The Seafood Mile, Hong Kong

The Seafood Mile, Hong Kong

Cheung Chau is one of a cluster of Islands off the coast of Hong Kong. It has a fishing harbor to the front, which is lit up at night with tiny green, blue and white boat lights. The harbor is overlooked by many restaurants and street food can be bought from many vendors, who line up throwing an array of aromas into your senses as you pass them by. With Cheung Chau being a fishing harbor, you can buy a variety of fish, you may never have seen before and take them to a restaurant where they will cook them for you at a cost of $50-$100 depending on the size of the fish. The following is a guide to 5 of them on San Hing Praya Street, the street that runs along the harbor front known as The Seafood Mile. This is a brief description of the type of food on offer and a price guide that will suit every pocket.
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1. Base To Eat

Base To Eat
Turning left off the ferry, you will pass a variety of eateries but we will start at the top of the first stretch of Restaurants where you will find Base To Eat. This restaurant is very popular with the tourists and locals alike. Dining is al fresco and a line of tables and chairs are prepared at around 6pm when the restaurant opens. The food can be cooked either at the table or, from the kitchen, comes a full menu of fresh sashimi, meat and vegetable dishes in Chinese and Western styles. There is a fish trader next door, where you can choose from a large selection of fish that are still swimming. I can recommend the prawns. They are huge. You buy your fish here and take them back to base. All the food is amazing. My favorite is beef flank in red, green or yellow coconut curry, with broccoli in garlic and ginger. The lean tuna is also very good. Prices range from around $60 for the beef flank and broccoli to around $100 for the fresh fish dishes, which are too numerous to mention here. The menu is eight pages long and action packed. All tastes are catered for. They also sell a comprehensive range of beers and wines. Closing time is 2am. They close for 1 or 2 days a week for a well-deserved break. Very busy.
Where to find it:
3 San Hing Praya St, Cheung Chau

Phone: 29812218

Working Hours:
06:00pm-02:00pm

http://www.yp.com.hk/29812218/600851/en/

2. WSYZ Cafe

WSYZ Cafe
The next restaurant along the mile is a dainty establishment which serves a selection of Soufflé’s, Panini’s, Eggs Benedict with ham and Escargot Bourguignone as specials. Other well-known Italian dishes are on the main menu, which makes this more of a Western establishment fare wise. For desert there is Apple Crumble Tart and daily treats. One of the quieter places to eat. Small tables inside and out. Prices from $40 to $80HKD. Reminded me of Happy Days. It has an American diner feel to it, without looking like one. Plays a great classic rock 'n' roll soundtrack for you to eat along to.
Where to find it:
57,San Hing Praya Street, Cheung Chau, Hong Kong

Phone: 93013500

Working Hours:
10:00am-09:00pm

3. The Rainbow

The Rainbow
The Rainbow Restaurant is what looks like WYSE Cafe's sister restaurant. Another restaurant with a 50’s American feel to it and leanings to Western cuisine. There are Tortillas, Fajitas, a huge all day full English breakfast menu and lots of deserts from Chocolate Fondue to Honey Toast with Ice Cream with any drinks and smoothies. Set meals on three big menus and value for money. My favorites were the beef and chicken Fajitas. A great place for and very popular with, kids. Mainly small tables indoors, with a few outside too. Prices between $38 and $80.
Where to find it:
G/F, 63 San Hing Praya Street, Cheung Chau

Phone: 69384433

Mon-Fri: 12:00-07:00pm
Sat: 10:00-10:30
Sun: 10:00am-07:00pm

http://www.openrice.com/english/restaurant/sr2.htm?shopid=102590

4. Morocco's Restaurant & Bar

Morocco's Restaurant & Bar
Ran by Harry, who has adorned the walls of the entrance to his restaurant with images of the mountains of Nepal where he was born and grew up. Woman pick rice and the views of the Nepalese countryside are evocative. Harry serves a Thai/Indian menu and what a menu it is. Just about every delicious thing about food is for sale here. Thai roasted barbecue chicken is an absolute must at $68 for ½ and $132 whole. You won’t need to eat anything else all day if you get the whole chicken. Whatever they coat the chicken in is seriously tasty. Thai Hot Pot is three types of fish for $138 four soups (sour and spicy prawn, coconut chicken, seafood and veg) at $58 for small to $138 for large, three noodle dishes (Pak Thai, La Na, La Na Tar Lat) Salads are around $50. Vegetable dishes from $55 - $68HKD. Rice dishes from $56 - $68. Thai set meals are $248 for 2, $458 for 4 and $598 for 6. Indian dishes are just as comprehensive with appetisers like veg samosa, veg pakora and onion baji from $38. Soups and salads are from $50. All Tandories like chicken tikka and hariyali chicken are served. There are 10 fish dishes (Jal Ki Rani) and 11 vegetable dishes (Jhadi Ki Sabzi) Indian sets are $458 for 4 and $598 for 6 people. All beers, whiskeys and soft drinks served. This is a dual indoor/outdoor seated Restaurant. The hardest working restaurant in Cheung Chau.
Where to find it:
G/F, 71 Sun Hing Praya Street, Cheung Chau

Phone: 2986 9767/9208 3442

Working Hours:
08:00am-01:00pm, most days of the week.

http://www.openrice.com/english/restaurant/sr2.htm?shopid=5872

5. U Can Cook

U Can Cook
U CAN COOK is just a little further down the Street, just past Shing Cheong Lane. It is a café style place that has two sites opposite each other. One is Hong Kong style, the other is more Western, with an English country cottage feel to it. They serve simple delicious dishes: Baked potatoes, baked spaghetti, skewers, steaks, roast chicken, pasta dishes, rice and noodle soups, duck breast and smoked salmon. Winkle Mollusc w/ Mashed Potato. Baked Mahed Potato. Cheese Horse Roof Sausage. Baked Lamb Chop. Baby Pork Rib. Seafood Platter. For desserts there is Cold Chocolate Mousse Cake, Chocolate Brownies and Ice Cream Pancakes. Special Drinks are Rainbow Chocolate Cookie Smoothies and Guava Lemon Soda. You can expect to pay anywhere between $40 and $120 and all the seats are indoors.
Where to find it:
G/F, 91A & 82 Praya Street, Cheung Chau

Phone: 29816533

Working Hours:
09:00am-10:00pm (Beakfast, Lunch, Tea Time and Dinner)

http://www.openrice.com/english/restaurant/sr2.htm?shopid=22621&tc=sr1&con=phto

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