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Top 10 Hong Kong Noodles Cantonese Phrases for Foreigners

Stanley Yeung, 

Cart Noodles

Eggwaffle

The cart noodles is a famous noodles dish in Hong Kong which you often find in places like wet market or snack food stalls. It may be cheap in price, but you can have all sorts of toppings on it as you wish, as well as sauces, soup bases, and more!

1) What are cart noodles called in Cantonese? Click below for pronunciation.

車仔麵 'Ce1 Zai2 Min6

Fish balls noodles

Checkered biscuit

It may look plain and simple, but restaurants that are specialised in selling fish balls with noodles make it a dish that you would definitely come back time after time! Flat noodles are usually chosen as the standard type of noodles to serve with as they are smooth in texture and pleasant to eat for all ages.

2) What are fish balls noodles called in Cantonese? Click below for pronunciation.

魚蛋河 'Yu4 Daan2 Ho2'

Wonton noodles

Fish balls

The wonton noodles is a classic Chinese dish, which is served with thin noodles as the standard type of noodles. There are specialists in Hong Kong which sell wontons that are so chewy that they literally 'bounce off your teeth'!

3) What are wonton noodles called in Cantonese? Click below for pronunciation.

雲吞麵 'Wan4 Tan1 Min6'

Cow organs flat rice noodles

Pork dumplings

Cow organs may sound like something that is not very pleasant to those who are not Chinese, but these dishes are so popular in Hong Kong because they can be eaten at any time during the day!

4) What are cow organs flat rice noodles called in Cantonese? Click below for pronunciation.

牛什河 'Ngau4 Zaap6 Ho2'

Pork scraps noodles

Bean curd desert

Usually sold in wet markets or snack food stalls, this is a popular dish for those who want to save a little money and eat a variety of other things in a meal!

5) What are pork scraps noodles called in Cantonese? Click below for pronunciation.

油渣麵 'Yau4 Za1 Min6'

Silver needle noodles

Clay pot pudding

The silver needle noodles is famous for its needle-like shape. Usually eaten with a spoon, this is for those who want to try something that's a little different or more filling if they are tired of the common standard types of noodles.

6) What are silver needle noodles called in Cantonese? Click below for pronunciation.

銀針粉 'Ngan4 Zam1 Fan2'

Luncheon meat with egg instant noodles

Sweetheart cake

Even though this is just instant noodles, this combination with luncheon meat and egg actually originates from Hong Kong and is just so fast, convenient, and healthy to eat if you cannot think of anything else to eat.

7) What are luncheon meat with egg instant noodles called in Cantonese? Click below for pronunciation.

餐蛋麵 'Caan1 Daan2 Min6'

Roast goose glass noodles

Stinky tofu

The roast goose glass noodles is just classic and you can get it in almost any restaurant chains or traditional Chinese restaurants in Hong Kong. People usually eat this at an afternoon tea, served with sour plum sauce.

8) What are roast goose glass noodles called in Cantonese? Click below for pronunciation.

燒鵝瀨粉 'Siu1 Ngo4 Laai6 Fan2'

White cut chicken rice noodles

Sticky rice

This is like a sibling of the previous dish which is also often eaten at an afternoon tea. However, white-cut chickens are also commonly eaten during any meals of the day.

9) What are white cut chicken rice noodles called in Cantonese? Click below for pronunciation.

切雞米粉 'Cit4 Gai1 Mai2 Fan2'

Rice noodles (Yun Nan style) with soup

Rice rolls

Yun Nan style noodles have become extremely popular in Hong Kong in the past decade. The rice noodles are soft, silky smooth, a little chewy, and are served in soup!

10) What are rice noodles (Yun Nan style) with soup called in Cantonese? Click below for pronunciation.

上湯米線 'Seung6 Tong1 Mai2 Sin3'