Temple Street 庙街 Hong Kong : First glimpse at Hong Kong’s Night Market!

Temple Street also known as 庙街 in Chinese is a street that converts into a night market in the evenings…

 Entrance to Temple Street 庙街 Jordan, Hong Kong
Entrance to Temple Street 庙街 Jordan, Hong Kong

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Night Market at Temple Street

This was our first glimpse into the night markets of Hong Kong! Well, the key noticeable difference was that there was no food stalls! :o Yes, we were quite surprised as well! Well, for the avid shoppers, it means that there’s reduced possibility of stench on your clothes as you shop!

But for you foodies out there, no worries. At almost every corner of the streets in HK, there should be a Hong Kong cafe (茶餐厅) nearby. Near, Temple street, eateries also “expand their territories” at night by placing more chairs on the sidewalks. So you’ll still be able to get food along the roads perpendicular to Temple Street.

 Bowring Street - An extension of the night markets
Bowring Street – An extension of the night markets

Temple street sells all sorts of “ling ling long long” (as Kate calls them). “Ling ling long long” usually equate to smallish cute things that usually doesnt have much practical use. Good as gifts though. When your friends receive them, they’ll be like “Awww…this is so cute! Thanks!” and places them in a drawer,somewhere at home, never to see the light of day again…(sinister laugh)

Ok, we digressed.

But still, you may be able to find gems at night markets such as this. You can get souvenirs such as shirts, umbrellas, magnets, display items etc. But a word of advice for visitors, COMPARE PRICES! We overheard one stall quoting quite an expensive price to an unsuspecting tourist! As you’ll soon find that the items/stalls repeats itself as you walk along the street, do take time to compare the various prices and snatch a good deal for yourself!

There’s also a similar market along Bowring street , perpendicular to Temple street, that you can check out as well.

As we ventured on, we started to feel peckish and we chanced upon a roast meat (烧腊) stall, along Shanghai street (an adjacent street)…

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Roasted Meat Stall at Shanghai Street

The queue must mean something right? As with the Australian Diary Company, we saw a queue and joined it! Again, we were quite happy with what we found…

 Oily Chicken and Roasted Duck Rice
Oily Chicken and Roasted Duck Rice

 Char Siew Roasted Pork Rice
Char Siew Roasted Pork Rice

The greatest part about this meal is that it costs only 48HKD!! That’s inclusive of this great tasting boiled soup as well!

 Soup to help neutralise any
Soup to help neutralise any “gelatness” from the roasted meats

I think the main draw itself was the price. We noticed many old uncles coming in to have a meal and most came alone :( The price was great and the portions were huge. With the soup and free drink, the deal seemed even more enticing.

The only draw back was that most of the meats were too salty. Hence, the rice to go with it. Oh, the char siew tasted great though. Sweet with a tinge of burnt roasted taste. Good part of the pork as well. Tender with a little bit of fattiness. The accompanying vege with green onions were a great condiment to the rice as well.

How to get to Temple Street 庙街 Hong Kong

Map of Temple Street 庙街 Hong Kong

Temple Street is a short walk away from Jordan MTR. If you take the exit A, it is just a short 2 minutes walk along Jordan Road.

At night, the street is easily recognisable by this long stretch of night market!

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Temple Street Jordan Hong Kong
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After a relaxing walk along Temple street and a great meal at the local roasted meat stall, our first night in Hong Kong was turning out to be a great start to our HK trip!

So what was your experience like visiting the night markets at Temple Street 庙街 Hong Kong ?

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