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supersupergirl

Just 10 days ago, the atrium of IFC was transformed into Madison Square Park, NYC for a pop up event.
Now Shake Shack is here to stay and serve burgers from the 1st of May on the 4th floor of the IFC.

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The menu was really exciting because they have Frozen Custard (which is nothing like English custard.)
The custard is similar to ice-cream but with eggs added with a denser consistency.
As well as Frozen Custard, they are famous for Shakes and Burgers.

I tried Shack burger which has lettuce, tomato, 100% all-natural Angus beef patty and Shack sauce.
The green leaf lettuce they use is frilly and decorative which makes it instaworthy.

On my first bite, I appreciated the salt because it brought out the beef so well and the tomatoes and lettuce all blended in.
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The secret also lies in the burger bun they use. The burgers are served on a non-GMO Martin’s Potato Roll which absorbs more sauce than wheat starch buns while it doesn't get soggy.
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The crinkle cut fries were optional but the cheese sauce is a must because it is a blend of cheddar and American cheese sauce.
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To finish, I had the milkshake which was so damn good because it was not cloyingly sweet.
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Before leaving, the hand washing machine is the best thing and possibly the first burger joint place in Hong Kong to have it.
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It really cleans the oil off and dispenses cleanser first, then water to rinse and finally a paper towel will pop out for you to wipe your hands dry.

I don't know if they have this on the HK menu, but they have ShackBurger® dog biscuits in the US!

To round it off, I am definitely coming again because HKD50 for a burger is quite reasonable and the size isn't too big to put you off it and at the end I know I can leave with clean grease free hands is fantastic.

[Shake Shack]
Shop 4018, 4/F, IFC,
1 Harbour View Street, Central


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After trying the Singmalay Tea treats, I almost missed a stylish Happy Hour if I didn't see this glam poster on the way out.

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I have to admit, I was lured back by the digital promotion near the concierge.
At the Lobby Bar Counter, there were these beautiful ceramic Qipao figurine jars.
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There are four signature cocktails to wow you!!
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I tried the Beer Milkshake while my friend had the China Lady:
The Beer Milkshake was a fun concoction of Chocolate Ice Cream, Porter, Milk, cream, chocolate sauce and topped with an Oreo.
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The China lady was very feminine and Oriental with Chinese liquers like Shochu, Plum Wine, Lemon Juice, Maple syrup, Pasteurized Egg White and and Cucumber.
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I definitely enjoyed my girly time here and can't wait to come back to try the Pina-Kale Ada and Singapore Sling!!

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[Lobby Bar and Lounge]
Lobby Level, Hotel Jen Hong Kong,
508 Queen's Road West, Hong Kong
https://www.hoteljen.com/hongkong/westerndistrict/taste/bars/signaturecocktail/



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[Cafe Malacca] located at Hotel Jen is a popular place for Singaporeans and Malaysians to hang out because you get the real deal there.
They are now serving Singapore and Malaysian Treats during Tea Time so it was a good opportunity for me to try all these treats which I have not tried before, these treats are also on the A la Carte menu so next time I know what to order.

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Starting with the Savouries, there is Pie Tee, Chwee Kueh, Murtakbak and Curry Puff, moving on to the sweets, there are Kuih Dadar, Kaya Toast and Durian Pudding which comes with Kopi-O or Teh Tarik for $288 with an extra 10% service charge.
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All the savouries were equally as good but my favourite had to be the Chwee Kueh which is like savoury rice pudding topped with preserved radish and sambal sauce.
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It was my first time trying the Murtakbak and it tasted like a stuffed square puff pastry balanced by the pickles on top.
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Moving on to the sweets, the creamy durian pudding was amazing and the kaya toasts are always my favourite because I love pandan, just like the Kuih Dadar pandan crepe rolls filled with coconut.
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To finish off, the Kopi-O and Teh Tarik were a perfect ending.
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I am so glad I tried this and the Tea Set is great way of sampling these Singmalay delights if you are new to it!

[Cafe Malacca]
2/F Hotel Jen,
508 Queens's Road West, Shek Tong Tsui, Hong Kong


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I eat quite a lot of Indian food because it is one of my favourite Cuisines.
Recently I have started exploring Vegetarian Indian food when I realized there are quite a few in TST.
When I walked into Sangeetha, I was impressed to see that they make their own snacks because I normally buy these at Indian shops.

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The menu was impressive and there was so much to choose from.
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For Vadas, there was a good variety like Onion, pepper etc and the milkshake range too.
Started with the hazelnut milkshake which was very sweet.
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It was really difficult making my mind up because every item was different and something I wanted to try.
Started with the onion vada which was crispy with lots of onions in it.
I was so glad I had this because most restaurants serve plain vada.
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Next was the Idiyappam which is similar to rice vermicelli with coconut chutney and curry. The pairing of these were great as it balanced the fieriness of the spices.
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Next was the Uttapam whichi is like a thick pancake with lots of peas in it. It was crisp on the surface with juicy sweet peas popping in your mouth.
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For carbs, I had the fried mushroom rice and Sichuan fried noodles.

In my opinion, Indian fried rices and noodles are far less oily but then I am biased because I love long grain Indian rice which is fluffy and soft!
I really liked the fried rice because there was crisp lettuce in it which gave it a refreshing mouthfeel. The Palak Mutter was spicy but great with the rice.
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Overall, this was the best experience because the staff were very patient and expat friendly so I will be coming back again.

[Sangeetha - 新意達]
UG 1-5 & 31, Wing On Plaza, 62 Mody Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

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Ichigen is a famous ramen joint from Japan with its signature broth made with small shrimps.

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There are 3 types of seasoning, miso, salt and soy sauce and 2 types of noodle to choose from.
The basic noodles come with a slice of roast pork, half an egg sprinkled with pretty pink crispies made of flour mixed with red ginger and prawn broth.
The broth was rich with unami as expected with a slight bitterness which hung to the noodles well.
Also had the BBQ pork rice which is exclusive in Hong Kong and Taiwan, the pork was tender and moist drizzled in this sweet and spicy sauce.
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The prawn riceball is also a must order, rich in prawn flavours.
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I felt that it tasted like firm lotus leaf wrapped rice infused with prawn flavours.

As a tea lover, I finished with oolong tea.
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Expect long queues for the time being.
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[Ebisoba Ichigen]
Shop B-F, G/F, Yan King Court,
119-121 Queen`s Road East, Wan Chai


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Dined here because a friend said he would be in the kitchen.
I don't know how long he has been cooking but Kits dishes were quite good.

The set dinner had a sweet theme to it, all the courses had some dessert element in it.

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For appetizers had the Black Truffle Scallop Eclair and  Fried Foie Gras with Mashed Apple Sauce with Fig.
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Black Truffle Scallop Eclair:
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The sweet scallops were topped on a light puffy eclair complimented by the fresh cucumbers and truffle.
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Pan-Fried Foie Gras with Mashed Apple Sauce with Fig: Although I am bored of foie gras, this one was well executed because the texture wasn't oily paired nicely with he dried apple slice and fig sauce.
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Next were the French Onion Soup and Lobster and Tomato Soup:
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Lobster and Tomato Soup:
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The tomato soup was a surprise because it was tomato consomme which tasted like tomato essence so I really liked it.
For mains, had the duck and Lobster. The presentation of the Sous vide French Duck Breast was really colourful.
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My Lobster Thermidor and Lobster Souffle was fun. The lobster souffle was a fluffy savoury souffle with lobster pieces at the bottom.
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Finished with the Daily Dessert Platter (+$80) which includes their light creme brulee cheesecake and double chocolate cake.
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[Warren]
Shop 1, G/F, The Warren, 9 Warren Street, Tai Hang
Tel: 23925121
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On November 13th, LOUIS XIII Cognac premiered "100 Years", A Song We’ll Hear In A Century, But Only #IfWeCare About The Planet. "100 Years" is a first-of-its-kind musical composition created by Pharrell Williams and not set to be publicly released until the year 2117. LOUIS XIII and Pharrell's partnership is the result of a mutual dedication to the environment and an appreciation for its fragility.

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This artistic project expresses the delicate relationship between nature and time, and the long-lasting effects humans have on their environment. LOUIS XIII is familiar with those effects, as it must always think a century ahead: each decanter of LOUIS XIII Cognac represents the life achievement of generations of Cellar Masters.
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Pharrell’s exclusive track is engraved on a unique clay record made from the rich soil of Cognac, France. It is being kept in one of LOUIS XIII’s cellars in a custom, state-of-the-art safe. The safe has no code and no key, as it will unlock automatically in November 2117. But it is also water-soluble, which means the world’s only copy of “100 Years” will be destroyed if our neglect for the earth leads water levels to rise up.

I was really honored to attend this event witness Vincent J. Géré, Louis XIII Asia Pacific Director, unveil the unique safe storing Pharrell’s "100 years" exclusively displayed at this event.

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A close up of unique clay record made from the rich soil of Cognac, France.
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Mr Géré also explained the delicate relationship between LOUIS XIII and Time, and how each decanter of LOUIS XIII represents the life achievement of generations of cellar masters.
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I tried the prestige LOUIS XIII and can't agree more with Mr Géré, that the Cognac is like walking into a big Cathedral, you cannot see everything in one go, but you see and taste more after taking more sips.
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These beautiful Remy Martin Louis XIII Cognac Crystal Glasses by Christophe Pillet make the sweetest toasting sounds!
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https://www.louisxiii-cognac.com/en/100Years



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supersupergirl

This is probably the 6th visit to Vuong because their Vietnamese baguettes are really tasty.Usually I go to the HK branch but they have moved all their operations here.
Luckily they still serve my favourite double cheese baguette.
As well as meat, they serve quite a lot of vegetarian options like Vegetarian Vietnamese Baguette and Vegetarian noodles.

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On this visit, I had the new vegetable salad which comes with a choice of two dressings: Vietnamese or Japanese.
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The Japanese sauce on the right is suitable for vegetarians because it does not contain garlic. It is made with olives and vinegar.
The Vietnamese sauce on the left contains fish sauce which was given for my noodles.
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I tried the noodles without any sauce. I found it palatable so if you really wanted to be health conscious, it tastes ok without but of course better with sauces. Personally, I liked their new Japanese sauce because it wasn't sweet and the vinegar is appetizing.
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The vegetable salad was huge and nutritious with pine nuts and seasonal veggies like lettuce, cucumber, onions, pickled carrots, coriander and tomatoes.
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Finished off with my favourite vegetarian baguette which was packed with delicious flavours as usual from the chilis and pickles.
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The cheese baguette is another must order item as well, but unfortunately I was full so I finished off with the salty sprite which has a prominent salty lemon taste to it.
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I WILL BE BACK FOR THE CHEESE BAGUETTE!

[Vuong's French Sandwich]
Shop B4, 1 Tak Hing Street, Jordan
Tel: 26583800

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Pinot duck has been serving duck dishes since 2015 in Stanley before the recent duck trend with places like MC DXXK, Forbxden Duck, etc.
With Charlies Restaurant in WC gone (my favourite Chinatown British style Peking Duck), Pinot Duck is one of the good ducks to replace it I suppose.
They serve almost anything ranging from Peking Duck to Modern duck dishes such as Crispy duck wings, duck lollipops, duck liver pate to duck risotto.

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I was overwhelmed to learn that a second branch had just opened in Wanchai because Stanley is a bit of a trek and more people can finally try it.
With its new location in Wanchai, the place where everything happens, it is now time to for it to shine and the menu is bigger and better with more duck dishes than ever.
Next stop Michelin??
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As I have already dined twice at the Stanley branch, I decided to try the new dishes but the one dish I had to order again was the Crispy Duck wings!!!!

Here was what I had:
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Crispy Duck Wings tossed in Sichuan pepper and cumin seasoning:
This is probably the only restaurant in HK that serves meaty and divine duck wings. They are extremely crispy and tasty especially with the unique Sichuan pepper and cumin seasoning.
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Xi'an Lamb Skewers:
This was a non duck dish but it was amazing because the chunks of lamb were juicy and tender and the yoghurt wasabi dip was fantastic as I never expected yoghurt and wasabi could taste that good together.
The dip was a good marriage of the East and the Middle East since yoghurt is always paired with lamb.
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Classic Peking Duck:
As well as Hoi Sin sauce, they also serve it with black pepper sauce, crispy garlic and minced garlic which makes sense because lots of duck dishes are served with black pepper sauce so you can have fun and experiment on the sauces.
Personally, I liked having my pancakes with hoisin sauce and cucumber and the pancakes were very satisfying because the texture was elastic and springy and holds everything together well.
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Pan Fried Duck with Sichuan Spices and Lychee hawthorn:
I ordered this because the Sichuan Spices and Lychee hawthorn was an interesting combination.
When it came, it was duck breast slices topped with lychee and hawthorn.
The taste was like sweet and sour with a twist of fragrant Sichuan pepper and sweet lychee contrasted by the tartness of the Hawthorn berries!
Personally, I found this dish really good with plain rice.
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Duck Fried Rice:
The duck fried rice was well executed with juicy pieces of pineapple and finely chopped spring onion.
It had a prominent charred aroma (wok hei) to it and they use Vietnamese Rice which is soft and fragrant.
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For desserts I went for the two new items, the Rolling Donkey and the Golden Almond Fingers.

Rolling Donkey:
The presentation of this was a surprise, it was glutinous rice mochi pieces covered in coconut shreds and crushed peanuts inside a black and white chocolate shell which you break.
Eating the mochi pieces and chocolate pieces were so good together because you get the sweetness from the chocolate which isn't too sweet and the coconut shreds reminded me of the Bounty Chocolate bar.
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Golden Almond Fingers:
This was a playful twist from fried milk replaced with almond milk. Inside the golden crispy batter was this silky sweet almond pudding filling.
It would be great if there was some sort of punchy sauce on the side or partially drizzled on top like Passionfruit or Cherry to complement it.
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I plan to try this again during lunch too see how their lunch menu fares and hopefully go here again with friends in the near future!!!!!
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[Pinot Duck] - Wan Chai
-Ground Floor, 18 Lun Fat Street
Wanchai, Hong Kong
 +852 2570 5928

[Pinot Duck] - Stanley
-Shop G07 The Piazza, Stanley Plaza
23 Carmel Road, Stanley, Hong Kong
+852 2772 0060

Enquiry: Info@pinotduck.com
Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 12 nn - 10pm
https://www.instagram.com/pinotduck/
https://www.facebook.com/pinotduckhk/

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Discovered this new curry joint on Star Street when I was going to Maison ES recently.
The curry joint stood out because of the hippy style flowery SUN logo and the bright LED star.

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Finally went there during Easter.
On the menu, there is a simple choice of curry which is paired with rice, noodle, vermicelli, flat rice noodle and udon.
They also specialize in Beef Brisket too, there is ordinary beef brisket and the Superb Beef brisket which is in limited supply each day.
I was really chuffed to see Lemon Chicken, Curry Fishballs and Fried Ice Cream on the menu.
It really felt like going to my local Chinese Takeaway in UK because curry and lemon chicken are popular picks.
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Tried the Lemon Chicken and Beef Curry.
At first, I thought the curry tasted like Japanese curry but then it tasted like Pakistani curry which is very spicy.
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Also tried a bit of the Superb beef brisket which was very soft and that beef broth it was in was amazing so I would recommend their beef brisket noodles as well.
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The lemon chicken in appetizing lemon sauce was comforting and healthier because it was pan fried and not the deep fried version.
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I really enjoyed my curry fix so I will be back for the fried ice cream and I secretly wish fried apple / banana is going to be on the menu and sweet and sour chicken too!!!
As you can imagine, this joint is very popular with residents and people working nearby.

[Sun Curry]
2C Star Street, Wanchai
Tel: 24123423

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When you take the ferry to Macau, the first thing that can't be missed is Fishermans Wharf.
Fishermans Wharf is like a world of its own with a mini Cape Town, Roman style amphitheater, Shakespearean buildings and Amsterdam narrow houses.

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Roman style amphitheater:
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Amsterdam style narrow houses:
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Shakespearean style buildings:

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After taking a walk at each place, I went to the opening of the new FW Rio Grill & Seafood Market restaurant.
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It started off with a spectacular Brazilian carnival and Samba Parade which is on everyday until 2nd April 2018 at the following times: 12:30am, 18:00pm & 19:15pm.
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You can get the best view of the Macau harbour whilst dining there as both floors are overlooking the harbour.
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FW Seafood Market on the ground floor provides cozy dining area and seaside terrace, featuring fresh seafood that allow guests to pick and select the way to be served according to their preferences.

That night, we tried FW Rio Grill on the upper level which offers All you can eat Brazilian BBQ Buffet at attractive prices.
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Freshly grilled meats are continuously brought out and served to guests at their table as long as the wooden peg is green on the top while red means your full.
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All meats are grilled in this big grill flown over from Brazil.
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Picanha:
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Beef Rib:
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Sausages:
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All the grilled meats I have tried were really good especially the pork ribs and the grilled juicy pineapple which must not be missed with all that scrumptious cinnamon sprinkled on.
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As well as meat, there was a wide buffet selection with seafood, fine cheeses, hams and a good selection of salads.
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I am definitely coming back with friends to chill out.
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FW Rio Grill & Seafood Market
Business Hours: 07:00 - 24:00
Tel: (853) 8799 6338
Location: Cape Town, Macau Fisherman’s Wharf
http://www.fishermanswharf.com.mo/
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Easter is all about Eggs hence Assaggio are doing an Egg themed menu available from 26/3 – 29/4 in the evenings.

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There is a Sunny Egg Combo or you can order the items a la carte.
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Using good eggs are important for the best taste, hence they have chosen to use organic eggs from Sunny Queen Farms where the chickens are not caged.
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PIZZA GOURMET Parma Ham, Spinach, Truffle Sauce, Soft-baked Egg
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It had all my favourite ingredients, so I clearly liked it and I liked the way there was more spinach beneath the cheese as well on top which makes it healthy as well as delicious complemented by the parma ham and egg yolk.
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HOMEMADE TAGLIONLI EGG PASTA with Black Truffle Sauce and Golden Egg
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I love the freshly made pasta at Assaggio and with the use of Sunny Eggs, the pasta is even more eggy in taste complimented by the golden egg on top.
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As well as the egg dishes, the grilled chicken which was divine.
The smell and taste was almost like chicken from Nandos in the UK but lacking peri peri sauce.
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CARAMELIZED EGG PUDDING:
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Finished with the caramel pudding which was thick, creamy and rich.
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Easter colouring by me!
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Italians celebrate Easter by eating the Torta Pasqualina, a traditional Italian Easter pie with Spinach and cheese sauce.
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The Torta Pasqualina will only be available at the Easter Sunday Seafood Buffet Brunch on April the 1st!
Kids can also participate in the Easter Egg Hunt to win Organic Free Range Eggs and souvenirs from Australia’s Sunny Queen Farm.

Easter Sunday Seafood Buffet Brunch
Date: 1 April
Time: 11:30AM-3:30PM
Price: $488*/Adult; $388*/Child (Age 3-11)
#sqeaster2018
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Assaggio Trattoria Italiana (Wanchai)
6/F, Hong Kong Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong Reservations : +852 2877 3999


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Cafe Life started off at PMQ and now they have a bigger and spacious joint on QRC.

All their cakes are Japanese style and everything is so pretty.
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Sakura Chiffon Cake:
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Sakura Cookies:
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Sakura Napolean:
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The only thing is that, they could do with more tables to cope with people ordering toasts and other things that really need a table.
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At the moment, Sakura is trending and on the menu.
Tried the Sakura roll which was delicate filled with fresh cream.
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It was so good that I had the strawberry cake which also uses that deliciously whipped fresh cream.
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Finished with the Sakura tea which you just don't want to add the Sakura foam cap because the flower at the bottom is so dainty and decorative.
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The milk cap blends in perfectly and I think it had some slight saltiness to it.
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[Café Life Patisserie & Cafe]:
Shop B&C, G/F, Tower II Tern Centre, 
251 Queen’s Road Central, Sheung Wan
Tel: 28106755

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Maison ES is led by Esther Sham more popularly known as Chef TATA. The 6-COURSE TASTING MENU I had is available until the end of this month which has been created to celebrate her 10th year at Maison ES. This restaurant is tucked away behind Star Street with beautiful French Vintage decor which makes it a perfect get away from the city.

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I was quite impressed by the experience because every course was well executed. We were a table of 12 and considering there were so many of us, everyone's dish was still hot and we all got them at the same time. Here was the [6-COURSE TASTING MENU]
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Started with the [HOKKAIDO SCALLOP ceviche] topped with salmon roe, sweet corn, okra, mizuna and honey yuzu dressing. Dinner started off well with this ceviche because everything tasted in harmony, especially the sweetcorn puree which was really comforting and the sweetcorn pieces which were a bit like Mexican corn while the okra added the charred taste to the whole thing and the silky scallops.
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FOIE GRAS TAMAGO CUSTARD with Asian mushrooms Steamed egg and foie gras sounds heavy but the foie gras has been turned into foam which turns into liquid when you spoon the egg hence every spoonful is infused with foiegras and the earthy mushrooms on top makes it even more delicious.
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BACALAOS confit served with chorizo garlic crumbs, clams, steamy dashi fish broth & charred spring onion oil For this dish, I like the way they have selected Bacalaos which is a slightly salted fish topped with crispy chorizo garlic crumbs and surrounded in a clams fish broth. Hence strong flavours here.
The crispy fish skin is real good!
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UNI SPAGHETTI topped with nori Unlike other pastas, this one is not creamy, again rich flavours in play here.
I think I could taste grounded dried scallops as something made it quite sweet.
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USDA PRIME SHORT RIB grilled served on hot spring stone with acacia honey roasted pumpkin & spicy nanami spinach Although, the beef was the star of the show, the vegetables were just as good because the spinach was really flavourful with a hint of spiciness and the pumpkin was out of this world. I have never tasted pumpkin as delicious as this because it was so soft that it just melted in your mouth and there were other flavours infused in the pumpkin.
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DESSERT SURPRISE:
Finished with the dessert which was a great ending.
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I would definitely recommend this place as all the courses were fantastic.

[Maison Es]
http://www.maison-es.com/
Address: 1A Star Street, Wanchai
Reservation: info@maison-es.com
Phone: 852-2521-8011
Opening hours:
Mon to Sat: 12:00nn to 11:00 pm
Sun: 12:00nn to 5:00 pm

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I am so glad, Spaghetti house has launched the summer menu because they have my favourite pasta with lemon and other summery dishes.

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While I was deciding what to order, I had the strawberry cooler which was refreshing as well as photogenic.
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To my surprise, there was fresh melon at the bottom which makes such a different to tinned cocktail fruit.
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Started off with the [Spaghetti with lemon, dill and shrimps] pasta and it tasted better than I had expected.
The spaghetti was al-dente infused with lemon yet you could also taste some slight bitterness of the lemon peel.
It would be great if there was a wedge of lemon served beside it because I like my lemon strong and the dill could have been stronger as it was just sprinkled on top so the flavour didn't really come out when it was cooking.
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Next was the [Lobster claw salad with pomelo in white wine vinaigrette] which turned out to be such a big portion that it seemed good for three people. It was refreshing with pomelo meat bursting with sweetness and chunks of lobster claws.
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Finished with the [Prosciutto, air dried beef and arugula pizza] which was loaded with Prosciutto and air dried beef.
The saltiness of the prosciutto and beef worked very well with the pizza while the arugula and balsamic vinegar balanced the flavour and heaviness.
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[Spaghetti House]
http://www.spaghettihouse.com


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Brut is on the other end of Second Street, away from the crowd but not so away. You are greeted with two high tables and a long bar which makes it great dining alone with friends.

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In this Modern era, it is all about clean living as well as clean drinking.
The drinks are definitely to brag about because Camille Lisette Glass at BRUT is a strong advocate of natural wine, hence the choice of all these natrual wines and their homemade Kombucha cocktails.
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Looking at the menu side, it is tapas-style offering a good variety on vegetarian and vegan options with fresh organic produce from the local Sai Ying Pun market to support the neighbourhood.
Not only that, the dishes have a multicultural twist of French, Spanish, American and Asian influences which will surprise your palate.
Here was what we had that night, there wasn't really a dish that I didn't like because they were all good in different ways.

• Smoked eggplant and vegetables. ($58) (Vegan) It was flawless and eggplant dip in the middle was jet black as it was smoked.
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• Mushrooms in a red wine, anchovy and shallot sauce. ($68) The anchovies in the red wine sauce really brought out the mushroom flavours.
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• Devilled Eggs; eggs, fermented plum, artichoke. ($68) (Vegetarian) Not your usual devilled eggs as these were moreish and punchy because of the saltiness and sourness which reminded me of the pickled eggs at the chippie.
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• Buffalo mozzarella, Kalamata olive tapenade and fried enoki mushrooms. ($98) (Vegetarian) Another flavourful dish which was enhanced by the olive tapenade.
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The Roquefort Mac n Cheese was a killer because I love French Cheeses. Having it in the Mac n cheese dish was just too good to be true and something that I never thought about on Mac n Cheese.
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• Galician beef tenderloin with baby spinach. ($248) For meat, the beef was soft and tender that it just tore apart effortlessly.
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Finished with natrual cocktails with their Baby Boucha concocted with their homemade kombucha.
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[Brut]
Shop C, G/F, 1 Second Street, Sai Ying Pun, Western District

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There are three branches of Don Don Tei and they all have different menus. The one at WTS serves mainly donburi, while the one at Hung Hom serves an extended menu of the one at WTS with sashimi as well. As I haven't tried the CWB branch, I decided to give it a go, again the menu is so different and they serve mainly sets but as the soba was good at WTS, we decided to try the sobas.

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My first favourite was the [soba roll with sea prawn tempura].
It looked quite sophisticated.
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I tried it without the sauce and it wasn't tasteless because it was mixed with mayonnaise which complemented the prawn very well.
However it was a slight challenge to eat.
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Next was the [cold soba with sashimi] which was soba covered in an abundance of salad.
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After mixing everything together, it became a delicious noodle salad which is healthy and perfect on a hot day.
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Last but not least was the Soba Tsukemen which tasted like Sukiyaki because of the sweetness and it was more filling but not too heavy as the onions are there to balance it.
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[Don Don Tei -CWB]
Shop 6, 1/F, JP Plaza, 22-36 Paterson Street Causeway Bay

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Just when I was not shopping for food, I happened to discover Granny Marys at Eat East.
I never bother going into Eat East because they only sell Chinese Ready Made Meals but I went in that day because I was bored.
When I saw Granny Marys JUST collection in the freezer, I seriously looked twice because it was English food in a Chinese store!
Anyway, I was thrilled there was another option for English dishes.
The JUST collection does not have pasta/rice which is makes it great for sharing.
The advantage is that these can be microwaved which makes them very suited for Hong Kong as people don't use ovens here.

Without thinking, I bought most of the range but sadly forgot to buy the Cottage Pie.

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As soon as I got home, I was so excited to try them but sadly I could only try 2 boxes because they are quite big portions.
It was really hard to decide which one to try because they are all British classics.
Luckily, they don't stock the full range or I would probably have to buy it all!!!!
In the end I chose Chili Beef (with pulled beef) as it was pulled beef and not minced beef.
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Basically you remove the card sleeve, pierce the film, microwave it for about 4 minutes, let it stand for 1 minute and put it in for another 3 minutes.
I paired the chili beef with Indian Rice.
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The taste was fantastic with chunks of pulled beef but I underestimated how hot it was and it is spicier than other ready to eat chili con carnes and curries that I have tried.

I also tried the Parsnips in spiced honey because I have to try everything at once if I can because I just can't resist food and all being my favourite British classics!!
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It had a lot of frost surrounding the parsnips despite I was consuming it on the day I bought it.
This is a common problem in Hong Kong and nothing to do with the Granny Marys.
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[Problems with Chilled & Frozen foods in Hong Kong - further reading]
http://supersupergirl-dining.blogspot.hk/2018/03/problems-with-chilled-food-and-frozen.html

Now back to the food!
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The parsnips were sweet with a nice hint of cracked black pepper.
The sweetness was quite soothing after that hot Chili Beef.
I can't wait to try the others soon but I am so busy with restaurant invitations that I don't have time and appetite to eat at home.

www.grandymarys.co.uk

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Hong Kong is a hot place with extreme temperatures and sunshine which makes it challenging for transporting and handling food but with modern technology it should all be solved.
In some shops,  storage space seems an issue that they have to squeeze the snacks between the floor and the bottom shelf base.
Luckily they are packaged snacks.

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Starting with snacks and confectionery, I find it strange that shops do not have the mentality to put them in a shaded area especially with Chocolate.
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Moving on to Dairy products and Frozen goods, the sad thing is that a good majority have melted before they reach the shops and then refrozen again in the freezer there.

The amusing thing is that Chinese people believe they are lactose intolerant and blame cheese and milk for causing diarrhea when it could just possibly be food poisoning.
Personally, I have never had problems with cheese and milk in the UK but found myself getting ill eating cheese and milk in HK.

Talking about Frozen goods, lots of frozen goods are covered in frost.
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Faulty fridge!
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For cream gateaus and tarts, it is common sense that they are stored upright and not vertical.
The way they are stored vertically affects the products. [Will have a photo soon]

I have also noticed many restaurants that have food delivered are left outside the vicinity for quite some time before they are refrigerated/stored.

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Other meals waiting to be delivered are casually on the ground but fortunately they are inside a bag.
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Uncovered tofu sitting next to fresh exhaust on the road!!!
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The most shocking thing that I even saw was Frozen meat on the floor at this Meat Supplier Shop.
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I appreciate teas so whenever there is a new tea house or tea themed cafe I have to go and check it out.

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When you go in, you will notice the simplistic yet modern decor.
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The menu is extensive, where you will find set meals, tea based drinks and cakes.

The set meal is pretty simple, you can choose from Chazuke, Noodles in tea soup, or noodles in cold tea soup paired with two sides from a choice of four.
Tried the Chazuke and Noodles in Tea Soup.
Both were filling and the sides that day were yuzu and sencha chicken wings, tofu in Jasmine tea, mixed mushrooms in oolong and fish in lemongrass orange dressing.
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Noodles in Tea Soup:
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As well as the tea flavours in the sides, there were lots of tea leaves that you could see in the tofu and mushroom.
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There were so many drinks to choose from so I had the chocolate with masala which was chocolate with a hint of spices. Masala Chocolate:
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The Matcha Au Lait was a popular drink, where you get to mix the matcha and pour it it. It was fun and you get try the matcha before you pour it in to see how it tastes.
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As well as Matcha, they also had my favourite Earl Grey in chiffon cake form. It was light and fluffy complimented with my favourite whipped cream.
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I can't wait to come again but queues are expected on the weekends.
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[TEA HUB]
Shop 2, G/F, Shining Court, 439 Shun Ning Road, Sham Shui Po
Tel: 23377278
Opening Hours: 11:00 - 19:00
Mondays: Closed
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I didn't have any expectations for Eatalian because most restaurant adapt their recipes to suit the people in the area.
Apart from that I liked the Restaurant logo and name which is a play of words EAT and ITALIAN pronounced Eatalian just like EeDaLe in Central.

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Sat down and it was reassuring that there were expats dining there.
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Started with the Parma Ham and Melon which was the first surprise because it was creative.
It wasn't just melon topped with ham but on the side there was Parma ham paired with young pea shoots and molecular melon balls which actually tasted in harmony.
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The Linguine with minced shrimp, garlic and anchovy was so good that I could have eaten two portions.
It was light with strong prawn flavours and the saltiness from the anchovy.
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Next was the Strozzapreti with proscuitto, fava beans, Parmesan, Black truffle.
I felt compelled to order this as you rarely see this on the Kowloon side and I wonder how long it will stay on the menu due to popularity.
Again it was flawless and hung the sauce well with fragrant truffle that wasn't too creamy.
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For dessert, I had the Banana Walnut Toffee Cream Pie which was a bit like banoffee but much better because everything was well balanced with crushed walnuts in the cream and dreamy toffee and a nice biscuit base that was soft and firmly held together but not hard in texture.
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Finished with tea which was a perfect ending.
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Overall, I was more than impressed that I totally forgot I was in SSP.
Everything was top quality from the way they served the food and the presentation.
Price is above the average in that area but you are getting good quality food so lets hope they can keep the standard.

[Eatalian]
309 Lai Chi Kok Road, Sham Shui Po
Tel: 26176866

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Just when the theme park at Ocean Park goes to sleep, Aqua City comes alive with Ocean Park Drink’N Music Fest presented by Prudential.
This is the latest hip spot to chill and enjoy amazing live music with craft beer.


There are over two hundred different beers and gourmet food together with music performances over four consecutive weekends and Easter Holidays.
Getting there has never been any easier with the new Ocean Park MTR Station!!
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That night I went to see Robynn and Kendy at 19:15 , before that I feasted myself on the food stalls.
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Paying for food and drinks are simple with their re-loadable wrist band which works just like tap and go.
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Here is a glimpse of the food and drinks that I had:
Spam musubi from Pololi:
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Desserts from So Coco:
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Fried chicken and wings from Chick n Chill:

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Baked mushroom with bacon and cheese from How Cool:
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Japanese desserts:
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Noodles from Tristar:
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Spicy noodles from Moo:
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Hotdog from Berliner:
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Limited edition “Tangerine Cream Beer”. Designed to mimic the flavour of an orange creamsicle.
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Next was the rocking concert by Robynn and Kendy::
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I hope to return for the final performance because Janice Vidal will be there.
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More information regarding this event:
Event Dates: 10 March – 2 April 2018 (Every Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holiday Nights)
Opening Hours: 6:30 pm to 11:00 pm
#During the event, Lakeside Chill, Neptune’s Restaurant, Aqua City Bakery, Aqua City Lagoon, Waterfront Plaza and Waterfront Gifts Shop will be opened till 11:00 pm.
All rides, facilities and exhibits will be closed at 7:00 pm.


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In the past, I have only tried Western dishes at the Neptune Restaurant.
Now they have a new Spring 6 course tasting menu designed by chef K.K.Chan available from now until the end of June, featuring sustainable seafood and quality ingredients.

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Started with the Four Colour Platter with refreshing “Crabmeat and Avocado Salad”, “Pan Seared Scallop with Yakiniku Sauce”, “Smoked Duck Egg”, and “Sliced Spicy Abalone”.
It was a great start with different flavours to please the palate.
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Next was the “Stir-Fried Thai Tiger Prawn with Onion” which is inspired by flavours of Beijing and Huaiyang.
It was sweet and spicy with a garlicky aftertaste.
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The “Double Boiled Silky Fowl Consommé with Arisaema Tubes Fungus, Morel, Bamboo Fungus and Peach Gum” was a really light soup with strong unami flavours from the mushrooms.
One bowl isn't enough.
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For the mains, “Seabass and Italian Prosciutto wrapped Asparagus on Steamed Egg White and Supreme Pumpkin Soup” .
The egg white base was seriously silky flavoured by the rich pumpkin soup and the seabass and prosciutto were a great pairing.
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The meaty mains were “Roasted Kagoshima BBQ Pork & Tea-Smoked French Spring Chicken.
It was the best of both worlds with chicken and pork.
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Finished with the dessert platter of “Raspberry Panna Cotta”, “Deep-Fried Sesame Dumpling with Custard”, and the “Manchurian sweetmeat Glutinous Rice Flour Roll with Red Bean Paste”.
The sesame dumpling was evilicious as it was filled wtih liquid custard while the raspberry panna cotta was refreshing.
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Chef Chan’s 6-course Chinese dining tasting menu is priced HK$688 per person, plus 10% service charge.

[Neptune Restaurant]
Address: 180 Wong Chuk Hang Rd, Wong Chuk Hang
Phone: 3923 2161


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LANEIGE is a popular South Korean Cosmetic brand so I was really excited when I found out that their pop-up booth at Langham Place which was launched today and will go on until the 24th of March.

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All proceeds will be donated to Make-A-Wish foundation and all desserts costs $35 and you get a $35 coupon to spend at Laneige.
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There are five different desserts to try:
-Golden Sparkling Soufflé Pancake (Limited quantities per day)
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-Best Friend Bear Soufflé Pancake
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-Pink Cloud Soufflé Pancake
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-Sleeping Bear Water Cake (Starry Night & Dreamy Pink)
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For me, I liked the Souffle pancakes because they were light and fluffy complimented by the dreamy cream!!
The sleeping water bear cakes were inspired by their new Sleeping water masks which cost $280/8.
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LANEIGE Sparkling Café
Atrium, 4/F, Langham Place, 8 Argyle Street, Kowloon
#LANEIGEHK #SparklingCafe #sparklemyway

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As well as good food, there are two cute guys which are double trouble because they are twins.
Went there for a gathering as the tables are spacious and the decor is stylish as well.

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The menu is clear and comprehensive.
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Here was what we had: Started with the Port Wine Beef cheeks which were served on a bed of silky mash.
The beef cheeks were soft and gelatinous in this rich port wine sauce.
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Next was the crab pizza ordered by my friend. I didn't have any expectations because I thought it was just going to be pizza with crab meat but when it came it just got stole everyone's attention as it was literally a whole crab on top of the pizza.
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It was convenient to eat because the crab had already been chopped up.
I took the crab shell thinking there was tomalley but it had totally cleaned out so I thought it was just there for decoration but it turns out they put the tomalley on the pizza so it was evilicious with all that cheese, crab tomalley and orange roe.
Although it was quite heavy, there was basil leaves to freshen it up.

Last but not least was the Suckling Pig which was soft and tender while the skin was crispy.
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Overall, I really enjoyed the dinner and I was surprised at the quality and creativity at MoMo Pizza.Pasta.Beer.

[Momo Cafe]
Tel: 34622503
Flat 103, 1/F, Cheungs Building, 1-3 Wing Lok Street, Sheung Wan

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