Hong Kong Temple Street Markets
On one of those many “passing through Hong Kong” trips I’ve made over the past few months, I talked Matt and Liz (my two favorite HK residents) into heading out one night to the relatively well known Temple Street Night Market.
Expecting a food street type set-up, it ended up being more like a big bazaar (or maybe flea market?) stretching over the length of Temple Street between two metro stations. It seemed to be a combination of souvenirs and trinkets and jewelry and discount clothing with a handful of fool stalls and fortune-tellers peppered in at occasional intervals.
To my regret now, I never did sit down to talk with any of those fortune tellers. With the sheer number of them I saw both here and at other temples in Hong Kong, it seems like an important local tradition that I should have explored!
There were also a ton of restaurants in the buildings surrounding the street market. I’m much more of a street food kind of guy, but some of the meals being served looked so tempting that it would be easy to let yourself be drawn away to a proper meal!
As a bonus though, those food stalls sell all the offal (awful?) you can eat. Anybody for a bile burger? (Ok… probably not really bile burgers. Still, organs are gross.)
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