About Sze L
Lives in Hong Kong, China
Since Jul 2014
18-24 year old female
Ling Ling Sze A Hong Kong local girl. “There may be a great fire in our soul, yet no one ever comes to warm himself at it, and the passers-by see only a wisp of smoke.” ― Vincent van Gogh Travel experience: Brunei, Philippines, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, London, Turkey, Moscow
Flea & Street Markets
Points of Interest & Landmarks
Gift & Speciality Shops
Situated in the working-class neighborhood of Sham Shui Po, the Dragon Centre is a massive mall with more than 700 shops, an ice skating rink, and, of course, a fantastic food court - packed with all kinds of cheap and tasty food. From curry to Korean fried chicken, Japanese udon to French delights, the eighth floor of the Dragon Centre has something for everyone - whatever time of day you visit.
Mongkok may be famous for its trendy clothing, but it's also a great place to find all sorts of typical Hong Kong snacks. Curry fish balls, Cuttlefish balls, Fish meat shaomai, Beef balls, Pig blood curd, Pig skin, Red sausage - you name it, all the weird and wonderful adventurous delights are on offer here, plus skewers and simpler fare for the more conservative eater. It's affordable too, so you can try a little of everything!
Hidden off the main street of Sha Tin, Hong Kong's oldest public housing, Shing Kee Noodles is an artsy, comfortable eatery, almost as much an art gallery as it is foodie heaven. It's decorated with recycled materials - from books and vintage toys, to CDs and quirky crafts - and is a friendly, family-operated spot, whose owners regularly give out free noodles to the elderly. By day, Shing Kee serves noodles (a 30-year tradition), and by night, the younger generation of owners roll out tabletop stoves to make the place a hot pot joint. The food is tasty and budget-friendly whatever time you visit!
Although located in the famously luxurious neighborhood of Central, Sing Hueng Yuen is one of the few remaining "dai pai dongs" in the city - open-air food stalls that were once very popular in Hong Kong, but that are today becoming increasingly rare. The makeshift covered eating area may not seem like much, but the long queues that often form here are proof that you don't need fancy tables to enjoy a good meal. Sing Heung Yuen sells high-quality, reasonably-priced foods - my favorite being its famous noodle-and-tomato soup with beef, a tasty yet complex sweet-and-sour dish.
Hung Hom is not the most popular area among tourists, but it's definitely worth visiting if you're in the mood for a good burger. A favorite spot among university students, Si Sun Fast Food serves up cheap eats in a casual atmosphere. The burgers, for which Si Sun is famous, are more expensive than McDonalds but cheaper than local chain, burgeRoom. Its Hong Kong-style basic burger consists of a standard sweet bun, grilled patty, and "salad sauce" (Miracle Whip, sugar, and water), and you can mix and match any additional ingredients from there. I usually go for a cheese, egg and beef burger - so juicy!
One of the oldest Hong Kong shops selling traditional soya bean curd, Kung Wo Dou Bun Chong (Kung Wo Soy Bean Factory) sells all things - sweet and savory - related to the soya bean, from fried tofu to "doufu hua," a traditional tofu pudding.
Located in Sai Wan Ho, Tai On is a residential building and also a haven for local delicacies. At its many food stalls, you can find all the typical Hong Kong snacks you could hope to try, at very cheap prices. I like the Pearl milk tea and the sour spicy noodles the most.
Super Duper Noodles is one of the most popular local eateries in Hong Kong, and usually has a queue out the door and down the street. Located in the Tai On Building, Super Duper Noodles gained a lot of media coverage when it opened, due to its spicy and salty sauce-marinated ingredients. As each topping is priced individually, choose your own combination of ingredients, and enjoy their famous noodles your way!
The third-floor "snack street" at Kwai Chung Plaza is hugely popular with Hong Kong youngsters, thanks to its cheap food and small servings - meaning you can try a lot of different things at once!