Part 2 - Hong Kong (Day 4 & 5) END
1. Tim Ho Wan (添好運)
You can't leave Hong Kong without trying their local dimsum and it's so true! We went to Tim Ho Wan and it's authentic enough for us.
Familiar background with the typical red taxi, as seen in many of Hong Kong's drama
Reached there about 9.15am and there is already a very long queue. We were seated after 30 minutes waiting and 5 minutes for our food to be served. Wow! That was fast!
The "四大天王" Hong Kong version is similar to ours. Just that they got more varieties on their menu if compared to the one I had in Singapore and ofcause it tastes so much better.
Tim Ho Wan 添好運
Address: Shop 12A, Hong Kong Station (Podium Level 1, IFC Mall), Central
Nearest MTR station: Tung Chung Line, Exit A1
Opening hours: 9am-9pm daily
2. City sightseeing @ Central / Wan Chai / Causeway BayWithout certain plan in mind, we just anyhow walk, board and alight like a Hong Kongers. A day to explore and experience Hong Kong in a different way with tram, bus and mini bus. We enjoyed getting lost in the city, hand in hand and finding our way to the next destination. A day as a traveler and not a tourist.
The highlight of the place we explore:
• Abercrombie & Fitch, Pedder Building, Central
• World Wide Plaza, Central (Similar to Singapore’s Lucky Plaza.. haha)
• Toy Street / Tai Yuen Steet Market, Wan Chai
• Jardine’s Bazaar, Causeway Bay
• Times Square, Causeway Bay
• Lee Gardens, Causeway Bay
• Honey Crème, Causeway Bay
Abercrombie & Fitch, Pedder Building, Central
World Wide Plaza, Central (Somewhere similar to Singapore’s Lucky Plaza..)
Strolling around the streets
Toy Street / Tai Yuen Steet Market, Wan Chai
Jardine’s Bazaar, Causeway Bay
Times Square, Causeway Bay
Lee Gardens, Causeway Bay
Honey Crème, Causeway Bay (Popcorns / Baileys)
It taste so much better here too!
3. Sai Kung for Seafood
Actually today's plan is to visit Ocean Park but the boyfie randomly requested for some seafood during the trip. (See!!! You are more important than Ocean Park. Hehe…)
There are 3 popular areas for seafood in Hong Kong – Sai Kung, Lamma Island and Lei Yue Man. We decided to go to Sai Kung partly is to see the seafood floating market as well.
Once we reached Sai Kung area, it was so relaxing and a little slow paced compared to the bustling city. Seafoods or dry products was sold on the little boats along the harbour. People were leaning on the railings, shout to negotiate and lastly goods and money being exchanged. I just love seeing the whole process.
There are a few seafood restaurants in the areas and we tried Chuen Kee Seafood because of its positive reviews. Most of the restaurants displayed live seafoods in front that allows customer to choose direct from the tanks. We afraid that the bill might turn out to be extremely costly if we opt for fresh seafood from the tanks, so we didn’t and instead we got a two person set meal for HKD438. We were given 4 choices out of the list of dishes and we chose to upgrade the fish from Pomfret to Grouper with an additional HKD68.
The two person set meal consists of 4 main dishes + free gege + free dessert.
Steam Prawns / Cheese Lobster Yee Mee
Deep Fried Abalone / Steamed Grouper
Vege / Red bean soup
Overall, the meal was pretty satisfying but not a wow from me.
i. Take MRT to Choi Hong MTR station, exit C2.
ii. Look for minibus station outside
iii. Take minibus 1A to Sai Kung minibus station. (From the first stop to the last stop about 25 minutes journey)
4. Ladies street / Fa Yuen Street @ Mongkok
Before going back to the shopping, we did some last minute shopping in Ladies Street, Mongkok.
花園街 (Fa Yuen Street/ Sneakers Street)
Address: Fa Yuen Street, Mongkok, Kowloon
Directions: Mongkok MTR, Exit D3/D2, Walk along Argyle Street
Opening Hours: 11am – 10.30pm daily
百味食品 Cold Noodles
Address: Level 1 of Argyle Centre Direction: Mongkok Station, exit D1
Must try: With special sauce
Day 4 – Last day
酥皮蛋撻 Egg Tart (HKD4) / 鲜油菠蘿包 Butter Polo Bun (HKD8) /
冻港式鸳鸯 HK Style Yuanyang (HKD17)
金華咖啡 Coffee (HKD15) / 港式土司 French Toast (HKD15)
金華冰廳 Kam Wah Cafe
Address: 47, Bute Street, Mongkok, Kowloon, Hong kong.
Direction: Prince Edward MTR, Exit B2
Opening hours: 6.30am - 12am
Address: No.688 Nathan Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong.
Directions: Mongkok MTR, Exit D2
Opening hours: 11am ~ 11pm (8pm)
Address: 8 Argyle Street, Mong Kok, Kowloon.
Direction: Mongkok MTR, Exit C3 (basement of the mall)
Opening hours: 11am ~ 11pm
Randomly found this when strolling around the streets. Boyfie can't resist it goodness and went to dabao one packet back to the hotel despite we are rushing to the airport after that.
Address: 塘尾道22號長輝大廈地下, 九龍.
深圳街 Shamchun Street Wet Market
Summary:Macau and Hong Kong Trip 2014
Day 1 - Macau
Day 2 - Hong Kong (Tsim Sha Tsui)
Day 3 - Hong Kong (Lantau Island & the Peak)
Day 4 & 5 - Hong Kong (City sightseeing & Sai Kung)