I have been shopping in two places wince we arrived. The open market on Graham Street, is by far the most popular one I goto. I just enjoy the hustle n bustle of the place. The fish stalls where the fish is still alive when you buy it. The sellers take about 3 or 4 cuts to kill the fish and gut it. Then they descale it for you all within 10 se4conds. Incredible to see.
The fresh meat sellers, whose stalls look anything less that hygienic, with the meat hanging up on hooks in the humidity, but so far we have not had any bad effects from buying from these guys.
The fruit & vegetable stalls, all selling bundles of the freshest looking fruit n veg I have ever seen.
The other market, which is actually closer to home, is the Sheung Wan Covered market. A 3 storey building, which sells meat, cooked and uncooked, fresh fish, fruit, veggies and some dry goods, with a stall that sells some fantastic fresh egg noodles. This place is a bit cheaper than the one above, but then again it’s all about location, location, location here in Hong Kong. The top floor is the cooked food centre. We haven’t eaten there yet. Well we can only eat at so many places. Hahahahaha.
There are plenty of supermarkets here in Hong Kong, which we have been into to buy the store cupboard necessities like soy sauce, rice wine vinegar etc etc. There are some foreign or ex-pat orientated supermarkets, which really stock everything you would find back home. But am not tempted to make tacos just yet. They are also considerably more expensive than shopping at the local markets, and with prices of food on the increase the gap is widening.
We went the other day to Bowington Road Market. Another fantastic market, if we were staying closer then I would be here everyday. It’s similar to the one in Central but more spacious and a lot cheaper. Shame its in Wan Chai.
Every Sunday at the Star Ferry Pier in Central there is an Organic Farmers Market. The produce is grown in the New Territories. All the produce looks fantastic and fresh. They sell a lot of different varieties of salads that I have not seen before. They do not provide bags for you, they advise you to bring your own, but they will wrap your veg in a leaf for you, so you can carry it away. Excellent idea.