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  1. 每逢秋天,吃貨們最掛住莫過於大閘蟹了!今年江蘇大閘蟹收成本來不錯,但卻遲遲未獲內地批文來港,直至十月尾才昨日終有首批湖南大通湖大閘蟹抵港,而讓老饕最牽腸掛肚的江蘇大閘蟹,卻到11月才陸續到港....

     

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    得知荃灣 如粵滬中菜廳 也有供應江蘇大閘蟹,便急不及待去一親芳澤了!在江蘇蟹抵港之前,餐廳用的是純淨安全的北海道大閘蟹;但北海道蟹的風味,實在與江蘇蟹相差太遠了,關於這點,吃過比較過的朋友就會明白。

     

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    原來也好幾年沒來 如粵滬 了,裝修沒大改變,高雅摩登中又保留著傳統的色彩,特多的包廂十分適合商務或是家庭聚餐,環境一欄是舒適討好的。

     

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    一開首先來 花彫醉雞 ($80),雞肉夠滑、酒香入口又不過鹹,感覺不錯;接著分享了 雪染龍鬚 ($216),其實即是菜苗豆腐羹,味道清鮮又熱胃,為大家作好了暖胃的準備!

     

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    燈燈燈凳!這晚的主角江蘇大閘蟹也霸氣登場了:每隻約重6.5兩的蟹公,迷得場內所有女士神暈癲到,而男士則是殺氣騰騰,恨不得除之而後快,嘿嘿~雖然表面上看來風平浪靜,但一拆開蟹蓋除了軟滑黃膏,還有著不少蟹公專有、迷死人的白膏!

     

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    白膏,說穿了就是公蟹的精子,也是公蟹最為精華之處,黏嘴綿密,懂蟹的老饕們最愛的就是這一味。我們吃的時間是農曆十月初二,白膏還未至巔峰,接下來的日子,還會越來越飽滿;喜歡吃蟹公的朋友,絕不要錯過!除了蟹膏,這蟹的腳及肉也算甜美好吃的。

     

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    吃完寒涼的大閘蟹,除了要喝薑茶暖胃,我們還分享了 臘味煲仔飯 ($398)。煲好之後,飯及餸料(包括臘鴨、臘肉、臘腸、潤腸及蔬菜)是分開上檯,但那飯一吃就富有臘味的香氣,我完全沒有添加豉油已經吃得很滿意;另外還有食友至愛的飯焦,大家都吃得稱心滿足。

     

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    這晚還分享了口感滑溜的 蟹粉豆腐 ($360) 以及醬汁比較濃杰的 奶油扒津白 ($216),不過這兩味水準遠不及大閘蟹及煲仔飯,意思意思好了~

     

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    臨尾還有以獨立小蒸籠呈上的 蟹粉小籠包 ($30/隻),小籠包個子比坊間一般出品偏大,皮也因此不會太薄,還幸肉汁算是豐盈而且鮮甜,也是個滿足的結尾。

     

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    其實最後還有 合桃露 ($37) 及水果盤,但撈了半天,竟是沒有湯圓,實在令甜胃不太滿足... 還好這個心願翌晚就得到滿足。明天再續! 

     

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    如粵滬中菜廳 Ru Chinese Restaurant

    地址:荃灣楊屋道8號香港如心海景酒店暨會議中心7樓

    電話:22802923

    酒店 Facebook:L'hotel Nina et Convention Centre 如心海景酒店暨會議中心

     

    ** 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~~

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    As to be expected from just about any big city, Montreal is a haven for foodies. Now, I’m not talking about the Michelin starred restaurants you have to book months in advance. I’m here to rave about the food in Montreal; the lowkey local establishments and dishes that won my stomach (and heart) over while I was there.

    Disclaimer: since I was only in Montreal for three days this time around, this list by no means encompasses all the delicious food to be found in the city. That being said, this is all the noteworthy food in Montreal that I ate and raved about.

    1. Poutine

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    Okay, so this is a pretty obvious one. If someone asks me what the quintessential “Canadian food” would be, my first thought is poutine. Although you can find poutine in many parts of the world, Montreal (obviously) does this dish justice. Aside from the traditional hand-cut fries, cheese curds, and gravy, you can find a whole range of toppings for poutines nowadays. My favourite place was La Banquise. Typically known for their late night, after the bar crowd, La Banquise has a wild selection of poutine that you have to try. We opted for both their classic poutine and the La Sud-Ouest with bacon, red onions, guacamole, onion rings, and chipotle sauce on top of a regular poutine. Needless to say, we waddled our way out of the restaurant after.

    2. Smoked meat sandwich at Schwartz’s Deli

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    Schwartz’s Deli is an absolute must every time I visit Montreal and is one of the few places where I don’t mind having to queue. I kid you not when I say that you will have the best smoked meat sandwich you’ve ever had in your life here. Aside from the sandwich, you have to order the fries and pickle on the side. This place is so damn good, I actually wrote an entire post on it – click here to read more about why you must try Schwartz’s Deli.

    3. Find a food festival

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    If you’re visiting Montreal in the summer, you’re in luck – there are festivals galore, all of which will likely involve food (it’s a win-win, really). We happened to stumble upon a mac n cheese festival with a bunch of food trucks all serving up different variations of the classic. We also went to the Just For Laughs festival where they had a fantastic food section serving up some great dishes from local establishments. One of my favourites was Birona Hummus Bar’s vegetable stew with tender chicken on a bed of couscous.

    4. Craft beer

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    Although best appreciated in the summer, Montreal is home to a variety of pubs that serve up a range of local and international beer. If you are in the city during the warmer months, you’ll be spoiled for choice of restaurants with outdoor seating. A stroll down some of the more popular, pedestrian-friendly streets will lead you to a variety of restaurants and bars with patios. Regardless of which one you decide to enjoy a pint at, rest assured that you’ll find some local brews on the menu.

    5. Honey donut balls at Mr. Puffs Pastry

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    These delicious honey-drenched dough balls were a glorious discovery in Montreal. I had seen Mr. Puffs Pastry around Montreal before, but didn’t decide to try them until I saw their food truck at the Just For Laughs Festival. I tried the honey dipped and creamy caramel dough balls, both of which were absolutely divine. Honestly, these were so damn good and just writing this is making me crave them.

    6. When in doubt, pop into the first cute cafe you see

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    Montreal is home to a variety of cute cafes, so you can never really go wrong just choosing a random one on the street to enjoy a coffee and some baked goods.


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  3. 好耐好耐… 好耐都冇見我啲朋友了!是晚黎到灣仔既 Assaggio Trattoria Italiana,原來最近新推出龍蝦牛扒 menu,似乎好豐富喔~
    由於我早到一步,所以先黎一杯冇酒精既 cocktail,仲有試試吧檯嗰邊既幾款小食。

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    Assaggio Trattoria Italiana

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    餐廳內

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    Happy Hour 吧

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    Iced Peach Tea

    頭盤前先有一籃 homemade 麵包,非常不錯。其中好鍾意自家製既番茄包包!

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    麵包籃

    然後就有「Lobster Catalana Salad」,以西芹,紅洋蔥,肉質滿滿既連殼龍蝦肉同檸檬汁調味。另外有好豐富,好飽肚既「Traditional Minestrone Soup」,非常多豆同薯仔粒!

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    Lobster Catalana Salad
    Boston lobster, red onion, Nocellara olives, lemon & oregano

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    Traditional Minestrone Soup
    With pesto genvese

    主菜方面,我地大家一齊點晒龍蝦意粉同肉眼扒。前者好重牛油蒜味,意粉亦好 al dente;後者既 prime rib 肉質非常鮮嫩,有一定油脂,非常香。當然唔少得 side dish 既熱辣辣薯條啦!

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    Whole Boston Lobster Taglierini
    Homemade semi-dried Datterini tomato, crab butter, Italian Parsley

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    Whole Boston Lobster Taglierini
    Homemade semi-dried Datterini tomato, crab butter, Italian Parsley

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    Whole Boston Lobster Taglierini
    Homemade semi-dried Datterini tomato, crab butter, Italian Parsley

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    35Oz Grilled USDA Prime OP Ribs
    French fries, vegetable caponata, green pepper sauce, gravy, Dijon mustard

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    35Oz Grilled USDA Prime OP Ribs
    French fries, vegetable caponata, green pepper sauce, gravy, Dijon mustard

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    35Oz Grilled USDA Prime OP Ribs
    French fries, vegetable caponata, green pepper sauce, gravy, Dijon mustard

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    Side Dishes
    French fries, Green Salad

    最後就係「Dessert Platter」。其中有我最愛既 tiramisu,義大利傳統做法,以生雞蛋同 mascarpone cheese 打成,濃濃滑滑,好滿足喔!

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    Dessert Tasting Platter
    Tiramisu, Caramel Panna Cotta, Chocolate Mousse

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    Caramel Panna Cotta

    Assaggio Trattoria Italiana
    Address: 灣仔港灣道2號香港藝術中心6樓
    Telephone: 2877 3999
    Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 11:30 – 22:00
    Website: http://www.miradining.com/assaggio-wanchai/


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    ここのところ、「あのお店閉店だって!」というニュースをすごく耳にします。
    家賃の高騰、後継者不足などなど閉店の理由はさまざまですが、古く続いたお店も多く、なくなってしまうことが本当に悔やまれます。
    これから年末年始で香港に行かれる方もいらっしゃると思いますので、閉店情報まとめました。
    悲しすぎるぜー!!

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    まずはこちらのお店。エッグロールで有名な【齒來香蛋卷】が11/28をもって閉店となります。いやいや、ちょっと待ってーなー!!あんなに美味しいエッグロールが食べられなくなっちゃうのかぃー!!
    この前、香港人の友人が来日したときにお土産でいただいてとても美味しかったの。また買いに行こうと思っていたのに・・・。ならばこの前、無理やり行くべきでした。
    本当に残念です。

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    (openriceより引用)
    新蒲崗にある老舗レストラン【得龍大飯店】も11月中旬を持って閉店。openriceを見ると既に「結業(閉店)」となっております。
    ちょっとちょっと、待ってーなー!行こう行こうと思いながら行けなかったお店。悲しすぎます・・・。

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    (openriceより引用)
    湾仔の【永華麵家】は68年の歴史を持つ老舗麺のお店でした。8月末で閉店しちゃったよ・・・。すごく昔に行ったきりだったなぁ。

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    (openriceより引用)
    友達から聞いたホヤホヤの情報。上環の【源記甜品専家】も11月末で閉店してしまうらしいー!こちらもまだ行ってないよぉ!!もう悲しすぎる・・・。

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    尖沙咀の繁華街にひっそり佇む【海防道街市】。こちらは以前、ブログでもご紹介しましたが、リニューアルのため今月末で閉鎖となります。
    この趣のある雰囲気はとうとうなくなってしまうのですね・・・。
    リニューアル後はお店も全部戻ってくるのよね?

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    日本人には馴染みが深い銅鑼灣の【エクセルシオールホテル】。パッケージツアーのホテルになっていたこともあり、香港旅行で宿泊されたことがある方も多いと思います。
    残念ながら来年3月末で閉館となり、オフィスビルに生まれ変わるそうです。
    ・・・ってことは、『Expresso』はどうなるの?ロードストーズのエッグタルトは香港で食べられなくなっちゃうの?

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    昨年、【インターコンチネンタルホテル】が【リージェントホテル】にリブランドされるというニュースがありましたね。
    来年よりホテルは閉鎖となりリニューアルして2021年頃、【リージェントホテル】となって戻ってきます。【インターコンチネンタルホテル】という名前ではなくなってしまいます。
    元々、私が住んでいた頃はインターコンチじゃなくてリージェントだったんですよね。
    懐かしい感じがしますが、インターコンチがなくなるのも寂しいな。
    閉館の日程は分かりませんが、友人が1月に宿泊するのでまだ大丈夫だと思います。
    リニューアル中はレストランは営業しているようです。
    「アベニュー・オブ・スターズ」の工事もそろそろ終わりそうだし、旧ニューワールドセンターも完成まであともう少し。
    あの辺りもまた風景がガラっと変わりそうですね。

    気になるお店(特に老舗)は行ける時に無理にでも行くべきですね。
    結局行けずに閉店してしまったお店をいくつ見送ってしまったことか・・・。

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    從來都不是追潮流的人,在台灣大熱的KiKi麵早年開始在香港有售,身邊友人試過後相繼讚好,但我卻還是沒衝動買來試。直至早前金鐘茶米新開業,我才對這品牌產生興趣,因為這裡和KiKi品牌合作,除了KiKi麵,還有KiKi台式茶飲。

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    開業之初,這裡的外賣台式茶飲只是半價!我也趁著中午空檔來喝一杯,個人覺得荔枝貴妃非常好喝,夏枯草茉莉也不錯,早已想找天再來試試KiKi麵。

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    這天晚上,相約了很久沒見的友人在茶米碰面聊天,大家各有各忙,自然有說不完的話題。茶米位處金鐘太古廣場,晚上人客也相對禮貌,環境不會很嘈雜,也坐得舒適,最適合聚舊聊天。

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    晚市奉上的並非一般開水,而是一杯米水,健康養生。

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    KiKi台式茶飲外賣和堂用是有分別的,堂用供應五款人氣飲品,也可選配五款特色珍珠。

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    各大台式茶店的珍珠試得多,辣的珍珠卻從沒試過。茶米有非常特別的川味珍珠,我選擇配堅果奶蓋KiKi烤茶。可能因為堅果的緣故吧,堅果奶蓋KiKi烤茶的感覺有點像鳥結糖,加入川味珍珠感覺特別,咬下去馬上能感受到川辣,奶茶卻又馬上為你「解辣」,很有趣。

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    來茶米,當然要吃KiKi麵。坐下才知道最近茶米和米芝蓮星級主廚小西充Mitsuru Konishi crossover,推出了幾款以KiKi茶和KiKi麵入饌的菜式和甜品,機會難得,自然要一試。

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    櫻花蝦蟹肉撈腸粉是這裡的招牌小吃,有別於我們熟悉的廣東做法,這裡賣的是潮式腸粉。腸粉混入櫻花蝦和蟹肉,海鮮的鮮味和腸粉十分匹配,只添少許豉油香已經很好吃。

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    胡麻棒棒雞拌小醋麵是小西充作品,材料都是台菜常見,但做法卻帶點日式。KiKi麵口感不錯,類似冷麵的做法更顯麵條的彈性。配上香醋、雞絲和芝麻醬,好吃得過份。早聽說KiKi麵以拌麵做法最好,今天的初體驗果真如此。

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    茶米除了麵,還有粥粉飯供應。這客黑松露海膽滑雞釡飯其實並沒寫在餐牌上,但細心留意就會見到其實餐牌上的照片是有的,膽粗粗問了一下侍應,原來已經開始供應,就點了一客試試。

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    釡飯充斥松露香,釜鍋邊還隱約可以看到深褐色的飯焦。松露太香,海膽難免被搶去風頭,不過雞肉卻很有驚喜,嫩滑柔軟,值得一讚。

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    友人和我除了愛茶,也都嗜甜,茶米的KiKi系甜品正好可以滿足我們這兩種要求。KiKi烤茶泡芙在點餐後才作後期製作,泡芙切開再注入正常忌廉和KiKi烤茶忌廉兩款,所以泡芙仍然酥脆。烤茶忌廉茶香濃郁,如愛茶的大可把正常忌廉放一邊,你一定會滿意這烤茶忌廉泡芙的。

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    綠茶提拉米蘇也做得不錯,中間的手指餅很潤濕,忌廉也很幼滑。忽然想起,如果有KiKi烤茶版本的Tiramisu又會如何呢?

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    茶米的甜品甚有台式風味,最後的伯爵戚風蛋糕配黑糖珍珠甚至把她們的招牌黑糖珍珠用作甜品材料!伯爵茶戚風蛋糕之上塗上了一層厚厚的伯爵茶奶油忌廉,黑糖珍珠則帶來另類口感,想甜一點,可以沾少許旁邊的黑糖漿,整體還算不錯,戚風蛋糕能鬆軟點更好。

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    朋友不叫KiKi,但這晚我和KiKi約會,感謝友人陪伴過了一個開心的晚上。

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    茶。米
    日期:2018/11/07
    地址:金鐘金鐘道88號太古廣場1樓112號舖
    推介:7/10

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  6. Paradise Dynasty is a successful restaurant chain from Singapore serving the finest of northern and southern China cuisine and now they have a new restaurant under their wing called Paradise Classic which serves nostalgic dishes.
    At Carnavon Plaza, they are right next to each other!!

    I was more than excited to try because of the nostalgic dishes that are slowly fashioned out in the modern era.

    Started with the floral elderflower and melon tea which was sweet and refreshing.

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    The first nostalgic dish was the crouching tiger available in a spicy and non spicy version.
    You get to savour the sweetness of seafood in this inimitable pot of crabs, prawns, clams, squid and fish.
    The seafood broths brings out the taste of freshest seafood while the thick vermicelli soaks up the flavours of the broth.
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    Next was the stewed silver pin noodles which came in a huge pot in thick delicious soup that is mixed with egg.
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    It was hearty and filling, great for the coming winter.
    For light bites, had the mashed tofu with seafood which is a must try as they make the tofu in house.
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    Finished with my favourite spinach cooked with salted egg and preserved egg for a balanced meal with vegetables.
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    Paradise Classic 樂天經典:
    Shop UG09, UG/F,
    Olympian City 2,
    18 Hoi Ting Road
    Tai Kok Tsui

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    還記得當初Texas Burger在天后開業時來過好幾次,現在在旺角也有分店;這天剛好在附近,便來到這裡吃burger。

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    在Texas Burger,當然要吃texas burger,用了燒烤醬,味道上特別的惹味,牛肉方面,質感是帶鬆散的那種,最棒之處便是當中有洋蔥圈,增添了burger的口感。這個包身塗滿了牛油,味道特別的香,亦烤得很脆。


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    我們加了$36轉combo,combo包括了一杯飲品和薯條,我選了橙汁;這裡的薯條是頗出色的,炸得非常香脆,薯味亦濃郁,超喜歡。

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    另外亦點了一份豬肋骨,同樣的都是bbq醬,醬汁惹味;而豬肋骨的肉質雖不至很韌,但濕潤度可以高一點。

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

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    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.
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  9. 初抵德國,第一站不是首都柏林而是科隆,還要下大雨,雖然如此亦無阻我要吃德國鹹豬手的決心,經過搜索後就絕對去這間Haxenhaus,是在舊城區的一間老店。



    既然是在舊城區的老店,環境老舊好像是常識(不對),油漆都剝落了最少也修補一下吧?

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    發現傳說中的大鑼,敲下去是要請客的意思囉?

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    在德國豈能不喝啤酒呢?這個Gaffel是科隆的地道啤酒品牌,科隆啤酒有一個專有名詞叫Kölsch,是上層常溫發酵的啤酒…詳細就查Google吧。這啤酒味道跟顏色一樣很清,酒味不強帶點微酸,夏天喝整個人就是爽。

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    餐具放在很可愛的木桶裡,這個木桶跟插海盜那個玩具有87%相像。

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    豬手以超乎想像的速度上菜,明顯不會是即點即做,這麼大隻豬手如果是現做我想要四十五分鐘吧?這道菜是Pork knuckle Kölner Art,似乎是科隆獨有的做法,其特點是在豬手上鋪有芝士,慶幸這裡是德國,沒有出現邪惡拉絲,但另一方面芝士真的只是鋪在上面,並沒有跟豬手有甚麼關連,頂多就是黏著豬皮而已。芝士的鹹香味頗濃郁,有點像車打芝士。豬皮由於厚度偏厚,焗出來偏向硬身多於脆口了。豬肉的味道就偏鹹,配啤酒可以但更應該減鹽。另外似乎焗豬手的時間太長,肉汁很少肉質也乾柴,我覺得我在捷克吃到的還更好吃。

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    雖然我對這評價不高,但既然是當地名物,吃個一次也不太過份,鹹豬手喎﹗有邊個男人唔想?


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  10. 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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    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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  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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    大年初二吃御膳 @今助日本料理
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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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     單點食物,冷熱烏冬和烏冬鍋

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     御膳款式多而精彩

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     愛肉食者有日式炸豬扒、滑蛋豬扒或赤味噌豬扒,
    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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     四款熱辣辣的烏冬鍋膳配天婦羅、刺身或壽司,真的好適合寒溫下享用

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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? 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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    Bibo
    163 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan
    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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    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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    Different sauces to season the skewers to your liking.

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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. 

    You may DIY a set of Hong Kong styled breakie with congee, stir-fried noodles, a few pieces of Siu Mai and a Cha Siu Bao.

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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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