Tuesday, March 17, 2015

High Tea @ Ritz Carlton HK

I personally feel that the money spent here was worth every cent.

I really enjoyed the yummy goodies in the tea set,
the beautiful view, ambience and of course,
the most important thing of all - company! :)

Mike ordered a lobster bisque for himself.

Tea for 2 :)

The Pierre Herme macaron of the day was Salted Caramel. Yummy.

The set has got quite a good selection - mini burgers, smoked salmon focaccia, duck foie gras mousse macaroni, vegetable quiche, pistachio chocolate cannel, orange jivara and cinnamon verrine, mango ginger choux, lemon mint bar and both plain and raison scones with jam and clotted cream.

The view

Monday, March 16, 2015

Day trip to Cheung Chau, HK

The initial plan was to head to Tai O as we wanted to do something a lil different from our usual HK travels (ie. hanging out in the city all day long). However, the hotel staff mentioned that if you're Chinese, there's nothing much to see in Tai O because you've 'seen it all' before - Tai O is famous for its fishing villages on stilts.

So we decided to scrap that plan and went to Cheung Chau instead, as recommended by my mum's friend for some good seafood.

We rented a bicycle to cycle around the little Island.

Faster faster horsey!!!

There's a market on the island that sells lots of live seafood.

The restaurant that we went to told us that we had to buy the seafood from the market and bring it to them to cook because they do not stock any. 

I think that it's best to go early to the market because we went there around 1 p.m. and most shops were already closed. Only a handful were still open. 

Nothing like fresh seafood!

Was hoping to get bigger prawns but . . . these were the biggest from the stall that we went to.

I love prawnies.

Bamboo clams. It was my first time eating this, believe it or not.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Cenacolo, Central, HK

We stayed in Central HK and there are so many restaurants all around.
It was pretty hard for us to decide on dinner 
but somehow, we ended up at Cenacolo, an Italian restaurant.

We were seated at a very comfy and cosy spot.
Service was very good.
The price was reasonable as well. . .
and the food was good.

My mum asked them to add pumpkin to her salad (As the salad she ordered didn't have any) and they did so, without any extra charge. So obliging. Two thumbs up! :)

I had the steak and it was so juicy and tender. 

Saturday, March 14, 2015

First meal in HK

We took a ferry from Macau to HK and arrived just in time for lunch.

It is somewhat a 'tradition' that every time we visit HK, 
we just have to go to Yung Kee for their century eggs and roast goose.

Century eggs and ginger

Roast goose and chicken

E-fu noodles with crab meat

The noodles had very chunky pieces of crab meat. Mmmm mmm.

Super tourist picture - outside Yung Kee. Hehe.

When the bill arrived, Mike said  - "The food here is good but it is *censored* expensive."

SIGH. OH RINGGIT. We don't realise how small you are until we travel.

Macau Day & Night