Causeway Bay is one of the liveliest areas on HK island – but it’s also one of the priciest when it comes to renting, shopping and, well, eating. Despite many cool and classy restaurants to choose from in CWB, on the surface there doesn’t seem to be many options for the average student who won’t (or can’t) shell out hundreds of dollers per meal. Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered. The next time you’re out and about in Causeway Bay and you start to feel a little hungry, check out any one of these five cheap eats for around HK$50.
Mother of Pizza
Sure, if you’re hungry for pizza you can hit up chains like Pizza Hut or Pizza Express, but if you’re got a hankering for authentic, fresh-out-of-the-brick-oven slices then look no further than Mother of Pizza. This place also sells whole pizzas if you’re feeling epically hungry, but their single slice combo costs HK$30. For an extra HK$5, you can add a drink too. Filling, arguably the best ‘za in town, AND only a five minute walk from Times Square? We’re sold.
Find it: G/F, 13-19 Leighton Road
Alright, so this traditional Taiwanese pork cutlet restaurant tips us slightly over our HK$50 budget (the main sets range between HK$48-HK$56), but when the food is this good, we think it’s worth including. Previous known as Hogology, 炊豕店 sells some seriously tasty food – and we highly recommend both the marinated and curry versions of their “Secret Pork Chop” (秘製豬扒肉), which costs HK$52 and HK$56 respectively. Bring a friend who can read Chinese though – there’s no English menu!
Find it: G/F, 11 Caroline Hill Road
Wing Kee Noodle
If what you really fancy is some proper, Hong Kong-style noodles, then head to Wing Kee Noodle. All of their noodles dishes come with the same tasty soup base, but you can customise your meal by picking which part of the cow you want, and what noodle type you want too. Ask for an English menu and peruse to your heart’s content. As with all traditional Hong Kong diners, Wing Kee Noodle only accepts cash in payment and you may find yourself sharing space with strangers on your table.
Find it: G/F, 27A Sugar Street
Sometimes, Tung Yam soup from a packet just won’t cut it. When that happens, then head to Delicious Thai. This place is (again) a little out of our price range, with some dishes reaching HK$60, but really, really worth it. Try the Tung Yam Rice Noodle Soup for HK$64, or order the Hainanese Chicken Rice Noodles for HK$60. It can get pretty busy around lunchtime though, so be prepared to fight for a seat!
Find it: Shop A, G/F, 33 Haven Street
Yee Shun Dairy Company
Yee Shun is not quite as well known as the Australian Dairy Company, but it’s just as yummy. This Hong Kong dessert and tea restaurant serves a milk pudding that’s so good even the lactose-intolerant will want to inhale it, and their steamed egg and pork chop bun is the stuff of legend. There’s spacious seating available, and the food is cheap. Erm, what more could we want?
Find it: G/F, 506 Lockhart Road