Haiphong road temporary market
Unlike what the name might suggest – Haiphong road temporary market isn’t really temporary. It’s been there for decades but the cooked food market has been recently renovated to bring local favourite street hawkers a more comfortable place to set up shop.
Hap Heung Yuen
30 Haiphong Road, Tsim Sha TsuiHong Kong
There are two ways to get to the cooked food market at Haiphong temporary market, but the easiest would be to go down Haiphong Road. The entrance is right under the passageway and the outside you’ll see a unassuming sign with a few flower stalls near the entrance.
The nearest MTR exit to get to Haiphong road would be Exit A from Tsim Sha Tsui MTR station or Tsim Sha Tsui East.
Once you found the entrance just keep walking in a general forward direction and you’ll see the cooked food market tucked behind walls with signage of food and wordings.
The Satay Beef Noodles
Hap Heung Yuen has more than 40 years of history operating in this area – as do a number of other stalls at Haiphong Road temporary market.
You just never know what’s a hidden gem in Hong Kong when it comes to food!
So of course, I ordered myself a bowl of satay beef noodles and a iced lemon tea. The whole thing came to less than $35 HKD which is about $6 Aussie. Bargain!
So you might be thinking what’s so special Janice? Aren’t those instant noodles I see!?
True, those are instant noodles, but the star of the show isn’t the instant noodles, it’s the satay sauce and the beef. It’s rather common for diners to use instant noodles as a based but use their own soups, sauces and toppings to make a dish theirs.
And the satay sauce at Hap Heung Yuen was SO rich and aromatic – it was delicious. Super peanutty in flavour but also umami and savoury at the same time. They were also generous with the amount of beef to noodle ratio which is also nice and not always the case at diners.