Tuesday, 29 October 2013

(Part 1) Hong Kong : Tim Ho Wan + Cong Sao Dessert + Yung Kee

Hong Kong Trip June 2013


买东西,吃东西,买东西,吃东西!!!

This trip was mainly 吃东西 lol. Probably because this is my third time visiting Hong Kong and have gone to those touristy places already. This time is to explore all the nice food.
Basically, we were on a Hong Kong food trip.

Right after settled our luggage down in hotel, we rushed for our first food stop which was near our hotel.

Tim Ho Wan 添好运


Tim Ho Wan just opened first branch in Singapore not long ago and the queue was crazily long. So what did we do? We flew all the way to Hong Kong just to eat this! lol half kidding half serious lah..

Tim Ho Wan is the cheapest Michelin starred restaurant in the world. This explains the queue everywhere..

Anyway, I think we were quite lucky that we waited for only 10 minutes for our first feast!

Enter the restaurant from the outside of the mall (Olympics branch)



One of the 4 Heavenly Kings - Baked bun with BBQ pork 酥皮焗叉烧包 (personal favourite). Crispy outside, tender inside. Very different from the traditional BBQ pork bun. 

Prawn Dumpling 晶莹鲜虾饺

Row 1 right to left - - Beancurd skin roll with pork & shrimp 美味焖鲜竹卷, vermicelli roll with shrimp 韮王鲜虾肠
Row 2 right to left - Spinach dumpling with shrimp 鲜虾菠菜饺, steamed egg cake 香滑马来糕(personal favourite)

The steamed egg cake is *THUMBS UP*. It may look very normal but when you put in your mouth, it melts instantly! O.O! A must-try dish. 

Steam chicken feet with abalone sauce 鲍汁焖凤爪,
deep fried dumpling with salted meat 家乡咸水饺 (can skip this)

Tonic medlar & osmanthus cake 杞子桂花糕

Tim Ho Wan 添好运
Address: Shop 72, G/F, Olympian City 2, 18 Hoi Ting Road, Tai Kok Tsui 
大角咀海庭道18號奧海城二期G樓72號舖 
Nearest MTR station: Olympic, Exit D3
Tel +852 2332 2896 

G/F, 9-11 Fuk Wing Street, Sham Shui Po, Kowloon 
九龍深水埗福榮街9-11號地下 
Nearest MTR station: Tsuen Wan Line, Sham Shui Po, Exit B2 

Shop 12A, Hong Kong Station (Podium Level 1, IFC Mall), Central 
中環香港站12A鋪(IFC地庫一層) 
Nearest MTR station: Tung Chung Line, Hong Kong, Exit A1 

G/F, 2-8 Wharf Road, Seaview Building, North Point 
北角和富道2-8號嘉洋大廈 
Nearest MTR stations: Island Line, Fortress Hill, Exit B or North Point, Exit A1 

Overall, I think it may not worth 2 or 3 hours queue in Singapore, go during non-peak hours instead.


THE GIGANTIC INFLATABLE RUBBER DUCK




We were soooooo lucky that we got to see this 16.5 meter-high rubber duck on the first day of our trip (also its last day in Hong Kong). This rubber duck has travelled to many countries and cities including Osaka, Sydney and Amsterdam. More good life than me.. lol

This is the ever first Hong Kong maritime art exhibition. ^.^ It symbolizes "Spreading joys around the world" and is inspired by everyone's childhood spongy bath time toy.
I hope it also spreads joys to Singapore in the soon future.. Maybe set its feet to Singapore River?


At Victoria Harbour - Ocean Terminal
cutie duck soft toy vs giant rubber duck

Now you see.... Now you don't...(the next day) lol 



Avenue of Stars 星光大道


Other than to showcase local movie industry, the Avenue of Stars also gives a panoramic view of central business district at Hong Kong island opposite. You may wish to come here during the night to enjoy their special lighting effect show "Symphony of Lights" which will turn the Avenue of Stars a glittering galaxy.




Hand imprints by famous people. I hope to see Bosco Wong's there soon. lol

2 years ago, Bf and I had our portrait dpne along the walkway. 2 years later, we are back and the guy is still there!


No need to sit there stationery for him to draw. Just pass him a picture of us will do and go wondering. lol 

Done! Bf was wearing my fake spect lol


Avenue of Stars 星光大道
Nearest MTR station: East Tsim Sha Tsui Station



Star ferry is the cheapest transportation between Kowloon and Hong Kong island. Tourists must try all kinds of local transportation lol. Adult fare is only HKD2.50 (weekdays) to HKD3.40 (weekends) with interval of average 10 minutes. 



You can also enjoy this stunning view on the ferry.


Cong Sao Star Dessert 聰嫂私房甜品


I think luck was on our side the whole trip as we did not have to queue much for any restaurant, even those very popular ones. There was not any queue when we reached this dessert place. I guess should really go during non-peak hours.

We were having a hard time finding this place though. It is not very near the MTR station. All we had was googlemap leading us the direction.

Exit A from Causeway Bay to walk shortest distance to the desserts place.

Q果 (if you like chewy stuff) 

士多啤梨豆腐花 (personal favourite!) I wanna go back again..


Enlarged version

Cong Sao Star Dessert 聰嫂私房甜品
Address: G/F, 11 Yiu Wa Street, Causeway Bay 銅鑼灣耀華街11號地舖
Nearest MTR station: Causeway Bay Exit A

Yung Kee restaurant 香港鏞記酒家


Decided to pay a visit to Yung Kee restaurant for its more raved signature dish - Roast goose. It has won numerous of awards since 1968. It gotta be good!

Please make reservation before heading there! Walk in may have to wait for quite awhile as the place always very crowded.


Credit to FT for this picture!

Just walk up the street and you definitely will not missed the restaurant. The building is too prominent to be missed.


金牌烧鹅 Signature Roast Goose 
(believe me, this is the best roast goose I ever had! If only I could bring back to Singapore......saliva drooling..)



Yung Kee restaurant 香港鏞記酒家
Address: 32-40 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong 香港中环威灵顿街32-40号
Nearest MTR station: Central station exit D2


After dinner, we decided to go walk walk around Lan Kwai Fong 蘭桂坊 where just one street away.

Maybe we were too early to see the crowd.. The night was still young lol

Where the people hang out after work.. 

I guess this railing is for those drunk people to hold and walk properly lol


Let's continue our food journey the next day....

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