2011

Sai Kung Seafood Market, Hong Kong

Posted by Foodnut.com

Reviewer: Foodnut.com

Sai Kung Hong Kong 7

Our #1 destination in the world for Seafood. Well at least until we visit Japan?

As foodies, Our memories of Sai Kung, a former fishing village, from a previous visit, were pretty vivid and we have to return for more.

Chinese name: 西貢市

Buffets: Conrad Nicolini’s Sunday Brunch Buffet, Harbourside Buffet,, JW Marriott Hong Kong, Tiffen Buffet Grand Hyatt Hong Kong.

Other Hong Kong Reviews:  Lung King HeenChuen Kee Seafood,Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao, Fook Lam Moon, Lei Garden, Ming Court, Sai Kung Seafood Market, Sun Tung Lok, Yung Kee.

The Sai Kung area of Hong Kong is located approximately 45 min. away from Tsim Sha Tsui. This area is known for its vast selection of seafood. The area is famous for having a multitude of seafood. Local fisherman return with their catch of the day and sell straight off their boats. It was featured on Travel Channel’s Bizarre Eats in 2011. Many restaurants in Sai Kung have extensive tanks full of a wide variety of live seafood, far more than you will encounter almost anywhere else. Be sure to check out our Seoul Korea Noryangjin seafood market meal.

Sai Kung Hong Kong 6

Geo-duck clams, razor clams, abalone

Sai Kung Hong Kong 5

Mantis prawns

Sai Kung Hong Kong 4

Fresh scallops

Only a couple tanks of sea creatures in the various restaurants, are fished from the local area. Most items are from Southern Asia from countries extending to the Philippines and Thailand, even Canada. You pay by the weight and are also charged a cooking fee. Know the cost before ordering!

Sai Kung Hong Kong 1

Along the main waterfront promenade, you’ll find many vendors selling their wares, most of which are located on boats in the water. People select items, then the vendor uses a long pole to transfer the item to the customer. The customer then places the money in the net, and the transaction is finished.

There are many restaurants located along the promenade, many of which are very tourist oriented with barkers trying to draw people in. We have found seafood om Sai Kung Seafood restaurants to be top-notch. The selection is unparalleled even at Hong Kong’s top restaurants. Many Hong Kong restaurants would require you to order special seafood items in advance, allowing them to possibly source them from the local merchants.

Sai Kung Hong Kong 2

We have eaten at Chuen Kee Seafood, a major restaurant with 2 locations on the promenade. The seafood is excellent, but the interior pretty hectic.
In 2011, we dined at one Michelin star rated restaurant Loaf On and found very high quality seafood, along with a much nicer interior.

In addition to dining and staring at the ship based merchants, taking a boat ride is another fun way to explore the Sai Kung area. There are many small outfits offering water rides of the area, including excursions to nearby islands.

Sai Kung Hong Kong 8

There is also a water shuttle to the Kau Sai Chau golf course.

Sai Kung Hong Kong 3

We took the water ferry (uses solar powered!) because it seems to be a safer way to see the area. The golf course and the trip out to it are extremely scenic and the round-trip ride is not very costly. (HK $60) You can even rent a club and a bucket of balls!

Hiking is also huge in Sai Kung Country Park. There are many hiking trails in the Sai Kung area for those that love the outdoors.

To get to Sai Kung, Take the MTR to Choi Hung (Kwun Tong line), exit through at Exit C2, walk a couple feet forward, and take bus 92 or 96R at the bus stop (arrives every 5 minutes), and get off at the end of the line after a 25 minute bus ride.

Come Back?

Posted on May 9th, 2011
If you enjoyed this post, like us on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter.
Be sure to subscribe to our RSS feed.

6 Responses to “Sai Kung Seafood Market, Hong Kong”

  1. Loaf On, Sai Kung Hong Kong | Foodnut.com Says:

    […] On is located in the Sai Kung area of Hong Kong, approximately 45 min. away from Tsim Sha Tsui. This area is known for seafood. […]

  2. Ming Court, Hong Kong | Foodnut.com Says:

    […] Heen, Chuen Kee Seafood,Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao, Fook Lam Moon, Lei Garden, Ming Court, Sai Kung Seafood Market, Sun Tung Lok, Yung […]

  3. InterContinental Hong Kong Harbourside Buffet, Hong Kong | Foodnut.com Says:

    […] Heen, Chuen Kee Seafood,Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao, Fook Lam Moon, Lei Garden, Ming Court, Sai Kung Seafood Market, Sun Tung Lok, Yung […]

  4. South Sea Fishing Village, Guangzhou, China | Foodnut.com Says:

    […] scallops with minced garlic and vermicelli noodles was very good and fresh but not as good as Sai Kung, Hong Kong. Abalone and goose feet was outrageously good. A rich gravy, tender abalone made this a must order. […]

  5. Conrad Hotel's Nicolini's Sunday Brunch on the Eight Restaurant Review, Hong Kong | Foodnut.com Says:

    […] Heen, Chuen Kee Seafood,Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao, Fook Lam Moon, Lei Garden, Ming Court, Sai Kung Seafood Market, Sun Tung Lok, Yung […]

  6. Seoul Noryangjin Fish Market, Seoul, Korea | Foodnut.com Says:

    […] Why did we dine here? – Seoul Noryangjin Fish Market is Seoul’s largest indoor seafood market. Being devout foodies, we seek out fish and other food markets wherever we go. We read that this is a fairly large wet market, not as big as Tokyo’s, but still worth visiting. This location is open 24 hours a day, year round, although you can come around 3am to see the daily auction. Perfect if you are really jetlagged.  This place reminded us of our seafood adventures in Sai Kung, Hong Kong. […]

Leave a Reply

Please do not put your URL in the comment text and please use your PERSONAL name or initials and not your business name.