Care For A Bowl Of Snake Soup? It’s Like Chicken – But Tougher!



For over 50 years, foodies and thrill-seekers have flocked to Sher Wong Hip for a taste of their exotic menu.

At this legendary Hong Kong restaurant, it’s not chicken that customers are biting into.


Sher Wong Hip is one of the pioneers of the snake-eating culture that exists in Hong Kong. Ms Chau Ka Ling took over the business after the passing of her father, who started the business in 1965.

It’s a sunset industry, acknowledges Ms Chau.


The appeal of snake-based cuisine like snake soup and snake gallbladder wine and its purported health benefits has waned among the younger generation.


Still, the niche food and beverage experience continues to draw a dedicated crowd.

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