Tai Cheong Egg Tarts

The common practice here it seems, is when a person leaves the company for good, they will treat everyone to an egg tarts or cakes. This gesture is just to show their appreciation towards their co-workers, as the term ‘shan shui bing’ is being used to express such a feeling.

That aside, I am an Egg Tart lover. I love the hong kong style of thick pastry egg tarts more than anything else, and i am glad to have found my love of my life at : Tai Cheong Bakery ( pleasantly surprised by my troopie)

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Dont you think egg tarts look like sunflowers? So happy and welcoming? The best comfort food one could ever lay their hands on 🙂

Tai Cheong Bakery
32 Lyndhurst Terrace,
Central

Lung King Heen

So brother decided to give me a mine ‘farewell’ lunch before hopping on the next flight back to Singapore for good …
so we decided to indulge ourselves in …
a nice meal before take off ..

we ordered to share an executive lunch and some dim sum – ok while writing this post, it feels as if the 2 of us ordered everything off the menu .. almost everything

Overall, I only liked the soup, the abalone tart.. I didn’t think very well of the dim sum .. . I don’t think  I will return back .. Only maybe for the abalone puff, soup the squid dumplings (something different from the usual)..  the view was just fantastically amazing .. redeemed the dinning experience …

Man .. a sad meal before heading home  for good .. nonetheless, it has been a good learning experience. 🙂

Lung King Heen
4 Seasons Hotel
8 Finance Street, Central

Butao Ramen

This is the king of all Hong Kong Ramen I have eaten.

Shop

My brother kept raving about this ramen place that he thinks is better than any other ones he has eaten so far in Hong Kong .. So I decided to go and give it a shot. He warned me that the queuing time is crazy, so I thought I go at an in-between timing, but I still ended up queuing for 1 hour before I could get a seat.

My Order

Condiments to put into Ramen

The end product

I think its pretty awesome!!! Will return to eat it again!!

 

Butao Ramen
G/F,
Wo On Building,
8-13 On Lane Street,
Lan Kwai Fong, Central
Hong Kong

甜姨姨私房甜品 Auntie Sweet

as part of my farewell dinner from my newly found hong kong friends,

I was brought to this dessert place that has so much mango delights!
I loved it!!
I wished I went there earlier 😦

甜姨姨私房甜品 Auntie Sweet

so of course i Ordered the special as reccomended : which is Mango ice-cream and mango cubes, and mango dao hui, drowned in mango gravy and topped with shredded mango 🙂

Mango goodness

and of course, we all shared :

what lies in this tub??

Beancurd!! 🙂

Wished I ate at this place earlier!!
If I returned to Hong Kong, would definitely come back here to eat! for a dessert fix! 🙂

 甜姨姨私房甜品 Auntie Sweet
Shop A4, G/F,
96 Electric Road,
Tin Hau 

Kau Kee Restaurant 九記牛腩

One for the road. …..
Since I am free now, I am going around eating what I will not be able to get in Singapore .. right? hahahaa ok my stomach agrees with me ..
so anyways, went to Central and I just had to try this place after all the hype .. why not?

Gao gei 🙂

Curry Beef Brisket Noodles!

I ordered the thicker noodles, the “e-min” (might have spelt it wrongly) .. But it resembled mee pok in Singapore.. well kinda one of the closest I could get and it went really really well 🙂

Cooled down

I will super miss this!!!! Super love it I will miss this super much! But I do hear that the queue get quite long .. I was quite lucky to be able to go at odd in between hours .. so .. and maybe because I was alone, so it was easier to get a place to sit 🙂

one of my favourite beef brisket noodles … 🙂 ahhaaha ..  Why didn’t I go to this place earlier .. mannn -_-

Kau Kee Restaurant 九記牛腩
Address: G/F, 21 Gough Street, Central
地址 : 中環歌賦街21號地下
Open on Mon- Sat 1230pm – 1030pm
Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays

 

Yachiyo Ramen

My kind tawianese ex colleague decided she would buy me lunch to bid me good bye. So we went near her work place to this new ramen place that she said was not bad. So we decided to have a quick one too, since she had to return to work.

Yachiyo Ramen

tsukemono

 

Of which she highly recommended the fishcakes …

fish cake!

salt ramen 🙂 love the eggs 🙂

mixed gyoza - curry and original flavour

 

The reality is really kicking in ..
This ramen is not bad ..  I loved the gyozas as well!

Yachiyo Ramen
3/F, Soho Square,
21 Lyndhurst Terrace,
Central
中環擺花街21號Soho Square 3樓

Ocean Park

For the same reasons as going to disney land , and the rumour that Ocean Park’s Halloween is even scarier, and thrilling and secretly “I-have-not-been-to-ocean-park-more-than-10-years-ago”  .. so .. yups 😕 *gulps

So being noobish me and having not visited Ocean Park since I was a young kid, we went exploring around also  .. so the first stop!!! Panda!!!!

 

Panda :)

So cute I want to buy them as a pet and keep them in my house .. 🙂

Then .. the excitement began ..

Directions..

I must say the people here took ALOT of effort into scaring you .. Like they were all make-uped and they FOLLOW YOU AROUND THE PARK!!! YES FOLLOW … I ran from some and they chased me like mad – #mental note not to run when the ghosts are chasing .. it just didn’t register .. and maybe it was not that bad because they spoke cantonese and we couldn’t really make out what they were saying in all ;p so anyways. ..

The torture Chamber of the Dragon Emperess

This was the first ride that we went to .. the queue was so crazily long! while queuing we regretted not buying the express queues tickets instead! .. #mental note  – buy the express tickets because the time you spend queuing, you might as well pay so that you can do everything .. It was really freaky! There was one part of it I remembered that there were like gym mats, and as you were walking through, people were pushing from the sides and I felt like I was being squished and ‘ghostly’ ..

Skit

So while queuing for the first ride, there was like skits being put up in cantonese ( pity we just couldn’t understand what they were talking about) so to keep the spookiness and excitement going ..:) I must say Hong Kongers are really sporting .. most of them were dressed up for the occasion! It was really fun to watch and see what people dressed up in and all the Halloween costumes they turned up in. .. then by the time we finished the first ride, it was time for dinner .. before continuing on 🙂 so we went to the near by restaurant and parked ourselves there  before continuing …

green slime drink

over cooked salmon and onion rings

 

Dessert 🙂

 

I think i was too over scared with my heart thumping 75% of the time I was just in a super ‘scared’ mode .. i dont think i really enjoyed the food … the food was like … hmms .. must give them credit because they did incorporate the Halloween theme into it .. but I wont come back for the meal .. my salmon was overcooked, salad was a ham mayo salad thing-o ..  I was too full to finish my main, let alone eat dessert .. But I would come back in October, with more guts and maybe with friends to take the rides .. I felt quite bad I was so super terrified in the middle of the rides and kept tugging at my friend’s shirt and screaming (I think he probably got deaf at the end of the night)

Cool

The picture above was what we saw when we were going to take some rides .. we were wondering whats going on? Apparently, the staff that is all dressed up in rollar blades, mentioned he will slide under the legs of these people that are lining up! and these people in rollar blades, they are the scariest!! they will literally chase you right behind (I got chased twice) once they smell fear in you .. for a moment, they reminded me of my new boss when he mentioned that “he will literally EAT ME UP in the market when he knows I am afraid”  .. ok diversion .. back to this .. I thought this was quite a highlight .. they really put in the effort to scare the shits out of you .. and each time they skated behind, you could hear the sparks and see it literally as well!

We visited a few more haunted mansions as well ..

There was one particular one where we had to queue up  .. enter into the haunted house .. then just when you thought it was over, you had to queue again .. and SLIDE DOWN! yes SLIDE down this pitch black hole .. and .. you get split up and have to finish and get through this maze to get out ALL ALONE!!! there was this ghost stationed, and he kept on insisting I go one direction, but I refused to listen thinking he will lead me to a dead end and scare the sheets out of me .. so i went in the opposite direction and landed myself in a dead end :/ .. hahahha .. He must have been pretty pissed at me .. Oh well ;p
quite an experience i must say – I can’t sleep and called up my dear friend in Canada to talk until I could sleep after returning home ..

The Lounge

So I got to know a new friend and .. its been really fun getting to know her! shes been very kind in including me in all her outings and to explore new places to eat and try!!!

An alternative to brunch …

So we decided to have a mini -tai tai- moment and went ahead for high tea! (partly also because we couldn’t get reservations elsewhere in other hotels) and since both of us had to be heading off after high tea for other plans ( yes in continuation of spooky week, my friend decided we should go to check out Ocean Park’s Halloween night – which I hear is 10 times adult scarier than disney’s *gulps)

 

 

I think high tea is always enjoyable especially between the ‘hectic-ness’ of life ,  the company as well tops it all 🙂 .. I loved the ambience and can finally learn to understand why most of the hong kongers that I have met and encountered always seem to insist on the importance of view .. It does brighten up the atmosphere and subconsciously make people chillax .. well to me at least..   we were alternating between sweet and salty tiers of food to try  .. We were also served complimentary desserts as well! so can you imagine how filling that high tea was!!!  I loved the scones, the jelly shots the most .. the rest was also not too bad ..

I would definitely come back to see what other seasonal specials they have in accompaniment to their high tea menu 🙂

The Lounge,

Lobby Level, Four Seasons Hotel,
8 Finance Street, Central,
tel + 852 3196 8888

Disney Land :)

Its october .. Spooky month! and in Hong Kong, they specially open their theme parks till late!!!! the best part is, they even have rides that are catered specially to get in the theme of Halloween!!

So why not???

Never been to a theme park in the night time! and.. its Disney land – additional reason to visit the place .. and best part is .. Everything is in Cantonese!!!! ahhaha how are we going to get through this? *faints

Entrance

We then waited for the parade to start before continuing on ..  there were floats, of course being led by Jack from Nightmare before christmas, all the other villans, then ending off with some acrobatic floats and mickey and the whole gang .. So we then trudged towards the stitch side (I love stitch) and thought we grab a couple of bites before exploring further on .. and finding all the Halloween specials …

Jack!!!(fried chicken burger) in the theme of Halloween!!!

Chicken bites to share

the burger is so cute .. couldn’t bear to eat it .. although eventually I did since my stomach was growling a lil .. Can’t complain, its fried stuff .. can’t possible go wrong with it .. I think I was too happy and excited to be in Disney land than i imagined myself to be, so food wise is not taken to much consideration since being there itself was just a happy event in itself..  hahaha .. then exploring further on …

Cinderella ! love the name and princess

Its a small world - looks lovely at night

Walked around the park and .. we found this at long last! I must say I never had the guts to go for these kinda things .. I mean I admit I am too chicken to just go in for it .. but since we are all the way here.. can’t be that bad right ?? ..

When you are going in, they do not allow you to hold anything or bring in outside drinks or food .. in the event that you got too frightened that you end up throwing the things at the staff ..
I was freaked out I totally wanted to bolt out .. One scene was the kitchen where there were 2 shutters and suddenly one of them opened and the chef started screaming out something in Cantonese .. I jumped

Disney Castle

and of course  .. I would definitely return for new rides .. 🙂

Happy Halloween

Yat Tung Heen 逸東軒

My department decided to throw a farewell lunch for me – since they intended to throw a karaoke session for me, but then typhoon 8 hit on that day itself – so it got cancelled ..
they are super sweet! Will miss working with them!!! I think we all click because we are such a foodie department (did i mention that my tw boss have a drawer full of snacks that he shared with the whole department?)

Jelly Fish head!

 

pan fried chee cheong fun 🙂 yums