Exploring Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong

After a somewhat disappointing meal at Kau Kee Restaurant 九記牛腩 , we had actually explored a bit more of the Central area and haphazardly entered any shopping mall that caught our eye... in our wet soggy shoes. Not exactly the best experience, as the air-con in the malls were blasting cold and the sounds the soggy sneakers made across the flooring were a chill and sound to behold, but it does make for a once in a lifetime experience. 😂😂

Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong
Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong

Sham Shui Po, is one neighborhood in Hong Kong, which is well-known as a wholesale center for clothing and apparel. It is one of the earliest developed areas in Hong Kong and was once the most bustling commercial hub. We had actually ended up in the area, as we wanted to try some bamboo kneaded noodle, and as E was a local she became the tour guide for the day. So she recommended Lau Sum Kee Dried Shrimp Roe Noodles 劉森記麺家 and off  we went. 😊
Thankfully by the time we arrived, our shoes (at least mine) were quite dry and no longer making  squeaky squishy noises, but I digress. It was quite a sight when we arrived, all those shops and stores selling almost everything from clothes, accessories, toys, decorations, stationary and even electrical peripherals!

Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong
Shopping mode!
Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong
Some of the toys (e.g. the dolls) were really retro looking.
Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong
Another section of the market
Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong
A quieter section of the market

Fuk Wing and Fuk Wa Streets are filled with little shops selling toys, children's accessories, stationary, and seasonal things.  It was around Halloween when we visited, so there were plenty of "scary" looking decorations peeking out of the shops and pumpkin looking like things. Sorry not much of a Halloween fan, but it was still quite a sight to behold.

Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong
Fuk Wing Street
Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong
Toy shops, eateries and public housing

Since Lau Sum Kee Dried Shrimp Roe Noodles 劉森記麺家 is along Fuk Wing Street, it was interesting seeing the Halloween decorations amidst the toy shops, eateries and public housing, while the locals going about their daily business.  It was a little like going back in time, with some of the buildings showing their age and some of the toys being sold seemed quite retro. 


With our stomachs happy and our shopaholic tendencies satiated, it actually went to Australian Dairy Company, just a short MTR ride away to try their famed scrambled eggs toast and steam milk dessert. 

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