Stanley Market, Hong Kong
This morning, let's taste the local breakfast first: soup and dim sum. We would like to recommend a famous restaurant named Fuk Kee Congee, with a history of over 40 years (104-106 Fa Yuen Street in Mong Kok, Kowloon). It is open from 07:30 to 24:00 everyday. Although the restaurant looks small and ordinary, the food here is indeed top quality and delicious. The congee and roast pork are the locals' favorites for breakfast and lunch. Other recommended dishes are fried shrimp omelet, roasted goose and fried rice noodles with beef. You can get there by taking the subway and use Exit D3 at Mong Kok station, then walk east and turn left at the second turn on Fa Yuen Street.
Then we will travel to the longest outdoor escalator in the world, the Central-Mid-Levels Escalator. Take the subway Tsuen Wan Line from Mong Kok to Central station. Leave from Exit C and walk along Jubilee Street for about 15 minutes. The escalator runs from Central to Mid-Levels (downhill from 06:00 to 10:00; uphill from 10:20 until midnight). It is 800m long and takes 20 minutes from the bottom to the top. There are many exits to the roads in different directions, so you can get off wherever you want. We suggest that you take the escalator up to Hollywood Road. It was the first road when Hong Kong became a port and a compact community of early Chinese inhabitants. There are many antique shops and old furniture shops. The goods here are expensive, but visitors, especially those from western countries, still love the strong oriental atmosphere.
A food stall
Get to the Exchange Square (near the Central subway station) and take bus No.6, 6X, 60 or 260 to Stanley Village. If you like, you can stop over at Repulse Bay, the most beautiful beach in Hong Kong. Stanley Market is a popular tourist destination to visit to haggle over everything from antiques to electric products. Along this street there are many restaurants and bars, so you can have lunch or take a coffee break there.
In the afternoon, go back to Central by bus and connect with the Tsuen Wan Line to Mong Kok. Walking out from Exit D3 and turning right to Tung Choi Street, you will arrive at the famous Women's Street, the best place for shopping, with bargains on everything from jeans to jade necklaces. If the Women's Street is not enough for you, go to Temple Street after 20:00 (Exit C of at Yau Ma Tei Station). Temple St is also called as Men's Street and it is a lively night market, selling cheap clothes and all kinds of little trinkets. You can also taste the traditional local flavors there, like seafood, hot pot and BBQ. Sometimes, the local Cantonese Opera performes there for free, but tips are required during the break. It is the best place to experience the lifestyle of the locals.