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Sai Kung’s Po Toi O Village : terrific seafood

If you’re looking for some affordable, fresh and delicious seafood, one of your best bets in Hong Kong is Po Toi O Village (布袋澳) a small fishing village at the southern edge of the Clear Water Bay Peninsula in Sai Kung.

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Wikipedia kindly points out that this where Angelina Julie and Gerard Butler visited China and spoke Chinese in the second episode “Tomb Raider – The Cradle for Life” and offers an interesting trivia about the tiny village :

The village is situated at a bay shaped like a sack, thus earning its name Po Toi (meaning a sack). Interestingly, everyone living in the village has the same surname: Po (布).

It’s not too far away from HKUST. You take line 91 and then change to the minibus at the Clear Water Bay Second Beach. The minibus originates from Po Lam MTR station, and 91 originates from Diamond Hill MTR, if that’s easier for you.

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There are a few seafood restaurants in the village, which CNN crowns as “best seafood in the city”. Prices, unlike Sai Kung Town, are reasonable, and the dishes are gigantic.

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  • Hello Fili,

    In September I will begin to study two semesters in HKUST, and actually I'm searching for an off-campus housing (the campus is crowded this year). I have to say that your description of Po Toi O has seduced me :). These authentic places attract me. According to you, would it be realistic to live one year in this village ? I mean, isn't it too far from the university (how long does it take with transportation), and are there some flats to rent ? If so, won't it be too expensive ?

    I have no contacts in Hong Kong and you seem well-informed, that's why I am asking you ;) . Thank you !

  • we're visiting HK this weekend, staying at the disney hotel. i'll add this to our list and will definitely try to visit if we have time. thanks.

  • Hi Andre, welcome to HK. You should perhaps note that Disney is on the exact opposite side of HK from Sai Kung. To go from Disney to Sai Sung would take you a long long time (~1.5 hours). I would recommend Cheung Chau Island and Lamma Island as alternatives to fresh affordable seafood with great beaches and gorgeous landscape.

  • Hi Andre, welcome to HK. You should perhaps note that Disney is on the exact opposite side of HK from Disney. To go form Disney to Sai Sung would take you a long long time. I would recommend Cheung Chau Island and Lamma Island as alternatives to fresh affordable seafood with great beaches and gorgeous landscape.

    • what is the best ride going to sai kung if coming from disneyland? are there still buses at midnight?

      • Applepink07 - minibuses leave to Sai Kung around the clock (24hours) from Choi Hung MTR station. At midnight you should still have MTRs from Disney arriving at Choi Hung and then catch the night bus from there.
        Let me know how that worked out for you.

  • Fili:

    I appreciate it. I'll shoot you an email after I arrive and get my bearings.

    Scott Evans
    Denver, Colorado USA

  • Thank you for providing such excellent information about Hong Kong and your experiences at and around HKUST. Your blogs are proving invaluable to me in my preparation for next semester. I'll be a visiting post-graduate student at HKUST and your blog has been the best source of information I've found from a personal perspective.

  • visiting_PG_spring_2010 - thanks, that's nice to hear. Let me know if you need any help or have any questions. When you get here, let me know, first beer at the Unibar's on me ;)

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