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Why Sing Heung Yuen is special ?
Sing Heung Yuen is by far the best example of Hong Kong style ‘dai pai dong’. Hawker stalls in its most ‘primitive’ form, only shaded by canopies or sometimes none, steel or wooden tables and chairs placed in a cramped layout, and strangers sharing the same table yet not speaking to each other while slurping on their favourite bowl of noodles.
To the uninitiated, this is best described as an ‘al fresco’ cafe best for a light bite. Unlike European cafe culture where lingering for long is the norm, at ‘dai pai dong’ like this, this practice is frowned upon. Lest you enjoy to be stared right through you for overstaying your welcome.
Must try dishes:
牛油脆脆 (Butter ‘chui chui’) @ $9
咸柠七 (Salted Lemon Sprite) @ $12
Crispy Toast with Lemon & Honey 檸蜜脆脆 HK$9
Iced salted Sprite 凍鹹檸七 HK$12
Tomato Egg Soup Noodles
How to get to Sing Heung Yuen?
Exit from MTR Sheung Wan (A2 exit) or Central (D2 exit), and walk towards Gough Street. Then as you see Kau Kee beef noodles, you will see Sing Heung Yuen on the opposite side of the street.
- Soul food for the locals
- Wonderful beef tomato noodles
- Eat what the locals eat
- Tasty and cheap, local foods
- Best Daipaidong in Central
- Noise level Normal
- Budget Budget
- Alcohol NO
- Air condition NO
- Accept credit card NO
- Serve breakfast YES
- Serve halal NO
No.2 Shop Mee Lun Street, Central, Hong Kong
Tips for you
This is my hangover meal in Hong Kong. There is nothing better than a bowl of hot tomato based soup noodles to cure the headache and hunger after a long night of drinking. This is simply no frill eatery where you sit outside and enjoy the atmosphere of being in Hong Kong. The only hard part after a long night of drinking is the walk up here from the MTR station or bus stop. A must try if you are in Hong Kong and don't need to be hungover to enjoy the deliciousness of this place.
Did not experience any bad service at 330pm, on a Monday. Eating with the locals, reasonably priced, and honey lemon toast is crunchy and addictive!