Mar 31, 2011|
AP LEI CHAU COMPLEX
Getting there: Take the number 90 bus from Exchange Square, Central
It might be a little out of the way, but the fresh seafood here is worth it. Situated next to a fish and vegetable market, you’ll be able to gobble down a good seafood meal for a much better price than at other seafood meccas including Lamma and Sai Kung. Find Hong Kong classics like milk tea and noodles aplenty as well.
BOWRINGTON ROAD COOKED FOOD MARKET
Getting there: MTR Wan Chai station, exit A
Open from 6am to 2am, the cooked food market in Wan Chai is located on the top floor of Bowrington Road Market. Serving Cantonese style rice and noodles, this is a popular choice for anyone looking for some cheap local food.
FO TAN COOKED FOOD MARKET
Getting there: Take bus number 80M from Kowloon Tong MTR station
All the cooked food stalls here are located under a huge tented area and most are open from 6am to 2am. The famous Sha Tin Chicken Congee is a must-try. It’s pretty quiet in the early mornings but it gets extra busy at night time.
HUNG HOM COOKED FOOD CENTER
Getting there: Take bus number 5C from Tsim Sha Tsui Star Ferry Pier
Located on the 2nd floor of the Hung Hom Municipal Service Building on top of Hung Hom Market, you’ll find this popular cooked food center serving inexpensive Cantonese-style fare. Herds of people come here to eat from open till close.
KUT SHING STREET COOKED FOOD MARKET
Getting there: MTR Chai Wan station, exit B
This 2-storey cooked food centre offers 11 different stalls for you to choose from serving dai pai dong food, siu mei, and other local inexpensive nourishments.
PEI HO STREET MARKET AND COOKED FOOD CENTRE
Getting there: MTR Sham Shui Po station, exit C2
In spite of its name, the entrance to this cooked food center is actually on Kweilin Street, which runs parallel to Pei Ho Street. Take the escalator up to the second floor and there you’ll find plenty of Cantonese dishes to choose from. Make sure your language skills are up to snuff, since all the menus are written in Chinese.
PO ON ROAD MUNICIPAL SERVICES BUILDING
Getting there: MTR Cheung Sha Wan station, exit C1
This area is quiet and residential, with a park and housing estate nearby. The cooked food center is found on the second floor of the building, which is divided up into a wet market and a public library. Enjoy your chicken rice or stewed lotus root along with high school students on their lunch break.
SHEUNG WAN COOKED FOOD CENTER
Getting there: MTR Sheung Wan station, exit A2
This is a clean and tidy cooked food center serving a wealth of food from different cultures: Vietnamese, Indian, Italian, and more dumplings than you can shake a stick at. During dinner time, white tablecloths are placed over the tables for a slightly more classy feel. Of special note is ABC Kitchen, which offers quality pasta and Italian dishes, as well as some of the best roast suckling pig you’ve ever tasted at an incredibly low price—guaranteed. It even sets its tables with a full dish set, including wine glasses.
TAI PO HUI COOKED FOOD CENTER
Getting there: MTR Tai Po station
Located on the third floor of the Tai Po Hui Market, this cooked food centre opens from 6am to 2am daily. Dai pai dongs are the main residents, serving good ol’ Cantonese style vermicelli, noodles, and fried rice. along with great roasted meats and scrumptious dim sum.
Getting there: MTR Jordan station, exit A
Take a stroll along this street market and you’ll find all sorts of cheap comfort foods, from your regular cha chaan teng fare to spicy Indian curry and kebabs to fresh fruit juice. Most of the food is at the mid-point of the street, though, gathered in what at first glance looks like a ramshackle pile of tarps and wire fencing. This is actually a cooked food hawker bazaar, where you can find deep fried seafood snacks and hearty soups, among other things. If you’re a little squeamish, you may be put off by the freshest of fresh seafood in the form of giant crustacean creatures waggling all their limbs.