Eating and Drinking, Hong Kong
Hong Kong is well known with Chinese food. 1 thing that you cannot miss when visit Hong Kong is to try out their speciality drink which is HK Milk Tea and HK Ying Yong (Coffee mix with tea). I bet you will fall in love with it. *thumbs up.
Street hawker is famous with curry fish balls on a stick, stinky tofu. You also can enjoy wantan noodle, congee, claypot rich at Tai Pai Tong. Remember to try out the HK-Stlye Fast Food where you can find out the taste of cutlet porkchop, and lots of hk style food. This mostly served in a set which compliment with soup and drink.
Bakery is a must try out in Hong Kong which is famous with Wife Cake, Egg tart, Pineapple bun.
Don't miss to try the local fresh fruit drink when you wandering in the streets. The shops named Hui Lau Sin you can find everywhere in Kowloon, Hong Kong island, NT. It one of the good tasty drink, see the menu, they regular changing the new drink list, keep "FRESH TASTE" it only up to HK$10 a bottle of drink.
Bahce Turkish Restaurant 3 Ngan Wan Rd, Mui Wo, Lantau Island is a surprise. I found it while staying at teh Silver mine hotel in Mui Wo and the food is fantasic. Right by the bus depot for Mui wo just by the 7-11 and Mcdonalds. The ferry terminal is close by to Central and the islands.
... gives a link to Mong Kok bars.
I have been in one in Tung Choi Street several years ago but don't recall the name. The Tung Choi street bars are close to exit B1 of Prince Edward MTR or a 10min walk from Dragon hostel.
Enjoy your stay.
Lei Yue Mun used to be a rather remote fishing village at the east entrance to Victoria Harbour on the Kowloon side. It is now a place with many seafood restaurants. You first go to a seafood vendor to select your own fresh seafood (see photo), then bring it over to the restaurant and tell them how you would like them done. Be warned that you may find the vendors or restaurant ppl quite annoying, as they try to do everything they can to get you inside their restaurant.
You can have a good view of the narrow point of the harbour at the tip of the Lei Yue Mun. Just keep walking towards the restaurants and vendors till the very end. Here you can see the taller buildings on the west side of the harbour on a clear day.
Take the MTR to Yau Tong, walk about 15 min to the east up and down a small hill and you'll get to the large front gate and the harbour. Green minibus 24 can also get you there from Lam Tin MTR station.
For midnight snacks, you can choose either salty ones like noodles in soup or with dumplings (won ton meen) or sweet ones like cakes (bor law yau) - a hot bun stuffed with melted butter; and (daan tar) - a baked egg custard.
Sweet soups are offered in restaurants, tea-houses and in special dessert houses, can delight your palate as well!
These soups include ginger milk pudding, steamed milk in two layers, steamed egg, totoise jelly, dumpling made of sago and almond-tofu pudding with fresh fruits.
Flagstaff House Museum of Teaware in Hong Kong Park. All kinds of tea paraphernalia, some over 1,000 years old, is displayed in Hong Kong's oldest surviving colonial building, and a lovely array of teaware and teas are sold in the girft shop.
The park also holds an impressive aviary with an elevated walkway winding through treetops.
If you have a daring stomach and a keen sense of navigation, I highly recommend a great experience I recently had. The food is good and the adventure worthwhile!
FO TAN (SHAN MEI STREET) "Dai Pai Dongs”:
If you're willing to try hard, this place is a genuine experience. I recommend going at night when the restaurant touts are out and all the little restaurant/stalls are brightly lit and bustling like a night market.
NB - A 'dai pai dong' is a very basic type of restaurant. One were you sit at fold out tables and on little collapsible stools. Expect the atmosphere of eating at a street stall, but with tables and chairs.
Fo Tan offers famous local dishes, particularly Sha Tin Chicken congee and roast pigeon. Both dishes can be eaten at other restaurants - but as far as I know, this Shat Tin Chicken congee is a dish is not know beyond locals. Basically a whole chicken is used and slow cooked in rice porridge, with all the normal porridge trimmings. It is very good, but congee isn't to the tastes of everyone! Expect to pay $20 HK for an individual bowl, but better, pay $70 HK for a large serving to share amongst three. In the large servings the chicken comes whole and the dish tastes better. (order in Chinese: Gai Juooke)
Also available are whole roast pigeons. VERY good - and more widely available as a dish as it is more akin to Western tastes! Expect to pay around $45 per roast bird, depending on the season. 2 birds are good for three people, possibly four if you are eating other things such as the congee.
This location is far out, and a little challenging to get to. You will need to take a double decker bus to Fo Tan, the easiest bus - for not getting lost - is the double decker no. 85 - this bus terminates exactly outside the restaurants (at a bus station outside a hideous looking factory building). You can get the 85 at the bus station underneath Sha Tin Town Centre (take the KCR to Sha Tin and look underneath the complex for the bus station).
Lei Yu Mun is a small coastal village famous for its seafood.
It's located near Lam Tin and it can be reached by boat at Shau Kei Wan.
You get to choose your own seafood between all the seafood shops there. Then you choose the restaurant you want to eat in and the people from the seafood shop will follow you with your purchase.
I think this is quite a fun way to enjoy fresh seafood !
"Arts and people" is the theme of Fringe Club. It is just a block up from the famous Lan Kwai Fong, and, there IS a bar in Fringe Club! Occasionally you can enjoy live band and drinks in an exhibition gallery...isn't that wonderful?
Most of the performances here are by younger groups/artists, they might not be the most fmaous one but surely they bring you fresh voices in this money town. The City Festival, organised by Fringe Club, is one of the most stylish events in town. In January and February, when the festival is on, there are poem reading, little shows, seminars and chats in many of the clubs around Lan Kwai Fong and Soho. Enjoy arts with good food and drinks!
Address: 2 Lower Albert Road, Central, Hong Kong
So, this is one for all you English beer drinkers out there. Head to Discovery Bay. In the central plaza there is a small shop selling draught Old Speckled Hen. It was the best pint of OSH I've had for years.
Go there, have some. It's also seriously cheaper than the beer in town.
SAI KUNG BAY
where CHuppies of the Film Industry, celeb strata live.
== Incredible seafoods : buy your fresh fish from the fishmongers, still live, take it into restaurant and eat within 15-20 minutes.
===I've also enjoyed tender succulent Phoenix claws
===Scallops on Tofu with black beans
===fish head casserole in sand pots
===boiled scampis dipped in soy
===fresh steamed mud crabs
Remember earlier when I mentioned that the Chinese will eat anything and everything? Now wait till you see this. Go to Shamshuipo in Kowloon and see them feast on shredded SNAKE MEAT SOUP - a cheap delicacy for many locals. A bowl usually costs around US$4. Many Chinese believe snake meat can do the body a lot of good -- strengthen the immune system, invigorate the gall bladder and vitalize the kidneys.
Hongkong is a city at the sea. So you'll get fresh seafood at every place.
Try the small snack-bars on the streets - they are very delicious