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I saw photos of Yamataka seafood market doing Hello Kitty themed food so decided to check it out as it is only available from now until the end of May, 2017.
The location is above the Wanchai Ferry pier which I find unpleasant to walk from Wanchai MTR at the moment because of the construction works and industrial dust.
Instead of going from Wanchai, I got the ferry from TST which turned out really good because when I got off the ferry, there were flower petals on the ground and lots of these flowers on the way towards Yamataka market.
Evidently it was busy because almost everyone loves Hello Kitty.
It was definitely a good day to eat that day because these pretty flowers were blooming outside which made it feel even more girly and there was this beautiful blue sky.
On the Hello Kitty menu, there was tamago, hand roll, seafood don, Mizu shingen mochi and strawberry pancakes.
I got the seafood don and Mizu shingen mochi.
Hello Kitty seafood don:
As for the taste, you are getting fresh seafood supplied by Yamataka seafood market so it is fresh.
I just wish the rice was a little bit softer.
Hello Kitty Mizu shingen mochi:
It had a faint peach taste which is how I like it but there is bean powder on the side if you need it.
Video of the food and environment:
I love fries, chips and basically anything made from potatoes.
When this opened, I really wanted to go but there were long queues as it is typical of HongKongers to check out new things.
This joint is a franchise from the Philippines and it is good to see more joints from south east Asia popping up like J.Co donuts and Jollibee.
Potato Corner is neither the two, it is french fries shaken with seasoning and there are four flavours: cheese, sour cream, chili or BBQ.
There are four sizes: Jumbo, Mega, Giga or Terra.
I wasn't sure if the Chili was going to be really spicy and whether the BBQ would be sweet so I went for the Mega because you get to choose two flavours where I chose sour cream and cheese.
Potato Corner HK: https://www.facebook.com/POTATOCORNERHONGKONG/
Hokkaidon has been featured on most all the media because of this Donburi which overflows with salmon roe.
Video of the over flowing salmon.
Onsen Egg with Salmon Roe:
"Yukhoe" Tuna with Avocado:
At first, I didn't know what was so special about this salmon but it is visually different because it does not have those white lines and the salmon taste is more intense.
Sea Urchin (50g)
Salmon Roe Don:
The salmon roe was the star of the show which I was waiting for the whole night.
On the last scoop of salmon roe, it will overflow from the bowl.
The size of the salmon roe was slightly smaller and darker than I had expected but the taste was really good because they were not as salty as the big ones.
Signature Hokkai Don:
If you want a mix of everything, then the Hokkai Don is a good choice.
Hot Mini Don $208
Tuna Mini Don $248
There is a hot eel don with soup that you pour in:
Soy Milk Mochi with Brown Sugar:
For dessert, the soy milk mochi was delish because the texture was the same as Okinawan peanut tofu but with a strong soy bean taste.
My melon drink was fantastic as it was light and natrual with a strong melon taste.
I don't know why but I just love Cumin so I was drawn here.
Cumin is normally paired with lamb and sprinkled on skewers which is just what this joint serves.
As well as the skewers, the rice with minced lamb sauce is a must order.
It was breathtaking watching him grill the meat and you can even feel the flames so I guess don't stand too close!
I wonder how he is going to cope with that heat later when the temperatures are going to reach 32 degrees C plus!!
As well as grilling the meats, it is then torched to ensure that hard to reach areas are evenly done.
Here was what I had:
Chicken wings stuffed with glutinous rice:
I am not keen on stuffed chicken wings but I loved this because it wasn't too oily or fat after the way they grilled and torched it.
The glutinous rice in the middle had a good flare of spice that gives it a good spice kick that doesn't linger.
To be honest, I found the lamb skewer and lamb chop quite similar but it depends if you prefer chunks of lamb or a juicy lamb rack.
Now to the star of the show, MINCED LAMB WITH RICE.
Looking very spicy with generous flakes of chili, I was fooled because it was not spicy at all and the minced lamb was so tasty and lean which was delicious with the rice.
If you mix the egg, it becomes even more heavenly with the richness of the egg yolk.
It would be great if they have onsen eggs which you could completely mix it in.
The courgette slices were sweet and tasty and I liked the way it was evenly cooked.
Hong Kong, North Point, 宏安道2-12號地下5號舖
Vegetarian dimsum is common these days but not necessarily delicious.
I was expecting just the usual vegetarian dimsum but it turned out to be memorable and different.
Currently they are only available at the TST branch, however they do have a dimsum platter at CWB which is slightly different.
Starting with the dimsum, it wasnt floury or plastic but tasty and even contained a few pieces of vegetarian sharks fin.
fried purple potato balls:
These were deep fried purple potato balls (jeandui) which are crispy on the outside with a soft mochi interior filled with peanuts.
fried veggie dumplings:
The fried veggie dumplings was similar to the purple potato balls but the filling was savoury vegetables.
The xiaolongbau is a must try. I always avoid ordering this when I am having normal dimsum because it was filled with pork lard and oil. The pork usually stinks as well.
Here, it tastes so much better just like the real thing. Vinegar is not needed but it makes the xiaolongbau experience complete.
These spinach dumplings are a delight to eat because you can see how fresh and vibrant the green spinach is and the black fungus gives it a great crunch while there are some pieces of vegetarian prawn to give it some flavour.
The dandan noodles had a lovely peanut flavour with a good spiciness and there is also a non spicy version.
Steamed beancurd rolls:
The steamed beancurd rolls were also good because they are not oily like the meat version and it served in delicious gravy.
Steamed purple potato buns:
Finished with the soft purple potato buns which were brushed with edible gold and filled with mashed taro in the middle.
Overall, the dimsums were exceptionally good without breaking the bank as it cost $28 per basket.
雅 ‧悠蔬食 Leisurely Veggie:
Shop B, 3/F, China Insurance Building, 48 Cameron Road Tsim Sha Tsui.
There are two branches of Veggie Pret in London.
One near Shoreditch and one near Oxford Circus.
The one at Broadwick Street is spacious.
Veggie Pret is now available in Hong Kong with a slight difference.
Due to high rents, they have a special cabinet which is green for Veggie Pret products at every store which makes it convenient for vegetarians as there are lots of branches everywhere.
Victoria Harbour Restaurant is everywhere in Hong Kong but Victoria Harbour Supreme which is part of the same group specializes in fine Chinese food and there are only two branches.
I dined at the Wan Chai branch which is spacious and equipped for wedding and events with a huge screen and two smaller screens beside it which can show other videos simultaneously.
Here was what we had that night:
I love Alaskan crabs because they are big!
This one was colossal weighing eight catties.
The fish maw and whelk soup was shockingly affordable at $48 per person pot or $188 for a big pot for six.
Next was the South African abalone which was braised in rich oyster sauce with goose feet.
The goose feet were soft and the bones detached easily.
Then we had this baked large prawn covered in uni.
Finished off with saddletail garoupa which was surrounded in lots of healthy wolfberries, black fungas, loofah, celery and potato noodles.
The fish was silky and the noodles were the best part because it is soaked in fish soup which was so delicious to drink.
For vegetables, we had sumptuous Chinese cabbage rolled with Jinhua ham in sweet pumpkin puree.
The pumpkin puree and ham worked in harmony with the fresh Chinese cabbage.
Dinner ended with this pleasing almond dessert. It is different to the usual almond dessert with egg.
There are two layers, the bottom layer is steamed egg white and the top layer is the almond puree so you can taste both the egg and almond and the sweetness is just right.
海港薈 Victoria Harbour Supreme
3/F, Harbour Centre, 25 Harbour Road Wan Chai.
Thanks to M and the super twin brothers for inviting me to dinner at Cheung Kung Koon 張公館.
It is located at the new V Point with a beautiful view of the harbour surrounded by other buildings which feels like you are in Shanghai.
Cheung Kung Koon serves high quality modern Chinese food where you will find local celebrities dining there so the food must be good.
Here was what we had:
Shark bone and fish maw soup:
This was soup boiled with shark bones and fish maw hence the lovely milky cream colour.
The star of the soup was the 1.5cm thick fish maw that had a super sticky texture so you could imagine how much pure collagen was in it.
It was such an unforgettable experience eating this because it was so soft and extremely gelatinous which meant it was good in quality.
Crispy sea cucumber with goose feet:
Goose feet and sea cucumber are always paired together but the special thing about this dish is that the sea cucumber has a crispy surface as it has been coated in a light coating and fried.
Steamed egg and crab claw with Chinese wine:
Fish head soup with Chinese Angelica and Ligusticum wallichii (Szechuan lovage)
This is a herbal soup that is good for you. For more details the staff will happily explain it.
Anyway, I loved it because it had a strong fish taste with a nice bitterness from the herbs.
These shaomai are no ordinary shaomais because they are spicy with a lovely Sichuan kick to it.
I loved them because the spiciness balances the heaviness of the pork.
Charsiu buns with pineapple
(冰鎮鮑魚 / 麻醬無花果 / 冰菜蕃茄沙律 / 炸墨魚滑 / 酸薑皮蛋 / 釀秋葵 / 椒鹽九肚魚 / 酥炸鴿蛋 / 咕嚕肉):
The palace box:
A good sampler of nine items but the only problem is that they are quite filling so probably a good idea to share this.
The nine items are: chilled abalone, fig in sesame sauce, chilled tomato and crystal lettuce, fried quid patty, preserved egg and ginger, stuffed okra, salt and pepper bombay fish, fried pigeon egg and sweet and sour pork.
Sweet and sour pork
Chicken with lotus root chips:
Although the chicken was the star of the show, the lotus chips stole the show because they were so addictive and taste like crisps.
鐵皮叉燒:Sizzling roast pork
This was juicy tender charsiu on a bed of deliciously sweet soya beans.
水煮龍躉Fish slices in hot chili oil
The fish slices were silky but because they put okra in this dish, the fish was even more viscous with a strong spicy taste that was a bit too spicy for me.
This was stir fried glass vermicelli with egg and beanshoots.
I loved the fragrant egg taste and springy soft glass vermicelli that went well with the juicy beanshoots.
Stir fried beef noodles
A flawless noodle dish that was not oily.
Lobster soup with scallop and crispy rice
Last but not least was this golden soup which had a lovely sweet lobster taste with some creaminess that is best dipped with the crueller to soak the broth.
Tri colour steamed piggy bun:
I loved these buns because they used vegetable colourings which you can really taste.
The green one has a spinach taste, the orange has a carrot taste and the pink one is beetroot.
Inside the bun was this delicious soft custard filling that was not too sweet.
I was too full to try this as I had the sago pudding.
Hot sago pudding:
Anyway, I liked the warm sago pudding because it wasn't too sweet.
Cheung Kung Koon 張公館:
I was glad I tried this new joint at Festival called Petite House because they have Paninis as well as sweet treats like pancakes, egg puffs and of course gelato.
The gelato is made fresh every day.
I started with the Panini which was difficult to choose as there were two that were good ( The parma ham and buffalo mozzarella and the ham with fontina cheese).
For dessert it was a battle choosing between the purple potato egg puffs and the black forest pancakes.
In the end, I ordered with Ham with Fontina cheese panini and the purple potato egg puff.
Fontina cheese panini:
I loved this because the panini was crisp and light while the fontina cheese was melted and gooey.
There was sweet apricot mustard in it as well which balanced the heaviness of the cheese.
purple potato egg puff:
I didn't have any expectations for this because desserts in HK are way too sweet.
Surprisingly, the sweetness was just right because the purple potato gelato isn't very sweet which balances the sweetness of the waffle.
The coconut pieces were the best because it was soft young coconut meat which made me wish it was taro flavoured gelato instead of purple potato.
There were cute oreo biscuits on the waffle to garnish which are about the size of the egg puff bubbles.
Well, I guess I have to come back again for the black forest pancakes and the other panini.
New hype for fries.
Expect long queues!!
Fries in four flavours or try them all.
A new branch of Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shoppe at Langham Place.
There is a grand opening on 15th April 2017 at 11:28am!!!
British nostalgic adventure at the Grand Opening of Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shoppe!
Try traditional hand crafted boiled sweets from a bygone era; iconic treats from the 70s and 80s; and hundreds of other favourites imported from the UK, all fully stocked at Hong Kong’s only specialist British sweet shop.
China Harbour Building, 370-374 King's Rd, North Point
Good BBQ opened their first takeaway joint in Central in 2015 but sadly I never got to try the slow roasted pork because it was always sold out.
I don't work in Central so it is hard to find a place nearby to sit down and enjoy it.
Managed to try one of the side dishes that was not sold out some evening which was really good because I love OKRA!!
Anyway, recently found out from FB that they have a joint at Lab Concept with a dining area so went there asap.
To my surprise, they have fine French teas and lamb charsiu on the menu.
With traditional Chinese roast shops, you are normally put off visually because you see weird wood logs as chopping boards, grubby staff with greasy hands, meat dripping and other meats touching the glass window.
According to Good BBQ, they will change the design of the box every now and again.
As well as the box, the suckling pig is also made glamorous with a golden chain and sparkling gem eyes!
Even the little details like the sauces are labelled nicely.
I loved the lamb shoulder charsiu because it has the charsiu sweet flavouring yet it has a prominent lamb taste without the gaminess.
The slow cooked roast pork was tender and delicious.
New on the menu are buns, a popular snack in the UK.
I had this evilicious charsiu bun topped with a 63 degree egg.
As well as charsiu, they also have crispy pork belly, duck and other combos.
At Pizza Hut there are some new dishes, as well as pizza there is baked lobster with Parmesan Cheese called the CHEESY LOBSTER SUPREME and SLOW COOKED PORK KNUCKLE.
The star of the show is the STAR BITES pizza which comes in two flavours is in a shape of a star and the slices look like HEARTS.
At the moment, they are doing a promotion where you get a miniature version of the Star Bites pizza if you order the set and spend over $350.
See in store or online promotion for more detailed information.
The lobster was really good complimented by the fries and salad, it definitely felt different as I would never have imagined eating baked lobster at Pizza Hut.
The pork knuckle was soft and came off the bone easily covered in thick sweet black pepper and honey sauce, while the vegetables and gravy were laced in aromatic cumin seeds.
Chicken and peach STAR BITES pizza:
I liked the Prawn and scallops because it had olives, pepperoni and green peppers.
The pizza base was equally as good because it was soft with a chew and you can tell it is made from fresh dough.
The pizza edges were my favourite because I love cheese and it was stuffed with cheese and sausage.
The fizzy drinks are always memorable because they are the fizziest compared to other drinks.
A few weeks ago, found out that Lion Rock was going to launch this new BEAUTY BESTIE afternoon tea set in collaboration and inspired by Benefit Cosmetics available from April 1 to June 30, 2017, 15:00 – 18:00.
It costs HK$508 for two persons, HK$270 for one person and you get Benefit’s Make-up Goodies (valued at HK$229).
This tea set just clicked with me because Benefit Cosmetics is stylish and really appeals to me while the food items are inspired by American cuisine with a theme matching the cosmetics.
The tea set comes in a clear acrylic chest of drawers with cartooned Lombard Street (a famous winding street in San Francisco) as a background.
The drinks included are Rose Latte and Apple Eye.
I liked the Apple Eye which was a mix of apple juice, soda and rose syrup which complimented the savoury treats nicely while the Rose Latte goes well with the sweet treats.
Everything was a delight because you have all the American items there such as pizza, fried chicken, lobster rolls, tortilla rolls and Buffalo wings inspired fried chicken.
Nearly all of them were memorable especially the Cajun beef where they put thinly sliced prime beef in it and the Buffalo chicken which was tender and tasted like popcorn chicken.
On the top there was Creamy Shrimp and Clam Stew in Mini Herbs Bread Roll which is mimicking the New England style clam chowder bread bowl.
The mini clam stew was just too cute and damn delicious as well and it was surprising that I found so many clams in that tiny bun!!
Moving on the sweet items, there were raisin scones, a must have in tea sets which were crumbly and moist, along with Strawberry 3.6 Milk Puddings and girly cookies decorated with icing sugar.
Then there was the Milk Chocolate Ganache Cake which was inspired by Benefits brow zings and gimme brow that is a delicious layer of soft chocolate made with Cacao Barry sandwiched between decorated milk chocolate.
I found it refreshing and not too sweet.
When Mr Steak was at Paterson Street, I used to go there frequently.
It was quite good back then offering lots of beef options before the whole of HK got their hands on all sorts of beef.
There were oysters and a good choice of seafood but all these are basics of a buffet these days because lobsters and seafood are offered almost everywhere.
It started to deteriorate when more tables were added to the point they were almost touching each other so I haven’t been back since.
Now they have moved to the WTC, I decided to go again and see if it has changed.
The buffet area is evidently bigger offering lobsters and crabs.
They are currently serving SAGA BEEF and freshly grilled seafood.
According to the SAGA website, Saga beef is esteemed as one of the best Wagyu beef brands in Japan.
The cattle used for our meats are fattened in adherence to the regulations of the Japan Agriculture Co-operative, and we use only Japanese black cattle registered with their cattle traceability system. Japan Meat Grading Association rates is a 4 or above for meat quality and has a BMS of 7 or above, and their Saga-Wagyu beef is rated between 2 and 4 for meat quality and has a BMS of 6 or below.
There were other items such as Chinese soups, drinks bars, spinning salad bowl bar so it was quite good.
What I had:
Every night people can have their messages written on plates and surprise their friends/family etc.
Customer service was quite good that night because they collected used plates and gave you new napkins regularly and even offered to help you take photos.
Wake up to a good brunch with live music and seafood at ALIBI - Wine dine be social, CORDIS in Hong Kong.
There are plenty of freshly shucked Pacific rock oysters, poached prawns, New Zealand mussels, scallops and Canadian snow crab for those who love seafood.
On the Western selections, there are cold cuts, cheese, Raclette cheese, Live egg station and more.
Hot dishes include paella, slow roasted suckling pig, vegetable gratin and grilled prawns.
I thought lamb and beef were the best.
Finished with a Citrus flavoured souffle and Belgian waffle.
Alibi - Wine Dine Be Social Sunday Brunch video:
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.
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.
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.
Most of the eggettes cost $30 each which makes it easy when buying cash tokens as they comes in bases of $30.
There is a list of stalls with the eggettes they are offering.
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.
I also tried the Lof10 style eggette which was topped with crispy parma ham.
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.
[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.
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.
Next I had the cheesy roll with a prawn cutlet in the middle.
It was topped with egg and cheesy sauce.
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.
The best thing is that the frying oil was fresh so it didn't kill the roll.
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!!!
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.
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.
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.
ROLLED SUSHI 板卷:
Spring is here and La Scala have just launched a WASHOKU Japanese-themed buffet.
There are Robatayaki delights, seasonal sushi, seafood, freshly shucked oysters, grilled steak and a new yoghurt DIY corner.
For the health conscious, they have a Japanese-style salad bar with okra and other healthy treats.
The cheese section, a must for expats!
Sweets for kids:
Japanese grilled fish fins:
There is something for everyone but as a carbs lover, I liked the Hainan chicken rice and pasta.
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.
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.)
When I went in I was wowed by the huge croissant and Cantonese Pineapple bun model.
What impressed me more was that they had quiches in a seemingly Chinese bakery.
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.
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.
pain du chocolat:
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.
The puffs are basically Japanese pontikeges which are sold in the morning and normally sold out by the afternoon.
Purple potato balls:
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Without being wowed by the functions of the phone, I was already impressed with the contents in the box.
Back covers in three different colours and a clear hard cover protector:
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.
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.
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.
Timer for face masks and boiling and egg:
Scheduled power on/off:
Reasonable macro focus:
Record conservations when there is a incoming call by pressing record before you pick up:
Face lock option:
I haven't tried this yet because I don't want to risk locking up my phone permanently.
Included cache cleaner:
(not quite sure what this is, but I hope it can help block spams on some applications.)
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.