Sunday, February 14, 2016

Hongkong free and easy : What I ate

This time round, my food journey is different as my brother who goes to Hongkong to work at times is the suggestion places to eat.

Big signboard. Quite easy to spot

The famous Tim Ho Wan. 添好運The cheapest Michelin restaurant.

We went to branch at Sham Shui Po. 
We went around 2pm. There was no queue at all. We had to wait for around 5 minutes as we had to wait for a big table to accommodate all of us. We spend hk$437 for 7 hungry people. The food was good and reasonably priced. I believe the reason why some people are disappointed is because they have really high expectations or very good tastebuds. We had it around 2pm, a very late lunch. We were hungry and our judgement may not be perfect. We enjoyed the meal, no queue, price was reasonable. I definitely don't mind making a trip again if there is no long queue and on the way.

G/F, 9-11 Fuk Wing Street, Sham Shui Po, Kowloon
Nearest MTR station: Tsuen Wan Line, Sham Shui Po, Exit B2 ( 10 minutes walk)
Opening hours: 8:00 am-9:30 pm daily

Cong Sao Dessert 聰嫂私房甜品

Everyone loves dessert. My 7 year old niece's eyes light up everytime I mention desserts. My brother recommended this place. This place is quite small and cramped. Expect to queue and share tables.
The desserts are better than the Xu Liu Xiang. The mango ice has a strong mango flavour, must try for mango lover. The durian pancakes was creamy and delicious.
I will definitely visit this place again. 

11 Yiu Wa St Causeway Bay
Walking distance from Times Square at Causeway Bay MTR
Hours: 1230pm to 12am.

何洪記粥麵專家 ho hung kee congee&noodle

Another Michelin starred resturant
The differences between Hongkong Wanton noodles and Singapore
1. There is no Char Siew 
2. They prefer they noodles slightly harder and more chewy
3. Their wanton are bigger and there is big proportion of prawns inside.
For those who love small wanton and Mee pok, this may not be the must try for Hongkong trip.
I love big and juicy wanton and chewy noodles, so Wanton noodles are a must eat for my trips.
I can't really tell the differences of this from the other famous Hongkong Wanton noodles except that it is just as good. There was not queue when I went there around 9pm. We had to wait for 5 to 10 minutes for a big table to accomodate 7 people. 
A small bowl of Wanton noodles cost HK$38 and a big bowl is HK$54.
 I will not make a special trip to eat this again. If it is on the way, I may have this again.

Hysan Place, 500 Hennessy Rd, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

MTR station : Causeway bay

Disneyland food. Average.

海皇粥店 ( Hai Wang Zhou Dian) 
Was looking for a place for supper after a long day at disneyland. Famous Porridge place near Yau Ma Tei near my Hotel.
I just can't find the photo of the porridge.
A decent Porridge place, nothing bad. Nothing special, nothing bad.

They have a lot of branches so is quite convenient. They sell other food, not just porridge. A good place for breakfast if you prefer porridge and noodles for breakfast.


This little eatery is just opposite the hotel I was staying in ( Cityview Hongkong). My parents discover this place by accident.
This place is actually quite famous for their porridge. (google results).  The porridge is a bit salty to me. The serving of the porridge is quite big. One bowl of porridge plus a side dish will be  will be just nice for 2 person. The porridge is smooth and silky. They are very generous with their ingredients ( for my case is the pork and century egg), is definitely value of money.

Yau Ma Tei MTR
Exit A2. walk straight and then turn right. ( not a need to cross any road)
Hours: 11am to 10pm

HuiI Lau Shan aka Xu Liu Xiang

The famous HuiI Lau Shan aka Xu Liu Xiang. A good place for desserts.They are famous for their mango desserts. Definitely worth a try especially during summer. However, this is slightly pricey. The cost of drink is around hk$30, but they use fresh fruit so we can just persuade ourselves that we are being healthy

Lots of outlets especially at Mongkok

金記冰室 (Kam Kee Cafe)

We wanted to eat claypot rice nearby but it was closed. We loiter around Sai Wan 西環 and found this little cafe or cha can ting. For those who like cafe hopping or maybe to take photos. This place is very  instagrammable as the menu, cups and interior are quite interesting. The food did not leave an impression or maybe we have no idea what to order and some of things are not available as it was tea time. Good for cafe hopper and instagram lovers. After doing some research at open rice, i realise I really order the wrong food, not the highlight of the restaurant. Will make another trip there to try out the delicious food recommended by the other reviewers the next time.


MTR Sai Ying Pun Exit B2
7:30 am - 9:30 pm 

风味园 (風味園)

One of the main reason we choose this place is it is hard to find a place to have dinner at 9pm and we wanted to eat claypot rice. If you are looking a place to have a very late dinner or supper at Mongkok, this is not a bad place to go. I forgot the price of the food, but is quite reasonable.
We ordered some claypot rice as shown and a plate of vegetables. The claypot rice was fragrant, not as oily as the one at temple street. The serving is quite generous, even for the proportionate of meat. 
I will prefer this and not the one at Temple street. Slightly drier but suit my tastebuds more.

MOngkok MTR: D1
110 Tung Choi St, Mong Kok, Hong Kong

Hongkong Street food. 

This little shop at the edge of Mongkok, near to watsons.
They have the famous curry fishballs and the internal organs. I am a fan of neither.
They sell something not found at other stalls,  grilled squid and fried squid. Although it is a bit salty, the squid is delicious. I ate it two nights in a row. All squid lovers should try this. 

Paper Stone Bakery

We passed this nice little Bakery at Sheung Wan. Too bad, we did not have time to try the cake. They look so good. Can give it a try if happen to pass by it. They have a cafe setting, they are seats for you to enjoy the pastries and cakes.
Hongkong cakes seems to be of better quality than Singapore. We bought a simple cake at the bakery store at the MTR station for my dad birthday. Everyone,  the young, the old, picky eater all enjoy the cake.

Shop 4-5, G/F, FWD Financial Centre, 308 Des Voeux Road, Sheung Wan
MTR: Sheung WAn Exit B
Mon-Sat: 07:30-20:30
Sun & PHs: 09:00-19:00

強記飯店 Keung Kee Meat shop

For the last day of my trip, we wanted to eat roasted meat. We went back to Keung Kee Meat Shop as it was nearby and I love the food there.

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