Saturday, June 02, 2012

Instagramming 7

It has been ages since I put together one of these Instagram posts but I thought I would share a final Instagram post from Hong Kong. Now that I've been back in the UK for almost 2 weeks, it feels like I've never really left but at the same time it still feels so fresh in my memory, that it would feel pretty normal if I woke up on the other side of the world, going about my normal Hong Kong routine. Oh if only!
1. The first of many dim sum pics in this post 2. Cheung Chau Bun Festival, I watched in disbelief as the main event was a competition which involved people climbing up a mountain of plastic buns at midnight on TV, getting to the top and pulling off the plastic buns and throwing them into the bags that they had attached to themselves. It's a brilliant and hilarious tradition that everyone takes really seriously! 3. The stairs near the Fortress Hill MTR doesn't look like much fun to climb up either 4. More dim sum 5. Mango and Green Tea desserts with the family 6. Hot Pot shopping at the supermarket 7. Hot Pot at home 8. Vietnamese 3 bean drink 9. At the wet markets for some fresh fish!
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1. Live chickens at the market 2. Smelly Durian fruit for sale 3. Colourful trams and noisy city 4. The awesome skyline 5. Vietnamese for dinner 6. Sushi for dinner 7. My aunt made coffee and green tea macarons 8. My jewellery but I sadly lost the blue cord bracelet 9. Random outfit shot
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1. Essie Lapis of Luxury nail polish that I found for under £5 (such a bargain!) and a new bangle. 2. Open windows in my grandparent's bedroom 3. Sweet potato wedges with a sprinkle of plum powder, I adore street food! 4. A trip across the harbour on the Star Ferry 5. The Star Ferry is a must and not really considered that touristy - plenty of people use it daily as it's the cheapest way across the harbour 6. More dim sum! 7. Fa Yuen Street Market is super fun to browse and look for cheap fashion 8. Korean BBQ Yes!!! 9. I tried Mangosteens for the first time and they're so yummy!
1. Having some typical HK Cafe food...HK style French Toast and yummy milk tea. I probably miss Milk Tea the most out of all the things I love in HK. It's the simple things! 2. I love all the old apartments in HK 3. A glimpse of the streets at Tsim Sha Tsui one afternoon 4. Dinner with my aunt and cousin at the famed Yung Kee in central 5. A quick lunch break with one of my aunts - the prawn parcels had a mango dip which was AMAZING 6. A meal at ABC Kitchen with lots of new friends which I will definitely write about soon 7. After the meal we had gelato and coffee 8. Another view of that skyline 9. Sushi time with my cousin
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Well. Let me tell you guys that I am now SUPER SUPER SUPER missing Hong Kong after writing this post. I definitely feel a little bitter sweet looking at these pictures. Luckily my family who I stayed with are all visiting for the next month so in a way, a little slice of HK will be coming to me.

Hope you all have a wonderful Jubilee weekend. I wish I was going to a street party but maybe I'll create a tea party at home and I'll get the bunting out!


  1. Wow! This is such a photo loaded post! Goodness... All that food! I'm definitely craving for some dimsum now! Love how you've captured the different little moments in HK... It's such a great place to visit! And those mangosteens! They're really good aren't they?? I'm lucky that I live in a tropical country... With such a huge selection of fruits!

    Anyway, I've never hear of sumiyaki coffee.... BUT, I know I'd be on the hunt for some soon! They look and sound amazing! x

  2. Lovely collection of photos. It is great to see what you have been up to. I missed your blog. I was just thinking today how I hadn't visited your blog in awhile.

  3. I love looking at your HK photo diaries, even though its been almost 3 years since I last visited but I am thinking about going back all the time! I agree, the milk tea there is something else... can't get the same anywhere else

  4. Love that random outfit pic of you!

    These are so cool. You have some great photos of your adventures in Hong Kong!

  5. Such amazing foodie pics! Love these pictures of Hong Kong.

    Thanks so much for sharing. Sweet Saturday post!

  6. Thanks so much for sharing all your amazing photos with us! They so make me what to visit Hong Kong as it looks like such an amazing place.

    Looking at your pictures makes the UK seem so boring in comparison, but I know that's more to do with me being too impatient to see the beautiful things England has to offer too! Time to look at the UK with new eyes I think.

  7. Ah! All these photos are really making me reminisce about Hong Kong, and all the food snaps are makinng hungry! ;p
    Haha! That photo of you with the CNN camera is super cute!

  8. wonderful collection of photos!

    from, helen at

  9. never heard of durian fruit before, I wonder what it tastes like

  10. lovely blog

    followed you, follow me back

  11. Interesting post=) this makes me even more looking forward to my HK trip this summer^^

  12. Gorgeous post, darling Winnie!

  13. I have the same nail polish, it's lovely!

  14. Such an exciting collection of photos and I adore the nervous pig.

  15. every single pic is amazing

    wld u like to follow each others?

  16. I love seeing all of your Instagram photos together!

  17. awww i love how you put together your HK pics.. every picture has a story! I didn't know they still sold live chickens in HK?! lol. Anyway it looked like you had an amazing stay!

  18. hongkong looks fabulous through your eyes!! and the food... *sigh*

    p.s. love your bracelets

  19. Hello Winnie!!
    thank you very much for your comment on Alexander McQueen post.
    I really like your blog. I follow and I hope that you also follow my blog.
    Best regards from germany,

  20. Love all these photos!! Especially the ones of the architecture; they're simply gorgeous and evoke such a neat atmosphere! :D Awesome post.

  21. great pics!!

    have a nice week!! xoxo

  22. omg the food! miss hong kong so much :(

  23. *Love* all the pics of exotic fruits. Feels like summer!

  24. Aww don't be sad Winnie! I'm sure you'll go back to HK soon XD I'm glad your family is coming to visit you :)) great pics as always! I can't believe that bun-mountain climbing tradition and that cute nervous pig cake haha XD

  25. I seriously love your instagram posts, Winnie! I feel like I get to travel (and eat!) with you. I've never been to HK, but I've always wanted to go. I hope you get to go back soon too -- I can't imagine having family and friends so far away and divided between two continents.

    p.s. You were so right about Monday's jubilee coverage -- sooo much better! I did get all teary-eyed when they hip-hip-hoorayed for the Queen and she smiled.

    p.p.s. Love the nervous piggy cake (too hilarious!) and what the hey is a mangosteen?

  26. I always love your food posts! Especially the recent Hong Kong ones. I definitely makes me miss it! I don't understand how the residents of HK are all so thin. If I lived there I'd be a walking blob. Your post has led to me craving bubble tea now >_<


  27. That coffee sounds AMAZING and I love the piggy cake!

    Maria xxx

  28. So much lovely food! The pig cake is so funny but sweet! :)

    Caroline x
    Caroline's Catwalk

  29. All that food looks amazing! Lovely pics hun xx



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