HK Island, Hong Kong

Market discovery: Chinese strawberry

Coming from Europe, June is strawberry season for me... so how happy was I to read that May-June is also the season for Chinese strawberries?! Well, not everything that goes by the same name is the same fruit in East and West. The Chinese strawberry looks different - it is also called Waxberry, Yumberry or… Continue reading Market discovery: Chinese strawberry

HK Island, Hong Kong

Graham Street market revisited

After visiting all the exhibitions I kept walking through the streets of Central ... ... and I just went past all the wet market stalls around Graham Street. I love this area. It is such a classic place to visit, walking along the small green stores with its fresh produce almost feels like Hong Kong… Continue reading Graham Street market revisited

HK Island, Hong Kong

Photography: Bowrington Road Market

Last Sunday, exactly a week ago, I was exploring the area south of Hennessy Road in Wan Chai. It was a grey and cloudy day, but it was a busy day at the Bowrington Road market. The market is located just off Canal Road on the border between Causeway Bay and Wan Chai and it… Continue reading Photography: Bowrington Road Market

Hong Kong, Kowloon, Neighbourhoods

Wet market in Mongkok

I just love the markets in Hong Kong, not just the open markets on the street, but the wet markets that exist in every quarter of the city. They are in a communal building, often without windows. The shops spread out on a number of different floors, and there is actually always a set order.… Continue reading Wet market in Mongkok

HK Island, Neighbourhoods

Stroll: Street market in Central

We also strolled through a market area in Central last weekend – it’s similar to the one we saw in Mong Kok, but this time it’s less crowded. There are far fewer people here, shopping for the weekend. We noticed that there are all kind of shops. Starting from real physical shops selling all king… Continue reading Stroll: Street market in Central