6 days 5 nights in Hong Kong – Day 2
|Looking up from Fuk Wah Street Market|
Started our day with Dim Sum at Hei Wan Dim Sum Specialist just opposite and down the road from our hotel. I must say eating here has been so much more pleasant, which makes the food nicer than it already was as compared to eating at the famous Lin Heung TeaHouse (I will elaborate on this in the next post). Be sure to order their ‘Ma Lai Gao’, a traditional Cantonese steamed brown sugar sponge cake. It’s not sweet, not to worry. It is soft, fluffy, and served warm. The rests of the Dim Sum were undoubtedly good.
Hei Wan Dim Sum Specialist
Address: 73-73a, Portland St, Yau Ma Tei, Hong Kong
After filling our stomach, we went to Truth Lutheran Church for Sunday morning service. We then took the MTR to Sham Shui Po station and walked along Fuk Wah Street Market. You can expect seeing crowd of Indonesians, Filipinos, and other foreign nationals mingling around on Sunday other than locals and tourists.
|Street Delicacies at the junction of Fuk Wah Street Market|
If you are at Sham Shui Po, remember to dine here at Chan Kwong Kei Roast Shop. The English name isn’t stated on the signboard so you got to spot these Chinese wordings.
Chan Kwong Kei Roast Shop (陈光记澳门烧味饭店)
Address: 141 Pei Ho St, Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong
|Black pepper roast duck|
|Oyster sauce with noodles|
|Crusted roast pork|
This meal was one of our favorites in Hong Kong, with a balance portion of both lean and fats for the crispy roast pork, and our first time having roast duck served with black pepper sauce.
We walked towards Mong Kok to check out the Goldfish Market. And not forgetting, Kam Wah Café and Bakery that is usually packed with tourists! And we came here twice throughout this trip.
We came with a full stomach so we only ordered milk tea, bo luo yao (butter po luo pao in Cantonese or pineapple bun), egg tarts, award-winning French Toast stuffed with peanut butter and butter. I am not joking about the title “Award-winning French Toast” as it is stated in the menu written in Chinese.
Kam Wah Café and Bakery
Address: 47 Bute St, Prince Edward, Hong Kong
Feeling bloated after the second meal, we went to Choi Hung “translated as Rainbow” MTR to find that famous Instagram spot at Choi Hung estate. Well, shouldn’t have come here on a Sunday/Public Holiday. It’s interesting though to see how mostly youngsters, amidst the crowd waiting, posing and choreographing.
Soon after we can no longer stand the blazing hot sun, we head straight to Shek Kip Mei MTR to check out Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre. It’s a short 10 mins walk away from the MTR but there sure has something compelling along the way to see. A number of shops were closed that day and for me I’d love to visit again.
|It's Sunday rest day for the domestic workers. Found them dancing, cheering while walking to Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre (JCCAC)|
|This tiny store that sells both vintage and also minimalistic kitchen wares is located at the corner before you reach JCCAC|
At about 5:30pm, we met with our friend at Tsim Tsa Hsui MTR and took a stroll to Avenue of Stars. To our disappointment, the whole stretch of pathway is closed for renovation. There isn’t much to see from the lookout point either, and we turned back to the close by Japanese restaurant that we have booked earlier for Christmas Eve dinner at Arashiyama Japanese Restaurant. By the way, there is a minimum spend of HKD300 for each person. We were hoping the dishes turn out as good as the review. The raw sashimi was good; the rests of the dishes were moderate.
Arashiyama Japanese Restaurant
Address: G/F, 11 Minden Avenue Tsim Sha Tsui
I got a little tipsy and tired so I couldn’t be bothered to count down for Christmas hah! The bustling crowd gathered to the streets and pubs. You can call me boring, but that’s not the whole point of Christmas anyway.
|Clam with sake|
|Eel rice set|
|Shishamo and rice ball|
|The salmon's head's portion is way too disappointing|
|We exceeded our minimum spent for Christmas Eve, oh well, fellowship is all that matters :)|
Till then, find out more about what we did for the following days in the next post because you should too go hiking in Hong Kong.