Old School Days

I do sincerely apologise for the lags in my posts. I have been kept up with a current ‘Christmas project’ that I have been very excited to launch/ facilitate and make it happen. It has been very encouraging to have friends around support my cause and some actively participate in it.

My post will be about old school days, since its quite a similar theme to my project #bagakid. (no I am not kidnapping children and selling them – thats crazy)

Old school days  with Old school friend.
Mama P and I were just round the corner testing out this ganban yoku heated room therapy at upper Thomson 🙂 hahaha .. It was a pretty heated refreshing experience 🙂 After detoxing there, we then headed around to check out some of the places to try .. and we found this place as highly rated by fellow trooper jean beanies, so  .. 🙂 The whole atmosphere felt like I was back in my school, especially with my high school friend, talking about things. 🙂


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As the name suggests, the place is decorated with nostagic old-school way .. filled with old school toys such as yoyos, or even very antique items that were used during our parents times.

 

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Even the menu looks like something we were all familar with .. an exercise book. I remember these little things that really made my life miserable in school. Only because all the spellings in Chinese and English were all in this book form. .. Those were horrible! hahah ..  but I did take alot of pride in ensuring I wrote my name neatly on the front of the book – serve as a small consolation that my spelling might be not good, but I have neat handwriting :/ ..  ok carrying on to  the fun part of the ordering is , they will give you

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Even the cutleries! Enamel cup!! how nostalgic!!! 2012-12-05T02-10-29_4

yup so you take your orders down on a whiteboard. Quite a playful start. ..  So we ordered to share:

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Mee Siam

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Fried Chicken Nibbles

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He bee (Prawn paste) glutinous rice roll

and close up

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Close up!

Lemon grass and lime

Lemon grass and lime

Mocha-chino

Mocha-chino

and of course, to round off the whole meal, the one and only!!!!

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Banana and Chocolate Fudge cake!!!!

Close UP

Close UP

Verdict: 2/2 of us will return.

The cake- definitely! even blogging about it now makes me wish that I can zoom down and just buy one piece to myself. Its very rich but not until you get sick of it (well, provided you share it with people around you) The bananas, you can definitely see them and chew on the chunks of it. The cake is very moist as well? Its pretty awesome. I would return for this. For all the chocolate banana lovers around – this is a Must Try!!!!!!  ok my weakness so I am biased .. hmm

Mama P complained the mee siam – was abit too oily and watery. She had better ones and her mother can make better ones (I can testify to that).
She enjoyed the roll, something simple and different.

The chicken was very small and bite size, it was quite hard to stop after a while.

Drinks wise, we enjoyed both our drinks quite a bit. 🙂 Their spin off of a mocha is quite delightful 🙂

Nice delightful place 🙂 a real hidden gem around the neighbourhood. 🙂

P.s. Recognise any of the items below?

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Old School Delights
215M Upper Thomson Road

Market breakfast

I have been studyin through the night and thought i should go buy some breakfast for my family and i since i am up.

Whampo market had been the only market in my life that i frequent, in comparison to other markets. I grew up eating the food there since young, and do have a couple of favourite stalls that i like 🙂

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These are a couple of favourite stalls my mum would buy for us for saturday mornings!

The prawn mee is always a long wait! But very fast and one of the best seller i reckon.

I always like to patronise this cantonese porridge shop. I like her pork bits and fishcake and egg porridge! I think its very smooth and just not too heavy to start the day 🙂

Ooo and its been a long while since i had chee queh!!

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Verdict: will return for my porridge and prawn mee but chee queh.. Mehh i had better ones – forgot to ask for extra turnip!

whampoa market
90 whampoa drive

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 

新記芝士麵茶餐廳

I realised that my neighbourhood is quite the students hang out. I live near schools .. 2 schools in fact! and there are always students hanging out at this joint.
I also saw alot of celebrities pictures displayed on the window of this shop! so i decided to give it a shot!

I bought their speciality : Roasted Pork Neck Cheese Noodles!

Charred Pork Neck with cheese on maggi noodles

Awesomeness comfort food to the max 🙂
although did get gelat after awhile..

新記芝士麵茶餐廳
Shop G11-G14,
New Century Plaza,
151-163 Wan Chai Road,
Wan Chai
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BBQ (Third Street)

I was supposed to meet my ‘hk dad’ for dinner.
I stupidly took a tram BUT forgot to bring my wallet ..
the tram driver was kind enough to let me off..
I took to the last stop and called my brother to rescue me (fortunately hes around to help me)
and thankfully so he joined us for dinner as well (although he was grumbling he had alot of work to clear and blamed me thoroughly)

 

Baked Prawn

Bamboo Clams

Lambs

Stir fried Squid with beansprouts

Fish Cake with mini surprise inside

 

Its two shops located opposite each other .. kinda yakitori style stuff as well but very yummy!
Something different from the normal

I didn’t manage to capture the bulk of what we also ordered – it got eaten up too fast too furious
But i will return here for the mini surprise fish cake thingy! and the Foie Gras!

BBQ 
129-133 Third St.,
Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, 

Sun King Yuen Curry Restaurant 新景園咖喱小廚

I went back to my favourite curry pork chop rice place to try out a different one : totmato pork chop rice.

Tomato Pork Chop Rice

verdict: I still think I like the curry one better

 Sun King Yuen Curry Restaurant 新景園咖喱小廚
20 Spring Garden Lane, Wan Chai
灣仔春園街20號

Sun King Yuen Curry Restaurant 新景園咖喱小廚

My brother is in Hong Kong for exchange!! Good thing hes around! can always trust him for good food hunts :p
so hes putting up in my place until he manages to find a place to live in …

he found this curry pork chop rice that is super duper yummilicious!! we have been eating everyday for lunch! especially when we are all lazy to cook or even to have to push each other to go and ta bao for the other (ok it always ends up to be me)

ta dam!!!!

I think its amazing how the portions in Hong Kong is always so BIG!  and yet the people here are like either super skinny or super duper skinny.Look at this pork chop! its can cover the whole rice portion!!!

Curry Sauce!!

the curry sauce is a little too oily for me BUT , when you just combine it together.. you just can’t stop eating it! like really can’t stop putting it in your mouth! and amazingly!! WE FINISHED IT ALL!!!!

to take away is cheaper, but this is a definite hit. I could eat this almost everyday!!!

Sun King Yuen Curry Restaurant   新景園咖喱小廚
20 Spring Garden Lane, Wan Chai
灣仔春園街20號