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supersupergirl

Wake up to a good brunch with live music and seafood at ALIBI - Wine dine be social, CORDIS in Hong Kong.

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There are plenty of freshly shucked Pacific rock oysters, poached prawns, New Zealand mussels, scallops and Canadian snow crab for those who love seafood.
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On the Western selections, there are cold cuts, cheese, Raclette cheese, Live egg station and more.
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Hot dishes include paella, slow roasted suckling pig, vegetable gratin and grilled prawns.
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There was free flow of fruit juices, meji yoghurts and sweet treats:
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Now to the food, I loved the scrambled eggs because you get to choose the ingredients and the Raclette cheese is always my favourite.
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For mains, there is a choice of Wagyu beef, Lobster thermidor and lamb so we had different mains.
I thought lamb and beef were the best.
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Finished with a Citrus flavoured souffle and Belgian waffle.
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Cordis Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/cordishk

Alibi - Wine Dine Be Social Sunday Brunch video:
https://www.facebook.com/cordishk/videos/1566848423355922/


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I discovered this restaurant because I was in the area and I had to make a special trip here because the location is not exactly convenient.
I got the MTR to Homantin station thinking it was close but I was wrong.
Whampoa might be a better stop but you still have to walk.

At Sharmaji, they serve North and South Indian vegetarian food at affordable prices.

There were so many things I wanted to eat but in the end I went for the Noodles, Vegetable cutlet, Palak tikki and Pau bazi.

The vegetable cutlet and palak tikki were good but a bit too dry for my liking but it was good you can order by piece to try them out.

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The Pau Bazi was buns with some curry and dips to complement it. It didn't look spicy but it was extremely spicy and you can taste more spices in this than other restaurants.
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The fried noodles were a bit too soft but again super spicy.
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Other dishes that I hope to try on my next visit if I am in the area.
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 The bill amounted to HK$123 so it wasn't that expensive.
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Eggettes, Egglettes, Eggpuffs, EggWaffles these are all the same thing.
A waffle with connected semi spheres that is a popular street snack in Hong Kong that costs around $18-$50.

At Lee Gardens, they have held an eggette fair with many popular eggette stalls in one place.

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Most of the eggettes cost $30 each which makes it easy when buying cash tokens as they comes in bases of $30.
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There is a list of stalls with the eggettes they are offering.
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There were some interesting flavours such as Takoyaki style from Fullhouse Egglet and Chocolate avocado from Mammy Pancake.
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In the end I got eggettes from Eggspectation because I love their eggettes.
All their eggettes are made from duck eggs which was the traditional recipe back in the 1950s.
I tried the pork floss and seaweed which was really delicious because it was not too sweet and the pork floss tasted surprisingly good in the eggette.
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I also tried the Lof10 style eggette which was topped with crispy parma ham.
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As I was in Tuen Mun for a photoshoot, I got some recommendations for food.
My friend recommended me this Temaki Sushi hand roll joint at Waldorf Shopping arcade.

I didn't have any expectations because hand rolls are just cold clumped sushi rice and the only exciting part is the first few bites because all the ingredients are on the top.
Secondly I find it messy eating hand rolls because the toppings and rice go everywhere after taking a bite.

Anyway, after the photo shoot I decided to check it out as I was really hungry and could do with some carbs.

It was a small joint beneath the busy mall yet they had so many hand rolls to choose from that it was hard for me to decide, so in the end I picked the hot items.
The interesting thing was that I saw a grandpa eating a roll so it must be good because elderly Chinese do not usually eat sushi as they consider it rather modern.

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[grilled flounder fish hand roll]
Began with the flame grilled flounder fish which was a good start because the rice was at room temperature and it wasn't clumped together but loosely held together yet firm.

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It was wrapped in paper so it was easy to eat AND I did not make a mess and the fish didn't drop out, the seaweed was fresh and crisp that it lets you get a clean bite without needing to tug it.
The fish itself was fresh and the oils infused with the rice nicely that I didn't need any seasoning.

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Next I had the cheesy roll with a prawn cutlet in the middle.
It was topped with egg and cheesy sauce.

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Normally I am not keen on Japanese egg because it is sweet but when you take a bite of this, all the flavours are fantastic because the sauce is tangy and then you get the warm crispy prawn in the middle and then you have the egg and cheese.

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The best thing is that the frying oil was fresh so it didn't kill the roll.
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The next roll I had was the hand roll with uni, scallops and salmon roe, basically all my wishes in one as if I was eating a hand rolled donburi!!!

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Again, all the ingredients were fresh especially my favourite popping salmon roe and in the middle it was not just solid rice, there was salmon in the middle.

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As I was still hungry, I decided to get the fried soft shell crab with crab paste hand roll because the fried soft shell crab is guaranteed to be good judging by the fried prawn I had earlier since their frying oil is fresh.
When it came, you could see the how vibrant the crab was, it was bright orange and you can see the claws clearly because the coating of flour is thin.

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I just loved every bite of this because the crab paste was so fresh and not fishy and the soft shell crab was light and crispy.
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I am definitely coming back when the MTR is half fare again.

ROLLED SUSHI 板卷:
https://www.facebook.com/板卷-144959515958436

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Spring is here and La Scala have just launched a WASHOKU Japanese-themed buffet.

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There are Robatayaki delights, seasonal sushi, seafood, freshly shucked oysters, grilled steak and a new yoghurt DIY corner.
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For the health conscious, they have a Japanese-style salad bar with okra and other healthy treats.
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The cheese section, a must for expats!
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Sweets for kids:
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Ginko nuts:
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Japanese grilled fish fins:
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Oysters:
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Cantonese roast:
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 Sushi and sashimi counter:
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Here was what we had:
There is something for everyone but as a carbs lover, I liked the Hainan chicken rice and pasta.
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At this media gathering we got to try this realistic sashimi don cake.
When I was taking photos, I assumed it was vegetarian sushi but then it was revealed that it was a dessert made with blood orange jelly and raspberry to mimic the salmon and tuna.
The wasabi was mimicked by green tea mousse.
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We also got to make a mini version to take home.
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Coming in April, there will be a new tea set in collaboration with Benefit Cosmetics, featuring girly treats!
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I used to be in Laichikok all the time, in those days there were hardly any Western restaurants and D2 didn't exist.
All that has changed and I discovered this place because there was a cat and I love cats.
(previously this place used to be Egg tart king.)
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When I went in I was wowed by the huge croissant and Cantonese Pineapple bun model.
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What impressed me more was that they had quiches in a seemingly Chinese bakery.08E83IA772EE06283F03C8px.jpg
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This bakery was quite famous last year for their mooncakes which came in a Vintage yet funky packaging but at that time I didn't know it was this bakery.
I got a good mix of Western and Cantonese bakery to try.08E83V5847EAB669266EC1px.jpg
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Broccoli quiche:

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When I saw this, I knew it was going to be good. In fact this is the best in Hong Kong in terms of size and price.
This is the size you would get in the UK and the pastry was done just right because it was not sweet or made into a quiche tartlet which is just not a real quiche.
There were generous chunks of broccoli that were not too soft or hard and the egg filling was really tasty and you could taste the broccoli infused into it.
It was so comforting to get a good quiche that tastes like home made quiches without being too salty or sweet.
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pain du chocolat:
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The pain du chocolat is another European favourite and it would taste great warm when the chocolate is soft.
It had a lovely buttery aroma and the chocolate wasn't too sweet.
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Cheese balls:
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The puffs are basically Japanese pontikeges which are sold in the morning and normally sold out by the afternoon.
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Purple potato balls:
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Another treat that blew me away because it was real purple potato mash in the middle encased in this delicious flakey pastry. Again it was not too sweet.
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Chocolate bun:
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The buns are basically filled Mexican buns and the chocolate one is jazzed up by the coffee powder on top with chocolate filling in the middle. On a hot day, you can expect the filling to be runny.
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Custard bun:
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I was so glad I got this because their custard filling is so moist and fluffy without being two sweet which makes up for the mooncakes which I didn't know about last year.08E7XYD511EA1F8C673744px.jpg
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Overall, a great bakery with a good Western and Cantonese choice that is not too sweet.
The quiche is a must get at $20 a slice, where can you beat that!
I am going to be back for quiche and this coconut pandan croissant that I spotted on IG!~

SAY HEY BAKERY!
https://www.facebook.com/%E5%9B%9B%E5%96%9C%E9%BA%B5%E5%8C%85%E8%A5%BF%E9%A4%85-617982941575321/?fref=ts
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supersupergirl

I only write about gadgets when they are worth bragging out.
Recently my mobile phone died so I had to get a new one asap, so I got a Samsung J1 Mini thinking it would be good but it was slow and the battery goes fast.
In desperation I got another phone which turned out to be a miracle just like its name EVERMIRACLE S.
Before I got it, I googled this phone but all I got was French and Arabic because the makers EVERTEK are located in Tunisia.
Anyway, I decided to risk getting it and it turned out to be so good I found myself wanting to get another one for backup but sadly I had bought the last one :(

The phone specifications were clearly labelled on the factory screen protector which I have stuck to the blue back cover.

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Without being wowed by the functions of the phone, I was already impressed with the contents in the box.
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Back covers in three different colours and a clear hard cover protector:
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Screen protector and contents in the box:

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I have never bought a phone with all these included.
These are often slipped in free of charge if the dealer is nice.

Anyway, now to the phone.

Here were the functions which I thought were cool!!!
As I am not a professional tech review, I am just pointing out what I feel is cool so to be honest, I don't know if these features are part of android 5.0 or they are part of the functions from EVERTEK.
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Parental:
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Fake call:
If you press the fake call button, it will countdown from 15 seconds and you can stop it within the 15 seconds, when it reaches zero, the phone will ring as if someone called you with a withheld number and you answer it like normal.
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The funny thing is that if you do answer the answer the call, it will play a female voice in English saying "hi, can you send me the file as possible please!!"
It was a bit difficult filming from my other phone so you can only vaguely hear the voice.
(Hopefully I will explore that sometime by setting the language to French and see if it will speak French on the fake call.)
I am curious to know if there is a database of pre recorded languages so it will speak the relevant language according to the language setting on your phone.
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Timer for face masks and boiling and egg:
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Reasonable macro focus:
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Record conservations when there is a incoming call by pressing record before you pick up:
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Face lock option:
I haven't tried this yet because I don't want to risk locking up my phone permanently.
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Included cache cleaner:
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Eco mode:
(not quite sure what this is, but I hope it can help block spams on some applications.)
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Other lovely features are pre-installed Facebook and messenger, app to that reads office docs and a reasonable battery endurance which last for a day.

http://www.evertek.com.tn/Android%20Series/EverMiracle%20S.html

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supersupergirl

In Hong Kong I rarely get too many choices for drinks that I can't decide but here I found it hard to pick a drink because there were four I wanted to try which is a good sign.

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They specialize in Traditional Chinese herbal medicine where they have turned them into healthy and delicious drinks with a young twist from the packaging to the store outlook with cute pastel colours.
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They even had yoghurt drinks made with real yoghurt, not the weird tasting Calpis or Yakult which is laced with sugar.

Anyway, I decided to go for the Nourishing Raspberry almond milk which was a surprisingly wonderful combination.
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I had it hot (served warm), any hotter than and that I don't think it would taste nice.
To my amazement it had real raspberries in it, not sure if they were fresh or frozen but at least they were not the dehydrated ones.
There should be more raspberries in the picture but it tasted so good I drank half of it before I took pictures.
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Not to mention the benefits for health, I loved the taste because it was so natural especially the raspberry and you could taste hints of almond as well without being too milky.
Normally milk doesn't mix with sour berries but in this case almond milk does.
The beauty is that this drink tastes good hot or cold so it depends on what mood you're in.

I will definitely be back for the banana yoghurt rice water, secret rice water, detox fig leaves tea with dried longan and warming apple cinnamon oolong tea.
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There used to be only one place for Sri Lankan food in Hong Kong and that was Sai Kung which is so inconvenient.
Thanks to Timeout, I discovered this new joint located on this street in Sheung Wan selling Chinese delicacies and this little joint really sticks out.

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They serve street food so expect string hoppers and Kottus.

I ordered the string hoppers with potato milk curry and the Cheese Kottu with beef curry.

The string hoppers and potato milk curry came first.
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Tried the string hoppers on its own and they were surprisingly flavoured despite looking like unflavoured Chinese rice vermicelli.
These string hoppers are steamed so they are springy and soft and there are about 6 of these hoppers on the plate.
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The potatoes were very aromatic because there was a lovely cinnamon aroma and taste to it and you will even find a cinnamon stick as well but the only let down was the potatoes were not soft enough.
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The next dish was the cheese kottu,  I was really looking forward to this because I love cheese. It smelt so nice because of the onions and chili but so far nothing was too spicy.
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The smell was so comforting because they smelt like the Shatkora kebabs in London.
The side of beef curry I ordered was also amazing because I love the mix of coriander seeds, fennel seeds and cumin.
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They sell that curry powder too which is a special blend bottled exclusively for Serendib!!
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To finish off, I had their Sri Lankan tea which is just Ceylon tea and it was so good because it was fragrant and not bitter like the ones you get in HK.
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Serendib is run by an interesting couple who communicate in Japanese so you can't eavesdrop unless you know Japanese~~~
https://www.facebook.com/Serendibhk/

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supersupergirl

Seeing lots of expats have visited this place I decided to go early one evening.

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Luckily I got there at 6pm because it was full within an hour.
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The menu is simple with appetizers, pastas and dessert.
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There were four of us so we got a pasta each while we shared the starters.
It is really hard choosing a pasta because they have Gnocchi, ravioli, orecchiette, lasagne, tagliatelle, parpadelle and pici!!

We sat at the bar where we got a view of all the pasta being made and the cooking at the far end.
I seem to recognize one of the Chefs from Pirata.
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Fresh hand rolled pici which looked like fat spaghetti being made:
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Ravioli being prepared:
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Parma ham sliced to order:
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Began with bread, olive oil and balsamic vinegar while we were waiting.
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Started with the burrata cheese which was creamy, soft and supple:
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Next was the Chefs selection which was served on a board comprising of parma ham, salami, taleggio and parmesan.
You can evidently see the difference of freshly sliced parma ham because it is moist and radiant in colour.
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Moving on the the warm starters, we had the meatballs which were made of pork, beef with tomato sauce.
They were big and tasty.
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Now to the stars of the show, we had lasagne, ravioli, gnocchi and orecchiette
The gnocchi was one of the best I have had because the texture is not stodgy and there are bits of potato in it.
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The ravioli was also exciting, there were two choices for ravioli so I chose the one with truffle because it was filled with delicious asparagus and shallots.
The filling was silky smooth complemented by the fragrant truffle.
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My friend had the lasagne which was very hearty and meaty.
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Last but not least was the nduja orecchiette which had a spicy touch to it while the orecchiette pasta pieces were al dente.
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Despite being quite full we had the tiramisu which was a perfect end to the dinner.
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PICI:
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supersupergirl

A while ago I dined at Hamataki at Kowloon City so I immediately recognised the other branch in Tin Hau because of the sign surrounded by lightbulbs.

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As it was lunch time, there was a good ramen deal with salad and a drink included.
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Ordered a ramen lunch set and the grilled fish again because I remembered it was delicious at the Kowloon City branch.

Black garlic ramen:
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When it arrived, the broth was bubbling because there is a pebble in the broth to keep the ramen hot while you're eating it.


The broth was thin but had a really strong garlic flavour that was quite bitter and the slice of pork was soft and fresh.
The salad that comes with it.
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My favourite grilled mackerel was moist and silky with a lovely salted taste.
It was so good that I ordered a rice to go with it.
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We also had this avocado and cream cheese which went nicely with the crackers.
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The silky tofu was a healthy fix as well.
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A great joint with nice decor:
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Hamataki:
23 Electric Road, Tin Hau


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Discovered this relaxing place for coffee when I was in the area.

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The decor was quite nice and I loved the glass roof which made me feel like being in a greenhouse.
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They specialize in coffee but I was there for the bagel.
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It was impressive the vegetarian had spicy hummus in a location like that because not many people in Kowloon would know what hummus is.
It was certainly delicious but a bit too spicy.
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$72 for a vegetarian bagel is too expensive for Kowloon as it does not include a drink.
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After seeing this delicious dish posted by PJ Moments I had to go and try it.8b3a4351-fdef-48f5-ba5b-46b4c87c348e.jpg
The dish I was after is available during lunch so went for lunch.

Dining at Muraski is spacious and has lots of tables with good privacy.
There is also a private room that can host lots of people as well.
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For the lunch set, you get salad, steamed egg, mains, rice, pickles and dessert.

Started with salad which was crisp and sweet with a mix of greens.6d3d6b5d-cb68-4bb7-9064-6630f0140a1a.jpg
The steamed egg was tasty crammed with lots of seafood topped with pretty salmon roe.
Personally I am not a fan of Japanese steamed egg but the one here was the best I have ever tried.
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For the soup, it was red miso which is my favourite because it has a strong smell and miso taste.67a2f71f-b362-4aee-b71a-fc7ea7805bac.jpg
Moving on to the Murasaki Chirashi, it looked just exactly like the photos, topped with uni, salmon roe, cucumber and egg.

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The best thing is that it comes with a side of crispy sakura shrimps which have been roasted in the oven so it has a super crispy texture.
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The rice gives you ricegasm without the crispy shrimps but when you add them, the flavour comes out even more and you can't stop eating it.
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I wish there was more crispy shrimps!!
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But anyway, the salmon roe, uni, crispy shrimps and cucumber just taste amazing together with the rice.
We also shared the sashimi set which was fresh with a good variety of sashimi.
My favourite was the baby eels, scallops and toro.

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The lunch came with mango sorbet which was a sweet ending but we also had the highly recommended popping candy which turned out to be crazily delicious and my birthday surprise.

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I was literally expect popping candy but it was Mandarin, lychee and guava pearls with pear brandy jelly and peach crushed ice with rice soup poured on it.

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The pearls pop in your mouth with this heavenly liquid. The lychee and mandarin were my favourite and all the elements were not too sweet.
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Dining at Murasaki:
http://diningatmurasaki.com.hk/

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Recently discovered that this joint served enticing food so decided to try it out.
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The decor inside is nice with a touch of French and English, while there are some French/Italian inspired dishes on the menu.
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As the ground floor was full, we were seated upstairs.

Ordered the Italian braised beef, All day breakfast, Japanese matcha latte and Pink Himalayan sea salted caramel latte.
Despite the joint was busy, the food came extremely fast!!
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All day breakfast:
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I was looking forward to this and it was definitely good so I ate everything.

Rarely do I order breakfasts in HK because restaurants just put crap together like fake sausages and other weird stuff but everything on this plate was delicious.There was a hot spring egg, green salad, Pain de Mie, potato truffle salad, tornado wedges and avocado salad. I love potatoes so it was great there was potato salad as well as wedges.
The wedges were fried perfectly so they were not wasted and I even put some egg yolk and avocado on it to make it evilicious.
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The potato salad was divine, they were not too soft and starchy with a potato taste as well as truffle.
I loved the way the salad was jazzed up with tasty sundried tomatoes and yummy macadamia nuts.
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Italian braised beef:
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A nice dish of braised beef in tomato sauce, again paired with these delicious tornado wedges and healthy avocado salad.
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Japanese matcha latte:
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The matcha latte is served with a side of Okinawa black sugar but it tasted good without so I didn't need it.
It had a pleasant taste without being too grassy or bitter and the sakura flower spoon is so pretty.
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Pink Himalayan sea salted caramel latte:
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Beautifully presented and the foamed cap was lovely with a decent saltiness to compliment the latte.
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Finished with warm brownies.
Both were good especially the chocolate.
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I have always wanted to try this place because of their famous burgers.
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Electric Ave to me is a street in Brixton, UK where they have lots of Caribbean restaurants in that area.
Brixton is a lot more hip these days with other restaurants.

Anyway, this is the second Burger joint that I have been to in HK opened by a Brit.
What makes this one special is that everything is made in house by them from the sauces to the patties.
The chips are hand cut, soaked in ph water to remove the starch, fried three times so the chips are the most time consuming and take about 5 hours according to the menu.

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It is best to eat with a friend because they have chips and fries which are both good.

Anyway, we ended up having two burgers: Classic beef with Fruit pig black pudding and the Creamy chicken.

Both burgers came in a delicious soft fluffy bun.
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Classic beef with Fruit pig black pudding, bone marrow chips:
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Evidently it was very tasty with lots of flavours going on as there are about 100 different ingredients inside, a touch of spiciness and sweetness and every bite was sensational.
There were onions, cheese, siracha, pickles etc.
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The best bit is the black pudding which was velvety and there was a huge chunk inside the patty but unfortunately I didn't take a picture of it.
Moving on to the chips, nothing beats some real chips which you can't get in HK and these are laced with bone marrow which you can taste and smell. It has this beefy aroma to them.
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Creamy hache chicken and rosemary fries:
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I was really impressed with this because chicken is usually boring but they really jazzed it up. I thought it was going to be smothered in a creamy sauce but it was dressed with arugula and lots of herbs.
It tasted like Vietnamese chicken pho because of the aniseed and it was chicken hash so you still get the chicken texture.
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The rosemary fries were perfectly done because I like them blonde, perfectly crisp on the outside yet fluffy on the inside.
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Definitely coming again.
Next time I will order the veggie burger in advance because they do good veggie burgers as well.

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In English this place is called 65 Peel, in Chinese, it is called 何蘭正 so if you don't pronounce it properly it sounds like ho lun jeng which is like saying something is so good that you need to express it with a swear word.
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The food didn't disappoint and quite a few dishes were damn good and memorable.

Evidently they are creative if you look at the photos before like the lobster hotdog which uses fried doughsticks instead of the usual bun.

They have discontinued this item but the items we had were equally as good.

Started with drinks first while looking at the menu.

At first the drinks list seems complicated but then I figured it was a table with origin, alc vol etc.
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I chose the Lemon Lime Hop (AUS) and the Dry Fresh apple Cider (UK).
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Just tried a sip of the Cider and it was wonderful because you can taste the apple juice, as for the Lemon Lime Hop, it tasted a bit like beer with some bitterness and the sweetness strangely tasted like grapes.

Here was what we had:

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Molten Cheese with apricot:
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The cheese was runny inside as stated on the menu because when I picked it up, I accidentally broke the breadcrumb coating and Tomino cheese oozed out. These bites were delicious with the apricot beneath it and the best thing is that the apricots are real halved apricots and not puree.
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20 Hours Beef cheek truffle pasta:
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This was amazing, everything was in harmony from the earthy mushrooms, the soft beef and the pasta itself.
I loved the pasta they used because they chose tagliolini which is really fine in width and hangs all the sauce when you eat it.
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Typhoon Shelter M6 Wagyu Beef:
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I was recommended this and it was brilliant. To me Typhoon shelter dishes are dry cooked with crispy garlic and black bean but the juicy Wagyu beef came in this delicious gravy.
The tofu blocks were a bonus because I thought it was just going to be plain beef in this dish but these pieces of tofu are damn addictive because the texture is soft inside and it soaks that delicious sauce.
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We also had the 24 month Iberico Bikini that came with a modern twist because the Iberico was crispy which made it like posh bacon.
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For desserts we had Churros with salty egg yolk and caramel sauce and the Dark beer tiramisu.
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The Churros were the best I have had, they were coated in a lovely sugar cinnamon coating that didn't make it too sweet while the sauce carried a slight bitterness which works well together.
The tiramisu was light and the sponge was literally soaked with black beer.
Strangely I could taste orange in it as well.
I will definitely be back to try the chicken because they said it was the signature dish.

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Toyosu Suisan has been a success since they opened with fresh ingredients imported from Japan.
Now there is a second branch in Yau Ma Tei conveniently located near the MTR exit.
I attended the opening in mid Jan where they kicked off with a drum performance and preparation of a whole Maguro which was served that day.

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After watching the performance, I went upstairs and had the Flying Maguro bowl with soup.

It was just simply delicious because all the ingredients were fresh with diced cucumbers, fresh yam, abalone, maguro, prawn, salmon roe and egg.
The salmon roe was just amazing and bursts in your mouth with saltiness.
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I was surprised they also throw in the abalone liver and the size is quite big in comparison to the abalone.
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Last but not least was the soup which was rich in flavour.
You are supposed to drink the soup first but I prefer to eat first as the soup fills my stomach.
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Toyosu Suisan.
1/F, Hamilton Commercial Building, 
558-560 Nathan Road, 
Yau Ma Tei. 
2869 0289

Toyosu Suisan (causeway bay)
Shop B,
G/F,Jet Foil Mansion, 
415-421 Jaffe Road, 
Wan Chai 
Tel.: 2808 0292

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I have always wanted to stay in a capsule hotel but haven't quite made it to Japan yet.
Recently a friend posted about sleeep, a capsule hotel in Hong Kong so I was delighted.
SLEEEP is a capsule hotel blending design & technology in promoting a sustainable culture.
One quality sleep at a time.

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For me, I like the idea of privacy and being in my own little world just like when I was a kid playing in playhouses/dens/treehouses.
It is a place where I can get inspirations and think deeply.
I loved the capsules, they were much bigger than I anticipated with charging ports and a mini ledge for you to put your phone, glasses etc and most importantly wifi.
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It was definitely comfy having a nap there with a choice of hard or soft mattresses.
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The key role of sleeep is to provide quality sleep or a place for people to recharge themselves.
It is popular with people in Central/Sheungwan who have had a tiring day and finishing late so they decide to stay there as opposed to going home.
There are eight capsules with corresponding storage that flashes at your arrival, two toilets, sinks and a shower.
Each capsule is for one person only and if someone is naughty as they say the lights will flash red as shown in this video.

Facts about the amenities at sleeep:
Check-in from your device, arrive and skip all the hassle.
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Smart lighting that is responsive to the circadian cycle.
Store your luggage and belongings in their full-height lockers
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Locally sourced organic soap in the shower room.
Hot showers heated by the captured heat from the cooling system.
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https://www.facebook.com/weSleeep
http://sleeep.io/

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I am so glad that this donut shop J.Co Donuts & Coffee from Indonesia has landed in HK.
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There must be so many other good eateries in Southern Asia that haven't made it to boring Hong Kong yet.

Anyway, they have two types of donuts, the ring donuts and the filled donuts, all with creative names and they are reasonably priced at HKD15 each or HKD88 for a half a dozen.
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There were two filled donuts I had to try because one had Kaya and the other was avocado.
The filled ones are lovely but the cream inside is that nasty synthetic cream.

Here were the donuts that I had:
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I couldn't taste the avocado but this is a good one to try because it is not so sweet and there is a slight savoury taste to it.
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Sugar ice:
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It was difficult choosing this one and the glazed one because I wanted to try a basic donut.
This one was quite soft and gently dusted with icing sugar (powdered sugar).
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I love cherries so I had to pick this one but I wish there were more cherries to give it a more blackforest cake appearance. 
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I was looking forward to this because it was covered in shredded coconut and filled with my favourite Kaya but the synthetic cream in the middle ruined it.
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As with all sweet treats, I love to enjoy them with a cup of Earl Grey!
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I think the sweetness of the donuts are just right because I was able to eat four donuts in one go whereas Krispy Kreme I can only manage half a donut.
It was hilarious when the staff dropped the last box of baby donuts on the floor!

I wonder if this donut joint will cause crazy queues like Krispy Kreme did and whether Michele Reis (leegayan) will come here for a donut or its fate will end up like Krispy Kreme did in HK.

J.CO DONUTS & COFFEE
http://www.jcodonuts.com/hk/donuts

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A while ago # was known as the HASH key on the phone when calls involved pressing numbers followed by the # key.
Nowadays all that has changed and we Hashtag everywhere to get our news and messages across effectively.

I discovered this new modern and chic restaurant #OMG because it was right next to Hong Kong Day.

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The decor, tables and chairs in a contrasting white and magenta made it fun to dine there so I went in.
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Looking at the menu, all the dishes were affordable with a good range from pastas, burgers, udon, Japanese dishes to All day breakfasts.
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The drinks were equally impressive, especially the hot chocolate with candyfloss and some drinks are only half price when you order the main dishes.
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Here was what we ordered: Steamed green tea with lemon, Taste of Aomori, Peach Crush, La La Land, Fettuccine with cheese and meatballs in Italian style tomato sauce and All day breakfast.

Started off with the cold drinks and all of them were refreshing but it really depends on what your preference is.
My favourite was the La La Land because I like the combination of orange and passionfruit but if you like strawberries and apple then go for the Taste of Aomori.

Peach Crush:
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La La Land:
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Peach Crush is recommended for people who like it sweet without the acidic fruits like citrus and berries.
My friend had the flu that day, so he had the lemon tea with a modern twist because it was lemon with roasted green tea leaves.
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It was really hard choosing the mains because the All day breakfast and omurice looked good but in the end I got the breakfast.

For $58, the All day breakfast was really good, you get waffle with jam, egg, sausage, chips, tomato ketchup, baked beans, bacon and mushrooms.
A nice combination of sweet and savoury items on one plate.
The egg was done beautifully complimented nicely by the rest of the items.
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The Fettuccine with cheese and meatballs in Italian style tomato sauce came with generous tasty meatballs covered in rich tomato sauce.
I liked the way it was paired with fettuccine because spaghetti can get a bit boring sometimes but saying that I was tempted to order the spaghetti bolognese.
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Quite a feast at this place and OMG it didn't break the bank!!



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KFC serves chicken obviously but at Hong Kong's KFC they have three exclusive dishes that are totally different from the rest of the world!


They have curry with rice, beef rice and shabu shabu. I haven't been to Japan but they could possibly serve it as well because it is Japanese inspired.

Curry with rice:
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Beef Rice:
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Shabu shabu:
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That day, I went there specifically to try the shabu shabu and beef rice.
To my utter surprise I was stopped for taking photos which rarely happens in my blogging experience, not once was I even stopped in UK.

The shabu shabu comes with rice but I upgraded it to DOLLS instant noodles.
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There is extra broth if you need it.
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The ingredients were fresh and the burner kept burning until we finished.
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As for the beef rice, it comes in a nice paper box with the beef separated in a plastic tray.
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The beef was in this sweet onion gravy which tasted like oyster sauce.
Compared to Yoshinoya (a chain in Hong Kong that specializes in beef bowls), the beef was not as beefy but the presentation was neater.




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Queues, queues, I hate queues.

This has solved the problem partially but you still have to wait for the food.
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Supermarkets in HK should have more self check out tills like UK.

Anyway, if you have used the create your burger kiosk before, it is much the same.

You choose what you want and pay.
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Please select "an" payment method???
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I still had to wait quite a while anyway, but at least it makes you feel better without having to wait for indecisive people ordering in front of you.
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The chocolate pie was quite nice filled with a hot thick chocolate paste.
It was launched before in 2009 but the size was smaller.


Photo of the chocolate pie in 2009.
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Sai Kung recently celebrated its 100th anniversary of the Tinhau and Guandi temple.

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This took place from the 17th-22nd November with the Chinese opera kicking off and booths selling local creative and traditional snacks and products on Yi Chun Street.
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I was really lucky to tag along and watch the parade on land and at sea followed by the banquet.

Sunday the 21st was the main event with a parade that saw the Tin Hau and Kwan Tai statues being carried along the streets of Sai Kung followed by the parade carried out at sea.
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Approximately 50 viewing boats sailed alongside vying for the best view.
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After the parade, a Poon choi banquet was held for guests with over 500 tables which took up the whole Sai Kung square and part of the road adjacent to the market and theatre.
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https://www.facebook.com/saikungcelebration/
建廟百年 在 西貢
 天后 關帝 古廟 建廟百週年慶典 廟會 廟會2016 市集 街頭小食


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Hutong is part of the Aqua Restaurant group in Hong Kong.
If you book the Aqua Luna boat ride package you can dine at any of their restaurants after the boat trip.

Aqua Luna experience:
http://supersupergirl-dining.blogspot.hk/2016/05/an-unforgettable-experience-on-aqua-luna.html

I think dinner at Hutong is the best after experiencing Aqua Luna because it can't get more Chinese than this!!
The decor, music and everything is just amazing that tourists and expats will love this place.
Every aspect of from the ceiling to the menu was totally oriental.
I know it sounds silly mentioning the washroom but that was worth checking out too.

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If you don't go on the boat tour, the Sunset dinner from 6-8pm costs $498 per person.
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This is what we had.

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Bamboo clams steeped in Chinese rose wine and chili sauce paired with asparagus:
A great way to begin dinner with appetizing clams and nutty asparagus coated in sesame.
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Northern garden braised fish fillet in Sweet and Sour sauce:
This was the highlight of dinner because I love fish.
It was totally boneless and it was a whole fish with skin and tail attached.
The fish was soft and silky coated in a sweet and sour sauce that was flawless.
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I devoured it all except the tail.
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Crispy boneless lamb ribs with Chinese pancakes:
This was crispy chunks of lamb that was soft and tender.
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Stir fried string beans with minced pork:
I loved the beans, they were spicy with a fragrant cumin kick to it.
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Hutong Dan Dan noodles:
The noodles came in this cute ceramic little pot, the broth was quite spicy and thick with a rich peanut taste.
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Ginger creme brulee:
I am not a fan of creme brulee but the ginger makes it more palatable and tones down the sweetness and creaminess.
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The mandarin was a crispy mochi ball on top of ovaltine and sugar sand filled with delicious egg custard.
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My friend got me a lovely Chinese jar of Chili sauce which is so Hutong style!
It makes a great souvenir and gift!
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Hutong:
28/F, One Peking, One Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
www.hutong.com.hk
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