Traditional Chinese Medicine - Snake Wine

An authentic Sheung Wan institution, She Wong Lam has been serving medicinal snake products for more than a century, and can trace its origins back more than 115 years to an aspiring snake vendor named Lou Tai-lam who set up a stand in the street, later moving into a shop. The restaurant still has his original wooden sign, which reads “She Wong Lam”, meaning “Lam – The King of Snakes”. Loyal patrons come for the famous snake wine which is considered beneficial for rheumatic disorders and for the warming snake soup in the winter. Since June 2014 Snake Wine has been listed in the Intangible Cultural Heritage Inventory of Hong Kong in the Knowledge and Practices Concerning Nature and the Universe domain.

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