Fresh-produce markets – popularly known as “Wet Markets” abound in Hong Kong. Some are municipal markets with everything under one roof – others are located along the street-side. Sham Shui Po combines the best of both – around Ap Liu and Pei Ho Streets.
Sham Shui Po is one of the older, and more “authentic” residential districts in Kowloon and an exploration of its market streets is always a revelation. Long-established shops and small businesses completely contradict the generic, “High Street Anywhere” soullessness found in more modernized parts of the city. There is no need for “urban revitalization” in Sham Shui Po – this perennially-fascinating place is completely vital just the way it is.
On this exploration we will visit a number of produce stalls and learn how thousands of Hong Kong people, every day of the year, transform various fresh and dry ingredients into tasty, economical family meals. Fish and seafood, poultry, meat, dried foodstuffs, herbals and medicinals, fruit and vegetables will all be explored. Sourcing, provenance, weights and measures, hygiene and other common issues and concerns will all be discussed.
We will finish our exploration at the cooked-food stalls on the top floor of Pei Ho Street Market to enjoy a welcome cup of tea.
Please note: All walks require appropriate footwear for walking. Please remember to carry water. We also suggest insect repellent, sunscreen, hat and an umbrella.
Please also note:
This walk is not suitable for children under the age of 15 and is also not suitable for dogs and that our walks are only for Hong Kong residents.
HK$550 per person for a scheduled walk.