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Living in Sham Shui Po

Wondering what it's like to live in Hong Kong? Have no fear, because Chatteris' own Caroline Lengyel is on hand to describe a typical day living in Sham Shui Po, a bustling district near the centre of Kowloon...

Sham Shui Po is Hong Kong’s true center – its jack-of-all-trades- its food, tech, toys, cheap clothing, cheap fabric and cheap coffee Mecca. Newcomers beware:

1. You will get lost.
2. Sham Shui Po is magic and not always in a good way. I once had a divine bowl of beef brisket at a restaurant I could have sworn was next to MTR exit A2 and it was never found again.
3. You will never, at any time, have a clue what part of the animal you’re eating.

I love it. Here’s how I spend a day in Sham Shui Po:

Breakfast at: Sun Hang Yuen (38 Kweilin St)

Sun Hang Yuen is Hong Kong’s best 'cha chaan teng' (tea restaurant) according to people who know about cha chaan tengs. I don’t, because it's mainly their signature beef egg sandwich that keeps me trekking back! The ceili…

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