This is my first visit to 鯉魚門, Lei Yu Mun for seafood in Hong Kong. This place is situated in Yau Tong – relatively remote and we took a taxi. It was quite an amazing experience to see so many stores filled with marine life, still fresh and alive – from shellfishes to oysters, mussels to clams.
Upon entering the small alleys, rows and rows of seafood restaurants greeted us. Alongside, the restaurants, there are stores displaying a vast amount of sea creatures for us to pick. The procedure goes something like this – see, pick, weigh and wait – wait for the chef to prepare what we have selected.
It didn’t take too long before the dishes arrived on our table. Each prepared just like we wanted – fresh and steaming hot. If you are a seafood lover, this is probably one of the places to visit in Hong Kong as I guarantee the dishes will satisfy your taste buds.
Leaving Hong Kong without having a delicious tim sum meal is a crime. Well, I never leave Hong Kong without doing so. There is no particular places I go for when it comes to tim sum – any restaurant with my favourite dishes is a must-try for me.
Steam rice noodle rolls with fried you tiao aka 炸兩, char siu baau 叉燒包, turnip cake 蘿蔔糕 and lean meat and century egg congee 皮蛋瘦肉粥 are some of the dishes on my list. Not to forget dou fu fa 豆腐花 to round-up the late tim sum lunch.
Some pictures from Instagram (joeyspace).
What are your favourite places to dine in Hong Kong? Please let me know so I can visit them in the future too.
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