Saturday, April 16, 2016

Shoes!




this month's splurge on shoes!!!
i got them off at a very good deal because of a sale.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Hong Kong Day 4 - Last day...

Hubs was googling for Dim sum at Mongkok area because i grumbled that we haven't ate dim sum yet since we came to HK. So we tried dimdimsum dimsum at Mongkok after reading some positive reviews about this place.

i think i still miss Tim Ho Wan when it was located just behind my hotel!!!

Liu Sha Bao in the shape of little piglets. very cute but i think back home Canton Dynasty ones are way much better.
 Har Gao...also ok.


Bo Luo Baos....yes this is one that I really prefer Tim Ho Wans. There's no char siew inside but real pineapple chunks...so it's a sweet stuffing. I much like a savoury filling with a crusty top that looks like a pineapple rather than getting the real pineapples. Plus it was really a bun texture and no where close to Tim Ho Wan's flaky baked crust....OMG...probably have to go back to SG to settle my cravings.



after dim sum, Hubs wanted to go to this toy shop in TST to try to find a miniature version of his subaru impreza. Yup he got it alright. After he has gotten his toy, we went to Island Beverly and La Foret to walk around...and settled our feet at RBT.



Grilled cheeze crisp....lousy.



 Tham Zai Suan Lai Fen (潭仔酸辣粉)this is really good. But you have to add more ingredients on top of the normal bowl of nooodles. I added vegetables while hubs had the pork cheek slices.

Sour and spicy. I almost drank up all the soup.
Serving portion was just right but the service was so slow!!!

More buys from the street markets...more falsies for me, socks for everyone which i bought from Jardine Crescent ($100 for 10 pairs of socks) and minion pjs ($38 each) for the boys.


 Che Zai Min...the soup is sooo sooo good!!!




more last minute shopping for myself, MIL and mummy.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Hong Kong Day 3 - Day trip to Lamma Island

 Australia Diary  Breakfast Set ($32) for the both of us. Queued for about 30mins before we got seats inside. Their scrambled eggs are really good, though i thought my last visit here was much better. The portion of eggs seems a little "little" to me! 

Nonetheless it still draws so much crowd in the early mornings.



After breakfast, we made our way to Ferry Pier 4 @ Central. We are taking a ferry to Lamma Island Yung Shue Wan. (it's the bigger island of the 2) The other pier of Lamma island is the Sok Kwu Wan.




 Ferry ride was about 20mins or so. Waters were quite choppy!!
Finally we reached the island where there are no cars and the only means of transport is bicycle or walking. There is a family trail that links between the 2 piers that takes a normal average person to finish within 1 and half hours. I'm not sure how it's termed family trail because I don't think my 4 year old son can do it with us.. it can be quite "treacherous" or perhaps, the locals are really into hiking, it was ok for us but after that hike, hubs was flushed red like a lobster. Probably to the locals, it just a natural walk.

i simply can't imagine if we had to do it as a family...with 2 toddlers, even with the aid of a stroller!!!
The hike was up and down....steep and rough. Along the way, there were many look out points to take pictures of the power station,  water bay and greenery. It was a refreshing change from the hustle and bustle of the cityscape in Hong Kong.

i thoroughly enjoyed it. especially my rest stop at the top with a stick of pineapple! ($15)







 bought a plastic container of Silver fish with pepper salt for my family.






















 aaahhh! im going crazy with the hongkong heat!!!




 me enjoying my pineapple stick




















 after the 1 hour plus hike, we treated ourselves to seafood!!!
Ate at Rainbow Seafood. Clams, razor clams, calamari and a plate of veggies.










above: hubs in the queue...right at the end in black.
 
this egg waffle stall recommended by Michelin.


 egg waffle... 

dinner: Mak's wanton noodles and braised pork trotters.











 Elephant ice cream in Ramune flavour and charcoal cone ($46)

supper: curry fishballs, Asahi Beer and stinky tofu!!!