Saikung: What Hong Kongers refer to as our Backyard garden
A minibus ride and 15 minutes later I am on the main streets of Sai Kung. The district was slightly packed since it was Christmas Eve, I have always been in love with Sai Kung, for the diversity of sightseeing and dining activities! And let's be honest, who doesn't like pets?
If your regular KFC visits can't quench your cravings for an authentic Portuguese tart, you must come to Saikung for a sizzling (not a joke) hot tart served right in front of your nose. I like how caramelized the sugar on top of the custard is.
G/F, 6-7 Kam Po Court, 2 Hoi Pong Square, Sai Kung
We had our eyes on the Tiffany Blue walls and the intricately designed menus of the Conservatory, and the food is no disappointment. We love brunchy dishes, Hong Kong cafes love offering All Day breakfasts and, "meh" they are not my cup of tea. I would not say it's something that makes you exclaim over and over, but this is real comfort food if you are a fan of Western breakfasts.
Left: Bruschetta toast with vine tomatoes, avocado and bacon.
Right: Sauteed Mushrooms with Melted Brie on Toast.
G/F, 26 Wan King Path, Sai Kung
If you lean on the bars and peek down, you could see fishermen who just returned from their trips selling sea urchin, Mantis shrimp, and other seafood which you can take directly to the seafood restaurants along the harbour. The food here seems to be cheaper than in Lau Fau Shan (another spot for seafood restaurants in Yuen Long), and they mark their prices clearly so you would not be scammed.
The highlight of the day must be the Saikung Harbour Markets! You could discover interesting hand made products (and services) by sellers: I was most intrigued by the threading service $80/treatment; who could have imagined you could remove your facial hair in the public? It was like a dog parade- we met a lot of pets and had fun seeing dogs chase after each other.
Be sure to check out the small shops on the village side!
Besides what I wrote, there are way more to explore in Saikung! Other links for your reference:
P.S. Wondering if I should write these articles in English or Chinese- if I wrote in Chinese it sounds more sincere, but fewer people could understand the language.