Sha Tin: Where Culture and Convenience Meet

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沙田:融合文化與都會氣息

Sha Tin is a city located in a valley, on both sides of the Shing Mun River, within New Territories East. It is bordered by Tai Wai to the southwest, and by Fo Tan and Shek Mun in the northeast. Sha Tin was once heavy on the manufacturing, logistics and transportation sectors. Since the late 1990s, it has undergone a transition into areas such as business, education, sports, technology and scientific research. With several cultural spots and as home to the New Territories’ biggest shopping mall, Sha Tin makes for a relaxing living location for working professionals as well as families, bringing slight elements of the CBD to the countryside.

Food and Beverage

Lung Wah Hotel opened its doors in 1951 and is Sha Tin’s first postwar hotel. The establishment has welcomed the likes of Bruce Lee and other celebrities. Despite closing down in 1985, its celebrated restaurant remains where diners should try the roasted pigeon, chicken congee and sansui tofu. The fivestar Hyatt Regency Hong Kong is also worth a visit for Sha Tin 18, their specialty restaurant serving Dongguan and Northern Chinese cuisine. Their Peking duck and handmade noodles and dumplings are signature must-tries.

Sha Tin is also famed for good grub hidden in cooked food centres. Head to Sha Kok Estate’s food centre for popular dim sum restaurant Kam Sha Kok. It had been converted from a previous existence as a dai pai dong (roadside food stall), so it retains some old-school charm. If you visit in the evening, you’ll be treated to traditional Cantonese dishes such as stir-fries. A particularly lovely touch is that dim sum that hasn’t been sold by day’s end isn’t simply chucked out, but rather goes to the elderly homes nearby.

Kam Sha Kok dim sum restaurant 點心餐廳金沙角

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