Causeway Bay is one of the premiere shopping districts in one of the premiere shopping cities of the world. During the day it is bustling with people stopping by to pick up the latest fashions by the biggest and smallest designers and brands. One of the coolest things about Causeway Bay, though, is that it’s not pretentious. Around the corner from the high-end designer flagship store is a little noodle shop selling steaming bowls of goodness for the equivalent of a few dollars.
This is a shot of some Hong Kong Mini Busses lined up along a back street in Causeway Bay. This isn’t one of the bus stops, so I’m not sure what they’re waiting here for, but I thought it was a cool shot.
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A street food vendor preparing snacks for hungry shoppers.
Miscellaneous griddled meats and stir fried veggies stuffed with fishcake.
Chopsticks and sauce from a little tofu shop that sells fried tofu, dessert tofu, and soy milk drinks.
Cleanup supplies ready for the nighttime cleanup crews.
A late night line of taxis at the taxi stand waiting to take people home.
The food looks really good. I wouldn’t have expected to see street food beside a high end shopping district either. Maybe – only in HongKong???
Maybe only Hong Kong – I agree. There is just the right mix of amazing shopping and immense supply of really good cheap food. There’s a noodle place with a Michelin star that sells bowls of Wonton soup for less that you’d pay in a North American mall food fair.
I can almost smell the food!
I love Hong Kong’s bustle. You’ve captured it so well.
Thanks. The food is amazing. I was there for two weeks and only managed to try a small fraction of the things I wanted to eat. It was not for lack of effort, but rather because I was always already full from eating when I would walk past something else I wanted to try!
Superb shots! I love Causeway Bay. The first time I went to HK I stayed there. Along with the great shopping and food I found some cool temples.
Thanks for posting to Travel Photo Thursday.
Staying near Causeway Bay is nice because there are fewer tourist traps than they have in Tsim Sha Tsui in Kowloon. I didn’t see the cool temples, though. Maybe next time!
I really like the color and viewpoint of the bus photo!
Thanks! We were rushing to a restaurant and I just happened to look back and the line of busses and snapped a quick picture. I was pretty happy with how it turned out!
Great selection of photos! I was in Hong Kong in 1998 and can’t wait to return (someday).
There will be lots more coming. I really loved this trip to Hong Kong too. It’s made my list place to buy a home in when I become insanely rich one day!
If I ever get to Hong Kong this place is on the must-see list. Terrific photos. I really like the idea of the high-end stores and simple shops being right in the same area.
The mix of stores is pretty unbelievable. The contrast is even greater in the Central district where right between ultra high-end stores and business towers you will find small streets of tiny independant shops and food carts with tables and chairs on the street.
Fantastic post and love the pictures!