5 July, 2024
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No Judgement! Here’s Where Team Sassy Gets Their Junk Food Fix In The City

5 July, 2024
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Craving a cheat day? Discover Hong Kong’s most irresistible junk food spots, handpicked by the Sassy team – even our resident nutritionist has a guilty pleasure to share!

Let’s face it – we all need our junk food fix sometimes. Sure, eating healthy is important, especially with all those convenient meal delivery services at our fingertips. However, nothing quite fills the heart like indulging in your favourite comfort foods. And hey, you don’t need to be nursing a breakup to dive headfirst into a tub of ice cream! Here at Sassy, we wholeheartedly embrace those deliciously guilty pleasures. So, without further ado (and no judgement, please), here are our team’s top picks for junk food in the city – including a recommendation from our resident nutritionist!

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junk food Wingman

Haley’s Pick: Wingman

When our Managing Director Haley craves something delightfully unhealthy, she heads straight to Wingman for its unlimited wings deals. Hailed as one of the best chicken wing specialists, Wingman has been perfecting its craft for over six years. With a menu boasting over 15 flavours – from classics like Ranch, Buffalo and Cali Style to unique local twists such as Singaporean Zing, Indian Tandoori Chicken and Caribbean Jerk – there’s a wing for every taste bud. The free-flow wings deal lets you feast like royalty starting at just $138 on weekdays or $148 on weekends for three flavours. It’s the perfect excuse to gather your crew for a wing feast that’s sure to lead to a food coma and unforgettable memories (may result in excessive wing consumption and spontaneous clucking).

Wingman, 6/F, 37-43 Cochrane Street, Central, Hong Kong, 9607 5500, wingman.hk

junk food Meet Fresh

Elly’s Pick: Meet Fresh

When our Office Manager Elly craves a sweet escape, she takes her family to Meet Fresh, a Taiwanese dessert spot specialising in handmade treats like chewy taro balls, silky grass jelly and shaved ice. Despite its seemingly healthy name, this place is a sugar haven that promises to satisfy the sweetest of cravings (and might just be the reason for a post-dessert nap). Elly loves that each bite offers an authentic taste of Taiwan, making it her go-to spot for a sugary splurge.

Meet Fresh, various locations across Hong Kong, www.instagram.com/meetfreshhongkong

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junk food Kam Wah Cafe

Nicole’s Pick: Kam Wah Cafe

Our Executive Editor Nicole swears by Kam Wah Cafe for her weekend indulgence, and it’s not just about the famous pineapple buns and egg tarts (though they are worth a mention). Whenever she’s wandering through the Flower Market in Prince Edward, the siren call of Kam Wah’s Hong Kong-style French toast is irresistible. Imagine a deep-fried masterpiece slathered in butter and stuffed with gooey peanut butter. Sinful? Absolutely. Worth every calorie? You bet! At just $22, this artery-clogger is Nicole’s ultimate cheat day treat.

Kam Wah Cafe, G/F, 47 Bute Street, Prince Edward, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2392 6830

junk food am.pm

Fashila’s Pick: am.pm

If you’re a fan of fluffy soufflé pancakes, our Editor Fashila has just the spot for you: am.pm! This dessert destination is famous for its jiggly soufflé pancakes, caramelised pudding toasts and soft serves that’ll have you drooling. After an intense shopping spree in Mong Kok, head over to am.pm for a sweet pick-me-up. Trust Fashila – one bite of its ice cream-topped soufflé pancakes, and you’ll be hooked (and probably planning your next visit). If you want to indulge without too much guilt, bring a friend along to share its crème brûlée soufflé pancake –though let’s be honest, you might not want to share!

am.pm, Shop B, G/F, Grand Place, 560 Nathan Road, Mong Kok, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2725 4318, www.ampm-antepost.co

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junk food Flat Iron Burger

Catherine’s Pick: Flat Iron Burger

Even though I’m technically the Style Editor, I have a confession to make: I’m a huge burger and milkshake fan. Whenever I need a burger fix, I head straight to Flat Iron Burger for its $148 lunch deal. The set includes a burger, fries and a concrete shake that’s guaranteed to leave you stuffed and possibly worrying about your next medical check-up. My top picks are the Flat Iron Deluxe and Buffalo Bill, as well as the Portuguese egg tart shake, which comes with an actual egg tart on top. Yes, you read that right – a whole egg tart!

Flat Iron Burger, G/F, 27 & 29 Elgin Street, Central, 5607 4860www.instagram.com/flatironburger_hk

junk food Sweeties' Dessert

Veena’s Pick: Sweeties’ Dessert

Our Editorial Assistant, Veena, has a sweet spot (pun intended) for Sweeties’ Dessert in Sai Ying Pun. This charming eatery has been a staple for generations, evolving from a traditional Hong Kong dessert shop to a modern yet nostalgic haven. Veena swears by its Bread & Butter Pudding and Chocolate Fondant, both served with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream. When she’s feeling extra indulgent or has a partner-in-crime, she goes for the Trio Dessert, which includes chocolate lava cake, apple crumble and mango custard tart. Talk about a dessert dream team!

Sweeties’ Dessert, Shop M4B, G/F, 1 Babington Path, Mid-Levels, Hong Kong, 2127 7388, www.instagram.com/sweetiesdesserthk

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junk food Porker

Emily’s Pick: Porker

Our Partnerships Manager, Emily, has a guilty pleasure: Porker. She used to visit all the time when she was pregnant, drawn by its crispy, juicy tonkatsu served with a side of curry sauce. Specialising in Japanese deep-fried breaded pork cutlets made from aged Kagoshima pork, Porker’s Sirloin Cutlet Curry Rice is a comfort food masterpiece. If you’re ever in Central, don’t miss out on this succulent delight that will leave you feeling oh-so-satisfied!

Porker (Flagship), G/F, 26 Cochrane Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2811 2298
Porker (BaseHall 02), Kiosk 4, Basehall 02, LG/F, Jardine House, 1 Connaught Place, Central, Hong Kong, www.298hk.com

junk food Triple O's

Helena’s Pick: Triple O’s

As someone who used to live in Canada, our Marketing Manager, Helena, is a true Triple O’s fan. While it’s not quite the same as the one in Vancouver, it still hits the spot. Helena’s usual order is the mushroom burger, a choice that aligns perfectly with her background as a nutritionist. Who knew even nutritionists had their cheat days? For maximum enjoyment, she always asks for an extra serving of the signature sauce. You don’t even need sides or a shake – just that perfectly wrapped burger.

Triple O’s, various locations across Hong Kong, www.tripleos.com.hk

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junk food Bing Kee Cha Dong

Grace’s Pick: Bing Kee Cha Dong

Grace, our Multimedia Designer and Tai Hang expert, swears by Bing Kee Cha Dong as her go-to cute date spot. This small but mighty open-air food stall is famed for its deep-fried pork chop noodles, attracting both local workers and young hipsters alike. Grace and her boyfriend have their favourites: he digs into the toast with pork chop, cheese and eggs, while she indulges in the whole wheat raisin toast with peanut butter and condensed milk (not on the menu, but worth the ask). Together, they share the toast with eggs and spam for that extra indulgence.

Bing Kee Cha Dong, G/F, 5 Shepherd Street, Tai Hang, Hong Kong, 2577 3117, www.instagram.com/bing_kee

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Main image courtesy of Sassy Media Group, image 1 courtesy of Wingman via Instagram, image 2 courtesy of Meet Fresh via Instagram, image 3 courtesy of Chu dos via Flickr, image 4 courtesy of am.pm via Instagram, image 5 courtesy of Flat Iron Burger via Instagram, image 6 courtesy of foodie_erai via Instagram, image 7 courtesy of Porker via Instagram, image 8 courtesy of Triple O’s via Instagram, image 9 courtesy of Bing Kee Cha Dong via Instagram.

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