What is a Pork Chop Bun?

A Pork Chop Bun is literally a pork chop, in a bun or bread roll.

What is it actually?

A bread roll, usually either a normal bread roll or a chinese variant such as a Pineapple Bun, containing a grilled pork chop. Some vendors may offer sauces or cheese or other toppings like grilled onions. We recommend putting toppings when offered, as otherwise it’s very tasteless and dry.

What does it taste like?

It tastes like a bacon roll with very thick bacon, or a pork chop. In a bun.

How did it get its name?

It’s a pork chop. In a bun.

Where can I find it?

Street food stands throughout Macau, and some Hong Kong street food or cafe diners.

What food that I am familiar with does it taste like?

A grilled pork chop, in a bun.

Not to be confused with…

A Pork Bun, which is steamed rice flour bun filled with minced pork and herbs.

Interestingly, the popularity of the pork chip bun explains why the Sausage McMuffin is available as an all day item in Hong Kong and Macau, although we’d argue the Sausage McMuffin is a lot tastier than a pork chop bun!

Anything I need to watch out for?

The chop may still be attached to the bone on one side, so avoid biting into the bun blindly, and chew around the bone or cut it off. The rest of the chop should be pure meat though.

Is it worth getting out of my comfort zone to try?


This article is part of our Fussy Eater’s Guide to Hong Kong Food. Find more Fussy’s Eater’s Guides in our main menu!