Listen: Food Neighbourhoods Presents Tin Hau of Hong Kong
"Today we're off to explore the neighborhood of Tin Hau in in Hong Kong which is pronounced tin like the mental and how like the question so how do I get that. The answer is pretty simple. Go to the nearest. MTO Station Asian gets on the Blue Island line and get off at either Tin Hau or Fortress Hill alternatively. If you decide to take a taxi it's a good idea to use either of those. MTO Stations Sion's as your point. That's because strictly speaking there is no such places in the area that lies between these two stations and is bordered by Victoria Park Victoria Harbor and Braemar. Hill should technically be called either Causeway Bay or North Point. The Phantom district of Tin. Hau actually gets its name from the nearby Tin Hau Temple Tin. Hau is the goddess of the scene Cantonese so these temples erected in her honour have traditionally attracted fishermen Chaman families who come to pay their respects and Ostra protection from the ocean necessarily expect Tin Hau temples usually found dumped along the coast of Hong Kong. However in this particular neck of the woods extensive land reclamation work in the early twentieth century has pushed the temple further and further away from the sea as a result? If you walk into Tin Hau Temple today the closest you find to get your feet. Wet is the Water Fountain in the courtyard. I generally quite pleasant spot with covered seating being a chance for some spiritual contemplation the puck that thought for now luke plenty of time for rest and reflection of the end of Ottawa right now. We're we're off to explore some of Tin House. Earthly Delights and we are beginning to in Fortress Hill at the station gets out exit a and crossed the busy kings road onto oil street being shooter look out for the double decker trams as they trundled past find your bearings little snippet of local history by first nipping into oil street art space. This two story great listed red brick building dating back to one thousand nine hundred eight used to be the homicide home of the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club but after the coastline moved the club set sail to new premises in the nineteen thirties and today the converted art space ace is the only surviving waterfront building from that time standing on the corner of oil streets and Wang on road spend a moment to take in the old tenement buildings well I erected on this reclaimed land now have to shed his space with several much newel unfought Shinier office towers while you were there order a coffee Alfie to go through the window at Smoko an owner operated hole in the wall cafe occupied this same pavement spot for the last four years for an extra jolt of Benji. Let yourself be tempted by the slices of Banana love that often sit on the counter with Your Cup Cake in hand continue along Wang on road turn left wbt onto folk. Yom Road and then take a right onto electric road which is one of ten house major thoroughfares runs parallel to the hopper electric road road gets his name from Old Power Station that was decommissioned in the nineteen seventies demolished and then turned into housing for the road around as it bends left an enter enter Causeway Bay market. This is a typical example of Hong Kong so-called wet markets that can be found almost every neighborhood in the city stole operators tend to wear release on feet for good reason the floors at these wet markets are usually soaking wes on account of the live fish and other seafood that are sold out two polystyrene boxes filled up with water and melting ice fresh meat is also sold alongside the seafood but in the city it comes with a word of caution in Hong Kong fresh meat means live meat not that fluffy farm-to-table marketing speak pig's trotters watches and snouts hang on hooks on one side of Causeway Bay markets while live chickens squeezed into tiny cages clock and school on the other side. Animal lovers be warned in fact the same goes for anyone with a sensitive stomach skip this part of the tour. I'm probably shut your ears for the next ten or twenty seconds at Causeway Bay market. Live poultry plucked from their cages by multitasking butcher who then ways them tags them and kills them right in front of paying in customers the chickens then handed to the chaps at the back of the store to be defended in cleaned and win the caucuses returned to the front counter the butcher slices of the feet it cuts the body into chunks and Hanover in a plastic bag for those you still listening at this point. Don't be surprised to see black skin chickens on the butcher's board causeway Tapei market. It's local delicacy and a curious sight to behold when I encountered at the bottom of a clear Chinese soup on that note it. It must be time for spot of lunch tin. Hau is home to plenty of roasted goose restaurants however something tells me that right now you a feeling like like something a little bit more healthy and wholesome so let's leave the market behind and head over to campus a Japanese Carey House on the other side of electric road campuses led by Chef Fujita Kanter and his restaurants simple approach to food can be summed up as minimal fuss minimal fat. There are no additives in the food and plenty of no meat options on the menu making a popular choice for the city's health conscious order the carry with fifteen kinds of vegetables and see if you can guess S. O. Fifteen kinds before you look to your play clean. Here's a clue to get you started the big white ones with the holes in the middle a called Lotus roots so how have we got on at campus managed to name all fifteen kinds of vegetables yet egg heads can reward themselves with a sweet treat one of Tin House many any dessert restaurants an actual fat. We all can going somewhere else for pudding is after all a popular after new tradition in Hong Kong so let's wonder under along the street to Ching Ching Desserts and have a flick through their extensive menu staple dessert ingredients include sago mango. Tofu red-bean red being put mallow star fruit condensed milk and glutinous rice spotted anything that takes your fancy adventure seats is looking for a truly local experience. This can also head around the corner to anti sweet an order their signature jury and Tofu Dessert Tuck down sing funk streets anti sweets it is easy to spot by the cartoon lady who appears to be smiling laughing on the shops yellow and red sign edge however the smelly fruit is definitely an acquired. I taste so don't expect to fall juries charms straight away fortunately for us. The final stop went off food. Too is just the ticket for cleansing pallets. The Hong Kong Island Tap House also on sink funk street is one of the best bars in the city to sample beers by a growing number of local. Oh craft brews these include young master. Yardley brothers black-eyed Kylo and Moon Zen at first you may well feel spoke for choice but with almost forty types of beer on tap so why not order the tap house be a flight to begin with six is one hundred sixty eight Hong Kong dollars offer that we definitely recommend you try Yadi brothers Hong Kong busted an award-winning Ikea that is brewed with sweet melon apricot and licorice alongside those strong flavors it also pack strong punch at seven point two percent. AB feeding suit refreshed leave the tap house and find your way back to electric road from that continue heading West Towards Tin Hau MTA station. It's one straight road and the entrance is directly in front of you before before heading back into central nip around the Corner Tin Hau temple road take a seat in a tin. Hau Temple Garden and try to remember where this whole story began"