Kowloon City Wet Market in Hong Kong has been dubbed as one of the best fresh food markets in the world. It is also one of the biggest, if not the biggest, wet markets in Hong Kong.
Housed within a 3-story building whose porthole windows give its exterior the appearance of a deconstructed cruise ship, the market features over 500 stalls selling a variety of food merchandise from imported meats to seafood so fresh they still move!
Kowloon City Wet Market is also a haven of exotic fruits and succulent vegetables from the farms of the New Territories and Mainland China, as well as other parts of the globe. Exotic fruits from Southeast Asia such as mangoes, rambutan and longan are abundant here as well as the infamous durian, known for its dangerous spikes, peculiar scent and unique flavor that is described as a cross between butterscotch and sweet onions.
The first two levels of the Kowloon City Wet Market building are dedicated to the massive wet market, while the top floor is home to numerous food outlets serving a wide variety of local delicacies such as Hong Kong-style breakfasts and deliciously spicy Thai dishes courtesy of the large Thai population in Kowloon.
Kowloon City Wet Market is situated at 100 Nga Tsin Wai Road, Kowloon. It is open daily, from 6am to 8pm.