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Park in Tai Po

Tai Po Waterfront Park

Hong Kong's largest public park and one of the most beautiful has tree-framed lawns for picnics and kite-flying, an amphitheatre with white sail canopies, a cycling track along Tolo Harbour from which you can watch …
Street Food in Tai Po

Tai Po Hui Market

This modern silver building houses a large, clean and always-busy wet market, with a spacious cooked-food centre on top. Favourites include stall 27 (東記) for Shanghainese pork-chop noodles, stall 20 (有記) for sticky …
Market in Tai Po

Tai Po Market

Not to be confused with the MTR station of the same name, this street-long outdoor wet market is one of the most winning in the New Territories. Feast your eyes on a rainbow of fruit and vegetables, tables lined wit…
Noodles in Tai Po

Choi Yun Kei

This famous old shop sells only four things – beef brisket (牛腩), fish balls (魚蛋), fish slices (魚片) and tripe (牛肚) – and they're delicious. You can have them with soup noodles – flat rice noodles (河粉) are a good idea…
Farm in Tai Po

Kadoorie Farm & Botanic Garden

Set in a valley, the 148-hectare Kadoorie Farm & Botanic Garden is primarily a conservation and teaching centre, but it has a few animals, and the woods and the gardens are especially lovely, with lots of indige…
Cantonese in Tai Po

Chan Hon Kee

People flock to this neighbourhood restaurant for its silken rice-flour rolls, which are steamed to translucence with meat or seafood, or simply drizzled with soy sauce, and its hearty claypot rice (all 26 varieties…
Desserts in Tai Po

Ah Po Tofu

You'll recognise this beloved dau fu fa (sweet silky tofu pudding) shop by the line snaking down the busy pedestrian street. Sprinkle on palm sugar to taste, then eat while standing before returning the bowl to the …
Noodles in Tai Po

Kwan Kee

The beef brisket in clear broth at this hole-in-the-wall is not only as good as the ones at celebrity shops, but also can be ordered in cuts you wouldn't get elsewhere, such as tender, collagen-jammed beef cheek and…
Museum in Tai Po

Hong Kong Railway Museum

Housed in the former Tai Po Market train station (built in 1913 in traditional Chinese style), this small museum is a fun stop for trainspotters and families with train-crazy kids. There are a few exhibits about the…
Pub in Tai Po

Bobby London Inn

Old-fashioned English-style pub that seems little changed since the days it kept the British engineers of Tai Po's infrastructural projects hydrated. Bobby looks cozily shabby and is ultra laid-back with lots of reg…