15 January, 2021
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Your Neighbourhood Guide To Tseung Kwan O

15 January, 2021
Tseung Kwan O

Discover our city, one neighbourhood at a time, with the best of Tseung Kwan O…

Far from the hustle and bustle of the city but only a 30-minute MTR ride from Central, Tseung Kwan O is a great pet-friendly neighbourhood to explore if you’re looking to mix up your weekend plans. With endless dining options to discover and exercise parks where you can burn off your meal(s) afterwards, you can easily find activities to fill your day with around the area. Read on to find out what to do in TKO and where best to eat, drink and shop.

Editor’s Note: The situation in Hong Kong regarding closures and restrictions on opening hours due to the coronavirus is constantly evolving. Many businesses are taking extra precautions, but please make sure you follow the latest government advice and stay home if you have recently travelled overseas, have interacted with anyone who has been away, or display any symptoms.

Read more: Your Neighbourhood Guide To Sha Tin

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Where To Eat & Drink

Tseung Kwan O Guide: Pastis Tapas

Pastis Tapas

Having landed on the waterfront terrace of TKO’s luxury mall Monterey Place late last year, Pastis Tapas has been drawing in hungry diners with a vibrant array of large and small sharing plates. Sourcing the finest ingredients from Spain, the family-friendly tapas restaurant brings the best of Spanish cuisine, from Basque Country to Barcelona, to the area. Must-try dishes include its signature Mixed Seafood Paella, Truffle Croquettes and Crispy Suckling Pig. With a new weekend brunch menu starting from $98 (add $198 for free-flow drinks) and an all-day dining deal for two which includes three tapas and a Seafood Paella ($438), Pastis Tapas is the perfect spot to share a hearty meal with loved ones. Alternatively, if you feel like grazing, grab a seat indoors or out on the open-air patio and enjoy a cheese platter paired with a tray of Serano or 30-month Iberico Bellota (or both!).

Pastis Tapas, G05, Monterey Place, 23 Tong Chun Street, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong, 6277 2293, [email protected], www.pastistapas.com, www.facebook.com/pastistapashk

Tseung Kwan O Guide: NOC Papillons & Bakery

NOC Papillons & Bakery

Simplicity meets substance at Sassy favourite NOC Coffee Co., which recently opened its sixth (and first in the New Territories) branch in Tseung Kwan O. Always aiming to give its customers an elevated coffee experience, NOC serves up an exceptional curation of house-roasted coffees and nutritious brunch items for those striving to be more health-conscious. TKO’s NOC Papillons & Bakery stands proud as the brand’s first ever bakery space, serving fresh-out-of-the-oven housemade croissants, egg tarts, basque cheesecakes and other irresistible baked goods. We can’t think of anything better to pair with a hot cup of joe. Want to bring a piece of NOC home with you? Lucky for you, the branch has a handy vending machine that sells individual NOC coffee drip bags and tea bags, and if you bring along your own container you can enjoy 10% off on all coffee beans.

NOC Papillons & Bakery, Shop G1A, Papillons Square, 21 Tong Chun Street, Tseung Kwan O, 2569 6069, noccoffeeco.com, www.facebook.com/nocpapillonsandbakery

Chili Lime Tseung Kwan O

Chilli Lime

Chilli Lime strikes the perfect balance between “a dash of Pan-Asian cuisine and a pinch of modernity” to create spectacular mouth-watering fusion fare. Sample its extensive menu of fresh Thai, Indian, vegetarian and seafood dishes for a taste of Asia like you’ve never experienced before.

Chilli Lime, Shop G07, G/F, Monterey Place, 23 Tong Chun Street, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong, 2246 0055, www.chillilime.com.hk

Madira

A modern Indian-European fusion bistro, Madira is an alfresco venue that is a breath of fresh air amongst the shopping malls of Tseung Kwan O. You’ll find everything from Beef Rendang wrapped in banana leaf and Seafood Laksa, to Baby Back Ribs, Lamb Shank and more. Opt for one of its signature cocktails alongside a shisha menu compromising of Masala Chai and Orange Seville Coffee flavours.

Madira, Shop G21, G/F, Papillons Square, 21 Tong Chun Street, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong, 2869 9933, communityconcepts-hk.com

Green Common Park Central

This plant-based retail chain boasts a wide selection of groceries, alongside a restaurant which serves up delicious vegan meals using OmniPork, Beyond Burger and a vast range of salads, soups and desserts.

Green Common Park Central, Shop G05, G/F, Park Central, 9 Tong Tak Street, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong, 2110 0158, www.greencommon.com

Tim Ho Wan

Don’t fancy queuing in Causeway Bay or TST for your dumpling fix? Try the TKO branch of Michelin-starred Tim Ho Wan for its famous dim sum.

Tim Ho Wan, Shop 49, G/F, PopCorn 2, 9 Tong Yin Street, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong, 2789 2803, www.timhowan.hk

Amare Bistro and Wine Tseung Kwan O

AMARE Bistro & Wine

Located on the waterfront, Amare is popular with both locals and those visiting the area alike. Known for its Italian fare, you can expect handcrafted pizza and pasta served on the often packed, pet-friendly patio.

AMARE Bistro & Wine, Shop G02, G/F, Monterey Place, 23 Tong Chun Street, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong, 2576 2398, www.facebook.com/amarebistroandwine

BEANS The Backyard

Who can say no to an all-day breakfast?! This café serves a creative menu that ranges from The Backyard Breakfast (featuring smoked salmon eggs Benedict, a waffle, parma ham with melon and more) to Caramel Baby Pear Cheesecake. You will also be spoilt for choice on what type of coffee to try.

BEANS The Backyard, Shop F95, 1/F, PopCorn, 9 Tong Yin Street, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong, 5537 7465, www.beansgroup.hk

TKO Gateway

Get ready for a global food exploration at TKO Gateway’s dining street! From light and fluffy gai daan jai (egg waffles) to fragrant garlic naans, there is definitely something for everyone.

TKO Gateway, East Wing G/F, TKO Gateway, Sheung Ning Road, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong, www.linkhk.com

PopWalk

PopWalk opened in 2016 and is a two-storey dining and shopping area connected to The Wings residences, as well as PopCorn shopping mall. It offers a more spacious dining experience in that the restaurants are all connected through an open balcony area, some of which offer outside seating.

PopWalk, 12 Tong Chun Street, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong, www.popwalk.com.hk

Bari-Uma

With its award-winning pork-based broth (directly shipped from Japan) and perfectly seasoned char siu pork, Bari-Uma’s Ajitama-Uma ramen will make you go “Oishi!”.

Bari-Uma, Shop 1070-1071, 1/F, MCP Central, 8 Mau Yip Road, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong, 3580 7808, www.bariuma.asia

Rise Kitchen

RISE Kitchen

Passionate about traditional French baking methods, RISE prides itself on its long fermentation process to produce some of the best bread and fine pastries in the area. Its French menu draws in long queues of hungry customers ready to tuck in at this cosy cafe.

RISE Kitchen, Shop 4, G/F, Alto Residences, 29 Tong Yin Street, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong, 2703 9388, www.gotorise.com

Cielo Rooftop Bar

Yep, TKO has a rooftop bar! Cielo is an Italian restaurant and bar with a lunch, afternoon tea and dinner menu. Don’t forget to sample its signature mocktail, the TKO Fizz. Cielo is open from 11am to 1:30am daily.

Cielo Rooftop Bar, Crowne Plaza Hong Kong Kowloon East, 47/F, 3 Tong Tak Street, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong, 3983 0406, www.ihg.com

Royal Ming Garden

For those looking for an authentic Hong Kong dim sum experience, Ming Garden Restaurant is home to your favourite har gao and siu mai. Don’t forget to bring along a friend who reads and speaks Chinese though, as there’s no English menu.

Royal Ming Garden, Shop 102, 1/F, PopWalk, 12 Tong Chun Street, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong, 2388 7133

Wai Yip Cafe 偉業特色粉麵茶餐廳

Head to this 24-hour café (translated to English as Wai Yip, but does not have an official English name) for a filling breakfast or lunch for under $50, and dinner for under $100. This café has a variety of local dishes such as Chinese “tung fun” noodles, Hong Kong style french toast, five-spice beef noodle soup, clay pot meat and vegetables, and of course, the ever so sweet Hong Kong-style milk tea!

Wai Yip Cafe, Shop 3-3A, G/F, Bauhinia Garden Commercial Complex, Tong Chun Street, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong

Taste Full Kitchen 真味鮮廚

Another truly local restaurant is Taste Full Kitchen, which offers both Chinese dishes and hotpot, and opens until 3am; bear in mind that the restaurant only has a Chinese menu

Taste Full Kitchen, Shop 10, G/F, Maritime Bay, 18 Pui Shing Road, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong, 2703 1877www.linkhk.com

Where To Shop

Popcorn Mall TKO

PopCorn Shopping Mall

PopCorn houses a cinema, countless restaurants and local high street fashion brands. Visit Kee Wah Bakery for mooncakes and other traditional snacks.

PopCorn Shopping Mall, Tseung Kwan O MTR Station exit C, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong, 3543 1273, www.popcorntko.com.hk

East Point City

As the largest multi-function shopping mall in the district, you will easily find anything you’re looking for at Easy Point City. From your everyday grocery shopping to a once-in-a-while skincare splurge, you won’t be disappointed by the variety of shops available.

Metro City Plaza, 8 Chung Wa Road, Hang Hau, Hong Kong, 2628 7399www.eastpointcity.com.hk

Metro City Plaza

With international cuisine and renowned restaurants, MCP Central is a one-stop destination for your all your cravings. Known for its spacious Atrium area, Metro City has held numerous events featuring local celebrities and K-pop idols, so be sure to stay up to date on all its events here!

Metro City Plaza, 8 Yan King Road, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong, 3194 3200www.metrocityplaza.com

Tseung Kwan O Plaza

With bubble tea of all sorts and sizzling pan-fried dumplings, Tseung Kwan O Plaza is a go-to hangout spot amongst students, especially during the weekdays. It is also right next to the minibus terminal and Hang Hau MTR Station, so don’t worry about having to carry groceries a long way back to the station.

Tseung Kwan O Plaza, 1 Tong Tak Street, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong, 2207 4001www.tkoplaza.com.hk

What To Do

Little Hawaii Trail

Little Hawaii Trail

This beginner trail is roughly 3km, and takes around one hour depending on your fitness level. It is famous for the picturesque waterfall (shown above) that you will pass along the way. You can start from the Tseng Lan Shue by Clear Water Bay Road, or walk along Po Hong Road from Po Lam to go in the opposite direction.

Angsana

Well-known wellness brand Angsana resides in Alto Residence in Tseung Kwan O, offering residents and those visiting award-winning spa experiences. From massages to beauty and “rain mist” showers, how can we resist?

Angsana, G/F and B2/F, Alto Residence, 9 Tong Yin Street, Tseung Kwan O, 2792 6626, www.angsanaspa.com

High Junk Peak Country Trail

While the trail and its steep downward slopes might not be beginner friendly, we promise the High Junk Peak will not disappoint those who are ready for it. Cameras at the ready for your next ‘gram!

High Junk Peak Country Trail, Ng Fai Tin, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong, www.hiking.gov.hk 

Wang Po Road Pet Garden

This 12,000 square-meter dog park has three gated sections – for large dogs, small dogs and a third area for any size. It also houses a car park, toilet facilities and a shower area for your furry friend. The park is also accessible by foot from TKO and Lohas Park MTR station, and is open from 7am to 9pm daily.

Wang Po Road Pet Garden, Wang Po Road, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong

TKO Swimming Pool

When summer comes back around, it’ll be time to find a place to beat the heat. With eight pools for all kinds of swimmers and a bunch of water slides, it is more of a water park in disguise. Also, did we mention the super-affordable ticket price? Admission fees start at $8 per person and you can pay with your octopus card!

Tseung Kwan O Swimming Pool, 9 Wan Lung Road, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong, 2706 7646 and 2706 6767www.lcsd.gov.hk

Tseung Kwan O Promenade

Next to the Pet Garden is this beautiful seafront area, where you will find runners, dog walkers, fishermen and dragon boat teams training. The TKO promenade also has a bicycle path for cyclists to enjoy.

Tseung Kwan O Promenade, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong (1o-minute walk from Tseung Kwan O MTR station exit B1), www.lcsd.gov.hk

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Veledrome Park TKO

Hong Kong Velodrome Park

Within walking distance from the Sports Ground is the Hong Kong Velodrome Park, which offers other facilities to the public, including a climbing wall (perfect venue for a corporate team bonding activity!) and a skatepark. Courts include badminton, tennis and basketball. A lot of elderly residents also come here on a daily basis to exercise at the fitness corner and enjoy the view of the large artificial lake.

Hong Kong Velodrome Park, 105-107 Po Hong Road, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong, www.lcsd.gov.hk/en/facilities

Tseung Kwan O Sports Ground

An alternative exercise area to the promenade is the TKO Sports Ground. Only a five-minute walk away, the sports ground features a 400-metre running track surrounding an 11-a-side football pitch, as well as a 300-metre running track with another large football pitch.

Tseung Kwan O Sports Ground, 109 Po Hong Road, Hang Hau, Hong Kong, 2177 1255, www.lcsd.gov.hk

Tseung Kwan O Public Library

From adult reading clubs to storytelling sessions, the TKO Public Library caters to anyone and everyone. It is also just a stone’s throw away from the TKO swimming pool, so you can unleash your inner book worm after a fun splash around once pools open up again!

Tseung Kwan O Public Library, 9 Wan Lung Road, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong, 2706 8101www.hkpl.gov.hk

Hong Kong Design Institution

With art exhibits from all over the world, the HKDI offers more than just courses. Some recent exhibitions include an interactive art space from the Zurich University of the Arts and the exhibition “Urban Daydreaming” by Parisian designers Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec. Visit this page for more events and exhibits!

Hong Kong Design Institute, 3 King Ling Road, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong, 3928 2000www.hkdi.edu.hk

Clearwater Bay Beach

Looking for a one-day getaway? With its outstanding scenery and soft, sparkling sandClearwater Bay is a far cry from the bustling streets and busy shopping malls. Don’t forget to pack your SPF and beach towel!

Clear Water Bay Beach, Clear Water Bay Road, Hong Kong, www.lcsd.gov.hk

Editors note: This post was originally written by Chrissie Lam in October 2017 and was most recently updated in January 2021.

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Featured image courtesy of CHUNYIP WONG via Getty Images, image 1 courtesy of Pastis Tapas, image 2 courtesy of NOC Coffee Co., image 3 courtesy of Chilli Lime via Facebook, image 4 courtesy of AMARE Bistro & Bar via Facebook, image 5 courtesy of RISE Kitchen via Facebook, image 6 courtesy of PopCorn Mall, image 7 courtesy of seaonweb via Getty Images, image 68courtesy of seaonweb via Getty Images.

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