February 2014 in Hong Kong: For two nights only

February 4, 2014 – February 6, 2014 – For the third leg of my winter Asia trip 2014, I spent just two nights in Hong Kong. I’ve been to HK several times already and I really just wanted to see some friends and hit some of the usual must-visit eats: Tai Cheong Bakery 泰昌餅家 in Central for their famous egg tarts, Lan Fong Yuen 蘭芳園 near Tai Cheong Bakery for some “pantyhose” milk tea, and Tim Ho Wan 添好運 in Sham Shui Po this time (having earned one Michelin star in the 2011 guide) for dim sum, of course.

 

At Central's Mid-levels Escalator

At Central’s Mid-levels Escalator

Tai Cheong Bakery 泰昌餅家

Tai Cheong Bakery 泰昌餅家

Lan Fong Yuen 蘭芳園

Lan Fong Yuen 蘭芳園

Lan Fong Yuen 蘭芳園

Lan Fong Yuen 蘭芳園

Tim Ho Wan 添好運

Tim Ho Wan 添好運

Tim Ho Wan 添好運

Tim Ho Wan 添好運

Tim Ho Wan 添好運

Tim Ho Wan 添好運

I also really enjoyed dim sum at DimDimSum Dim Sum 點點心點心專門店, Jordan branch. They opened really late was just around the corner from where I was staying. Plus, they have really cute pig buns.

DimDimSum Dim Sum 點點心點心專門店

DimDimSum Dim Sum 點點心點心專門店

And actually, my favorite egg tart isn’t at Tai Cheong Bakery but at Macau Restaurant 澳門茶餐廳 in TST instead. They serve the Portuguese egg tarts, but even without the caramelized top the rest of the egg tart is still excellent. I always come here when I visit Hong Kong.

Macau Restaurant 澳門茶餐廳

Macau Restaurant 澳門茶餐廳

Macau Restaurant 澳門茶餐廳

Macau Restaurant 澳門茶餐廳

I also figured I might as well check out Ippudo in HK since I’ve already had it in the states, Taiwan and Japan.

Ippudo HK

Ippudo HK

One of my favorite new finds this time (and I know it’s not new) was the Charlie Brown Cafe in TST. I am a sucker for themed restaurants, and this whole cafe was well-themed, all tables with a character head, all drinks and cakes also with character decorations, and I thought the kids section with a big screen playing Charlie Brown cartoons was cute.

Charlie Brown Cafe

Charlie Brown Cafe

Charlie Brown Cafe

Charlie Brown Cafe

Charlie Brown Cafe

Charlie Brown Cafe

Charlie Brown Cafe

Charlie Brown Cafe

Charlie Brown Cafe

Charlie Brown Cafe

Anyway, here are a few more random pictures I took during my short stay in Hong Kong. Coincidentally, looking back, I realized took the exact same shot of a scene in Mongkok twice – once in daylight and once at night.

Mong Kok

Mong Kok

Mong Kok

Mong Kok

Yee Shun Dairy Company 港澳義順牛奶公司

Yee Shun Dairy Company 港澳義順牛奶公司

eslite 誠品

eslite 誠品

View from eslite rooftop

View from eslite rooftop

Hong Kong scene

Hong Kong scene

Hong Kong scene

Hong Kong scene

Hong Kong Avenue of Comic Stars 香港漫畫星光大道

Hong Kong Avenue of Comic Stars 香港漫畫星光大道

Hong Kong Avenue of Comic Stars 香港漫畫星光大道

Hong Kong Avenue of Comic Stars 香港漫畫星光大道

Mobile Softee

Mobile Softee

Hong Kong scene

Hong Kong scene

Pierre Herme Hong Kong

Pierre Herme Hong Kong

And of course, traveling wouldn’t have been as fun without the friends I met along the way. 🙂

Leslie and Jonas

Leslie and Jonas

Jonas and Stella

Jonas and Stella

Raian and Jonas

Raian and Jonas

Next stop, Thailand!

 

Nov 8 2014 Category: Earth Hong Kong

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