Popular place for fresh seafood
Catch of the day
Lei Yue Mun is one of the city’s most popular seafood destinations, attracting locals and tourists from around the world.
From no-man’s land to foodie haven
In the 1960s, when the quarry industry faded and the village became a no man’s land and a popular hangout place for coolies from the Taikoo Dockyard to eat, drink and gamble. Yuen Kam Ying (袁金英) co-owner of one of the biggest seafood restaurants in Lei Yue Mun recalls: “In the 1950s my father Yuen Yuk Ting (袁玉庭) was working in Shau Kei Wan. He was the first person to bring seafood from there and sell it here in Lei Yue Mun.” When neighbouring Kwun Tong became an industrial town in the 1960s and Lei Yue Mun was more accessible, it quickly became a popular dining spot for factory workers.
Don’t miss the Lei Yue Mun Seafood Festival! Founded in 1992, the humble festival has become an annual celebration complete with Chinese opera performance and lion dances.