Food Review: Sing Kee – a Popular Dai Pai Dong in Hong Kong
My good friend Chingo, our expert advice giver for our trip in china, told us about dai pai dongs in Hong Kong. Basically, they are little restaurants that are set up somewhat “illegally” throughout the streets of Hong Kong. They used to be in abundance and finding a plastic chair to sit down on in an alleyway used to be an easy task. These days, this isn’t such an easy thing to do.
On Hong Kong island however, we happened to find a well know, guide recommended one with an English menu. So who knows if it was a traditional, authentic dai pai dong but if you want to feel like you are eating on the side of a street while someone cooks your food in a makeshift kitchen about the size of a toilet cubicle then this is the place for you. Even if it wasn’t traditional, it definitely did feel this way as we were down a tiny dark alleyway, tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
We got a couple of lovely dishes, one consisting of pork with something similar to a western “black bean” sauce and a chicken dish that was sort of soupy and had a very fragrant taste. I don’t know the names of the dishes, because they don’t really have english names, just descriptions.
For more information on this restaurant you can read a foodies review at Hip Hong Kong
Have you ever eaten at a Dai Pai Dong or something similar? We would love to hear other people’s experiences!