Exploring Hung Hom
Hop on over to this history-filled ‘hood for a classic cinema, a traditional temple, and authentic local restaurants where you will discover the true flavours of Hong Kong.
Some restaurants will not have an English menu. Bring this guide with you and show the restaurant’s servers the names of these must-try dishes in Chinese to enjoy the most authentic local delights!
This is your ultimate trip itinerary for 3 days in Hong Kong. Take a look at the best of Hong Kong’s tourist attractions in Hung Hom.
Just a 5-minute walk from Hotel ICON, you'll find Hung Hom, the city’s hottest new up and coming neighbourhood. A mix of old and new, traditional and contemporary, these stomping grounds are home to exciting Hong Kong tourist attractions, hidden cultural gems, heritage sites and traditional street food eateries. For 3 days in Hong Kong, stay at Hotel ICON and head over to Hung Hom to experience Hong Kong culture at its finest.
Day 1- An ultra-modern Hong Kong tourist attraction
Lam Cheong Kee > Jockey Club Innovation Tower
Your 3 days in Hong Kong begins undoubtedly with a gastronomic experience at Lam Cheong Kee, a traditional Hong Kong-style eatery. Then, head off to the most modern, stunning architectural wonder in Hong Kong, the Zaha Hadid-designed Jockey Club Innovation Tower.
LAM CHEONG KEE
For the true Cantonese cuisine connoisseur, head over to Lam Cheong Kee to experience how the locals eat. Located in New East Ocean Centre, this small family diner specializes in freshly made fish balls, a quintessential Cantonese savoury snack, topped with spicy chilli paste, sesame and sweet bean sauce. Lam Cheong Kee remains true to its age-old Cantonese heritage, still preferring to continue its long legacy of making fish balls by hand with fresh fish paste. At under $20, Lam Cheong Kee offers the most authentic of street food you'll find in Hong Kong.
Shop 108A, 1/F, New East Ocean Centre, 9 Science Museum Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
MON to SAT 11:30am – 09:30pm
SUN 02:00pm – 08:00pm
Must-try: Fishballs (魚蛋)
Below HK$20 (US$3)
JOCKEY CLUB INNOVATION TOWER
After snacking on local street food, take a left turn up on Chatham Road to the Jockey Club Innovation Tower. The brainchild of Pritzker-prize-winning architect Zaha Hadid, the Innovation Tower is a part of Hong Kong’s Polytechnic University’s School of Design, funded by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities. With an ultra-modern wrap-around facade, this architectural phenomenon dominates Hung Hom’s neighbourhood. A lesser-known Hong Kong tourist attraction, the building is open to locals and travellers alike and requires no fee for admission. You’ll be impressed by the contemporary, brightly-lit, sleek, clean-cut lines and interiors in this wonderous architectural marvel.
Day 2- Hung Hom’s Heritage
Hung Hom Cafe > Lux Theatre > Mei Wei Jia
On your second day in Hung Hom, sample some traditional breakfast at Hung Hom Cafe. You’ll then walk over to Lux Theatre, a renowned movie theatre that is the oldest in town. End your day with midnight snacks and treats from Mei Wei Jia!
HUNG HOM CAFE
Start your day off with a great local breakfast at Hung Hom Cafe. This traditional “cha chaan teng” is one of the last of its kind in the city, with affordable sweet and savoury menus that pay homage to traditional Hong Kong Western-influenced cuisine. Must-tries include their classic scrambled eggs and macaroni, Hong Kong-style french toast, “Swiss” chicken wings with instant noodles, and of course, Hong Kong milk tea, all under HK$50 (or US$6).
G/F, 25 Ming On Street, Hung Hom
07:00am – 11:00pm
(852) 2364 8388
Must-try: Milk Tea(奶茶), ‘Swiss’ Chicken Wings with Instant Noodles (瑞士汁雞翼撈公仔麵)
Below HK$50 (US$6)
A hearty breakfast calls for a cultural experience. Saunder along Baker Street and just around the block, the Lux Theatre awaits you. Situated on Bulkeley Street, this historic Hong Kong tourist attraction is, in fact, the city’s oldest cinema. But this theatre is more than just a photo stop. Travel back in time to old Hong Kong, as Lux Theatre still preserves the long-forgotten tradition of handwritten movie tickets. Forget computerized electronic ticketing systems, Lux Theatre does old-school manual seating allocation, but don’t let the outdated wooden furnishings fool you. Although the cinema decor evokes the 70s, you’ll find all the latest blockbusters available on show in the oldest cinema in the city! Lux Theatre is truly a relic of a bygone era.
2J Bulkeley St, Hung Hom
(852) 2365 7116
Below HK$55 (US$7)
MEI WEI JIA
Also on Bulkeley Street, you’ll find Mei Wei Jia, a watering hole serving up delectable Canton cuisine. Its signature pan-fried rice noodle roll with egg and freshly barbecued meat is a well-loved classic. Serving hot fresh food till 3 AM in the morning, Mei Wei Jia might be the place for a late-night snack or some much needed Chinese comfort food as you eat your way into the night.
2 Bulkeley Street, Hung Hom
CLOSE ON SUNDAYS
Day 3 - The perfect end to 3 days in Hong Kong
Kwun Yam Temple > Ah Yuk Bean Curds > Hung Hom Promenade
As your last day arrives, take a stroll through the area to Kwun Yam Temple and enjoy the rich Taoist culture and heritage in this iconic landmark. Then sweeten up your day and refuel at Ah Yuk’s classic sweet bean curd desserts! Lastly, you cannot miss out on a leisurely walk back via the Hung Hom Promenade.
KWUN YAM TEMPLE
3 days in Hong Kong are never complete without a cultural expedition to a temple. Hung Hom’s Kwun Yam Temple is a rustic respite away from the bustling city and just so happens to be one of the most famous shrines in the city. Stepping into this house of faith, you’ll immediately feel entranced by the Taoist statues and embellishments. Kwun Yam Temple, built in 1873, honours the Goddess of Mercy, Kwun Yam. Opening hours for visitors are from 8 AM to 5:45 PM and admission is free of charge.
15 Station Lane, Hung Hom
AH YUK BEAN CURD
Standing on 99 Dock Street and open till midnight, Ah Yuk’s Bean Curd Desserts in Hung Hom is the place to be when a little sugar craving calls. You may have heard of stinky tofu, fried tofu, but Ah Yuk serves the king of Cantonese desserts, sweet tofu. A warm, freshly steamed tofu to end a meal is a favourite among locals and travellers alike. Traditional soymilk and bean curd with a plethora of varieties are available at Ah Yuks, all for less than $20, from a simple classic black bean to a decadent smooth silky white rendition. Of course, a traditional bean curd dessert requires sweetening, so choose from syrup, ginger extract or brown sugar and add to your heart's content.
99 Dock Street, Hung Hom
HUNG HOM PROMENADE
Hung Hom Promenade has already proven to be a Hong Kong tourist attraction in itself. This beautifully-paved, green stomping grounds offer sweeping waterfront vistas of Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong Island. Open all day, this spot is popular among locals for its spaciousness and its proximity to the Hung Hom Ferry Pier, which operates ferry rides to North Point on weekends. A less crowded and quaint area of the harbourfront, Hung Hom Promenade is the perfect place to view the Symphony of Lights every evening from a distance. Whether it's an early morning jog or a slow romantic walk in the evening, it’s hard not to be enticed by the city’s skyline, as you watch junk boats and Star Ferries glide by the waterfront.
Where to Stay During Your 3 Days in Hong Kong?
Are you impressed by what Hung Hom has to offer? Want to spend 3 days in Hong Kong? Book your stay with Hotel ICON! More than a luxury hotel, Hotel ICON is an international eco-conscious design hub for world-class travellers and Hung Hom is just a few steps away from Hotel ICON.
With a rooftop pool, luxury spa, and even a guest suite designed by renowned fashion designer Vivienne Tam, Hotel ICON is as vibrant as the city itself. Its prominent location in Tsim Sha Tsui puts travellers in the heart of Hong Kong culture, near Hong Kong’s tourist attractions. Near the hotel, you’ll find the Cultural Centre, the Science and History Museums and many high-end shopping malls, with convenient transport links nearby, so you can make the most out of your short-haul trip.