Heading over to Po Toi Island for lunch is a favourite family activity for us, if we have no other plans on a Sunday. It is easy to get to – just a 30-minute ferry ride from Stanley Pier (ferries also leave from Aberdeen) – but do check the ferry times here, as it is a very infrequent service.
Po Toi is a beautiful rocky island outcrop, with a seriously chilled-out vibe. There’s no traffic – there are barely even any residents here. What you will find is a small beach for the kids to play on; a Tin Hau Temple with stunning sea views; and coastal tracks to hike along to check out the historical carvings and rock formations, such as Turtle Rock and Monk Rock.
But the main reason to come to Po Toi is Ming Kee Seafood Restaurant. This casual beachside joint sits in the sheltered cove and serves up some of the best local seafood dishes in the whole of Hong Kong. The justifiably famous black pepper squid is to-die-for, and even better – you can BYOB with only $30 corkage (wine only, no beer).
Ming Kee is extremely popular with junk trips, so book ahead +852 2849 7038