For city folks, it's not often that you get a chance to get out to the New Territories to enjoy a touch of nature and eat by the water. Saikung isn't far from the madding crowds since it's become such a popular weekend destination for local families, especially those with dogs. I swear there are more canines than humans walking on the Saikung promenade.
Of course, Saikung also promises some of the best hiking trails in the territory, and of varying levels of difficulty so there's something for everyone. You can also take the boat to Kau Sai Chau for a game of golf on the 2 scenic courses a mere 10 minutes away on the water, if you can secure a booking, that is.
Late risers that we are, and it being Easter Monday, gorgeous sunshine beating down with a subtle breeze, it was a brilliant top-down drive day and perfect for a late and lazy seafood lunch and stroll (perhaps dodge since the crowds were out in full force).
|View from sitting outside of Sing Kee|
All these years, I've only tried the crowded restaurants along the promenade and was no longer impressed after the first experience more than 10 years ago. This time, we decided on the far end of the promenade, supposedly where Sai Kung's promenade should have started decades ago. Sing Kee looks out onto boats docked in what looks like a makeshift marina, but it is all rustic and set the backdrop for a lovely al fresco experience.
|白灼蝦 or quick blanched Prawns|
|豉椒聖子 or Steamed Bamboo Clams with Black Bean Sauce|
|椒鹽鮮鮑 or Salt/Pepper Baked Abalones|
|豉油皇炒麵 or Dry fried egg noodles with Premium Soy|
|Original Flava with Mochis and Cookie Crumbs|
Sai Kung Tai Street