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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

  2. 在香港,潮州菜館越來越少,剩下的都是實力派吧。最近,X.O與潮菜有個crossover,所謂的crossover,其實就是以$1880的promotion price,可order一支Hennessy X.O 及一份鹵水掌翼或鹵水鵝片或鹵水鵝肝。

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    從來都覺得X.O很配中菜,這次配上了潮菜,X.O令提升食物中的風味。


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    鹵水掌翼

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    鹵水鵝肝

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    鹵水鵝片
    這裡的鹵水從來都做得出色,否則不會天天座無虛席吧。三款鹵水之中,我最喜歡的是鹵水鵝片,肉質鮮嫩,鹵水味入味;亦喜歡底下的鹵水豆腐,十分香滑呢。

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    潮州凍花蟹
    最愛吃潮州凍花蟹,啖啖肉有誰不喜歡? 厚肉之餘,肉質亦很嫩,味道亦鮮,蟹膏味道亦濃郁,真的很喜歡呢。

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    天麻燒鱔黃尾頭湯
    這個天麻湯,味道超棒呢,看似很清,但卻充滿了天麻的味道,喝後立即感到通經活血。

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    香煎蠔仔餅
    這個蠔仔餅做得很好,不會煎得過熟,蠔仔味道亦鮮。

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    雙檸煎烏魚
    加入了青檸,味道上帶酸更加的開胃;肉質亦幼嫩,用來配飯一流呢。

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    糖醋伊面
    個人十分喜愛這份糖醋伊面,伊面炸得十分香脆,撤上少少砂糖味道更棒。

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    用了砂糖來烹煮,有點像拔絲的效果,這個甜品真的超級美味,南瓜和芋頭都煮得非常軟腍,必吃!

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    福果甜豆爽
    最後,還來了一碗甜豆爽,吃時加入了店方自家制的橙醬,味道上更加特別。


    尚興潮州飯店
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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
    Environment: wwwwwww1/2w


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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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 :)

    Fleurage - Create your own signature scent

    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.

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    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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    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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    今助日本料理Imasuke Japanese Restaurant
    地址:荃灣青山公路荃灣段398號愉景新城1樓1019號舖
    電話:2402 8090

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  8. 一年之中總會去車公廟同車公吹下水,但通常拜完就行去沙田又或者出旺角搵食兼返歸, 今次就試下喺大圍搵食發掘新嘢。查查下見到原來沙田都有唔少冬菇亭熟食亭,而呢間號稱係全港第一間冬菇亭賣日本料理,偽日本人當然要去會一會佢。舖頭出面就係美林巴士總站,一出去就有巴士出觀塘,啱晒我。

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    對冬菇亭嘅印象主要都係大牌檔,大概係普通乾淨同埋食小菜飲大啤,男人嘅浪漫咁嘅格局。呢度似乎開咗唔耐,睇落地方就幾整齊,大圓枱吧枱卡位都有,一家大細嚟又得,情侶偷食…呀唔係,搵食都唔失禮。

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    我哋得兩個人自然睇下有無二人套餐食啦,佢有三款二人套餐,睇落就相當豐盛,而且下面寫住免加一添, 不過近期手頭緊都係慳住食好啲。

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    然後我睇中咗呢個自選配搭晚餐,選擇都幾多而且仲可以加小食,價錢又唔貴。朋友想食忌廉蟹肉薯餅我又啱,我想食餃子佢又吔,見張點菜紙無寫只可以加一客,膽粗粗點晒兩款兩客,得咗,實係車公保佑。

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    小食當然會上枱先啦,忌廉蟹肉薯餅同餃子我就點都唔信係舖頭自己整嘅,但呢個唔重要,最緊要佢夠熱辣辣,薯餅外脆內軟,餃子亦香脆飽滿,入貨嘅水準都唔錯,食得過。

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    炸物水準係唔差

    喺咁多款丼飯中其實我想揀雲丹丼飯同油甘魚飯,但哪有錢?就淨係揀咗香蔥油甘魚飯($68),希望唔會揀錯。個丼飯一上枱就知無死錯人,油甘魚可以見到泛出油光,魚生片切得夠厚身之餘仲有五片之多,以呢個價錢就真係相當抵食。油甘魚味道鮮甜肉質細嫩,白飯軟硬適中外仲加咗唔少飯素,有良心呀。

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    厚切肥美有光澤

    朋友就點咗個蟹丼($88),就咁睇條小蟹柳都幾似蟹腳,不過佢始終都係扮晒蟹。唔計蟹柳其實個飯都充滿咗蟹肉同蟹籽,佔咗碗飯嘅三分一,但講到味道就唔及最珍貴嘅松葉蟹膏,清甜鮮味得嚟唔會帶腥味,成碗飯嘅精華所在啊﹗

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    豐盛蟹飯味道讚

    原條嘅燒魷魚筒($88)有我前臂咁長,夠大隻。魷魚爽口彈牙唔會霉,而且醬汁量點到即此,味道亦唔會太濃郁,可以食到魷魚原有嘅鹹鮮,加多杯啤酒就更好喇﹗

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    爽口魷魚夠大條


    如果話冬菇亭搵到中式正嘢無人會意外,呢間據稱第一檔冬菇亭日本菜嘅驚喜就夠大喇,以呢個質素係旺區食相信都要貴返兩成先抵返租金。

    價錢:約$180

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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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    從小就愛看神話故事,除了故事內容,神話人物和幻獸設定也是引人入勝之處。要數當中最喜歡的幻獸,獨角獸肯定是其中之一。

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    距離上次「優遊饗宴」只是大約三個月的光陰,DK Cuppa Tea已經再次為大家帶來驚喜,這次的下午茶主題是「不朽純真」,正是和傳說中的獨角獸有關。

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    傳說獨角獸住在仙境一樣的森林,與世無爭,不易找到。DK Cuppa Tea先以有機棉花糖配薰衣草朱古力有機茶,營造出猶如仙境般的感覺。熱茶蒸發,熱氣溶化棉花糖,就像粉紅色的雲下著粉紅色的雨,優雅美麗。

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    呷過花茶,口添芬芳,精神也抖擻起來。這次「不朽純真」下午茶和之前相比是有點反撲歸真,沒有華麗的餐具,但依舊有好吃的美食。

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    從堆砌成花狀的四款咸點開始,煙三文魚餡餅檸檬香草肉絲餡餅香辣肉絲餡餅真純芝士餡餅,各有特色。

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    旁邊獨立放置的香腸濃香芝士卷,沾上茄汁,也不讓其餘四款咸點專美。個人較喜愛煙三文魚餡餅香腸濃香芝士卷,前者餡餅酥脆,煙三文魚也咸香十足,後者芝士輕灼,香氣誘人,配合香腸酥卷,是無可抗拒的組合。

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    咸點雖好,但下午茶的焦點永遠都在甜點。紅莓彩幻蛋糕獨角獸奇蹟曲奇繽紛獨角獸馬卡龍獨角獸翻糖蛋白餅杯,全都和獨角獸有關。當中最精緻的當然是獨角獸奇蹟曲奇,可愛造型在粉紅色的襯托之下,更讓人愛不釋手。其他如迷你蛋糕、馬卡龍等都非常可愛,是少女們夢寐以求的夢幻茶點。

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    獨角獸翻糖蛋白餅杯中,除了有翻糖手指、棉花糖等,還插著一隻栩栩如生的白朱古力獨角獸。純白的外表,代表著美麗和純潔,這只獨角獸,你又忍心吃下去嗎?

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    甜品眾多,但別忘了還有一個精緻的獨角獸盒子。把盒子打開,原來裡面藏著陣陣輕煙。待煙霧消散,原來盒子裡藏著兩顆拉脫維亞松露朱古力,紅粉啡黑,就像獨角獸收藏的寶藏,神秘難得。  

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    「不朽純真」下午茶不止少女喜歡,小朋友也喜歡。在個多小時的時光中,除了可在一片芳香中放鬆心情,還可以尋回兒時的純真。在你的內心深處,也有純真的獨角獸存在嗎?

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    日期:2017/10/08
    地址:上環新街市街19號地舖
    推介:7/10

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  11. 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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    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.

    The post Where am I? appeared first on Hong Kong Thru My Eyes.


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  13. While we stepped into the new page of 2016, I believe it was still worthwhile to do a little throw-back to one of the biggest musical event last year by Hennessy because it's coming along this year!

    Since its founding in 1765, Hennessy has been driven to create the world's best cognacs. In this continuing quest for excellence, seven generations of the Fillioux family have been Master Blenders at Hennessy, thereby ensuring the transmission of this precious savoir-faire from one generation to another.

    Hennessy was celebrating its 250th anniversary celebration last year. Despite plans to celebrate this anniversary, its annual music-fest “Hennessy Artistry” – an innovative musical platform- was set to be a more unique celebration of the relationship between Music and the Hennessy brand as it took a new turn to re-emphasize Hennessy’s love for music hence, the theme for last year’s celebration; “Hennessy loves Music”. The event was star-studded and attended by Peter Okoye, Falz, Toni Tones, Ehiz, DJ Lambo, Saeon, Emmanuel Ikubese and more.

    The creation of Hennessy Artistry Halo is based on the philosophy of “The Global Art of Mixing”; essentially the seamless blending of East & West. This is exemplified not only through the varied genres of music and the synthesis of top talents and emerging artistes.

    Previous Hennessy Artistry headliners include Jesse Jagz, Nneka, Cobhams, Kas, Jude “MI” Abaga, Banky W, Sir Shina Peters, Tiwa Savage, Ice Prince, El Dee, Bez, Wizkid, 2Face and other notable Nigerian acts.

    Hennessy Artistry is an innovative musical platform, launched worldwide by Hennessy in 2006 to celebrate the vibrant multiculturalism of different genres.

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    If someone could sum up Hong Kong in 3 words, they would be ‘fabulous, fabulous and fabulous’! Hong Kong unfolds itself to the globe as the land where any tripper may feel every single thing here emotionally connecting to them. Its hustle and bustle life will overwhelm you (even though you come prepared) at the very first acquaintance then totally intrigue you onwards. Seems like Hong Kong citizens are really starved for more open space but they content themselves with their glamorous metropolis and that kind of swift pace of life.

    Hong Kong is famed for its image as the home to forests of skyscrapers, its deep worship for "Feng Shui" in housing and furthermore, its status as the heaven among heavens in shopaholics’ hearts. In another dimension, beneath its world-famous magnificently sparkling exterior lies a subtle interior containing numerous things that are off the beaten trails. They await you to get them unveiled.

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    Thinking of Hong Kong, there are several spots which take “must–visit reputation” for granted. Either deliberately or unintentionally, the omission to one or more among them would cause your trip “incomplete”: being in awe of the breath-taking magnificence of Symphony of Lights – the stunning performance of decorative lights and laser displayed from 44 tall buildings in accompaniment of classical music on both sides of the Victoria Harbor, enjoying the splendid panoramic view of the city when going up by tram at 30-45 degree slope and then falling into extreme excitement seeing your lifelike TVB idols’ wax figures at Madame Tussauds at the penultimate floor of The Peak Tram, recalling your childhood in fantastic and colorful cartoon world of Disneyland and so many more. However, your trip will be doubly unforgettable if you take the chances to experience some not-everyone-does things such as relishing Hong Kong’s speciality called ‘Dimsum’ at the culinary Wellington street instead of at any random street vendors or restaurants, visiting the world’s longest mid-level outdoor escalator systems in Soho area, diving in awesome shopping in Tung Chung citigate outlets which offers huge discounts all the time… Hong Kong is such a paradise meeting all your kinds of expectation.

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    An in-advance plan for your Hong Kong trip may be assumed unnecessary. What to do, where to visit, which to eat and how to amuse yourself there - all those excitements will unveil themselves to you once your plane starts landing.

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  15. While Hong Kong is one of the most expensive cities to live and travel, Macau is getting there as well.
    Best Western Macau Hotel Sun Sun was referred to me by a friend and it really appealed to me because of the location.
    It is only 10 - 15 minutes away from Ruins of St. Paul’s and A-Ma Temple and the supermarket Sunsco is just round the corner.
    The best thing is, you are staying in the middle of a residential area so you see the real everyday life of Macanese people with local eateries nearby which are not touristy prices.
    Saying that, there is a fantastic place for dimsum nearby which recently got recommended by Michelin and this other Michelin recommended noodle joint, so a double bonus for foodies.

    The hotel offers a variety of rooms from standard to deluxe suites, and all rooms are non-smoking and equipped with amenities including air conditioning, flat-screen TV, electric kettle, freezer, a bathroom with shower and personal care amenities etc.

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    A relaxing bath:
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    Coffee maker:
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    Stylish fridge filled with refreshments
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    We dined at THE SQUARE PORTUGUESE RESTAURANT located in the hotel offering delicious Portuguese fare with American decor.
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    Delicious bites of bacahau:
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    Kale and potato soup:
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    Clams:
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    Chicken curry with spices imported from India:
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    Mouth watering African chicken which had a fiery chili and peanut sauce drenched on top:
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    Roast suckling pig
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    Desserts:
    My favourite was the Serradura pudding because I love whipped cream!
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    They are currently adding more items to the menu to offer more variety as well as Portuguese dishes.

    Outside the hotel, you will find that it is surrounded by colourful street art making it fun for selfies.
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    Video of the street art around the hotel:


    [Best Western Macau Hotel Sun Sun]
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  16. As a kid, I have always made fairy cakes from cake mixes bought from Sainsbury's.
    They come in basic flavours like chocolate or vanilla with different themes from time to time.
    The chocolate one I got was the pirate.

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    Normally for girly themes, it would be the vanilla packs and the boyish themes are the chocolate cupcakes.
    Compared to the cake mixes when I was a child, it used to be printed rice paper in the set but now they give you sugar paste decorations which is pretty but I prefer rice paper!
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    Pretty idiot proof, you just mix egg and water, put the mixtures into the cake case, bake and garnish with icing sugar and the sugar paste decorations.
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    Anyway, I thought they tasted good because the cake itself wasn't too sweet because I tried it without the icing so adding the icing makes the sweetness just right.
    The moistness of the cake was not too bad as well.

    For best results use a metal cupcake baking tray if you have one!!

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  17. 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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    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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. blog-0454422001427819710.jpgTo whom it may concern,

    Forgive me, but I've been having too much fun. I long to tell you all about Hong Kong and how it has stolen my heart, but I just can't find the time.

    I've never felt like this before, I think it might just be the one.

    I can't wait to tell you all about it, but I need to go out, I have a date with the city and I think It will be a late one.

    Don't wait up.

    I promise to write soon.

    In the meantime I've attached some pictures to see if you can feel what I feel.

    Yours sincerely,

    Hong Kong addict.

    P.s. Will you come and visit?

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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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