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“A Great Day Out”
Review of Sai Kung

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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Sai Kung is a small fishing village with picturesque boats, beaches and mountain scenery. The fresh seafood is plentiful and there are many dining options and wine bars along the seaside promenade. A day at the beach here makes for a nice change of pace from Hong Kong.
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Reviewed June 5, 2014

A true escape from the bustling city of HK, in an environment that is certainly more relaxing. A stroll in the promenade and in the public pier (there are two) is a rewarding experience. Take the time to watch the fishermen in their boats by the pier to segregate their catch in different containers: live fish and seafood for sale to whoever is interested.

The village itself offers a temple and a wide range of shops from Starbucks and McDonalds to classic chinese street restaurants. But the main offering is its seafood restaurants. For the Brits that miss home there is even a fish and chips shop (Chip In).

The 'must' visit restaurant for seafood lovers is Chuen Kee (any of the many by the pier). It is a Michelin recommended restaurant also endorsed by famous food writer Chua Lam. You can choose from a number of set menus with many offers. We chose the set menu for two where we could order 4 dishes out of the 14 offered.

We chose sauteed lobster with noodles and cheese sauce (apparently the shop's speciality), stir-fried clams with black bean sauce, steamed fish with ginger and spring onions, steamed crab with chinese wine, a vegetable dish (pakchoi with garlic), and fruit (watermelon). The cost of these was HK$418 which is a real bargain considering that all the dishes were in full portions.

We returned to HK with the 16 seater 1A minibus as suggested by other contributors who we thank for their suggestions. A wonderful day out which we strongly recommend!

3  Thank AlexPOxford_UK
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Reviewed May 29, 2014

Sun, sand and fish.... If you love your seafood this is the place to stay. Fresh seafood restaurants clutter the seafront offering all sorts of delicacies, the pubs are friendly and offer reasonably priced drinks, all the amenities you need and readily available public transport with the nearest MTR station 1 hour away by the 101M (8$HK) bus or 25mins by taxi ($100HK)

The streets are small and busy and full of sights and smells along with some familiar favorites.

There is a quaint seafront which is teaming with locals relaxing in the sun and regular boat trips to the local islands.

Overall this is a fantastic place to stay away from all the hustle and bustle of city life while keeping it close at hand.

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Reviewed May 28, 2014

Took a mini bus which too more than an hour to get there. Interesting drive, however our mini bus broke down & the bus driver hailed another bus for us. As it was a different company we had to pay the fares again! The feel there is so different from rest of Hong Kong as one of my friend exclaimed " we arrived south of France!" It is a pretty charming area by the sea coast with lots of small boats around. Many are fishermen who bring in their catch to sell direct to the tourists there. We bought a big squid, prawns, fish,shell fish, clams...whatever they could offer we bought a bit. There is a restaurant at one end which will cook for a fee and we ordered a plate of vegetables and drinks from them. They charge a sum for cooking. As our Hong Kong friends knew the owner of the restaurant we were able to book a table easily.
Quite a fascination for some & it's something different one can do in Hong Kong!

2  Thank Mayswchen
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Reviewed May 27, 2014

Sai Kung Town is a great day out with fish. Eat them, swim with them and of course purchase them to take home. I am never against small fisheries even though I am an environmentalist. I am aware that some of the fish comes from Indonesia and Malaysia - sadly. The key to eating fish is to eat local and eat fresh and challenge imports and big specimens are likely to be from elsewhere. However in Sai Kung - you can eat vegetarian if you prefer - a trim and tasty breakfast at Jaspas - lunch at Sri Lankan AJs and afternoon tea at a cafe that sells sublime mango jam, Let's Jam. I love strolling the alley ways - the is a the galvanised steel bucket maker, the lion dance costume maker and the best car park views across the bays. Wonderful....

2  Thank Chris D
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Reviewed May 22, 2014

many restaurants seafood , chinese and western can take the dogs of the lead and have a a great stretch of there legs and a beer for yourself

3  Thank david t
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