Hong Kong Seafood Islands???
There are 260 islands in Hong King, including the one where the metropolis, Central (a.k.a. Capital of Hong Kong), is. Among them, 3 are magnificent to visit and dine for seafood:
1. Cheung Chau
2. Lamma Island
3. Lantau Island
Each island likes a seafood district. However, compared to the other seafood districts, each island offers different things. In some ways, they are the time-savers.
Because you can dine on the island and check out some great Hong Kong attractions.
If you want an escape from the city, listen to the sound of the sea and enjoy great seafood, going to one of these Hong Kong seafood islands is definitely for you.
Most of the seafood restaurants in the outlying islands share many common things like you step into a Hong Kong seafood district.
You can pick your own seafood. You can tell the restaurant how you want the seafood is served. The varieties is about the same. You may dine out in the spacious outdoor area
with awesome harbor view. With that said, these restaurants are usually located by the seashore or the pier.
If you like hiking, you can check out the Hong Kong attractions in the island and walk off the calories you just gained from your delicious Hong Kong seafood meal.
One stone, 2 birds. Isn't it great?
Before exploring Cheung Chau, I want to give a shout out to a
Facts-About-Hong-Kong.com Facebook fan, Zainam, for allowing me to use the wonderful Cheung Chau pictures. Thank you very much, Zainam.
My dad used to live in Cheung Chau, not long after my grandma and him escaped from the Communist rule. He spent several years of his childhood here. It has its unique customs.
You can feel it in the air. When you interact with some native Cheung Chau people, you can feel it, too.
2 things you must do in Cheung Chau, one of the most famous Hong Kong seafood islands.....
Cheung Chau Bun Festival only happens on the 5th to 9th day of 4th month on the Chinese calendar which is around May or June. It depends on that year of the calendar.
Cheung Po Tsai was a very famous pirate in the late 18th century. You can climb into its cave and check it out. There is nothing in there anymore. But if you want to have a
feel of how a pirate life was about.....
I was there when I was around 12. Back then, my father led us to climb into the cave. He was a bit chunky in the Hong Kong people's eyes. He had the hard time to get back
out. For us kids, it was easy as a piece of cake. I highly doubt if I can do so now. I may get stuck.
Joke aside, the passage way actually is very short. It is just wide enough for one person to walk through. That makes you wonder how the pirate hid their treasures, huh? I
had that same question back then and even now.
(Thanks to my sister, Dickdy, for sharing these fantastic pictures)
You may have heard of its name, Lamma Island, because of the tragedy in 2012 on the night of Mid-Autumn festival. However, it has been very well-known to the Hong Kong people even before that tragedy.
Among the 3 Hong Kong seafood islands, Lantau Island is the biggest. It is even bigger than the Hong Kong Island.
If you plan to enjoy Hong Kong seafood in this outlying island, I highly recommend you to put aside at least a full day for a trip here.
From Hong Kong Chek Lap Kok International Airport, one of the world's busiest airport,
the Giant Buddha, Ngong Ping 360, to Tsing Ma Bridge and Tai O Village, you may want to stay on this island for more than a day.
For more information, click here to check out the Hong Kong Lantau Island tour.
If you have been to one of these 3 Hong Kong seafood islands or others, I would love to hear from you about your experience. Please share with me.
For more Hong Kong Seafood dining, check out Hong Kong Seafood Restaurants and Hong Kong Seafood Districts. Hope one of them will fit into your busy Hong Kong vacation schedule.
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