For those who have the luxury of a few more days or prefer going off the beaten track, may I suggest going out to Sai Kung, a place where locals like to spend their free time. Located out in New Territories, it is a bit of a trek out of the way but there are plenty of buses and minibuses that can get you there in about an hour's time from the island, less if you are staying on the Kowloon side. Just use ypMap to help you find a way there.
Sai Kung is absolutely gorgeous and a great starting and ending point for many of the hiking trails in the area, and you can take a look at the Sai Wan Village hike which I blogged about before. Food wise, the town is famous for its seafood. I've tried a few places and I would have to say Sing Kee Seafood Restaurant is definitely one of the best. I'll let the pictures speak for themselves.
Roast pigeon, perfectly done. Thin, crispy skin and very moist meat. Dip the meat into
a little bit of salt and pepper and you'll have a newfound appreciation for this little pest.
Scallops served on its shell with vermicelli noodles and a generous amount of garlic and green onions. There's a soy sauce mixture that is poured right on top and rounds out the tastes of this delicate dish.
Deep fried crispy beancurd. The lightly breaded, crispy skin is offset by the velvety smooth tofu.
You dip this into a light soy sauce mixture. This dish is just so fun to eat!
It's a texture thing and quite tasty as well.
Fat, delicious clams in black bean sauce. YOU MUST ORDER THIS!
A very light fried rice, if there is such a thing. Egg whites, sliced asparagus, and
dried, shredded scallops on top. I recommend this with some hot sauce. Good combo.
Sautéed spinach with garlic. This place doesn't cook the spinach all
the way through so it retains some crunch. Very delicious.
This was not something from the restaurant but rather from a vendor on the main promenade.
These are salted duck yolks that are served a number of ways. My favorite is on top of
Chinese steamed meat patties because it really enhances the dish.
Great service, fresh seafood, and a beautiful setting. Go out to Sai Kung for a day of hiking, eating, and well... living.
Sing Kee Seafood Restaurant
G/F, 33-3 Sai Kung Tai Street
Sai Kung, NT