Tracy's Nest

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Hong Kong Trip (Part 3)

Day 5 (20th August – Sunday)
June came to the hotel early in the morning and took us to Australian Dairy Co. in Jordan to try the breakfast set. The place was packed and we had to sort of 'gobble' our food, else the people would be standing behind waiting for their turns to be seated. We had 'chin siong tan' (fried double eggs), toast, marcaroni with ham in soup (I tried this at home but the taste was so different, guess it's the soup base) and iced 'nai cha' (tea). The set was simply superb.

We tried the 'teng jai' porridge in another shop and it was very nice too.

After breakfast, we went back, did our packing and checked out from the hotel. We checked in another hotel in Mongkok – The Royal Plaza Hotel in the shopping mall of Grand Century Plaza. This hotel was completely different from the one we stayed (psst, psst Michelle, if u are reading this, compare this with Dorsett Seaview Hotel and see for urself, hahaha).

The Hotel:

The Room:

We had sushi for lunch (no pics cos nothing special) and after dat, it was shopping again – this time in Grand Century Plaza itself.

We had Dessert Buffet near the hotel lobby. Goodness, we (June, Elaine, Elyss and I) really had a wonderful time, yakking, eating and laughing our hearts out, nearly 'sutt yi tai' (lost control and embarrassing situation). Luckily there were only a couple of tables, with a few people, or else, I guess, we would have been 'kicked' out. (heehee) *tongue out*

June spent the nite with us. June, Elaine and I were in a room, Eugene, Elyss and Ah Por were in another.

Day 6 (21st August – Monday)
Early this morning, June, Elaine and I went to the Mongkok MTR station to the Admiralty Station and took a bus to the lower peak tram terminus located at Garden Road. Boarded the tram to 'Tai Ping Sun' (Victoria Peak) which took about 15-20 mins. Too bad, Eugene, Elyss and Ah Por didn't join us today. (Elyss, see for urself what u had missed, heehee)


Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum:
At the entrance, we were greeted by the friendly smile of Jackie Chan but alas I was not allowed to take any pics of him. The people in charge there were obliged to take our pic with Jackie Chan with THEIR cameras! *duh, duh, duh* (their way of earning money)

Inside the Wax Museum, while walking down the stairs, we were greeted first by Michelle Yeoh and the rest .........




Oops, sorry typo error, should be Mahatma Gandhi there.
And doesn't June look like a wax figure herself? (Hahaha)

Doesnt' Pierce Brosnan and Bei Yung Chun look 'sharp' there?




End of the Wax Museum.

On our way back, I noticed there was this double decker bus without roof (peak tram shuttle bus) and I couldn't resist taking pics of it.

We took a taxi and went to 'Lan Kwai Fong' (something like the place in Bangsar whereby there are pubs, cafes and restaurants). Went to Yung Kee Restaurant at Wellington Street to have lunch. The Restaurant is famous for its Goose Thighs and Century Eggs. (The century eggs are different from the eggs we have in M'sia whereby the middle (yolks) are still 'watery' and are still very fresh).

After lunch, walked around for a while and got back to South Wall Road, Kowloon City to have another meal – hot pot at da BINO. They call it hot pot in HKG whereas it's steamboat in M'sia.


Slurp, slurp, slurp, rite? Excuse me, I'm still drooling over the fresh fish and beef slices.

Went back to the hotel and after resting for a while, we were joined by Elyss, Eugene and Ah Por to have our last round of shopping in 'Lui Yan Kai' (Ladies Market) and Fah Yuen Street.

Day 7 (22nd August – Tuesday)
I was recommended by a fren dat I have to try the 'Siong Pei Jong Nai' (double coated knock milk? heehee) but I tried the one with Ginger juice instead which tasted very much better (not so much of the milky smell).

Take note of the "Yeong Chi Kam Lou". I have my version of this in my next post.

We went for another round of 'dim sum' and the 'yeong chi kam lou', this time in Maxim's Palace in Grand Century Plaza. The 'yeong chi kam lou' was a little different from the one we took. This tasted better. We tried the mango pudding too and it was yummy yummy.

On our way to the Chek Lup Kok airport.

Miscellaneous pictures:



Bye-bye Hong Kong.

The End. (phew at last)

Huh? No Ocean Park and Disneyland? Hahaha, veli soli, our main aim of going to HKG dat time was to eat and shop, shop and eat. Ocean Park and Disneyland have to wait until Destinee is a little older and will have to 'drag' pappy along to look after her.

17 Comments:

At Wed Oct 11, 03:00:00 PM, Anonymous Jesslyn said...

ok,me also finishing drooling now! :P
Next, blog what u had bought! LOL

 
At Wed Oct 11, 03:24:00 PM, Blogger Egghead said...

HK damn shiok lah the food... but I heard their Disneyland sux and damn crowded!

 
At Wed Oct 11, 04:10:00 PM, Anonymous michelle said...

I stayed in the Royal Plaza Hotel in HK before. Good choice. I was there when I heard Lady Di passed away. So sad.

 
At Thu Oct 12, 02:39:00 AM, Anonymous Vien said...

Great food pics!

 
At Thu Oct 12, 10:04:00 AM, Blogger Adrian & Alvan said...

Another salivate post, OMG ...my favourite Century Eggs...slurp slurp..

 
At Thu Oct 12, 10:27:00 AM, Anonymous sasha said...

I LOVE HONG KONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!U making me wanna go bek now!

 
At Thu Oct 12, 11:02:00 AM, Anonymous Immomsdaughter said...

Food, food & more food *drools* Tenkiu for making me hungry ;)

 
At Thu Oct 12, 01:47:00 PM, Blogger magictree said...

They have a wax version of Lee Kuan Yew. Dr. Mahathir don't have meh? Thanks for taking the time to write...I enjoy the pictures cos my eyes starts to get blur with all those tiny words. Getting old ....

 
At Fri Oct 13, 01:11:00 AM, Blogger Blogie-Talkie said...

very nice lor,,,
eat play sleep, what a paradise life,,,,,,,,,,

 
At Fri Oct 13, 10:08:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow..this travelogue is so detail. I feel like I have been in HK too. hahaha!

 
At Fri Oct 13, 10:34:00 AM, Blogger Zara's Mama said...

Yung Kee's tong sum pei tan is really good huh? But the rest of the dishes I just find so so only.

I like the Yishun milk pudding.

Eh.. pay how much for the hotel? I find Hkg hotel too expensive.. not worth going for holiday.

 
At Fri Oct 13, 01:48:00 PM, Blogger Tracy said...

Jess:
I'm still drooling over the food. Actually I din buy much except toys and dresses for Des, T-shirts for Pappy, some 'har ji meen' (dried prawns mee) and 'lou poh beng' (wive's biscuits).

Egghead:
Wooooeeee, u bet the food were the 'bestest' I've tasted.

Ya ya, dat's why we had no intentions of going to Disneyland. June told us dat the place is still in its upgrading stage and it's crowded with the neighbouring 'cousins', so it's not worth going.

Michelle:
U stayed in Royal Plaza Hotel too? Nice place hor? I like the place and the environment and shopping is so convenient but the rate is sky high expensive.

Vien:
Of course. Purposely to show and make u all drool mar (heeheehee).

Rachel:
U like Century eggs too, then u should try the 'tong sum' century eggs from the restaurant. I took so many dat my cholesterol SHOT up :(

Sasha:
Me toooooooooo. I'll definitely be going bek.

Imm:
Tell u the truth, I'm still drooling over the food.

Magictree:
Ya lor, how come no figure of Ah Tun Dr. Mahathir leh hor? I didn't notice dat until u mentioned. Aiyo, how come ar? Not fair, not fair. (psst, psst, maybe the Hongkies don't like Ah Mahathir, heehee)

Blogie-talkie:
Aiyo, long time din 'see' u lor. I always lurk into ur blog but sometimes u've written in Chinese which I'm a 'fun shi'.

I indeed had a paradise time except for all the 'walkings'. Walk and walk under such a hot and humid weather until bra and paper panty oso wet, and then dry again (hahahahaha).

Ally:
Hahaha, whenever I read, I feel dat I'm still over there leh.

Zara's Mama:
If u like pei tan, I'm sure u'll love the tong sum pei tan.

Wuah lau eh! The rest of the food u find so so only ar? U must have tasted the 'bestestest' Chinese food lor.

Oh, so dat's what they call the 'jong lai' milk pudding (heehee, forgot the English name for it). I love it too. It's something like taufoo far hor?

Actually the Royal Plaza Hotel was booked by June thru her agent with coporate company rate at HKG880 for twin share per nite and for triple is HKG1350, else it would have been more expensive.

 
At Fri Oct 13, 02:24:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

sigh! you make me wanna take a LOOONGGGGG holiday

 
At Fri Oct 13, 11:26:00 PM, Blogger Tracy said...

Sharon:
Go, go, go, go for the looonggg holiday by urself (without hubby, Brendan or Eryn, hahaha) and I'm very sure u'll enjoy every minute of it.

 
At Sat Oct 14, 02:27:00 AM, Anonymous Angeleyes said...

aiyoh... I miss Yung Kee lar! Hmm.. my last trip there was 2 years back for an exibhition so did not get to go many places but did managed to savour some of those goodies you mentioned above.. now I'm drooling :)~~~
MIL said wanted to go next month and I discouraged her coz the stuff there has gotten quite expensive lately... maybe I should tell her to go now and get her to tapau the siew-ngor-bei for me...hehehe

 
At Fri Oct 20, 01:17:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, Tracy, the "Yee Shun xiong pei nai" is very famous in HK, last year it was only HKD6.5 per bowl and this year it charges HKD18 per bowl, very "keng".

 
At Fri Oct 20, 06:36:00 PM, Blogger Tracy said...

Angeleyes:
Hahaha, u want ur MIL to 'tar pau' the 'siew ngor bei' for u? But I'm afraid it will be consficated wor. Scared got bird flu mar, hahahahaha.

Huisia:
Huh? Dat expensive meh? But I remembered I paid HKD7 for a bowl only wor.

 

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