Claypot Rice

Hong Kong Travel Guides / October 07, 2016
Claypot Rice Image credit: Cherry Riurungruang

Claypot rice will remind you of Korea’s bibimbap. It will also remind you why eating is a celebration in itself.

Claypot rice is basically rice steamed with a bunch of cured pork belly (or any meat) and Chinese sausage with a sauce mixture (soy sauce, fish sauce, sugar, white pepper) and green onions. These are all to be stirred together to make a magnificent, glorious mess.

You can taste the lovely flavors of the pork belly and sausage in every scoop of this dish. But what makes this dish distinct are the crispy, chewy bits of rice at the bottom of the pot. It is the best part of this dish so be sure to savor every spoonful of it.

The clay pot is what makes the rice crispy, thus the name. Definitely a must-try!

Here are the best places to get claypot rice in Hong Kong.

  • FOUR SEASONS CLAYPOT RICE | Yau Ma Tei
    For out-of-this-world four seasons clay pot rice
    What to order: Four seasons claypot rice, Deep fried oyster cake, Dried duck leg and sliced pork
    Price range: HK$50 to $120 ($6.45 to $15.47)
    When: 18:00 – 24:00 daily
    Where: 46-58 Arthur Street, Yau Ma Tei, Hong Kong
  • KWAN KEE | Western District
    For the most authentic claypot rice and preserved sausages
    What to order: Pork bone hot pot, Preserved sausage, Lemon soft chicken, Sweet and sour pork ribs
    Price range: HK$50 to $100 ($6.45 to $12.89)
    When: 11:00 – 00:30 Mon to Sat, 18:00 – 00:30 Suns
    Where: Shop 1, Wo Yick Mansion, 263 Queen’s Road West, Western District, Hong Kong
  • CHAN HON KEE | Tai Po
    For a wide selection of scrumptious claypot rice and rice noodle dishes
    What to order: Claypot rice, Rice noodle dishes, Chinese vegetable with fermented tofu sauce, Rice-flour rolls
    Price range: HK$12 to $45 ($1.55 to $5.80)
    When: 11:00 – 16:00 daily
    Where: Ground Floor, No. 91B Wan Tau Street, Tai Po, Hong Kong
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