Trip to Cheung Chau (HK)

I was spending my last weekend in HK, so N organised a trip to Cheung Chau island. It is one of the outlying islands in south of HK island. Mainly a fishing village there, so our plan was to enjoy a seafood dinner after a tour around the island.

We started off with a traditional Dim Sum lunch at Lin Heung Lou Restaurant in SheungWan. If I remember correctly, you should get out from SheungWan MTR Exit to get to this place. After lunch, we walked to the Central Pier to board the ferry to CheungChau. The ferry service to CheungChau is at Pier 5.

The weather was extremely hot and humid on that sunny Saturday afternoon. It made us (well, at least myself) sweated like icecream in the oven. Nothing much for sightseeing on the island - fishing boats, chinese temple, beach, ancient drawings on rock. I thought Malaysian beaches are much more nicer :P

For me, the best part of the trip was the food! After the stroll at the beach, we tried out the local delicacies - big fishballs (zha yu dan), tau foo fa & red bean paste biscuit (hong dau peng). We also tried the "taro swirl", which were commonly sold on the island. That was as tasty as your best potato chips, and there were many varieties of flavouring to choose from.

We then strolled along the main road of the island (the road infront of the ferry pier), searching for a nice restaurant for dinner. We decide on New Baccarat Restaurant (since it was recommended in LonelyPlanet guide). This restaurant occupies the last two shops in the row of seafood restaurants (near the Pak Tai temple's end / walk towards the leftmost of the street after coming out fr the ferry pier).

The food was cheap, with lots of dishes to boast - prawns, crabs, lai niu ha, soup, vege, clams, fish, pork, squids. It costs us abt HKD540 for 8 persons (abt RM242). Too bad I didn't take a photo of the dinner dishes :P

On our return journey from HK island to TsimSaTsui, instead of taking MTR, we boarded the Star Ferry across the harbour to enjoy the night scene of HK. It was a first time experience for me - short & nice. So here are some photos to share...

views from Pier

views near Cheung Chau Pier

Pak Tai Temple (oldest temple in Cheung Chau) & streets

Beach views, lifeguard

Snack attack- taro "swirl" & red bean biscuit

Horseshoe crabs (alive!), sunset view, dinner gang

1 comment:

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