OK, not all expats love the markets, many of them hire a live-in maid, who does the shopping. The World Citizen loves shopping, especially it's interesting, and the wet markets and grocery markets certainly are! There is an awesome selection of goods, veggies you have never heard of! Initially, I thought locally grown fruits will be cheap, but I could not have been more wrong! For some reason I still do not understand, fruits like Pineapples, Mango, Passion fruit and anything which grows in the region, costs even more than in London. In fact, all food is expensive, even rice costs more in Hong Kong than anywhere else in the world! But hey, you need to eat, you budget it in, and go to the markets. It's a fun cultural experience, as most expats don't go there, vendors do not speak English. Unless you are fluent in Cantonese, you are left with your miming skills if you want to ask prices! In return, you get home with a bunch of produce, proudly, like you have hunted them yourself! Next step is to figure out what can you cook from them? I have tried to replicate the soups I have tried at my favourite local lunch place, and failed miserably! I kept trying, and I think I got close!