Although I’ve been to Hong Kong more times than I can count (my mom is from there), I only recently discovered some new places on my last trip over the Christmas holidays. Growing up, my mom used to drag me there practically every summer and apart from shopping, my days were typically filled with boredom, spending time with relatives. Luckily on this trip, I got to venture out a bit on my own with an old high school friend who works there. He took me around to several hot spots and it was like seeing the bustling city with a fresh pair of eyes. The fact that he knew of all the cool places to go and I didn’t clearly put me to shame, but I had such a fun time exploring little nooks that I didn’t even know existed. There are so many things to see in Hong Kong, but here are my recommendations based on my last experience.
My Top 5 Things to Do in Hong Kong:
1. Dim Sum at U-Banquet.
Obviously, the Chinese food in HK is better than anything you will find in Toronto, and the dim sum at this place is no exception. Everything is so delectable and I highly recommend the lau sa bao (salted egg custard bun) – it is simply the best and a definite must-have as they don’t have it in Toronto. More details on my dim sum experience on my blog here.
2. Shopping in Ladies’ Market
Nothing beats the shopping in HK as you can get stuff there for dirt cheap. The Ladies’ Market in Tung Choi Street is a famous street market on the Kowloon side. I can spend hours perusing here and walking away with unique finds at bargain prices. There’s everything from clothes, accessories, makeup, souvenirs, little trinkets and odds and ends.
3. Times Square