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Local cuisine to try on Temple Street

A late-night food tour of must-try local cuisine on Temple Street

Seeking authentic local flavours? Temple Street is the place to go. A hub for late-night dining, Temple Street offers a wide range of local delicacies, from dai pai dongs and claypot rice to dim sum and snake soup. It attracts not only local foodies but also visitors from far and wide. Join us as we take you on a mouthwatering journey to explore six of the best local eateries along Temple Street.

Dim Sum Here

Discover a delightful fusion of nostalgia and innovation at Dim Sum Here. Offering over 50 handcrafted dim sum varieties, all steamed to perfection upon order, this no-fuss gem welcomes patrons to indulge in signature delicacies like their black and gold lava buns, the classic Canto-style steamed sponge cake, an irresistible cheung fun wrapped with crispy spring roll, along with a variety of steamed rice dishes. With wallet-friendly prices and a relaxed, casual setting, it's the perfect spot to savour exquisite dim sum creations any time of the day.

Address: Shop 6-8, G/F, Wah Chi Mansion, 286-298 Temple Street, Jordan, Kowloon
Opening hours: 7:30am to 9:30pm

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Ser Wong Sun

Ser Wong Sun has been around for over a decade and has garnered a loyal following with its signature snake soup and Chinese sausage sticky rice. Prepared with authentic ingredients, their snake soup is best enjoyed when garnished with shredded kaffir lime leaves and crispy toppings. The sticky rice is a crowd-pleaser for its satisfying springy texture and enticing aroma. Ser Wong Sun also offers over 10 varieties of herbal soups, including ‘guiling’ soup, and provides budget-friendly set meals for those seeking a hearty dining experience.

Address: Shop E, G/F, Wing Sing Building, 36-40 Temple Street, Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon
Phone: 9522 1809
Opening hours: 1pm to 1am

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Hing Kee Restaurant

Claypot rice is a standout delicacy of Temple Street. With decades of history, Hing Kee is a favourite among visitors thanks to its affordable dishes packed with local flavours. There are over sixty varieties of claypot rice available, all cooked to perfection on charcoal stoves, giving the rice a smoky aroma. Be sure to also leave room for their signature fried duck egg oyster pancake, well-loved for its crispiness and unique umami taste.

Address: Shops 12, 13A, 15, 17, 19, G/F, Temple Street, Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon
Phone: 2384 3647
Opening hours: 1:30pm to 12am

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Pak Po Tong

Established in 1982, Pak Po Tong specialises in guilinggao and offers a vast selection of herbal teas, such as 24 herbs, five flower tea, and sour plum soup. The store is adorned with traditional Chinese lanterns hanging from the ceiling, while gourd-shaped copper pots and bronze cauldrons filled with herbal teas and guilinggao are prominently displayed. Retaining its vintage charm from the early 1980s, these nostalgic decorations have made the shop a popular spot for visitors to capture memorable photos.

Address: 134 Temple Street, Jordan, Kowloon
Phone: 2332 8916
Opening hours: 11:30am to 12am

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Woosung Street Temporary Cooked Food Hawker Bazaar

Woosung Street Temporary Cooked Food Hawker Bazaar, an iconic food destination on Temple Street, comes alive at night with a bustling crowd. Inside, there are around 10 food vendors, each offering a tempting array of wok-fried dishes and seafood delicacies. One highly recommended stall is Wing Fat Seafood Restaurant, which has been operating for over 30 years. For a taste of sizzling local flavours, try the typhoon shelter stir-fried crab with garlic and chilli, deep-fried squid with salt and pepper, and sautéed dried assorted seafood with chives.

Address: 29-39 Woosung Street, Jordan, Kowloon

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Fong Tai Cake Shop

No visit to Temple Street would be complete without a visit to Fong Tai. Operated by the Fong family for nearly 20 years, this cake shop specialises in 18 varieties of traditional pastries that are both delicious and easy on the wallet. Not only is it popular among locals, but many travelling food enthusiasts also make special trips to visit. Don’t miss their signature sesame roll – also known as ‘film rolls’ due to their colour and cylindrical shape – which offers a smooth, chewy texture with a rich sesame flavour. It’s so popular that the shop sells over 300 rolls a day!

Address: 198 Temple Street, Jordan, Kowloon
Phone: 5628 5486
Opening hours: 10am to 10pm

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Instagrammable spots on Temple Street

Capturing the charm of this local neighbourhood

Temple Street is ever-pulsating with energy, filled with sights, sounds and experiences that embody the spirit of the neighbourhood. From its bustling night market to stunning architecture, there are endless opportunities for photo enthusiasts to seize those picture-perfect moments – so get your cameras at the ready!


With its distinctive design, Temple Street's archway stands as a symbol of the district's rich history and charm. To shoot this remarkable structure when it’s lit up at night, consider photographing the archway from a distance. Find a vantage point that showcases the surrounding ambience and experiment with different angles to highlight the archway’s grandeur. For close-up shots, position yourself in front of the archway and play with depth of field for that perfect shot.

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Night market streetscape

The Temple Street Night Market is a bustling hub of activity, offering a vibrant streetscape that is begging to be photographed. Take a snapshot of this dynamic market, focusing on subjects that bring it to life, such as hard-working vendors engaging with customers or candid shots of visitors immersed in the vibrant atmosphere. Take your time to observe the bustling crowd and wait for the ideal composition to come together. If you prefer a more moody shot, visit Temple Street later in the evening when vendors are closing up shop and there are fewer people on the street.

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Street food stalls

Temple Street is a feast for the eyes (and the stomach) with its abundance of street food stalls and dai pai dongs. Capture the sizzle and steam of food being cooked and zoom in on the vivid colours and textures. Up your game and experiment with shallow depth of field to isolate a particular dish, blurring the background to create focus. You can also document the unique street-side dining culture of Hong Kong by utilising the low lighting at dusk for snaps of hungry diners enjoying their meals at a dai pai dong.

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Mido Cafe

The iconic Mido Cafe is a charming spot for photo enthusiasts, with a nostalgic ambience that has served as a backdrop for numerous films and TV shows. Photograph the vintage decor, classic chequered tiles, retro furniture and old-school signage to recreate scenes reminiscent of a bygone era. From the cosy booths to the traditional menu boards, Mido Cafe presents a wealth of photo opportunities that will transport you back in time.

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Tin Hau Temple

No trip to Temple Street would be complete without a visit to Tin Hau Temple, the largest temple complex dedicated to Tin Hau in Kowloon. When facing the front of the temple, step back and experiment with various angles to photograph its architectural significance, from the ornate roof to traditional motifs. Once inside, focus on the serene atmosphere and try to capture the flickering candles within the dimly lit interior. Take advantage of the extended service hours on Saturdays, which allow for a more leisurely pace to visit and photograph the temple.

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Authentic local culture

As the sun sets, Temple Street comes alive with authentic local culture. Embrace the exciting night scenery by capturing the street adorned with colourful signs and illuminated stalls. Experiment with long exposure techniques for streaks of light from passing vehicles, or seek out various nighttime activities, including fortune tellers and Cantonese opera performances, that unfold along Temple Street. Take advantage of the contrasting light and shadows at night to create more dramatic compositions.

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Taste the world in Temple Street

Explore a world of flavours and discover your new favourite cuisine at these culinary hotspots

Temple Street is renowned for its vibrant atmosphere; and the same can be said for its dining scene. Aside from local cuisines, this iconic street also offers plenty of affordable eateries serving dishes from around the world that are definitely worth trying. Who knows, you might even discover your new favourite cuisine!

Foodtrip Bedañas Filipino Restaurant

This intimate spot on Woosung Street is a family-run restaurant that serves a wide range of authentic Filipino delicacies. From crispy lechon kawali (fried pork belly) and sizzling sisig (chopped pig’s head and liver, seasoned with calamansi and chillies) to stewed chicken adobo, Bedañas’ menu is brimming with indulgent treats you won't want to miss. If you plan on dining at Bedañas with a large group of friends, be sure to try the boodle fight, a unique Filipino communal feast tradition where a wide variety of dishes are spread out over banana leaves, and everyone eats with their hands.

Address: 113 Woosung Street, Jordan, Kowloon
Opening hours: 12pm to 4am

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Manakamana Nepali Restaurant

Named after a famous Hindu temple in the Himalayas, Manakamana Nepali Restaurant is an intimate eatery that dishes up plenty of Indian and Nepalese classics. Delight in hearty curries, tandoori-grilled meats and seafood, or mouthwatering appetisers like pani puri and pakoras. The menu also offers vegetarian-friendly dishes, ensuring all diners can enjoy a meal here. If you’re undecided on what to order, Manakamana offers thaalis – traditional set menus served on steel plates – that come with your choice of curry, daal (lentil stew), vegetables, pickles, as well as rice, naan, or roti.

Address: 107 Temple Street, Jordan, Kowloon
Opening hours: 12:30pm to 11:45pm

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My Kitchen

My Kitchen is a street side stall specialising in halal-friendly Tibetan dishes. A must-try item here is the traditional Tibetan momos, which can be filled with chicken, beef, or veggies. Choose between enjoying them steamed or fried, and pair them with a portion of red pepper chutney for a mouthwatering combination. Additionally, this joint also provides unique Tibetan dishes on their menu, such as stir-fried buffalo, cold thukpa noodles, as well as fried pastries and steamed buns.

Address: 180 Shanghai Street, Jordan, Kowloon
Opening hours: 9am to 3am

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Pizza Max Bistro

When hunger strikes and you're in the mood for a culinary journey through various cuisines, check out Pizza Max Bistro. This restaurant offers Italian, Indian, and Nepalese cuisine, as well as grilled dishes. Aside from curries, pastas, and kebabs, Pizza Max Bistro’s menu features a range of unique pizzas with toppings such as tandoori chicken and Italian meatballs, and even allows customers to create their own pizza.

Address: G/F, 22 Shanghai Street, Jordan, Kowloon
Opening hours: 11am to 11pm

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The Jungle

The Jungle is a cool, laidback resto-bar with a jungle-themed interior visible in every corner, from decorative plants to forest wallpaper and tiki-style furniture. Guests can enjoy international dishes such as Mexican tacos, pastas, pizza, as well as a selection of traditional Nepalese dishes like blood sausage or barbecue pork. Don’t forget to try one of their creative cocktails to complete your meal.

Address: Shop 3, G/F, Po Fat Building, 273-275 Temple Street, Jordan, Kowloon
Opening hours: 12pm to 12am

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V.Dimpal Fusion & Pizza House

Since its opening in 2009, V.Dimpal Fusion & Pizza House has been satisfying hungry diners with plenty of global delights. No matter what kind of food you’re craving, you’ll most likely find it on V.Dimpal’s menu, as they offer dishes from Italian, Western, Mexican, Thai, Indian and Nepalese cuisines. Don’t miss V. Dimpal’s signature items, like their Four Seasons pizza, which comes topped with Cajun-spiced barbecue chicken, spinach, roasted potatoes and mushrooms.

Address: Shop 2, G/F, Po Fat Building, 283 Temple Street, Jordan, Kowloon
Opening hours: 10:30am to 11pm

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