I know of Dai Pai Dongs - the quintessential place to enjoy a hearty dinner/supper in old Hong Kong. The real ones which are open air and not placed in a market or food centre are disappearing fast as Hong Kong develops its land all over the island. This was my first time at a semi-real Dai Pai Dong. It is open air but has a fixed shelter and was a little more comfortable than I thought it would be. Of course, the crowds are there but that gives you comfort that there is quick turnover, ensuring food is fresh.
Lok Yuen was a good initiator. With some really tasty items, the range we tried was pretty competent. Putting my MSG attack thereafter aside (to be expected at these old style places I suppose - they only had Pepsi and not Coke - which explains it), I did have an enjoyable experience especially in a large and hungry group!
Winners of the late evening:
Stir-fried clams in black bean sauce
Other pretty decent and worth trying items:
Grilled eel with a honey based sauce