A grassroots market with fresh catch and good deals
Oldest open-air market
This open-air market along Graham Street has been around for over 170 years. When Central Market closed in 2003, this was the only wet market left in Central to get groceries. A grassroots place, where residents come every day to sell and buy fresh produce for a fair price. Be quick to explore this authentic street market as it’s slowly eaten up by new construction sites and commercial developments.
Keeping heritage alive
One of the street market’s gems is over 50 years old Kan Kee (勤記粉麵廠) at 15 Peel Street, a small workshop that makes fresh Chinese noodles. Manned by the gorgeous George who picked up the skills of noodle making 10 years ago, learning from the old masters and creating his signature style along the way. Locals keep coming back for the guamian (掛麵), Shanghai noodles or wonton wraps, made fresh from scratch by George at the back of the shop.
Gold label soy sauce
Another well-established HK brand on Graham Street is Kowloon Soy Company, founded by old Mr Wong in 1917. The Wongs insist on making soy sauce the traditional way with naturally fermented, sundried beans, no machines and chemicals in sight. A labour of love, it takes six months to produce a batch of premium quality Kowloon Soy.