For many, Tai Hang is a hotspot for a Friday dinner or a weekend brunch. But this is just one of the reasons to visit Tai Hang. Take the pace of a flâneur and explore this unique neighbourhood beyond the taste palate. From Tin Hau metro station, a three minute walk along To Lo Wan Road will lead you to Tai Hang, whose name means the big water channel as it once opened to the harbour half a century ago. Come to Tai Hang in the day time when half of the restaurants are not yet opened and you will see the rustic allure of the area. Occupied mainly by five to eight storey Chinese buildings, a few two storey stone Hakka houses with gable roofs can still be found in between the grid-like streets, decorated by an old street name plate at the street corner. Tai Hang’s location being just a few steps away from the Central Library, Victoria Park and Causeway Bay Sports Ground also makes it a popular hangout place for book lovers, joggers and tennis players alike. There are numerous alleys dressed up with pots of plants or colourful painted walls, and the hip fashion boutiques, furniture shops and health food stores. Go further up and the steps at the back of Wun Sha Street will take you to the high-rise for the affluent along Tai Hang Road. Turn left upon arriving at Tai Hang road and continue to walk for five minutes and there you are. Take a tea break at either of the two famous green Dai Pai Dongs (open-air food stall) on Ormsby Street, and you will be totally immersed in the laid back mood of Tai Hang. At dusk, the razzle-dazzle starts taking place. With more than a hundred eateries in this less than 200 m by 200 m area, Tai Hang was dubbed the United Nations of food. It is not uncommon for any gourmand to have heard about Tai Hang for its top notch sashimi Japanese restaurants, its grill and oyster bars or its various dessert parlours. And whatever you prefer for dinner, the casual stroll under the faint yellow street light after some nibbling and gobbling is the relaxing coda for a perfect finale of the evening.