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supersupergirl

According to wiki Old Master Q is a popular Hong Kong comic portrayed in cartoon form in newspapers and magazines as far back as 1962 which was later serialised in 1964.

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OMQ Dining room is basically decorated with Old Master Q so it makes a great tourist attraction for people to experience.

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Foodwise, they serve the typical cha chaan teng stuff like Swiss wings, baked pork chops etc, fancy desserts and drinks.
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I had the fancy sweet potato drink with black diamonds which was actually grass jelly. A surprisingly good drink because it was not too sweet or artificial and I liked the sweet cream on top.
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The food was so so especially the lasagne which was too sweet.

Overall a great place for gatherings because it is quite spacious with baby chairs.
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The seats are big enough for large people!
Not funny but funny because the character looks decapitated!
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OMQ Dining Room:
facebook: omqdiningroom
777 Nathan Road, Mong Kokg

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In Hong Kong, buffets are just buffets with oysters and lobsters because this is a basic requirement that Hong Kongers want to have.
At The Place, Cordis, they are doing a Hawaiian themed buffet for summer which is really worth trying because there are only one or two places in HK for Hawaiian food.

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From appetizers to desserts, you will find something exciting.

Lomi lomi salmon, tako poke, seared ahi nori roll:
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Lau lau roasted pork:
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Desserts:
Rainbow shave ice:
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Macadamia souffle:
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Almond rice pudding:
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Pina colada cake:
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Pineapple mousse cake:
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They also have craft beers from Hawaii at a special price of HK$50 per bottle.
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My sweet tooth totally kicked in because of all those exotic desserts.
The macadamia souffle was divine because the creamy nuts really give it texture and flavour while the shave ice was the best thing to have on a hot day.
Shave ice is not to be confused with Shaved ice because that is how they call it in Hawaii.

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Dinner buffet: 6:30-9:45pm
Sun-Thurs & PH: Adults HK$608, Kids/seniors HK$428
Fri, Sat, PH eves: Adults HK$648, Kids/seniors HK$468

The Place:
Level 4
555 Shanghai Street, MongKok
http://www.cordishotels.com/en/hong-kong/restaurants-and-bars/the-place/


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As well as food, tea is another big thing for me, be it Chinese leaf tea or English tea.
At 2dp, they serve Brewteaful tea, desserts and vegetarian food which all happen to be my thing.

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It is a modern Chinese tea house that uses Chinese teas in their icecreams, cakes, bakeries and of course their artisan teas while modern vegetarian food is served on the menu as well.
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Vegetarian and Tea menu:
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It was good to see blackberries as not many places source them in Hong Kong.
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For drinks had the Lavender blackberry tie guan yin, white rose tea and lychee grapefruit white tea.
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lychee grapefruit white tea:
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 Lavender blackberry tie guan yin:
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Anyway, started with some vegetarian bites which were as good as expected.
The tofu bites were tasty and the cheese, potato and leek bites were crispy filled with fluffy potato filling. It was interesting to see it paired with pickled cabbage which reminds me of this Chinese takeaway in UK.

Homemade tofu balls:
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For dessert, I managed to scoff more than I expected because they were not sweet at all which is healthy and infused with a fragrant tea taste. The cream horns are a must try because the pastry is soft with a slight chew coated in a sweet glaze filled with fragrant tea custard. 

There are two flavours puer tea or tieguanyin.
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tieguanyin custard cream horn:
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puer tea custard cream horn:
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The teapot cake, again in two flavours was also good because it was tea flavoured mousse with cake layers in the middle, I chose the tiegwanyin apple teapot cake because it was flavoured by refreshing apple puree in the middle.

Tie gwan yin apple teapot cake:
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Finished with the icecream, again there are two flavours. Personally I liked the puer chocolate because the tieguanyin was a bit bitter.
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Definitely will be back soon for the vegetarian burgers and breakfasts!~ The HAND DRIPPED TEA is also very interesting.


2DP - 2decimalplacest
https://www.facebook.com/2DP-2decimalplacest-1709932289035851/







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There are lots of options for Chinese soups in Sheungwan like Soupreme 湯品小棧, Souper Authentic 球哥燉湯 and 靚湯王 at Dor dor eatery (with rude service) but NONE for Western soups unless you go all the way to TALLORE in Wanchai.

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Finally Souprb has popped up serving soups with 5 choices which they change every week. The soup choices were impressive because there were 4/5 that I wanted to try: pumpkin, beetroot, Mexican chicken, portobello and chestnut, Prawn and crab gumbo (premium choice +$10)
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As a soup fan, I got the tasting set which comes with two soups while my friend got the Stew set which comes with rice and a curry. They also had toasties which I really really wanted to eat as well.
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We both added $30 for the made to order freshly pressed juices which were refreshing but a bit too sweet.
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Tasting set:
Prawn and crab gumbo soup + Mexican chicken
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Stew set:
curry, rice and chestnut and portobello mushroom soup
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The curry was Japanese curry served with Japanese rice.
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As for the soups, the chestnut portobello mushroom was really good, it was thick and there were so much mushrooms and chestnuts in it.
The gumbo was a little disappointing because the cajun and spiciness was not strong enough and there were bits of shell in the soup.
The Mexican chicken tasted like Chinese style borscht soup with chicken added to it.
Will definitely be back for the toasties but the tasting set was not very filling, but then I probably have a big appetite.

[Souprb]
100 Jervois Street,
Sheung Wan,
Hong Kong
https://www.facebook.com/souprb/




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At the beginning of this year, I was bored so went to MK and discovered Mr.Greek so decided to go the next day but shockingly when I got there it was closed down.
Anyway, it was odd that they were located in MK because there are not much expats around there.

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Mr Greek is from Canada and they serve Greek food as well as POUTINE.
Again, I discovered this shop by luck because I was trying restaurants nearby.

There were not many people as they have only been open for two weeks.
Started with spanakopita which was flaky filled with spinach and cheese.
It was flaky and stuffed with lots of spinach, a great appetizer if you like light snacks.
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Also had the moussaka which was piping hot loaded with minced lamb and layers of potatoes and aubergines.
Tasted similar to British shepherds pie but the lamb was very strong.
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The poutine which I was really looking forward to was disappointing because there was not enough gravy and it was lumpy.
Hopefully they will improve on the gravy and serving it in a bowl might be better.
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[Mr. Greek]
45-53 Garley Building,
Graham Street,
Central.




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When this restaurant opened a few years ago everyone was raving about it. Finally tried it and the dishes were up to my expectations.
I chose the Central branch because quality is often better and it has more positive reviews than the branch in Tai Koo.
Started with the noodles in sesame soup with chicken.
The sesame flavour was strong and not sickly.

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I liked the fried oysters because most Taiwanese joints serve greasy oyster pancakes so the individual fried oysters were much nicer complimented by the chili sauce but unfortunately they were a bit too salty.
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The tea was good with a huge block of herbal jelly but it tasted like HK style milk tea.
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Finished with the soup which was light and clear.
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My friend had the minced meat with gravy which she said was too sweet.
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The Night Market:
11 Stanley Street,
6th Floor,
Central

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supersupergirl

MO Bar is a stylish swank bar located at The Landmark, when you go in, there is a huge bar on the right with a mirrored glass bottle cabinet where you can see all the bottles they have.
The bar was surrounded with lots of people enjoying themselves.

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We sat near the back and had the afternoon tea which costs $260 per person.
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There was a good selection of savories and pastries:
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It was such a treat having the champagne shooter with strawberry and rhubarb because rhubarb is rare in Hong Kong and the champagne was strong with went nicely with the sweet compote.
The lobster medallion was springy and meaty, while the luscious green asparagus and comte cheese was divine.
For the veggie bites, I loved the filo shell topped with zucchini and green pea garnished with goats cheese and lemon.
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Last but not least were the deliciously crumbly scones paired with clotted cream.
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MO Bar:
http://www.mandarinoriental.com/landmark/fine-dining/mo-bar/


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In London, there are Boxparks, where a bunch of shipping containers are made into shops and eateries.
Recently Kai Yip Estate market had a makeover where it was given an Industrial theme with a shipping container outlook so I decided to check it out.
The outside display window had realistic chops and meat hanging.
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The location is not exactly convenient because it is a bit of a walk from choi hung MTR station or you can get a bus to Kai Yip Estate Terminal.

As well as checking it out, I was clearly there for food.
There were various stalls from dimsum, fried stuff, noodles etc but 食好啲 clearly was unique because they had these strange looking ricerolls, silver pin noodles which were filled and these items on the menu which I have not seen anywhere else.
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It turns out to be Kaiping cuisine after asking the guy there.
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I ordered the rolls and a rice, it was difficult deciding between the salted fish rice or dried dace fish but he recommended the salted fish because they salt and sun dry it themselves.
On the counter, there some mouth watering condiments like red and green chili sauce made by them as well.
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The rolls were slightly sweet with a strong soybean taste filled with bits of minced meat in the middle but not too much and the chili sauce complimented it nicely.
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The not so photogenic salted fish and pork belly rice was amazing because the salted dried fish texture was like fresh fish but slightly firmer like bacalhau, and there were no bones.
It was steamed with pork belly and ginger which releases some oils and goes perfectly with the rice.
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Video of 食好啲:

Video of the market:

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啟業市場
Kai Yip Estate, 18 Kai Yip Road, Kowloon Bay
Opening Hours:
(Food Terminal) 8:00-22:00
https://www.facebook.com/foodterminal.kaiyip


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supersupergirl
In London, there are Boxparks, where a bunch of shipping containers are made into shops and eateries.
Recently Kai Yip Estate market had a makeover where it was given an Industrial theme with a shipping container outlook so I decided to check it out.
The outside display window had realistic chops and meat hanging.
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The location is not exactly convenient because it is a bit of a walk from choi hung MTR station or you can get a bus to Kai Yip Estate Terminal.

As well as checking it out, I was clearly there for food.
There were various stalls from dimsum, fried stuff, noodles etc but 食好啲 clearly was unique because they had these strange looking ricerolls, silver pin noodles which were filled and these items on the menu which I have not seen anywhere else.
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It turns out to be Kaiping cuisine after asking the guy there.
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I ordered the rolls and a rice, it was difficult deciding between the salted fish rice or dried dace fish but he recommended the salted fish because they salt and sun dry it themselves.
On the counter, there some mouth watering condiments like red and green chili sauce made by them as well.
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The rolls were slightly sweet with a strong soybean taste filled with bits of minced meat in the middle but not too much and the chili sauce complimented it nicely.
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The not so photogenic salted fish and pork belly rice was amazing because the salted dried fish texture was like fresh fish but slightly firmer like bacalhau, and there were no bones.
It was steamed with pork belly and ginger which releases some oils and goes perfectly with the rice.
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Video of 食好啲:

After having some satisfying food, visited the market which was clean with dry floors.
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Huge dried fish:
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Toilets:
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Video of the market:

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啟業市場
Kai Yip Estate, 18 Kai Yip Road, Kowloon Bay
Opening Hours: 
(Market) 8:00-20:00; 
(Food Terminal) 8:00-22:00
https://www.facebook.com/foodterminal.kaiyip



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Visited Picada before when they were on Elgin road, it was a small bar but they had great drinks and food.
Now they are at LKF and the place is 10 times bigger with a huge bar, buffet area, music area and dining area.
On weekdays, they serve big lunches with a semi buffet included, the salad selection was good.

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Started with two refreshing drinks.
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It was punchy with pineapple, lime, mint and passionfruit.
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The Ruby Rose was sweeter mixed with cranberry juice, lime, passionfruit and grapefruit.
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Chicha venezolana:
The drink tasted similar to Horchata but there was rice in it which makes it is quite filling.
I loved it because you could taste roasted rice and there were grains of rice that had a good chew to it while the drink was not too sweet or creamy.
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I got the Empanadas which are like mini pies.
There are lots of fillings to choose from like beef, chicken etc but I chose the three cheese because I just love cheese and it was cheesy and satisfying.
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The Peruvian Ceviche is a MUST ORDER because it is mixed in tangy Tigers milk and the whole dish is just appetizing and moreish.

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Carne:
This was juicy skewers of beef sirloin in Bettel sauce on top of soft and silky baby potatoes tossed in a tangy chimichurri and aji limo sauce.
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Bandeja paisa:
The portion was quite big and good for sharing.
If you like chili con carne and refried beans, this is the dish for you because there is fried egg, a thick slice of crispy pork belly, complimented by the meat sauce and refried beans.
There was also avocado, arepas and a piece of fried plantain.
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PICADA:
29 Wyndham Street





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This restaurant has been here for years serving the best Arabic Halal food in Hong Kong.

I used to eat at Sham Fast Food which was owned by them before this restaurant popped up in 2004.

Went here for dinner because I haven't been here for years and nothing has changed except for the improved decor which gives it a stronger Middle Eastern appearance like Simurgh in London.
That guy who served me a few years ago was still there.
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Dinner portions are quite big.

Started with lentil soup which was starchy and creamy with a hint of cumin.
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Next was the silkiest hummous which I just wolfed down.
It is too good to be shared.
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Also had the mutabal and babbaganoush. The babbaganoush tasted sweet and sour while the mutabal was more savoury, both delicious with their fluffy pita bread.
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For mains had the Shawerma which was tasty chicken, lamb and beef.
All were nicely spiced.
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The mixed kebab paired with Arabic salad was grilled minced meat drizzled with tahini, again with cumin paired with refreshing salad and tasty Arabic rice.
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Finished with the Halawat Al Gibn which tasted like a chewy glutinous rice cheesecake that was not too sweet.
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https://www.facebook.com/OHFoodArabic/

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supersupergirl

The Spaghetti House at Wanchai is a good place for dinner during the weekdays because all the people working in that area have deserted the place.

There was a new summery Ocean Bounty menu launched for summer.
They even had sea cucumber on the menu paired with salad but I was immediately attracted to the squid ink ravioli filled with spinach and scallops that are made freshly everyday.
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It was a very hot day so had the macchiato with haagan dazs vanilla icecream topped with a square cube of frozen red bean puree recommended by the manager.
Definitely a photogenic drink with a strong matcha bitterness complimented by the red beans at the bottom.
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The other drink Strawberry wonderland was just simply stunning with the sexy red strawberry floating on ice.
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Started with the creamy asparagus soup with scallops which is a good pairing of asparagus and scallops because both are delicate in flavour.
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The garlic bread was perfectly toasted and buttered, it was crispy with a slight soft centre saturated with garlic butter.
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The mussels came in a rich tomato sauce which made every mussel tasty while the sauce was great for dipping the garlic bread.
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Now to the star of the show, the squid ink ravioli filled with spinach and scallops were big while the ravioli pasta was soft and hung the lobster sauce well. 
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www.thespaghettihouse.com

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supersupergirl

Rustico, helmed by chef Carlos Salvador Asensio is celebrating its 3rd Anniversary with a range of world class dining experiences.
“Taste of Moments” Menu HK$880 available from 12 – 14th July are highlights from Barcelona.

Here was what we had:

Gilt ceviche and tiger's milk, a refreshing start.

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Coca “Vendimia” which was Whole Wheat Bread Topped with Garlic, Parmesan and Pine Nut Gelatine, and Dried Fruits', quite complex is taste when you burst the bubble in your mouth.
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The Dried Fruits' seed Sticks with Japanese Miso was a fun teaser.
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The “Ajo Blanco” Garlic-Hazelnut white Soup, Smoked Eel, figs was unique because you can really taste hazelnuts but there was a cheesy twist in taste.
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The Manzanilla wine marinated raw Tiger Prawn served with Cherrie gelatine, mustard and Black Olive paste was too beautiful to eat.
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I am personally not fond of sea cucumber because in Hong Kong, it is not the way how I like it but the Spanish sea Cucumber was fantastic because it was served on Potato puree with fresh Zucchini, Parsley-Pesto which tastes so much better.
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The French Seabass, fresh lettuce, raisins and cashew nuts, Mango and Japanese curry Sauce was lovely with the touch of curry in the gravy.
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For mains, I had the Stewed beef cheek served with red fruit and Daikon ravioli which was soft and gelatinous while the Daikon ravioli balanced the heaviness of the beef.
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Dessert was Lemon cream topped with Curry foam and lemon sherbet, crispy coconut and crumble.20170626_152810.jpg

[RUSTICO]
D2 Place
Lai Chi Kok


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After dining at Eaton a few weeks ago, decided to come back for the buffet because they have launched some new items for summer.
The buffet starts from 6 to 9:30 and it was nice of them to let you get seated before 6 and all staff had sincere smiles and service.
I thought it was a good deal for HK$478 per person because other places that serve oysters and seafood are around $600-700 per person.

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As soon as I arrived, the place was impressive, it was like a green house with a high viewing ceiling and a birdcage with a crystal chandelier inside with bullet lifts going up and down.
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You could also smell a lovely aroma from the Movenpick cart which offers so many different icecreams and toppings.
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The buffet selection was really good, I like the cured salmon in beetroot and the other ginger one.

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There were mussels as well:
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The crispy soft shell crabs were paired nicely with salad.
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In the Chinese crab selection, they had fried crab with glass vermicelli which was so tasty because it had absorbed the flavours of the crab.
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Finished with a sweet ending of icecream and desserts.
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[Metro Buffet & Grill]
380 Nathan Road


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As well as food,  tea is another big thing for me, be it Chinese leaf tea or English tea.
For some people coffee is their start to the day whereas its tea for me.
Since Shortbread Teas closed down,  there hasn't really been another proper tea house.
Flamingo Bloom is totally different, I first noticed it when there was an eye-catching  lovely pink front backdrop covering the entrance.

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There are four main tea blends with Jasmine tips green being the signature,  Highland oolong,  Honey orchid black and Chrysanthemum Pu'er.
They serve these teas for only $19, but why not go for the fancy crafted tea when you can have it with fruit, boba pearls, latte and even topped with a salted milk cap.
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The tea that I had was just my style because all I could think of was Wimbledon and Cream teas.
It was SMASHED STRAWBERRIES JASMINE TIPS GREEN WITH A SALTED MILK CAP.
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The taste was exactly like drinking fresh strawberries with thick cream just like strawberries and cream during Wimbledon Tennis season.
The name couldn't coincide better with Tennis because a Smash hit is where you hit the ball with an overhead smash.
Important tip:  The salted milk cap is drunk without the straw so that when you drink it from the cup,  you end up with a mix of strawberry tea and the milk cap,  otherwise with a straw you just end up drinking the tea and the milk cap is left floating on top.
Also tried the other teas which were as good as my expectation, basically a tea with a decent natural taste since they are brewed with tea leaves.
The decor and logo revolves around flamingoes so expect bright colours with a summery splash,  something that will put you in a positive energetic mood all year round.
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Grand opening on July 2nd (Sun) 2017, they are giving away mini Flamingo floats with any drinks purchased between July 2 to 4 from 8:00 am - 8:00 pm, while stocks last.
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Other drinks at Flamingo Bloom:
[Jasmine tips green with fresh fruits]
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[Honey orchid black with Boba and salted milk cap]
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[ Jasmine tips green with Salted milk cap]
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This is a brand that I can see popping up in London or New York because it has style and an image that can be readily accepted anywhere.

[Flamingo Bloom]
50 Stanley Street,
World Trust Tower,
Central, Hong Kong



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To get decent boat noodles in Hong Kong, you have to trek into Kowloon City where most of the Thai joints are, but saying that the food can be disappointing because quite a lot of it is localized.
There is new joint in TST for boat noodles helmed by a Thai Chef and the menu and noodles are amazing.

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The menu is simple and offers boat noodles, Yentafo in soup or soupless and Tomyumkung in soup or soupless with a choice of the usual rice noodles, Cambodian noodles, flat rice noodles etc.
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I tried the Yentafo and boat noodles.
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YenTaFo:
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Strangely not many Thai places serve Yentafo but it basically contains my favourite fermented red beancurd and chili in the broth.
The soup was tangy and had a strong red beancurd taste followed by a slight chili kick.
Rice vermicelli is the best noodle for this because it absorbs the soup.
It is topped with meatballs, fishballs, fishball slices which were surprisingly delicious and there is also a fish skin dumpling included as well.
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Boat noodle:
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Had the beef boat noodle and the broth was strong.
It was topped with tasty beef and fragrant basil leaves.
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For snacks had the chicken skin and chicken drumettes.
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The chicken skin was a delicious guilty moreish snack because it was so crispy yet not oily.
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The chicken drumettes were well seasoned.
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I could taste yellow ginger.
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Definitely coming back again for more noodles or during the late supper section from 9-11pm because they serve smaller bowls for $12.
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泰麵膳 Boat Noodle
https://www.facebook.com/boatnoodlehk/


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In the midst of new buildings bordering Prince Edward and Shamshuipo lies this old Lui Sang Chun building built in 1931.

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They hold regular tours which I tried to apply but was unsuccessful due to it being cancelled.

Quoted from the LSC website:
"Lui Seng Chun is an old Chinese shop house (tong lau) originally owned by Mr. Lui Leung, a renowned businessman who moved to Hong Kong from Taishan county in Guangdong province. Designed and built by architect W.H. Bourne, the building was completed in 1931 with a total gross floor area of 600 square metres. Typical of all tong laus at the time, the ground floor of the four-storey building was used as shops while the upper floors were used as dwellings.

Since the 1960s, the Lui family began to move out of the building as the family continued to grow in size. The building became vacant in the 1970s. In 2000, the Antiquities Advisory Board designated Lui Seng Chun a Grade I historic building. With the vision of preserving the building and to contribute to society, the Lui family decided to donate the building to the Government in the same year.

The Lui Seng Chun building was included in Batch I of the "Revitalising Historic Buildings Through Partnership Scheme" initiated by the Government in 2008 and, after a bidding process, Hong Kong Baptist University was selected to conserve the building and convert it into a Chinese medicine healthcare centre. The revitalisation work was completed in early 2012 and the clinic, Hong Kong Baptist University School of Chinese Medicine – Lui Seng Chun, commenced operations in April 2012."

Anyway, they serve herbal teas on the ground floor so decided to get the tea for fun which was unsweetened but not too bitter.
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There were four different teas so it depends on how you feel but the lady there should be experienced enough to identify your symptoms and serve you the appropriate tea.

For more information and tour applications:
http://scm.hkbu.edu.hk/lsc/en/index.html
Lui Seng Chun (雷生春) 
Grade I Historic Building,
119 Lai Chi Kok Road, in Mong Kok, Hong Kong.


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I was walking to Yau Ma Tei in the sweltering heat when I noticed this bright blue shop so took a look.
It was out of place but stood out because of the bold design and fonts.

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The name of the joint cooled me down slightly.
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When I got nearer, I realized it was a sandwich joint and they had some homemade icecreams.
As it was stifling hot, I decided to get the avocado icecream since it was a rare flavour.
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It was a bit icy but perfect on a hot day with a nice avocado flavour and real bits of avocado it it.
Snow Sandwich:
https://www.facebook.com/snowsandwich
G/F, Cheong Lok Street, Pak Lok Mansions, 322-326 Nathan Road, Jordan



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Hotel Jen is located near Hong Kong university so it used to be an effort to go but now the MTR has made it much more accessible.

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Since the last dinner, there were so many new items on the menu like durian puddings with a choice of D24 and Musang.
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Started with drinks: Michael Jackson and Chin Chow.
They both have herbal jelly but Michael Jackson is mixed with soy milk and the syrup is served separately which is brilliant.
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Here was the food that we had:
Assorted satays with ricecakes:
Tender grilled meats which have a very sweet taste paired with peanut sauce.
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For noodles we had the Penang assam Laksa and Ipoh Bee Thai Bak.
The Penang assam Laksa was my favourite because it was strong and tangy with a hint of spiciness.
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The Ipoh Bee Thai Bak has short strands of noodles which are similar to Chinese pin noodles and the broth was not spicy.
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For the mains, we had the Grilled stingray which was moist and silky.
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Finished with Fried beansprouts/beanshoots with salted fish which was another comforting dish because it tastes like choysuey.
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The dessert choices were captivating so we had the Abok Abok, D24 durian pudding, Musang durian pudding and coconut jelly.
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If you like durian then these puddings are a must but personally I prefer D24 as a dessert because the Musang pudding can get quite heavy especially if you didn't leave room for dessert.
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Cafe Malacca:
Level 2, Hotel Jen Hong Kong, 508 Queen's Road West, Western District
Tel: +852 2213 6613

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The Lighthouse is helmed by Chef Olivier Bellin, born and raised in Brittany.
Brittany is a coastal French town and The Lighthouse showcases the best from the sea just as you would find in Brittany.


From decor to the view, it felt like dining by the sea with the fishing nets and seashells.
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I liked the menu because it was evidently authentic French especially the dessert because they have the floating island, grand profiterole and mille feuille.
On the menu, there was seafood from Brittany and lobster parmentier which was expected.

Started with the seafood platter:
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It was definitely the star of the show because when it came, there was a familiar smell from the sea mongers and seafood stalls by the beaches.
My favourites had to be the brown shrimps which are eaten with bread and butter.
The little black sea snails were difficult pick them out but they reminded me of some shellfish I had as a kid.
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Next was the langoustine which was presented like they were flying.
They were sweet and there was familiar salty taste from the sea which was good.
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Fish soup:
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The fish soup was thick and rich.
It was so strong that it tasted a bit like crab paste.
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Lobster parmentier:
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The lobster parmentier was another heavy dish that is best shared and the mashed potato in the middle was divine.
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mussels bouchot:
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The mussels were fresh and springy and the bread was perfect for soaking the sauce.

We finished with three stunning desserts. My favourite was the mille feuille because it was very similar to the cream slices we get in UK while the Rum baba was extremely strong in alcohol because the guy was very generous and put quite a fair bit in it!
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Mille feuille:
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THE LIGHTHOUSE:
Location Shop 303,  Lobby A, 3/F, The Pulse, 28 Beach Rd, Repulse Bay, Hong Kong
Opening Hours Mon, Tues Closed, Wed to Fri 12:00 - 15:30, Sat, Sun, and Public Holiday 11:30-17:30
Contact +852 2889 5939, LIGHTHOUSE@LECOMPTOIR.HK


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It is really difficult to find affordable and delicious pastas in Hong Kong.
Extra Virgin has finally answered my prayers after Pasta Mio closed in Central.

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The menu is diverse so it caters for Hong Kongers.
I felt that the drinks selection could have been better because they only served Hong Kong style tea in those thick rimmed cups and lacked Western teas.
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The Italian choices were clearly the picks for me.
It had almost everything I wanted except Lasagne so I made quite a few visits to try them.
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Here was what I had: Spaghetti aglio de olio, spaghetti pomodoro e basilico, fettucine bolognese and the Feta cheese pizza.
Everything was cooked to order.
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spaghetti pomodoro e basilico:
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Perfect pasta with fragrant basil and rich tomato sauce.
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fettucine bolognese:
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This was al dente fettucine in a lovely meat sauce loaded with lots of minced meat.
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Feta cheese pizza:
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The pizza was impressive because the cheese was just melted to how I like it while the base was thin and crispy.
It would be great if they used tomatoes instead of cherry tomatoes because they were clumsy and kept falling off the pizza.
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Spaghetti aglio de olio:
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Unfortunately, this was boring and tasteless, perhaps the Vongole might be a better choice.
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Will definitely come again for the ravioli and hope that they will add lasagne to the menu.


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Discovered this fantastic joint because I was checking out a restaurant nearby.

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Basically they serve hummus and falafel which are both my favourites.
This place is called Falafel TLV so you can tell it is from Israel because of TLV ie Tel Aviv.
The menu was quite simple and they even serve desserts and drinks.
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Anyway, the hummus and the falafel are a must so I had the Hummus Tahini and falafel.
The hummus are made with fine Bulgarian chick peas.
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Hummus Tahini:
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It was so comforting to see this huge dish of hummus because it is just how it is served in London.
The taste and texture was really creamy perfect with their soft fluffy pita bread.
The portion of hummus was generous that second orders of pita bread were needed.
It was good for sharing and sufficient to dip three pita breads.
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The falafel was uniform in size and they were nice and crispy. The oil is changed daily which guarantees the quality.
Each bite was delicious and had a lovely smell of cumin.
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On the table, the mango sauce was addictive because it was really refreshing yet strong that it goes with anything.
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They also sell condiments imported from Israel and they even have my favourite Zaatar!!
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For drinks it was either Lemon and mint of Banana tamar which is milk, banana and dates.
I went for the banana tamar which was quite palatable.
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Finished with the Malabee which is a rich pudding made of cream milk, rose syrup topped with coconut and crushed peanuts.
It was similar to a milk pudding but the creaminess was stronger and it has a curd like texture.
[My Malabee didn't contain the rose syrup because I requested it without]
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Restaurant: FalafelTLV
Facebook: FalafelTLV





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My dad was in HK so decided to get him a cute decorated suckling pig from Good BBQ which is something that you probably won't find in the UK decorated like this.

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It was delivered on time and the design was a lovely surprise because it was for Father's day and I left the design over to them.
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The eyes flash.
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The tie had two sides to it.
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After chopping it up, it was enough for the eight of us and the sauces were hidden beneath the pig.
The suckling pig was crispy and the meat was tender and well seasoned that it didn't really need the sauces.
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video of the suckling pig:

GOODBBQ:
https://www.facebook.com/GOODBBQ.HK



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As an Indian food lover, this has been on my list to try when I heard about it.They serve curry, rolls and a good variety of vegetarian and sugar free desserts.
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There was a vegetarian roll I had to try and this is the only place that serves it.
To my knowledge not many places serve Bhurji and this one is completely vegetarian while the one in Central serves egg bhurji.
I had the paneer bhurji roll which is basically filled with cottage cheese in aromatic spices and the texture is like scrambled eggs.
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You will also find bits of red and green bell peppers as well.
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I wish they had paneer bhurji rice because that would be more filling.
Anyway, my friend had the chicken biryani box.

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For dessert I had the rice pudding which was really dreamy and I loved the texture as it was fluffy loaded with some nuts and dates.
I liked the way it was not cloyingly sweet as compared to other Indian desserts and it is sugar free sweetened with dates which makes it super healthy.
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