What do you do while you are waiting to transit to the next flight? Foodie like me likes to explore the airport for food places. Really, how often do you get to rest and relax in a foreign airport? Here's my food adventure at Hong Kong International Airport Terminal 1, Departure Check-in Hall, Level 7.
Everyone loves Tsui Wah! That's quite true. Hong Kongers and foreigners all love this Hong Kong-style tea house (known as 'Cha Chaan Teng') that started from the 1960s and it is still growing very strong! They have their own fast food cafés and restaurants all over Hong Kong.
Even if it is just a simple set of crispy toast bun and milk tea, it is enough to keep me very happy!
Another well-known Hong Kong café that was founded in the 1960s and still growing from strength to strength. Cafe de Coral operates mainly as food courts in Hong Kong.
Pan-fried carrot cake and milk tea to keep up with the mood of being in Hong Kong!
Catering to the cosmopolitan passenger profile, there are many types of food available at the airport. Saboten is a renowned Japanese Tonkatsu (deep fried breaded pork cutlet) restaurant internationally (Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and California). It started in the 1960s in Shinjuku, Tokyo.
Singaporeans missing local food can check out Chen Fu Ji restaurant at the airport!
And if you feel like getting some Hong Kong confectionery, check out the local food product shops such as Kee Wah Bakery!
Even though the HKIA Terminal 1 is an interesting place to explore. I was a little disappointed that most shops are closed by 10pm. =(