Traditional Chinese breakfast in Hong Kong at Wai Kee Congee Shop

One of my favorite things to do while in Hong Kong (or anywhere with southern Chinese food) is to eat traditional Chinese breakfast. This usually consists of some sort of rice porridge called jook (Cantonese) or zhou 粥 (Mandarin). And the most common accompaniment is a fried Chinese donut called You Tiao 油條. Together they form an irresistible combination.

A great place to enjoy this comfort food in central Hong Kong is Wai Kee Congee Shop 威記粥店.


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Outside of Wai Kee Congee Shop
Outside of Wai Kee Congee Shop

The most traditional form of zhou is probably the plain zhou 白粥, but my personal favorite here is the fish piece zhou 魚片粥.

Fish Piece Zhou 魚片粥
Fish Piece Zhou 魚片粥
You Tiao 油條
You Tiao 油條

Aside from the You Tiao 油條, the Zha Liang 炸兩 is also fresh and really tasty here.

Service here is pretty much non-existent (as it usually is in these environments), but the food is well worth it. Especially at this price point!

Chinese breakfast at Wai Kee Congee Shop 威記粥店
Enjoying a typical Chinese breakfast

If you’re in the city, drop by and let me know what you think. Else, please let me know of other great places to enjoy other great comfort food like this!