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About Restaurants/Diners I’ve been to Recently

19 Apr

Two are in Tsim Sha Shui and the other two are in Yuenlong:

 

#1. The Chinese/Taiwanese restaurant on the 4th in the shopping mall The One:

→ Food recommended: steamed buns, pan-fried dumplings, glutinous rice cakes, fried pork chops, spicy steamed dumplings.

→ If you are a Taiwanese soupy noodles lover fond of the well-renowned beef noodles, wanton noodles or sour & spicy noodles, I guess you’d like this place.

→ pan-fried dishes: It was a pity that I couldn’t get to try any. They were mostly sold out by the time I got there =.=a…I would very much like to try their San Bei (Three Cups, sesame oil is one of the 3 sauces) Chicken or Spicy Chicken Dices (Kung Bao Chicken) and sweet sour pork.

 

#2. The Chinese restaurant on the MTR level of K11 Art Mall:

‧Menus here are similar to those in the Chinese restaurant in The One. I particularly liked shrimp steamed dumplings, stir-fried beef (very tender!) with green onions and ginger, eel fish slices with teriyaki sauce and spicy pan-fried chicken dices.

 

#3. The Turkish diner in a small alley of Yuenlong:

→ This little dinner in a small alley of Yuenlong is definitely a hidden pearl!!! When I found it on Google search, I was so surprised that in a quite suburb town Yuenlong, there is a Turkish restaurant located in a small alley intersecting with the main road! There are English menus & English speaking waitresses available so even you don’t speak Cantonese, it’ll be totally fine~ XD’

→ The diner is a tiny place. I guess (less than) 20 customers will make the little place full~ ^^!

→ Dishes recommended: Turkish doner, Turkish fried chicken (different from western fried chicken), Arabic samosa and stir-fried rice (what Tony Stark had when he got captivated in Afghanistan but I can’t remember its name…=.=a)

→ Desserts exist only on the menus but are never available! 😄 According to the English-speaking waitress, they’ve never had desserts available so I can’t help but wonder why on earth they even bother to list those yummy-looking desserts on the menu? =.=a

 

#4. The Chinese diner on the main road (Castle Peak Rd) of Yuenlong:

→ A little family diner opens 24/7 on Castle Peak Rd, Yuenlong.

→ I love steamed fish there!!! There are 5 choices and all are cheap and cheerful!!! I also like their dim sum, including spring rolls and steamed shrimp buns.

 

About Massage Places I’ve been to in Hong Kong So Far

17 Apr

I’ve enjoyed massage SO MUCH. Not only does it feel relaxing but as a computer-based freelancer, it can no doubt relieve my occupational “hazard”: shoulder stiffness or even soreness. However, I haven’t been to any in Hong Kong until last month since I “officially” lived in Hong Kong. NOT that I didn’t want to but I couldn’t find any (Google massage parlors/salons in Hong Kong and you’ll find out why~ Orz’). Luckily, my significant other found one on Cameron Rd in Tsim Sha Shui last month and that set off our massage “journey” in Hong Kong! XD~ The two we’ve been to so far, one as said above in TST and the other in our local area Yuenlong, both have their pros and cons but weighing up benefits and drawbacks, we prefer the one in Yuenlong. Here are more details of the two massage houses::

 

Massage House in TST:

Price: reasonable (about 50 dollars more expensive than the one in Yuenlong)

Membership Discounts: Yes, they offer different packages but I didn’t pay attention to any of them. =.=a

Space: Lager than the one in Yuenlong

Comfortableness of the reclining sofas: very comfortable

Friendliness of the staff: friendly but business-like

Location: Very convenient to both HK locals and tourists.

Masseur(s) recommended: Yes, there is one there I would highly recommend!

 

Massage House in Yuenlong:

Price: reasonable (slightly cheaper than the one in TST)

Membership Discount: Yes, about 15% off if you pay a HKD$3000 deposit.

Space: smaller than the one in TST

Comfortableness of the reclining sofas: above average

Friendliness of the staff: VERY friendly and attending to customers’ need by frequently asking if the massage caters to their need.

Location: Convenient to only locals in Yuenlong

Masseur recommended: I haven’t really found one yet but those two serving us last Saturday were both good enough.

 

The Live Band Performance Last Night (Typo Fixed)

6 Apr

This is where I went last night:

live band performance card

This is one (I like the most) of the three bands performing last night:

live band performance

This is one of the intervals:

live band performance (in a break)

 

I used to go see live band or live singer performances quite often in Taipei but this is the first time I saw a live band performance in Hong Kong. It wasn’t the first time I went to this bar though. Last time I went there was to see a standup comedy show. 🙂

 

Old Pictures – Victoria Harbor View from Wooloomooloo in The One

17 Mar

I forgot these two pictures taken after coming back to Hong Kong from the Chinese New Year’s trip in Taiwan. They were taken more than a month ago, in the week of Feb 4th ~ 9th. I didn’t remember they were in the picture folder until last night when I was organizing all the files saved within the first quarter of this year.

The pictures were taken in Woolloomooloo Prime (in the shopping mall The One), one of my favorite steakhouses in Hong Kong. The first picture is a late afternoon view and the other is a night view:

harbor view in the lateafternoon

harbor view at night

 

PS: There are three branches of Wooloomooloo in Hong Kong. One is Wooloomooloo Prime in The One and the other are steakhouses in Tsim Sha Tsui and Wanchai. I went to the branch in Tsim Sha Tsui a couple of times & liked the view there, too. You can see the harbor view from there as well, just of a different angel from east Tsim Sha Tsui. However, there will be a 4th Wooloomooloo branch in Hong Kong soon! It is called Wooloomooloo Chop House & will be located in Causeway Bay. We’ll see how it looks then~

 

Hong Kong International Jewellery Show 2014

8 Mar

Time: 5 – 9 March 2014, Venue: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

As indicated on the website, all buyers, a.k.a. visitors, must present their passport or Hong Kong Identity Card at the Buyer Registration Counter and visitors without validated badges will be denied entry. On each badge issued, there is a Visitor Badge Number. It is a permanent non-transferable pass to Hong Kong International Jewellery Show (4 times a year). There are 3 exhibition floors this time but I only finished touring the 1st one this afternoon. Of all the booths I saw/stopped by, this one caught most of my attention: Tiara Crown. XD~ I know it seems silly to obsess with a princess diamond crown. I mean except on a wedding, what occasion can it possibly be appropriate to actually wear a diamond crown ^^? However, since I saw a sparkling, magnificent, too-expensive-to-afford and not-anymore-in-store diamond crown in Chow Tai Fook K11 Mall branch, I’ve been enchanted =.=a~ It’s even been on my wishful list that so far has only two items: a diamond crown & 49% shares of New York Yankees (I know I am dreaming~ Ha~). If it still seems so baffling why a girl can be so obsessive with a diamond crown, a video clip of one of my all-time favorite TV series may explain why:

 

By the way, I got an email from Hong Kong Trade Development Council that organizes the jewelry exhibition. In the email, items related to my search written down on the visitor application form for the badge are listed and one company from Taiwan called King Star on one of the other two exhibition floors that I didn’t get to visit this afternoon seems to have my kind of product~ 😀 I will definitely check out King Star’s booth should I visit the jewelry exhibition this summer~