Their point exactly? Instant noodles and macaroni be damned. This has gotta be the best breakfast in Hong Kong (to their Lion City palates):
|Assorted toufu pieces and a bowl of silky |
That gawd damn heavenly fritter-like piece
of toufu is so delish. Can't be found back home.
|Ambience is exquisite. In a hundred year-old shop.|
|With this as proof.|
|Cheap, cheap, cheap|
compared to the usual cha chaan teng.
|Handmade fresh onsite. |
They read that traditional stone mills are used
|Fried a la minute. Shiok.|
Okay, the lions are really loving the Sham Shui Po area for breakfast.
|One of their friends told them to die die must try|
the fish siew mai that is not available back home.
|Freshly made taukee to bring home anyone?|
|This zhu chang fen is rolled so compactly that|
it packs such a bite. Another different version from
that in the Lion City.
|The Sham Shui Po zhu chang fen stall. |
There was a snaking queue that moved pretty fast.
The two gems that they really loved (repeated visits within a short span) to retreat to was a boutique that technically wasn't a cafe but hmmm... ...happened to serve drinks and some cakes, and a tea centered cafe that would put all coffee joints here to shame.
Mum's not Home:
Screw the definition, Mum's not Home is such a winner (finding the place is half the fun) the lions just want to spend their lazy days curled up on those cushions strewn carelessly on the floor and take refuge under those lush greens.
|The lions loved the Marsala Chai (no pic)|
and homemade pancakes here.
|The makeshift tables and seating is a charmer|
at the little alley way.
The lions did notice that a standard cuppa on this island, like a latte, is pricey even by Lion City standards. SGD9 a cup, too much, no?
The Coffee Academics, Wan Chai:
Stumbled upon Monocle after searching for the now-defunct Amical in Wan Chai:
Some quirky sights:
|Filming underway at Yard Bird.|
|My Little Prince tram.|
|I have no problems with vertigo. Meow!|
Issit us or the standard of Maison Kayser bakes here seem much better than back home:
Lin Heung Tea House:
|The war zone and mayhem at Lin Heung Tea House. |
If you're going to have dim sum only once during
your stay in Hong Kong, this is the place,
says Time online.
The totally unassuming Pork Chop Bun at For Kee near their hotel in Hollywood Road:
|See these two furry friends and you'll know|
you've hit the right place.
The Lions were Meh here (too much hype?)... ...
|Yat Lok Roast Goose|
|Tai Cheung's famous egg tarts|
|Mido Cafe - the backdrop for many films, |
much beloved by directors for its well preserved '60s decor.
Ambience was of course A* nostalgic. The grub was ok lah.
The lion downed the "hardcore" boiled lemon coke with ginger
drink here. Quite tasty.
|Gough Street's tomato noodles.|
|Australian Dairy Company's scrambled egg dish|
was bathed in salt when the lions were there.
|An aerial shot of the fishing village by their talented friend.|
|A replica of Noah's Ark also sits snugly on the island. |
A biblical theme park alternative.
|A pet ferret!|
|This neighbourhood kitty has natural stockings.|
|Wild star fruits!|
Ma Wan "Ghost town":
It wasn't as eerily scary during the evening as there were a couple of joggers enjoying the sights. But when night falls... ...perhaps... ...
Went to see some merchandise at Noah's Ark:
|Pretty dolls dressed in ancient apparel.|
Dinner served was homemade sourdough bread, quinoa, pomelo salad, mussels and an expertly roasted chicken. A homecooked meal finally! They felt so thankful and blessed.
They also loved walking down Sham Shui Po's fabric street and Fa Yuen Street aka sneaker street.
Bye, bye... ...