Hong Kong: Chun Yeung Market

I’m back in the UK now after a month-long trip to Hong Kong, New Zealand and Australia.   As an antidote to jetlag and the grey British winter, I’m posting these colourful photos from Hong Kong markets.

Peppers and Veg

My first stop, the source of those red chillies, was the wet market on Chun Yeung Street, near North Point on Hong Kong Island.

Chun Yeung Street sign

The whole street is double-lined with market stalls and shops selling meat, fish and seafood, Chinese medicine, clothes, and household items.  And of course, a huge range of tropical fruit and vegetables, like these shiny red wax apples.

Wax apples

And Chinese cabbages.  These bring back memories of my time in north-east China.  Every winter, people in Dalian would buy these cabbages, and then store them in the open air, on the roof of their apartment buildings.  No fridge or freezer needed when the winter air is cold and dry enough.

Cabbages

Back in Hong Kong, in another market near Graham Street, I found these pomelos.  I miss these – sour grapefruits are no substitute.  I wonder if I can buy them somewhere in London.

pomelos

There will be more posts from my holiday.  If they appear at odd hours, blame the jetlag.

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14 Comments Add yours

  1. Oooh pomelo!! One of my absolute favourites!! We sometimes get it in India now too – yum yum yum!

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    1. Karolyn Cooper says:

      Enjoy it while you can, while the rest of us have none, or no juice (see Kim’s comment below!)

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      1. Yup! I’ve had some juicy ones in Indonesia, China and even here in India. My favourite is a Thai style pomelo salad. Gee… is that my tummy growling and mouth salivating??

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  2. Andrew says:

    The problem with buying this stuff is that you have no idea where it has come from and how it was ‘fertilised’. There are so many scandals and horror stories we sadly try to avoid things unless we can be sure of the source. But it certainly looks good!

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    1. Karolyn Cooper says:

      But they looked so tasty…and I have even more images of meat and seafood from the market. Oh well, I can enjoy my photos in safety.

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      1. Andrew says:

        Just don’t eat the photos.

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  3. Kim in Fiji says:

    Lovely photos. We have those “apples” – called “kavika” here. Pomelos. ugh! We have those growing wild here too – but every pomelo I’ve ever had – both here and in Puerto Rico – were so DRY! How the heck do you get a juicy pomelo? Glad you had a great trip and I look forward to more posts about it.

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    1. Karolyn Cooper says:

      We had juicy pomelos in Shanghai. And I was introduced to them by a friend from Indonesia, so maybe that is the source of the juicy ones.

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  4. linnetmoss says:

    I am fascinated by the wax apples. It is a fruit I have never seen before. What do they taste like?

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    1. Karolyn Cooper says:

      Sweet, somewhere between a pear and a watermelon?

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      1. linnetmoss says:

        Sounds wonderful! Where I live, the fruit is not that exciting. I am happy if I can get something organic.

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  5. I love looking at fresh produce! I could stare at fruit & veg displays for hours 😉

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    1. Karolyn Cooper says:

      Be careful what you wish for. I could post photos from this market for weeks and weeks…

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