• Hong Kong,  Travel

    Food Trippin’ in Hongkong: TAI CHEONG BAKERY

    After a million discussions with taxi drivers that eventually ended up with a raise in my blood pressure… after an outburst and an almost-imminent altercation with some rude people who didn’t care to help us with directions despite showing them the name of the street in Chinese characters… and after a long, tiring and futile search for the elusive Gough Street… we fortunately found ourselves locating one of the things I listed in our must-visits. I don’t want to write exactly how I felt during that time when we were looking for Gough Street because I might end up saying something really bad. I’m still reminded by this blogging etiquette…

  • Hong Kong,  Travel

    Food Trippin’ in Hongkong: GUANG DONG BARBECUE RESTAURANT

    When I was preparing our itinerary, I initially included Yung Kee Restaurant because I heard they make the best roast duck in all of Hong Kong. As I did more research, I found out that there’s one restaurant in the Tsim Sha Tsui area that is the best alternative to Yung Kee when it comes to roast duck. Also, it has been heralded as one of the best and most affordable restaurants that serve Cantonese food. It’s no other than Guang Dong Barbecue Restaurant. Little did I know that Guang Dong Barbecue Restaurant would just be next to our hotel. We passed by it almost everyday and always noticed this Bill…

  • Hong Kong,  Travel

    Food Trippin’ in Hongkong: FOOD REPUBLIC

    On our way to Lantau Island to visit the Tian Tan Buddha, we stopped by for lunch at Food Republic in Citygate Outlets, Tung Chung. Food Republic is a food court chain run by the BreadTalk Group based in Singapore. The concept combines local hawker fare with mini restaurants in an open dining concept. As with the other food courts, it can get really rowdy during lunch breaks. When we went there, it was so hard finding a seat. After a while, we spotted some free seats but there was no one near enough to clean the table. We had to clean the table ourselves just so we can eat 🙁 There…

  • Hong Kong,  Travel

    Food Trippin’ in Hongkong: CHARLIE BROWN CAFE

    Charlie Brown and Peanuts friends aren’t as popular in the Philippines as Mickey Mouse or Tom & Jerry. We do know Snoopy, though. But back when I was a child, I would always catch Peanuts in RPN-9 (although with much difficulty as I can’t figure out the show’s airing schedule exactly). My favorites were Charlie Brown and Lucy Van Pelt 😀 This is why I was so happy to find out that there’s Charlie Brown Cafe in Hong Kong. The first time I saw it was in 2006 but I never got the chance to go there. I always passed by it in my later trips but unfortunately, I never got to try…

  • Hong Kong,  Travel

    Food Trippin’ In Hongkong: GREEN ISLANDS RESTAURANT

    I always thought that Hong Kong is one of those cities that never sleep. Unfortunately, major shops and restaurants close albeit a little later than those in Manila. We were just lucky that we went there during the holidays because their operating hours were extended. Green Islands Restaurant is one of those we found to be operating even beyond 10pm. We ate there around 11pm the day after Christmas and surprisingly, it still was very busy. As it was already late at night, we just ordered something light 😛 Milk Tea Hong Kong-style milk tea (dai pai dong) is a drink made of black tea and evaporated milk (not condensed…

  • Hong Kong,  Travel

    Nan Lian Garden/Chi Lin Nunnery

    I actually visited just two places in Hong Kong during my last visit. I’ve visited the other tourist attractions in my previous trips including the nearby city of Shenzhen in Guangdong Province of China. Okay, so the first one is the Tian Tan Buddha, the second one is this one, and the rest… well, they’re food discoveries! 🙂 And I’ll get back to you on that in a separate post. The second place I’m referring to is a place that I love, love, love.  TRUST ME. It’s probably the most photogenic spot in Hong Kong ever! When I went there, I literally scanned all areas with my bare eyes and…

  • Hong Kong,  Travel

    Tian Tan Buddha in Lantau Island

    Hong Kong is just less than two hours flight from Manila and is often visited by Filipinos for a quick getaway and in my case, some retail therapy. For the last four years, I think I managed to go to Hong Kong at least once a year (sometime in 2007/2008, I think I went there twice in less than 6 months!) and 2010 was no exception. I went to Hong Kong last December 26 and stayed there for four nights with my in-laws. As much as I wanted to turn into shopping mode again, I opted not to because I already had my shopping binge fixed just before Christmas. Instead, I made an itinerary…

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