Hong Kong is known for being a foodie’s paradise, because it has cuisine from many cultures under its belt. Tucked away in the heart of Kowloon, in Kowloon City, is what locals call a Little Thailand, because you can find all sorts of Thai treats,
from tom yum soup to pad Thai, here.
Wong Chun Chun Thai Restaurant
Thailand is known for its mouth-watering grilled dishes. Look no further than Wong Chun Chun for an authentic take on the country’s famous satay skewers of chicken, pork and beef. The satay is paired with a thick and chunky peanut sauce that we just can’t get enough of. Seafood lovers should try their grilled squid, which is served whole. It is a truly satisfying experience to eat the entire thing yourself (and totally not something to be ashamed of).
Address: 23 Tak Ku Ling Road
Cambo Thai Restaurant
If you happen to be walking by Cambo Thai Restaurant and you’re tempted by the smell of the seafood tom yum goong (a hot and sour soup), let it take you. Order a small bowl for yourself or a giant one to share with friends. Another dish we’d recommend is the Thai curry – just as flavourful, and served with a crunchy baguette to soak up all that delicious sauce.
Address: 14 Nga Tsin Long Road
Ngai Jei Thai Food
If you’re craving pad Thai (a stir-fried rice noodle dish) head straight to Ngai Jei Thai Food. Their take on the dish is the perfect balance of sweet and sour, and is topped with grilled prawns and spices. The restaurant offers a range of other homey plates of fried noodles, fried rice, and bowls of soup to anyone yearning for delicious comfort food.
Address: 9 Hau Wong Road
Mini Bangkok is a great place to have a proper sit-down meal with your family or friends, as it offers big plates of meat, seafood, and Thai-style casseroles. These hearty dishes will warm your bellies during winter, and their Thai-style Hainan chicken (paired with a fresh coconut to drink) will keep you cool on a hot summer’s day.
Address: 8-10 Nam Kok Road
Ruamjai Thai Grocery
If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at making your own tom yum goong or green curry at home, swing by this little shop where you’ll find all the ingredients you need. You might also want to buy some of their ready-made Thai desserts to have after your meal (or before, we won’t judge). We’re especially fond of their mango sticky rice, khanom chan (steamed pandan-flavoured layered cakes), and khanom krok (Thai coconut pudding).
Address: 21 S Wall Road