Neighbours to Kowloon Tong, Lok Fu and Kowloon Tsai, Kowloon City was famous for its pearl production back in the Qin dynasty. Home to the original airport and Kowloon Walled City—a part of history that still holds a veil of mystery to this day—the district is now a sleepy, slow-paced residential area nicknamed as “Little Thailand” due to its abundance of Southeast Asian restaurants.
While there isn’t an MTR station at Kowloon City yet, the area is easily accessible by bus or taxi. Since the weather’s getting cooler, you can even opt to get there by foot from Lok Fu station and admire the Autumn leaves on the way.
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What To Eat And Drink
Hoover Cake Shop
For old-school Hong Kong pastries, you can’t go wrong at Hoover Cake Shop. Their flakey, buttery egg tarts are made in traditional moulds, and you’d be spoilt for choice from their selection of retro-cakes.
Try the pandan sponge cake, coconut cream bun or the red bean biscuit if you’ve got a sweet tooth, or take your pick from their savoury bun choices if you’re in the mood for a snack.
Hoover Cake Shop, 136 Nga Tsin Wai Road, Kowloon City, +852 2382 0383; hoovercakeshop.hk