Fa Yuen Street Market 花园街街市 – Hong Kong’s wet market & cooked food stalls

market stalls

market stalls

after an excellent late roast goose & congee lunch at fu kee congee 富记粥品, followed by equally enjoyable dessert at hoe kee dessert 浩记甜品馆, we walked back along fa yuen street 花园街.

fa yuen street market

fa yuen street market 花园街街市

& saw the fa yuen street market 花园街街市.

market stalls

market stalls

the dry goods stalls & stalls selling braised duck, chicken, pigeon, roast meats & char siew were at one end.

we were quite attracted to the char siew (but later poor experiences made me decide never to take char siew & siew yoke in hong kong) & also the braised meats, but we were mindful that we were going for late dinner afterwards & should not overload ourselves & spoiled the appetite.

a friend wanted to buy pork & liver sausage. there were many stalls selling that, but he did not know the prices nor had confidence in the stalls.

i later brought him to 楼上 at lippo sun plaza level 5 (a dry goods retail chain) where he bought lots of pork & liver sausage 肝肠腊肠.

market stalls

market stalls

& in the middle there were the wet market stalls selling live fish & seafood (top photo & above).

on 12.1.2016, we were around looking for dessert shops.

hoe kee dessert 浩记甜品馆 was closed 2 days in the row.

we were not interested in the guilingao龟苓膏like hoitintong 海天堂 etc. we saw that fa yuen street market 花园街街市 had levels 2 & 2 cooked food stalls. thinking they were like singapore hawker/food centres, we happily went up.

but actually their cooked food centre houses daipaitongs 大排档. there were like 6 daipaitongs 大排档 selling the zi char dishes, not a bad idea, just that we were wanting desserts.

c.h.e.f andy

 

Free i-sim for free 3G data & phone calls in HK, Macau, Taiwan

this i-sim card fro free 3G data & free calls in HK & Macau is really useful

this i-sim card for free 3G data & free calls in HK & Macau is really useful

friend of mine has a nose for all good deals.

she told me before about the free i-sim card & reminded me again for my hong kong trip..

so i duely told my friends, and 4 of us downloaded the i-sim app from app stores.

i-sim reservation

i-sim reservation

i-sim reservation was straight forward.

collection was also convenient. an email followed with a map showing i-sim card collection counter A08 at hong kong airport terminal 1 5/F.

& according to my friend, she collected from hung hom station location (also provided in the i-sim app above) w/o making a reservation.

thanks to my friends, this was one of the most useful “free” thing to have in hong kong.

we had free 3G data & free calls in HK & Macau. so we could search info on the net on 3G easily while traveling, use google maps to get us to new daipaidongs & places we wanted to explore, search for jenny’s bakery & 楼上grocery/dry goods chain while on the move.

there was just one hitch..there was only 160Mb of data..

actually it felt like 16Mb rather than 160Mb.

i have like 2Gb data in singapore & i like “never” use more than 300Mb or 400Mb in 1 month, but in hong kong i did not share or post photos etc while on the move, and yet the “160Mb???” lasted like 1 to 2 days..after that you have to hit a few advertisements to “reload” to 160Mb…it was no problem for us…just think of it like playing some phone games la..press press here…press press here …& behold 160Mb…

there is also a annual subscription version for the i-sim. but we were perfectly happy with the “free” i-sim la. ^^

c.h.e.f andy