MONGABONGTRAVELS: Hong Kong Days 2 & 3

Friday, July 17, 2015

Hello guys! 
Time has been flying by too quickly, can you believe Hong Kong has been slightly more than a month ago? As promised, here's the second part to my HK posts!
To be very honest, I did not enjoy HK thaaaaaat much because I felt that it was pretty similar to Singapore, except the wide variety of food they have !

Day 2 started off with us over-ordering like crazy at Tao Heung, Tsim Sha Tsui 
A breakfast promotion runs everyday, monday to sunday and even on public holidays - HKD$6 for a wide variety of dimsum if you settle your bill before 11AM.
Unfortunately it happened a month ago and I tried googling for you guys but to no avail. Hopefully the promo is still on!
We ordered like CRAZY and our table filled up in no time.
The bill came up to about SGD30 for 4 people and we had sooooo much food so i guess the price was pretty reasonable.
However for quality dimsum, I wouldn't recommend Tao Heung . It was pretty meh to us, unfortunately. But value wise, I'll have to give it to them!

We then walked over to the famous Avenue Of Stars to take a quick peek.
I'm not that into tourist attractions like that so I guess the Avenue of Stars wasnt worth staying there long for? The sun was scorching hot as well and there weren't any shelter around.
So basically the Hong Kong's avenue of stars is lined with handprints of famous international celebrities like these:
Credits: Tommy Ooi
Credits: Asiatravelcare

Scenery was pretty breathtaking though, the backdrop shows the financial district of HK
My outfit that day was this romper from The Closet Lover
I looooooovvvvvveeeeedddd how it looked professional and the quality was amazing as well!
Shoes: Aldo
Shades: Bangkok

It was around 3PM on a saturday that we decided to head over to Australia Dairy Co 澳洲牛奶公司 (Hongkong) just on a weekend during breakfast hours,same
We heard about how queues can go up to 2 hours on a weekend during breakfast hours, so we wanted to see if it was gonna 
be that bad during tea time ><
And to our surprise, there wasn't any queue at all! Seated immediately and ordered the famous dishes they have on the menu.

Scrambled Eggs + Toast
Macaroni with perfectly pan-fried egg, sliced ham and more coffee !
This french toast was to-die-for
Drench it in the accompanying syrup and you'll have the fluffiest, yummiest toast you will ever taste in your life.

Australian Dairy Company
47 Parkes Street, Hong Kong
Daily (except Thu): 7.30am – 11pm
Nearest Station: Jordan
I would love to say that the Australian Dairy Company really lived up to its hype and I'm gonna be the 1827463756824 person to recommend it! (Y)

By the time day 3 came, we were already pretty jaded from going to the usual touristy attractions because well, they were nothing special really? (oops don't hate me, just my personal preference!)
So as usual we headed back to Central for more shopping :P
My outfit that day was another TCL piece, the Fantasia Belted Dress from their premium line
We were looking for colorful streets in HK to shoot this outfit and chanced upon this beautiful bustling street along one of the streets in Wan Chai
Walk further up and you will see this beautiful red building that houses a little salon inside!
I love HK for its beautiful architecture - some a little quirky, others often out of place. But all in all, really beautiful.
Sandals: Zara
Watch: Daniel Wellington

We then moved off for lunch at Mak's Wanton Noodles
I'm personally not a fan of soup-based Wanton Noodles because I like the black sauced ones better, but I guess Mak's noodles really proved me wrong!
This little bowl of noodles (like the size of a tiny rice bowl you see in chinese restaurants, see comparison) costs HKD37 , which is almost SGD$7 !!!
And not forgetting, vegetables that were boiled to perfection :P

I know that there's a newly opened Mak's Noodles in Singapore now, but if you're in Hong Kong and you're looking for a place with good juicy wantons, then you might like Mak's!

Mak’s Noodle 麥奀雲吞麵世家
G/F, 77 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong (Central MRT, exit at D2 exit, walk along Wellington St)
Tel: +852 2854 3810
Opening Hours: 11am – 9pm Daily

Cafe hopping is a must in Hong Kong, especially if you're in the Central, Wan Chai area. But do prepare yourself for the prices though, it might shock you HAHA
We popped by a cafe along Wellington Street to escape the heat and we ordered ourselves some drinks.
Matt's Iced Chocolate (which was disappointing) costed HKD40 (SGD$8)
My latte, which sucked pretty badly too costed me HKD50 (SGD$10) 
YES ten bucks for this?!! Not worth it at all!
Many other bloggers have blogged about the good, must-try cafes in Hong Kong so I'm sure you guys can easily find other better ones.

Day 3 was my last day in Hong Kong, so I went to do some last minute shopping for my friends and family back in Singapore. 
"One does not leave Hong Kong without trying its famous Egg Tarts and Wife Biscuits" - Yes, I made the quote up myself hahaha
Tai Cheong Bakery is one of the most famous bakery in HK for their Egg tarts, at HKD7 , I thought these little tarts were pretty value for money, considering the amount of happiness it brings everytime I sink my teeth into it.
Fragrant, Not too crumbly and super soft, fluffy and of the right sweetness - this is probably the furthest an egg tart can go already! 
Tai Cheong Bakery
35 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central 

For dinner we finally caved in and went for Tsui Wah Restaurant - There are easily over 30 branches in Hong Kong!
Their menu selection is freaking amazing and have all kinds of food from western to chinese to thai and even viet?
Although the prices are pretty okay and they can be easily found in Hong Kong, don't expect too much of their quality because it definitely won't blow you away.
My friend had this chicken rice set for HKD90 (SGD $18). It tasted pretty normal and nothing still beats my SGD$4 Katong Chicken rice so... Hahah!

With that, my Hong Kong posts are complete!
I'm sorry for not being able to recommend much to you guys, but that's because nothing really blew my mind nor tastebuds so I'd rather not rave about them since it would be pointless anyway.

Have a lovely long weekend everyone!


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