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Another Hongkong’s Street Food

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Before midnight, I feel so hungry. Because I stayed at Causeway Bay area, I get around in there to get my comfort food before sleeping time. Finally I found a small place like a stall selling dumplings & soups. They only have 4 small tables and almost all have been occupied. Only the table behind kitchen that remains, so we had to join the table with other visitor.

I order a bowl of Spicy & Sour Soup. Price HKD 15 or 20 K. Quite nice! Shredded veggies & chicken topping with scallions in spicy sour soup is suitable to eat at night. The soup taste is different from Chinese restaurant at Indonesia. Taste lighter in here. Because we also order their dumplings, they gave us an extra soup. So, HKD 15 for 2 bowls of soup is very cheap!

Sour & Spicy Soup

For second dish, I order Vermicelli Soup with Meatball & Pork Intestines. Price HKD 15 or 20 K. Taste quite nice.

Vermicelli

For dumplings, we bought the steam & fried version. Price HKD 20 or 25 K. With generously pork fill in, we feel so fully tummy. Satisfied!

Steamed Dumplings

Fried Dumplings

At MTR Central Station, I found this ‘interesting’ stall. Many kinds of soups, pig/pork dishes, also they sell chicken dish. This time I tried their Marinated Pork Knuckles. Price HKD 33 or 42 K. The pork knuckles are marinated first with their special herbal sauce. After the seasoning has soaked inside, they’re ready to eat. I added it with chili. Taste very delicious!

Pork Knuckles

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Avenue of Stars

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The Avenue of Stars is located at the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade. It was opened to the public & visitors from all over the world from 2004. This place was established to pay tribute to outstanding professionals of Hongkong’s film industry, to promote tourism industry, and to consolidate Hongkong’s position as Asia’s World City.

Statue

This place is divided into several parts, such as: glittery welcoming, milestones in the development of Hongkong cinema, hand imprint & statue of Hongkong film award.

Pose 1

Pose 2

In the evening, the weather is quite windy and that causing me of craving for snack. At the mid of the avenue’s street, I saw a stall selling Shredded Squid. Price HKD 30 or 38 K. The squid was thinly sliced, then grilled it for a few minutes. After that you put into a shredded machine. Fresh from the oven. The squid meat is tender & chewy. Quite savory!

Shredded Squid

Mongkok

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Mongkok is the place where you can find any goods or food with cheap price. Its traditional markets, small shops and food stalls has become their characteristic.

Mongkok 1

Mongkok 2

There’s a few streets in Mongkok that have interesting names, such as:

–         Sai Yeung Choi Street South

A street full of shops selling consumer electronic products, cosmetics, and discount book

–         Temple Street (Men’s Street)

The area famous for the Hongkong specific goods.

–         Yuen Po Street Bird Garden

Packed with booths selling birds. The garden is open from 10 am to 6 pm.

–         Fa Yuen Street (Sneakers Street)

There’s many small retailers which sell sports equipment and clothing.

–         Flower Market Road

This street selling flower & houseplant.

–         Goldfish Street

There are dozens of shops & hawkers selling various tropical freshwater or marine fish.

–         Tile Street

More than 50 retailers selling materials for construction or renovation.

–         Photocopy Street

Having remarkable number of photocopying shops due to the number of schools in the vicinity.

–         Kwong Wa Street

It’s famous for shops selling airsoft, RC racing, modeling & other hobby’s equipment.

–         Dundas Street

This is the shopping area in eastern Mongkok. Ho King Shopping Centre, Ka Lok Shopping Arcade & Trendy Zone are major shopping centres on the street.

–         Ladies’ Street

This market specializes in women’s clothing, accessories, cosmetics and also food stalls selling noodles, seafood, and congee for mid afternoon or late night snacks.

Mongkok is the heaven of streetfood. All food seemed taste delicious, I feel like I wanna try it all. Just look what I’ve posted below. Drooling huh? Haha…..

Street Food Mongkok 1

Street Food Mongkok 2

I bought Assorted Fried Food such as eggplant, tofu, veggies fritters, etc. For 5 pieces I pay HKD 12 or 15 K.

Fried Food

I also choose Bean Curd w/ Spicy Peanut Sauce. Price only HKD 12 or 15 K for one portion. Very tasty! I like it!

Bean Curd

I tried Mussels w/ Spicy Taucho Sauce. Price HKD 15 or 20 K. Scrumptious! Must try if you’re a seafood lover!

Spicy Mussels

Many spots in Mongkok that you can find street musicians. From a young age to elderly, and also they sing various music genre. Very festive atmosphere!

Street Musicians

After getting around in this place, I became so thirsty. So I tried the famous Gong Cha. I order their Ice Toffee Bubble Milk Tea. Price HKD 17 or 22 K. Well, I think it’s too milky for me. I’d rather choose the fruity flavor.

Ice Toffee Bubble Milk Tea

You can’t separate Chinese people from dish made from pig, haha…. We really love it. I must try their pig/pork dishes in this market. Usually they cooked & marinated it in herbal soup. They took almost all part of pig, from intestines, tripe, lung, ear, tongue, etc. Disgusting but so ‘freakin’ delicious at the same time ;p For one portion of Pig’s Soup I pay HKD 25 or 32 K.

Pig Stall

Pig Intestines

Tsim Sha Tsui

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Tsim Sha Tsui is an urban area in southern Kowloon, Hongkong. It’s a major tourist hub in metropolitan Hongkong, with many shops and restaurants that cater to tourists. Many of the museums in the territory are located in the area.

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The area has the highest concentration of hotels in Hongkong. Prominent and renowned hotels include The Peninsula, Shangri-La & Intercontinental. Other hotels in virtually every price range and level of luxury can be found throughout the area. Chungking Mansions is well known for providing cheap lodging for backpackers.

In this area, you can find many variety of restaurants. Hillwood Road concentrates on restaurants of different national dishes. Knutsford Terrace is a terrace of pubs. Kimberley Street is famous for the Korean cuisine restaurants and grocery stores. Located on Nathan Road, the Chungking Mansions is a major tourist attraction in Tsim Sha Tsui. They are full of inexpensive guest houses, Indian restaurants, and money changers.

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This area is also one of the main shopping centre in Hongkong, include: Harbour City, iSQUARE, K11, Miramar Shopping Centre, New World Centre, Silvercord, The ONE. The Park Lane Shopper’s Boulevard is located along a section of Nathan Road. The flagship stores of several luxury brands are located at Canton Road.

After getting around in there, I choose Cafe de Coral for my late lunch. Cafe de Coral is the largest publicly listed Chinese fast food restaurant group in the world. Locally here in its Hongkong headquarter, Cafe de coral is the market leader of the fast food sector, catering to over 300,000 customers per day. They offering quality products to their customers at affordable prices. They are also innovative in their new product, with over 100 items on their menu list on any one day, and regularly rotated to maintain variety of choices.

Cafe de Coral

For first dish, I order Pork Barbecue Rice. Price HKD 22 or 28 K. The pork taste is so yummy. The meat is tender & well caramelized. Good choice!

Pork Barbecue Rice

Second dish, I choose Noodle with Pork Bacon & Dumplings. Price HKD 22,5 or 30 K. The soup is less salty. Maybe a little bit of soy sauce will be perfected that dish. The dumpling skin is quite thick, but they generously give shrimps inside it. Quite okay.

Pork Bacon & Dumplings Noodle

Roast Duck & Steam Chicken Rice for final dish. Price HKD 37 or 47 K. Everything is cooked well & taste quite scrumptious!

Roast Duck & Steam Chicken Rice

Cafe de Coral

2/F, Chungking Express, Chungking Mansion, 36-44

Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

For other locations, you can directly browse to http://www.cafedecoralfastfood.com/shops.php?lang=en

Victoria Peak

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Victoria Peak is a mountain in Hongkong, located in the western half of Hongkong Island. With an altitude of 552 m, it’s become the highest mountain on the island proper. It is a major tourist attraction which offers views over Central, Victoria Harbour, Lamma Island & the surrounding islands.

To reach the Peak Tower (at 396 meters above sea level), we must get in the Peak Tram. Price ticket HKD 65 or 85 K (including Peak Tram ticket & Sky Terrace). If you don’t want to go to Sky Terrace they also sell the Peak Tram ticket only, for HKD 40 or 50 K.

Tram Track

Peak Tram

Scenery taken from the Tram

One attraction that I’m curious of besides Disneyland is Madame Tussauds. It’s also located in the Peak area. Madame Tussauds is a unique celebrity inspired attraction that connect guests with famous people, famous events and famous times. Featuring nine group figures (kung fu stars, character, asian stars, hollywood stars, cultural figures, sports stars, pop stars, royalty, world leaders), it provides guests with the opportunity to meet their idols and do the things that famous people do. Entrance ticket HKD 190 or 245 K. It’s cheaper if you online booked at their website, price HKD 171 or 220 K. I prefer to buy 3 in combo (Madame Tussauds + Peak Tram Return + Sky Terrace) for HKD 260 or 330 K.

Jet Li

David Beckham

Johnny Depp

Elvis Presley

Barack Obama

After having fun at Madame Tussauds, I go upstairs to the Sky Terrace. The Sky Terrace standing at 428 meters above sea level, is the highest viewing platform in Hongkong offering a stunning 360 degree panoramic view across the Hongkong. In January, the Hongkong’s weather is still cold, the temperature for about 10 degree, and the wind is blowing very strong. I can only stand outside for 15 minutes only, haha…..brrrrr….I’m freezing…..

Sky Terrace

Wew, it’s already 1 PM, and I skip my breakfast today, so I’m getting hungry right now. I don’t want to eat heavy meal in here, because I have plan to visit Tsim Sha Tsui after this. I decided to chilled at Pacific Coffee. The Pacific Coffee concept was inspired by the coffee culture of Seattle, where coffeehouses were community hubs, serving great Italian espresso-based coffee in generous American sizes, with informality and a friendly attitude. It has provided world class coffee to satisfy Hongkong’s growing demand for specialty coffee beverages since 1992. For coffee, I order Hot Caramel Latte. Price HKD 38 or 48 K. Very relaxing….For meal, I choose Butter Croissant (Price HKD 14 or 18 K) and Spinach & Mushroom Quiche (Price HKD 24 or 30 K). They heated it for a few minutes in, then serve it. Fresh from the oven! The Quiche is delicious :)

Pacific Coffee

Pacific Coffee

Unit G10, Level G, The Peak Tower, 128

Peak Road

For other locations, you can directly browse to http://www.pacificcoffee.com/eng/store/fulllist.php

Disneyland Hongkong

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Disneyland! Hearing that word my mind is flashing back to my childhood moment. Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck are suddenly appeared in front of my face. I like to see their movie in television, until now (I’m a cartoon movie lover, fyi, haha….). So, when I plan my trip to Hongkong, Disneyland become the 1st place must visit on my list!

I use MTR transportation on my way to Disneyland. It’s so easy to figure out the route, you can print it out the MTR map from internet. The special design MTR to Disneyland destination is really represent its ambience. From the window design, chair, mini statues inside describe that train is belong to Disneyland. So cute!

MTR Disneyland

Hongkong Disneyland is located in Penny’s Bay, Lantau Island. The park opened to visitors on 2005. The park has a daily capacity of 34,000 visitors. It’s currently occupies 22,4 hectares; it will be expanded to 27,5 hectares when three new themed areas are completed.

The park consists of six themed areas: Main Street USA (designed to resemble an early 20th century Midwest town), Fantasyland (bringing to life characters & places from Disney’s movies for children), Adventureland (featuring jungle-themed adventures), Tomorrowland (an optimistic vision of the future), Grizzly Gulch (reminiscing an abandoned mining town set amidst mountains & woods) and Toy Story Land (based on the Disney-Pixar film series Toy Story).

Train Station at Main Street

Fantasyland

Tomorrowland

When I walking through the Main Street area, there’s a Brass Section played the Disney song medley. The players are so skillful. I stand still to watch them until their last song.

Brass Section

If you want to buy confectionary or goodies, they provide it at stores and cart at Main Street and all Land.

Disney Store

Candy Store

After 2 hours walking through all the section & tried their rides & attractions, I became so hungry. Because one day before I ate Chinese food all day long, so today I want to eat Western food. We find it at the Disney Map, there’s a Burger Restaurant located at Tomorrowland area. The restaurant’s name is Starliner Diner. For first dish I choose Fish Burger with Cheese Combo. Price 70 HKD or 90 K. The package came with French Fries and Beverage such as Soda or Lemon Tea. Their french fries is so crunchy. The burger size is quite big enough for me. Fish meat is tender & they give a lot of lettuce inside with mayo. You have to bring your own chili sauce, because in here, they only provide the tomato sauce. Over all the taste is quite okay.

French Fries & Beverage

Fish Burger

Second dish, I choose Jumbo Hot Dog Combo. Price 68 HKD or 87 K. A huge beef sausage with slices of tomato, zucchini and they sprinkled it with shredded cheese & onion, and topped it with bolognaise sauce. Quite delicious!

Jumbo Hot Dog

With fully tummy and felt so hurt in my foot (because of too many walking), I decided to travel around Disney area with their train. I feel so exhausted, but I don’t want to get out from this area right now, because I wait for their parade. The parade started at 04.30 PM. People flooded along the Main Street area to watch that parade, including me.

Disney Parade

Winnie the Pooh

Jungle Dance

Lady Bug

Lilo & Stitch

Toy Story

Very entertaining parade! I love it! Well, I think today will be one of my unforgettable experience. The happiness of my childhood memories has coming back and I don’t mind to bring them back again in the future :)

For further information about location, map & ticket reservation, you can directly browse to their website: http://park.hongkongdisneyland.com