When you are looking for a seafood place thinking of fresh catch from the sea, the conveniently located and the heart-of-everything district in this cosmopolis, Causeway Bay, would probably be not in your set of consideration, unless you specifically want their Underbridge Spicy Crab. Your ideas will soon drift off to the remote island of Lamma, or Sai Kung in the far New Territories, or Lei Yue Muen on the Kowloon side near Yau Tong. For those who are really local, they might consider the fresh and yummy seafood at Sam Shing Village at a reasonable and relatively lower price. But that is also faraway in Tuen Muen area.
But now I tell you that good seafood doesn't need to come with inconvenience (assuming that you don't live in one of those outlying corners of this city). Right next to the Excelsior hotel, there is a underground path that takes you to the Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter and that path also lead you to some delicious seafood that is, in my opinion, much better than the majority of restaurants in Saikung. And even more surprisingly, the prices are not set at Russell Street rent prices (for those of you who are not aware, Russell Street in Causeway Bay is the most expensive street in the world to rent a shop). I don't know the rent for renting a boat but this place serves fresh and fingerlicking good seafood at very happy prices. For just 318HKD per person, we got all the food in this entry.
In fact, Hong Kong used to have a lot of this on-the-water-dai-pai-dongs and the waterfront used to be packed with boats settling around the harbour, but eventually, all of them closed down due to hygiene and security problems. Nope, the boats did't have a proper sewage and garbage system and it was a big risk if one of the boats caught a fire as that could quickly spread to the other boats. But the chef of Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter known as "Hoi Gor" returned to his roots in 2011 and re-opened the floating business.
So we are lucky that he re-opened his business. I am very lucky, living in Causeway Bay. Another dining spot that makes me very proud to be in this neighbourhood.
Never judge something by its look. The fried fish probably doesn't look appetizing for you, but once I took the first bite, I couldn't stop eating them! It was like it was seasoned with a drug!
Where: Shun Kee Typhoon Shelter, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Highlight: The seafood
The bill: 318HKD per head
Rating: 2 (From a scale of -3 to 3)
Hidden behind the Excelsior hotel in Causeway Bay, this typhoon centre provides a plentiful of tasty seafood at relatively low prices. Situated in a floating boat, thi...
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