Thanks to government efforts to rein in the unsanitary conditions that invariably accompany the outdoor food stalls of yore, hawker-style eating has actually seen a lot of limitation in Hong Kong. One of the few areas in which this tradition has been allowed to thrive is on Haiphong Road in Tsim Sha Tsui.
Called a "temporary market" despite its decades-long run, this amalgam of blaring neon, souvenir shops, and fresh food is the place to stroll if "vibrant" and "authentic" are two adjectives you value highly in your travel experience. You'll find the cooked food center (over 50 hawker stalls) through the halal meat market, providing choices that will be plentiful and the grub that is going to be largely inexpensive. If deep-fried pork chops or spicy noodles and meatballs pique your interest, then you've got no better option in Hong Kong than to join the melee that is constantly occurring on Haiphong Road.