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[Travel Guide] [Hongkong] Lei Yue Mun Seafood Bazaar [Copy link] 中文

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Located on the Kowloon side of the narrow eastern entrance to Hong Kong Harbour, the small fishing village at Lei Yue Mun first came into prominence in the 1960s, when it became fashionable to go there for its seafood. At that time, most diners would select their own live seafood from the fish market, and then take it to a restaurant for cooking. Many still do, but with many more restaurants now in business, you can make your selection closer to your table.

Lei Yue Mun launched a Seafood Festival in 1992, and so successful was it in promoting business that it has since become an annual happening. During the Festival the narrow streets reverberate to the drums, gongs and songs of Cantonese opera performers, while lion dances add a touch of frenzied excitement to the occasion.

Restaurants arrange attractive promotions and offer special dishes to keep their tables busy, and local and visiting gourmets converge on the area to dine on superb seafood dishes washed down with wines, liquors or copious draughts of beer.

But whether or not it's Seafood Festival time, splendid fresh seafood hot from the pot or wok is always available from Lei Yue Mun's specialty restaurants. Besides enjoying a glorious meal, visitors can also inspect a couple of nearby sites of moderate interest. One is a very unpretentious lighthouse to warn approaching ships away from the rocks on which it stands. The other is a Tin Hau Temple set by some large rocks bearing bold Chinese inscriptions.

How To Get There
Lei Yue Mun
1.MTR Yau Tong Station Exit A2, take green minibus 24 to Sam Ka Tsuen Ferry Pier, follow the signs, about a 15-minute walk.
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