Taking a hiatus during the month of spring and summer, Tong Chong Street Market returns for two consecutive weekends this month. The market pop-ups will take on a new theme, allowing visitors to indulge in over 40 vendors serving International cuisines, from Asian to South American, finger food to noodle soups, including a few local favourites.
Held on April 22-23 and 29-30, the Tong Chong Street Market pop-up is taking visitors’ palates around the world, featuring a tour across food cultures through a showcase of epicurean delights made with homegrown and sustainable produce. Here are some of our best picks featured that you must try during the event.
What: Tentatively opening this summer in Sheung Wan, Co Thanh is bringing traditional street snacks, exotic drinks, and Vietnam’s most iconic sandwiches, including an exclusive market offer of the restaurant’s signature banh mi (Vietnamese sandwiches)
What: After a sold-out event at Taste of Hong Kong, contemporary Mexican restaurant Chino is heading east to Tong Chong Street for the pop-up event, offering its new style of Mexican cuisine with Japanese influences. The Chino team is offering a market special roasted duck taco with grape tomatillo salsa at the event.
What: Celebrated Japanese restaurant Okra is showcasing not only the use of local seasonal produce, but also adding a funky twist to traditional offerings at the event, including chef Max Levy’s signature Carabinero prawn chawanmushi with market pickles, fusion-styled sandwiches, and zaru tofu with black pigeon sauce or market greens miso.
The Meepok Club
What: Visitors at the Tong Chong Street Market can taste the spicy offerings from The Meepok Club. The Singaporean vendor is set to bring a taste of the Southeast Asian food haven to the business district. Guests can sample The Meepok Club signature dry laksa, top hats (also known as kueh pie tee, are crispy pastry shells filled with stewed vegetables and prawns), and Milo dinosaur ice cream dessert.
What: With the rise of Nikkei cuisine in restaurants such as Tokyolima and Brazilian street food eateries in the likes of Uma Nota, Kitute’s Brazil will bring its array of homemade Brazilian street snacks to Hong Kong. Market visitors can experience a taste of Brazil through signatures such as cheese balls and coxinhas, or deep fried filled dumplings.