Established brand in Hong Kong
We stepped foot on Hong Kong again!
Our last trip here was Mar 2014 (Day 1, Day 2, Day 3) and we were Scooting early into HK again this time!
We touched down at 6am, and took no time to breeze through the custom and immigration (since we have no checked-in luggage), bought Octopus Cards, took Airport Express, and changed to MTR! By 7:16am we were already at The Mercer Hong Kong dropping our backpacks as we started off with our first day at the land of dim sums!
Lin Heung Tea House 蓮香樓 is very near the hotel, and we reached at 7:25am but the place was already packed with the morning crowd, especially when it opens it’s doors from 6am everyday!
Steamed Cheong Fun with Minced Pork 蒸港式炸酱肠粉
Signature Combination Noodle 盛记招牌面
What a flooding day today! We had to look for a place with shelter from the train station and decided that AMKHub was a better bet.
There was a not-too-big Sheng Kee at a quieter corner and we managed to get seats!
So it was a Signature Combination Noodle 盛记招牌面 ($8.50++), Bacon Chicken Roll with Mushroom Sauce Noodle 培根鸡卷菇汁面 ($8.50++) and a Steamed Cheong Fun with Minced Pork 蒸港式炸酱肠粉 ($3.60++) for dinner!
The cheong fun was unexpectedly spicy because of the minced meat 😮 The bacon chicken roll with mushroom sauce noodle was something new, but we still preferred the signature combination noodle, as it had more ingredients 😀
Happy Women’s Day!! Today, we left our rooms much later than planned (because it’s gonna be a long long day!), and headed straight to One Dim Sum 一點心 near the hotel, because we have read good reviews about it (and also because we didn’t had enough of dim sum)!
One Dim Sum is the other One-Star Michelin dim sum place that doesn’t break your wallet (the more famous one is of course Tim Ho Wan 添好運). It opens daily from 11am on weekdays and 10am on weekends. Right from the moment it opens (in fact probably before it opens), a long queue would be formed. Waitresses will start handing out waiting numbers and number of pax on a piece of paper, and the big wait will begin. The restaurant has big glass windows so those waiting can drool on those eating. 🙂
Categories: Hong Kong, Travel
Tags: beef ball, Causeway Bay, chee cheong fan, Chinese, dim sum, Ladies Street, Mong Kok, pig blood, po lo bun, Temple Street, wanton noodle
Busy from open to close
It’s an early Sunday and we were due for an Escape Game at Prinsep Street so we came earlier for a dim sum brunch!
Victor’s Kitchen has been in business for a long while and has been on many Must-Eat list also for a long while. It’s tugged in a little corner of Sunshine Plaza, and the stall floor space is not too large either. We counted close to 8 tables arranged in a school tuck shop style and diners are expected to share table (搭檯) like in Hong Kong.
There was already a queue formed when we reached around 10:15am (they open at 10:30am). The auntie let us in 5mins earlier but did not switch on the lights. She also cautioned some diners to lower their volume. Not sure if she broke any ‘rules’ by letting the diners into the stall early.
Categories: Breakfast, Central
Tags: Bencoolen, carrot cake, char siew bun, chee cheong fan, chicken feet, dim sum, dumpling, glutinous rice, liu sha bun, pork rib, porridge, spinach
New branch at Toa Payoh
Simple decor but great food
It’s Tim Ho Wan @Toa Payoh this time! In case you didn’t know, Tim Ho Wan is Hong Kong’s most famous dim sum restaurant because it is one of the cheapest One-Star Michelin restaurant in the world!
We discovered that it was finally opened to public yesterday (8 Sep 2013), so we decided to just pop over to see what’s the crowd like! The queue was not too bad, considering we got seats within 30min, close to 8pm. That was also because there were only 2 of us; bigger groups had to wait longer for a bigger empty table. They also placed stools outside the restaurant so we can just sit, chat and wait.
Categories: Central, Dinner
Tags: carrot, char siew bun, chee cheong fan, chicken feet, Chinese, dim sum, dumpling, noodle, restaurant, siew mai, Toa Payoh