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The Top 4 pasta dishes loved by Hong Konger's

Updated: Oct 11, 2023

Hong Kong and its love for pasta:


Harbor view of Hong Kong from a restaurant

Hong Kong is and has been a hub for multiple different cuisines, Traditional Chinese food has always been loved by many but Hong Kong also provided a diverse platform to the one and only Italian cuisine, mainly pasta and pizza which took over the taste buds and was starting to be loved by many people in Hong Kong. Since pasta had a somewhat similar structure to that of traditional Chinese noodles it didn't take long for pasta to gain a spot for itself within this foodie city. Hong Kong is a place where every individual is a foodie, and if anything new to the taste buds, the people of Hong Kong will surely try it. With so many new dishes popping up almost every day, there are a few on our list that have been continuously loved by the people of Hong Kong.


1} Squid Ink Linguine with Sea Urchin:


Squid ink pasta with sea urchin

Squid Ink Linguine with Sea Urchin is leading this list as this dish is unique and remarkable in both its texture and taste. This pasta is quite well-known in Hong Kong because of its delicious taste and the gentle touch of luxury of the sea urchin.


The Squid Ink pasta has a very briny taste as well as a slight taste of the sea. The sea urchin provides a note of luxury to the overall dish which helps it stand outside from the other pasta dishes. The Squid ink can often be found to be paired with fish or scallops and served with paste such as tomato sauce, pesto, or a butter garlic sauce.


Squid Ink pasta might be difficult to find in every restaurant in Hong Kong, as Squid ink is a hard-to-find commodity and can be found only in certain specialty stores or ordered online. Overall, Squid ink pasta is a unique and flavorful dish loved by many in Hong Kong.


2)Spaghetti with meatballs:


Spaghetti with meatballs

Spaghetti with meatballs is one the most classic Italian-American dishes which is beloved around the globe as well in Hong Kong. Comparatively, when compared with high-gourmet dishes, Spaghetti with meatballs is a simple dish consisting of spaghetti pasta, tomato sauce, and meatballs.


Spaghetti with meatballs is known to have originated in the United States, where Italian immigrants developed it so that it can be matched with the American taste. The recipe was later brought down to Hong Kong and since then has been loved by the locals.


The meatballs used in the pasta dish are a simple mixture of ground pork and beef, breadcrumbs, egg yolk, and seasoning. The meatballs can be served with many different sauces such as marinara sauce, Bolognese sauce, and alfredo sauce. The spaghetti with meatballs is an overall simple and comforting dish that can be made spicy or mild as preferred by the people.


3) Pesto linguine:


Linguine with pesto

Pesto linguine is a dish that has a very distinguished taste because of its mixture of herbs and its freshness. Pesto linguine is another simple dish that is made by tossing the linguine in a mixture of paste made from basil, pine nuts, olive oil, garlic, and parmesan cheese.


This dish is usually served with some add-ons as it gives the dish further elevation in its taste. The best part of a pesto dish is that it can be served both hot or cold and can also be served with multiple proteins and vegetables, which allows this dish to be made according to the taste required.


Pesto linguine is originally a Genoa dish from Italy where it is traditionally served with potatoes and green beans. This in particular is very much liked by Italians due to its versatility as this dish is healthy, high in both protein and fiber, and can also be made glutton-free for those who are on certain dietary restrictions.


4) Spaghetti Carbonara


Spaghetti Carbonara

Another simple and classic dish is the spaghetti carbonara, with very simple and has few elements combined making it one of the heartiest meals. Authentic carbonara is made by stirring up raw eggs in piping-hot pasta along with some grated cheese which gives the carbonara a creamy structure.


The carbonara is a very simple and authentic dish, People in Hong Kong love to have dishes that have authenticity and simplicity. It has become a quite famous dish and can be found in almost every Italian restaurant in Hong Kong.






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