Shia Wong Hip
If one were to count the landmarks of Sham Shui Po, Ap Liu Street must be one of them. As for the iconic spots on Ap Liu Street, apart from the whole street being filled with old and new electrical appliances, one must count also “Shia Wong Hip”, which has been in business here for 35 years.
The current owner is the one and only snake queen in Hong Kong, Miss Chow Ka Ling, a second generation master of the trade. She and her four other siblings plus a few staff work together, to continue with her father’s cherished business. It is not exaggerating to call Shia Wong Hip an icon, many tourists to Ap Liu Street have ogled at this snake restaurant, and quite a few European, American and Japanese TV stations and magazines have been here to film and to ask for interviews.
She Wong Hip is located on Ap Liu Street between an electrical appliance shop and an audio equipment shop, at the ground level. It specialises in snake thick soup, snake clear soup, turtle soup, and other snake food items. In recent years it added a new product line – snakeskin leather products! If one passes by She Wong Hip, and if Ka Ling has some spare time, one might make a request to watch how she charms the snakes.