"Sai Kung - A relaxing getaway" Sai Kung by PotatoChips

Sai Kung Travel Guide: 12 reviews and 50 photos

Many travellers have the impression that Hong Kong is only about tall buildings, shopping and night scenes. There is much to this beautiful city that will warm your heart if you get off the beaten track. Sai Kung is a lovely town with yummy seafood, chinese delicacies, little quaint shops and an interesting live market. Make sure you don't this a miss in your next trip to Hong Kong.

Fish Boat Market and yummy food in Sai Kung

I appreciate the way people in Hong Kong prepare their seafood. A charming little town called Sai Kung has some good restaurants that will have you coming back for more. Although a little steep in price given that many tourist frequent this place, Sai Kung has more than just seafood restaurants to offer.

It's fun eating at a seafood restaurent as u actually get to pick the seafood fresh from the aquariums of different prawns, lobsters, fishes and all sorts of sea creatures. My favourite dish to date is the cheese lobster ...yum!

After seafood (be sure to save some room in your tummy, you won't regret this!), head over to a restaurant called 'Moon Kei' where they serve some of the most interesting chinese delicacies that Hongkies have long prided themselves in. Moon Kei is a famous delicacy shop in Hong Kong where they sold over 40 types of 'thong sui' that are served cold or hot and comes in sweet or savoury flavour...Oh, be sure not to miss out the pancakes they have too! Might throw some of you off but nothing like a durian pancake...hahaha...

After a sumptious lunch, take a stroll along the pier and you will come across a most interesting scene. A 'live' fish market. You will see boat men marketing their fresh sea food from boats with scores of customers littered along the pier selecting and haggling the price for their purchase. It's interesting to watch the whole process and to see how the boat men would pass the seafood via a 'basket' from their boats to the customers standing on the pier.

Sai Kung is overall a charming and relaxing get away from the hustle and bustle of Hong Kong city. It sure is interesting to walk around and just look at the relatively quaint chinese shops.

  • Last visit to Sai Kung: Jan 2005
  • Intro Updated Sep 30, 2006
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