I’m sure most of you have heard about Cheung Chau (長洲) after watching TVB Drama Series for so many years. I’m one of them too. And I was excited when I came to know that Cheung Chau is not too far from Lantau Island. Cheung Chau is also famous for the Bun Festival which is held every year during May. I would definitely consider going there for photoshoot during the Bun Festival next time, when my kids are older and I don’t have to bring them along with me as it’s too crowded.
This was our first adventure to other Islands in Hong Kong. It was a hot Sunday afternoon. There’s a direct bus from Tung Chung to Cheung Chau (3M). We took a bus to the Pier, about 45 mins, then we took a ferry over to Cheung Chau.
Cheung Chau is very commercialised compared to other places like Tai O, Pui O, etc. When we alighted the ferry, the 1st thing that greeted us was McDonald’s!! As it was so hot, we succumbed to McDonald’s and went to get our Coca-Cola Slurpee. And that has to be the best ever Slurpee I’ve ever tasted in my life .
Since it was lunchtime, we started walking along the way to hunt for food. Finally went into one of the restaurants and ordered some yummy dishes. After filling our tummy, we just continue walking and explore this place.
We saw a lady selling home made 豆腐花 (tau fu fah) and ordered some to try. Unlike back home where they serve 豆腐花 with gula melaka, here they serve it with syrup or yellow sugar. Still prefer the gula melaka version .
After that, we headed to the beach where the kids had a great time playing while the adults chill out with beer at the restaurant (just beside the beach).
From Cheung Chau you can take a ferry back to Central as well and that’s what we did. It was a much longer ride. We had dinner at IFC Mall before heading home and call it a day.
Here are some photos taken at Cheung Chau. For more photos, visit my FB album.
Look, McDonald’s in Cheung Chau .
Fried Mantis Prawn.
Stir Fried Kailan (looks super oily eh ^.^)
Kam Heong Lala (without the curry leaves)
Chilli & Salt Fried Tofu (this was a hit)
Stir Fried Crabs with Ginger & Spring Onion
Fried rice for the kids
Sweet & sour pork (for the kids too)
This lady was selling home made tau fu fah. Since it was so hot, we stopped here for our dessert.
Slurps…smooth and tasty tau fu fah.
Do you think this fella is aged at least 50 years old? Look at how huge it is!!!
We didn’t ride any of these, but thought that it’ll be nice to take some pics. Next time must rent and ride hehe
Buying some salted fish to try.
Walking towards the beach
Cheung Chau Buns
Kids enjoying their beach time
Tallest building in HK, IFC Mall, at HK Central. We took a MTR back to Tung Chung thereafter.