Adventures in East Asia

Mong Kok Street Food

Mong Kok, which is in the Kowloon side of Hong Kong apparently has the highest population density in the world. There's lots of interesting things to see there with various stores and markets ranging from dirt cheap knock off items on the street to the more luxurious, branded items in swanky new malls like Langham Place. However, these are things to write about another time.


I find one of the interesting stalls to be the street food sellers, usually crowded with locals wanting to get a quick portion of squid, fish balls, some dim sum or other fried or boiled snack. At night, the displays are lit brightly and the glistening and freshly cooked food, provide an enticing display for hungry shoppers.


This stall we saw in Mong Kok was an extension of a shop but mobile vendors of these snacks were common, at least a decade ago, when I remember them being on the street in the New Territory town Tai Po. They were "illegal" then, as I remember rows of police would walk slowly down the streets whilst the vendors would rush their carts down the opposite direction and out of sight. They've obviously been cleaned out since then.


Anyway, Kai and Linh bought a couple of sticks for HK$18, enough to keep them going until their next meal. Kinda like tapas.


More photos of Mong Kok on Flickr...

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