Saturday, September 25, 2010

王家沙 & 海皇粥店 in Hong Kong

Besides my previous post on my sumptuous dinner at 東榮火鍋 Tung Wing Hot Pot, I am going to post 2 other dinner venues. HK eateries are just delectable and full of choices. I will definitely put on weight if I am going to try them allMashimaro Emoticons

During my trip, ST and I arranged to meet up with Agnes. We have not seen each other for a long time and the last we met was about 7 years ago! It was such a good time to catch up with Agnes in HK as she has a busy schedule. We agreed to meet at The Elements at Austin Road West, Kowloon and she brought us to Wang Jia Sha 王家沙 for dinner. The restaurant serves Shanghainese dim sum and food dishes. Look what we had ordered ~ The food may look blend to some of you but they were yummy!

蒜泥白肉卷 ~ thinly sliced pork meat rolled with carrot & cucumber. The sauce topping is finely chopped garlic marinated with spicy chilli sauce. The whole roll put in your mouth ~ tenderness (meat), crunchiness (veg) & spicyness (chilli) ~ 赞!好好吃!

Close-up shot of the 蒜泥白肉卷

豆腐马兰头 ~ any one knows what vegetable is that? I really like this simple dish ~ the sesame oil marination makes it so fragrant. I guess there is a secret recipe in the sauce. I can't figure out :(

Too indulged in my first 2 dishes so I forgot the name of this dish. These beans taste like Edamame. There are some pickled vegetables mixed with the beans. So can a little saltiness which blended well with the beans. I like too :P

小籠包 ~ juicy dumplings ^.~

This is like fried udon but in shanghainese version.

The next day we went to Causeway Bay and shopped for almost the whole day. We did not visit the big malls such as times square and lane crawford but went to 東角Laforet and other small shops nearby to get cheaper, unique and trendy stuff. After a tired day, we settled our dinner at 海皇粥店 which is famous for their cantonese congee and rice sheet rolls. There are other HK snacks too.

Century Egg with Fish Slices Congee

Rice Sheet Roll with Twisted Crispy Doughnut ~ my fave!

We also ordered their fried bee hoon.

So much of my HK foody pics, my coming posts will be on my trips to Macau, Stanley Market and HK night views taken @Avenue of Stars. Look out for my updates!Cute Emoticons

Yipee ~ it's weekend and I'm meeting up my friends for a hot pot dinner tonight.
Hope you have a nice and fun weekend, my friends Cute Emoticons

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Friday, September 24, 2010

HongKong B'fast ~ 香港早餐 ~

I'm still in my holiday mood and cannot keep up my momentum in workCrazy EmoticonsI wish my vacation could extend much longer Anyway, I shall continue to blog on my HK trip and there are still many more pics to be edited Cute Emoticons

This post shall be showing the breakfast which I had in HK. Although the meals in HK may cost a little more but the food portion given is very generous. Emoticons It's so filling that I can actually skip my lunch and just have a tea snack.

Tsui Wah Restaurant (翠华餐厅) is just around a corner where my hotel is located. The restaurant is always crowded and popular with the local diners. There are many choices in the menu and every dish seems delicious. Their service is good and fast. Food and beverage serve piping hot!Cute Emoticons

This is their signature cup serving the tea/coffee Cute EmoticonsSaw my cup of YuanYang 鸳鸯 (coffee and tea mix) ~ fill it up to the brim and overflow. Generous or wasteful ^-^

My fave ~ 波罗包~ a bread which I can have it for my breakfast every morning hehe! Cute Emoticons

Shrimp Wanton, Fish and Squid Balls Hor Fun Soup
~ This is a healthy choice for breakfast ~ I love the soup!

My friend ST ordered this plate of QQ noodles with prawns ~ the prawns are big, fresh and crunchy!Cute Emoticons

These were another set of breakfast which I tried @ Tsui Wah ~ 波罗油,macaroni with shredded ham and abalone, toast plus 2 "Sunny Side Up"
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How can I miss HK Dim Sum as they are just simply delicious ~ I went Kirin Heen which is about 10 to 15 minutes walk from my hotel. The restaurant is big with simple interior in ivory color. The locals enjoy Yum Cha so the restaurant is crowded in the morning especially on weekends.

Cheong Fun roll with shrimps.

咸水饺 ~ one of fave dim sum Cute Emoticons& never miss the order.

Char Siew Bun ~ soft and pork meat filling is tasty ~ not badCute Emoticons

To our surprise, the century egg fish porridge was served on a big hot claypot! How can we finish by the 2 of us. They were indeed generous with the ingredients Cute Emoticons

My friend and I went to try the noodles with egg and minced meat; and laksa at Toastbox in HK ~ it caters more to the local taste which is rich in flavour ~ a little salty.

LAKSA ~ the gravy is thick and flavourful but it's oily :(

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Hong Kong's Snacks and Desserts

There was occasional rains on the first 2 days when I arrived in Hong Kong (HK). For the rest of the week, the weather was hot and humid which I felt thirsty and dehydrate easily :( Luckily, there are many stalls selling cold beverages and desserts in the shopping malls and streets which I can grab to quench my thirst ^.~ Although the unbearable heat made me discomfort and moody but I still took photos of what I drank and ate to share in my blog hehe ^0^

It was raining quite heavily on my 2nd day in HK so ST and I decided to shop in a mall and went to 旺角中心 (Argyle Centre). The stuff sold in Argyle Centre were cheap and the quality of accessories and clothes were not too bad *v* One thing I like shopping at this place is that we can bargain ^.~ The not so good thingy is that we are disallowed to try on the clothes to see if fit on us :( Anyway, the stuff were good buys so we just went ahead to buy what we liked ^.~ We did not miss out any single shop in the Centre. We done so much walking until my legs were cramped and tired. Also, I almost died of thirst (not hunger) haha! We decided to take a rest and found Happy Lemon on the 1st floor in the Centre. Apparently, Happy Lemon is very popular among the youngsters.

There were many people crowded around the stall so I had to move back and took a pic of their signboard :P We waited awhile before we collected our cold beverages.

Here's another board showing varieties of their beverages.
I couldn't decide my choice of beverage.

ST chose Lemon Honey Juice which is refreshing and full of vitamin C. I bought Pearl Sago Milk Tea. The tea is thick and fragrant; and the pearls are QQ. The cups look kawaii too ^.~

鸡蛋仔 ~ Egg Waffle
It's piping hot so I could only take the photo from the paper bag.
Crispy outside and Soft inside. Taste ~ not sweet.

I love EGGs ~ so how can I miss egg tarts, right! These tarts are from Tai Cheong Bakery (泰昌饼家) As the tarts are freshly baked and just out from hot oven, they are so many people queuing to buy few boxes of the tarts.

MacDonald's in HK. The burgers really cater to Chinese taste ~ yummy!
That's my cup of caramel latte ^.~

Another popular dessert chain ~ 许留山 (Hui Lau Shan) and
they are famous for their mango desserts.

ST and I ordered the mango beverage topped with coconut milk and jelly.

Sob Sob :( ~ Now how can I stop my cravings for these goody snacks and desserts :(

東榮火鍋 Tung Wing Hot Pot

I have not been blogging lately as I was on vacation in Hong Kong (HK) for retail therapy, tasting good food and meeting up friends. I just recalled that my last trip to Hong Kong was like 7 years back. Wow~ time flies! Anyway, it was indeed a fruitful and enjoyable trip ~ definitely a good break from work.

The eateries and shopping in HK just attracted me so much that mostly my photos taken were on food ~ hehe ^0^ Of course I could not miss out the night scenes of HK skyline and Stanley (赤柱) which is a beautiful tourist spot in HK. I also managed to arrange a day trip to Macau too. All these will be posted later : )

On my 1st day of arrival, I had a sumptuous dinner at 東榮火鍋 Tung Wing Hot Pot.

A blur shot ~ guess I'm too hungry so my hands shake terribly..haha :P

We took this set for 8 persons

This is the soup based ~ winter melon chicken stock (冬瓜鸡汤) and herbal soup (药材汤). The plate is filled with prawn and squid paste (蝦滑同墨魚滑) ~ all handmade which they minced it so fine and gluey. Super delicious as it is so fresh!

The other hotpot soup based is satay (沙嗲汤)and century egg with coriander leaves (皮蛋汤). Unusual soup based as those that I have tried were chicken stock and hot & spicy 麻辣soup. The fried salmon skin is tasty too ~ crispy! Not very oily and salty~ I like it :P Did you see the plate of meat and fish balls (手打鮮豬肉丸 & 順德鯪魚球)? Those are handmade and so bouncy ^.~

Here's our table full of yummy dishes ^.~

So colorful too ^.~

I'm gonna miss this hot pot when I return to S'pore :(

This is beef sashimi (日式牛肉刺身) and it's my first time tasting it as I don't like beef. Freshly cut thin slices and simply delicious! And I only ate one piece hehe :P

Fresh Sashimi (魚刺身) ~ hmm not sure what fish they use but they taste heavenly good! For this fish sashimi, I would love to eat more haha ^0^

Nice presentation of the prawns sticking out from the bowl ^-^ Oh these prawns are live and moving~ so confirmed FRESH! There are vegetarian abalones in slices on the plate next to the prawns.

Thumbs up for all the hot pot dishes and I highly recommend this restaurant.
Try it if you visit HK.

東榮火鍋 Tung Wing Hot Pot
Address: 九龍城福佬村道62-64號地下
Tel: 2716 7338