Eat Drink Macau/Hong Kong 2013

Mar 9, 13 at 5:11 pm

Here is the summary of my latest version of HK/Macau chapter, my best HK and Macau trip so far in terms of food hunting. More to come and links will be added from time to time. Remember to check back again for new updates!

Day 1
– Eat: Margaret’s Cafe e Nata (玛嘉烈蛋挞)
– Eat: Cafe Tai Lei Loi Kei (大利来咖啡室) @ Ruins of St Paul
– See: The famous street of Rua da Felicidade (福隆新街)
– Eat: Gelatina Mok Yi Kei (莫義記) @ Rua do Cunha, Taipa
– See: Taipa Houses – Museum (龍環葡韻住宅式博物館)
– Eat: Casa de Pasto Seng Cheong (城昌饭店)
– Stay: Hard Rock Hotel
– See: City of Dream’s The House of Dancing Water (水舞間)

Day 2
– Eat: Breakfast @ Hard Rock Cafe
– Eat: Dimdimsum Dim Sum Specialty Store (點點心點心專門店) @ Mongkok
– See: Starbucks (星巴克咖啡) @ Mongkok (Starbucks with movie theme)
– Eat: Kam Wah Cafe (金華冰廳) @ Mongkok
– See: Apple Store, Hysan Place @ Causeway Bay
– Eat: Wing Kee Noodles (榮記粉麵) @ Causeway Bay
– Eat: Se Wong Yee (蛇王二) @ Causeway Bay
– Eat: Lucky Dessert (發記甜品) @ Mongkok

Day 3
– Eat: Mui Kee Congee (妹記生滾粥品) @ Mongkok
– See: Wong Tai Sin (黄大仙祠) @ Wong Tai Sin
– See: Sai Kung Waterfront and Public Pier (西貢公眾碼頭)
– Eat: Chuen Kee Seafood (全記海鮮菜館) @ Sai Kung
– See: The streets of Sai Kung
– Eat: Tung Po (東寶小館) @ North Point
– Eat: Lee Keung Kee North Point Eggette (利強記北角雞蛋仔) @ North Point
– See: Ding Ding Tram from North Point to Central
– See: Lan Kwai Fong
– See: Star Ferry

Day 4
– Eat: Australia Dairy Company (澳洲牛奶公司) @ Jordan
– See: Tian Tan Buddha (天壇大佛) @ Lantau Island
– Shop: Citygates Outlets
– Eat: Yue Kee Restaurant (裕記大飯店) @ Sham Tseng

Day 5
– Buy: Duck Shing Ho Egg Rolls(德成號蛋捲) @ North Point
– Eat: Good Hope Noodle (好旺角麵家) @ Mongkok
– See: Lamma Island excursion
– Eat: Rainbow Seafood Restaurant (天虹海鮮酒家) @ Sok Kwu Wan, Lamma Island
– Eat: Tao Heung (稻香) @ Carnavon Plaza, Tsim Sha Tsui
– See: Ozone Bar @ Level 118, The Ritz Carlton, International Commerce Centre

Day 6
– Eat: Kam Wah Cafe (金華冰廳) @ Mongkok
– See: Starbucks (星巴克咖啡) @ Central (“Bing sutt” theme)
– See: Pottinger Street (砵典乍街) @ Central
– Eat: Tai Cheong Bakery (泰昌餅家) @ Central
– Eat: Sing Heung Yuen (勝香園) @ Central/Sheung Wan
– Eat: Lan Fong Yuen (蘭芳園) @ Central
– Eat: Kwan Kee Store (坤記糕品專家) @ Sham Shui Po

Hong Kong – 4 Places with the Best Views of Victoria Harbour

Jun 14, 11 at 11:48 pm

A trip to Hong Kong will never complete without a visit to Victoria Harbour, where the world’s most iconic and stunning panoramic view of Hong Kong skyline is located and attracting millions of visitors each year. Here’s the list of places you can visit to get the best view of the city.

1. Victoria’s Peak (Sky Terrace @ The Peak)

The Peak Tower @ Victoria's Peak

Be it day or night, this spot has never fail to amaze first time and returning visitors. Perched atop The Peak on Victoria’s Peak, visitors can get a closer feel of the metropolitan city. Fee: HK$30 (adult) Check out my review on this place.
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Tim Ho Wan Dim Sum @ Mongkok, Hong Kong

Jan 18, 11 at 12:07 am

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Our last day in HK began with a hearty dim sum breakfast which is located just a street off from our hotel. It wasn’t part of my plan to bring them to this place because I know the place is always crowded and the queue is just too – insane. Well, my guess is, because it’s the world’s cheapest Michelin-starred restaurant? Nevertheless, no harm trying our luck at it was just nearby.

We reached there at about 10am in the morning on a typical working Tuesday. A small queue already formed in front of the shop. To mention about the shop, it is very very small, probably can sit about 16 people maximum at any given time. I understand from the comments that this is to ensure quality of the food served because every basket of dim sum is made fresh on the spot.

We waited for around 30 minutes – not a problem for us as there is a market just across the road, so we just take our own sweet time to stroll to see what the locals shop at the market. Ended up we bought some fresh vegetables as well!
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Back to the story, we got our seats but still have to wait for another 10 minutes just because, like I said, they need time to prepare our orders.

First thing that came to our table was the signature baked bun with bbq pork. The skin is fluffy and crispy at the same time while the fillings just melt in your mouth.

Baked bun with BBQ pork
Baked bun with BBQ pork

Yung Kee Restaurant @ Central, Hong Kong

Jan 16, 11 at 5:42 pm

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Dinner time again in HK! What would you like to have? Well, we have had enough of wan tan noodles, congee and food that locals eat daily hence we unanimously decided to splurge on some expensive food. (“We” is out of context by the way because I was the only one making decision)

So, off we went to Central and in 15 minutes, we were magically seated in Yung Kee Restaurant. Why Yung Kee? Because I’ve heard of it so much and I want to see and taste it for myself to see how good it is. Roasted goose and century eggs apparently are their specialties.

Yung Kee
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Ngong Ping 360 and Tian Tan Buddha @ Lantau Island, Hong Kong

Dec 14, 10 at 3:32 pm

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Saturday… not that I hate it but when it comes to visiting touristy places, I would avoid it like a plague. But do we have a choice here? Sadly no.

Yes, it was Saturday and by the time we hit Ngong Ping cable car, there was already a lengthy queue. Like I said earlier, we didn’t have a choice so we had to queue together with hundreds of tourists. (FYI, you can buy cable car tickets online and skip the waiting line)

Anyway, the purpose of this post is to introduce the new crystal cabin which I think is really cool – but the excitement only lasted for few minutes (for me because it wasn’t scary at all).

Ngong Ping 360
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Chee Kei @ Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

Dec 9, 10 at 11:03 am

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It was still early for the Symphony of Lights show so we decided to have our dinner early. We were at Tsim Sha Tsui coming down from Star Ferry pier so I decided to stick to my original plan.

Thanks to the review of Chee Kei which I read from here, it wasn’t hard to add this shop to my ever growing food list.

Chee Kei is located at Lock Road, the very same street where I had my dinner two years ago. (Read: Macau Restaurant) It wasn’t hard to find Chee Kei as it is just located right opposite Macau Restaurant.
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