Monday, May 14, 2012

Who cares about Calories?

Wow, prepare yourselves for some amazingly clear photos which are all thanks to Sam (my partner-in-dessert-crime as you will soon find out). If you haven't seen her blog already then pop on over as she has a rather beautiful blog. As I mentioned a few posts ago, Sam and I loaded up on a helluva lot of sugar and spent the beginning of our so-called 'Day of Desserts' having afternoon tea at the lovely Mandarin Oriental hotel over in Central. 
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Scones, Rose Jam, Raspberry and Lychee cake, American Cheesecake and lemongrass and ginger tea was how we began our calorific day. Well, sometimes you have to treat yourself right? 
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It is definitely T-Shirt weather in HK and I totally struggle to choose clothes when it is so hot. HK is the land of super high humidity and icy air con and a cardigan is a must when you escape indoors. Still I shouldn't complain as I'll probably miss not having to wear layers when I am back in Blighty - I hear it is super cold back home?!
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T-Shirt (Monki) Skirt (Topshop) Belt (Accessorize) Necklace (COS) Shoes (Zara) Bag (MCM) IMG_3712
Um so yes that is an MCM bag and the newest addition that has been added to the pile of new things that I have acquired while in HK. The brand totally makes me think of Kit and her love for the brand! I was casually speaking to my aunt about splurging on an MCM purse and she suddenly remembered that she had this bag stored at home. 23 years ago, she attended a MCM party and they gifted each of the guests this limited edition bag. It's engraved with Hong Kong and the date of the party which is pretty cool and she kindly gifted it to me - oh my gosh!! The bag is super tiny though and it just about fits my HK essentials, my iPhone (purely used for Instagram) my HK phone (which is my sister's old Blackberry and confuses me greatly), lip balm, keys and Octopus card. Since it is so tiny, my aunt has never used the bag and 23 years later, it has finally seen sunlight!
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So let's get back to the food! Later on in the day, Sam and I ventured over to Tsim Sha Tsui where we were on the quest for some Taiwanese Shaved Ice when we stumbled upon the newly opened Dessert Kitchen. Hello to my Mango shaved ice with Sago, star jelly, tapioca and ice cream mochi. Honestly, I was grinning so much when this arrived, it is the happiest looking dessert ever! We were so impressed that we went back the next day (oh yes indeed!) so stay tuned for more dessert action.
IMG_6878 The one thing I love about all the people I have met in HK is that they are all massive foodies. HKers are always thinking about the next meal, the newest restaurants and the latest reviews on Open Rice (HK restaurant review site). HKers are spoiled for choice when it comes to Asian cuisine, since it's my favourite, I'm totally going to miss it when it is no longer on my doorstep. Another fellow foodie is Charmaine who is lucky enough that writing about food is her career of choice! Obviously I can't get enough of tea and cake and all things sweet so when she suggested meeting up at Initial Cafe in Tsim Sha Tsui earlier today, of course I was up for it! I totally realised that Sam also posted about this place in a recent post (HK is really small!). Charmaine is definitely my kind of person and all we talked about was food and our mutual love for 13 Going on 30 (come on, it's an adorable movie!). It was so nice to finally meet up with her after sharing so many tweets and also visiting her Food blog
photo Iced Latte, Ice Green Tea and half eaten Blueberry cheesecake. 
I mentioned to Charmaine about how strange it was that we have never met before today but we had so much to talk about. It's times like these when I realise how many lovely friends I have met through blogging. So cheesy I know but trueeeee!
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42 comments

  1. I love the photos Winnie!

    (Thought i'd leave you a comment even though I just tweeted you too haha. Lots of loving!)

    Si

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  2. I'm so hungry right now!
    The mango & sago dessert
    is the best c:

    And omg that mini purse
    is just too cute!! And
    i'm kind of sad I can't
    get it anymore =w=
    23 years is vintage c:

    xx

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  3. yeah who cares about calories ! fufufu :p
    I love eating so much :D
    And those photos make me hungry ><
    I wish I also can meet some blogger someday :))

    http://japobsganbare.blogspot.com/

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  4. Gorgeous photos, I love your outfit too the neon pink is too cute.
    So much lovely food <3

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  5. looks like fantastic food

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  6. Fun post! All that food looks delicious!! Love your top!

    xx
    Giovanna
    www.oliveandanarrow.com

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  7. The desserts look delicious, especially the scones! What a fun way to spend the afternoon :)

    Caroline x
    Caroline's Catwalk

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  8. Wow wow wow! Awesome, yummy looking treats! Love the MCM bag as well, very kind of your aunt! Xo

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  9. beautiful photos as always, you look stunning!

    from,

    helen @ http://thelovecatsinc.blogspot.com

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  10. those desserts look so delish!!! oh man im getting hungry right now!

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  12. Nice blog^^ The food looks delicious and your outfit is cute=)

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  13. oh yes i heard it gets really hot in HK!!! makes me think about my time in Taiwan last summer...so hot!

    super cute bag! and the foods look so delish!! definitely gonna check out that open rice link if i go to HK! like the HK version of yelp :)

    alex @ carouselstreet.com

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  14. You. Are. Killing. Me. So many tasty things, amazing places, awesome people. SERIOUSLY. And what a find in the bag, and even more special than a splurge purchase because it has a story to tell (I would have been just over a month old on that date in 89!)

    And the desserts Winnie. Oh the desserts. OH THE SUGAR SWEET HEAVEN.

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  15. You are looking fab and so are all these goodies! Love your bag!

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  16. Sweet! What a great outfit too.

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  17. That MCM bag is so C.U.T.E on you, I can't wait to see it in my own eyes.....keep it safe I might steal it.

    Winnie, you're looking fantastic in the heat.

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  18. Your photos are GORGEOUS! Everything looks so yummy! Love your blog!

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  19. I miss HK so much everytime I see amazing food pics! The desserts look so yummy...

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  20. Great pictures and desserts. Love that mango sago dessert, looks really good and yummy, would love to try that.

    Have a great day.
    xx
    5th&6th

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  21. Haha, I watched The Avengers today which featured Mark Ruffalo and thought about our little chat about 13 Going on 30 again! It was so lovely meeting you, it was like catching up with an old friend even though we only 'met' a few months ago... via Instagram? What a funny little world, but what a wonderful one at that!

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  22. Great shirt and necklace:)

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  23. Day of Desserts- that's the best idea I have ever heard. Im going to start bullying my friends into doing that with me. It all looks so so yummy! And I love what you wore, it's so playful what with all the patterns and layering

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  24. 'Sometimes have to treat yourself' is the greatest lie on this blog. I'm pretty sure we were back to back gorging there.

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  25. awesome bag.

    and I hope its okay if I continue to stalk your blog. You have the most interesting experiences and quite lavish compared to mine.

    peary

    pearylife.blogspot.com

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  26. Wooow. You look absolutely gorgeous, and jeez... how delectable do those desserts look?! Y-U-M!

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  27. Amazing photo's, that mango dessert definitely looks divine! And your bag is simply adorable, I LOVE it:) XX

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  28. You look lovely in the picture! And all those desserts, yummy!

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  29. it is hard to care about calories when facing so many yummy sweets. Lovely bag, by the way.

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  30. Oh wow, I am SO jealous! I am a huge dessert fan and this looks like my idea of heaven. I think next time I go to Vietnam I will need to photograph all the amazing food I eat.

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  31. for sure we must not, eating really is a great pleasure in life and you take the best of it, for sure! love all you eat, live and dream S2

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  32. You are so cute! And I want to eat everyone of those things.

    Grace.

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  33. i love your outfit and the food looks so good :3 i wouldnt care about calories if my food looked that good XD

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  34. Your photo of the desert place setting and treats is gorgeous. I love the ombre napkin. The MGM bag is too cute and the story behind it makes it really special. I wish I could magically transport myself to HK right now!

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  35. I miss Asian food! Taipei was the best when it came to getting fed, I still miss all the little tea shops and night markets.

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  36. I definitely don't care about calories! This food is lovely and I adore that tiny little bag!

    Maria xxx

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  37. Im trying to be on a diet but these photos make it very hard for me ;)

    such a pretty skirt, you look so lovely!:)
    would you like to follow each other?

    http://style-smile-shine.blogspot.com/

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  38. yummy!!! In Milan I ate like a crazy guy pizza allll day long haha :D

    xx

    Have a nice weekend :)

    www.sickbytrend.com

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  39. wow I'm jelly of your desserts escapades haha. I love to be on a day I didn't care too.. but i'm too hard on myself!! Anyway I enjoyed your dessert pics!!

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  40. Wow...dessert kitchen is defo a place to visit. I just checked it on Open rice and i know that street but dont remember this place. Is it new? I must try it!!!

    I just saw Charmaine's blog - thanks for introducing her, good reference for places to go eat in HK, hehehe
    and oh my, blogging about food as career, oh good!

    and what a cute bag:)i like small bags but i can never fit all the stuff i want to put in. How do you manage?!?!?!? lol

    Cinz
    http://cinzee.wordpress.com

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  41. How have I just discovered your blog? Everything looks so divine and delicious! You're making me hungry over here in London!

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