Monday, December 23, 2013

Hong Kong (香港) - Temple Street Night Market (庙街夜市)

Night markets are popular destinations in almost every corner of Asia, Hong Kong included, and Temple Street Night Market has to be among the famous ones in this city island. After we finished with absorbing the night views from Sky100, we then proceeded to the night market.

Temple Street Night Market

Named after a Tin Hau temple within close proximity, Temple Street Night Market is a popular destination for both locals and tourists. This place also serves as a backdrop to many memorable Hong Kong movies and series I grew up watching.

Just like the Ladies' Market, you can hunt for souvenirs and do your shopping sprees here. From kitschy items such as key chains and  fridge magnets to functional goods like shoes and luggage bags, you can find it all in this night market. The best part about shopping in these street bazaars is that bargaining is a necessity to get the best deal out of it.

Shopping time

However, unlike Ladies' Market, you can find street foods in this night market. Restaurants are plenty along the streets so if you ever go hungry, you can stop by at one of them and have your meals.  We managed to get ourselves locals' favourites like curry fishballs and eggettes or egg waffles (鸡蛋仔) as snacks.

A rather popular restaurant

Curry fishballs

Eggettes/Egg waffles/Egg puffs

Another high point of Temple Street Night Market is the stalls of fortune tellers and opera singers. Asians are generally very superstitious and a strong believer of feng shui (风水). So, do stop by at the fortune tellers stalls and have your future explained for you.

Array of fortune tellers stalls


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To go to Temple Street Night Market, take the MTR to Yau Ma Tei Station, Exit C, and turn to Temple Street at Man Ming Lane. You can also alight at Jordan Station and take Exit A. Turn right into Jordan Road before taking another right turn to Temple Street. Generally, stalls begin to open after the sun goes down until late at night, about 2 or 3 a.m.


  1. No roof? So, what will happened if rain? Haha. Is it clean like SG's Chinatown night market or like our Petaling Street? ;p

  2. open air market, so, if it's raining, i guess those stalls won't open???

  3. Eggettes/Egg waffles/Egg puffs... this want for sure i will try it :D

  4. they go by any of those names...basically, just like a waffle...