There are a lot of sides to Hong Kong. The bustling side is characterised by high-rise buildings, which are what most people would conjure up when thinking of Hong Kong––so much so that it earned a nickname as a concrete jungle––but there's also the quiet side, backed up by the outlying islands, tall mountains and lush greenery. But where else can you find the best of both worlds?
Enter Wong Tai Sin, a quaint neighbourhood in the middle of the city but also provides a sense of calm and peace where you can just pause and relax. Wong Tai Sin is Hong Kong's only landlocked district and it's home to a mix of unique temples, tranquil gardens and restaurants that are quintessentially Hong Kong. Vibrant yet calm, Wong Tai Sin is often overlooked as only a place for worshippers to visit, no doubt because of the popular Wong Tai Sin Temple.
But beyond this famed temple is a neighbourhood that blends city life with calmness and serenity. If Wong Tai Sin isn't on your radar, it should be as this place is just waiting to be explored. Here, we break down where you can eat and what you can do in Wong Tai Sin.
What to Eat & Drink
Sun Tai Chung
Sun Tai Chung specialises in Shanghainese hairy crabs so it's a given that you should try at least one of the hairy crabs here. This restaurant offers an annual all-you-can-ear hairy crab feast and is frequented by crab and seafood lovers. But if you want some red meat to go along with your hairy crab, their lamb stew and skewers are also loved by its diners.
Sun Tai Chung, G/F, 46 Fei Fung Street, Wong Tai Sin, Hong Kong, +852 2419 1208