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  1. 暑期的生活總是特別充實~上週六甜魔媽媽除了萬豪派對、沙田凱悅住宿計劃,晚上還有一場 house-warming!然而百忙之中,也抽空在中午出席了康怡廣場的家長講座【教育孩子可以不一樣】,勾起不少兩兄妹未來升學發展的反思~

     

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    從來都很感恩這對活寶既愛吃又健壯,而早餐是一天精神動力的來源,這天早上抵達商場、開始活動前,當然要一起吃頓大早餐;這早就成了兩兄妹的假日福利~

     

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    原來 饗和民的早餐 十分抵食又不設加一,就成了我們的選擇,超大的一碗通粉或麵連上兩人愛吃的火腿炒蛋,只是$28,額外加杯果汁也不過$5,兩兄妹都吃得非常飽足!

     

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    不過Matthew始終對邪惡食物情有獨鍾,這天的選擇也是不健康的公仔麵... 媽媽只好教導他:偶一為之不要緊,但同時也要多吃健康食物來平衡,像這天的蔬菜一定要給我吃光!

     

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    兩人吃早餐的速度及份量都十分驚人,早餐後講座前,我們也到M層怒拍巨型八爪魚裝置;另一邊大堂更佈置成潛水艇,宛如帶小朋友及家庭遊歷深海之中,探索有關海洋的小知識。

     

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    這天兩口子也與兩兄妹透過「潛水艇」的「潛望鏡」,分享學習了世上最大的鯊魚及魚類是鯨鯊(我還一直以為是藍鯨呢...),可以長達12.65米;而另一龐然巨物的藍鯨,則是最大的鯨魚和哺乳類動物,單是心臟就有400磅,有5個Matthew那麼重呢!

     

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    商場夏日狂想曲的活動並不限於此,下週六(7月28日)會有「親子靜觀工作坊」,與父母一同製作魔法安靜瓶,學習情緒管理,增進親子關係;8月4日則有『世界另一端』VR生活體驗及『小恩大惠』工作坊,讓小朋友體驗發展中國家的生活狀况,學習珍惜所擁有的東西。最緊張的壓軸活動則是「康怡至叻小明星大賽」,勝出者還有獎學金哦!

     

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    咦,為什麼兩兄妹突然化身小魔怪?原來顧客於康怡廣場消費滿指定金額,「讚好」及「追蹤」康怡廣場 Facebook  Instagram,即可換領特別版狂想小魔怪筆袋。天馬行空的兩兄妹拿到筆袋後,先是放上臉扮魔怪,接著又拉開魔怪「嘴巴」扮被咬,超欣賞他們的創意!

     

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    兩兄妹這份「創意」以及「勇於嘗試」,則與由康怡聯同慈善教育團體「教育燃新」及「教育大同」舉行的講座內容不謀而合:講者藉著芬蘭、德國多個地方的教育制度,說明看見孩子的不同可能,是十分的重要,還有和平世界是始於善養小孩等意念。

     

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    說真的,兩口子從來不同意讀書及成績最重要,但香港傳統學校的氣圍就是這樣子。而讀書要講天分,正好Matthew暫時還算適應小學生活及要求,但Chloe就很令人擔心了;因為相比哥哥甚至同齡小孩,她明顯有閱讀障礙,英文及數學等符號很易倒轉來寫,左右結構的中文字如自己的姓「郭」,有時也會倒轉寫。不難想像,她認字及寫字都超弱,幼稚園的簡單功課尚能勉強完成,去到小學就慘了!其實妹妹一點不笨,中英文聽及講的能力都很強,創意及美感都很出眾,就是閱讀能力差;但就此一點,已經不適合傳統教育制度了...

     

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    當然爸媽都希望兩兄妹可以一同上學,但事實上如果Chloe克服不到閱讀障礙,也要有未來轉學的考慮;又或者,視乎小堂妹一家在澳洲的情況,真的要考慮移民了!一寫到這些,心頭都很重,但為了兩兄妹的發展也沒法子了,最希望一切都由天父恩領~

     

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    最後離開前,兩兄妹還跑到商場外邊的小魔怪木筏上留影~一去到合照環節,Chloe的表現總令人驚艷;到底妳在那裡學會這樣側腰踮腳擺 pose 的?大概天父造人造小孩就是這樣,沒有人可以拿到所有的優點,優點拌隨而來就是另一份缺欠,當父母的就是要去理解及欣賞。

     

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    最後本週五就是「康怡至叻小明星大賽」截止報名日子,冠軍可獲康怡學林獎學金$10,000 +ABC Pathways $2,000 現金券+My Stage Performance Academy $2,000 現金券 + Steps Education $1,000 現金券,所有初賽及決賽入圍者都有獎狀、現金券及精美禮品,還有星媽 Jessica C 擔任評判,非常吸引,可惜我們當時外遊在外!唯有祝家庭及小孩幸運獲獎了~

     

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    康怡至叻小明星大賽

    報名截止日期:7月27日(按此報名

    初賽:8月11日(星期六)

    決賽:8月18日(星期六)

     

    Kornhill Plaza 康怡廣場

    地址:太古康山道1-2號康怡廣場

    電話:2879 1346

    Facebook:Kornhill Plaza 康怡廣場

     

    ** 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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    いやー、日本は連日暑くて嫌になりますね・・・。
    先週、香港から遊びに来た香港人の友人が「香港のほうが涼しい」と言っていました(笑)。
    私が香港に住んでいた頃は香港のほうが断然暑かったのですが、ここ数年の日本の夏はどうなっちゃったのでしょうか・・・。
    本当に命に関わる暑さです。こまめな水分補給、塩分補給はしっかり行って、屋外での活動や無理な外出は控えてくださいね。

    さて、香港に行くと元気になるものを求めて彷徨ってしまいませんか?
    私は漢方が好きなのですが、家で煎じたり・・・というのが面倒なのでなるべくお手軽にいただけるものが好きです(めんどくさがりやなんですねww)。
    1月の香港は病み上がりだったので、特にこの願望が強かったかも。
    渡航前にネット検索して気になったものがあったので、上環まで行ってきました。

    【源吉林】は1892年創業、120年以上もの歴史を持つ老舗です。
    開業当時から『甘和茶』を販売しています。これは多くの香港人が一度は飲んだことのある漢方入りのお茶なんですって。香港人の皆さん、おうちにありますか?

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    【源吉林】さんの建物が本当にレトロ!!!!この店構えがたまりません!本当は全貌を綺麗に撮影したかったのですが、お店の前にワゴンが停まっていたので出来ず。

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    わかります?この真ん中にある緑の3階建ての古い建物。周りに綺麗な建物がちらちら増えてるのに、ここだけタイムスリップしたみたい~。

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    お店の入り口は開いてるけど、店内が薄暗くて営業しているのか分かりにくいかもしれませんが・・・。
    大丈夫!元気よく「你好!」と入っていきましょう!
    この店の中も風情あっていいなぁ。天井からぶら下がってるファンとかファンの向こうにある屋号とか格子とか。
    (店内はお店の方の許可をいただいて撮影しました)

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    これこれ!これがお目当ての『甘和茶』。他にお茶の種類はありません。『甘和茶』だけ!
    右の器に入っているものが何か、売り物なのかどうかは不明ですww。

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    とりあえず1箱買ってみました。10包入りで40HKDでした(2018年1月現在)。

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    中にこうして1包ずつ入っています。

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    そして1回分ずつの茶葉が小さな箱に入っていて、その箱を説明書で包んであります。この小さな箱が可愛すぎて捨てられない~。何か用途はあるかしら?

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    説明書によるとこの『甘和茶』は28種類の成分が入っているとのこと。
    藿香、荷葉、布渣葉、甘草、防風、黄芩、梔子、金銀花、葛根、香薷、淡竹葉、青蒿、 紫蘇葉、紫蘇梗、木瓜、苦杏仁、蒼朮、茵陳、烏葯、桑葉、苦丁茶、澤瀉、檳榔、 薄荷、連趐、砂仁、山楂、黄連。
    分かるものもあり、分からないものありますが・・・w。
    効果としては感冒初起(風邪の初期症状)、清熱滞(体内の熱をとる)、解暑渇(暑さを解消する)、醒酒醉(酔い覚まし)だそうです。
    この猛暑で胃腸の調子が悪かったり、暑くてビールを飲みすぎて二日酔いになったり、体に熱がこもっててうまく発汗できなかったり、夏風邪を引いている人・・・にはうってつけ!まさにこの猛暑にぴったりの漢方茶です!!

    使い方ですが私は家にある急須に1箱入れてお湯をたっぷり入れて、温かいうちにいただきました。
    やかんで煮出して飲んでもよいそうですが、どちらも淹れたら1日で飲みきったほうがよいそうです。
    香りも色も味も普洱茶に近いですがカビっぽい香りはあまりしません。どちらかというと普洱茶よりも飲みやすいかも。
    これを飲むと利尿作用がすごいようです。うちの母が飲んだらトイレいきっぱなしだったとか(笑)。

    今の時期はもちろんですが、風邪に効果のあるお茶なので年中ストックしていてもよいのではないかと思います。
    具合が悪ってからより、悪くなりそう・・・って思ったときに淹れて飲むと効果的なのではないかと思います。
    賞味期限が4年くらいあるので、慌てて飲まなくても大丈夫ですが、茶葉なので風通しのよい湿度の低いところで保管したほうがよいと思います。

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    『甘和茶』は上環の【源吉林】さんで販売している他、私はドラッグストアのマニングスでも販売しているのを見かけました。
    上環まで行く用事がなければ、街中のドラッグストアにも置いてあるところはあると思いますので探してみてくださいね。
    小さな箱に入っているのでバラ撒き土産にもなるかも?

    香港に行かれる予定のない方、楊さちこ先生の「アジアンコスメオンライン」や香港雑貨を取り扱う「JUMBO」さんでネット購入出来るようです。

    今、記事を書きながら飲んでます!
    ここ数日、暑さで食欲も落ちるし熱も体内にこもっていてスッキリしなかったのだけど、明日は元気になってるかな?

    【源吉林】
    住所:上環蘇杭街112號
    (112, Javois Street, Sheung Wan)
    営業時間:9:00-17:00 土日休



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    Aside from Dragon’s Back, heading up to The Peak is one of the most popular hikes (or walks) in Hong Kong. The route to the top has various starting points, but is relatively quick and offers fantastic views of the city below. If you’ve walked up The Peak many times and are looking for a change of scenery, I’d recommend trying The Peak to Aberdeen hike. This hike covers the Hong Kong Trail Stage 1 and 2, and Peel Rise. The hike is relatively easy and the stunning views over Aberdeen are well worth your time.

    Starting point of The Peak to Aberdeen hike

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    This hike starts at The Peak – you can either walk up to The Peak yourself (we did this – it’s only a quick 20-30 minute walk) or catch a cab to the top. From The Peak Galleria, begin walking down Harlech Road.

    Harlech Rd to Hong Kong Trail Section 1

    peak-to-aberdeen-hike-2-1024x768.jpgThe garden area on your leftpeak-to-aberdeen-hike-3-1024x768.jpgGo straight – this takes you onto Hong Kong Trail Stage 1

    Continue walking down Harlech Road until you come across the garden on your left. Harlech Road will then become Hatton Road – instead of going down Hatton, go straight down the unmarked path. This is the start of the Hong Kong Trail Stage 1.

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    Follow the path and at the point where you see the large circular pavement and benches (see photo above), there will be a sign pointing to the “Pok Fu Lam Reservoir Road” – head down.

    Hong Kong Trail Section 1 to Pok Fu Lam Reservoir

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    As you continue to descend down the stairs, you’ll come across a few forks in the path – continue to follow the signs to the Pok Fu Lam Reservoir. Eventually you’ll come out to a very large paved road with the Pok Fu Lam Reservoir on the opposite side. Turn left where the large sign says ‘To Peel Rise via Chi Fu’ and continue walking along the reservoir.

    peak-to-aberdeen-hike-9-1024x768.jpgTurn right to get to Peel Risepeak-to-aberdeen-hike-10-1024x768.jpgHead to the left up the stairs following the signs for “Peel Rise” and “Hong Kong Trail”

    Eventually you’ll come to a fork in the path. Turn right, following the signs that say, ‘Peel Rise’ and ‘Chi Fu’. Continue following the path until you see the stairs leading up to the left – go up these stairs, continuing to follow the signs for ‘Peel Rise’ and ‘Hong Kong Trail’.

    Hong Kong Trail Section 2 to Peel Rise

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    At this point, just follow the path leading you down to Aberdeen. You’ll eventually come out into a clearing where you’ll be privy to some Instagram-worthy views of Aberdeen. Again, continue to follow the path down.

    Ending point: Aberdeen

    peak-to-aberdeen-hike-19-1024x768.jpgTurn right down these stairspeak-to-aberdeen-hike-20-768x1024.jpgThe end of the hike is in this estate building. From here, it’s a short walk into Aberdeen where you can catch a bus or taxi back to wherever you need to go.

    The final turn you need to make is in the photo above – if you stay on the path, you’ll continue along the Hong Kong Trail, so turn right and go down the stairs to get to Aberdeen. After you turn right, you’ll walk past a few benches and then come out to a large walkway going left and right – turn left and head down the road. In a few minutes you’ll end up at the bottom of an estate building. Aberdeen is only a short walk away (I’d suggest just following Google Maps at this point) where you can hop on a bus (I took one to Central) or grab a taxi back.

    Journey Length: 11.5 km
    Total Time: about 2 – 3 hours


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  4. 雖然all day breakfast是英國名菜(?),但這種東西集大成的東西真是誰都會做,像葡萄牙就同樣有一種吃一個就超過一天熱量的菜式,甚至比英國的all day breakfast更高卡路里。

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    這個叫Francesinha的食物跟all day breakfast其實沒有半點關係(除了同樣高卡路里),樣子有點像法蘭西多士,葡語Francesinha翻譯出來是法國鬥牛犬,在一九六零年代於Porto誕生。來看看材料,麵包雞蛋芝士是離不開的,然後是肉、肉、還有肉,再加個醬汁和薯條,看圖都已經飽了。

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    既然是大製作,價錢應該會稍高吧?其實只要9.5歐左右,我覺得價錢挺合理啊。

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    如果說流心芝士拉絲很邪惡的話,這個Francesinha A Santiago應該是更強的Boss了。光是薯條份量就比得上麥當勞的中薯條,醬汁又鋪滿整件Francesinha,實在是看得出的罪惡感。Francesinha的醬汁各有做法,但啤酒是必須的材料,另外多數會用到蕃茄,所以這醬汁酸甜中又帶點麥芽香,挺討我歡心。

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    切開裡面一看,都是肉﹗看餐牌包括Salsicha fresca新鮮香腸、 Linguiça煙燻香腸、bife牛肉、mortadela意式肉腸、fiambre冷切,誇張吧﹗由於各種肉類全部重疊在一起,造就成複錯綜複雜的旅程,mortadela的爽脆、牛扒的結實、香腸的香料…令味蕾應接不暇,再加上加熱至融化的芝士,滿足度爆燈。

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    究竟這個Francesinha是否如想像的高熱量?我十二點吃完這個去到七點都沒有餓的感覺,你說呢?


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  5. 相信有不少香港人喜歡吃buffet,而對於我來說,我胃口已經沒從前的大,所以食量已經細了不少(但體重沒有下降=__=)。即使buffet供應的食物的很多,但其實我根本吃不下,所以我寧願貴精不貴多。這天,與加人們來到Forte,品嚐semi-buffet,semi-buffet對我來說是比較吸引的,因為main course的質量一般都不錯,好吃比種類多更重要吧。

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    冷盤方面的選擇都不少,有長腳蟹、麵包蟹、生蠔、蝦、青口和螺等,每款海鮮都很新鮮,大家不要錯過呢。


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    溫泉蛋、凍豆腐

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    另外亦有壽司和刺身,選擇都有不少;喜歡吃刺身和壽司的朋友可以吃多點呢。

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    亦有數款cold cut

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    我很喜歡吃沙律,這裡有超多沙律的配料呢;醬料方面的選擇都不少,怕肥的我當然用油醋呢,雖然都有油,但沒醬肥膩吧。

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    另外亦有越式春卷、魚餅和雞塊。

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    Buffet又怎少得芝士呢,雖然種類不算太多,但吃吃也是不錯的。



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    雖然自助枱沒有熱盤,但亦有一系列的即製熱盤;這份青口十分的惹味呢。

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    最喜歡這種carbonara,一定有足夠的芝士味呢!

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    烤焗加州鱈魚柳 
    吃過一系列的頭盤後,是時候到main course,main course的選擇有超多,無論你喜歡豬牛羊雞或魚都家能滿足你,牛的選擇還要是超多的。先吃這份鱈魚柳,鱈魚魚肉鮮嫩,充滿了油香,亦十分香滑,喜歡吃魚的定會喜歡呢。

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    香草蜜糖火焰烤雞
    另一份主食選了雞,這可不是一般的雞呢,是一隻火焰雞,未上枱已經教人興奮呢;上枱前先燒一燒,味道更香更棒;侍應會幫忙把雞切好才送上來,看似不大的雞,但切開後是超大的! 雞雞皮脆肉嫩,雞味濃郁,還有數款伴菜呢。

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    醬燒美國豚肋骨
    我去到那裡都很喜歡吃豚肋骨,這份有點不一樣之處是肉質比較結實,但亦保留了軟腍的肉質;脂肪度不少,燒烤醬十分美味,帶甜香;而這份肋骨的份量是超大的,雖然是二人享用,但份量大得兩個人根本吃不光呢,而我只吃了一條骨已經很飽了。

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    雖然已經很飽,但都不能不吃甜點呢。甜點的種類很多,大概總有一款你會喜歡吧。而我則喜歡吃奶凍,另外還有Häagen Dazs,味道亦有數款可選,實在吸引呢。

    價錢方面,星期一至買成人每位$428+10%,小童$228+10%;使用信用卡更有85折,折後$400左右,以這樣的質素,算是十分抵食呢!

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  6. 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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  7. AMMO - A short form for Asia, Modern, Museum and Original, AMMO is an award-winning, contemporary tapas bar and restaurant located in the stunning heritage site of a former 19th century explosives compound.

    As well as explosives, the name AMMO makes me think of ammunition and soldiers in camouflage.

    If it wasn't for the [AMMO x B.Duck Round the World Afternoon Tea], I wouldn't have visited this lovely spot hidden at the back of Admiralty.

    I knew I was going to like the tea set because it had donuts, scones and burgers.

    The adorable B.Duck has floated to AMMO this summer!

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    From now to 31st Aug, travel around the world with B.Duck at AMMO with sweet & savoury treats that represent the different countries.
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    Sweet Treats:
    Japan - Matcha Tiramisu
    Singapore - Sugar Cane Donuts
    France - B.Duck Macarons
    Korea - Mini Strawberry Ice Cream
    England - Scones with Jam and Clotted Cream

    Savoury Treats:
    United States - Mini USDA Beef Cheese Burgers
    China - Spring Rolls with Sweet Chili Sauce
    Mexico - Mini Beef Tacos

    When you arrive, there are some cute B.Duck mugs on table for you to choose when having tea where you also get to choose from the tray of tea forte tea bags.
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    The tea set was just adorable especially the cute burgers and strawberry icecream so the whole thing was easily instaworthy.
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    As always, I always eat the savoury items first and evidently I liked the burgers as they were tasty.
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    In the Sweet selection, I liked the variety as it was all my favourite items such as scones and donuts.
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    The Sugar Cane donuts were yellow inside with golden jam so they were a little different from English donuts which are white inside.

    All the items were not too sweet which was impressive,
    It was just fun placing the burger and macaron side by side.
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    You get to take home the special edition angelic white AMMO x B.Duck floating duck! (first come first served basis while stocks last.)
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    After having the [AMMO x B.Duck Round the World Afternoon Tea], you can join the hunt and win a [Round the World B.Duck Money Bank] worth $268.
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    Only one prize issued each day so be the first to win or be quacked!!
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    The hunt is great way to explore the stunning heritage site of the former 19th century explosives compound.
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     One of the ten ducks that you have to find!
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    By showing the [B.Duck Round the World Afternoon Tea] receipt, you can enjoy 15% discount off B.Duck products at Asia Society Hong Kong Center.
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    Date: From now till 31/08/2018
    Location: Asia Society HK Center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty, HK

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  8. Tucked away in an alley behind Wing Lok Street in Sheung Wan, Mean Noodles is a newly opened noodle place specialised in serving some Malaysian hawker dishes. The vintage setting catches my eye with a stunning design.

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    Mean Noodles
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    The Saturday brunch includes all-you-can-eat appetisers and drinks plus a choice of noodle per person. Started with a combination of Gado gado, aka Indo peanut salad, Vietnamese deep fried tofu salad, crispy laksa battered chicken wings and Thai herbed baby octopus.

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    Gado Gado, Vietnamese Tofu Salad, Laksa Battered Wings, Baby Octopus in Thai Herb Sauce
    印尼花生沙律, 越式豆腐沙律, 香脆叻沙炸雞, 泰式八爪魚

    Coming next is the thick-cut sweet potato fries served with an incredibly addicting Belacan-Aioli.

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    Mean Mix Fries with Belacan-Aioli
    炸蕃薯條伴馬拉盞蛋黃醬

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    Mean Mix Fries with Belacan-Aioli
    炸蕃薯條伴馬拉盞蛋黃醬

    My friends and I each get a bowl of noodle. Such as a signature Nyonya Laksa, it has an aromatic soup base made with chicken broth, a mix of herbs and with a significant coconut milk aftertaste. I loved the richness and creaminess while it is also made with two kinds of noodles (i.e. rice noodle and egg noodle).

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    Nyonya Laksa “Curry Mee”
    馬來西亞叻沙

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    Nyonya Laksa “Curry Mee”
    馬來西亞叻沙

    Another two would be a popular Char Kuey Teow with a strong spiciness and flavor; the char siu lou meen is also impressive because the slow-cooked pork has been sous vide for eight hours which makes it incredibly tender!

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    Char Kuey Teow
    炒粿條

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    Char Siew “Kon Loh” Mee
    馬來叉燒乾撈麵

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    Nyonya Laksa “Curry Mee”, Char Kuey Teow, Char Siew “Kon Loh” Mee
    馬來西亞叻沙, 炒粿條, 馬來叉燒乾撈麵

    Finally, we end with a pandan flan for dessert, which has an intense coconut/pandan flavor. Thumbs up (Y)

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    Pandan Flan
    香蘭蛋布丁

    Mean Noodles 麵佬到
    Address: Shop 4, G/F, Nam Wo Hong Building, 148 Wing Lok Street, Sheung Wan
    (Entrance at 38 New Market Street)
    Telephone: 3104 0288
    Opening Hours: Mon-Thur 12:00-21:00 ; Fri-Sat 12:00-22:00
    Website: http://meannoodles.com


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  9. Basically Egg puffs / Eggettes / Egg waffles in Biscuit form.
    As well as this brand, there is a better and cuter version by Calbee which is smaller in size.

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  10. Hey guys! ICYMI, Kammie from the amazing The Lesser Evil blog and I got together one Sunday morning and started chatting about the books we adore, humanity’s future and more. Here is the first cut where we dive into Homo Deus – a book about how far humans have come and where we are heading. If you’re interested in free will, the concept of death, robot overlords and all these nihilistic, fun and light topics, JOIN US!

    I have another director’s cut on my IGTV channel (just head to my profile and hit on IGTV – but desktop doesn’t work sorry!), so check it out there for a fuller cut. x x


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    不經不覺,北角星級中菜廳「粵」已經十週年,更厲害的是當中連續五年「粵」都獲得米芝蓮一星榮譽。

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    為慶祝餐廳十週年,「粵」特意推出了以粵菜十種烹調技巧處理的「粵菜名饌宴」,讓大家好好品嚐粵菜真味。十種技巧分別是煎、炆、蒸、炒、燉、煮、炸、燴、煀、扣,這天受到公關邀請,率先來到「粵」試試其中的幾款,感受一下粵菜的千變萬化。

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    第一道菜式「煎」,濃杏汁煎花膠已經先聲奪人,原片大花膠要煎香但不煎濃,時間和火候非常重要,「粵」的行政總廚賴正成師傅率領的團隊就有這份功力。最驚喜的是伴花膠的特濃雞汁和杏汁,這特濃雞汁之前已經在這裡試過,是以原隻鮮雞煮後只取雞油雞汁而成,和杏汁竟比奇地匹配,絕對色香味俱全,精彩。

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    第二道菜是「炆」的炆鮑魚鵝掌,也是很多香港人喜愛的菜式。鮑魚經四小時炆煮後非常軟腍,和充滿金華火腿香的鵝掌配合得絲絲入扣,是粵菜中的經典菜式。

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    接下來是「炒」,晶瑩剔透的玉簪玻璃蝦球,事前功夫一點都不少。師傅先把蝦背穿上火腿條、冬菇條和幼菜心,讓蝦球看起來像枝玉簪。接下來炒製也是真功夫,師傅要好好控製火候,才能把蝦球炒得晶瑩爽嫩,而又能保持玉簪形狀。爽彈蝦球帶點金華火腿的咸香,讓人不忍這麼快吃光光。

    蝦球旁的是「炸」物酥香燒雲腿,是餐廳特意每人一小片準備給我們試試。雲腿先裹後炸,裹衣香脆,咬開咸香四溢,若喜歡雲腿必定滿意。要注意的是正常點菜一客會有數片,怕太咸的話最好等人多少點此菜吧。

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    這晚的「煮」,是牛肝菌煮和牛面頰,這道菜的精髓個人覺得是以牛肝菌、西芹、洋蔥、紅蘿蔔等煮成的醬汁。牛面頰先稍作炆煮,然後才和醬汁一同慢煮,讓牛面頰慢慢吸收醬汁,也慢慢變得軟腍,和普遍西餐加入紅酒來煮牛面頰的味道截然不同,但同樣好吃。

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    「粵菜名饌宴」的十道菜中,當然少不了一點翠綠。鮮蟹肉燴明珠是「燴」的代表,冬瓜刮成圓球狀的「明珠」,再以蟹肉蟹羔同燴,「明珠」吸引蟹肉湯汁,多吃幾顆也不覺膩。

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    最後甜品是仙翁露,據說流行於五、六十年代的香港壽宴之中。我雖不年輕但也從沒聽過試過,「粵」特意採購相關材料,好讓大家能一同慶祝「粵」的十週年壽宴。仙翁米既黑且小但嚼勁十足,有長壽之意,是好意頭的甜品。

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    「粵菜名饌宴」由即日起至七月底供應,預先訂座更有折扣優惠,想試的話要把握機會了!

    ***** 這是公關邀請 *****

    請多多支持小弟的專頁:
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    日期:2018/06/13
    地址:北角城市花園道9號城市花園酒店1樓
    推介:8/10

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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.

    This post has been sponsored by Hennessy Artistry





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