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HK Express Turns 5 and the Hong Kong-based Airline Celebrates with HKD55* Up Birthday Fares and HKD5 Specials!!


Time flies when the guests are having fun! It’s hard to believe it’s already been five years since HK Express converted to an LCC in October 2013. The Hong Kong-based airline is celebrating its fifth anniversary with a special promotion that will make its guests travel dreams come true before other commitments – like marriage, kids or work – get in the way!

Over the past five years, the airline is proud to have flown more than 13 million people to various destinations across Asia, all while maintaining an incredible load factor of 87 per cent in average. Coming up in 2019, HK Express is excited to launch new inflight menu items on 1 November as well as a route to Nagasaki on 19 January. Nagasaki is the popular port city in Japan which is well known with its UNESCO listed heritage sites. The introduction of the new routes brings the airline’s route map to a total of 24 destinations.

To ring in the big birthday this October, HK Express is offering an amazing “Travel Best Before” Birthday Sale to its intrepid guests with 70,000 seats at fares from HKD55* to 23 destinations, including the newly-announced route Nagasaki in Japan. The flash sale will launch in three separate phases, beginning on 27 October (09:00), followed by 30 October (09:00) and 2 November (09:00), running until 4 November (23:59). No matter when guests book, each wave shares the same eligible travel period from 9 November 2018 to 28 September 2019.

Not only can guests snap up HKD55 fares, but they can also take advantage of special HKD5 birthday perks, such as upgraded checked baggage. From 27 October to 4 November 2018, guests can enjoy a special price of HKD5 for every additional 5kg starting from 20kg checked baggage allowance upon purchasing air tickets via HK Express website and mobile app. Better yet, the airline is serving up tasty inflight dishes, such as oriental barbecued pork puffs, pineapple Danishes, and Joe & Seph’s Classic Gourmet Popcorn – all for HKD5 from 27 to 31 October.

HK Express is also partnering iBakery (a social enterprise under Tung Wah Group of Hospitals) to sell handcrafted cookies on board HK Express flights between 27 October to 4 November 2018. All proceeds will be used on bakery training for people with disabilities as well as to ensure safe and quality bakery products.

Planning a trip before marriage, work or having children? Mark the calendar for Nagasaki following HK Express’ route debut this coming January. The historic Japanese city is an ideal winter or spring holiday. Come March, spring blossoms will blanket the city in soothing shades of pink. Travellers will also discover excellent street food, ancient temples, parks, and multiple WWII memorials to round out an enriching visit.

We have been honoured to share the past five years with our loyal and adventurous HK Express guests,” says Mr Jonathan Hutt, Commercial Director of HK Express. “We hope our birthday sales and specials motivate travellers to get out and explore Asia before life gets in the way.
HK Express will continue the celebration with a new “Travel Best Before” video series on social media, which promises even more special fares and travel perks. With these serious savings, guests can plan an unforgettable journey with friends, family - or take off on their own for some “me time”. Stay tuned for the series launch on HK Express social media channels from 26 October 2018 (www.facebook.com/HKExpress)!

Enjoy more birthday celebration offers with HK Express! Visit the airline’s official website www.hkexpress.com for further details.



city’super is sharing the joy of Christmas launching over 20 Christmas hampers and a range of festive goodies for all budgets – including the ultimate mammoth trunk hamper for gourmet and wine connoisseurs.

The ‘Christmas Extravaganza’ hamper is probably the most prestigious ever proposed – featuring some 50 of the world’s most well-known fine wines, spirits and delicacies, with a price tag to match at a breath-taking HK$238,800!

Available for order from 22 October to 7 December 2018, the world-class hamper is headlined by a bottle of legendary Château Lafite-Rothschild 1982, alone valued at HK$49,800, from the most celebrated blue-chip vintage of the last 50 years.

Amongst some 20 other festive hampers, available for order from 22 October to 21 December, city’super’s brand new ‘Surprise Box’ hamper (HK$998) is packaged in a crafted wooden box of quintessential treats, tonnes of fun with festive balloons, cuddly MANUAL FACTORY Bear and a multi-purpose board game set, especially designed for joyous celebration in style.

I was impressed with the TOKU TOKU Hard Candy Cotton Candy Maker (HK$289) because it uses any hard boiled sweets to make candyfloss so the world is your oyster and you can make any flavour as long as you have the candy.


On the English front, it was great to see so many treats like mug cakes, caramel puddings, Joe & Seph and peanut brittle.




For more information, please visit http://www.citysuper.com.hk/ or email contact@citysuper.com or call at (852) 2736-3866.

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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.


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.

From the packet, it says they manufactured by Pepsico India Holdings.




Glico is famous for Pocky Sticks and other confectionery so I was really surprised to discover they had a range of baby food!
As a foodie, I love trying out different baby food too so I got one of the stews in the range.

From the labeling, I deduced it was some sort of tofu and pork.
The taste was surprisingly good and tasted like thick sweetcorn soup and the pieces of sweetcorn had a crunch to it.




I love Cup Cakes, but when you don't have an oven life can be difficult.
But now you can get microwave cup cakes that are ready in 1 minute.
Tried this brand by Condi where they have two flavours: Apple and Chocolate.




Forgot to take a picture of the chocolate but the chocolate one definitely tastes better because the apple was too sweet and artificial.
Making it was pretty easy, just fill the lid with water to the line, pour it in and mix.

 The fork that is included isn't that helpful because it all clumps on to it when you are mixing so I used a stirrer.
 When the mixture is smooth and consistent, it is ready to put in the microwave.

After microwaving it, the cake looks like this:

Video of the Apple cup cake being made:



Obviously I was attracted to these [Oyatsu] Mini Cup Noodles because of the cute little size.

There are two flavours: Salt and Tonkatsu.
Although they look small, when you peel the lid back, the noodles go almost to the top.

Both flavours were impressive because I loved the noodle texture which was soft but didn't break easily.

Salt (Blue):



Tonkatsu (Red):





I got my hands on some donut peaches or commonly known as Saturn Peaches or UFO peaches.


One of the peaches had a mini peach on top.


I really liked them because of the flat shape and they were easier to eat especially for people who have a small mouth.
They were juicy and sweet.



As an instant noodle fan, I have always wanted to try instant noodles from all over the world.
Got my hands on Maggi atta Masala which is from India.
"atta" means wholewheat noodles hence the colour of the noodles and you can see pieces of wheat in it.


It was impressive to find dehydrated peas in the flavouring sachet.
I tried some of the powder on its own to see how spicy it was and it is quite spicy.

Unfortunately, the noodles had already gone rancid in the packet before I opened it otherwise they would have been delicious.

Anyhow, I will try and get it from another shop and hope it has not gone rancid.



As as well Coca Cola, Pepsi also has crystal clear one.
I could only get my hands on Coca Cola.
To be honest, it smells like Sprite and tastes like Sprite!



I was a bit disappointed with this because according to youtubers, the Pepsi version smells and tastes like COKE!



I love Natto Beans because of its taste and slimy texture.
You either hate or love it.
Osato Natto Beans were frozen from the place where I got it from so you defrost to eat.

I was quite surprised the quality was still good compared to the refrigerated ones.

The texture is still slimy.


It comes with Karashi mustard (hot yellow mustard) and savoury natto seasoning.
Personally the beans tasted good on its own or with just a few drops of seasoning because the mustard was too overpowering for me.




I noticed these cup noodles because of the picture of the egg with a runny yolk.


It turns out these cup noodles are sukiyaki flavoured so I am guess adding an onsen egg would make it taste better.

When I peeled the lid back, I was amazed to see lots of huge spring onions pieces and bits of beef that looked very dark in colour compared to other Nissin Cup noodles.

There was a lovely beef and onion smell when I poured hot water in it and evidently the broth was dark.


The Sukiyaki flavour in cup noodle form was definitely delicious as it was like noodles in a strong beef and onion broth.

The sachet gives it a more beefy flavour if you squeeze the lard in.



Ippudo is a famous ramen joint with restaurants all over the world.
The ramen there has a good broth and I like their extra thin noodles.


I discovered these Ippudo cup noodle series by Nissin so I got the Ippudo Spicy Tonkotsu Flavour (AKA) Instant noodles.

On the lid, there is a sachet of Black Garlic Oil.

I tried a bit on its own and it was just garlicky.

After peeling back the lid, the noodles looked promising because they were thin and there were lots of seaweed and dehydrated meat slices.
The taste was ok but I preferred the creamy [Nissin] Ippudo Tonkotsu Flavour.

As well as the Spicy Tonkotsu, there is also [Nissin] Ippudo Tonkotsu Flavour Shiro Instant Noodles:



Ippudo is a famous ramen joint with restaurants all over the world.
The ramen there has a good broth and I like their extra thin noodles.
I discovered these Ippudo cup noodle series by Nissin so I got the Ippudo Tonkotsu Flavour Shiro Instant Noodles.


On the lid, there is a sachet of Pork Flavoured Oil.

I tried a bit on its own and it was too garlicky for my liking.

After peeling back the lid, the noodles looked promising because they were thin and there were lots of seaweed and dehydrated meat slices.

I am not so much of a fan for meat but I love seaweed.

After adding water, the broth looked white and creamy, the taste wasn't too salty and it was slightly thick and creamy.

I only added a few drops of the pork oil because it seemed to taste better without.

Anyway, perhaps I am quite biased but I really liked these noodles.
In this series, there is also [Nissin] Ippudo Spicy Tonkotsu Flavour (AKA) Instant noodles



I was captivated by these Jeleets drinks by [Pokka Sapporo].


There are two flavours in the series:
Pokka Sapporo Jeleets Vanilla Uji Matcha Green Tea with Jelly and Pokka Sapporo Jeleets Vanilla Flavour Coffee with Jelly.


The drinks were wonderful because of the jelly but personally I liked the green tea because you could taste the creaminess in the drink however it was a bit too sweet, but you can always dilute it with milk to get more out of it.


The coffee is not so sweet but as I am not a coffee person, it just didn't wow me.




An Arctic roll is a British dessert made of vanilla ice cream wrapped in a thin layer of sponge cake to form a roll, with a layer of raspberry flavoured sauce between the sponge and the ice cream.

It was invented by Dr. Ernest Velden, an immigrant from the Czechoslovakia who set up a factory at Lottbridge Drove, Eastbourne in 1968. to cope with popular demand.
However, it was discontinued by Birds Eye in the 1990s due to the lack of demand.

The Arctic roll made a return in 2008 due to the economic downturn where consumers were looking for low cost foods.

To be honest, I have tried other brands before but Birds Eye has to be the best.


The roll is best eaten about 5 minutes after it is taken out of the freezer because the texture of the ice cream and roll is soft.
Everything was in perfect harmony as the thin layer of sweet raspberry jam worked with the vanilla ice cream and sponge which was not too sweet.

The combination of ice cream and sponge cake was just delicious!



I thought it was the Rose Water by Watsons Water.
Watsons Water is a brand that supplies distilled and mineral water.
Last year, they launched Rose Water in a Pink Bottle.

When I took a closer look, it turned out to be Sakura Honey Water in a similar design but this time the plastic was not see through was opaque.


The barcode at the back was pretty.

Unfortunately, I didn't like the taste because it tasted like lipstick!

This drink is available from 4/4/2018-17/4/2018 while stocks last.



While I was at the convenience store, the Tuna and Mayonnaise crisps caught my eyes.
Beside it were Tuna Mayonnaise cup noodles also by the same Korean Brand Nong Shim.


Decided to try the cup noodles because I was just curious about how it would taste.

Tuna Mayonnaise is normally a sandwich filling that is slightly creamy with chunks of tuna.

I can't read Korean so the English labelling was helpful and it was strange that the ingredients has Worchester sauce!!!!

When you peel the lid back, there are two sachets, one is the sauce and the other is some yellow thing.

There are some sort of brown bits within the noodles which I believe are possibly soya bits pretending to be tuna????

To eat, you remove the sachets, pour boiling water in the noodles.
Leave it for a while and drain the water.
There are holes at the other end of the lid which you pierce to drain.

The mayonnaise sachet was big and I was quite skeptical about the taste because that much mayonnaise is going to be really sickly.

The colour of the mayonnaise was strangely brown!!!
After mixing it, the sauce turned creamy yellow so there must be a lot of creamer in that paste!!

As for the taste, it definitely does not taste like sandwich filling but there is a strong creamer powder aftertaste in your mouth.

Not quite convinced by these noodles because they are a bit too sweet for my liking,



There are so many ready made meals to choose from these days.
Granny Marys JUST collection appealed to me because the logo was nice and being a graduate from QMUL I liked the Mary in the name.

The JUST collection does not have pasta/rice which is makes it great for sharing and they can be microwaved which saves up to 45 minutes of time and gas when you can have it almost in flash!!

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


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.

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.

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!!


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.




Milka is a brand of chocolate which originated in Switzerland and now manufactured internationally by the US confectionery company Mondelēz International (formerly known as Kraft Foods).

The cake and chocolate bar hybrid was appealing so got it.


There are five cakes inside that are individually packaged in Silver plastic.


The taste was sweet and sugary.



Founded in 1875, Charbonnel et Walker is one of Britain's earliest chocolatiers. Encouraged by Edward VII, (then the Prince of Wales), the company first formed as a partnership between Mrs Walker and Madame. Charbonnel hence the name Charbonnel et Walker.
They are endorsed by the Royal Warrant as one of the few chocolatiers to Her Majesty The Queen where iconic customers have included Princess Diana and Princess Margaret.
The chocolates are hand-made to the traditional recipes of Madame Charbonnel.  Their renowned dark chocolate is made from the finest dark couverture which results in a decadently rich taste.


Other chocolates in the range are really tempting.






Bugles are American corn snacks but now they are available under Walkers crisps in three flavours:
Southern BBQ, Sour cream and black pepper and cheese.


Southern BBQ:
The Southern bbq flavour tasted like prawn cocktail #skips with a hint of bbq.


Sour cream and black pepper:
The sour cream and black pepper was the lightest of the three flavours but moreish because the black pepper gives it a nice kick with the sour cream.


The cheese flavour tasted like hard baked cheese #quavers that melt in your mouth.




At the food expo, I saw some interesting black water.
blk water claims that blk. water contains both fulvic and humic acid (found in soil, sediment and aquatic environments). But neither fulvic acid or humic acid are required in humans. The addition of these two acids to water in no way enhances the nutritional benefits of water.
Anyway, I tried it and it tastes the same as water but psycologically it feels weird drinking black water because it looks dirty.




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