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Bargain Basement Hong Kong

Take a Tram Ride a Unique and Cheap Hong Kong Experience

Hong Kong has a fearsome reputation for weighty price tags that can leave travellers with empty wallets. It's true, Hong Kong isn't cheap but we've got some top tips, from free sightseeing to cheap eats, to help ease the pain on your wallet.

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Best restaurants in April

Monday March 31, 2014

If New York is the city that never sleeps, Hong Kong is the city that always eats. Hong Kongers are mad about food. This is the city that gave the world Dim Sum and the other wonders of Cantonese cuisine and where you'll find both the best western food in Asia and the tastiest curries east of Eluru.

Rampant rents and an ever shifting appetite for something new also mean the city sees dozen of new restaurants swing open their doors each month. This month we've rounded up some of the best. Read our new Hong Kong restaurants in April list to find out about raw cooking, the city's first Brazilian grill and whether Causeway Bay's latest Japanese restaurant is worth a visit.

 

The best place to drink ales in Hong Kong

Monday March 31, 2014

Well, what's the point of us picking out the best drinks (see blog below) if we don't tell you where to get your hands on a glass.

Along with the rise of craft beers Hong Kong has also seen plenty of craft bars open, where you can enjoy the best local brews. We've picked six of the best craft ale pubs in Hong Kong. From the Globe, where Hong Kong's real ale revolution began, to the Taproom, where you can pick from a selection of twenty plus beers on tap, through to The Beer Bay little more than a hole in wall bar serving up cut price British pints.

The best ales in Hong Kong

Monday March 31, 2014

There are lots of things to like about Hong Kong. Beer hasn't, historically, been one of them. Overpriced and overwatered the choice of Blue Girl or San Miguel is a desperate one and you know when a city considers Stella Artois a boutique lager and charges boutique prices that the pint situation is poor.

Things have been changing, slowly. The city has a burgeoning craft beer industry, a couple of bars serving up ales and a handful of craft breweries. We've picked out the best craft beers to try in Hong Kong; from the cha cha soba ale, with a splash of green tea, to the refreshing number 1 wheat beer served up Tipping Point Brewery Co.

Introducing Hong Kong’s wet markets

Monday March 31, 2014

Under the shadow of the city's skyscrapers and squeezed in between the giant malls and supermarkets Hong Kong's wet markets still do a roaring trade.

Wet markets are where many Hong Kongers turn to for their grocery shopping and you'll find fresh fruit and veg and meat on sale inside the dozen or so markets around the city.

Usually hidden away inside bland concrete buildings, wet markets may look far from historical but these markets are very much a nod to Hong Kong's past. Cantonese cuisine and sensibilities have long demanded fresh food for cooking while an innate ability to bargain also brings customers here to haggle on price.

Inside the markets seafood and poultry are kept live until the buyer picks their victim and it's dispatched to the chopping block while fruit and veg prices are vocally disputed.

See our top five Hong Kong wet markets.

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