48 Hours in Melbourne (Part 2)

May 21, 15 at 10:18 pm

After dinner, some went back to the hotel to call it a day, while some of us went to check out the night scenery.

Starting at Southern Cross Railway Station, we walked towards Crown Casino and its surroundings.

Melbourne CBD

Melbourne at night

Macau/HK 2013 – Tung Po Kitchen 東寶小館 and Lee Keung Kee North Point Eggette 利強記北角雞蛋仔

Feb 9, 14 at 5:01 pm

One of the highlights of the trip was the visit to “dai pai dong” 大排檔, HK’s heritage as proclaimed by the locals. Given the fast paced development in the land scarce HK, this culture is fast diminishing. Most of the “dai pai dong” that used to operate by the road side are centralized and moved to much cleaner food markets.

There are many food markets in HK, to be able to find good food in these food markets is another seemingly impossible task for us visitors unless you have done extensive homework. Having previously visited food market in Mongkok for delicious congee, we targeted another food market which is located in North Point.

Having enjoyed the day in Sai Kung, we reluctantly left the place by bus to the nearest MTR station that took us to North Point. We settled at a stall called Tung Po 東寶小館, and seeing that we were still full, we just ordered three dishes, which happen to be Tung Po’s signature dishes as well.

The first, wind sand chicken 風沙雞. Crispy on the outer and tender inside, this was one the best roasted chicken we ate in a long time.

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wind sand chicken 風沙雞

Macau/HK 2013 – Sai Kung 西貢 Excursion and Lunch at Chuen Kee Seafood 全記海鮮菜館

Feb 8, 14 at 2:33 am

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From Wong Tai Sin temple, we took MTR to Diamond Hill station, where we boarded KMB bus number 92 to Sai Kung 西貢. The excursion to Sai Kung turned out to be one of the highlights in our trip because we could see what locals usually do and we also get to eat at one of the famous seafood restaurants in Sai Kung.

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One of the piers in Sai Kung

Macau/HK 2013 – Mui Kee Congee 妹記生滾粥品 and Wong Tai Sin 黄大仙祠 Re-visit

Nov 3, 13 at 8:55 pm

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When in HK, we always emphasize on having breakfast. We are so spoilt with choices – dim sum, congee, noodles, etc but on this morning, we unanimously picked congee to start the day.

Mui Kei Congee 妹記生滾粥品, an established name proudly serving delicious congee to serve the folks in Mongkok was our choice that day. A brief 10 minutes walk away from our hotel, Mui Kee is located on the top floor of a Fa Yuen wet market where you can also find other variation of food stalls as well.

We started with a small serving of poached fish skin é­šçš®. I was a bit skeptical looking at it but after eating it, I have to agree it was good! Never thought poached fish skin could be so crunchy.

Fish skin

Macau/HK 2013 – Causeway Bay 铜锣湾 in 3 Hours

Jul 14, 13 at 4:09 pm

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Continuing our next food hunt, we took MTR to Causeway Bay but since we were still full, we decided to check out Hysan Place, a retail/office building that was opened last year. Most importantly, it houses one of the flagship stores that we won’t find in Malaysia, the Apple Store. Spanning three stories, it is HK’s third store and the largest in HK.

From ground to fourth floor in a minute on express escalator. Only at Hysan Place.

Macau/HK 2013 – Starbucks x G.O.D., Kam Wah Cafe 金華冰廳

Jul 9, 13 at 10:49 pm

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After that god-sent lunch, we had some time to kill. A quick search around that area brought us to this special Starbucks outlet located at Sai Yee Street, located just two blocks away from our lunch place.

In its second collaboration with Starbucks, the G.O.D. design team working together with artist Stanley Wong (a.k.a Anothermountainman) developed a 6,000 sqare feet, two-storey concept store.

The store, located within the hustle and bustle of busy Sai Yee Street, is designed with nostalgic memorabilia. A mini movie theatre is also featured and a wall made of mahjong tiles, designed by G.O.D., that reads “good movie upstairs” helps point the customers in the right direction.

Starbucks is located at first floor