Posted by: Debra Kolkka | September 30, 2013

Hong Kong food market

I love to wander in food markets, and Hong Kong has some wonderful streets with interesting things to see and smell.

There are several street markets on the narrow alleys leading down from Hollywood Rd…come for a food walk.



Some things are easily recognisable.










These poor crabs have been tied up to prevent escape.


I love the pretty quails eggs.


And the salted duck eggs.


Some things are not so easily recognised. Underneath these chickens


were some very odd looking things.


I don’t know if these are animal or vegetable.


I think these are vegetable, but I don’t know what they are.


I think these are jack fruit.


There are lots of dried things.



It would be fun to experiment with some of this strange looking food.


  1. Great tour of the market, Debra. Most of that stuff, I wouldn’t have a clue what to do with. 🙂

    • Me either, but I would be happy to try.

  2. Those are Chinese chestnuts.

    • Thank you for letting me know.

  3. it’s one of my favourite things too, especially in Asia where guessing what thing are is half the fun!

    • I love the food in Hong Kong. I always stuff myself when I am in the city.

  4. Some of these look a little alarming don’t they. Not sure we would want to do a blind tasting!

    • I usually like to know what I am eating.

  5. I do love Chinese markets and the Hong Kong one is great. A feast for the senses! I miss Asia and I go to Chinatown whenever I am in San Francisco. plus it is next to North Beach or Little Italy and I can go to CafĂ© Puccini and have a REAL cappuccino and a chat with the lovely lady from Bagni di Lucca. It’s a small world!

    • It is fun to walk through the food markets and imagine what you could do with the ingredients.

  6. I’ve heard the restaurant are just amazing! Would love to go to HK.

    • I absolutely love the restaurants in Hong Kong. The mist difficult thing is deciding which one to choose.

  7. I always enjoy these type of markets

    • Me too, it is fun to see what other people eat.

  8. Sounds like a fun place to visit. I love markets like this. I recently bought some quail eggs just because they were so beautiful. Sara blew out the insides to make an omelet, and I have the shells in a bowl in my studio.

    Hugs from Ecuador,

    • Those little eggs are very beautiful. What a good idea to keep them.

  9. Not jackfruit, those spiky fruit are durians, the King of fruit according to Malaysians. Love your posts as always.

    • Thank you for letting me know about the fruit…they were huge.

  10. Very interesting … especially because I’ve never been to Hong Kong. Just wanted to say hi and start reconnecting with folks. 🙂

    • Hong Kong is a great place to visit, I hope you go one day.

  11. Great photos – I also love markets.
    As Hong Kong is an island, I expect all their produce would have to come from mainland China? I didn’t expect to see such tasty looking displays coming from China!

    • I think the produce would be sourced from many different places. The food in Hong Kong is diverse and wonderful.

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