Grilled Squid Tentacles

Hong Kong Travel Guides / October 13, 2016
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If you’re longing for a respite from rich and oil-laden food, the grilled squid tentacles are the perfect snack for you.

Tourists may find this kind of grub strange, but locals flock to stalls that serve these especially after office hours – a good sign that these skewered stuff are absolutely delicious.

The tentacles are grilled for a chewy and rubbery texture. What makes these nibbles very flavorful is the sauce that is usually in teriyaki, honey, barbecue or chili. Tip: Brush the tentacles with any of the first 3 sauces mentioned and combine it with the chili sauce to have lip-smacking goodness.

Hong Kong abounds with stalls that sell them at super low prices.

Here are the best places to get grilled squid tentacles.

  • FEI JIE
    For an adventurer's daily fix of street food and exotic food
    What to order: Grilled squid tentacles, Mini waffles, Cuttlefish, Chicken kidney
    Price range: HK$12 - $26 ($1.53 to $3.32)
    When: 14:00 - 23:00 or until sold out, daily
    Where: Shop 4A, 55 Dundas Street, Mong Kok, Hong Kong
  • FOOD STALLS @ FUK WA STREET
    For a mini feast of good, no-frills street snacks
    What to order: Grilled squid, Braised cow offal, Fried pork intestines, Hot pot
    Price range: HK$10 to $30 ($1.28 to $3.83)
    When: Morning until the wee hours, daily
    Where: Fuk Wa Street, Sham Shui Po, Kowloon, Hong Kong
  • INTERSECTION OF DUNDAS STREET AND SAI YEUNG CHOI
    For a spread of interesting and appetizing street snacks
    What to order: Grilled squid, Fish balls, Egg waffles, Siu mai
    Price range: HK$15 - $40 ($1.92 to $5.11)
    When: Morning until evening, daily
    Where: Mong Kok Street, Hong Kong
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