Thursday, May 10, 2012

HK you are awesome

HK Skyline TST Hi guys! Let's start off with this stunning night view of the HK Skyline, taken over at my favourite spot over in Tsim Sha Tsui (TST). It's stunning right? Hong Kong is made up of several islands and it's the Hong Kong Island Skyline that you so often see in everyone's holiday pictures. My family live over on the HK Island side so we never get to see this view unless we head over to Kowloon side. It's pretty awesome and I am like a small child every single time I come back and get to see this view. It just makes me smile because HK is always full of such happy memories for me.

My family and I had dinner over at Harbour City (big, fancy mall full of Luxury shops) and had a yummy spread over at a Vietnamese restaurant called the Golden Bull. Hi food.
Vietnamese/Golden Bull Of course we had to have some of their Vietnamese Spring Rolls which were really good. We also had fried cuttlefish balls and Bahn Hoi. Bahn Hoi is one of my favourite Vietnamese dishes, little noodle parcels topped with peanut, spring onions eaten with a crispy lettuce leaf and their traditional fish sauce (the yellow sauce with the sweet chilli).
Cuttlefish balls and Bahn Hoi My grandparents absolutely love this Chicken dish below, it's a crispy roast chicken that is on par with a restaurant that they love in Macau (To To Koi, see this post). I swear I could have eaten the half chicken to myself!
Vietnamese Roast Chicken Curry and Garlic Bread Oh man, I really should be paid to write about food. I know that Sam and I would be pretty keen!! The Beef curry above was ok, nothing special. I personally prefer Malaysian and Thai curries over Vietnamese, they're a lot more fragrant. We had to finish off the meal with their Sticky rice dessert (Bahn da lon) which is made from tapioca, mung beans, coconut milk and a whole lot of pandan paste. Super sticky!
Vietnamese Sticky Rice DessertSo here is the bad news, while the restaurant is pretty good and there is a fantastic view of the harbour, for what you get, it's severely overpriced! I was told that it's had a massive price increase and might be the reason why they now only have one restaurant in Kowloon, as opposed to the second location that used to be in Times Square, HK Island. OK for special occasions I guess but not for a normal dinner out.

After the shock of the bill, we escaped outdoors and I insisted on being all touristy and taking a picture with the view to the amusement of my family, seeing as they usually try to avoid touristy spots like the plague. I'm totally kicking myself for not doing the typical Asian pose and throwing a few happy peace signs in your direction!
Me and HK So it's coming towards the end of my 3 month stay. With just about 9 days to go, I am doing lots of last minute shopping (mainly for family!), stocking up on my favourite cosmetics and having lots of lunch dates with friends. I'm kind of looking forward to being back in cool 10c England, 33c (and climbing) in HK is not that much fun! Though, something tells me I will probably be shivering from the cold when I arrive back on British soil. Until the next post!
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30 comments

  1. What gorgeous photos! Hong Kong is top of my list of places I want to visit :) x

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  2. wow it looks amazing. really enjoy your last few days there. i've just got home from canada and i'm already missing it!

    holding a giveaway on my blog this week. you should check it out :) x

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  3. I wanna go back to Hong Kong so bad, I feel like I didn't really get the chance to see it last time so I love seeing what you get up to and all the amazing places to eat xoxo

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  4. Oh wow, your photographs are stunning & it looks and sounds like you're having an amazing time! xo

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  5. oh my goshhh you've just made me incredibly hungry!!

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  6. YES! You should get paid to blog about food!!!! You're the best at food posts! x

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  7. Wow, that skyline is beautiful! Xo

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  9. The first and last photos are gorgeous! I hope you've had a wonderful time in HK. You'll deffo be shivering from the cold of London, unless the weather suddenly picks up!

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  10. That view is amazing!

    If you are looking for cooler weather though the UK is definitely where it is at! Safe trip home!

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  11. oh wow! the skyline picture looks breathtaking! the colorful lights are pretty cool! and the food looks delicious as always.. I love the smell of Pandan (ღ˘⌣˘ღ) ♫・*:.。. .。.:*・ I can hardly resist it but I'm always alarmed by its color!! I'm sure it tastes delicious but I've never had the guts to try it..

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  12. Amazing photos! Glad you're having a nice time- these have made me so hungry! xxx

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  13. When I was in HK in November last year, everything was really inflated.

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  14. I love your necklace and the food, wow, delicious as all you post here! S2

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  15. Sob don't leave me!!!!

    But first ya gotta try foie gras at a dai pai dong!! LOL

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  16. I love your table spread - everything looks delicious!!!

    aww I can't believe 3 months passed by so fast - glad to hear you enjoyed work and your stay there!

    Looks like I'll be catching you in UK soon ;) I'll drop you a line on Facebook when the time is nearer :)

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  17. hmm how awesome! indeed you should be paid to write about food :D next time do some peace signs, yes! haha XD enjoy your last few days :))

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  18. I'm sure you know how jealous I am, HK looks like it's been amazing, and even if it was over priced, the food still looks awesome to me.

    Can't believe it's been 3 months, I'm going to miss all your updates, I hope you've had an awesome time and cannot wait to see all the goodies you bring back.

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  19. OMG I dined at Golden Bull in Times SQ, there were overly priced I must say but the food were yummmmy.

    Time has gone so quick for you, anyway don't bother coming back to the UK it's in recession again and it's FREEZING cold.

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  20. Enjoy your last few days, it is cold and rainy here!

    Maria xxx

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  21. Wow thats really beautiful! kind of like the hong Kong San Francisco!
    :)

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  22. omg! this is amazing :D
    i love your blog!
    XOXO

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  23. I'm originally from HK too, and that chicken dish is my parent's favourite. You go girl, HK is mostly about eat and shop <3

    Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog - would you like to follow each other?:))
    A
    xx
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  24. perfect photos honney, i want to go to hong kong nowwww!
    and this food is perfectttt jehehe!

    nice to meet your blog!

    xx

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  25. Oh, what did you do in HK, studying? 3 months is so short! I can imagine you're in a rush now. (:

    All that food looks so delicious.. I am so craving for Chinese food!! Where I'm from there is Chinese food everywhere but now I can hardly find it :/ And yay for unusual-not-Asian-just-smiling picture posing! :D

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  26. I need to stop reading your posts on a empty stomach! YUM!! x

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  27. I reeally want to go to Hong Kong or Tokyo. My two twin friends go every summer and they love it so much! I recently stumbled across your blog and I LOVE it! I love the layout to the content and everything in between! Your sense of style is just impeccable and your blog is simply the epitome of perfection! I am your newest, most avid follower, I look forward to reading your future posts. I would love it if you could perhaps follow me back too? Have a lovely day!

    Love from, THE EASTERN PEARL

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