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    さてさて、今日は中秋節!
    香港では今日は家族でお月見して月餅食べて、明日は祝日。子供も夜更かしや夜遊びが許される日です。
    中秋節は春節(旧正月)と同じくらい、家族で過ごすことを大切にしている日です。
    そんな日に私は・・・飛びます!香港へ!

    中秋節を香港で過ごしたことはありますが、結構久々なので遅い遅い夏休みを取って行くことにしました。
    中秋節の香港の風景や気になるお店、最新スポットなどいろいろ巡ってきますね。
    日ごろの行いがよかったのか(繁忙期が終わってもズルズルと仕事が忙しかっただよぉ)、台風も滞在中は来ないようなので平和な中秋節が過ごせそうです。

    滞在中、ライブ配信も考えております。
    FacebookもしくはInstagramで告知しますので、よろしければご覧ください。
    (以下のリンク先をクリックしてください)

    香港と日本とで同じ月を見ながらお祝いしましょう。

    では、行って来ます~!


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  2. 週日快樂!這個9月非常充實,兩位日本友先後又來港,今天先分享其中一頓在香港朗廷酒店,低層大堂 Bostonian Seafood & Grill  Main St Deli 的愉快聚餐~

     

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    順序先由 Bostonian 的半自助午餐開始介紹。多年前、餐廳還未重新裝修時,甜魔媽媽已曾先後到訪這裡享用晚餐及半自助晚餐,個人鍾愛其實午餐更多!裝修後曾兩次到訪參加活動,都幾乎忘了這裡的午餐,直到友人提起才決定一同再訪。

     

     

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    一如之前的分享,餐廳裝修後一改昔日懷舊經典的模樣,時尚簡約、入型入格;而午市半自助餐還是那麼豐富,Appetizer Buffet + 主菜 + 甜品 $378,若單吃 Appetizer Buffet 就$298,多年來加幅不算大。

     

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    這裡的定價,已經有分別來自法國的 Fine de Claire,以及來自愛爾蘭的 Irish Rock 任吃,質素更是相當上乘,坦白講吃下半打生蠔已經回本!除了生蠔,自助餐檯上還有翡翠螺、熟蝦及青口,滿足海鮮迷的要求。

     

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    繼續走又有鮮甜肥美的三文魚刺身、吞拿魚刺身,加上不同款式的壽司及卷物,加上之後的熟食,單吃 Appetizer buffet 也絕對夠飽!

     

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    之後又有一連串火腿、凍肉及芝士,火眼選擇有意大利的 Parma Ham、Salam Milano、Mortadela 及 Coppa Ham,而芝士則包括 Brie 軟芝士、Gorgonzola DOP 藍芝士、Grana Padano 硬芝士、Boursin 軟芝士等,還有不同的配料。

     

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    接下來又有美味燒大啡菇、自家製刁草煙三文魚、豬肉凍拌無花果、燒蘑菇拌雞絲沙律、烤野菜吞拿魚、芝士及松子撈成的意粉沙律,還有雞心豆沙律拌加上火腿、青瓜、番茄等~

     

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    另一風味滿滿的是泰式燒豬頸肉沙律連青檸薄荷汁、雜菜沙律、羅馬番茄拌香草橄欖油,以及甜魔媽媽看重又喜愛的夏日水果拌青檸蜜糖油醋,超清甜好吃!

     

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    接下來是熱食環節,當日有 Italian Pasta Cream Cheese Sauce,長通粉煮的很 Al dente,醬汁又香又濃兼有恰到好處的辣意,非常出色!野菜則是健康之選。

     

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    接著又有嫩滑不乾、甚為好吃的雞肉串燒、添有芝麻的香炸吉列龍脷柳,兩款都好吃令人回味再三,但最回味還是壓軸出場的 Mornay Oyster 焗蠔是也,鮮嫩不過火,醬油香滑動人,我忍不住連吃了半打!

     

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    下圖,就是我們三人的豐富頭盤,第一輪而已!重點推介法國生蠔、肥美三文魚刺身、清甜水果、美味焗蠔及雞肉串燒,這樣的頭盤竟然還是無限添吃,實在令人太滿足!

     

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    場內環境又舒適,心情大好的三個女人,清光了以上食物後又分別各多取2大碟美食回來,連同估不到又是挺有水準的麵包,真的不吃主菜也完全夠飽了~

     

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    不過主菜可是與甜品扣在一起,所以我們決定三人分享兩份主菜及甜品。當日主菜有四款,分別是 Roasted Ribeye、Grilled Pork "Picatta"、Pan Seared Halibut 或素食的 Risotto。

     

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    我們首先分享了 Grilled Pork "Picatta" 米蘭式比吉打豬柳,豬柳多汁嫩滑,又富芝香十分好吃,但淨吃少不免有點膩,旁邊的蘋果泥、檸檬續隨子汁是最好中和。另一份比目魚用上可持續海鮮,環保意識值得一讚,而且魚肉超嫩超滑,配上經典法式奶油醬汁好吃極了!

     

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    兩款甜品不用選,真好!首先是 Summer Fruit Clafoutis with Mandarin Sorbet & Berries Sauce,賣相很美、味道也清新怡人。

     

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    另一款 Exotic "Ferrero Rocher", milk chocolate cremeux, passion fruit & mango center & hazelnut coating 更是香滑清脆兼有之,真有巨大「金莎」的風範,但中間巧妙加進芒果夾心,成功以酸甜清甜平衡甜膩感,非常出色!

     

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    其實已經非常飽,但大家還意猶未盡想繼續聊,結果走著走著又到上一層的 Main St Deli 繼續吃下午茶!

     

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    別看這一滿檯的美食,其實真正邪惡的只有飲品,特別是這兩杯奶昔,可是用 Movenpick 雪糕打成,我那杯朱古力味奶昔原已香甜滑溜,還帶不少朱古力醬及脆粒,太邪惡吸引了!友人那杯 Caramel 也不是省油的燈,就讓我們一起沉淪吧...

     

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    接著由番茄、洋蔥、黑橄欖、墨西哥辣椒、車打芝士、牛油果醬及酸忌廉構成的 The Impossible™ MSD Chili Con Carne Nachos  ($138),卻遠不及大家想的邪惡,因為是由 Impossible™素肉所製!無論口感還是味道,都與真肉十分相似,讓素食者也可飽嚐 Nachos。

     

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    Nachos 對我有點辣,這天吃得最多反而是 The Impossible™ Spaghetti with Meatballs ($198),因為酸甜清新的番茄汁太開胃了!平日少碰的巨大肉丸,也因知道是由健康素食所製,也吃得份外安心~

     

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    最後一款 The Impossible™ Burger ($188) 全交友人吃掉了,雖然未有細味,但有著傑克起司、番茄、青瓜、大啡菇及黑松露汁的素肉漢堡,想必滋味也不壞~

     

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    最後謝謝日本友人美好的禮物及心意,十分期待著十月的辣聚啊~~~

     

     

    Bostonian Seafood and Grill

    地址:尖沙咀九龍北京道8號香港朗廷酒店低層大堂

    電話:2132 7898

     

    Main St. Deli

    地址:尖沙咀北京道8號香港朗廷酒店低層大堂

    電話:2132 7898

    酒店 Facebook:The Langham, Hong Kong

     

    ** 想得知最新飲食情報,可追蹤 甜魔媽媽;欲得知甜魔一家消息,就追蹤 Matthew and Chloe 吧~~

  3. Whenever you go to have Chinese roast, you will always hear chop chop [Chopping] in the background!!
    The chop chop noise is meat being chopped up on the chopping board so I guess this is why they called Chop Chop!!
    Chop chop also means hurry up or to be quick in English.

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    The joint is located on the corner with two entrances and meats are displayed nicely at the counter.
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    There is an English Menu which make it expat friendly.
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    Chop Chop's signature dish is the Roast Pork Belly Rice where it first debuted in Stephen Chows God of cookery film aka Sorrowful Rice (#黯然銷魂飯).
    It comes with egg and soup as a set.
    The rice is a little different as they use premium rice which is harvested once a year at Wuchang city along with some wild rice.
    As for the eggs, these come from young hens which produce smaller but nutritious eggs.
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    It was definitely a fulfilling meal as the meat was lightly charred on the edges but perfectly tender and moist.
    Also tried the Chop Chop Char Siew which was leaner compared to the belly.
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    It really depends on which cut you like, for me I preferred the leaner cut as it was meatier and the charred edges were crispy with a slight stickiness.

    To go with drinks, the the Crispy pork belly was just the treat.
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    The chef definitely had perfect chopping skills as you can see the pork is uniformly square with clean cuts and sharp 90 degree edges !!!!!
    The meat and fat was evenly defined so each piece was moreish with a nice crispy texture. The roast was so good that I got some takeaway.
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    I like the way they use paper boxes like GoodBBQ as you won't get any CFC odour in the food.
    It is always good to see Chinese roast going to the next level by becoming modern and presentable.

    [Chop Chop 食神叉燒]
    Shop 3, G/F, 18 Wang On Road, North Point
    Near the Petrol Station

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    謝謝奇華,讓我家小朋友有機會在今年親手製作月餅,而且更是大人和小朋友都喜愛的小丸子造型奶皇月餅!

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    卡通人物長不大,小丸子也不例外,《櫻桃小丸子》卡通在我小時候已經播映,可說是陪著我們這一代長大。到我長大成人,我的小朋友也到了劇中小丸子的年紀,看著小丸子朋友們和小瞳小名一起,感覺真有點複雜(笑)。

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    這個中秋,奇華餅家除了推出了小丸子造型奶皇月餅和一系列相關精品,那把雨傘小丸子尤其可愛,據說一推出已經售罄!最近終於限量返貨,想買的可以去碰碰運氣啊。

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    想吃小丸子造型奶皇月餅,不一定要買現成的,自己做可能更有意思。在中秋節前奇華在灣仔旗艦店奇華工作坊都會舉辦小丸子奶皇月餅班課程,每人可以製作帶走8個迷你小丸子造型奶皇月餅,造型更可自由選擇,包括不設零售的小丸子爺爺嫲嫲造型!

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    除此之外,工作坊裡有大量小丸子卡通人物紙板,讓各位粉絲可以過足合照癮。

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    最近奇華的主題是「快樂製造」,這個主題和小丸子可說十分相符,大家也要在這裡製造快樂啊。

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    月餅班地點就在灣仔旗艦店2樓奇華工作坊。一如以往,每位學員都會收到一份製作食譜,不過這一次和之前有點不同,因為這一次的食譜會放在小丸子folder中!大家要好好珍藏啊!

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    由奇華專業導師開始介紹材料和示範製作過程,我們就在旁邊留心聽講學習。

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    先準備好奶皇餡,再準備月餅皮,詳細步驟不在此介紹了,大家有興趣還是去報個名吧。另外,聽著講解,發覺製作方法和之前在奇華參加過的月餅班有不少分別,到底那個方法較好?個人認為,主要還是看你家的設備,選一個適合自己的方法去做吧。

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    奶皇餡和月餅皮都準備好,就可以包成月餅,和以模具做出小丸子造型月餅!這個步驟也和之前有點不同,以前用的都是木製模具,但體積大,收藏也不方便。導師不說也不知道原來現在推出了這種膠製月餅模具,而且更可提供照片自行訂造,只要不太複雜、線條清晰,基本上也可做到。這一次的小丸子模具就是一個好例子了。

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    接下來當然是我們這班學生的實際製作時間!從材料攪拌開始,兩位小朋友能勝任嗎?

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    答案當然是正面的,小瞳小名已經長大了,和之前相比,這一次月餅班很多工作都能自己做完。值得一提是這月餅班容許小孩子參加,所以工序設定都不會很難,而且也有工作人員幫忙,十分適合親子參加。

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    好了!終於輪到以模具「吸」出小丸子造型,這就是模具的內貌了!

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    小丸子模具做出來的月餅,未焗前輪廓比我想像中更突出,而且製作簡單,非常有趣!

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    然後就可以掃蛋漿,放進焗爐先焗一次了!

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    若想卡通圖案更加突出,可於焗好第一次後再在凸出的花紋圖案上輕輕塗上少許糖漿,再放回焗爐裡小焗片刻。

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    最後的製成品!我們焗了共16個小丸子月餅,以小名這個小玉月餅焗得最好,輪廓最突出,真的很漂亮呢!

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    最後把焗好的小丸子月餅放進盒子就可以帶回家,連盒也是特別準備的小丸子盒子,裡裡外外都是那麼開心!

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    最後,當然少不了試食一下今年奇華的各款月餅。

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    今年可供購買的小丸子月餅共有四款,分別是小丸子蛋黃奶皇月小玉芝士奶皇月花輪蛋黃奶皇月野口朱古力奶皇月。幾款味道往年都有推出過,換上小丸子新裝更有新鮮感。

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    之前提及過,月餅班可選擇製作的月餅造型比能購買的多,看看老師的製成品,除了剛剛提到的四款,還包括小丸子的媽媽、爺爺和嫲嫲,好可愛!

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    若想試試新口味,今年則有檸檬奶皇月松子蜂蜜奶皇月,前者只限定灣仔旗艦店供應,後者則可在鴛鴦奶皇盒裝找到。另外兩者都可在灣仔旗艦店購買即食現烤版本,即焗即吃的現烤奶皇月把檸檬和蜂蜜香氣發揮得淋漓盡致,吸引!

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    卡通crossover月餅除了造型吸引,更有精美禮盒包裝,收到的人一定喜歡。

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    自己新鮮製作的月餅永遠好吃,有可愛的小丸子陪伴更是開心快樂,雖然今年的奇華工作坊月餅班已經額滿,但來年還是有機會的,不想再一次錯過,大家要留意時間表了。

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    執筆之時,《櫻桃小丸子》原作者櫻桃子(三浦美紀)已經因病離世,雖然小時候看櫻桃小丸子的機會不多(印象中播出時我已是中學生),但還是十分感謝櫻桃子老師多年來為大家帶來的歡樂,感謝妳讓大家有一個美好的童年。

    參考連結:
    https://studio.keewah.com/frontend/web/index.php?r=course%2Fview&id=89

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    奇華工作坊
    日期:2018/08/11
    地址:香港灣仔皇后大道東188號2樓
    推介:8/10

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  5. 說到倫敦很有名的餐廳,Burger & Lobster肯定榜上有名,不過它在脫歐後價錢升得不可思議,所以完全不划算。除了Burger & Lobster外,Big Easy都是同類的餐廳,價錢亦比較低,自然是要轉場囉。

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    Big Easy有每日的不同優惠,這個是當天的無限量Bar.B.Q肉,如果想吃優惠龍蝦,星期四是龍蝦跟牛扒餐,這還真夠罪惡感…

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    想吃龍蝦但不需要牛扒的,不一定要星期四來,因為它也有普通的龍蝦餐。

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    Big Easy比Burger & Lobster好的地方,絕對是這裡的餐是包括飲品,像Burger & Lobster原價已經貴幾鎊,叫一杯飲品又幾鎊,這就差十幾鎊可以在這裡吃半個餐了。朋友選了這裡的沙冰Cocktail,而我就貪多選啤酒,這自家品牌啤酒有2Pint,即是超過1公升﹗汽水我也沒一晚喝1公升耶﹗

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    要說Big Easy比較差的地方,可能是賣相吧?那有人將兩邊龍蝦分開擺的…正常人也不會亂擺一通吧?撇除賣相不談,Big Easy跟Burger & Lobster的Pounder龍蝦,好像Burger & Lobster稍大一點,或者是我剛好遇到大隻的吧。不過這裡的龍蝦因為有加上細蔥調味油,比Burger & Lobster的蒸或燒龍蝦都來得惹味,而且還有粗身薯條吃,完勝﹗

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    然後是星期一優惠無限肉祭unlimited meat works,同樣地賣相真的很抱歉,Brown Sauce的深啡色加上大量肉的關係,視覺上毫無觀賞性可言。材料有北卡羅萊納豬肉、燻燒雞肉、聖路易斯豬肋骨、燻焗豆、粟米鬆餅,未食已飽還能夠無限添食,難怪外國人都這麼肥了。

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    至於好不好吃?我覺得燻雞是最好吃的,除了有煙燻香外,雞肉沒有被Brown Sauce淹沒,所以味道最純粹。當然豬肋骨等等都不錯,但大量醬汁有點分不清是醬好吃還是肉好吃了。鬆餅就有點抱歉,根本不鬆又乾身,雖然這東西我沒有預期過會好吃,不過一直吃肉會很膩,吃一口鬆餅稍稍能去掉油膩感也還好,不過始終是澱粉質很容易飽。

    所以到最後我有沒有無限肉祭?這個半份跟半邊龍蝦再一公升啤酒食完都不能動了還能追加嗎?

    在這裡飲不飽也食醉你,廿幾鎊就有交易,連龍蝦也吃得到,實在划算,忽然覺得Burger & Lobster價錢好貴啊…


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    A couple of years ago, we would have said the craft beer scene in Hong Kong is starting to explode. Well, we can now safely say it has exploded and is here to stay. There’s even a Craft Beer Association of Hong Kong. It’s not just bars serving craft beer, there are breweries popping up all over the city, from Kwai Chung to Kennedy Town. Many do brewery tours where you can sample a bit of everything that they brew, so make it your mission to check them out over several weekends…or perhaps do a crazy pub crawl and hit a bunch up in one night. Read on for the ultimate guide to craft beer in Hong Kong.

    Second Draft

    On the ground floor of the cool hotel and neighbourhood hangout Little Tai Hang you’ll find Second Draft. The much buzzed about gastropub pours beers from celebrated local brewers Young Master and Carbon Brews, which you can sip alongside award-winning chef May Chow’s Hong Kong-inspired menu. Keep an eye out for their rotating guest tap brews, featuring some of the best international craft beer from New Zealand, Denmark and more.

    Where: G/F, Little Tai Hang, 98 Tung Lo Wan Road, Tai Hang
    Contact: 2656 0232

     

    Little Creatures

    Little Creatures brews craft beer daily in an impressive venue — when you walk in you can’t miss the 5 hectolitre brewery producing various beers served up in front at the bar, or in the large dining area. Their beer, like the signature Pale Ale, have unique key flavours such as citrus, nectarine and burnt toffee. Grab a bottle, along with a Bright Ale, Original Pilsner, IPA or Rogers Beer, as they´re sold to take home too.

    Where:  Shop 1, G/F New Fortune House, 5A New Praya, Kennedy Town
    Contact:  2833 5611 or info@littlecreatures.hk

     

    Craft Brew & Co.

    When the motto is “No Carlsberg. No Stella. No San Miguel.” then you know the bar is serious about craft beer. Craft Brew & Co., with three locations in Hong Kong, know their stuff and pour superb craft beer. If that weren’t enough, they also grill some damn fine gourmet sausages that are lean and made with all-natural casings. It’s the perfect accompaniment to their light and golden Summer Ale, or go for a Bohemian Pale Ale, Liberty IPA or Kung Fu Lager. Don’t know where to start? Book a tasting session (minimum 6 people) and learn the style, flavour and aroma of each beer.

    Where: G/F, 17 Old Bailey Street, Central; 36 High Street, Sai Ying Pun; G/F, 27-31 Catchick Street, Kennedy Town
    Contact: 2885 0821 (Central); 2559 0498 (Sai Ying Pun); 2246 8782 (Kennedy Town) or info@craftbrew.com.hk

     

    COEDO Taproom

    COEDO, an award-winning brewery from Saitama, Japan, serves craft beer at their Causeway Bay Taproom, the brewery’s first overseas venue. Featuring 12 taps, including all of their year-round beers, plus seasonal, limited and exclusive ones, you’ll happily spend a night here sampling the suds and nibbling on authentic Saitama-style yakitori and other savoury snacks.

    Where: Shop C, G/F, 50-56 Paterson Street, Causeway Bay
    Contact: 2619 9011 or info@thirstybrothers.com.hk

     

    Pazzeria Italian Brewery

    Who knew a place in Mong Kok would be a prime spot for sampling craft beer, Italian-style?  Pazzeria Italian Brewery has authentic Italian craft beers, bottled and on tap — 16 taps in fact. There’s also a Central location, and both spots pour mainly Italian craft beers, but there’s other European beers to try, and some mean Italian food too. Suggestion, if we may? Keep the focus on the beer and tuck into a cheese board with a variety of cold cuts and cheese, paired with a Birrificio Gaia IPA or a robust Tre Fontane Tripel.

    Where: G/F 19 Hak Po Street, Mong Kok, Kowloon; 5 Elgin Street, Central
    Contact: 2506 0016 (Mong Kok); 2540 7988 (Central)

     

    K Pub

    Here’s a nice little bar only a hop and a skip away from Kennedy Town MTR station. Great for a chill night catching up with a mate…and getting acquainted with the more than 30 types of craft beer from around the world K Pub pours daily. Decent pizza and burger specials too mean this may become a weekly outing.

    Where: Shop 15, G/F, Sincere Western House, 69 Cadogan Street, Kennedy Town
    Contact: 9683 2015 or info@kpub.com.hk

     

    TAP – The Ale Project

    When a day of haggling at Ladies Market has finally done your head in, seek some respite at nearby TAP – The Ale Project to cool off. Billed as a gastropub, and known for having one of the biggest selections of Hong Kong craft beer on tap, they pair carefully curated beers with a food menu featuring artisanal bread as the centerpiece.

    Where: 15 Hak Po Street, Mong Kok
    Contact: 2468 2010 or info@thealeproject.com

     

    The Globe

    An old favourite with British expats in Hong Kong, everyone should get to know The Globe, not just for some of the best fish and chips this side of England, but an excellent beer selection. They feature rotating guest taps, a great excuse to come often to taste the changing brews, as is the generous happy hour, running  from 9.00am to 8.00pm. Those wanting to know their malts from their ambers can sign up for a tutored beer tasting, tailored for a couple of friends or a large group.

    Where:  Garely Building, 45-53 Graham Street, Central
    Contact: 2543 1941 or info@theglobe.com.hk

     

    65Peel

    One of the trendier ones on the list, with a loyal Instagram following and hip Hong Kongers filling the joint inside and spilling out onto the street, the two-year-old 65Peel serves some of the best local beer from breweries like Young Master Ales to Nine Dragons. When your fingers are free from posting pics and sipping pints, dabble in some of the Asian-inspired cuisine on hand as well.

    Where: G/F, 65 Peel Street, Central
    Contact: 2342 2224 or 65peel@gmail.com

     

    Cheers The Tap Room

    An unassuming wee spot in Mong Kok with local and international craft beers on tap, where the staff is just as friendly as the clientele. And as it’s mainly a young crowd, there’s a good chance no one will be yelling out “Norm!” when you walk in (older readers will understand). Good for a beer flight to try a bit of everything, and a “craft pizza” to soak it all up.

    Where: G/F, 13 Hak Po Street, Mong Kok
    Contact: 2341 5999

     

    The Beer Bay – Central Pier 3 & 4

    You probably won’t head here for a night out, as it’s pretty much a small kiosk in the middle of Central piers 3 and 4, but you’ll be thankful for it when you’re waiting to board the ferry on a hot summer day. Despite its size, it has an impressive range of British and American craft beers, and lots of UK crisps to curb those salty cravings that often come with beer drinking.

    Where: Pier 3 and Pier 4, Central Ferry Pier
    Contact: 3481 7290

     

    Young Master Brewery

    While not set up for dining and drinking, this multi award-winning brewery does allow for sampling their craft beers on Saturday tours, and it’s definitely worth booking as these guys are known for starting the craft brewing movement in Hong Kong. Their Hong Kong-inspired beer is unique and enticing, like the Cha Chaan Teng Gose made with local salted lime.

    Where: G/F, Sungib Industrial Centre, 53 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Wong Chuk Hang
    Contact: 2783 8907 or info@youngmasterales.com

     

    Black Kite Brewery

    Black Kite Brewery calls Wong Chuk Hang home and lets you taste their product via monthly scheduled tours. Founders Dan and Dave Gallie use fresh ingredients from around the globe to make their beer in a range of signature styles, such as the Southside Ale, a fragrant light ale brewed with jasmine tea. For more daring palates, there’s the Oh, Bacon! Rauchbier smoked ale.

    Where: 11B Derrick Industrial Building, 49 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Wong Chuk Hang
    Contact: beer@blackkite.hk

     

    Lion Rock Brewery

    One of the originals, Lion Rock Brewery’s craft beer is made without artificial flavours, colourings or preservatives, brewed with the four premium ingredients all top brewers swear by — water, malts, hops and yeast. The flagship Lion Rock Signature Pale Ale is a lovely introduction, with a silky foam and fruity notes of peach and gooseberries. Grab a glass at The Globe, 65 Peel and many other bars across the city.

    Where: Unit 2, 14/F, Man Shing Industrial Building, 307-311 Castle Peak Road, Kwai Chung, New Territories
    Contact: 6308 0105  or info@lionrockbeers.com

     

    Carbon Brews

    New on the scene, Carbon Brews’ product can be downed at venues like Second Draft, K Pub and Craftissimo, where you’ll find their debut craft beer, 366BU, a double dry hopped pale ale with fruity aromas of melon, papaya, orange, lime and lemon. Also on tap is the Strawberry 100g/l, a refreshing dry-hopped American pale ale infused with, yup, 100g/L of strawberries.

    Where: Unit A1, G/F, Union Industrial Center, 27-31 Au Pui Wan Street, Fo Tan
    Contact: 2620 0095

     

    Hong Kong Beer Co.

    Hong Kong Beer Co. was launched in 1995 as Asia’s first craft brewery to sell beer exclusively in bottles and kegs. Fast forward a couple of decades, and their attractively-designed bottles can be found in major supermarkets and specialty booze shops across the city, and ready to pour on tap in hotel bars and pubs. With varieties like Dragon’s Back pale ale and Big Wave Bay IPA, you can’t get more Hong Kong than this beer.

    Where: Unit 5A, Ground Floor, Wah Shing Centre, 5 Fung Yip Street, Chai Wan
    Contact: 2580 2360 or info@hkbeerco.com

     

    Gweilo Beer

    HK expats have certainly heard the term “Gweilo” by now, but here it’s presented in a fun, fresh way — through refreshing beer. Known as “foreign devil”, the term has evolved to gentler definitions over time (plain old “foreigner”), and each bottle of Gweilo beer will too evolve, with the phrase on the label changing meaning over time. The Fo Tan-based brewery makes session-style ales ranging between 4% and 6%, like their IPA, brewed with European malt and a secret blend of South Pacific and American hops. Buy it and others online or in stores across the city.

    Where: Fo Tan
    Contact: info@gweilobeer.com

     

    Mak´s Beer

    This is beer made for locals by locals — three guys named Ball, Mark and Ken to be exact. They had a dream to bring Hong Kong Cantonese beer to the world, and they’re doing it, brewing exclusive craft beer using ingredients like dried longan and goji berries (Longan Pale Ale) and dried mint leaves and honey (Mint Beer). Sample some at pop-ups and markets in town, or at venues like HK Island Taphouse and Yum Cha.

    Where: 12C, Jing Ho Industrial Building, 78-84 Wang Lung Street, Tsuen Wan
    Contact: 6174 7740 or hey.bro@maksbeer.com

     

    Heroes Beer Co

    When picking up booze along with your groceries at city’super, you’ll no doubt spot the multi-coloured cans with vibrant illustrations containing Heroes Beer, with eye-catching names like Hangry Donut, an American wheat beer, or Munchy and Poshy fruit beer.  Take home some of their other cool cans from speciality beer shops in town, or throw back a glass at The Globe, The Roundhouse, Shake Shack and other locales.

    Where: Room 1411, Remex Centre, 42 Wong Chuk Hang Road
    Contact: 3996 9740 or info@heroesbeerco.com

     

    Yardley Brothers Beer

    You’ll soon recognise the Yardley Brothers label if you’re a bit of a barfly, as it’s poured throughout Hong Kong. The brewery in Kwai Hing where they make their staple brews (like Hong Kong Bastard Imperial IPA or Quit Your Job!, and other amusing names) has a production capacity of more than 5,000 liters, allowing the award-winning brewers to tackle numerous experimental single batch brews. Have a taste Friday evenings on a brewery tour from 5.30pm to 7.30 pm (no booking needed).

    Where: Unit 10, 5th floor, Block A, Wah Tat Industrial Centre, 8 Wah Sing Street, Kwai Hing
    Contact: 9543 4963 or beer@yardleybrothers.hk

     

    Moonzen Brewery

    Moonzen, “door gods” in Chinese, celebrates Chinese folklore and Hong Kong culture in their craft beer, drawing inspiration from Chinese mythology and using distinct flavours. Their hand-crafted beers can be found in stores and places like Strokes or Cheers The Tap Room, served in beautifully-illustrated bottles or signature golden gourd glasses. Better yet, head to their brewery to see how it’s all done, then hang out in the spacious tap room for a glass of their flagship Thunder God ale or a rich Moon Goddess chocolate stout.

    Where: 2A New East Sun Building, 18 Shing Yip Street, Kwun Tong
    Contact: 3709 2829 or beer@moonzen.hk

     

    HK Island Taphouse

    Beer lovers, a visit to North Point is in order to check out the largest number of taps (40!) in Hong Kong at HK Island Taphouse, where they dole out craft beer favourites from Gweilo, Lucky Dawgs and Heroes Beer, among many others. It’s also where you can try nitro beer, made by adding nitrogen, giving way to much smaller bubbles to create a smoother, creamier beer-drinking experience.

    Where: 1A-1B Tsing Fung Street, North Poin
    Contact: 3705 9901 or info@hkitaphouse.com

     

    99 Bottles

    This small craft beer bar and shop in Soho is good for popping in for a quick pint and some bottles to take home, or when en route to other drinking spots in the area. There’s a great selection of craft beer from local breweries like Yardley Brothers, along with international brands. It’s often standing-room only, or you can park your butt on the pavement outside, as it’s all very relaxed around there.

    Where: 59A Peel Street, Central
    Contact: 9772 3053 or 9772 3053

     

    HK Brewcraft

    Locals who like to make their own beer as much as they like drinking it should get acquainted with HK Brewcraft. The homebrew store and bottle shop has all the homebrewing ingredients and equipment you need, and they also offer homebrewing workshops for novice brewers. Or let others do all the work and just stick with drinking by hitting up one of their monthly tasting workshops. Bring home the ones that struck your fancy, with 350+ craft beers to discover online and in-store.

    Where: 4/F, 15 Cochrane Street, Central
    Contact: 5925 2739 or info@hkbrewcraft.com

     

    The Bottle Shop

    The Bottle Shop in Sai Kung specialises in international boutique beers, with claims to being the first retail store in Hong Kong with the largest variety of craft beers. You’ll take pleasure just strolling around the shop taking in all the foreign and local brands of craft beer, plus select spirits and wines. No worries if you’re not in Sai Kung, as they deliver to Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and New Territories.

    Where: G/F, 114 Man Nin Street, Sai Kung
    Contact: 2791 1600 or shop@thebottleshop.hk

     

    Craftissimo

    The highly-rated beer shop known for its excellent selection of local and international craft beer sells more than 280 kinds of beer from the best breweries in the world. Knowledgeable staff help guide you through the constantly changing selection, which often includes obscure and limited edition options from the world of craft beer. Join their beer club and they’ll send 12 bottles a month, for 3 months, from a curated selection right to your home.

    Where: Shop D, G/F, 22-24 Tai Ping Shan Street, Sheung Wan
    Contact: 6274 3130 or info@craftissimo.hk

    This article was written by Nancy Matos, The HK HUB.
    Nancy writes for
    The HK HUB, the first place you go to find out what’s happening in Hong Kong.

    *Feature image by Little Creatures


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  7. 這夜,相約了友人來到了十里洋場品嚐淮揚盛宴,淮揚菜是煣合了淮安、揚州、蘇州和上海等地的美食,食物十分的精緻。餐廳除了食物精緻外,裝潢方面亦非常的講究;以上海為藍本,將昔日的十里洋場帶到來現代。

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    閉月羞花 $70
    先來一杯閉月羞花,以楊桃、芒果和蜜糖來製成一杯清甜的沙冰;芒果味濃郁,當中帶著楊桃的香,非常適合夏天享用。


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    十里香蔥雞 $198/半隻
    最近都頗喜歡吃雞的,這粉香蔥雞以薰酒和花椒醃了一晚,味道都滲入了雞中;雞塊嫩滑,十分的美味呢。

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    黑松露珍珠燻溏心蛋 $68/2隻
    溏心蛋從來都是很吸引的,這溏心蛋還加上了黑松露,香氣和味道都大大提升了;如此的美味,叫人如此抗拒。

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    蘇式燻魚 $98
    從小到大,媽媽都經常做燻魚給我們吃的,這可讓我想起了兒時的回憶呢。鱸魚先以五香粉、紹興酒、鎮江醋等的材料醃好,然後炸香;炸香後再淋上酸甜的醬汁;燻魚外層香脆,肉質鮮嫩,非常的美味。

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    花雕醉紅蟹 $252/隻 
    真的要以心心眼來形容這份花雕醉紅蟹,花調味全都滲入了蟹中,美味_得令人難以抗拒。肉質方面是很鮮嫩的,喜歡吃醉蟹的朋友絕對不能錯過。

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    松茸蟹鉗燉繡球 $108
    吃過冷盤後,先來一個湯再到熱盤吧。這湯的味道濃中帶清,所謂的繡球是指千絲豆腐,這可是非常考刀功的,我到現在還不明白為什麼師傅可以這樣的厲害呢。

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    蟹粉炒江蘇河蝦仁 $328
    我很喜歡吃蟹粉,這蟹粉味道十分的濃郁,河蝦仁味道亦鮮甜;兩者混在一起,味道鮮上加鮮,這個時候想來碗白飯呢。

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    東坡千層寶塔 $288
    又一考刀功之作,五花腩以炆火慢煮了兩小時,肉質份外的嫩;中間加了梅菜乾,味道上非常相配;吃時把梅菜和五花腩夾在蝴蝶包中間,十分美味呢。

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    薺菜煨原條星斑 $668
    把斑片弄得鮮嫩絕不是易事呢,星斑去骨切片再加入薺菜及清湯煨,味道十分的濃郁,星斑亦非常的鮮嫩,如此有營養,不得不吃多幾件呢。

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    濃雞汁蘿蔔 $152
    蘿蔔有甚麼特別? 這是來自日本的蘿蔔,入口超軟,沒有半點渣滓;而雞湯的鮮味全都滲進蘿蔔中,味道非常的鮮,這可是我吃過最棒的蘿蔔煮法呢。

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    招牌糯米炒大青蟹 $748
    另一道蟹的菜式是招牌糯米炒大青蟹,看似沒甚麼特別,但卻非常的美味。糯米吸收了蟹肉的精華,美味得叫人難以抗拒,即使已經很飽,還是忍不住吃多兩口呢。

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    脆煎灌湯小籠包 $68
    小籠包吃得多,但像是鍋貼的小籠包應該沒怎樣吃吧。這樣的形式,既可品嚐到小籠包的灌湯,又可吃到香脆的外層,一舉兩得呢。

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    椰汁玉兔
    最後,便到甜品時間;看著這兔兔,不禁令我想起某電影中的對白: 不要吃兔兔。我依然覺得會撒嬌的女人是比較吃香的。
    玉兔十分可愛,真的不捨得吃下;椰汁味不算很強,質感彈彈的。

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    原桶黑豆腐花 $78
    最後,來了窩豆腐花,質感嫩滑,帶著濃濃的黑豆香。


    十里洋場
    銅鑼灣恩平道28號利園二期101號舖
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  8. 仲記得好耐之前係澳門試過「婆仔屋」之後,一直都好懷念佢地既 “杏仁朱古力心太軟”。原來佢地既姊妹店最近已經開咗係時代廣場食通天喇~ 今次帶埋我姨甥仔一齊黎試下新推出既西班牙小紅蝦 Brunch,其中包括 12 道 以紅蝦為主題既 tapas,輪流送上任食既 3 款主菜,同甜品;至於兒童餐,其實就係減去咗生食既部分。

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    Club Albergue 1601

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    西班牙小紅蝦 Brunch

    十二道 Tapas 分成四份上菜,先由比較清淡既開始。寶石生菜配小紅蝦淋上千島醬;蟹肉同黑魚子放係份外脆身既酥皮盒上;以新鮮青檸汁、日本醬油、黃糖、味醂等等生醃既小紅蝦都好新鮮!

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    千島醬小紅蝦配生菜

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    青檸醬汁醃小紅蝦配珍珠洋蔥及酸瓜

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    蟹肉黑蟹籽酥盒

    另外隨上一支 “Bloody Mary”,其實就係 Vodlka、Tabasco、番茄汁調成既 cocktail,入面仲有一隻小紅蝦肉架!

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    經典雞尾酒小紅蝦

    一份「小紅蝦海膽多士」,墨汁法包製成,小紅蝦非常鮮甜。另外亦有「香辣小紅蝦墨西哥夾餅」、「小紅蝦濃湯」。

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    小紅蝦海膽多士

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    香辣小紅蝦墨西哥夾餅

    之後有小朋友都啱食既「炸小紅蝦薯波」,薯波炸得金黃脆口,薯蓉綿滑,外脆內軟;個人就比較鍾意「喇沙汁小紅蝦酥皮撻」,喇沙汁好濃好野味,酥皮撻亦都做得好脆身。

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    炸小紅蝦薯波

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    喇沙汁小紅蝦酥皮撻, 鵝肝慕絲比利時朱古力

    「法式寶雲酥小紅蝦」,「小紅蝦意大利粉」;前者有好香既羅勒味,後者既義大利麵煮得剛剛好 al dente。醬汁更用上紅蝦湯、芝士粉煮成,非常非常濃郁,好好味!

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    法式寶雲酥小紅蝦

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    小紅蝦意大利粉

    食到差唔多飽飽既時候,侍應就捧上三款餐廳招牌菜式。「烤乳豬釀飯」既煙紅椒粉味好特出,乳豬皮脆肉嫩,肥肉均勻,冇豬既腥味,做得好出色!

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    烤乳豬釀飯

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    乳豬, 飯, 洋蔥, 蠶豆, 煙紅椒粉

    「1601 意式海鮮飯」入口 creamy,配料有蠶豆、蝦肉、魷魚;蝦湯味同海鮮味都好香。

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    1601 意式海鮮飯

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    黑椒薯蓉

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    馬鈴薯, 牛奶, 忌廉, 牛油, 黑胡椒, 洋蔥, Gravy

    最後以簡單既「迷你甜品拼盤」結束;吉士泡芙、朱古力慕絲蛋糕,芝士蛋糕既檸檬味好清新,餅底保持脆身。

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    朱古力慕絲蛋糕, 芝士蛋糕

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    吉士泡芙

    配埋一杯齋啡就完美了~

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    黑咖啡

    Club Albergue 1601
    Address: 銅鑼灣勿地臣街1號時代廣場食通天11樓1105號舖
    Telephone:2573 3344
    Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 12:00 – 23:00
    Website: http://www.ca1601.com


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  9. Hey guys! How have you been? A lot of people have been wondering where the eff do I get the money to pay for all the fancy gyms and workouts I go to. Well, here’s what I will tell you – I’m usually not sponsored, and when I am I’ll fully disclose it. I believe in paying for things I deem worthy, and only when I try stuff for myself will I feel the pinch of pros and cons for reals.

    With that said, here’s the reveal – I am self-paid on Guava Pass. (Been on the $1,588/month 3-months unlimited* classes package – you’re tied in for 3 months but you pay per month). Read on if you want the real truth. #livingmytruth

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    me @ Warrior Academy

    What is Guava Pass?

    It is an aggregator of gyms around town that lets you pay one price and visit all sorts of fancy gyms. Literally the best ones in town, for less than HK$2000/month – meaning less than HK$200/class. Well what’s the catch? You only get to visit each gym 2 or 3 times a month.

    I think it started out being a way for people to try out gyms, get a taste of what they offer, or for travellers who just need a couple of classes when they’re in town. But for me, it turned into a hack to save some coins.

    Full disclosure of course there are other competitors a la KFIT but I find the selection of gyms on GP is better, and so the price is higher too.

    The Pros

    1. Money saved – Instead of paying $2-3000 per month for a membership at a kickboxing, or rebounding, or pilates gym, you pay almost half the price but get the same quality classes. Some of my haunts include Flex Studios, Pherform, Optimum Performance Studio, and Lemondrop Studio. I DIE for some of the kitted out vanity rooms of some places – and honestly isn’t that half the reason one would keep going back to the same gym? (minus the hot trainers)
    2. Variety – Don’t know about you, but I believe in a balanced workout as much as a balanced diet. That’s why most gyms offer yoga to counter the weight training or cardio. But with GP, I get to go the best classes, studios and instructors of my choosing. Kind of like a gym hit list if you will, that you can create and schedule your week around.
    3. Convenience – As a freelancer, I move around a lot. One week I’m mostly around Kennedy Town, the next week I may be stuck near Mongkok. GP lets me choose gyms that are convenient for me to get to instead of lugging my kit on a journey to the gym. It might not make sense for regular worker bees, but it does for me.

    The Cons

    1. Money wasted – If you don’t use your classes, you’re wasting money. If you cancel a class late, you get hit with $80 penalty. If you don’t go on at least 10 classes per month on an unlimited plan, each class you do go will decrease in value. All in all, you gotta be disciplined, or be prepared to spend some cash.P.S. you can pause your account when you go on holidays or want to take a short break.
    2. Inconsistency – Classes are harder to book than if you were an actual member of the gym. Makes sense for the gym, but probably not so much for you if you’re looking for some routine in your workout life. I probably only get to the same class once a month. Also probably won’t be able to book the same class as your friends – like I said, spots are quite limited.
    3. Discounted experience* – Gyms you visit aren’t designed for people who come and go. In all honesty, it will be harder to get to know the trainers and be a part of the communities. They might not take you seriously because they assume they won’t see you a second time. But if you’re only in for the workouts, then it probably won’t be something you see as a con.*But on the flip side I have made friends from all the different GP gyms just from one visit!
    4. Inconveniences? – There are times, maybe once or twice a month for me, where classes get cancelled because the class didn’t reach the headcount. But there are also times, where I rock up and unbeknowingly joined a personal training session because I was the only student. I’ve honestly had many a valuable lessons in pilates, weight training, functional training and more because of these accidental 1-on-1 sessions. So to me, NBD when a class gets cancelled once in a while. #yolo
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    Me @ Feel Fit Factory

    TL;DR

    In conclusion… I love GP. If you’re a last minute kinda guy, or moves around town a lot, or want to try out the gyms and workouts before signing up, GP is great for you. If you’re short on cash and want the full experience of boujis gyms around town, GP is probably the only way to go as well. Like of course there are cons, but you take it knowing you are also paying less for the difference.

    IF you found this article helpful and want to try out Guava Pass, please do sign up via my link here and get some discounts.

    Everyone who has an account gets one, I’m not special or sponsored OR affiliated. Just another girl who’s trying to earn a few free classes from referrals. If you do end up signing up through my link, I sincerely thank you in advance 🙂

    Till next time,
    xx


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  10. I didn't know that you could get crisps and cup noodles in India so when I found out, I managed to get some crisps from the local store.
    I got Magic Masala by Lay's.

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    Inside, you get crinkle cut crisp and they were extremely spicy.
    They tasted like spring onion crisps with a fiery kick but after you get used to the spiciness, they were quite good.
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    From the packet, it says they manufactured by Pepsico India Holdings.
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  11. 谈到高尔夫,我觉得自己是一个向前看的人 - 比如,我喜欢看到新规则的引进,高尔夫技术的革新,以及具有与众不同风格的新球员。

    但与此同时,高尔夫本身及其格式多年来都是相当保守的。在 新时代技术,资源和游戏个性一直在演变的同时,高尔夫运动从初始到现在,经过了几个世纪,似乎并没有太大改变。

    所以,当看到高尔夫世界欣然接受了像怡安挑战这样的创新理念时,的确令人耳目一新。 我稍后会对此进行评论,但我们先快速了解一下这个挑战究竟是什么。

    风险与回报

    最近,全球专业服务公司怡安宣布了PGALPGA的多年合作伙伴关系。将来每年的怡安挑战将覆盖整个常规赛季成为一场全新的全年竞赛。

    男女美巡赛和怡安已经从比赛日程中的不同球场选出了一些个人洞,而球员们则需要用他们认为最适合的策略打这些洞。 每个洞都呈现了不同的挑战。每个洞的风险回报挑战是与怡安的业务客户需要在董事会中做出的战略决策有明确的联系的。

    因为挑战赛的球洞覆盖2019赛季的男子美巡28站比赛以及女子美巡30站,球员们需要参加一定数量的比赛才有资格参加怡安挑战赛。每位有资格的选手将出现在全球排行榜上,其中PGALPGA的获胜者将各赢得100万美元的奖金。

    一个公平竞争的环境

    首先我认为刚刚讲述的这一点是一个非常受欢迎的发展。能看到职业运动员 - 无论是男性还是女性 -争夺平等的奖金,这是一个很大的进步。 职业体育奖金之间的性别差异 -高尔夫在内 - 已经持续了太长时间。我希望如此的平等代表了我们的将来。

    我觉得整个挑战赛德的概念也是很棒的。 之前的柯达挑战赛曾经尝试过类似的东西-- 能在PGA赛季当中的多个特色洞中获得最低累积分数的选手获得100万美元的奖金。 但这感觉真的与以往不同 - 一部分要归功于LPGA的加入。

    虽然战略挑战是市场策略(以及高尔夫球场和董事会决策过程之间仅仅存在的微弱联系),我认为这样的创新为赛季增添了额外的维度。 对我来说,高尔夫和许多体育运动一样,都有很多丰富多彩的故事。 通过编制了一个主要故事情节,个人竞争可能会提升到日常竞赛水准之上,所以这样的挑战可以给整个赛季再添加另一层生气。

    解决问题的挑战

    当然,能看到职业球员如何应对他们所面临的多种挑战对我来说也是很有吸引力的。

    高尔夫这个运动可以说是一个持续解决问题的练习。怡安和男女美巡赛实际上已经在这里将焦点从选手身上转移到了他们在每个球洞解决问题的能力。  即使某个选手输掉了锦标赛,但是说不定她非常漂亮地解决了一个困难的怡安风险回报挑战赛的问题。这可以帮助我们粉丝获得关于不同选手如何处理不同难题的新观点,我很期待。 我也非常希望香港公开赛(在香港高尔夫俱乐部举行)是比赛的一部分 - 这对于香港赛事的排名非常有帮助。

    至于这种战略合作伙伴关系是否代表了将来,其实未来已经在我们眼前了。当政府机构,广告商和活动组织者不断地在用新颖的方式来吸引新的观众,这种创新思维也在体育运动中出现越来越多(比如新兴的,短时间的板球形式)。

    高尔夫已经意识到新思维的必要性,这是令人鼓舞的。但这个历史悠久的运动是否会突破其传统的局限性还有待观察。

    关于罗伯特韦德

    Robert Weider是一位业余高尔夫球手和独立商业顾问,他住在香港。他现在当任一家全球供应链和质量监管公司的市场营销主管。他还为香港的一个非营利机构提供战略和管理培训。 Rob Weider拥有包括西门子,Molten Group以及国泰航空的多家跨国企业的经验。

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  12. I posted on my blog a while ago about my efforts to learn Mandarin. It’s really hard... but for me, it’s not just about the personal challenge of learning a new and complex language – it’s also about trying truly understand and get under the skin of a completely different culture. This is important for me because I think that learning a language is also a great way to gain an insight into the way that people think and talk about business. So, I was really pleased to be able to head to Beijing recently for a few weeks to try and give my Mandarin a boost – and I have to say it was a very productive and interesting visit.                  

    A tech revolution

    There are many fascinating cultural differences that strike you when you visit Beijing – but I was struck on this particular visit by one overriding phenomenon – the extent to which the Chinese have embraced the QR code. While you do often see QR codes being used in all sorts of settings in the rest of the world, I was struck by just how ubiquitous the technology has become in China. In Beijing, I saw it being used for everything from renting bicycles on the street to ordering your food in restaurants – with most people using WeChat to scan the code for information.

    WeChat now has around a billion users and could be described as the WhatsApp of China – and it allows not just QR code scanning but also payment using your phone and a linked bank account. Again, along with the QR code it was a piece of tech I’d heard of – but had no idea of the extent to which it is now being used in China.

    Multiple uses

    Here’s a quick example – my wife, her parents and I went to a restaurant that had no menus and only one waiter for more than ten tables. This unusual set up worked like a dream however – because diners simply needed to scan the QR code on the table to access the menu, place the order and then pay the bill. It’s a nice example of just how far the QR code has permeated almost every aspect of consumer life in Beijing – but it’s far from the only one.

    On the same trip, the first thing my father-in-law did was hand to me a mobile phone that had multiple apps loaded onto it that allowed for payment by QR code. After leaving the restaurant that evening, we stepped outside, found a yellow ofo bicycle, scanned the QR code, unlocked the bike and pedalled off. We then went to the San Yuan Li Market ( 三源里菜市场) to buy some fruit and veg, and used another app to scan a QR code which was taped onto a pole next to the fruit lady’s stand – once again, payment was immediate and hassle-free.

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    Simple tech, but with many applications

    I could go on: everywhere, right across the city, in everything from tea shops to the local craft brewery, we were able to use QR codes to pay quickly and easily. Of course, you need to be settled in China to use them, as without a local credit card or bank account to top-up the payment the apps are useless – but the principle still stands that China has embraced this technology in multiple ways and has made it straightforward and simple to use.

    So, what did I learn from the experience of using QR codes in so many different ways in Beijing? Well, firstly that often the simplest solutions are often the best – the technology behind QR codes is not new, nor is it particularly complex. The impact, for me at least, was being in Beijing and seeing the extent to which it has been implemented across almost every type of transaction you can think of.

    And I think that, in many ways, that is the key to the success of any piece of technology: it has to be simple enough for people to be able to make it their own, to take it and shape it so that it works for them, whenever and wherever they need it. Because of the flexibility and adaptability of this simple technology to so many different environments – from lampposts to bikes to restaurant tables – China truly has become the land of the QR Code.

    Robert Weider 

  13. Great professional French actors come exceptionally from France for the HK French Theater Festival to perform in:

    Politically correct //  Politiquement correct  --- English Subtitles --
    @ Sheung Wan Civic Center     March 8th   8:00 PM     Buy tickets www.ticketflap.com/hkftf3

    23rd of April 2017. Thunderclap for some: The far-right party made it to the second round of the presidential election. Love at first sight for others: Mado and Alexandre met just one hour before the results. They talked about everything but politics. Mado has always voted for the left-wing party. She doesn't know she just fell in love with an activist of the far-right party...

    2 nominations to the Moliere awards in 2017 in France: best author and best supporting actress !! 

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  14. This is my first time to go to D2 Place and my friend suggests me to try this Japanese restaurant because the decoration is quite special.

    Sushi Geikan really impress me because of the decoration! It uses lots of paper artworks to decorate and it became a ‘feature wall’. It must be a ‘check point’ for this restaurant ; P

    We have chosen to sit ‘Tatami’ this time, such a new experience for me as Hong Kong seldom have these type of restaurant which provide tatami to customers.

    We have ordered a sashimi platter, there will be total 7 types of sashimi, and all of them are fresh!! One of the sashimi (I forgot its name) looks like a flower, beautiful!

    We also ordered two Running Noodles as well because we have never tried that before. After ‘running’ and mixing with the noodle sauce, fantastic! The noodles was so fresh!!

    Probably will go next time with my family J

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  15. 香港飲食業界の超大手企業「Maxim's Group 美心集団」が日本の駐在スタッフを募集しています。


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    マキシムグループは香港、中国、ベトナムなどになんと1,000店近くのお店を持っています。実はみなさんがよくご存知のあのレストランも、マキシムグループのひとつかもしれません。

    日本でもおなじみの一風堂や元気寿司、スターバックス、Lawry's Prime Ribなども、香港ではマキシムが運営していますね。
    レストランだけでなくベーカリーも美心西餅のほか、東海堂Arome Bakery、Urban Bakery、Simplylifeなど、多数の有名ブランドを擁しています。

    今回マキシムグープが募集する人材は以下のとおりです。
    勤務地は東京都中央区だそうです。
    香港好きならぜひやってみたいお仕事ではないでしょうか?!

    ※お仕事に関するお問い合わせは、直接Maxim'sのHRメールアドレス(careers@maxims.com.hkにご連絡をお願いします。
    香港毎日ローカル飯を見て連絡した旨をお伝えいただいたほうが、香港に興味が深い求職者だと思われてちょっと得するかもしれません。保証はありませんが 笑


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    Hong Kong Maxim’s Group

    Founded in 1956, Hong Kong Maxim’s Group is a leading food & beverage company comprising of Chinese, Asian and European restaurants, quick service restaurants, bakery shops and institutional catering, while providing a range of festive products, including the award-winning Maxim’s Mooncakes.



    To cope with expansion, we are looking for an Assistant Procurement Manager works between Maxim’s Hong Kong and Japan Office, taking care of procurement function for the group.


    Responsibilities:

    Assist the daily operation of our subsidiary office in Japan, which includes:

    l   Explore potential cost savings opportunities by substituting other products or developing new products

    l   Follow up regular or ad-hoc purchase orders from Hong Kong, including delivery arrangement and cost management, if necessary

    l   Coordinate with external suppliers and internal stakeholders to pursue business KPIs

    l   Research and develop new business partners in Japan to foster solid business relationship

    l   Report market information to Hong Kong office, such as latest Japanese Food trend as well as new restaurants and bakeries outlets

    l   Work closely with office in Hong Kong


    Requirements:

    l   University graduate in Supply Chain, Procurement or Business Administration

    l   5-7 years procurement experience in sizeable organization, food and beverage, retail industry

    l   Good command of both spoken and written Japanese and English

    l   Well organized with good communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills

    l   Highly independent, self-motivated and attention to details

    l   Station in Japan



    Interested parties please send resume via email: careers@maxims.com.hk


    All applications and data collected will be treated in strict confidence and used exclusively for recruitment purposes. Only short listed candidates will be invited for interview. The company will retain the applications for a maximum period of 6 months and may refer suitable candidates to other vacancies within the Group.


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    * * * * * * * * * *

    新年伊始,大年初二跟隨家人出外走一趟,到了荃灣的D.PARK,已N年沒有踏足這地,商場翻身成為兒童專區,內裡有專賣小朋友和年青人商品的商舖、小型電動私家車、中庭空間設遊樂區「中央公園」和「鯨魚花園」等都充滿歡樂氣氛,真的很適合家長們帶小朋友來"放電"呀。

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    進座後店員很快就為我們擺放好餐具、熱茶及餐牌

    說明是大年初二,各處食店當然是繼續休息,未有營業啦,難得D.PARK內有數個選擇,不外出"冒險"了,最終決定在今助落腳,晚上8時需要取票輪候呀~ 大約15分鐘後我們進座,同行家人喜歡烏冬鍋物,尤其冬天食用最佳。

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    顧客大多是情侶、夫婦或年青家庭

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    和紙燈飾和日系格局,舒服又光猛


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    右手邊更有鍋物御膳,家人很感興趣,可惜年初二那天暫停售賣呀

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     切合商場以兒童為主題,這裡有兩款Kid's menu

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    刺身、丼和壽司,以這個定價,筆者會光顧另外的魚生專門店

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    望著餐牌經過一輪腦交戰,三客心水定食是讚岐風素食冷烏冬迷你北海飯御膳、讚岐風素食冷烏冬迷你蒲燒鰻魚飯御膳及讚岐風溫泉蛋撈烏冬天婦羅壽司御膳,有飯有烏冬,感覺好豐富呀。

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    讚岐風素食冷烏冬迷你北海飯御膳 HK$140元

    每客御膳都包括味噌酒粕湯、茶碗蒸、刺身併盤,先來是讚岐風素食冷烏冬迷你北海飯御膳HK$140,天氣寒冷先來一碗味噌酒粕湯,先看湯色已知材料份量十足,味噌味加入暖胃酒粕,濃郁而不過鹹,內裡有豆腐皮、蒟蒻、蔥花和豆腐,喝完後全身暖和,好舒服。

    茶碗蒸內傳來陣陣香濃冬菇味道,更有雞肉,蛋夠香滑,個人感覺質地過稀,可以做得紮實一點,鹹度偏重,質素平平。

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    迷你刺身分別是三文魚、鱆紅魚和大甜蝦,前兩者厚度適中,鱆紅魚新鮮軟滑,魚味不弱,三文魚無筋啖啖肥美油潤,甜蝦爽甜舔滑,蝦腦甘香。

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    北海丼內容包括熟三文魚肉、爽甜生帶子粒和油美三文魚籽,顏色亮麗,味道豐富, 最重要還是材料夠新鮮吧,配合溫熱的珍珠米,太滋味幸福了!

    冷烏冬一盆份量很多,面頭撒滿紫菜,賣相精美,在旁附設專用汁料,按個人喜好隨意加入柚子皮、蔥花、薑蓉和白芝麻粒,湯汁味道即時變得精彩多層次,選用幼身烏冬,爽滑煙韌又掛汁。

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    讚岐風素食冷烏冬迷你蒲燒鰻魚飯御膳 HK$140元

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    另外一款讚岐風素食冷烏冬迷你蒲燒鰻魚飯御膳 HK$140元, 配菜大致與北海丼無異,只是主食轉成迷你鰻魚丼,鰻魚肉質爽彈,不算肥美,份量亦小,幸好飯粒圓潤分明,拌勻甘甜醬油,香氣四溢,挽回分數。

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    讚岐風溫泉蛋撈烏冬天婦羅壽司御膳HK$135元

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    讚岐風溫泉蛋撈烏冬天婦羅壽司御膳HK$135元,大顆溫泉蛋 最為精彩,烏冬選用較粗身的種類,同樣彈牙爽滑,面層鋪滿天婦羅,芝麻 和紫菜條,戳穿黏滑的蛋黃呈鮮橙色,蛋味濃郁,烏冬底部墊有醬油,拌勻所有食材同吃, 口感和味道都好豐富,美味程度是可以幻想到的。

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    五件壽司分別是三文魚、吞拿魚、帶子、鱆紅魚和鰻魚,喜歡壽司飯緊緻度拿捏得好,飯粒醋味適中,當中帶子厚肉鮮甜,好吃!

    御膳還附有天婦羅拼盤,包括蝦兩隻, 體積很大,蝦肉爽彈,惟蝦鮮味欠奉,冬菇,小青椒和番薯片各一件,外層炸漿若可薄一點更好,沾些加入白蘿蔔蓉的天婦羅汁,幸福呀!

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    最開心還是可以與家人至親一起過節、遊玩和分享啊?

    這兒食物價格偏高,定食或御膳大致由135元至170元,額外加一收費。欣賞是食材豐富新鮮,質素平穩,給予顧客「吃得飽」的滿足,服務是正常水平,店員會定時為客人添熱茶,加上和風格局夠光猛,食客大多是年青家庭或情侶,未見高談闊論的嘈雜感,餐桌與餐桌之間保留充足空間, 若再來這個商場,應該會再度光顧哦。

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    Where am I? #mtr #LeiTung #station is also on the tiny island of #ApLeiChau in #HongKong. This #mtrstation is on the new #HK MTR #SouthIslandLine.  #hkig #sign

    Where am I? The MTR Lei Tung station is also on the tiny island of Ap Lei Chau in Hong Kong. This MTR station is on the new South Island Line.

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  18. The last birthday celebration for J was at Bibo where we had a tour of its art installations before our dinner! We had been to Bibo before when it first opened two years ago and decided to revisit after we had a great chat with the restaurant group's sommelier about champagne when we dined at The Ocean a few months ago. J wanted to try more kinds of champagne and his birthday coincided with the last week of the month which is when the Art Tours are offered, so we decided to sign up for it. The Art Tours occurs every last Thursday of the month at 6:30pm with no costs and it was definitely interesting to learn about the many different artists on display in the restaurant. It lasted about an hour and we walked all around the restaurant (even up to the private dining room) before making our way back to main dining for the start of our meal.
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    Coincidentally, we sat at the same table as last time right by the Invader wall.
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    The Bernardaud plates designed by Prune Nourry and JR are still a prominent part of the table decor at Bibo. 
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    After J chatted with the sommelier Wallace on what he was looking for, Wallace recommended the Franck Bonville Prestige Avize Grand Cru Brut NV Blanc de Blancs ($1370) for us to try. He recommended the use of wine glass instead of the usual champagne flute to maximize the aroma and taste of the champagne. 
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    Food-wise, Bibo offers a 5 course tasting menu for $1100 but we decided to order a la carte instead for more flexibility. After placing our orders, a refreshing amuse bouche with apricot jelly and almond mousse arrived along with bread and butter (one of which was a seaweed butter!). 
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    We were treated to this off-the-menu house smoked salmon which had a subtle smoky flavor and deliciously chewy texture to go with our champagne. 
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    For appetizers, J went for the Le Pate En Croute ($290) with homemade terrine, foie gras from Les Landes, pistachio and pork belly. As opposed to the soft pate spread, the pate is baked in a crust and is a very "French" dish that may not be for everyone (the people next to us only took a few bites). 
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    My Le Calamar ($250) with pan-fried squid, Hokkaido scallop, chorizo, bok choy and lemon dice was solid with very safe flavors but I thought the scallops could have been more raw while the dish could have used more acidity to make the tastes more interesting. 
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    Moving onto mains, the Le Bar ($480) with pan-fried sea bass, cherry tomatoes, white asparagus and Jerusalem artichoke puree was nicely executed but again the flavors were pretty safe and tasted as expected. 
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    I preferred the Le Homard Bleu Roti ($730) with roasted blue lobster and seaweed butter better which was served with seasonal vegetables, salted butter sauce and triple cooked fries as the flavors were on point and the portion can easily be shared between 2 people!
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    Lastly, we had the La Fraise ($180) with fresh berries, yuzu cream, strawberry and ginger sauce, sesame tuiles and lychee sorbet to round off our meal and birthday celebration for J!
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    Tel: +852 2956 3188
    http://www.bibo.hk/#new-page




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  19. Trip planning could be tiring and stressful especially for a family travelling with kids. For those in need for a short break and wanna save the hassle of planning a trip, it’s not necessary to fly off as Hong Kong has quite a few brilliant getaway choices to offer. Some popular ones are the rented houses and hotels in Cheung Chau, Mui Wo and Lamma Island, but rarely do people talk about Discovery Bay. 

    Here we came to Auberge Discovery Bay Hong Kong and enjoyed a night of staycation for the weekend. The hotel is located in Discovery Bay, a tranquil residential area on the Lantau Island, and is easily accessible by MTR with the free hotel shuttle bus pick-up at Sunny Bay station. It was a beautiful sunny day and when we stepped out from Sunny Bay station, we felt so relax as if we’re in another tropical country going on a sun’n beach trip! It’s so different from the “Hong Kong” we used to know!

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    Hotel shuttle bus stop is outside Sunny Bay station Exit A. It is available at around every 30 mins and only for hotel guests, so get your booking confirmation ready before getting on the bus. Alternatively, non-hotel guests may take public bus DB03P from Sunny Bay station as well. 

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    After a brief ride of 15-20mins, we arrived at the Auberge Discovery Bay Hong Kong!

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    It's still plenty of time before standard check-in time, why not treating ourselves a feast to kickstart our getaway? Had a lunch buffet (HK$298/adult, HK$198/child) at the hotel's restaurant, Café bord de Mer & Lounge, which offers daily breakfast buffet, lunch & dinner buffets on every Friday - Sunday, and nightly dinner buffet throughout entire month of August. The current buffet is featuring dishes cooked with fruit ingredients and unlimited glasses of Red Bean Ice (紅荳冰) to beat the summer heat! 

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    Had some soothing Cantonese soup to wash away inner heat.

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    A wide range of colourful sweet treats is available for the sweet tooth and the little ones. Look at that marshmallow cake, rainbow cake and those mini mousse cones! Kids must love them all!

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    Self-made Affogato with the Haagen-dazs ice-cream & freshly brewed coffee from the coffee machine. Yum~

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    Portuguese egg tarts were also available!!

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    Restaurant interior filled with plenty sunlight.

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    Time to get our room after we're done with the lunch buffet. It was an Ocean Front Panoramic View Room on high floor. Wow wow wow!!! We were so astonished by the 180 degrees ocean view of South China Sea and the spacious room!! It's a genuine escape from the city life while falling asleep in a king-sized bed with such an ocean view!

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    Hotel room with contemporary design in a tone of ocean blue.

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    We could see some Discovery Bay residential buildings from afar as well as the hotel's White Chapel and European tall ship The Bounty, which were just downstairs.

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    Enjoyed stunning ocean view even in the bath! 

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    A little mention about the welcome basket that we really appreciated. It's not ordinary welcome fruits but a basket full of sweet & savoury snacks! Best for kids and adults who are not on diet! 

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    "You've arrived at another side of Hong Kong" printed on the key card sleeve, couldn't agree more.

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    Let's get out and explore the hotel and places nearby. The hotel offers a full range of recreational facilities for all ages. Spacious gym room with essential equipments for the sporty ones, playroom for family guests with kids, and the leisure hotel's must-have, swimming pool!

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    If you're kind of adventurous, drop by the recreation counter in the lobby to rent a bike and cycling around the neighbourhood.

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    The hotel is also renowned for its one-of-a-kind wedding venue with the sleek triangle White Chapel and the exquisite European tall ship The Bounty that are hardly found elsewhere in Hong Kong. The ship and the blue sky resembled a beautiful and classic scene like the picture we used to see on puzzles and postcard!

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    As the hotel is situated in a residential community, there are shops, restaurants and a supermarket just around the corner so don't panic if you forgot to bring something essential for your stay. Only if you remember to bring enough cash, haha...

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    Same stunning ocean view can also be viewed from the town square right beside the hotel.

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    It's dinner time when the sun went down. We again visited the Café bord de Mer & Lounge for the dinner buffet (HK$338/adult, HK$198/child) featuring BBQ skewers. 

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    Alaskan Crab Legs were only available during dinner time~

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    Stayed awhile at the restaurant even we've finished our dinner just for the 9pm fireworks at Disneyland. Yes, we could see a little fireworks from outside the restaurant!

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    Good morning world!! Life would be perfect if we could wake up with such a breathtaking ocean view everyday... 

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    Breakfast buffet is always the best way to start a day and that's why we usually prefer to book accommodation with breakfast buffet included. :D The restaurant has a good spread of breakfast buffet with both Oriental and Western dishes. 

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    Plus a bowl of made-to-order soup noodle from the noodle station. There are choices of noodle like rice vermicelli, egg noodle and silver needle noodle (銀針粉) to choose from, and choices of ingredients like different types of mushroom, veggie, fish/beef/cuttlefish balls, and bean curd to custom make your perfect soup noodle. 

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    And/Or have a set of American or Continental breakfast with eggs, sausages, hash brown, different kinds of bread and pancakes.

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    I've never seen pancakes made by such a pancake machine!! What a great idea for the restaurant to provide fresh hot pancake without employing an extra staff at a pancake station! Haha... 

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    A breakfast could never be perfect (and not healthy enough) without fruits. And the satisfying breakfast put a beautiful end to our staycation.

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    Last but not least, don't forget to book your seats 1 day before check-out for the free hotel shuttle bus bringing you back to the Sunny Bay station as the buses around check-out time are always full! Huge thanks to all friendly staff in the hotel who have taken care of us and it was truly a great place to unwind ourselves. If you're interested in taking a break or just spending a day with scrumptious buffet at Auberge Discovery Bay Hong Kong, take a look at their website where you will find different promotions and room packages on offer: http://www.aubergediscoverybay.com

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    Hi everyone, thanks a lot for being with me and my little blog through these years. I have a bad news and a good news for you all!

    This blog will be shut down. I will keep all the posts here, but there will be no update and no maintenance since now.

    Good news is, I have already started a new blog which have a new and nicer layout. The new blog is no longer about food. I have too many stories from my trips around the world to be shared with you! Of course, food and drink will be one part of my personal journey, but you will find a fresher and more interesting site there.

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  21. While we stepped into the new page of 2016, I believe it was still worthwhile to do a little throw-back to one of the biggest musical event last year by Hennessy because it's coming along this year!

    Since its founding in 1765, Hennessy has been driven to create the world's best cognacs. In this continuing quest for excellence, seven generations of the Fillioux family have been Master Blenders at Hennessy, thereby ensuring the transmission of this precious savoir-faire from one generation to another.

    Hennessy was celebrating its 250th anniversary celebration last year. Despite plans to celebrate this anniversary, its annual music-fest “Hennessy Artistry” – an innovative musical platform- was set to be a more unique celebration of the relationship between Music and the Hennessy brand as it took a new turn to re-emphasize Hennessy’s love for music hence, the theme for last year’s celebration; “Hennessy loves Music”. The event was star-studded and attended by Peter Okoye, Falz, Toni Tones, Ehiz, DJ Lambo, Saeon, Emmanuel Ikubese and more.

    The creation of Hennessy Artistry Halo is based on the philosophy of “The Global Art of Mixing”; essentially the seamless blending of East & West. This is exemplified not only through the varied genres of music and the synthesis of top talents and emerging artistes.

    Previous Hennessy Artistry headliners include Jesse Jagz, Nneka, Cobhams, Kas, Jude “MI” Abaga, Banky W, Sir Shina Peters, Tiwa Savage, Ice Prince, El Dee, Bez, Wizkid, 2Face and other notable Nigerian acts.

    Hennessy Artistry is an innovative musical platform, launched worldwide by Hennessy in 2006 to celebrate the vibrant multiculturalism of different genres.

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