Friday, 11 March 2016

Where to Eat in Hong Kong and A Bit about Accommodations

While in Hong Kong, we ate mostly at attractions as it made no sense to leave the attractions for meals.

I did do a search on popular breakfast spots and we managed to make it to some:

1) Canton's Dim Sum Expert
11 Humphreys Avenue
Tsim Sha Tsui MTR Exit A2

Photo compilation by Alice
I enjoyed most items except for the rice rolls with shrimps as I thought the skin was too thick. My companions liked the rice rolls with mushrooms and Little An enjoyed the congee. 

2) Kam Wah Cafe
47 Bute Street
Mong Kok MTR Exit A1


The bo luo bun was reportedly the best in Hong Kong so we took a 10-minute walk there from our hotel. The buns turned out to be really delicious, with crispy crusts and soft insides. The piping hot egg tarts had soft custard fillings too and I totally enjoyed mine. 

3) Faithful Restaurant 
25-29 Parkes Street
Jordan MTR Exit C2


Our initial destination was the Australia Dairy Company, which has several glowing reviews. Unfortunately, I failed to notice that it was close every Thursday so we took a short stroll to the nearby Faithful Restaurant. The chicken chop was really tender and juicy and we managed to have a nice Hong Kong breakfast after all. 

Some snacks we had along our journeys were noteworthy: 

1) Chez Choux
Many outlets all over Hong Kong
We went to the one at Causeway Bay MTR Exit F.



This was mouthwatering. There was a layer of pudding between the pastries which made the whole snack taste refreshing. 

2) Smile 
Many outlets all over Hong Kong


I was enticed by the prettily decorated yoghurt and since I was on holiday, I decided to splurge on this indulgence. The yoghurt was light, just like at Llao Llao. The whole snack seemed healthy so I did not feel so guilty consuming one cup all by myself. 

3) Hello Kitty Le Petit Cafe
2A Hart Ave
Tsim Sha Tsui MTR Exit A2


I went overboard with my search for all things Hello Kitty. This cafe was tiny, just as its name suggests and can seat only one group of about four to five customers. The offerings were quite tasty, but expensive. Once again, I was on tourist mode so I closed both eyes and paid HKD76 for two mini snacks. 

Accommodation

I had a hard time deciding if we should stay at Hong Kong Island or Kowloon. I decided on the latter as my choice, the Royal Plaza Hotel, offered a shuttle service to Tsim Sha Tsui. Eventually, we ended up taking the shuttle only once as the timings of the shuttle did not suit our itinerary. Nevertheless, the hotel was about a 10-minute walk away from Prince Edward MTR and the Mongkok East MTR was right at MOKO, the shopping mall adjacent to Royal Plaza Hotel. There is also a shuttle to Noah's Ark from MOKO at a fee. 

That's about all for our Hong Kong trip, though I will write a short post on choosing a suitable airline when travelling with kids. Thank God for the wonderful trip. :)

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