Looking to satisfy that seafood craving while you’re in Hong Kong? If so, you should definitely make a trip to Tuen Mun’s Castle Peak Beach Seafood Market, also known as Sam Shing Hui (三聖墟海鮮市場). In the 1950’s, this bay was the home of fishermen who would bring in their daily catches, thus, establishing the area as a renowned seafood market over the years. Compared to other seafood markets in Hong Kong, Sam Shing Hui has more local visitors which gives a different vibe from more tourist-focused markets.
Visitors can walk into any market stall and choose their favorite seafood. Kwan Choi Kee（關財記）is the legendary destination on Castle Peak Beach Seafood Street. For more than 30 years, it has been the wholesaler and retailer of various types of fresh seafood. It does get very busy during dinner times, especially the weekends; so take some time to browse around while you wait for them to take your order. You can even sneak in a picture with Kwan Choi Kee’s two adorable mascots, which you’ll find either dozing off for an early evening nap or greeting visitors to the market.
Once you’ve bought the seafood, there’s a wide selection of restaurants available to prepare and cook the ingredients. Hoi Tin Garden Restaurant (海天花園酒家) is one that was rated as one of the top 10 seafood restaurants in Asia by the Asian Wall Street Journal. Providing spacious arrangements, Hoi Tin has family dining rooms available which are complete with a private balcony that offers stunning views of the water. You could choose the ‘cooking method’ for the seafood (whether it’s steaming, frying, deep-frying, baking, etc.) and the accompanying ingredients. If you can name it, they can make it!
Hoi Tin Garden Restaurant (海天花園酒家)
5 Sam Shing Street, Sam Shing Estate, Castle Peak Bay, Tuen Mun