Friday, May 31, 2019
Hongkong Macau Shenzhen Trip 2019 - Day 3 - Taking ferry from Hong Kong Island to Tsim Tsai Tsui and Hing Kee Claypot Rice at Temple Street Hong Kong
For dinner, we wanted to try the famous Hing Kee Claypot Rice at Temple Street. So we took the hotel's free shuttle bus right in front of the hotel (there's a time schedule - check with the front desk), to Hong Kong Station. From Hong Kong Station, we walked over to Central Pier to catch a ferry to Tsim Tsai Tsui. We bought our ferry tickets from the ticket machine, can use octopus card too. It was a very short ride about 10 mins but the view of the harbour and sea was fantastic. After exiting the ferry, it was a long walk to temple street, can take bus or MTR (alight at Jordan Station) but as we would like to take a slow walk and browse the rows of shops along Nathan Road, we decided to take a slow walk. But for our return journey back to our hotel, we took the MTR Train from Jordan Station all the way to Northpoint MTR Station. Temple street is break into two parts, if coming from Nathan Road, the first part of Nathan Road is broken by a overhead bridge, so dont presume this is the end of Temple Street, walked under the bridge and look for the temple. If unsure ask the vendors where the famous Hing Kee Claypot rice 興記煲仔飯 is. It is really famous and most will know and can direct you to the location. Pass by the temple, can see bright lights on the other side of temple street. The restaurant is always crowded but the queue moved fast. We ordered the chicken and sausage claypot rice - Personally, I am not sure if I like it. Sorry to say, prefer the claypot rice back in Singapore, they are so much better. This is up to individual taste and liking, I am just very fussy with food. Deep Fried Oyster pancake - I find them to be too oily to my liking. Luckily we ordered the sweet and sour pork which is so much better, otherwise our dinner would be very disappointing. Personally, I think their stir fry dishes are better than their claypot rice.