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

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

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

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

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

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    Had some soothing Cantonese soup to wash away inner heat.

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

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

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    Portuguese egg tarts were also available!!

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    Restaurant interior filled with plenty sunlight.

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

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

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

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    Enjoyed stunning ocean view even in the bath! 

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

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

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

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

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

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    These are all Ocean Front Panoramic View Rooms located.

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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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    Hotel lobby at night. When everyone has gone back to room, it shows another undisturbed charm.

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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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    最近天氣冷,已經有一段時間沒吃過日本菜,太久沒吃,所以這夜和友人來到了開業不久的蟹慶 ,品嚐日式的蟹宴。

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    前菜三點
    首先來些前菜,從第一口便吃蟹,青瓜形的蟹仔配著蟹膏;然後便到螺肉、魚仔凍、豆腐、蕃茄芝士及牛蒡。


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    鉢碟小料理
    加入了火腿的小碟,多了一分西式的味道。

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    很吸引的蟹喔,這夜的蟹宴就由這隻蟹開始,雖然有點殘忍,但實在太美味,沒法抗拒呢。

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    蟹及精選五點刺身
    這陣子都少吃刺身,只會去一些質素比較好的餐廳吃,比較安全吧。數款刺身之中,最喜歡的便是油甘魚,最肥美呢。另外赤蝦亦新解美味,入口肥美。蟹吃我多,蟹刺身則很少吃,蟹刺身入口是滑滑的感覺,味道鮮甜。

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    蟹肉蒸蛋
    蒸蛋雖然是很普通的食物,不過就是喜歡吃;這個蛋蒸得不錯,滑溜的蛋,再加上蟹肉碎,簡單美味。

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    蒸蟹
    蟹本身已經很棒,所以簡單吃都已經很美味;新鮮的蟹簡單的蒸,吃時沾上旁邊的醋,味道上更鮮更棒。

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    鮑魚
    經過烹煮的鮑魚,味道十分濃郁又不會掩蓋其鮑魚的鮮味;鮑魚十分彈牙,沾上旁邊的醬汁,簡單美味。

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    燒鱈場蟹腳
    蒸蟹能吃出蟹的鮮味,燒蟹除了鮮味外,還可以感受那焦香味。

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    蟹本身的質素不錯,即使經過燒香,也不會有乾身的感覺。

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    蟹甲羅味噌燒
    蟹最棒的部份是甚麼? 有些人可能覺得是蟹腳,有些可能覺得是觸身,而我最愛的是蟹殼,最喜歡那膏香。無論拌飯還是用多士伴吃都很棒。

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    松葉蟹釜飯
    最後的一道鹹點是松葉蟹釜飯,蟹釜飯用了松葉蟹肉來做,另外亦加入了雜菇及銀杏;飯粒吸盡了蟹的鮮味,吃前加入上芝麻,味道更香。

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    蕨餅
    最後,來了一份蕨餅,為這頓蟹宴來了完美的句號。


    蟹慶 
    銅鑼灣軒尼詩道525號澳門逸園中心地庫
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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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  4. It's been a while since I last dined at Greyhound so I have forgotten how good their Thai dishes are.
    As it was my friends birthday we went here as she wanted the coconut crepe cake.
    The menu has changed quite a bit since my last visit in 2012 and they now have more pasta dishes and Western dishes to cater for a bigger audience.
    While the menu has expanded, the dessert menu is still fab with a great variety of desserts which make it hard to decide what to end the meal with.
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    Started dinner with this evilicious Cherry soda, I chose it because you rarely see it on menus in HK.
    It turned out better than I expected because some cherry flavours can taste artificial but this one was sweet and moreish.

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    It comes with a side of coke which you pour in, therefore giving you a cherry cola flavoured drink.
    After a while when the icecream has melted you get a delicious cherry soda float.
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    The other drink we had was the Pick you up which was a healthy concoction of juices:
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    Started with the Waterfall Grilled Lamb which is Sirloin of lamb served on skewers with Thai north eastern style spices with chopped shallots, spring onion, dry chilies and lime juice.
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    This was my favourite because their sauce was really similar to the sauce at [Chili club, Wanchai] for the thinly sliced grilled beef filet. Surprising the lamb and the sauce were a great match and lamb meat has never been so appetizing and moreish. I will definitely order this on my next visit which means I have to come back to this branch as they only serve it here. They also offer this at their Beijing branch because the people up North like lamb. It had no gaminess at all and tasted like tender beef slices.
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    Greyhound's famous chicken wings are indeed delish as they are so convenient to eat because of the single bone element. They were crispy with a delicious salty fish saltiness.
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    For noodles, had the Beef balls and stewed beef noodles which came in a rich beef broth.
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    I loved the thin rice vermicelli which soaks the broth and you also get condiments with it so you can add accordingly.
    Yellow chili sauce was my favourite and really brings the flavour to the next level.
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    Spaghetti with Thai Anchovy:
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    This item is another must order item because the taste is very strong, from salty anchovies to strong basil leaves.
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    Larb Salmon E-Sarn Style:
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    This was similar to the waterfall lamb, but the dressing at the bottom was tangy and fiery.
    The salmon tastes really good when you mix it all together.
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    Coconut sherbet:
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    Usually sherbets have a tart taste but this one was not. The taste was sweet and soothing like coconut melting in your mouth. It is made of young coconut and the coconut water inside which tastes so much better than coconut milk. The icy frozen coconut sorbet melting sensation was so refreshing especially when it was made from coconut water.
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    Coconut crepe:
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    The crepe was covered in cream which was lovely and light and it was slightly sweetened but not too sweet. In between the crepe layers there was delicious pieces of young coconut. It reminds me of the buko pie but this one is nicer because it is not so sweet. On top of the crepe, there was a piece of water chestnut which is the one served in the Tub Tim Krob dessert. Overall the cake was delicious, however the coconut meat in the middle was a little hard comparing it to the one I tried a while ago.
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    [Greyhound Branches]

    Greyhound Cafè - ifc
    Shop 1082, Podium Level 1, ifc mall, Central
    Tel: +852 2383 1133

    Greyhound Cafè - OT
    Shop OT G01, G/F, Ocean Terminal, Harbour City, TST
    Tel: +852 2383 6600

    Greyhound Cafè - FW
    Shop L2-42, 2/F, Festival Walk, 80 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong
    Tel: +852 2383 4838

    Greyhound Cafè - GCP
    Shop 301-302, 3/F., Moko Place, 193 Prince Edward West, Mong Kok
    Tel: +852 2394 6000

    Greyhound Cafè - TKS
    Shop 007, G/F, Cityplaza Phase 2, Taikoo Shing, Tai Koo
    Tel: +852 2560 9668

    Greyhound Cafè - NTP
    Shop 103A, 1/F, New Town Plaza Phase 1, Sha Tin
    Tel: +852 2699 3939

    Greyhound Cafè - MT
    1/F, Midtown, 1 Tang Lung Street, Causeway Bay
    Tel: +852 2383 4038

    Greyhound Cafè - Thai-pas Bar
    1/F, Midtown, 1 Tang Lung Street, Causeway Bay

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  5. 說起德國,大家想到的有甚麼?世界盃,足球名星或是benz?如果說’德國菜’,浮現的應該不外烤腸仔,燒豬手和大杯啤酒.德國菜在很多人心目中都是份量又大又膩又肉淋淋的almost primitive cuisine,但事實並不如想像般單調.

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    crave for more...

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    說實話,我不是泰菜粉絲,但自從和太太一起,多了機會吃辣,也多了機會吃泰菜。話雖如此,泰菜吃得多,但船麵還是頭一次。

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    早前從友人處得知尖沙咀寶勒巷開了一間泰式船麵專賣店,船麵是泰國地道小吃,之前在香港很少機會吃到。我這輩子就只到過泰國一次,那時還是跟旅行團遊泰國,所有行程都由旅行社預先安排好。同行團友晚上會到這到那找街頭小吃,我則人生路不熟,只聽得心癢癢,一直是心中的一點遺憾。

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    這天因事和太太在寶勒巷一帶,完成後就來到這間泰麵膳,各自點了一碗安格斯牛肉船麵,麵條可選黃麵、金邊粉、米粉、河粉,我們選了金邊粉,等了一會,船麵就到。

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    牛肉和金邊粉浸在濃黑的湯中,辛辣香氣同時撲鼻而來。麵的份量不算多,但牛肉無論質和量都比預期的好,三款牛肉分別是牛肉、牛肋條、牛丸,最好的當然是那鮮嫩艷紅的安格斯牛肉,而牛肋條件頭雖大,但煮得軟腍,配合這濃郁又帶點香辣的湯頭,很不錯。唯一挑釁的是金邊粉,未知是特色還是煮得未夠?麵條都黏在一起,要自行用筷子鬆一鬆才不致要吃麵條團。

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    我們兩人再另點了一客泰式炸蝦餅,因為是新鮮即炸,所以比船麵等的更久。蝦餅炸得香口,肉質也彈牙,是不錯的小吃。

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    最後再來一杯泰式奶茶,那獨特的味道,正好可以中和一下泰菜的辛辣。

    泰麵膳共有兩間分店,分別在旺角和尖沙咀,據說晚上9時至11時有宵夜時段,迷你船麵只賣十多元,日後加班或逛夜街後有好選擇了。

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    日期:2018/01/04
    地址:尖沙咀寶勒巷1號玫瑰大廈地下E&F1號舖
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  7. Renault - Captur

    Renault – Captur

    Thank you everyone for the warm welcome back :) I can’t describe how much it means to me! I’m trying to do one blog post a week and eventually get back to posting 2-3 times a week, but please be patient with me! Got some bad news that my new manager is leaving and moving on soon…which is really sad because I only just started in the team. However, I am so happy for him to be spending more time with his young children and the next stage of his career.

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    If you follow me on Instagram you will know, I have been very spoilt by Renault Australia and Soda Communications this year. Every time they have an event we will always be picked up by a Chauffeur in a Renault car, it started from the launch party this year for the new Renault Captur (SUV – Sports Utility Vehicle). The next event was high tea at Fancy Nance with Adriano Zumbo and recently I was also then given the car for 2 weeks to test drive (separate blog post to come about this :)

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    Fleurage – Create your own signature scent

    However, the event that I enjoyed the most would be the ‘Create Your Own Perfume’ held at the hidden but gorgeous Mon Bijiou on Flinders Lane. The day started at around 9:20am when our lovely driver picked us up in a Ivory White and Diamond Black Captur, I’ve been in this car many times and it always surprises me how spacious it is both in the front and back. We then arrived at the venue at around 10am and all settled in with a glass of champagne in hand and took time to enjoy the great scenery Melbourne has to offer.

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    Once all the guests had arrived, we sat down in our seats and was introduced to Emma the owner and perfumer of Fleurage based in Williamstown. She explained to use how we were going to create our own personal scent and that perfumes consist of a base, heart and top notes. Which made sense because when I spray perfume, I can smell the different layers of scents. It was very interesting the first thing we were asked to do was to fill out a short questionnaire and Emma would then give us indication of what colour of scents we should focus on smelling. For instance, one of the question was which season do you like the most and I chose Spring because I’ve always like floral sweet scents and rest assure I was asked to smell and focus on the scents in the ‘pink’ section. While Mr Bao (yes I dragged him along with me :P) much prefers Autumn and one of his favourite food is sushi…he was asked to focus not the ‘green’ and ‘black’ which had scents like seaweed!!!

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    The next step was to choose 4 base notes, 7 heart notes and 2 top notes. You start from the bottom of the tray and move your way to the top. I thought it was going to be a lot harder to choose from 80 scents but I think I know myself very well, because it only took me a couple of minutes to choose everything. I chose scents like Gardenia, Jasmine, Honey Suckle, Fig and Vanilla all those sweet girly scents. While Mr Bao had a lot of trouble choosing between the woody or fresh grassy scents, he ended up with Fernwood, Sandalwood, Lime and Citrus huge contrast from mine.

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    So glad they had coffee beans for us to refresh our noses because honestly after a while my nose was getting desensitised and I couldn’t distinguish the different scents. That’s why I have so much respect for Emma, she didn’t have any trouble with the scents and was able to quickly formulate each and everyone of our perfumes! That’s about 20 in only 10 minutes or so.

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    Once we got our ‘formula’ from Emma, it’s actually quite easy to ‘make our own perfume’ we grabbed our bottles from the bag which had I believe distilled water and we started added drops of scents. You would add more droplets of those that you want to have a stronger presence in the perfume, like mine I had more drops of rose and jasmine.

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    Thanks Mr Bao for capturing this photo! It’s my favourite from the day!

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    He didn’t do so badly himself, but he was much more particular than me. He was counting every drop again and again and was worried he would add too many or little. It must be the scientist in him haha

    Never Too Sweet Own Scent!

    Never Too Sweet Own Scent!

    Ta da!!! Here it is! My very own Never Too Sweet perfume! Staying true to my brand it’s a very sweet florally perfume with strong musk, jasmine and apple notes haha. While Mr Bao’s was very citrusy and refreshing with grass, sandalwood, lime, mint and orange.

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    Mr Bao was very skeptical at first when I told him we were going to a perfume making class, but he thoroughly enjoyed himself and has been using his own cologne since then. I’ve been joking once he’s used up his bottle he wont have his own signature scent anymore but not to worry because Emma offers a refilling service for $2.5 a ml which works out to be around $125 for 50mls. For more information about Creating Your Own Perfume please visit the Fleaurage website :D I think its a great idea for a birthday party or a bridal shower, I highly recommend it and would love to do it again.

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    Now let’s move onto the FOOD because at the end of the day I am a food blogger and eating takes precedent over every if not most things :D And don’t forget camera eats first hehe I’m glad the waitress was so patient and would come to me first with the food, because she knew I wanted to take a photo. The catering was done by Om Nom from the Adelphi Hotel which means we were in for a treat because food is always great. I still remember when we stayed at the hotel last year for my birthday and I really enjoyed the room service.

    Grilled halloumi with pesto and eggplant

    Grilled halloumi with pesto and eggplant

    Pork meatball with ice berg lettuce

    Pork meatball with ice berg lettuce

    Poached chicken with shiitake mushroom

    Poached chicken with shiitake mushroom

    All the savoury canapés were presented so nicely with a heart shape skewer and all tasted delicious! I was impressed with how much flavour such small items had. They were also a great size not too big or small and no mess when eating them.

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    Soft shell crab with aioli

    My favourite was definitely the soft shell crab with aioli, deep fried but not greasy. Wish I grabbed another one! I really love how soft shell crab is such a trendy food item now it appears on most menus, I remember when it use to be limited to Japanese restaurants.

    Mini Churros with chocolate sauce

    Mini Churros with chocolate sauce

    Rapsberry sorbet with fresh berries and meringue

    Rapsberry sorbet with fresh berries and meringue

    As for sweets they had mini Churros with chocolate sauce and also Rapsberry sorbet with fresh berries and meringue pieces. Another smart way of serving sorbet no spoons required, as they are made into little discs very refreshing.

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    Huge thank you to Renault Australia and Soda Communications for hosting another fantastic event and for inviting us. What more could I ask for delicious food, great fun and even better company!

    And for those who are interested in learning more about the Captur now is a great time, because Renault Australia and French skincare brand Nuxe have teamed up and the first 50 people who book in a test drive by the 31st December 2015 will receive a limited-edition pack worth more than $100 :D

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    I’ve also entered in a competition and the more people who book a test drive and mentioned from Never Too Sweet the higher chance for me to win and the prize is to drive the Captur for 3 months at our own leisure.

    If you would like to help me, please following simple steps:

    1. Book in for a test drive
    2. Take a selfie in the Captur and email this to renault@sodacommunications.com.au
      Include the following information:
      – First name
      – Surname
      – Phone Number
      – How they heard about this promotion – Never Too Sweet ;)
    3. You will then receive your Nuxe gift pack

    Please let me know if you have any questions. Have a wonderful week ahead!

    Daisy@Nevertoosweet and Mr Bao was invited as a guest of Renault Australia and Soda Communications all opinions are based from our own experience. 


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  8. 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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    It has been a while since my last visit at the iconic, contemporary Chinese restaurant, Above and Beyond. But recently, I was informed that their menu had some new changes and I was invited to try their new items including Wok-Fried Prawn with Tangerine Peel and Luoding fermented Soy Bean as well as my favourite Steamed Minced Pork with Tai O Salted Fish. I went for lunch and we were 4 people, so apart from the a la carte courses we also ordered a few dim sum dishes on the side.


    After we placed our orders, the dim sum arrived shortly. The serving of the food was very efficient, perhaps a bit too efficient in our opinion because soon there were a lot of food on our table and it was a challenge to finish eating the food before it got cold. You know dim sum is best when eaten hot so we asked them to slow down a little bit, and the a la carte courses were served after we finished with the dim sum

    One of our favourite dim sum that we had was the Steamed Lobster and Scallop Dumpling (48HKD per person). The dumpling skin was perfectly translucent and smooth packing juicy scallop and sweet lobster meat. This moreish bite was also topped with a dash of bird's nest

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    On the other side the Steamed Flour Roll with Minced Beef and Tangerine Peel (68HKD) was less impressive as the flour roll was a bit too soft and thick. The minced beef also lacked a bit of flavour

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    I also ordered my favourite Chinese soup; Almond Pork Lung Soup with Fish Maw (428HKD for 4) and I thought it was one of the best that I had in Hong Kong with generous, big chunks of fish maw and perfectly cooked pork lung. The soup was rich and they managed to balance out the flavours between the fish maw, almond and pork lung very well

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    In general, I think they do pretty well with their steamed dumplings so the Steamed Mushroom Dumplings with Bamboo Piths (48HKD) was another likable item among the table

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    We also ordered the classic Steamed Pork Dumplings with Shrimp and Sea Moss (58HKD) with tender meat and a slightly bounciness in the texture

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    Another favourite was actually the Shrimp and Pork Wontons in Soup (88HKD). The wontons were extremely smooth and silky with delicious shrimp and pork paste inside their pockets. This one is definitely a must order next time we come back

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    The last dimsum we had was the Cantonese Style Steamed Brown Sugar Sponge Cake (48HKD). It was served before we even had the main courses so the staff took it away and gave it to us at the end of the meal. Nevertheless, the sponge cake was utmost legitimate with a consistent fluffy and airy texture

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    Moving on to the new dishes in the a la carte menu

    Crispy Claw with Shrimp Mousse - This was overdone and the claw was too firm in texture. The aroma of the shrimp and the crab didn't come out quite well, and it almost resembled like a meatball

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    Steamed Garoupa Fillet with Egg White and Yellow Broth - The fish was very nice and the small pearl-like egg white added an interesting texture to the dish with a light flavour that didn't overwhelm the fish

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    Wok-Fried Prawns with Tangerine Peel and Luoding Fermented Soy Bean - The prawn was succulent with a distinct taste of tangerine peel and fermented soy bean

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    Wok-Fried Wagyu Beef Cubes with Chiu Chow-Style Soy-Marinated Goose Liver - The beef cubes were overcooked and rough, and the combination with the gooseliver was a bit oily as the whole dish had too much oiliness which made it it very heavy

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    Steamed Minced Pork with Tao O Salted Fish - This was probably my favourite among the new dishes. The meat had an appropriate balance between lean meat and fat giving it the right texture and taste

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    Marinated Chicken in Shaoxine Wine - The chicken wasn't tender enough, perhaps the cooking time was a bit too long and the Shaoxine wine aroma was actually quite weak

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    Northern Chinese Style Crispy Sliced Potato with Dried Chili Pepper - Surprisingly good with a crunchy outer texture and a soft inner center releasing out an earty potato taste with a kick of spiciness

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    Baked Sago Pudding, EggYolk Sponge cake, Sesame Puff Bird's Nest - All three dessert didn't fare very well as the sago pudding was too thick, sweet and heavy while the egg yolk sponge cake wasn't soft at all. The best thing was probably the sesame puff

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    Above and Beyond is a great place to take family and relatives for something different for dim sum and dinner, but I reckoned that their contemporary dim sum dishes had a stronger edge than their creative a la carte courses. 

    Where: Above and Beyond, 28/F, Hotel Icon, East Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong (+852 34001490)
    When: Oct 11, 2015
    Highlight: The Lobster and Scallop Dumpling and the Shrimp Wontons
    Downside: The dessert and the Marinated Chicken in Shaoxine wine





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  10. 但有一個夢,不會死,歎大麻。到底大麻有甚麼吸引力?去到大麻合法的荷蘭,當然要品嚐一下毒品。

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    阿姆斯特丹有好多賣大麻食品的店舖,而且他們都聲稱這類食品可以帶上飛機,到底是真是假呢?實情係這些食品絕大多數都不含大麻成份(後述),只是添加了大麻的味道,故此它們跟一般的糖果無異,但我是不排除有智障執法人員把它們當違禁品的。

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    為了不飽肚就買一枝棒棒糖試試味,既然是糖始終都是甜的,不過也有些中藥般的苦甘味,而且像吃珍寶珠一樣食完整條舌頭都很粗糙口也酸軟。

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    雖然在荷蘭吸食大麻不犯法,但其實亦受到規管,要買大麻亦非垂手可得,需找到Coffee Shop才行。這Coffee Shop並非我們下午茶喝咖啡的咖啡廳,在荷蘭如果你想喝咖啡是要去Cafe的。

    第一次試當然要店員介紹, Joint是最好的選擇,價錢最平自然劑量也最低,總不可能一開始就打大佬吧?不過價錢再平都要四五歐一支,在香港都夠買半包香煙了。味道又如何?跟我想像中有頗大出入,因為英國的大麻煙氣味挺強之餘是我不接受的氣味,但這邊的大麻煙氣味不濃,當然也不是很好聞的味道,只是手指淡淡煙草味道不惹人厭。可是…吸完我都不覺得嗨的怎麼辦?頂多就是口裡苦苦的。

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    第二天我換了另一家店,The Bull Dog是頗有名的連鎖coffee shop,人在異鄉又要吸毒還是大集團比較令人放心,如果覺得這家店長得有點可怕,我還看過有另一間分店裝修得比較像西餐廳可以試試。

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    這間店上層真的做餐飲業,不過走到下層就是非法…啊這邊是合法勾當,而且裡面不能拍照,很有犯罪感我好興奮啊我好興奮啊﹗既然試過最弱的大麻煙無效,這次當然挑最強的。可是﹗除了苦味稍稍強一點外其實沒太大分別,重點是我又不覺得有幾high,可能我飲酒飲到有抗性了吧?

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    聽說大麻還有水煙的,效果也比較強,但我不太清楚怎麼點餐就沒理,直接跟Last Boss Space Cake對決。Space Cake之所以叫Space Cake,原因好像是它能讓人開心得上太空。我這塊Space Cake含有0.3g THC,因為有THC這個成份所以禁止出口,當然你要先吃掉然後上飛機來個啊哈我要飛往天上是管不了你。

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    我找到的店有賣朱古力和雲呢拿兩種口味,本來想選朱古力味方便蓋過大麻的苦味,但他們剛好只剩雲呢拿味,不過味道意外地不錯,有點像莎莉蛋糕,這就是糖衣毒藥吧?吃下去不會即時有反應,大概一至一個半小時稍稍消化後你會感覺來了。

    所以當時我感覺如何?起初就真係有點步伐不穩輕飄飄,但心情其實是沒有嗨到哪裡,大概是我堅持清醒緣故吧?然後慢慢腳步變得沉重,就像是你發高燒還要上班一樣沉重,而且還會持續加劇到我覺得走路都有點困難,再加一個頭痛欲裂。還有﹗整個人都像發冷一樣覺得凍,聽說如果是夏天的話會令你感到更加熱,這個要等我夏天再來才能驗證。不過有一點可以肯定,是當下臉青唇白。這麼說來很點像重感冒的情況?

    未完﹗因為大麻的關係會令人想去廁所,雖然並非每十五分鐘去一次廁所但也夠麻煩了,尤其外國的廁所大多要收費,就算是麥當勞也有機會要你先消費才知道廁所密碼鎖密碼(甚至有人專責在廁所外收錢),酒吧廁所或許免費但乾淨程度…應該比得上Trainspotting的廁所。然後會因為上廁所多要補充水份,但身體不能好好吸收水份,變成又要去廁所的惡性循環,所以毒品令人失禁一說成立。

    這種情況是在家裡休息最好吧?可是今晚也不讓你睡,大麻雖然未令我有幻聽,甚至我仍可以正常對答,但所有的聲音都變成有Echo的狀態,聲音會被放大。整個人就像電視電影裡面所看到的藥後反應一樣,暈眩重聽腳步浮,親身體驗就更誇張了。

    大概三四個鐘後藥效會消失(份量和個人體質應該會有影響),如果服食後身體承受不了,能夠吐出來是最好,當地人則會建議喝果汁,除了可補充水份外,糖份也能減輕藥效,而且容易購買。

    大麻體驗大概就這樣, 是否服用大麻是個人選擇我不作評價,我只如實寫出我的用後感,頂多勸人盡量不要犯法。如果你能推進大麻合法化,打擊煙草商生意,我則相當支持。

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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.

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

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

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

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    The CNY aside, February is always a busy yet rewarding month for men and women alike. We plan what to buy, where to dine, and how to spend the romantic night together. Everwhere you have special treats and menu for Valetine…

    As I can hardly resist a nice afternoon tea, I was excited to try the Island Shangri-la’s recent special that is only available for a short while. As if a decent cuppa and fine little sweets are not enough, this afternoon tea came with Pierre Jouet’s Rose. Having afternoon tea in a Harbour-side hotel with your loved ones sounds, I know, cliché, but you do have a decent Champange here to brighten things up. It was foggy day when I was there for a media event; that glass of champagne was particularly helpful.
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    The scone here is commendable; it is difficult to find a nice piece of scone these days, even in London, let alone in Hong Kong. I was still haunted by my recent experience in one of the big name hotels in London, but the scone here was a pleasant surprise, though it is by no means perfect. It got a nice fluffy texture; it would be better if it is more buttery. The flavour needs some more work. I had much worse but I indeed had better ones.
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    The menu was, I presume, tailored to suit the champagne. I found the lobster sandwich, Alaskan crabmeat sandwich and foie gras terrine went particularly well with the champagne. The champagne marinated Gravlax was very refreshing; could be a good appetizer for my dinner.
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    Many of the sweets are worth trying. I would recommend the cherry and champagne cheesecake and the mascarpone and champagne rollcake. I am not a big fan of cheesecake but I did like this one. It was not heavy at all and actually quite balanced between the cheesy and sweet flavours. The rollcake was very moist and filled with creamy mascarpone. Shangri-La should consider keeping these items in their cake shop. But it was the Amour cake that won the day. It was beautifully constructed sponge cake with champagne infused cream layers, with shiny bubbles on top, possibly a tribute to the champagne. I could easily finish my slice.
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    Apart from the tiny glitches here and there, this thematic afternoon tea was beautiful. The chef’s effort in pairing the food with the champagne was particularly commendable. There was no “tea” per se here; this French interpretation of tea works just fine for me.

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    Pacific Place, Supreme Court Road, Central, Hong Kong
    Food: wwwwwww
    Service:wwwwwww1/2w
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    Thanks for being supportive on Spot The Food.

    From today onwards, I will start on my own website so please check it out for more updates!

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  17. Right, I am a morning person who can't skip breakfast for a day and in Dubai, I was so much looked forward to the breakfast time everyday 'coz there were just too many nice places around to enjoy a lovely brekkie to kick start a day. My friend brought us to this cafe & restaurant, Shakespeare and Co. to have a Full English Breakfast in a truly English atmosphere.

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    The crafted glass cake cabinet has instantly unveiled the vintage feel.

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    Once I stepped inside, whoa! I was like being brought into the imaginative world of Shakespeare!! Look at all those photos below, do they look like in the fairy tale? They are all sweet and colourful!

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    Toasts and butter, served along with a tray of cute mini Bonne Maman jam & honey.

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    The set includes a glass of fresh pressed juice and a cup of tea or coffee. Here came my grapefruit juice, which wasn't too sour nor bitter but just refreshing!

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    My friend's cup of Earl Grey, nothing much special about it indeed...

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    My own Caffe Latte. Not too bad but a bit too much milk to my liking.

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    My friend's English Breakfast (AED50) with grilled beef bacon, turkey sausage, roasted potato, scrambled egg & baked beans. Their scrambled egg was generally too dry and not fluffy enough, while the beef bacon and turkey sausage were quite nice and tasted special as I never tried a bacon made of beef and sausage made of turkey before!

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    My American Breakfast (AED50) with same dry & stiff scramble egg, sauteed mushrooms, beef bacon and hash brown. Everything on the plate was not remarkably good or surprising, except the hash brown that wasn't the ordinary frozen type but made from freshly shredded potato! I was impressed indeed!

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    My hubby's American set was almost similar with mine, only with the scrambled egg being replaced by egg benedict. Another disaster on the egg benedict as the pouched eggs were overcooked and wait, where is the Hollandaise sauce for it??

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    This additional order, Savory Crepes with Smoked Salmon (AED33), should be the most delicious dish in our breakfast that day... The mixed greens was fresh & crisp and the crepe rolls were creamy with good dollop of lightly seasoned sour cream and fresh smoked salmon. Yummy!

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    Basically, the dining experience was great given such a dreamy atmosphere. Food quality was on average, which was more towards the positive side. Besides, indoor, alfresco dining is available too but the Sun was just too strong for me at that time. Yeah, I do recommend those who are visiting Dubai to spend a breakfast there.

    Facebook Page : https://www.facebook.com/Shakespeareuae

    Address : G/F, Dubai Marina Mall, Exit 32 directly off Sheikh Zayed Road,Dubai, UAE

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  18. 還有一個月就是農曆新年!今年情人節與農曆新年靠得特別近,所以今篇除了介紹團年飯好去處,同時也會分享情人節大餐;豐富美食出場前,溫馨提示:未吃飯千萬不要進來啊~

     

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    相隔三個多月,上週四再訪旺角帝京酒店 帝京軒,與一班食友開開心心聚餐。寒天之下胃口特別的好,抵達後完全忘了拍照,就忘形大吃香脆鹹腰果及香甜琥珀合桃,然後開始正餐!

     

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    首先登場是 金牌黑豚叉燒帝京軒 的叉燒質素穩定、水準又高,如圖所見肥瘦合宜、軟腍入味卻又有一定口感,加上不會甜鹹剛好的調味,吃下去感覺非常幸福!因此添食也是合情合理的事~

     

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    天氣乾燥寒冷,是時間來碗 松茸螺頭燉花膠 滋補一下。燉湯火候及熱度都是十足,味道醇厚帶鮮,加上大大件花膠、不少的螺頭及松茸,非常滋味又滿足!喝完湯後,不是講笑馬上要脫衣呢~

     

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    接著香噴噴又金黃誘人的 北京烤鴨 也上檯了!沒錯近年是越來越愛吃這味,原來帝京軒的出品也不錯:片出的鴨皮脂肪不多,每件鴨肉都連皮,是我喜歡的吃法;熱籠中的麼麼皮夠軟棉,而且除青瓜及蔥絲,同時拌上日式芝麻醬、柚子汁及鴨醬,喜歡那款口味悉隨尊便!

     

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    其中日式芝麻醬味道非常香甜,或會有點搶去主角烤鴨風味,建議只取少旺,或者先吃柚子汁或鴨醬。同場還有香脆蝦片的誘惑,所以這晚很忍口,只吃了兩件填鴨卷就收手,嘻嘻!

     

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    接下來這庭小火山似的是 梅酒松露北海道帆立貝,巨大鮮甜的北海道帆立貝給香濃的芝士及馥郁的松露薯泥所覆蓋,還加上幽香味甜的梅酒作點綴,自然好吃非常!

     

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    再來 老陳皮蒸龍躉斑球,除了龍躉斑球皮彈肉鮮嫩結實(好想自己的皮膚也是這狀態!),那剛到好處的豉油,以及散發幽香的老陳皮,也令滋味進一步提昇啊~~~

     

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    再接下來,是春饗暖意美饌宴的菜式---鐵板葡萄燒汁烤金沙骨,先不計額外添加的葡萄燒汁,以及熨熱鐵板帶來的溫存感,單是那豐腴中見焦香的金沙骨本身,也太誘人了吧?

     

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    同樣美味還收滋補之效的,還有春饗暖意美饌宴的 藥膳花雕魚肚開鍋雞。好久沒有吃過美味的魚肚了,這回還加上藥膳花雕煮雞,吃完全身溫暖,又要多脫一件衣服了~~~(別想邪,我穿了很多很多件衣服去的!)

     

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    再來一個清嫩健康的 上海浸豆苗,應該剛好完滿結束了吧?不是的,還有 Lion Rock 的菜式呢,這晚我們品嚐了情人節四道菜晚餐的主菜---和牛伴龍蝦雲丹燒,除了添加海膽的芝士焗龍蝦,火候剛好的和牛上,又細心拌以粉紅色無鹹牛油,加起來美味及浪漫都值滿分!

     

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    最後還有 Lion Rock 情人節晚餐的 驚喜甜品 作結,白朱古力通花朱古力外層中,是艷麗奪目的雜莓熱情果慕斯蛋糕,連拌碟的粉紅細心也可以食用,加上閃爍的鑽石啫喱,果然驚喜度十度!

     

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    其實這份甜品,與 Lion Rock 最新聯乘紐約護膚品牌 Elizabeth Arden,推出的 閃耀春日下午茶 也有幾分相似;除了茶點漂亮動人,凡惠顧兩位用套餐均可免費獲贈 Elizabeth Arden 超進化黃金導航禮物包,也是情人節慶祝之選呢~

     

     

    帝京軒 Di King Heen

    地址:旺角太子道西193號帝京酒店3樓

    電話:2622 6161

    酒店 Facebook:Royal Plaza Hotel

     

    ** 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~~

  19. I've first read about Soft Creme from people's photo tag on instagram, and this ice-cream shop was so new that it wasn't even posted on OpenRice back then so I googled on it to get the address.  One day Missy Mo and I decided to go chill at Tai Hang, and Soft Creme immediately came into my mind.  We grabbed a quick bite then came here to check it out.  Probably because it was still new and not alot of people knew about it yet, there wasn't too long of a line-up.

    Ice-cream numbers 1-4 were made from Hokkaido milk (uh oh, I sense radiation) and A-D used cereal milk, not really sure what that was though.  I really wanted to try the special of the month which was the Moet champagne flavor but annoying Missy Mo rejected my craving and ordered the Flamed Bacon. sad
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    We were watching the food experts preparing the cups behind the counter and thought that we gotta try the Australian honeycomb next time.  Meanwhile, I also kept glimpsing at the cute cashier guy while waiting for our ice-cream... ;P
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    They put dry ice at the bottom of the cup underneath the ice-cream to prevent it from melting too quickly since it's "soft" ice-cream and not the usual ones you take out from the Park n shop freezer.  I tried to take picture of the smokey effect (oooo, spooky) but was a tad bit late.  Anyway you get the point, I think the dry ice was just another gimmick but in terms of taste, the ice-cream was indeed very soft and was surprisingly good with the bacon bits.
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    I went to Tai Hang again the following weekend but this time there was a long line-up outside the shop, and I'm never a fan of queues PLUS the cute cashier wasn't there this time...I will be back.


    Soft Creme, G/F 6-7 Shepherd Street, Tai Hang, +852 2370 3205
    District:  Tai Hang
    Overall Rating:  4 / 5
    Cost:  $42 per cup



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  20. 上星期初黎到熟悉既九龍城,搵位泊車既時候經過一間梳乎厘班戟店。Layer’s Cafe & Pancakes,原來係剛剛於一月初開幕既。店舖裝修以 baby blue 顏色為主,簡約設計,有個開放式廚房,見到店員即做日式班戟同整暖飲。

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    Layer’s Cafe & Pancakes

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    Layer’s Cafe & Pancakes

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    Layer’s Cafe & Pancakes

    餐牌選擇唔多,而且有點似銅鑼灣另一間班戟店,但價錢就更實惠。包括原味,焦糖香蕉,士多啤梨雜莓同抹茶紅豆。

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    Souffle Pancake Menu
    梳乎厘班戟餐牌

    「焦糖香蕉班戟」,配上朱古力忌廉,蜜糖核桃同朱古力醬。雖然梳乎厘味道有蛋香,但外貌欠佳,不看得鬆軟,不夠厚度,反而香蕉既焦糖面非常脆口。

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    PANCAKES with Chocolate, Caramel Banana, Walnut
    朱古力焦糖香蕉核桃班戟

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    Caramelized Banana, Sweet Cream, Walnuts, Chocolate Sauce, Souffle Pancake
    焦糖香蕉, 忌廉, 核桃, 朱古力醬, 梳乎厘班戟

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    Maple Syrup
    楓糖漿

    「士多啤梨藍莓香蕉班戟」,聽名已經講晒。採用日本士多啤梨,好香甜,配香蕉片,藍莓,同忌廉。另上一樽仔班戟糖漿;可惜班戟黎到都係唔夠鬆軟同厚度。比較令人失望。

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    PANCAKES with Strawberry, Blueberry, Banana
    士多啤梨藍莓香蕉班戟

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    Mixed Berries, Banana, Sweet Cream, Souffle Pancake
    雜莓, 香蕉, 忌廉, 梳乎厘班戟

    Layer’s Cafe & Pancakes
    Address: 19 Fuk Lo Tsun Road, Kowloon City
    Telephone: 2791 0633
    Website: https://www.facebook.com/LayersPancakes


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    昨日から母と香港に来ています!!!
    昨年11月に行きそびれたので、イルミネーションが綺麗なうちに渡航しようとリスケしました。
    旧正月前の香港、存分にゆっくりと楽しみたいと思います。
    滞在中、ブログの更新は行えませんが、SNSでライブ配信など予定しています。
    お見逃しないように~。

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    P.S.先日募集したカメラワーク講座と香港ウンチク話旧暦忘年会、若干の余裕があります。お申し込み締め切りは今週水曜日17日までです。
    参加希望される方は是非お申し込みくださいね~。

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  22. Hey guys! Today I wanted to share something different, but something that matters to me. I’ll start off by saying that I’m no domestic goddess or green warrior, but I do and have always cared about recycling and not being wasteful. But in recent months, after getting educated about various issues from dairy, to fashion and plastic, I’ve been opening up my life to more changes that reduces waste and stress on the environment in general.

    The second thing that I was to disclaim right now is that I’m not perfect. I’m not “good” enough to not do paper, or never use a single piece of plastic, or eat vegan or 100% organic/sustainable etc. But I think, to me at least, the important thing is to try. Every action we do matters, and every little action leads to a little bit of goodness.

    I used to just “give away” unwanted clothing or item, and by that I mean putting everything in the donation bin and forgetting about it. Then I go on to buy more. But now, I make my purchases more mindfully. But hey – I still taobao or buy from H&M. It’s all about balance after all. So here, I wanted to share with you a few simple ways to start reducing waste and living more mindfully without going full cold turkey.

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    1. Bring your own cup

      I bought a Keep Cup! Like I said in my Instagram post, it was one of my best, if not the best, purchase I’ve made this year or ever. It is so light weight, easy to clean, has a valve seal so you can hoist it around, AND it really helps reduce waste one paper or plastic cup at a time. This is because I watched this video about recycling paper cups – FYI a lot of places don’t have the right process to recycle these coated paper cups so they end up going to the landfill. By bringing your own plastic cup on the other hand, you can even save a few bucks (depending on where you go – Winston’s, Barista Jam and many more cafes have discounts when you BYOC.)

      Side note: My girlfriend also bought me stainless steel straws, I use them at home now because I always forget to bring them out, but they’re absolutely a dream to use.

    2. Minimize takeout waste

      I know, sometimes you can’t plan every meal of your day, and more often than not you have to opt for meals al desko. What I find useful is, if I end up going to some place near the office/home for takeout, I opt out of taking the plastic bag and utensils. Maybe I’m too shy (for now) to bring my own container, but at least I’m saving one plastic bag and one pair of utensils (in another plastic bag). Don’t be lazy and wash the office/home forks instead!

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      Should’ve recycled this… :S

    3. Think before you throw

      Lol I’m starting to sound preachy right? But I’m not going to teach you the basics of recycling, I’m sure (I hope) you already know that. But what I realised was, sometimes I’m quick to throw away something instead of recycling because I wasn’t thinking. For example, some really sturdy takeaway boxes can be cleaned and re-used or then recycled, I do this all the time in the office so everything from my takeout caused no waste. I also recycle groceries packaging and yogurt pots etc. Just make sure you clean everything before recycling.

    4. Refuse packaging

      It’s a very small gesture, but when you see shop keepers wrapping up your goodies in rice paper or extra plastic bags or ribbons and frilly things, just politely say you don’t need it. I know sometimes pretty packaging is great for the ‘gram, but if you’re not going to re-use or gift it, it’s pretty much seconds from going into the trash. Again – it’s better to not be wasteful than to recycle.

    These are just a few of the ways you can reduce waste without making huge changes, but slowly you can amp it up if you feel like it. Rock the bamboo toothbrushes, go sans packaging and shop from wet markets… Everything is a choice and the choice is yours. The key is to be educated, and when you are, you will automatically be aware of the waste you can save.

    I’m gonna run off before sounding too preachy… ?
    But leave me a comment and share your feelings! x

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  23. Big Wave Bay, Sai Kung

    Wondering where to find a place in HK to really relax and unwind? Love camping or hiking? This is Hong Kong’s little paradise. It’s a bit of a trek to get there, but it’s worth it. The photos below were taken on two separate occasions.

    The first was at the start of November, beginning of winter, the weather was beautiful! The water was cold but not too cold for a quick dip. The second time was at the end of June and not advisable because of the heat. It was more like a beach holiday than a photography outing; the group of people I went with were all part of the Hong Kong Photography Club. Both occasions, we camped over night to capture sunset, night and sunrise.

    Big Wave Bay in Sai Kung is the total opposite of Big Wave Bay on Hong Kong Island. You are more likely to see cows than you are to see crowds of surfers and bikini clad models!

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    How to get there? Click here: Big Wave Bay directions

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