Tuesday, May 8, 2018

8 Must-Try Food and Drinks in Hong Kong (2018)

Hong Kong is a place where there are just too many choices of food and beverages for anyone at anytime. Personally, I think these are the 8 Must-Try Food and Drinks:

1. Hong Kong "Cha Chaan Teng" Ideal for Breakfast and Afternoon Tea
a) Kam Wah Cafe & Bakery (金華冰廳)
You cannot claim that you have been to Hong Kong if you didn't try this restaurant. Best for breakfast and afternoon tea, especially the all time favourite Bor Lor (Pineapple in Cantonese) Butter Bun and egg tart.
HK Chicken Wing (Left) and Bor Lor Yau Bao (Pineapple Butter Bun)
Two morning breakfast SET C for HKD$64
Address: G/F, 47 Bute Street, Prince Edward, Mong Kok, Hong Kong
Opening hours: 6:30 am – 12 am midnight daily
Prices: 20 – 40 HKD per person

b) Chrisly Cafe 華星冰室
There is another option in Mongkok for breakfast and tea that is also very popular for celebrities to visits because this cha chaan teng owned by well-known celebrities in Hong Kong (Gotcha!)
The famous "Headmaster" (Alan Tam) toast
Must try Milk Tea!!!!! A MUST!
Address: G/F, 107 Sai Yeung Choi Street South, Mong Kok
Opening hours: 7:00 am – 11 pm daily

2. Hong Kong People Like Porridge: Fukkee 富記粥品
Usually I don't favour porridge but this restaurant is making me regret not to like porridge. It is hard to find the type of porridge served here in other places, so smooth and tasty. Another thing to highlight is the typical HK-style of how this restaurant operates. Be ready!
Address: 104-106 Fa Yuen Street, Mong Kok
Opening: 7.30 am - 11.30 pm
Price: around HKD$20 - 40 per item

3. One Michelin Star Roasted Goose: Yat Lok (一樂燒鵝)
Roasted goose is one of the most famous food in Hong Kong. It is like the must-try "Black Pork" in Jeju. I personally think that Yat Lok serves the best roosted goose. The One Michelin Star is definitely not over-rated.
No word can describe.... :P
Address: Conwell House, G/F, 34-38 Stanley St, Central, Hong Kong
Opening hours: 10 am – 9 pm on Monday – Saturday and 10 am – 5:30 pm on Sunday
Prices: Around 50 – 100 HKD per person, or more for a full goose

4. Fish ball noodles @ Tsui Wah Restaurant 翠華餐廳
When I wanted to go for a quick lunch with Hong Kong style, Tsui Wah is a great place, a restaurants chain with many years of history in Hong Kong mainly serving local food, from rice to noodles and pastry. The one we went this time is at Tung Chung (nearby City Gate Outlet Mall).
Look at it also feel hungry already.... :P

5. Dinner: Yuet Wah Hui Seafood Restaurant 越華會海鮮小館
At least for once, must try to have your dinner in a seafood restaurant here because they have so many different specialty that you may not find in other places. There are a variety of dishes to choose from, depending on your preferences. But why here? we heard that a Hong Kong celebrity often visit this restaurant because he is the boss...but no luck for this visit.
The boss Bobby Au-yeung Tsan-wah (歐陽震華) and this restaurant is famous for the Hong Kong typhoon shelter crab
First time having this. Its called 
How can we miss this out when having such a lovely dinner...
Address: 2/F - 3/F Chung Wai Comm Bldg., 447-449 Loackhart Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, Causeway Bay (Nearest is to use Exit B Causeway Bay Station)
Opening: 5.50 PM - 3.00 AM

6. Hong Kong Wanton Mee: Chee Kei 池記 (Langham Place)
Ranked 600 of 8,918 restaurants in Hong Kong, it is something that worth trying if you like wanton noodles. I prefer the noodles with beef briskets in soup. This restaurant is inside the Langham Place shopping mall and menu are very systematic (in English too).
Address: Shop 10, Level 4, Langham Place, No.8 Argyle Street, Mongkok, Hong Kong
Opening: 11:00 AM - 11:00 AM

7. Dessert: Yee Shun Dairy Company 港澳義順牛奶公司 
Every time I visit Hong Kong, I always go for desserts after meal, specifically the double-boiled milk. Yee Shun have many branches all over Kowloon and Hong Kong island (in Macau too). Normally I will go to the one in Mongkok but this time, I went to the Causeway Bay branch.
If you don't like milk, there are boiled-egg, coffee, chocolate and many more.
Address: G/F, 506 Lockhart Road, Causeway Bay
Opening: 12:00 PM - 12.00 Midnight

8. Trending now: Blue Girl Beer
If you notice, Blue Girl beer appear in every TVB Hong Kong drama at this point of time. They are the sponsor for the drama and it is a hit now for the local. Try to pair it with some curry fish-ball (both can easily found in any convenient stores)...excellent!

Why am I not recommending dim sum? Well, I think we can also find very nice dim sum in Malaysia and other countries too. I prefer something that we don't often get in our own place.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

My First Experience with Cathay Dragon: Very Good!

We booked the flight to Hong Kong through Cathay Pacific website but it was a Cathay Dragon that we boarded. The last time I fly with Cathay was three years ago and I think at that time, Cathay Dragon was known as Dragonair. It seems like they have rebranded Dragonair into Cathay Dragon and make it more identical to Cathay Pacific.

For a return flight from Kuala Lumpur to Hong Kong during the Easter Holidays weekend that only cost me RM708 net, it is more that what I can expect. The staffs are very friendly and the seats was comfortable, spacious, and clean. The entertainment system was good with some new movies and shows. Not bad at all for the meals too.
Opps, turbulence...
My favourite desssets
San Miguel Beer, a must have when flying to Hong Kong. I wonder if they have Blue Girl Beer?