Saturday, December 13

#2 Day Out in Hong Kong

#2 Day Out in Hong Kong with Diana, we headed over to Kowloon because we were sick sick sick of Hong Kong island. We had lunch at Chao Inn, a restaurant that specialises in traditional Chiu Chow cuisine. I was almost glad to be taken out of my cha chen teng comfort zone and eager since I've only had Chiu Chow cuisine once before.

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It was difficult to order a table's full of items though since there was only two of us but we had their signature Braised Soya Goose, thin tender slices of soya-sauced goose with beancurd and radish. I thought was pretty good and I definitely like it more than roasted goose.

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I was sorry we only made it to the restaurant during lunch hour because every day before 12 noon, there is a special discount for dim sum. "Nooooo..." cries the cheapskate in me. Judging by the gossamer pastry of the char siew so (barbequed pork pastry) , dim sum at Chao Inn should be pretty good.

We walked over to The Sweet Dynasty, which has been widely raved for their desserts.

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Diana had one with mango, sago and pomelo while and since Sweet Dynasty's tofu desserts are supposedly 'you had me at hello', I had a Tofu Pudding and Fresh Mango.

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Hmm if truth be told, it was more 'you had me at huh'. I like the bite-size watermelon and honeydew balls, and the whole half slab of mango... but the tofu pudding itself was bland and ain't that smooth to begin with. Very disappointing.

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After that we decided to do something different and visited the Space Museum and Museum of Art. Alas, it was a hopeless attempt to culture-rize ourselves as we practically zoomed through the exhibitions, spending more time in the Museum Shop.

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We took the ferry back to Hong Kong island and landed up at Wan Chai where peckish, I had an egg tart from Kam Fung Restaurant. When we arrived at the restaurant, a fresh batch of egg tarts had just descended from the gates of heaven oven.

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And the angels sang...It was the flakiest of puff pastries and insides so wobbly, they couldn't keep to themselves without the puff pastry.

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Almost gone!

After that, we walked to Hong Kong Park where it was very peaceful and almost zen-like. The weather was so beautiful that I almost wished we had a picnic basket with us.

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We saw alotta bride-and-groom-to-bes taking wedding photos. And by 'allota', I mean, so many it was almost prepostrous and I had to take a couple of snapshots to prove it!

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Chao Inn
10/F. No.1 Peking Rd
Tsim Sha Tsui
Kowloon
Business Hours: 9:00am - 12:00am
Tel: 2369 8819

The Sweet Dynasty
G/F. 88 Canton Road
Tsim Sha Tsui
Kowloon

Kam Fung Restaurant 金凤茶餐厅
41 Spring Garden Lane
Wan Chai
Opening Hours: 6:45am - 7pm

3 comments:

ice said...

I'm going dizzy...seeing too many egg tarts from HK online... :)

Joyz said...

Hey, I love Sweet Dynasty!! The few times I went there, I have never been dissapointed. Not just their desserts are good, their congee and other dishes are excellent as well! Yum!!

yixiaooo said...

hey joyz, i saw the others having lunch and it looked really good! i should try their savoury stuff.