Tag Archives: Hongkong

Two Words: Dim Sum

30 Nov

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Who does not love Dim Sum?! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  When in Hongkong, I need to have my dimsum fix and we found one of our favorite places through our Hongkie friend, Charlie!ย  Thanks, Charlie! ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks for taking us here to Metropol Restaurant ๐Ÿ™‚

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Uyyyy, may wifi! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Checking emails na si Sir…

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Meanwhile, I’m a bit overwhelmed with all the food…ย  I SEE PORK BUNS.

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They also have an open kitchen at the center of the restaurant.

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Some veggies?ย  Hmmm… maybe later.

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My parents’ favorite, congee ๐Ÿ™‚ย  You can choose any two of these toppings.

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Dim Sum for everyone!!!

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Barbecued pork, of course… my favorite ๐Ÿ™‚

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Congee for my mom and dad.

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Asado siopao!

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Dante’s favorite sticky rice… Machang ๐Ÿ™‚

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Another one of my favorites and a must, taro puffs.

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Crispy spring rolls ๐Ÿ™‚

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Dumplings! Chinese version of my favorite Japanese gyoza ๐Ÿ™‚

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Out of all the dimsum and food on the table, Damien chooses to eat his favorite dish… PLAIN RICE.ย  LOL! ๐Ÿ™‚

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This was what Damien had for breakfast, lunch and dinner.ย  This OR French Fries.

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My dad enjoying his meal.ย  Hahaha! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Still checking email…

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Good thing we were early because the place was packed when we were about to leave.

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Damien with Wata and Toto ๐Ÿ™‚

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We had no more room for dessert but they looked delicious.

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This was the view from the restaurant. Can you see the tents of the protesters?

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Love this place! I will always eat here when in Hongkong ๐Ÿ™‚

Metropol is located at theย  4/F United Centre, 95 Queensway, Admiraltyย  ๐Ÿ™‚

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My Little Pastry

25 Nov

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One thing I love about Hongkong is their food.ย  And not just Chinese food but all sorts of things you see along the way.ย  Like this Danish Bar, which is actually a part of the Little Mermaid Bakery, a Japanese bakery that we first saw in Japan ๐Ÿ™‚

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Oh my, these Danish Balls are hot and crispy!ย  I love croissants and these are like bite-sized versions of a croissant.ย  This is the plain one which I loved!

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And Dante, of course, got the chocolate one ๐Ÿ™‚

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Weeee… I love these.ย  My new favorite little pastry ๐Ÿ™‚

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This was somewhere in City Super, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hongkong! ๐Ÿ™‚

Before the Ramen Addiction

15 Jan

I was never a Ramen lover before. ย Wouldn’t even consider trying it.

Every time I would go to a ramen house with Dante,

I would either order gyoza or anything else BUT ramen.

Again with our favorite Hongkie couple, Gerwin and Charlie

ย In our recent trip to HK, Dante kept begging me to eat with him in Ippudo.

I wasn’t too excited. ย Kept thinking, noodle soup for dinner? ย But I’m not sick. ย LOL!

But I was excited to have dinner with Charlie and Gerwin ๐Ÿ™‚

So here we are...

Waiting for our food ๐Ÿ™‚

Being the stubborn person that I am, I stuck with my usual orders.

My Gyoza

Pork Buns

My little pork bowl

Was still hungry so I ordered another dish.

A mini dish, that is. My little plate of fried chicken.

Meanwhile, the three were raving about their ramen bowls.

Why?! What’s so great about a bowl of noodle soup. ย I just don’t get it.

I always associated eating ramen or noodle soup with being sick at home in bed.

Fresh Garlic

Little did I know…

Located at Shop 210, Silvercord Tower, 30 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hongkong

I’ll be back, Ippudo.

Best Burger in the Planet

29 Dec

It’s almost midnight and I have this sudden craving for my favorite burger in the planet. ย Triple-O’s by White Spot. “The sauciest, juiciest, tastiest, bestest burgers around!” I first tried Triple-O’s in Hongkong recommended by our friends, Charlie and Gerwin, but originated in Vancouver, BC. ย I thought it would be just another typical burger. ย But, OMG, Dante and I fell in love with their burgers and it has been our favorite eversince.

Freshly cooked french fries!

I always get their mushroom burger ๐Ÿ™‚

What’s so great about this burger??? Does it have a special mayo or sauce? Is it their tasty, buttery bread or the super juicy burger?! I do hope Triple-O’s finds its way to Manila! Or else I would just have to keep looking at these photos over and over again and wait for the next time I’m in Hongkong ๐Ÿ™‚ I love you, Triple-O’s!!!

A Walk in Mongkok :)

13 Dec

When in HK, Mongkok is a must especially for these two. ย It’s just about three to four stops via MTR from Tsimshatsui Station ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s where all the toys and shoe stores are. ย Toys for the big boys.

Before anything else, Gong Cha stop first, for a tall glass of cold milk tea ๐Ÿ™‚

Planning our agenda for the afternoon.

Oh but wait….second stop: fried tentacles in curry powder seasoning! ย THIS IS CRISPY, CHEWY, SALTY GOODNESS in a brown paper bag ๐Ÿ™‚ ahhh, I want one now! There is something similar to this though in Serenitea. Try their chicken chops ๐Ÿ™‚ I will have some today!

Not too adventurous to try these delicacies.

But this we cannot miss. ย Third stop: Cold noodles. ย (We just actually had lunch.)

We chose Octopus. ย Spicy.

Cold noodles in spicy sauce with octopus. ย Winner!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

My brother Chris cannot decide. Red or blue?! ๐Ÿ™‚

Blue. ย Ready to rock his gigs ๐Ÿ™‚

Time to head back to the hotel now to meet the folks and Damien for dinner ๐Ÿ™‚ Yes, eat again! ๐Ÿ™‚

There is also a ladies’ market in Mongkok. ย But be careful. ย Since it’s a tourist spot, a lot of the sales people start at a really high price ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Be firm. ย Just pretend to walk away while you haggle ๐Ÿ™‚ Prices get lower as you walk away ๐Ÿ™‚

And the best Xiao Long Bao goes to…

6 Dec

Every time we visit Hongkong, eating our favorite Xiao Long Bao is a MUST. They are like soup dumplings ๐Ÿ™‚ And we’ve discovered where to go to eat the BEST Xiao Long Bao in Hongkong…

Din Tai Fung ๐Ÿ™‚ We go to the one in Silvercord, Shop 30, 3/F, No. 30 Canton Road, Tsimshatsui, Kowloon ๐Ÿ™‚

Meet my husband, Dante, and my son, Damien Crow ๐Ÿ™‚ We just came from Toys R’ Us and Crow was so happy with his new toy. ย Boba Fett… bought by his Uncle Chris, a Star Wars geek himself ๐Ÿ™‚

A cup of tea to prepare my tummy for the meal ahead.

Oh yey! Kids get their own plastic plates and bowls ๐Ÿ™‚ very smart of them ๐Ÿ™‚

And their own spoon… As shown by Crow ๐Ÿ™‚

While waiting for the food, one more photo, boys! ๐Ÿ™‚

Here comes the spicy vegetable wonton ๐Ÿ™‚

Then arrives the award-winning Xiao Long Bao…. There’s my Dad ๐Ÿ™‚

Shrimp Fried Rice.

Veggies, of course ๐Ÿ™‚

Dante’s favorite porkchop ๐Ÿ™‚

Another order of porkchop over rice ๐Ÿ™‚ Para hindi bitin ๐Ÿ™‚

And some spring rolls ๐Ÿ™‚

Definitely one of my favorite restaurants, ever ๐Ÿ™‚ So if you’re planning a trip to Hongkong soon and craving for some Xiao Long Bao, you know where to go ๐Ÿ™‚

My Two Favorite Hongkees take us to Zhong Guo Song :)

4 Dec

"My Favorite Honkees"

Meet Mr. and Mrs. Charlie and Gerwin Co =) Charlie has been my friend since Highschool and she has been based in HK for almost seven years now with her husband Gerwin and their super cute daughter, Georgina. ย Always need to see these two whenever we visit.

Taking the Star Ferry to meet up with Charlie and Gerwin. ย Love riding this at night ๐Ÿ™‚

One of Charlie and Gerwin’s favorite restaurants in HK ๐Ÿ™‚

And it’s award-winning! Dante and I were getting very excited at this point.

What to drink first. ย Soya Milk, please? ๐Ÿ™‚

Veggies.

Crispy Tofu.

Of course, a must. Sweet and Sour Pork ๐Ÿ™‚

Now, this is their award-winning pork dish. Braised pork with XO sauce ๐Ÿ™‚

Chicken with Eggplant.

Fried Shrimp with Salted Egg. Now THIS is award-winning!

Red Bean Soup for dessert.

Good company, great food. Happy tummies! Thanks for taking us here, Charlie and Gerwin! Another good discovery! ๐Ÿ™‚