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    Quote Originally Posted by Skyhook

    Personally for me, I much prefer going to Xiamen, if my priority was to experience ' Chinese' Culture and amazing food ( for half the price of HK ) and once you get out of the city, ( which the water front reminds me of a micro Shanghai) venturing into the mountainous countryside that features little country towns, rivers, and definitely a MUCH slower pace of life. I love experiencing what little of the Old China is left, it's just so lovely and unpretentious.. Just wonderful !

    If the OP is thinking about doing a weekend trip to Macau, while his 70 year old visiting HK friends are here, go to Xiamen instead. Hire a driver and go up to the Hakka Round Earth Houses etc Just so unique and interesting. or you could do an overnight tour below...
    Xiamen Tour Really fascinating stuff that ( fit ) cool 70 year olds would get a lot out of.
    I would also suggest a short getaway to Guangzhou. Closer than Xiamen and way better food than HK. I can't eat Cantonese food in HK after being spoiled by Gz. Also really good regional foods that you can't find in HK, esp northern Chinese cuisines.
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    Here have a look at this for Dai Pai Dong.

    What is a dai pai dong? A dai pai dong officially means a restaurant with a big license plate, but it refers to usually open air cooked food stalls, or Hong Kong street food stalls.

    7:20 Sing Kee (盛記) - One of the legendary Hong Kong street food dai pai dong’s located right in the heart of Hong Kong central is Sing Kee (盛記). They serve all sorts of stir fried dishes that you order to make. I ordered a plate of sweet and sour pork ribs, chicken with ginger and spring onion, and clams in black bean sauce. The street food stall has an amazing atmosphere, slotted between sky rise buildings within an alley. The chef was pretty friendly, and when I was taking photos, he offered me a taste test of the sweet and sour ribs, right out of the wok. Sing Kee (盛記) is an amazing Hong Kong street food stall to eat at when you’re in Hong Kong. Total price - 169 HKD ($21.79)

    13:27 Chan Kun Kee (陳根記) dai pai dong (Thank you to: StrippedPixel.com - Hong Kong & China Photography for this recommendation) - Finally for dinner, I decided we needed to take a little food mission to Fo Tan Station, Wo Che Estate, Sha Tin, Hong Kong, in search of a properly local Hong Kong dai pai dong experience. The restaurant was tucked back into a neighborhood, far removed from the everyday hustle of Hong Kong. Yet in the midst of the condos, there it was, Chan Kun Kee (陳根記), an incredibly huge open air restaurant serving all things Cantonese food. I ordered the drunken chicken, fried fish, mantis shrimp, and a spicy fish pot. The food was awesome, and the loud and hectic Hong Kong environment was perfect. This was a stop on today’s Hong Kong food tour that was well worth getting off the eaten path for. Total price - 402 HKD ($51.83)

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    Quote Originally Posted by civil_servant
    Actually, the Matilda cafeteria is a good place to eat in town.
    Its a bit far and out of the way, however, if you find yourself in Happy Valley and looking for a decent cheap & cheerful cafeteria type of place ::> Sanatorium Hospital does a decent job of things.

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    Who would make a special trip to a hospital just to eat ? Especially when happy valley has so many choices. Matilda i can understand, the peak is abominable.


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    Quote Originally Posted by dddc
    Who would make a special trip to a hospital just to eat ? Especially when happy valley has so many choices. Matilda i can understand, the peak is abominable.
    Happy Valley used to have a lot of choices for under $100 quick lunch eating. Over the years, due to rents and such, they've all disappeared one by one. There are very few places left where you can get something decent for under $100. Sure you've got you McD, you've got a BBQ meat joint and a couple of spots at the wetmarket but not much else unless you are willing to spend 100-200 per head.

    The hospital is very conveniently located and offers decent dishes, at very affordable levels. It fills the tummy as well as the demand for lower cost choices

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    Quote Originally Posted by dddc
    Who would make a special trip to a hospital just to eat ? Especially when happy valley has so many choices. Matilda i can understand, the peak is abominable.
    Actually, I wouldn't visit the hospital just for food. Those superbugs give me the creepy jeepies. But when there's a need to go there, I'm going all out. Can't beat $120 for a steak. Tell the wife it's a date.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HowardCoombs
    Happy Valley used to have a lot of choices for under $100 quick lunch eating. Over the years, due to rents and such, they've all disappeared one by one. There are very few places left where you can get something decent for under $100. Sure you've got you McD, you've got a BBQ meat joint and a couple of spots at the wetmarket but not much else unless you are willing to spend 100-200 per head.

    The hospital is very conveniently located and offers decent dishes, at very affordable levels. It fills the tummy as well as the demand for lower cost choices
    I loved the "Fish Ball King" across the street from the HV Cooked food market.

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