SPICY FISH BALLS – 辣魚蛋
Price: HK$10 (US$1.29)
Location: Dundas Street, Mong Kok
Without a doubt, one of the great heroes of hawker food is the humble curried fish ball. They are made from fish meat compressed into bite-sized balls which are then deep fried and smothered in a curry sauce.
Walk around the night markets in Mong Kok and you’ll see them being eaten in their dozens – off wooden skewers in polystyrene containers or with toothpicks out of little clear plastic bags. Although the neo-fluorescent glow of the curry sauce may be off-putting to some, trust the crowds. There is perhaps no greater example of the wisdom of crowds as Hong Kong’s foodies.