Exploring Sham Shui Po
Explore historic Sham Shui Po to witness the dramatic transformations that have characterised the history of Kowloon, plus, discover some fantastic local food spots and the most beautiful beads, fabrics and ribbons in town.
To start your journey, take the MTR to Sham Shui Po Station.
1. SHER WONG YIP
HONG KONG-STYLE DINER
Snaking Around - In Chinese culture, snake meat is believed to be a “warm” food that adds “yang” energy to a person’s physical makeup. A taste of Shia Wong Yip’s delicious snake soup will certainly add a sizzling ‘kick’ to your visit to Hong Kong.
G/F, 139 Nam Cheong Street, Sham Shui Po
11:00am – 10:00pm
(852) 2728 5600
Must Try: Snake Soup
Below HK$50 (US$6)
2. Hop Yik Tai
HONG KONG-STYLE SNACK
Sham Shui Po is home to the cheapest Michelin-starred restaurant in the city. The name of the restaurant itself is enough to attract food lovers from all over the world. But what makes this restaurant so special? It's the cheong fun, or rice noodle rolls, a dish made of rice rolls coated with sesame sauce. The combination of the sesame sauce and rice rolls is simply heavenly and many Hong Konger's favourite. The restaurant has been around for over a decade, with only an ordinary menu, it has gained popularity but managed to maintain its authenticity and taste. A plate of chee cheong fun and siu mai, along with an extra curry pig and skinned fish ball radish, is a local Hong Kong meal for two.
06:30am – 8:00pm
(852) 2720 0239
Must Try: Cheong Fun (Rice noodle Rolls) (豬腸粉) fish balls, pork skin and braised radish
Below HK$20 (US$3)
3. HERITAGE OF MEI HO HOUSE
HISTORIC BUILDING | OLDEST PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATE
House and Home - Formerly part of Shek Kip Mei Estate, the Heritage of Mei Ho House gives visitors insight into the history of Hong Kong’s public housing developments. The donated exhibits and first-hand anecdotes shared by former residents will take you through Shek Kip Mei’s history from the 1950s to 1970s.
Block 41, Shek Kip Mei Estate, Sham Shui Po
TUE to SUN 9:30am – 5:00pm
Closed on Mondays (except public holidays)
(852) 3728 3500
Public Guide Tour:
Cantonese: 2:30pm – 03:15pm Daily
English: 11:30am – 12:15pm on Alt. Sundays
4. APLIU STREET FLEA MARKET
LOCAL MARKET | ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS
What Goes Around - Do you love “treasure hunting”? Unearth bargain-priced new and second-hand products at the open air Apliu Street Flea Market including video and audio equipment, vinyl records and electronic components.
Apliu Street, Sham Shui Po
11:00am – 08:00pm