Friday, September 23, 2011

Hong Kong heaven for food

Visited Hong Kong again and flew via Cathay Pacific. We stayed at Royal Plaza Hotel which is very convenient for food , shopping and transportation. The nearest MRT station is at Prince Edward.
This time is more on sightseeing rather on a shopping spree.

We had basin meals @ pun choy at Ping Shan Traditional Basin Meal Restaurant at Tin Shui Wai. You must make reservation. This is really authentic pun choy thanks to my friend who did the booking for us. 14 of us can't even finish the meal. Inside the pun choy got mushroom, stewed pork, fish balls, fried fish, chickens, pig skin, prawns, radish and many more.

This place was visited by the well know celebrity such as Chow Yuen Fatt, Martin Yan, Choy Lan, To To and many more.

Ping Shan  Traditional Basin Meal Restaurant
GF, 36 Tong Fong Tsuen, Ping Shan, Yuen Long
(next to Ping Shan Heritage Trail)
Take west rail to Tin Shui Wai and then take light rail to Hang Mei Tsuen Station. Walk towards Heritage Trail for about 5 mins.

Ocean Park
Ocean Park tickets have increased to HKD280. We got our tickets for only HKD260 inclusive free shuttle bus service. Once you arrived to Admiralty Station and walk towards Exit B, you can see travel agent approaching you on the entrance tickets. You can see Panda - Ann Ann and Jia Jia, sea lion and dolphin’s performance, jelly fish, sea world.

No food allowed to the park but you can bring water. There is no water cooler available in the park not like in Disney land.

We went for ride known as Eagle and ended most of us vomited after the ride. It was really 360 degrees spin.

You can take bus 629 back to MTR Admiralty Station or another bus to Central which stops at Exchange Square, Hong Kong Station. Actually is connected to Central station.

Lamma Island
Take a ferry to Yung Shue Wan about 30 minutes ferry ride from Central Pier 4 (MTR Hong Kong station exit E1 and walk through IFC mall)

You can find a lot of snacks at Lamma Island such as grilled pork satay, grilled beef satay, grilled sausage, "kei tan chai"@ egg biscuits, famous ah poh tau foo fah @ bean curd, "cheh chai mee@ noodles" and desserts. Beers and coke are cheap at Lamma Island. You really eat all the way at Lamma Island. We walk all the way to the beach to relax.

View of Lamma Island
Grandma Tau Foo Fah at Lamma Island
Tau Foo Fah either cold or hot

You can enjoy Macau food in HK especially their famous pork bun. It is really nice.

Macau Restaurant (

Shop A&B, G/F Lokville Comm. Building, 25-27 Lock Road, Tsim Tsa Tsui, Tel : 23668148

We went to Yung Kee Restaurant to try their roast goose, this is second time i'm there. This time I’m really disappointed with the food and service. We order each individual plate of roast goose leg, waited for more than 15 minutes and another waiter came and said sorry we sold out, are you ok with just normal roast goose meat. They gave us with our roast goose and most of it is bones and can't even find goose breast meat. Their service was disappointed. We are paying for the brand and not for the quality of food. Eating at normal coffee shop is much nicer and cheaper. No more Yung Kee. Yung Kee is only for tourist and locals don't dine there.

Yung Kee Goose rice

After our lunch at Yung Kee Restaurant, we drop by to Helis & Tang Shop which offers fine European antiques such as Meissen Porcelain, Silverware and crystal. We met the owner Peter Helis and Simon Tang. The shop was well decorated and the pieces are beautiful. You can see there is a frame that states "The best antique is like an old friend", I love this tag line.
You should stop by there when you are at Aberdeen Street, Central. Let Peter and Simon explain to you on their collection. This is the only store in Hong Kong that specializes in fine European antiques.
Helis & Tang is located at 38, Aberdeen Street, Central. (

Take exit D2, follow Queens Road Central till you reach the escalator and then take the escalator to Staunton Street. Walk along Staunton Street unto you reach Aberdeen Street on the right, then walk 20m down.

Watch Helis & Tang interview at

Yuen Long
You can eat fresh wife biscuits @ wife cakes at Wing Wah. Each piece of wife cake cost HKD10 and the fresh wife cakes can only last for 3 days.   The texture is so soft and smells good.   We also bought wife biscuits at Hang Heung which lasted for 10 days. We compared both wife cakes and majority felt that Wing Wah cakes are better, the texture softer and got vanilla flavor.  This is because we ate fresh wife cakes and not those that last for months. So that is a big difference.

I had a great birthday celebration at my friend house at Yuen Long. We had bbq and lovely homemade cakes - carrot cake and german pie.  Even bbq, we had amazing roast pork, chicken wings, german potatoes salad,  grilled fish with lemon grass, home made beef burger, grilled squid and many more. It was a memorable birthday, thanks to my friends and family who celebrated with me.
German Potatoes Salad
Fish stuffed with Lemon grass
Home made Beef patties...delicious after grilled!!
Yummy homemade german pie
Delicious homemade carrot cake

Information all about Hong Kong
Hong Kong Eateries

Shanghai Xiao Nan Guo Cuisine
Upper ground, TST centre, 66 Mody Road, Tsim Tsa Tsui, Kowloon
Business hours : 11.30am - 3pm, 6pm -11pm
Tel : 22582238

email :
- shanghainese food and something different. Worth trying. Their dessert are very nice. Famous for siew lung pau @ dumplings.

Tao Heong 88
- we had cheesy noodle with lobsters, hokkien fried rice with scallop, roast goose and etc and the bill only came up to RM300. Highly recommend. The restaurant also serve steamboat.

Gong Cha (Bubble Tea)
Fa Yuen Street, Mongkok
- come down from royal plaza hotel/grand century plaza, take escalator to Fa Yuen Street, 2nd shop from your right. Must try their bubble tea, most of the time long queue.

Porridge, Hot Soya Bean
Just opposite Gong Cha
- come down from royal plaza hotel/grand century plaza, take escalator to Fa Yuen Street, Shop is at the left hand site. You can see them selling cold soya bean, yau chow kwai and steam cake. Must try their hot soya bean and only HKD8. 2 person can share for hot soya bean.

Kam Wah Cafe and Bakery
G/F 47 Bute Street, Mongkok
(Prince Edward MTR B2 Exit)
- famous for "poh lau bau" @ bun. Their bun is so soft. You can order bun with egg with ham, bun with char siew or just the bun with butter. Highly recommend!!! It seems this is a famous store in Mongkok.

Where to eat Dim Sum?
Jumbo Kingdom
Dragon Court
Shum Wan Pier Drive, Wong Chuk Hang, Aberdeen, Hong Kong
Tel : 25539111
Website :
Dim sum and other Chinese dishes

If you are visiting Victoria Peak in the morning, after that take cab to Aberdeen. Tell the cab driver you want to go to Jumbo Restaurant. The boat ride is FREE to Jumbo.

Federal restaurant (Dim Sum) at Plaza Hollywood
Shop 353, Plaza Hollywood, 3 Lung Poon Street, Diamond Hill
Plaza Hollywood is a shopping mall. The Restaurant is inside the mall.
Just take MTR to Diamond Hill. From there you can also visit the Chi Lin Nunnery.
Tel : +852 26260011

Tanyoto Steamboat
Try their tomatoes soup based.
2/F, 26 Kimberly Street, Tsim Tsa Tsui, Hong Kong, +852 81200033
129 Johnston Road (O’brien and Johnston Road)
+852 2893 9268
Transit Wan Chai MTR

Yung Kee Restaurant
Tel: (852) 2522 1624
Address: 32-40 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong
Famous for roast duck and goose

Famous Wan Ton Noodles Shop (both shop just opposite each other)

Tsim Tsai Kee Restaurant (majority locals go there)
Shop B, G/F Jade Centre, 98 Wellington Street, Central, Hong

Mak’s Noodle Restaurant (tourist spot)
77 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong

Vegetarian at Po Lin Monastery, Lantau Island
Go to Po Lin Monastery, there is a vegetarian store. Right outside the VIP room, is the open air seating area. This is the place for regular meal lunch. Known as “Delicate Vegetarian Dessert and Snacks”. You can try their tau foo fa, desserts and vegetarian food. Very nice and cheap. Variety of desserts.

Citygate Outlet – Branded Store
At Tung Chung MTR, walk out from the MTR station and you can see citigate. This stop can lead you to Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car and to Big Buddha

Directions to famous sightseeing or attractions :
Airbus CityFlyer line A (Pictured above right) costs less than the Airport Express,

• For example, A11 to Hong Kong Island's Central, Wanchai, Causeway Bay or North Point costs only HK$40 (about 50 minutes to Central)

• A21 to Kowloon's Mongkok, Tsim Sha Tsui or Hung Hom Station costs only HK$33 (about 45 minutes to Tsim Sha Tsui)

• Line A operates from about 06:00 to midnight daily, departs every 15 to 20 minutes.

For MTR Airport Express:

• The Airport Express provide services from 05:50 to 00:50 daily, and departs every 12 minutes.

• To Hong Kong Island's Central, adult fare is HK$100 (about 23 minutes)

• To Kowloon, adult fare is HK$90 (about 20 minutes)

• To Tsing Yi, adult fare is HK$60 (about 12 minutes)

• For more information on Airport Express, please refer to our introduction to Hong Kong Station

Ocean Park
Visitors can purchase general admission tickets for the theme park from:
- Ocean Park Main Entrance
- Citybus No. 629 Terminal near MTR Admiralty Station Exit B
- Opening hours : 10am – 7pm
Ticket : Adult : HKD280

Street Market

Tung Choi Street, Mong Kok, Kowloon
(MTR Mongkok Station Exit E2), noon – 11:30pm

Temple Street
Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon (MTR Jordan Station Exit A. Turn right into Jordan Road, then right into Temple Street), 4pm – midnight

Stanley Market Road
Hong Kong Island (MTR Hong Kong Station Exit D and take bus 6, 6A, 6X, 66 or 260 from Exchange Square Bus terminus, Central), 10:30am – 6:30pm

Jardine's Crescent
Causway Bay, Hong Kong Island (MTR Causeway Bay Station Exit F) ,11am – 9:30pm

Li Yuen Street East and West
Central, Hong Kong Island (MTR Central Station Exit C then walk along Des Voeux Road Central towards Sheung Wan),10am – 7pm

Lan Kwai Fong
MTR Central Station Exit D2. Walk along Theatre Lane and uphill to D'Aguilar Street. About 5 minutes walk to Lan Kwai Fong.

MTR Central Station Exit D2, and turn right to Theatre Lane. Walk along Queen's Road Central towards The Center. Then take the Central-Mid-Levels Escalator.

The Peak Hong Kong
1. Take the Peak Tram from the Lower Peak Tram Terminus on Garden Road (Bus 15C from the lay-by outside Star Ferry in Central or walk from MTR Central Station Exit J2).

2. Bus 15 from Exchange Square Bus Terminus (MTR Hong Kong Station Exit D)

3. Green minibus 1 from MTR Hong Kong Station Public Transport Interchange.

Lamma Island
Take a ferry to Yung Shue Wan or Sok Kwu Wan (about a 30-minute trip) from Central Pier 4 (MTR Hong Kong Station Exit E1. Walk through ifc mall).

Wong Tai Sin Temple
MTR Wong Tai Sin Station exit B2

Sky 100
MTR Kowloon Station Exits C1 or D1, via Elements – Metal Zone 2/F

Sai Kung
Bus 92 from MTR Diamond Hill Station Exit C2
MTR Choi Hung Station Exit C2 and take green minibus 1A to the Sai Kung town terminus
MTR Hang Hau Station Exit B1 and take green minibus 101M to the Sai Kung town terminus

Stanley Market
MTR Hong Kong Station Exit D and take bus 6, 6A, 6X, 66 or 260 at Exchange Square Bus Terminus
MTR Causeway Bay station Exit B, walk to Tang Lung Street then take green minibus 40
Bus 973 from Canton Road in Tsim Tsa Tsui outside Silvercord Centre

Jumbo Kingdom
Bus 70 from Exchange Square bus terminal(MTR Hong Kong Station Exit D) to Aberdeen terminal. Cross highway via subway(pedestrian tunnel), turn right, walk to dock for free boat ride to floating restaurant or take bus 75 from Exchange Square bus terminal to Shum Wan Shuttle Ferry Pier for the free boat ride

Yuen Long
Take West Rail Line to Hung Hom.

What types of food you can find in Yuen Long :
Traditional Treats Pun Choi or ‘Big Bowl Feast’ is a type of  food served in wooden basins rather than traditional porcelain or metal. The tradition dates back to the late Sung dynasty. Many people visit the New Territories just to try this age-old delicacy. Tai Wing Wah Restaurant(大榮華 酒樓)is one of the few restaurants serving this kind of meal.
Hong Kong people love to eat, and are known to go to great lengths to enjoy their favourite dishes!
The Ho To Tai Noodle Shop(好到底 麵家)has customers who go out of their way just to savour its shrimp roe loe min (noodle).

At Victory Beef Ball(勝利牛丸), the owner, Mr Liu, learned to make beef balls at age 15, and 20 years on, his outlets sell 200–300 kilos of handmade beef balls every day!

One of the most popular is the unusually named ‘B Chai Grass Jelly’! It’s a colourful melange of jelly mixed with different fruits and can be shared between three or four people. Kai Kee Dessert(佳記甜品)in Yuen Long serves this local favourite with more than 10 kinds of fruit! Similar kinds of desserts can also be found in downtown dessert shops.

Of cos the famous Wife Biscuits also at Yuen Long. You can visit Wing Wah Bakery for fresh wife biscuits or Hang Heung Bakery.