Breakfast

輝香園 @Yau Ma Tei, Hong Kong

img_4417We wanted a simple breakfast before heading out for our half day trip to 西貢 Sai Kung, hence we settled for a 茶餐廳 cha can teng near our hotel.

We got ourselves Breakfast Sets B 牛油方包香腸煎蛋+沙嗲牛肉麵 (HKD28) and Breakfast Set D 營養麥皮牛油方包+雞蛋, 餐肉 (HKD29), which could be customised, e.g. butter toast or bun, noodles options, and side dishes options.

For this price, it was really quite a spread, and in particular, we enjoyed the satay beef noodles!

Contact:

  • Location: 17 Waterloo Road, Yau Ma Tei, Hong Kong 香港九龍油麻地窩打老道17號地下 (Google Maps)
  • Nearest MTR: Tsuen Wan Line Yau Ma Tei Station 荃灣綫油麻地站 (Take Exit B1 and walk 1 min)
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財記茶餐廳 Choi Kee Restaurant @Mong Kok, Hong Kong

img_4370img_4371We had initially wanted to have porridge at 生記粥麵 San Kee Porridge which has a branch just opposite our hotel, but the place was closed today 😦 So, we headed to the 茶餐廳 cha chan teng beside it instead.

We had the 早餐A Breakfast Set A (HK$28) and the 营养早餐 Nutritious Breakfast (multiple options, HK$29), and were pleasantly surprised by the food. Our first time trying out a relatively unknown cha chan teng (usually we go to our favourite haunts, or those rather popular with tourists type) and the food was not bad at all!

Contact:

  • Location: Tung Yu Building, 6-8A Tung Fong St, Yau Ma Tei, Hong Kong 香港九龍旺角東方街8號地下A舖 (Google Maps)
  • Nearest MTR: Kwun Tong Line/Tsuen Wan Line Yau Ma Tei Station 觀塘綫/荃灣綫油麻地站 (Take Exit A2 and walk 2 mins)
  • Website: OpenRice
  • Hrs: 7:30am – 10:30pm (Mon-Sat)
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黒豚居酒屋 辰己亭 Tatsumitei @Kagoshima, Japan

IMG_3887.jpgIt seemed rather difficult to find a breakfast place near our hotel in 天文館 Tenmonkan area early in the morning, so we just randomly went into a place that was opened.

This Izakaya was either just opened, or had yet to close 😛 because the chefs looked “just-woken-up”.

We were the only customers, and opted to seat at the counter area to share a 黒豚キムチチーズ お好み焼き Kurobuta Kimchi Cheese Okonomiyaki (¥1200), which turned out to be really literal when the description mentioned “black (pork)”.

As the “chef” was rather busy with other stuff as well, (and at one point, we were wondering if she had indeed forgotten that there was “a piece of thing” on the frying pan) we ended up with a rather black okonomiyaki…

This was the worst meal in our entire 2 weeks in Japan… And we only blogged about it so that readers would not make the same mistake as us…

Contact:

  • Location: 〒892-0843 鹿児島県 鹿児島市 千日町 9-12, 9-12 Sennichicho Kagoshima-shi Kagoshima-ken, Japan (Google Maps)
  • Directions: 3 min walk from 市電天文館駅 Tenmonkandori City Tram Station
  • Hrs: 24 hours
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Tolido’s Espresso Nook @Crawford Lane

2017-06-24 10.19.41We were in the area to collect hubby’s passport and the queue at Tai Hwa looked scary 😮

A quick Google Search showed a promising cafe nearby and we decided to check it out instead.

2017-06-24 10.21.59A nice cosy little cafe, it started to get really busy at around 10:30am. Luckily, we stepped in just a few minutes earlier, and were able to get our seats and place our orders quickly.

  • Sea salt spiced Chai latte ($6.50 nett) : After the initial light saltiness, the first sip was actually quite sweet and milky, before the spice settled in and started swirling all over. I liked the layers of taste!
  • Skinny latte ($5.50): With beans from Yahava, hubby is a happy man. He felt that this was a slightly watered down version of the one he usually has at Yahava, but still pretty good 🙂
  • The ultimate combo ($12): Perfect for sharing as we wanted a light bite, the 2 pancakes were fluffy and quite light.  The cheese sausage was awesome and really cheesy, without being overly salty.

Wi-Fi and water is available for free. Also,  there was a cute cat inside cafe!

Contact:

  • Location: 462 Crawford Lane #01-63 S(190462)
  • Website: www.facebook.com/tolidosnook
  • Hrs: 8am – 6:30pm (Tue-Fri), 9am – 6:30pm (Sat-Sun)
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남대문시장 Namdaemun Market 南大門市場 @Seoul, South Korea

IMG20170406134129One of the largest traditional market in South Korea, 남대문시장 Namdaemun Market 南大門市場 has been opened since 1964.

There are stores that serves as wholesale markets (starts from 11pm to next day wee hours), as well as retail sections (some stores start from 9am onwards, with push carts coming out closer to 11am).

With more than 10,000 stores, all sorts of stuff can be found here, including clothing, accessories, toys, kitchenware, etc. Of course, there are plenty of food options as well, from snack stalls to cafes and eateries. It seemed impossible to finish seeing and eating in one day.

Since we were staying quite near 남대문시장 Namdaemun Market 南大門市場, we popped over quite a number of times for eating and shopping. In fact, hubby even managed to haggle a little for cheap men’s socks 😮 (Though we did see even cheaper ones at Dongdaemun…)

First thing we did was to get a map of the Namdaemun Market at the Information Centre near Exit 5 of 회현 Hoehyeon Station 會賢站 (Subway Line 4, Station Number 425), or you can get a copy from here. We also spotted staff stationed at different areas to help lost tourists.
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House of AnLi Bistro @Tanglin Mall

2017-02-25 09.53.26G had visited this place before and jio-ed us for breakfast on this lovely weekend, but we had no idea this was such a lovely place 🙂

A really cosy bistro located at the back of a home interior shop, we really loved the natural lighting coming through the large windows and high ceilings. The natural light, coupled with the simple deco and white walls, provided a much soothing environment. The clientele as we can see it, is very much the ex-pats which is to be expected since it is within Tanglin Mall.

The view of the beautiful greenery and the comfortable seats, and the great company made us feel very relaxed and in high spirits!

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Mahota Commune @Kitchener Complex

2017-01-30 10.11.57We were on a foodie trail today 🙂

First up was a brunch gathering at Mahota Pantry with cousin and friends!

Located at Kitchener Complex, Mahota Commune actually occupies the entire Level 3, and not only does it have two eateries (Mahota Kitchen and Mahota Pantry), it also has a rather impressive supermarket (Mahota Market), which sells a rather wide variety of organic produce and health food (some from their very own Mahota Farm), and is worth checking out if you are a fan of organic products.

In addition to all these, there is also a TCM clinic, and Mahota also conducts workshops and exercise classes, including free trials.

Being the festive season, Mahota Pantry had a seasonal special Hot Double Orange ($6.80++), which was sweet and tangy, and really helped to whet up our appetite, while we waited for the rest.

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​生記粥品專家 Sang Kee Congee Shop @Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

2016-12-13 09.56.25I was craving for congee and so on our last morning at Hong Kong Island, we made a trip to 生記粥品專家 Sang Kee Congee Shop. They also have a noodles shop along the main road, and the congee place is actually located in the little alley nearby.

It was a tiny place, but apparently very popular with foreigners, for they do provide English menu when required. We opted for 魚腩豬心粥 Fish Belly and Pig Heart Congee (HKD$52) and 牛肉粉腸粥 Beef and Pig Intestines Congee (HKD$48). However, because it was outside lunch hours, we got a discount 😀 (There is also discount for takeaways.)

The congee here was so delicious, and we wondered how it managed to retain its heat till the last drop. The ingredients were very fresh and they were quite generous with the ingredients. Nothing beats a lovely bowl of piping hot congee for breakfast on a cold morning 🙂

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海安咖啡室 Hoi On Cafe @Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

2016-12-12 10.01.35Near our hotel was the old-school 海安咖啡室 Hoi On Cafe which we noticed when we were on Ding Ding.

Established since 60 years ago, the name of the cafe was meant as well-wishes to the sailors, as the cafe was located near the pier. Nowadays, this place seem to be quite popular with tourists.

The staff understood Mandarin well enough, and were extremely patient and kind, e.g. there was a group who wanted to change tables after their orders had arrived, and the staff helped them to shift the food without complaints; they gave us water when they saw that we were about to take our medications with coffee / tea, which was much appreciated!

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翠華餐廳 Tsui Wah Restaurant @Central, Hong Kong

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There were not many breakfast options near our hotel on a Sunday morning, so we decided to try the chain restaurant 翠華 Tsui Wah at Central before taking the bus at Exchange Square for our hike on Wilson Trail.

There were plenty of seats available, and we decided to share a 冰鎮菠蘿油配奶茶 Pineapple Bun with Iced Butter served with Milk Tea (HK$28), and a set with 沙爹牛肉即食麵 , 嫩滑炒蛋,牛油豬仔 配咖啡 Satay Beef Instant Noodles in Soup, Scrambled Eggs and Buttered Crispy Bun with Coffee (HK$36).

Taste-wise, you cannot really go wrong with instant noodles in Hong Kong 😀 The beef was also quite tender.

They forgot our pineapple bun, and we had to chase a couple of times. Served warm, it was not bad at all.

Contact:

  • Location: 中環威靈頓街15-19號地下至2樓 G-2/F, 15-19 Wellington Street, Central (Google Maps)
  • Nearest MTR: Island Line Central Station 港島綫中環站 (Take Exit D2 and walk 4 mins)
  • Website: www.tsuiwah.com
  • Hrs: 24hr
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