Sunday, March 29, 2015

HK 2015

Just piccies :)

Wonder where and when will my next holiday be.

2015 - this year is truly a year of change for me
and it's about time. 

I've been waiting for 'the day' for the longest time
and it's finally happening.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

High Tea @ Ritz Carlton HK

I personally feel that the money spent here was worth every cent.

I really enjoyed the yummy goodies in the tea set,
the beautiful view, ambience and of course,
the most important thing of all - company! :)

Mike ordered a lobster bisque for himself.

Tea for 2 :)

The Pierre Herme macaron of the day was Salted Caramel. Yummy.

The set has got quite a good selection - mini burgers, smoked salmon focaccia, duck foie gras mousse macaroni, vegetable quiche, pistachio chocolate cannel, orange jivara and cinnamon verrine, mango ginger choux, lemon mint bar and both plain and raison scones with jam and clotted cream.

The view

Monday, March 16, 2015

Day trip to Cheung Chau, HK

The initial plan was to head to Tai O as we wanted to do something a lil different from our usual HK travels (ie. hanging out in the city all day long). However, the hotel staff mentioned that if you're Chinese, there's nothing much to see in Tai O because you've 'seen it all' before - Tai O is famous for its fishing villages on stilts.

So we decided to scrap that plan and went to Cheung Chau instead, as recommended by my mum's friend for some good seafood.

We rented a bicycle to cycle around the little Island.

Faster faster horsey!!!

There's a market on the island that sells lots of live seafood.

The restaurant that we went to told us that we had to buy the seafood from the market and bring it to them to cook because they do not stock any. 

I think that it's best to go early to the market because we went there around 1 p.m. and most shops were already closed. Only a handful were still open. 

Nothing like fresh seafood!

Was hoping to get bigger prawns but . . . these were the biggest from the stall that we went to.

I love prawnies.

Bamboo clams. It was my first time eating this, believe it or not.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Cenacolo, Central, HK

We stayed in Central HK and there are so many restaurants all around.
It was pretty hard for us to decide on dinner 
but somehow, we ended up at Cenacolo, an Italian restaurant.

We were seated at a very comfy and cosy spot.
Service was very good.
The price was reasonable as well. . .
and the food was good.

My mum asked them to add pumpkin to her salad (As the salad she ordered didn't have any) and they did so, without any extra charge. So obliging. Two thumbs up! :)

I had the steak and it was so juicy and tender. 

Saturday, March 14, 2015

First meal in HK

We took a ferry from Macau to HK and arrived just in time for lunch.

It is somewhat a 'tradition' that every time we visit HK, 
we just have to go to Yung Kee for their century eggs and roast goose.

Century eggs and ginger

Roast goose and chicken

E-fu noodles with crab meat

The noodles had very chunky pieces of crab meat. Mmmm mmm.

Super tourist picture - outside Yung Kee. Hehe.

When the bill arrived, Mike said  - "The food here is good but it is *censored* expensive."

SIGH. OH RINGGIT. We don't realise how small you are until we travel.

Macau Day & Night

Friday, March 13, 2015

Macau Eats

I have been reading blogs on the top recommended things to eat in Macau but half of the items listed down are things that I have tried before and are pretty ordinary (to me).

Also, my mum reminded me that since we were going to HK, the food in HK is so much better . . . so save the spending for HK instead.

However, when in Macau, if I could only pick one MUST EAT item on my list, it would be the Portugese egg tarts. Second after that, would be the steamed milk (super love!).

Cafe e Nata Margaret's egg tart

Congee at the hotel - I love all the salted condiments - salted cabbage, salted eggs, salted seaweed :P
BEST thing of all - I can help myself as much as I want coz it's a buffet !

Seng Cheong seems to be a pretty popular place recommended by most blogs.

However, the crab congee is just - OK. I personally do not think it's worth going there for the crab congee. I was very thirsty after this meal - MSG? Hmmm.

This was also another recommended item - I think they were sotong balls. This was a decent snack but as you can see, the portion is HUGE. I'm so glad that during this trip, there were 3 of us so we could order 'more dishes'. 

Would have been difficult if Mike and I were to travel alone.

I do think it's worth it to head to Seng Cheong for the steamed eel with black bean sauce though. This is a way better dish to try out compared to the crab congee.

Also, when in Macau, one should at least dine in one of the Portuguese restaurants there.

We dined at Antonio Restaurant and I just realised that it was given a one Michelin star in 2012 but I checked the latest list and this restaurant is no longer listed there - and I can understand why. 

The food isn't Michelin star quality at all. 

It has the Michelin price for sure but . . . I can totally resonate with the bad reviews on Trip Advisor. Why did I even pick this restaurant in the beginning? Because I was lured by the 'good' reviews. LIESSSSS !!! (OK, it's wrong to say that it's a lie….because others could have had a decent experience).

Suckling pig - decent but very, VERY oily. The waitress described on how this pig was marinated with all kinds of spices but I couldn't even taste the marinade - it just tasted like oil. 

EL Cerdo in KL is 10 times better.

Wet seafood rice that was a little too salty.