Sunday, December 11, 2011

Saturday Farmers' Market at Crossroads, Tuen Mun

Roselles (aka hibiscus), leaves intact

The weather in Hong Kong has been beautiful these couple of weeks. Crisp, sunny, temperatures hovering below 20C...  The perfect kind of weather for market-going.

Fresh roselles, cleaned up and ready to eat/use
I'm so lucky to have friends like Gary who decided to group up a bunch of us to go together. Although I'd known all along about Farmers' Markets in Hong Kong, I'd never really had the patience to find out exactly where they were and when they were open. (You know when you have this little voice in your head that keeps saying "yeah, one day, but it's so farrrrr"? No? Oh. Okay.)

I can't moo-ve...
The Saturday one, which we went to, is in Tuen Mun, opposite a relatively well-known (to HKers) property called Gold Coast, at the site of a charity, Crossroads Foundation.

Huge coffee with Christmassy green sugar
This one is fairly small, with less than 10 stalls, but a cute cafe called Silk Road that sells Fairtrade coffee.

What awesome weather is this
The larger one that "feels more like a market," said one of the store holders, is held on Sundays in Tai Po.

Thank you Gary for driving us (although admittedly by bus it's only about 45 mins from Causeway Bay, we were just lazy :P) and for this awesome quiche with chunks (not slices) of bacon.

Darn, no Harry
My contribution was a lazy one (surprise), a souvenir from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando - a chocolate frog!

Hong Kong Farmers' Market

Tuen Mun: Saturdays 10am-4pm
Crossroads Village
2 Castle Peak Rd
Tuen Mun
New Territories
Hong Kong

Tai Po: Sundays 9am-5pm | map
Tai Wo Rd, beside the Fire Station
Tai Po
New Territories
Hong Kong

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  1. Hi Janice, I tried roselle jam for the first time this year at a fair - a Social Enterprise was selling some (among other food stuff). And I liked it. I saw a recipe on Gregoire Michaud's blog (I think) but it seems quite complicated.

    What a nice quiche!! . yes, it is a perfect weather for strolling at markets for sure.

  2. My Macau kingdom ;) for those fresh roselles!!!! (also known as Flor de Jamaica in Mexico); and maybe I would also trade one arm for even a tiny Farmers´ Market in HK´s lil sister....

    Anyway, thanks for the trip and for the info.