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Hong Kong’s top 10 budget restaurants

There are plenty of fantastic budget restaurants in Hong Kong, says Susan Jung, food editor of the South China Morning Post. You can even get Michelin-starred dim sum for £5

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This small noodle stall is hidden in the bowels of the Haiphong Road Temporary Market – which is temporary in name only as it’s been open for more than 30 years. Walk past the butchers, flower stalls and fruit and vegetable vendors, and head deep into the centre of the market, looking for customers eating noodles served in bright orange bowls with yellow spoons. The star of the show is the beef balls, served in a rich, light broth with your choice of noodles, and optional beef tripe or brisket. Delicately flavoured with ginger and dried tangerine peel, the balls have the perfect “bouncy” texture beloved by the Chinese – often mistakenly regarded as “rubbery” by the uninitiated.
Haiphong Road Temporary Market, 390 Haiphong Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, +852 2376 1179. A bowl will set you back around £2. Open 8.30am-8.30pm

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Top 10 art galleries in Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s cash-rich art scene features major international players such as White Cube and Gagosian, says critic Mary Agnew, but there are also smaller galleries that challenge the status quo

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Tucked away on a quiet cul-de-sac in the eastern district of Sai Ying Pun, 2P is the sole art gallery on a dead-end road otherwise populated by apartments, shops and launderettes. But this modest, well-designed space boasts a programme with considerable whack – it became the first homegrown Hong Kong gallery to be accepted into LISTE at Art Basel this year; it brought with it the considerable local talents of performance artist Morgan Wong and multimedia and installation artists Magdalen Wong, Wun Ting Wendy Tai and Canadian-based Will Kwan. The tiny gallery’s openings tend to be raucous social reunions – spilling on to the street outside – for the city’s artists, curators and writers.
Shop 5, GF Poga Building, 6-20 Po Tuck Street, Sai Ying Pun, +852 2803 2151, 2p-gallery.com, free. Open Tues-Sat 1pm-7pm or by appointment

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