Discover the hidden gems of Tuen Mun Sam Shing
Explore Tank Culture – the roots of Sam Shing Seafood Market
Sam Shing Seafood Market was once a floating market formed by vessels the Tanka people inhabited as homes. Seafood was their staple for generations and these seafood vendors have accumulated a colourful cultural and culinary heritage. Fast-forward to the present, Sam Shing has become a popular attraction for travellers seeking a slice of the century-old Tanka customs and traditions. In fact, there are more sight-seeing around Sam Shing Estate, including the local Grade II historic building of Sam Shing Temple, Kadoorie Pier and Beach, and other hidden gems. And what better way to conclude a day’s excursion than with a stroll along the nearby Castle Peak Bay Waterfront Promenade taking in the panoramic views of Sam Shing Typhoon Shelter and Tuen Mun coast?
Three tips to sample the authentic taste of local fishing villages in Sam Shing
Take the golden opportunity of the fine autumn weather in Hong Kong now to visit the Sam Shing Seafood Market. The restaurants which are a hot favourite with locals (but lesser known to tourists) will take you on a finger-licking gastronomic journey with a selected array of seafood specialties served against the enchanting backdrop of the harbour. Experience the traditional ‘sea-to-table’ approach by choosing your favourite ingredients fresh from the sea, then have them cooked to your preference by the restaurants.
Here are three tips for you to make the most of your experience:
Wise Tips @ Sam Shing No. 1 – Choose Wisely
When choosing crabs, look for the fatty ones with a harder shell, and put them under the lamp to see if their shells show a faint yellow shade of crab butter. When choosing abalones, pick those in pointy shapes if you prefer an al dente texture, or select those with smooth round shapes for mellow bites. As for shrimps, go for the lustrous ones for the freshest taste.
Wise Tips @ Sam Shing No. 2 – Eat Wisely
Don’t miss out the three must-try delicacies in Sam Shing Seafood Market, including fresh grass shrimps, Castle Peak flatfish and Castle Peak Bay baby mangrove crabs. In case there is room for more, you can find other authentic choices available on site.
Wise Tips @ Sam Shing No. 3 – Play Wisely
Escape from the city heat and bustle at Castle Peak Bay, which provides an ideal picnic spot with a lovely beach and a playground nearby.
There is more to Hong Kong than meets the eye. Discover Sam Shing. Discover Tanka seafood culture!