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SHEUNG WAN

Sheung Wan is an area located in the north-west of Hong Kong Island. It is part of the Central and Western District.

This rice shop has rows of brown barrels containing rice. It is opened since 1945.
Rice Shop
Rice Shop
Rice Shop
The owner was quite friendly but unfortunately didn't allow to take pictures inside the shop.
Rice Shop
Such rice shops are more and more seldom as nowadays people buy big rice bags in department stores.
Rice Shop
Rice Shop


Sheung Wan's cooked Food Centre
Thanks to OpenRice.com I have discovered a new Thai restaurant, Thai Good Taste (泰之味), in Sheung Wan's cooked Food Centre.
Sheung Wan's cooked Food Centre
Cooked Food Centre are localized in market complexes and are lively places opened from 6am to 2am. Prices are reasonable.
Sheung Wan's cooked Food Centre
Sheung Wan's cooked Food Centre
Sheung Wan's cooked Food Centre
Kitchens are in opened areas so it is possible to see the cooks skills. Worth a visit.
Sheung Wan's cooked Food Centre
But some dishes were adapted to local Chinese taste so lacking Thai spicy taste :-)
Sheung Wan's cooked Food Centre
Sheung Wan's cooked Food Centre
Sheung Wan's cooked Food Centre
The Thai food was good - pineapple fried rice and duck breast with tamarind sauce.
Sheung Wan's cooked Food Centre


One famous place is Sang Kee Congee Shop (生記粥品專家). Congee is the common food for sick local people.
Sang Kee Congee Shop
Sang Kee Congee Shop

In Thailand there is soup rice (Khao Tom - ข้าวต้ม). Thai style is like the local Chiu Chow style. Congee is creamier.

Sang Kee Congee Shop
You still can find some rice in the soup but Cantonese style is different. It is cooked for much longer time & the texture like cream soup - a combination of rice & water so it is much easier to digest by weak body.
Sang Kee Congee Shop


There is even a shop specialized in snake processing. After removing the fangs, the snake is cooked and de-boned for further preparation.
Snake shop
Snake shop
Snake shop
Some local people believe eating key parts of the snake give vitality.
Snake shop


Sheung Wan is a traditional district on HK island. Buildings redevelopment is ongoing but many old shops can be found.
Old building
Old building
Circle K
Convenience stores can be found everywhere in Hong Kong, even inside old shophouse buildings.
Circle K


Many traditional Chinese restaurants can be found in Sheung Wan district. They are called "cha chaan teng".
Chinese Restaurant
Chinese Restaurant
Chinese Restaurant
This restaurant is selling roasted food including pork and duck. Char siu is known as barbecued meat (usually pork) in Hong Kong.
Chinese Restaurant
Chinese restaurants have often poetic name such as this one, i.e. "Golden Treasure Lake Delicacy". It is Hong Kong style Tea restaurant serving noodle, rice noodle and Chinese BBQ.
Chinese Restaurant
Chinese Restaurant
Chinese Restaurant
Some restaurants are selling boiled pig intestines and other similar delicacies.
Chinese Restaurant
Seafood restaurants are very popular. Big crabs are hanged up to attract customers.
Chinese Restaurant
Chinese Restaurant

This is cuisine of Chaozhou / Tejiu (the largest Chinese community in Thailand). At the end of Wilmar Street, on Connaught Road West, which used to be the sea front, there was a pier. There were many rice wholesale shops there and there was a need of porters (coolies) to carry bags of rice from the boats to the stores – and most of those were Chaozhou people. (Thanks to Anthony for those details)



Shoes repair
This Shoes repair and Locksmith shop is certainly one of the tiniest shop in Sheung Wan.
Shoes repair
Candies shops in Hong Kong often sell mainland Chinese and Japanese sweets.
Candies shop
Candies shop
Fruits shop
Fruits shops stay open very late in Sheung Wan district.
Fruits shop
Some shops are selling fresh fruits, fruit juices and also alcoholic beverages.
Fruits shop
Fruits shop
Fruits shop
During summer, the durian strong smell is spreading among the local streets.
Fruits shop
Sheung Wan Centre includes a big location near the Civic Centre and the market complex (Sheung Wan Municipal Services Building).
Sheung Wan Centre
Sheung Wan Centre
Shop to rent
When a shop is available for rent, it is swiftly covered by many rental agencies advertisements.
Shop to rent


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