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Hong Kong 101: Delightful Delicacies from Dundas Market – Spicy Fish Balls

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Updated: 7 April 2017
Within Hong Kong’s traditions and culture, street food is central, and provides a unique experience to both tourists and locals. This HONG KONG 101 video takes you on a journey around the distinctive dishes created by traditional street food vendors in Mong Kok – one of Hong Kong’s most vibrant districts.

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.