Hidden under a flyover in Tsim Sha Tsui, this cooked food market has been around for more than 40 years. After a snazzy makeover in 2020, the spacious market is now home to nine cooked food stalls, many of which are long-established names. Try local delicacies such as Hap Heung Garden's satay beef noodles, Wah Heung Yuen's famous pork chops, Man Kee's Hainan chicken rice, and a definite must-try, Tak Fat's beef balls.
Visiting a dai pai dong is a quintessential Hong Kong food experience, much like going for yum cha or snacking on cheap street eats. But ever since the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department has stopped renewing any dai pai dong licences, these open-air, no-frills eateries have been an increasingly rare sight. Luckily, grandfather laws are keeping them alive (for now), and as long as this generation is passing down their licence to the next, we’ll still be able to enjoy a slice of old Hong Kong. So, in support of good and cheap eating, we’ve compiled this list of the best of the city’s remaining dai pai dongs.
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