Late-Night Food in Hong Kong
The Flying Pan. Nix that looming hangover with a greasy fry-up before you hit the sack. The Flying Pan is a popular 24-hour diner, equally busy at 3 am and 3 pm on weekends. Eggs any style come with two picks from a huge list of sides including grits, blintzes, baked beans, and fruit salad. The truly greedy can order the Kitchen Sink, which is a taste of everything. There's another branch at 81–85 Lockhart Road in Wan Chai. 9 Old Bailey St., Central, Hong Kong, n/a Hong Kong. 2140–6333; www.the-flying-pan.com.
Hay Hay Kitchen. A brightly lit oasis on Lockhart Road, Hay Hay is best known for its Hong Kong–style noodles and rice plates. The char siu hor fun (barbecue pork noodles in soup) is a popular late-night dish. Pay the cashier on your way out. Hay Wah Bldg., 72–86 Lockhart Rd., Wan Chai, Hong Kong, n/a Hong Kong. 2143–6183.
Tsui Wah. While locals head to the three-story Tsui Wah at any time of the day, the late-night crowds are the happiest. Service is quick and there's a huge menu of typical Chinese fare such as fried rice and noodles as well as western dishes such as steak and pasta. It's noisy and bright, but the crowds just keep on coming. You may even find the odd celebrity chowing down on beef brisket noodles at 2 am. 15–19 Wellington St., Central, Hong Kong, n/a Hong Kong. 2525–6338; www.tsuiwah.com.
—Eva Chui Loiterton