Temple Spice Crabs

John and I went back to Hong Kong for a couple of days in April 2015.

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We did most of the touristy things back in November 2014 so this trip was more about the food.

The one spot we hated missing on our last trip is Temple Street Night Market, a popular street bazaar in Kowloon.


When the sun goes down you can buy everything from clothing to electronics, but we were there for the food.

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Temple Spice Crabs is a popular, in my mind famous, seafood restaurant at the intersection of Temple Street and Nanking Street.

The bustling restaurant is so loved that they have expanded into 3 restaurants on the same corner.

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Simply stand at the intersection until a stool frees up and someone will quickly escort you to a table and hand you a menu.

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First, we ordered a couple of extremely cheap beers.

And then took the chef’s advice and ordered the Spice Crabs and Spice (sprice?) Prawn.

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This is an eat with your hands kind of place so the only photos are before shots.

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Trust me when I say we were covered from face to waist.

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The table next to us ordered this:

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So we ordered a plate of it, too.

When your travels take you to Hong Kong do not miss the Temple Street Night Market and be sure find a stool at Temple Spice Crabs.

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To get there, take the MRT to Jordan Station and go out Exit A. Head west on Jordan Road and take a right at Temple Street (3 blocks).

Walk one more block and you will be at the intersection of Temple Street and Nanking Street.

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For more good eats in Hong Kong, check out my recommendation for Duck and Dim Sum.

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