One of the highlights of the trip was the visit to “dai pai dong” 大排檔, HK’s heritage as proclaimed by the locals. Given the fast paced development in the land scarce HK, this culture is fast diminishing. Most of the “dai pai dong” that used to operate by the road side are centralized and moved to much cleaner food markets.
There are many food markets in HK, to be able to find good food in these food markets is another seemingly impossible task for us visitors unless you have done extensive homework. Having previously visited food market in Mongkok for delicious congee, we targeted another food market which is located in North Point.
Having enjoyed the day in Sai Kung, we reluctantly left the place by bus to the nearest MTR station that took us to North Point. We settled at a stall called Tung Po 東寶小館, and seeing that we were still full, we just ordered three dishes, which happen to be Tung Po’s signature dishes as well.
The first, wind sand chicken 風沙雞. Crispy on the outer and tender inside, this was one the best roasted chicken we ate in a long time.
Black ink squid with spaghetti 墨汁吊桶 was one of our orders as well. First time trying, we had good laughs as the black ink left stains on our mouth and it made us looked like vampires.
We also had a chance to sample the deep fried pork knuckle 南乳炸豬手. Not a dish we fancied but we enjoyed the rich taste of fermented bean curd.
Our meals were completed with some beers, served in bowls!
Not very far from Tung Po lies another gem in North Point, egg waffle or what we fondly call “gai dan jai 雞蛋仔”. This is a common snack found all over HK but there is this shop that sells the best egg waffle, Lee Keung Kee North Point Eggette 利強記北角雞蛋仔.
There was a small queue when we got there but it was well worth the wait. It was really one of the best egg waffles we ever had.
We ended the satisfying night with a tram’s ride to Central while enjoying the night scenery along the way.
Tung Po Kitchen 東寶小館
2/F Java Road Municipal Services Building, 99 Java Road, North Point
MTR North Point Exit A1
Lee Keung Kee North Point Eggette 利強記北角雞蛋仔
492 King’s Road, North Point
MTR North Point Exit E1/E2/A2