried.
Iron Cow, Mong Kok (under HK$100)
You’ll find a queue outside this basement restaurant – always a good sign. The menu offers standard beef noodle soup, dry noodles, tomato soup noodles, and even “slobbering soup noodles”, in addition to traditional Taiwanese snacks such as the popular night market staple of salt and pepper chicken, and Taiwanese milk tea drinks. Mando-pop and Taiwanese pop, including old hits from Taiwan girl group S.H.E., accompany your meal.
Yuan is Here, Sai Ying Pun (under HK$100)
It’s a while since we tried this Taiwanese-run place, true, but it has stood the test of time. We liked the Taiwanese-style braised pork rice, chicken meat rice, and sishen soup with pork intestines, mushrooms and lotus seeds. Come early if you want to try the Taiwanese night market oyster omelette.
1963, Wan Chai (under HK$200)
This retro-styled restaurant serves homestyle Taiwanese dishes such as braised minced pork with lo siu sauce on rice, fried prawns with pineapple, and braised pig trotters. Our favourite dish was betel tree flowers with carrots and mushrooms.
And that’s not all. If you’re a fan of Taiwanese fried chicken, you need to know about Hot Star Large Fried Chicken.