Thursday, December 31, 2009

The Fuzzy Peak

The next morning, we to the local char chan teng to have breakfast, they had some interesting breakfast, but their dan tart (egg tart) was fabulous, so good! and their milk tea was good too. Their menu for breakfast, was somehow interesting, they had instant noodle with ham, mix of western and chinese.

After breakfast, we went to the famous peak, but as you can see, it was so misty that we couldn't take any pictures, and it was freezing cold.

this picture is to show you the whole of hong kong! opps, nothing is there, because of the mist!

Ok finally, buildings on a not clear day.
it wasn't such a good time to go during march, or the time that we went, but at least we saw some building and the weather was nice.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Yuckie Dinner

After than awesome dessert at Hui lau shan, it was time to eat dinner, why do we go hungry so fast in hong kong?

I would say this is the worst restaurant that I have tasted, low quality, not nice at all. It was somewhere in ladies market area. Can't even find a dish that is nice to recommend, not a single one. I didn't even take note of the food nor the restaurant. First time, I didn't like what I ate in hong kong.

Would never ever ever ever go back to that restaurant again.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Famous Street & Dessert

Is time to wander around the famous shopping malls, and the famous streets. we went to time square, and to the shopping malls nearby like Sogo. I was looking for clothings, cheap clothing, I guess time square was not the right place to look for cheap clothings nor sogo. All branded stuff. I have this craze for japanese things for example: clothing, sweets etc, i saw a mall that is next to sogo (have to cross a street) that I'm able to find Japanese clothing but unfortunately it is out of my budget (way out). as for japanese sweets, i found it in the lower ground of sogo, full of japanese sweets, but not cheap, well, cheaper than flying to japan to get the sweets.
As you are surrounded with high priced branded stuff- shopping malls, there is a small market that is hidden in between shopping malls, that you can bargain to buy clothing, socks. i can't exactly describe the place.
Full of people.

We decided times square area was not our type, we took the MRT and walk on to look for a place that was recommend for cheap stuff. Cheap stuff, we found but a little old fashioned. As we were looking for the exact street, we ran out of time. Wish we had more time, we wanted to find the exact street as it will lead to wholesale outlets for clothing. Aiyah!!

There we landed in the most famous and recommended area, ladies market. We were given two hours to spend on the street. We went up and down, and we didn't even stop to bargain, the things there was repetitive as all markets are, but I thought the clothing there was a little old fashion. As I have read, from other places, it was suppose to be a place where teenagers hang out. Quickly we went from top to bottom of the street, then we wanted to look for the next suggested street Fa Yuen Street, but was not able to find it, or found it similar to Ladies market. Was dissapointed! Went through all the shopping mall on Nathan road, the best for me was Mongkok Argyle Centre, why? because I bought something, haha!

after two hours, decided to eat dessert, as it was recommended by forumers. I chose the famous Hui Lau Shan. Yahoo! Dessert....

X.O raddish cake

My favourite, mango with tong yuen. Even when I back in my home country, I still have a craving for it ever so often. The mango that they use is fresh mango, that's why there are famous, i think they import it from Phillipines. Love it, mouthwatering dessert. Highly recommended, especially for those who have a spot for mango.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Lunch- Wan Tan Mee

Isn't my tummy, a bit too much, just after lunch and a brisk walk near stanley bay and apleichau, my tummy yearns for more food. What more? This time, I was brought to Wan Tan Mee shop, I think it is famous, as you can see, that is the name of the restaurant "zhen dou"(For those who can read chinese) for those who can't read their shop is called Tasty Congee & Noodle Wantun Shop, let's taste the difference between Hong Kong wan tan mee and Malaysia's or Singapore's.

the table setting.

the food, wantan mee, vegetables, and beef noodles.

a close up pictures of the food

chee cheong fun with pork

wantan mee soup

and lastly fried devils (yao zha guai) with chee cheong fun.
My taste buds review:dry wantan mee was rather different from the one that i'm use to eating, the wantan mee that I eat back home, is full of black sauce, look at the Wantan mee in hong kong not a single spot of black sauce. Not bad. You can taste the noodle even more, they serve it with pork. maybe i'm used to the black sauce one back home. the cheong fun, which i eat back home is swimming in soya sauce, but in hong kong it is not, the sauce is put seperately. I don't mind it. Love the one back home better. sorry hong kong folks, no offense. Then as for the wantan soup, i like the dry wantan mee better than the soup. the yao zha guai it has a unique taste, but dip in in the soya sauce and you can taste different yao zha guai. did not love it that much. so so...
this shop can be quite expensive, please do prepare a little more cash than usual.
According to their business card, they have 4 outlet, or they may have only have place to put four address, one is in Happy Valley(which I went to), Central Shop, Telfored Shop (Kowloon) and Hung Hom Shop.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Stanley Bay & Hong Kong Boats

Right after a full breakfast, it was time to go sightseeing. I went to the famous stanley bay,as it was recommended by other travellers. They had market-like shops, but I was told that it was mainly for the tourist and for foreigners. It is more expensive than usual, so be sure to bargain.
I went to Hong Kong in March, so it was a cold and wet season, we needed umbrellas as it started to drizzle and rain everyday, when we were there. Much to our dismay, but the food quality was not affected by it.

Stanley bay, has quite nice view.

This is westernise street, with a few western shops, that makes you think that you are in europe.

Nice signboard that makes to help you with direction.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Breakfast-Dim Sum

Early Morning, First thing we woke up, we wanted to taste the authentic Hong Kong dim sum.
Wondered how different it would be from our Malaysian dim sum. My uncle drove us to the nearest local dim sum restaurant. It wasn't a famous restaurant, just an ordinary restaurant, but we wanted to taste Hong Kong dim sum so badly that we didn't care whether it was a famous restaurant. Anyway, as we walk in, we saw all the local grandpa grandma eating their breakfast, all eyes were looking at us, and following us as we sat down, I think there were surprised to see us come from out of no where and not someone they know. We felt a bit uncomfortable at first, with everyone staring at us, as if we landed on another planet, but when we the food arrived, we forgot about all the people staring at us. Don't worry, not all Hong Kong restaurant are like that, or I can say this is the only restaurant that have people staring at you.
The porridge, porridge with century egg, the porridge is so smooth and tasty, you know that it has bee cooked for hours and all the ingredients to cook this porridge was just right, not to salty.

Chee Cheong Fun, It has a different taste from the one that I'm used to eating back home. Not bad. It has a similar taste to the Chee Cheong Fun they have in Canton-I.

Tried their bao(dumpling), and their har gao (prawn dim sum). It was alright. But look at the porridge---finished, gone! I could practically lick the whole bowl.

Siew Mai (Pork dim sum)

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Char Siew Pao (pork dumpling)
Ham Dan Pao (Dumpling with Salted Egg)

Raddish Cake, Compared to the one back home, I love the one at home better.

I would recommend this shop, because other than the porridge the rest was nothing special. The rest of the days in Hong Kong, I found better Dim sum shops.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Hong Kong-Dessert

After checking in to our hotel, my mind thought, "What are we waiting for? We are in the Hong Kong, the food paradise, Let go out and eat!" Couldn't wait to taste different type of food. I was looking forward to a shop where i can eat desserts (in cantonese is: thong shui). As I heard that Hong Kong dessert is first class and of good quality.

On the streets searching for desserts.

We found a shop couldn't wait to order, so immediately sat down and ordered. First up: Durian & Mango Cream Dessert (Can't remember the name for it). I tried it and WOW, it was mouth-watering. So rich and yummy.

Couldn't stop next was: Glutinous rice and Mango

This was called: Hoi Dai Ye & Tau Fu Fah ( Sea Coconut and Beancurd Dessert)

The others ordered Walnut Paste, Almond Paste and the red coloured one is Red Bean Dessert.

The Walnut and Almond Paste is like the Peanut Paste Dessert(Fa Shang Wu) is just that they use the heathier version. It was really really good.

Then when I walked out of the shop I realize that this shop is call Moon's Kitchen. It is recommended by other bloggers before. It is really really delicious, you should go it and try.

Just as I am writing this blog, it reminds me of all the delicious dessert I ate in Hong Kong and I'm drooling. Can't wait to visit Hong Kong again.

We continued walking around to see the night scenery of happy valley town. We found another famous shop, it is the shop that sells Steamed Egg Custard and the Steamed Milk Custard. We wanted to just try one or 2 bowls but the shop owner wanted us to ordered more. I wasn't really fond of it, but you can give it a try.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Hong Kong-Emperor Hotel

As we wanted to stay near to our relative, our kind uncle. We decided to stay in Happy Valley and this would be the only hotel. This hotel is very clean and neat. Quite a nice hotel but the price was very expensive nearly RM 400 per night. I guess prices of hotel in Hong Kong, a Metropolitan city, must be around there. One thing I look for in a hotel is their cleaniness, decor and friendly staff, value for money.
Below are my ratings:
Hotel Cleaniness: Thumbs up, it was really clean.
Decor- just simple decor, I would gauge by the way they decorate the bed too, I love white sheets and comfortable, not old school type of flower comforter, or brown comforter that some hotel still uses.
Spacious: Not bad for a hotel in Hong Kong.
Friendly staff- They were helpful.
Value for money- Honestly, I would feel that it is overpriced. I think it is quite big for a hotel room in hong kong.
Overall Rating: 4 Stars

White sheets! Yahoo! Makes the whole bedroom beautiful and comfortable.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Airport Express-Hong Kong

We decided to take the Airport Express to the City as it is so convinient and about 24 minutes ride to Central. It was very comfortable as you can see, the chair is made out of cushion. But I think it is not suitable for people who has lots of luggage.

They even have the very nice lights to show how long more does it take to reach to your destination. I feel this was really cool!

Airport Express the first stop is Tsing Yi, Kowloon, and Hong Kong Station. They have another stop that is Asia World Expo Station, I think it is more for business people attending the Expo.

Really convenient, if possible take this option of travelling from the Airport to the city.

Check out their official website, as you will be able to find some promotions for the airport express.

For example, we were travelling in fours. I checked the website and they had a special pass for 4 person, which is really a great deal. If you are travelling in four, don't forget to buy the Group of 4 ticket. You can just tell the counter and they will sell you those tickets. The price is HK 250 for single journey, normally it would cost HK 400. It was a good deal. They have a promotion for a group of 2, and 3 too. If you want to know where to find such information, just leave me a message and I will tell you the website.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


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Monday, August 17, 2009

Hong Kong - Arrival and Airport

I have heard so many things about Hong Kong, about Disneyland, city view, shopping and how good the Food is...everytime i hear it... i start drooling...
I finally, after much discussing, finalising of plans, decided to take a trip to Hong Kong with Airasia FINALLY! and plus I have a relative and friends are staying over there...Bonus!
As I mentioned earlier, what intrigue me was the FOOD...this trip is more about tasting a variety of Hong Kong food and sastisfiying my curiousity and taste buds.
I went in Spring this year, I checked the weather a few days before I left and found out that it was around 15-19c. I said to myself, it is just going to be like Genting Highland no big deal, Genting Highland weather is around that weather too and it will get hotter too, so I packed summer clothes, so sweater just a thin shawl, oh, I was so wrong, it was so cold and regretted not bringing a sweater. Couldn't enjoy the weather so much and couldn't move around freely as I was freezing, when it is spring... don't play play, always bring a jacket or sweater.

Landed in Hong Kong Chep Lap Kok Airport, the airport was clean big and spacious...
No problem, with English sign everywhere you will not get lost.
Pictures of the Airport below:

One thing good that they provide is this they call " Courtesy Phone" which means Free Phone, so you can used it to call anyone in Hong Kong and it is free. Therefore, I managed to take advantage of it and called friends I knew in Hong Kong to informed them about my arrival.