Monday, September 24, 2012

Buffets and Big Brothers

Hong Kong on a bit of a grey day isn't so bad and on a rainy day like today, I'd swap locations in a heart beat - especially because it's still about 30c over there at the moment. However, one thing I do remember is that when it rains in HK, it's another experience all together. Every single person in HK carries an umbrella so walking with an umbrella is a battleground, bashing into a million umbrellas is not fun. Funny, because this doesn't happen in the UK - the land which is famous for being pretty  rainy.
So since I delved back into my HK photo archive, what better than to share another food post! Shangri La is a hotel I have blogged before blogged about before and they have a magnificent buffet. Plenty of  food including sushi, noodles, freshly made dim sum and desserts!
Individual Siu Long Bao
Taro jelly dessert, cakes and a coconut dessert with grass jellyIMG_6115 IMG_6111 Chinese desserts (the green covered bowls contained sweet tofu dessert, dofu fa)SDC11968
It was an interesting day, made even more interesting by the young dodgy-probably-mafia guys sitting behind us who were seemingly celebrating their 'big brother's' birthday. His entourage were showing him the utmost respect - all 20 of them would stand up when he stood up and the guy was never alone. It was something out of a Chinese gangster movie where all the scruffy lads appeared to be wearing their best clothes for the occasion. Perhaps they were perfectly innocent but we couldn't help but worry when we realised that we had accidentally stolen a couple of their made-to-order ginger soufflés (oops!). Who knew that HK gangsters like their Soufflés?



  1. this is so sweet - and ginger souffles sound lovely! i've just realised it's bit a of a drag telling you to come to london all the time - why don't i come to brum for the day? xx

  2. Ginger souffles?! YES PLEASE! And yes please to Daniela coming to Brum! ;)

    Maria xxx

  3. haha this is so funny XD I'm glad they didn't take their revenge on you!

  4. the food looks incredible, so fresh! kinda love the HK gangsta, sounds like a dude! i would love to visit Hong Kong one day

  5. Oh Winnie, I miss Hong Kong very much, the food and everything.

  6. amazing photos and the food look delicious

  7. I remember rainy/typhoon season in HK!
    The food looks great and I love the story of the guys at the restaurant!

  8. the food pictures look so nice, i wish i met a gangsta in HK :p

  9. So pretty! Everything looks really amazing<3

    ox from NYC!


  10. Oh you gorgeous thing!! <3
    Maybe we can follow each other dear? :)


  11. Wow, this place looks amazing. Such delicious foods! What do you think of their quality? I often find buffets have such a wonderful variety, though they can be lacking in the taste.

    X i x i a ❥

  12. LOL I totally visited your blog to see how you were doing in UK. Guess I was wrongggggg.

    See you in like.... a day? :P

  13. oh my gosh, all the food looks so cute! lovely photographs!

    lindsey louise

  14. Hahaha, I liked reading this, especially the story about the "gangsters". Ahhh all the food looks so good too! And the thing about umbrellas - I've been here for two days only and I've been surprised at how few people carry umbrellas in London!

  15. Ugh, I miss the food
    from Hong Kong :c
    I think people uses
    umbrella for the rain
    and for the burning
    sunshine :P


  16. All these gorgeous food photos are making my mouth water...glad you had such a good time. HK still looks awsome in the rain. xxx

  17. OH GOD! I just had dinner and these made me hungry again. that salmon looks YUM.

    great pics!



  18. Hello! I found you through bangbangsheshoots as a recommendation. Your food photos are making me drool, esp that salmon sashimi!

  19. Mmm, the food looks delicious!


  20. Missing hong kong soo much! and lol at the mafia comment, who says gangsters can't eat well!

  21. I'm moving this weekend !! :D
    Love the pictures ! Haha, I could only imagine aaaaalll the people there and everyone carrying an umbrella haha ! Chaos ! :P

  22. omg total dessert heaven! hahah yeah didnt think gangsters were into their desserts.. you'd think it'd be the last place to go to! LOL.

  23. Oh dear, who knew HK gangsters like Soufflés lol :D I'm glad they didn't notice or care. All these desserts are making me hungry! I want to try them all O.O Such a lovely blog, too :D

  24. Damn you and your food pics.. luckily these aren't as enticing as your other ones.. and also I've already had lunch.

    It was pad thai covered in an omelette.

    I had just finished reading the feature in Stylist mag on breast cancer survivors (with pics) then saw your siu long bao photo and thought to myself 'if only boobs could simply be cooked up, too'.




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