Just 25 minutes by ferry from the hurly burly of Hong Kong’s Central district, lies Lamma Island where restaurants in Yung Shue Wan and at Sok Kwu Wan are packed daily with locals and day-trippers. A brief walk from the Yung Shue Wan ferry brings you to Main Street, a lively strip where many a table tempts you to sit and enjoy a drink or snack. With its vibrant expat population, Yung Shue Wan offers a nuanced dining experience with British pubs, Spanish tapas bars, American burger joints, and Indian cafes, along with local Cantonese Dim Sum and more exciting eateries.
Despite its tourist trappings, Lamma is still a working fisherman’s island and that means great seafood is available in abundance. Sok Kwu Wan, the northern village, focuses on seafood with a slew of eateries perched over the harbour on stilts. Choose your ingredients from huge tanks and get ready to enjoy chilli crabs, bamboo clams, garlic prawns, baked lobsters, fish fried in ginger, deep fried squid and other delights from the deep in a lovely outdoor setting with great views over the bay. Lamma Island’s restaurants fill up fast so book with Quandoo for a stress-free experience.