I’m Andy (@Andyweeeee), I’m from Hong Kong, but I’ve lived in the UK for 14 years. I work in London and I’m a UX Designer for Don’t Be A Stranger. I always go back to visit Hong Kong once or twice a year, I love the city because of its diverse range of activities.
What is a typical breakfast and where would you go?
Dim sum! It is a Sunday family thing for us. Weekdays breakfast would be bread from a Chinese bakery.
Favourite place to grab lunch?
There are endless options, you can find everywhere places serving sushi, ramen & noodles. A great ramen place to go to would be Ichiran. The chain is originally from Japan but the quality in the Hong Kong branch is just the same. They have a unique way of serving and eating ramen- inside of cubicles.
What is the ideal afternoon activity in a city like Hong Kong?
Going to the beach, hike, lunch with friends, internet cafe, shopping, desserts & bubble tea. Any of these is ideal for me. A good area to roam around is Tung Lung Street in Causeway Bay. It’s full of Japanese restaurants that serve dishes such as sushi and ramen, and they are all exceptional. My favourite would probably be Ichiran as well.
Where are the best places for dinner?
Honestly there are endless options, sushi is almost always a good option. If you want something more traditionally Hong Kong, Dai Pai Dongs are really popular, there are a variety of Dai Pai Dongs that serve unique, tasty, authentic food. A few exotic examples would be chicken testicles, pig intestines, frog legs, solidified pork’s blood. I am not even being sarcastic; they are really tasty and definitely worth a try. Tung Po is very famous, and they have a tradition of drinking beer from a bowl.
In the evening, what is the city like and where do you find yourself?
I used to go out to the clubbing district called Lan Kwai Fong (LKF) quite often. It is a very condense region with clubs and bars. Thus, making the entire street basically a club, you will see people dancing on the street, it is quite unique to Hong Kong
In a busy city like Hong Kong, is there anywhere to chill?
There are plenty of beaches and hike trails to chill in.
A nice hike would be Tai Long Sai Wan waterfall, it is quite distinctive, and you can go cliff diving.
What is there to do for something fun and different?
I would say junk boat parties, karaoke and internet cafes are very unique to Hong Kong. Although Hong Kong literally has everything, sea, beaches, mountains, shopping malls, bars, restaurants. Also, most of these are at least a calibre above any other cities.
Where is the best area to stay/sleep for young travellers?
There is a building called Chungking Mansions, it is a bit sketchy, but it is safe I assure you. It is in the heart of Hong Kong and the accommodation is dirt cheap.
(Note: We suggest that you read up on Chungking Mansions before booking one of its many hostels)
What season would you recommend visiting?
Summer would be the best; I’d always recommend going to a junk boat party
Is Hong Kong best for a family holiday/friends holiday or a couples holiday?
Friends, and couples I would say. As it is less sightseeing but more doing things.