Foodies in Hong Kong are spoilt for choice, with city restaurants dishing up a huge selection of cuisine pretty much around the clock and a growing number of food and wine festivals. In March, it was the Taste Festival. This month sees the first LKF Street Food Festival, at which visitors to Lan Kwai Fong, Hong Kong's party district, will be fed and watered by 50 food and beverage vendors.
Organised by the Hong Kong Markets Organisation (HKMO) and the Lan Kwai Fong Association, the festival features both established restaurants and start-ups. What makes the event different from other food festivals is its focus on street fare, with some participating restaurants creating dishes especially to fit the theme.
The Hong Kong Food Truck Association is on board too. Though operators can’t yet prepare food on trucks, they’ve provided three that’ll make for a great selfie opportunity. Brick Lane's coffee cart will be there too. Added to the mix will be live music and entertainment.
Most dishes will be priced between HK$40 and HK$60. "Voucher passports" valued at more than HK$1,000 can be bought at Ticketflap for HK$188. They will be available at the entrance for HK$220.
Charity partner Foodlink's mobile van will be there to collect canned food and rice for the needy.
"While past food festivals have focused on fine dining and Western food, LKF Street is all about affordability and diversity," says HKMO managing director Vincent Poon Chi-keen. "It will have a great mix of food, from Western food to traditional Hong Kong-style pastry, delicate Italian dishes to Korean fusion."
The LKF Street Food Festival will take place on the weekend of April 23 (1pm to midnight) and 24 (1pm to 10pm) in Lai Kwai Fong, Central.