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I thought it was a joke when my friend told me there was a Tobasco burger at McDonalds.
Went to my nearest McDonalds and it was true, not only was there a burger but there was softserve with spicy fudge sauce and shake shake fries with spicy seasoning Tabasco sauce.

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Onion ring angus:
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Softserve with spicy fudge sauce:
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I decided to try the Fries with spicy seasoning:
It was very spicy as expected but I liked it because it was punchy and the spiciness wasn't long lasting.
The only let down was that the fries were overdone, hard and dry otherwise it would have tasted much nicer.
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The broths and ingredients always surprise me at 鍋居火鍋專門店.
The first time I came here, we had the sweetest young coconut water broth, on the second visit I had some really good crispy chicken wings.
On this third visit, I tried the crocodile maca broth which has crocodile meat, sea coconuts in it as well as nourishing MACA mushrooms.

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As I like trying new things, I tried the crocodile meat which is like tough chewy chicken but nice.
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For seafood, we had Scottish razor clams and huge clams which I thought were going to be chewy.
It is really good that their staff did the clams for us because they were perfectly springy and sweet and they know how long it should take.
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Good beef and meatballs are a must with any hotpots which are all available here!!
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Last but not least, I loved the Kuruma prawn sashimi.
The prawn meat was sweet and succulent that it didn't need the soy sauce or wasabi.
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Other delicious broth bases if you are not as adventurous as me!!

++Golden Canadian crab broth++:
Very appetizing and sweet because of the pumpkin, tomatoes and fresh clams.
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++Forever young hotpot++:
Loaded with lots of anti aging and anti oxidant fungas, while the other ingredients help to nourish your brain and lower blood sugars!!

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鍋居火鍋專門店:
https://www.facebook.com/WGhotpot/



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Kee Wah Bakery is a chain of bakery stores in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the United States, founded in Hong Kong in 1938 by Wong Yip Wing (1911–1999), they are well known in Hong Kong and overseas Chinese communities for their traditional Chinese pastries and delicacies.

It is also famous in the UK because stores in Chinatown would import some and people from HK would send them over. However, in the recent years people have been getting fed up with traditional mooncakes due to health reasons and family sizes are as not big as before.

The traditional sized mooncakes would last you for days because they are quite sickly and during the mooncake season, there are so much mooncakes about that when you share it with people, the chances are that they have already had some.

Before the festival, many bakeries start selling mooncakes which attracts people to buy new and specials flavours for themselves, then nearer the festival, people will start buying mooncakes for others.

Anyway, there are so many varieties at Kee Wah, ranging from traditional to modern ones that there is a mooncake for everyone.
Thank you Kee Wah Bakery for all these mooncakes.

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This year they have a mix of East and the West with modern mooncakes such as Cheese custard mooncake, HK tea custard and Coffee egg custard mooncakes!!
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The crossover with Ocean Park this year is a really good design because the box turns into a functioning LED lantern that is safe and fun for kids.
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mini white lotus with yolk:
This was smooth sweet lotus paste with savoury egg yolk and sweet pastry.
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mini red beans and egg yolk:
The taste of red beans and egg yolk was interesting.
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Inside the cute panda tin was chocolate custard mooncakes and egg custard moocakes.
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Mini chocolate custard mooncakes:
The chocolate and custard was really nice with a strong chocolate taste and hints of custard.
Mini egg custard mooncakes:
The custard was good because it was rich but not too sweet.
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Nothing beats Tea mooncakes such as Earl Grey egg custard mooncake and Jasmine egg custard mooncakes because I love Earl grey tea!!!!
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https://keewah.com/en/products/mooncake



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CENTRESTAGE x COCO Fashion Matcha Afternoon Tea


Recently tried the Fashion Matcha afternoon tea at COCO to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the MIRA DINING GROUP.
I admit that I haven't dined at MIRA DINING outlets for a while and I have missed so much, they have come up with some really mouth watering and unique items such the chocolate durian tart, pandan waffles and even chocolate mustard for their meat pairings.
Guests are greeted with a green tea ceremony to start with.
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The Matcha afternoon tea managed to impress me even though I am not mad about Matcha.
It was the Matcha that I liked because it wasn't grassy.
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Presented with this stylish tea set, I always start with the savouries, moving onto the scones and then the sweets.
The savouries and sweets were equally as good which was good.

Starting with the savouries there was: roasted capsicum cupcake with goat cheese topping, matcha cream cheese with spicy cajun shrimp toast, baccola (salty cod) rilettes with sesame, matcha soba noodle salad with sesame.
The savouries were all fantastic but the roasted capsicum cupcake with goat cheese topping was the most memorable because the savoury cupcake was really tasty and the velvety cheese topping was divine.
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Moving on to the Korean Matcha Cranberry Scone with homemade Orange Jam flavoured with Japanese Sudachi Lime, it was heavily dusted with Matcha powder that you can see my finger imprint after picking it up!!
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The pairing of refreshing orange jam was a match made in heaven because there was a lot of solid orange pieces in the jam and it wasn't bitter complemented with fluffy whipped cream.
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The Trendy Sweets comprised of: Taiwanese Matcha Elixir on Lamington & Yuzu, “Metallic Moonlight” Kyoto Uji Matcha infused in Vietnamese 40% White Chocolate Tart, Golden Wire Korean Matcha Latte Pudding by Executive Pastry Chef Jean-Marc Gaucher.
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Finished with the Fashion passion drink which was a concoction of passionfruit and green tea.
It had a great refreshing fizz with notes of passionfruit, but most importantly it was not too sweet.
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Available from 26 Aug – 30 Sep, 3pm – 6pm at COCO (G/F) on Mon – Fri & Sun,
and at WHISK (5/F) on Saturdays
HK$448 for 2 Guests with cosmic chocolate treat (26 Aug – 9 Sep)
HK$428 for 2 Guests (10 Sep – 30 Sep)
Subject to 10% service charge. Mira Plus Members enjoy 25% discount.
Booking enquiries: 2315 5566 or dining@themirahotel.com
http://www.themirahotel.com/centrestage-x-coco-fashion-matcha-afternoon-tea/


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Since the opening L'Eclair de Genie at Pacific Place and Prince’s Building in autumn 2015, there are now branches in Kwun Tong, Olympic and Tai Koo.
For Mid Autumn festival, they have launched two festive eclairs and limited edition Mid-Autumn festival mooncakes.

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The man himself Christophe Adam was in Hong Kong to showcase the new collection.
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No 286 Chestnut Umeboshi is filled with vanilla mascarpone cream and chestnuts from France, following a layer of umeboshi confit which gives it a salty kick to complement the chestnut.
It is garnished with a white chocolate golden rabbit, golden leaves and chestnut cream to give it that Autumn festive character.
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No 287 Red bean sesame is very buttery and a popular pick because it is infused with smooth red bean cream and sesame crisp garnished with a rabbit and lotus pattern on pink.
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La Lune Mooncake gift box are 4 colourful milk or dark chocolate shells filled with goodies.
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Two contain fruit jellies (lemon yuzu lemongrass, coconut pandan) and the other two are caramelized nuts (caramelized hazelnuts, almonds).
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The jellies which appear to be wrapped in plastic are 100% edible because the wrapping is just rice paper.
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Fruit jellies (pate de fruit) are a traditional French sweet treats that are made with natural fruit juice.

http://leclairdegenie.com.hk/81-mid-autumn-collection-2017


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Souffle pancakes are trending in Hong Kong, but my first souffle pancake was at K11 but unfortunately I was given an extra strand of hair and the taste was too buttery for my liking.

There is another popular one in MK called I love you Dessert Bar but the location is inconvenient, as well as that, there is a latecomer am.pm which does affordable souffle pancakes.

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Anyway, decided to try FLIPPER's because it is on the HK side and celebrities go there.
As usual I was taking pictures of the menu when I noticed this girl sitting opposite behaving really weirdly, she was literally looking down, using her hair to hide her face like she had some weird problem which makes you notice her even more.
It turns out that she was Chrissie Chow 周秀娜!!

There wasn't a queue that day and it wasn't busy as expected.

Compared to all the other places, this one is the priciest but you get decent cream.

Decided to get the melon because I like melon and it does not have syrup like the strawberry and banana versions.
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It turned out to be really good because there was no buttery taste and it was light and fluffy, whereas other places, the texture is just like foam and it disappears into nothing.
The best part is the cream because it is thick creamy cream and the melon was super sweet as well.
I was reminded by the staff not to use a knife to cut the souffle pancake as it ruins it.
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FLIPPERS: i.t blue block  
Address: 6/F Hysan Place, 500 Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay
Hours: 10AM–10:30PM
Phone: 2367 2133

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Since my last visit, there are new dishes again.


This time, it is chicken wings, who doesn't love chicken wings!
I loved the crispy coating with a complex taste because there are so many spices according to the chef.
At first I could taste cinnamon then I could taste the cajun so the sauce was not really needed.
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But in the end I tried the sauce anyway and it became really addictive because it was very hot and made the food appetizing.
The Mexican Truffle Salad (Huitlacoche) is also my favourite because it has lots of mushrooms which make it taste earthy and it is totally vegetarian.
Huitlacoche is very interesting because it is related to corn as it is a fungus that infects corn and causes it to swell yet it is a delicacy that you can eat!!! Hence the name Mexican Truffle.
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For meat lovers, there was the Carnitas Taco with Blue Corn Tortilla. I was really lucky that day because the Tortilla is made from blue corn which was brought to HK by one of the Chefs friend.
Other than the colour, it is very filling with shredded pork and the sauce from the chicken wings complement it nicely.
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Finished with the Pumpkin cheesecake mousse which will really surprise you because there is a good ratio of fresh pumpkin in it.
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But then all their desserts are good like the sweetcorn icecream which has real sweetcorn in it.
For drinks, had the cooling Watermelon Mojito, Pin Colada and I had my favourite Horchata which is rice based drink with cinnamon.
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It is really good to see them grow from a small joint in Quarry Bay to this cool restaurant in Wanchai!
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Verde Mar:
https://www.facebook.com/verdemarhk/

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Tsuru in Central is dedicated to Japanese-style cocktails, prepared by Japanese mixologist Katsuhisa Hirakawa.


Cocktails at Tsuru are made with a number of alcoholic beverages imported from Japan, including sake, vermouth, spirit, gin, liqueur and whiskey as well as other ingredients, such as Japanese citrus fruits, Sudachi and Hyuganatsu, to bring upon the original Japanese aroma. In addition to the massive cocktail selection, Japanese snacks, skewers and main dishes are served at Tsuru to deliver customers a relaxing Japanese drinking and dining experience.
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Celebrating the arrival of the summer season, customers will be delighted by the brand new seasonal Japanese cocktails and sangrias available from now until 30th October. Revolving around 3 distinct themes – “ELEGANT”, “SHARING” and “PLAYFUL”, the 3 different levels of experiences to enjoy the new cocktails and sangrias should not be missed!

Japanese Wine Sangria ($430/500ml, portion for 2-3 persons)
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Fish-shaped soy sauce bottle has been one of the quintessential items when enjoying sushi all around the world. As a tribute to the iconic bottle, this Japanese wine sangria is a concoction of Japanese red wine, Zuisen Red Tea Liqueur and Japanese citrus fruits- Sudachi imported from Japan and the Miyazaki Prefecture special Hyuganatsu. This sangria comes with a playful twist as it is served in a super-sized fish-shaped bottle.
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Sakura Mojito ($120):
Unlike the usual preparation of mojito, where it is mixed with syrup, the Sakura Mojito at Tsuru uses sugar Shōchū (SHIMAnoNAPOLEON) from Amami Ōshima as a substitute. The mojito is then added with Dover Sakura Liqueur and further upgraded with Japanese citrus fruits - Sudachi imported from Japan and the Miyazaki Prefecture special Hyuganatsu. Garnished with Japanese edible sakura flowers, the sensational drink is modified with a hint of the quaintness and elegance of Japanese culture.

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WA Negroni ($130):
Vermouth and gin are traditionally the two main ingredients of Negroni. WA Negroni at Tsuru, however, is a mixture of Campari and a vermouth made with a Japanese gin (Wa Bi Gi) and the Asahi Yama Senjuhai Sake from Niigata.
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Shiso Mariage ($120):
Made with the Asahi Yama Senjuhai Sake from Niigata, Dover Shiso Liqueur, cranberry juice and fresh lemon juice, the Shiso Mariage cocktail spots a classy shade of red with a refreshing sweetness.

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Cocktail Information above provided by PRelations Group Restaurant PR Agency
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Japanese Cocktail Bar Tsuru Address: G/F, Parekh House, 63 Wyndham Street, Central
Tel: 2523 9968 Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday, 5:00pm to 4:00am




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With origins from Madrid, Spain, ARTĒ Madrid was founded by a craftsman specializing in the creation of jewelleries for the affluent. 
ARTĒ Madrid, considered as one of the leaders in the fashion jewellery industry, operates near 70 shops in Europe, Greater China and other parts of Asia with more to come very soon.

The Mesmeric Myth Afternoon Tea Set at Supergiant Tapas & Cocktail Bar is the perfect collaboration of Mira Moon collaborates and ARTĒ Madrid.

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ARTĒ Madrid’s Ocean Miracle Collection inspired afternoon tea has been portrayed with The Ocean Cupcake with chocolate fudge cake, delicate Carrot Cake Pop coated with baby blue chocolate and macarons served in a jewellery box.
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The savouries are flawless with my favourite silky ham croquette while the smoked salmon has a sweet touch of honey and truffle!
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The scones are crumbly and soft paired with cream and a rather tropical mango and paprika jam.
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The Ocean cupcake is the star of the show being moist and rich.
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The afternoon tea is available between Friday and Sunday from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM, priced at HK$348 for two persons. Every two guests will receive a complimentary ARTĒ Madrid signature Deseo Tote Bag (valued at HK$150) and HK$300 cash voucher during the promotion period upon patronage.

http://www.miramoonhotel.com/the-mesmeric-myth-afternoon-tea/


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PC celebrates their silver jubilee this year by collaborating with Vitasoy, a local brand that all Hong Kongers know.  Hence there are a collection of Vitasoy-inspired coffee drinks and food as well as a limited edition co-branded glass mug.

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The Black Soya Panna Cotta with Quinoa & Chia Seed is served in this cute little mug jar with a lid so I had to get it. It was so silky and delicious with a rich bean taste and it comes with a matching wooden spoon.
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For drinks, had the ​Iced Vitasoy Soyabean Milk Latte which is Vitasoy Soyabean Milk mixed with their signature 18/25 Altura coffee, with black sugar jelly added to the bottom and crispy whole oat sprinkled on top.  The taste is smooth with a crispy twist yet it was quite delightfully bittersweet.
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https://www.pacificcoffee25th.com/
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As a fan of Nissin noodles, I had to check out the Nissin ramen popup at LOF10 in Causeway Bay where they have decorated the place like a ramen joint with ramen bowls and Nissin figures.


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On the menu special, there are four sets to choose from ranging from $88-$108, all including a noodle, dessert and drink.
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For me, it is super difficult to decide which one to get but in the end I narrowed it down to the two.
It was either the soup or the one with luncheon meat so I settled for the soup one because of the okra.
The ramen turned out really good because the softness was just right and the broth was good with a poached egg which makes the broth even richer.
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For dessert, there was the bubble eggette topped with syrup and rose petals.
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Finished with a satisfying latte.
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Summer is here and I was invited to try DALLOYAU's new summer ice cream selection.

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There are three new colourful flavours: Rose, Raspberry and tropical Peach & Mango.
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Tried all three and personally I like the raspberry because it is sweet and fresh tasting like Yoplait's raspberry yoghurt.
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The rose was really fragrant so it all depends if you like rose while the peach and mango I found quite sweet.
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Other sweet treats such as Macarons, strawberry mousse cake and the raspberry opera.

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Born and raised in a UK seaside town, I am used to fresh seafood and not so far from home is Brittany another seaside town where they have quality seafood as well.

At EPURE,  Executive Chef Nicolas Boutin brings you the best experience with blue lobsters from Brittany until the end of this month with the THEMATIC dinner.


I was really impressed with this dinner because every course was uniformly sumptuous and the blue lobster was delicately sweet and springy.

Began with the chilled soup and amuse bouche. The petit pois tarts were divine because they just pop in your mouth with sweetness and it is so difficult to get fresh peas in HK.
Peas are a must in French food!
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The chilled soup was amazing because the tiny mussels at the bottom were sweet and fresh while the mussel foam on top smoothed it out contrasted by the refreshing vegetable jelly.
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The first of the lobster course was the Blue Lobster with Heirloom Carrot, Baby Artichoke and Elderberry Vinaigrette. The fruity, sweet elderberry vinaigrette made a perfect pairing with lobster.
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Next was the Blue Lobster with Shellfish Consommé, Petit Pois and Celery. The consomme was rich and strong owing to the lobster tomalley mousse contrasted by the sweet green peas and crisp celery.
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The third course was a bit like surf and turf wtih Blue Lobster, Blonde d’Aquitaine Beef, Spring Onion, ‘Grenaille’ Potato Tarragon and Red Wine Sauce. As well as the lobster, the potatoes were also fluffy and tasty.
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For desserts, the choice was hard because there was the Seasonal & Essential Artisan Cheese Selection or the Mille-Feuille because both are good! The Caramelised Mille-Feuille is prepared by your table with fresh strawberries, lime zest and Chantilly cream.
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The cheese platter is wonderful but the Caramelised Mille-Feuille is definitely recommended because it is visually stunning with all those layers and it is such an experience when you eat it.
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[EPURE]
Address: Shop 403, Ocean Centre, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui
Phone:3185 8338

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I didn't know what to expect here but I am always trying out SingMalay foods.
When I arrived, it just instantly looked like Pret x mangxr with soups, noodles, wraps, salads, desserts etc but Asian flavours like Rendang beef, Vietnamese salad etc.

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HAWKR:
36 Hoi Kwong Street,
Quarry Bay
https://www.facebook.com/hawkrhk/


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Discovered V-Care Asia at the food expo 2017 press conference.
This brand is quite famous because I remember seeing it a few years ago at various shops.

Tried all health drinks and here is what I thought.

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Si Wu Tang Four Herbs soup.
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Health benefits claims:
Reduces symptoms of menopause, reduces menstrual cramps, improves blood circulation, improves skin complexity for rosy skin.
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Si Wu Tang Four Herbs Drink:
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Basically you make this drink by putting the herbs bag into the cup and adding hot water and letting it infuse for 7 minutes or longer for a stronger taste.
The colour of the drink was quite dark and the smell of Dongwai was strong.
As for the taste it was really nice, personally I liked it strong so I left it for 8 minutes and there is a hint of sweetness which is good.

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The Si Wu Tang Four Herbs Drink can be bought from CR Care, Apita, UNY, Piago, Yata, AEON, Health Plus and Sasa.

The soup comes in a box of 10 sachets with the herbs contained in a filter bag.
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Vegetable Soup.
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Health benefits claims:
Reduces blood pressure, detoxifies the body and reduces acidic urine, detoxifies blood, strengthens body cells and improves the functions of vital organs, improves immunity and slows the ageing process.
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Vegetable soup:
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The soup was clear with a caramel coloured tone.
Basically it had a strong taste of Chinese mushrooms and a hint of sweetness.
The soups come in a sachets which are convenient because you just add 250ml of hot water and it ready to drink.
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Green juice:

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Health benefits claimed by this product:
Detoxifies the body, antioxidant properties, slimming properties, helps constipation.
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The soups come in a sachets which are convenient because you just add 200ml of cold water and it ready to drink after stirring it.
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The soup was green.
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Basically it had a strong taste mint with a hint of sweetness which is good for people who do like not the taste of raw vegetables.
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Barley leaf, Wheat grass, spinach, carrot, angelica keiskei, broccoli, coriander, celery, pepper, perilla, basil, corchorus aestuans, medlar, kiwi fruit, apple, strawberry, lemon, ginger, coriander, parsley, cumin, rosemary, mint, linseed, pumpkin seed, walnut, soy lecithin, bee pollen, chlorella, fiber powder and fructose.
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As well as these health drinks they also have Guava and Mulberry leaf tea, Golden red root tea and Burdock and Red date tea.
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The cruffin which is a pastry hybrid of a croissant and a muffin was only previously available at posh bakeries in London and some other countries.
It is meant to be crisp and flaky like a croissant and soft doughy like a muffin on the inside. You can get it at Marks and Sparks as well as this Japanese inspired Chinese bakery A1 group but their version is weird as it is covered in icing.

At Marks and Sparks, there are three different flavours – chocolate and hazelnut, Seville orange and strawberry and Marc de champagne, at £1.50 in the UK and $25 in Hong Kong.

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I was a bit disappointed because it was not doughy and soft in the middle and it was just a croissant all the way through but shaped like a muffin.
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Never the less, both the Strawberry and orange flavours were good because jam and croissants always go together.
The chocolate was a bit rich and tasted like a pain du chocolat filled with nutella paste.


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I love cheese so when McDonalds came out with this Quattro Cheeseburger with 4 slices I had to get it.

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The burger was a little different from the product picture and would have tasted better if they arranged it like the picture with cheese slices in between the beef instead of 2 cheese slices on the bottom and top of the burger.
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Anyway, requested for extra ketchup, onions and mustard because it just tastes so much better with more sauce.
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It was definitely delicious with the extra cheese and sauce especially the white cheese as it is tastier.
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Fell victim to what I thought was a new burger but then discovered I had already had it before in 2014.

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I felt that the burger tasted like chicken satay and the crispy coating was exactly the same as the coating that you find in Singaporean style cereal prawns.
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The bun was much better and the strong tasting romaine lettuce had more flavour along with the cucumber that it complemented the chicken patty nicely.
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It is basically an improved version of the The Samba burger served in June 2014 because they have replaced lettuce with tasty Romaine lettuce.
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The Samba burger in June 2014:
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Video of the Va-Va Vatapa chicken burger:


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The annual HKTDC food expo is coming!
From 17th-21st August 2017, there will be nearly 1,400 local and international exhibitors.
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http://m.hktdc.com/fair/hkfoodexpo-en/s/2002-General_Information/HKTDC-Food-Expo/Fair-Details.html
There will be various of Chefs and Celebrity chefs at the event.
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Here are some exciting highlights that will be available:

ZOMRAMEN Blue noodles:
The noodles and soup powder are blue!
Best snack for blue Mondays!

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As autumn festival is approaching fast, there are so many mooncake options!
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Showcase from Kee Wah bakery:
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Modern fillings such as HK style milk tea, coffee and cheese in a soft butter pastry casing.
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The lantern comes with a working battery operated light hence safe for children.
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Maxims:
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Wing Wah bakery:
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Maxims:

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On the topic of mooncakes, I was biased towards the Pandan mooncake because I like pandan and this one is made with traditional pastry.
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The other Durian mooncake they had was also good because it had real Musang durian in it.
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Funnily enough, they had cheese too at that stall and the Caciotta was damn good because its texture and taste is similar to Halloumi and the size of that cheese was big too~

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Cute cat marshmallows:
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Healthy drinks:
Instant yoghurt by yoghurt train.
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If you are feeling hungry, there are Taiwanese noodles by 程班長台灣美食 Cheng Ban-Jang Beef Noodle and this interesting crossover with Cheungchau fishballs topped with raclette cheese.

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Health products from the beauty n wellness expo:

LENNCARE TENS pain reliever:
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Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS or TNS) is the use of electric current produced by a device to stimulate the nerves for therapeutic purposes.
As well as TENS, they have Infra Red heat treatments.
A great gadget for soothing pain which is rechargeable by USB cable.
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As well as a restaurant foodie, I am addicted to cup noodles and instant noodles.
Came across these noodles by Taiwanese celebrity star ShuQi which are noodles tossed in sauce.
There are two flavours: Sichuan noodles or Scallion noodles.

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Tried both and they were fantastic because you get quality noodles that are served in restaurants and not unhealthy typical instant noodles.

They are too easy to cook, boil until the desired softness and toss the noodles with the sauce provided and they are ready to eat.
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Personally I preferred the scallion but the Sichuan one is quite spicy yet fragrant.
It is good how the chili seasoning is in a separate sachet.
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These noodles are available at:
http://www.kikifg.com.hk

#ateliervivandahk #waterjuicery #taiwanesenoodles #foodshare #ssgnoodles #ssginstantnoodles #台灣麵 #蔥油拌麵 #撈麵 #kikinoodles #kiki食品雜貨 #kiki蔥油拌麵 #kiki椒麻拌麵 #舒淇 #shuqi

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Buffets here has always been good but the last time I came was a few years ago.
I can't believe how much I have missed.
Currently it is the "summer beef feast buffet" where you get to try three different beefs as they will serve them in the buffet one after the other.


As well as beef, there was a good seafood, sashimi, sushi, noodle station, cheese selection, hams and more.
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On a healthy note, I liked the salad bar because they had Hydroponically grown vegetables and there was refreshing fruit detox water which is so much better than plain water.
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The drinks selection was good too with teas and coffees, fruit punches and free flow of cocktails!!
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The different beefs that night:
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Australian Wagyu beef:
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New Zealand roast beef:
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Korean thinly sliced beef with kimchi:
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The buffet is definitely worth the money because I was amazed at the rate they were serving the Chef's specials.
When you've just finished the first special dish,  the staff are already ringing the bells that there is a new surprise where you queue to get it.
The seafood tower was one of them and at the bottom there was delicious congee!~
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Robatayaki grill:
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I had to leave room for dessert because there were so much choices as well including the famous Movenpick icecreams, durian cheesecake, marble cheesecake and my favourite freshly made pancakes with a brilliant choice of fillings including cherries!!!
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What made dessert special was the Saturn peach because I have never tried it before and it was so sweet bursting with juices!
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Finished off the lovely buffet with my favourite Jasmine tea from the drinks selection.

Definitely will return and look forward to their creative creations as always :)

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[Garden Cafe]
https://www.sino-hotels.com/hk/city-garden/en/offers/summer_promotion_2017/

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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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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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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.

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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.


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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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