Try homemade snake soup for some extra vigour
- 170 Apliu Street
- Open daily 11.30am -10.30pm
Snake surprises at Shia Wong Hip
The queen of snake, Chow Ka Ling, is second generation of a true snake dynasty. She’s proudly continuing the family business of brewing a variety of snake inspired dishes and drinks. However, the alpha woman used to be very afraid of snakes. "I had to help my father, so I forced myself to learn." Practice makes perfect, which was why Ling gradually became the queen of snake. "One time there was a snake in the fire station. They called for help, so I went there, grabbed the snake’s neck and astonished all the firemen” Chow Ka Ling reminisces with pride.
A snake soup a day keeps the doctor away..
Snake soup is a very popular warming winter dish, a wonderful connotation of snake body parts, chicken, pork, fungus, abalone, lemongrass and mushrooms.All products in this shop are believed to have many medicinal benefits: on offer are citrus ginger-soaked snake cough syrup for a sore throat, turtle soup for skin allergies and of course snake soup for a positive effect on a man’s vital organs (a bowl a day they say…)
Soup 蛇羹 is HK$40 – HK$71 for a bowl, alternatively try deep fried snake with pepper-spiced salt, 炸蛇肉 or a glass of snake wine. Don’t forget to have a look at the ultimate Sham Shui Po blend of street food & fashion: snakeskin leather products.