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Top Choice Hakka in Fanling & Sheung Shui

Sun Hon Kee

Well-executed Hakka cuisine, known for its use of preserved ingredients as well as stews and braises, is on offer at this busy two-floor restaurant. Dishes tend to be boldly flavoured, as they're meant to go with ri…
Top Choice Noodles in Fanling & Sheung Shui

Kwan Kee Beef Balls & Pork Knuckles

There's always a wait at this unpretentious shop for the bouncy beef balls and the chewy, collagen-laden pork knuckles served in blue plastic bowls and (optional) drizzled with aromatic homemade chilli sauce. It sel…
Historic Building in Fanling & Sheung Shui

Tai Fu Tai Mansion

Located between Yuen Long and Sheung Shui, this splendid Mandarin-style building complex dating from 1865 is eclectically fused with Western design. Members of the Man clan, another powerful family in the New Territ…
Taoist Temple in Fanling & Sheung Shui

Fung Ying Sin Temple

This brightly coloured Taoist temple perched on a hillside opposite Fanling MTR station is one of Hong Kong's most important Taoist temples. It was founded in 1926 and has been meticulously renovated over the years.…
Cantonese in Fanling & Sheung Shui

Chan Luk Kee

This modest shop is known for its 'five-story roast pork belly' (五層樓燒肉), so called because of the magical combo of crisp skin, tender meat and chewy cartilage, separated by slivers of melty pork fat. It's the very d…
Historic Building in Fanling & Sheung Shui

Luen Wo Market

Located northeast of Fanling MTR station, Luen Wo Market (currently closed for restoration) was founded in 1951 by landowners so farmers from the surrounding villages could sell their produce. The simple white struc…
Noodles in Fanling & Sheung Shui

Chun Yuen Noodle Shop

If you happen to be in the neighbourhood after hiking, these are some of the best-value strands around. Popular combos include thick noodles tossed with braised beef stomach (牛肚粗麵), with marinaded chicken wings (鹵水雞…
Hong Kong in Fanling & Sheung Shui

Guong Shing Ice Cafe

There's always a queue for a table at Guong Shing (c 1962) on weekends for the sumptuous egg sandwiches and other cha chaan tang fare. True, you can get comparable food elsewhere, but probably not with mint-green wa…
Village in Fanling & Sheung Shui

Ping Kong

This sleepy walled village in the hills south of Sheung Shui is seldom visited by outsiders. Like other walled villages still inhabited in Hong Kong, it is a mix of old and new, and has a lovely little Tin Hau templ…