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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Hong Kong Food Trip

It has been a while since I have composed my thoughts.  It has been a while since I've been to Hong Kong.  Along with my brood, we just came back from a trip in Hong Kong and it deserves a post.  In  the past,  my trips to Hong Kong had always been more shopping and eating... eating nothing else but goose and pigeon.  Yes, every meal of any of these two and I'm fine.  This time, I went with two of my cousins who scheduled their itinerary based on where to eat... and I tagged along for a change.

Hong Kong Disneyland:  Plaza Inn Restaurant

While in Hong Kong Disneyland, check out the chinese food at the Plaza Inn Restaurant.  It is located at the end of the main street by the roundabout.  Plaza Inn Restaurant is operated by no less than the Maxims Group. In between, grab a bag of caramel popcorn of any of Disney's kiosk.

IFC Mall, Central, Hong Kong Station:  Tim Ho Wan

Head to Airport Express Hong Kong Station an hour before your scheduled meal for some great dimsum at Tim Ho Wan.  When you see the airport express check-in counter, take the elevator and go two more floors down.  There is always a long waiting time, an hour or two usually. 

Tim Ho Wan is a rated Michellin Dim Sum  and probably the cheapest starred.  They are most famous for their asado bun (baked bun with BBQ Pork) (19hkd for 3) , Vermicelli Roll, Pan Fried Turnip Cake and Steamed Egg Cake. 

I personally like their siomai (pork and shrimp dumpling) which on the sweet side and the shrimp wrapped in beancurd was perfect for my all protein dukan diet but found their desserts strange.

Tim Ho Wan Branches includes:

G/F, 9-11 Fuk Wing Street, Sham Shui Po, Kowloon
Nearest MTR station: Tsuen Wan Line, Sham Shui Po, Exit B2
Tel 2788 1226
Opening hours: 8am-9.30pm daily

Shop 72, G/F, Olympian City 2, 18 Hoi Ting Road, Tai Kok Tsui
Tel 2332 2896
Nearest MTR station: Olympic, Exit D3

Shop 12A, Hong Kong Station (Podium Level 1, ifc Mall), Central
Nearest MTR station: Tung Chung Line, Hong Kong, Exit A1
Tel 2332 3078
Opening hours: 9am-9pm daily

G/F, 2-8 Wharf Road, Seaview Building, North Point
Nearest MTR stations: Island Line, Fortress Hill, Exit B or North Point, Exit A1
Tel 2979 5608
Opening hours: 10am-9.30pm daily

Wellington St., Central: Yung Kee Restaurant

A trip to Hong Kong won't be complete without a serving or two of Peking duck or roasted goose, pigeon, barbequed  pork  or crispy suckling pig of which Yung Kee Restaurant is most famous for.  Similarly, it takes an hour to be seated.  Alternatively, you can opt for the take away counter like we did.  A whole goose costs 400 hkd, half a goose costs 250 hkd,

To get there, get off at Central Station and head to Wellington Street

For more details, check out
Reservation Hotline : (852) 2522 1624 Email :

Tsim Sha Tsui: Sweet Dynasty

Find yourself at the MTR A1 exit to Nathan Road and head to Canton Road and look for this sign next to the Market Place Supermarket.  Take the escalator down, the restaurant is at the basement.  Sweet Dynasty is famous for their desserts and Congee.   Their dimsum was equally good, so is their soya beancurd and their BBQ pork in puff pasty was the best, I went back the next day for another serving.  On weekends, they open as early as 730am, perfect especially when the hotel does not include breakfast.

my two year old niece loved this soya beancurd

BBQ pork in puff pasty was my favorite
Tsim Sha Tsui: Chuk Yuen Seafood Restaurant

A few meters from Sweet Dynasty, you'll find Chuk Yuen Seafood Restaurant. 

My cousin was raving about the cheese lobster.  I was quite skeptical at first, as I'm not fond of lobster and I was on dukan diet.  At the end of day, I can say that was one of the best dishes I've tasted. It was finger licking good and the cheese perfectly blended without being overpowering. 

Aside from the cheese lobster, the mantis shrimp drowned in fried garlic was likewise very good.  For 5 adults, our bill was about 2,500 hkd.  The lobster and mantis shrimp was around 650hkd per kilo.  Aside from these we had the basic menu: fried chicken, spareribs and duck soup.

Whew, that was a lot of good food and happy that after all these, I did not gain weight! (I didn't eat rice and avoided most of the carbs).  I missed out on some good ramen and egg tarts.  Now I want to go back and eat some more.

Taking notes from a fellow blogger on my next visit.