Having been to Hong Kong once before, I agree that you need at least a week to really be able to see how amazing it really is. It is when many wholesale stores open their doors widely to retail customers. If you have only a minute to read, then scan through the Highlights below to get the overview picture quickly. The buildings here are certainly older and the streets less swanky, but then prices for food, hotels and shopping are also a lot lower. Ching Chung Koon Come to this place to see displays of chinese cultural items, pagodas, plants, bonsai and treasures from the Beijing Imperial Palace.
Stanley Market Shop here for the latest fashion items like clothes, bags, shoes, jewelleries, oriental gifts and novelty items. Lung Yeuk Tau Heritage Trail This is another heritage trail that dates back to the 18th century. To my surprise it was actually quite good, with just the right amount of margarine toasted onto the bread and oddly addictive beef and eggs in the center. There is also the Shing Mun River which runs along the city with a cycling path, popular for rowers and cyclists. I especially love any type of seafood, from squid to clams, stir fried with onions and black bean sauce.
For myself, char siu is typically not my favorite, due to it typically being on the sweet side. Sunday brunches in Hong Kong have almost legendary status, and deservedly so. Where: 5 Connaught Road, Central When: Sundays, 11. Snuff bottles, jade, silk, embroideries, wooden works of art, vintage postcards, and Bruce Lee movie posters are worth-checking-out stuff among others. It is a belief that jade brings good luck and can ward off bad and evil spirits. Used to be called Victoria City, it was where the British administration set up base in the 19th century and many colonial buildings can still be seen r ight by the Victoria Harbor.
Of course, with space being at such a premium here, the living spaces are naturally small although this is typical of a lot of areas in Hong Kong , but this is the price necessary for living right in the centre of the city. Check out this surreal experience. Not many people know about it, but it is one of the best places to spend the first moments of the New Year. When I ate there, I think I had a , which was steamed perfectly without being overcooked, with soy sauce and sesame oil, and fine shreds of ginger and green onion. While I am partial to the city, I hope you agree that there is something for everyone in Hong Kong, no matter what kind of holiday you are looking for. The settings in this village are all related to the Buddhist religion and spiritual themes in the area. You will not get lost in Hong Kong if you just follow the tram route.
According to , Hong Kong residents drink 900 million glasses of milk tea per year. Temple Street Night Market Most men would rather come to this Night Market than the Ladies' Market. Using white bread and a mound of butter, the bread is often layered in peanut butter before being deep fried yes, deep fried , and then topped with syrup and more butter. Soy sauce braised pigeon At many of the roast meat shops in Hong Kong they often also have a few pigeons on display and waiting for you to order them. Tai O Fishing Village Lantau Island Make a trip to Tai O Fishing Village and you will be fascinated with the stilt houses the fishermen are living in. Cheung Sha Wan Road Fashion Street and Ladies' Market Shopping in Hong Kong is like a favourite past time of the local people. They are well known for two main dishes, brisket in clear soup with your choice of noodles, or brisket and tendon curry.
Whatever your choice, when you travel to Hong Kong, brisket is a must eat. There is a winning mix of educational and interactive sea creature displays, including the futuristic jellyfish exhibition, and plenty of thrill seeking rollercoasters and rides. Dim sum can range from braised chicken feet, to porky siu mai, to shrimp filled har gao, all guzzled down with hot tea. Roast goose Few foods in the world, , can compare to the excitement that you will have from the anticipation of eating Hong Kong roasted goose. Happy Valley is home to many expats, thanks to its green spaces and close proximity to the city centre. Thanks to Tim Lai for this recommendation. Hong Kong has a long history of foreign influence, and is one of those foods that became popularized at street food stalls and local cafes.
The texture is extremely soft and silky, similar to a really fine pudding. Avenue of Stars Avenue of Stars in Tsim Sha Tsui resembles Hollywood's walk of fame. In Mongkok and Jordan you'll find some of the city's best markets, the sort of street food that wins Michelin Stars and the busiest neighbourhoods in the world. If that is you, expect to have good quality stuff at very cheap prices there. This tram system has been running for over a hundred years and is still a very popular means of public transport. Prices range from 50 cents to 2 dollars for foods and drinks there. There is a huge variety of exotic plants, local plants and flowers for sale.
The Mandarin Oriental If you are looking for a more up-market Sunday brunch in Hong Kong, The Clipper Lounge at the Mandarin Oriental is a sophisticated and cosy all-rounder. Tell us Want to hit more foodie haunts in Hong Kong? The Italian and international cuisine on offer provide something for everyone, which is great when kids are in tow! Both are exceptionally good and focus especially on the fresh fish. Double Decker Tram Ding Ding Tram One of the things you must do in Hong Kong is to hop on the Hong Kong Tram for sightseeing. Both dishes are extraordinary, but the curry, with a wonderfully fragrant curry powder taste, while being rich and meaty, is impossible to beat. Millions of visitors from around the world visit Hong Kong every year because the place is well known as a shopper's paradise, high-tech entertainment hub and places with the best nightlife.