Best time to visit
October to December (dry season)
Juk (breakfast rice porridge), cha siu bau (steamed pork buns), sinning jin yuen gain (pan-fried lemon chicken), she gang (snake soup).
Dong gafe (chilled coffee, soft drink), bolei (green tea), Tsingtao (a popular Chinese brand of beer), mao tai (Chinese wine).
Hong Kong consumes more oranges than anywhere else on earth. The Lunar New Year is the most important holiday of the Chinese year. Expect a lot of colourful decorations but not much public merry-making; for the most part, this is a festival for the family, though there is a parade on the first day, fantastic fireworks display over Victoria Harbour on the evening of the second day, and one of the largest horse races is held at Sha Tin on day three.