As my title says, I’m going on a vacation! Not now, but I will be in late April to early May to Hong Kong and the southern part of China! WOOT! I’m finally leaving this continent. It’s been over half my life since I’ve been there. Reasons why I’m flying my butt half way across the world is because my cousin’s getting married and my aunt urges me for years to come over to visit her and my mom’s side of the family. Feeling much to the point of getting burnt from taking care of my mom and working, I’m taking a much needed vacation!
Soo… More to the reason why I’m posting this announcement is, I’m asking the HK expats, residents, and recent visitiors, what is good to eat there?! I know I’m going to visit Macau for Kee Wah pastries. My aunt always brings a bunch of their awesome pastries whenever she visits NYC and it haunts my dreams. (I know they have a Los Angeles branch but I want to go to the original establishment.) I know there’s kick ass dim sum there. But any other suggestions? Please comment below. Thanks!
It’s been a while since I was in Hong Kong, but I remember having this delicious black sesame bubble tea. I can’t remember the name, but it’s a tea house there that is synonymous with Starbucks… they’re everywhere! My only regret was that I really had to pee and they didn’t have a bathroom (how ironic!) and I didn’t finish it. Oh! Down the street there was a three-evel Epsrit store. I hope that helps some!
check out my website for some of the restaurants i’ve been to in hong kong. if there’s one recommendation i would make, it’s the bamboo noodle place in tai po cooked foods centre (the one anthony bourdain went to and documented in no reservations: hong kong)…it’s the real deal. i would also check out some of the tea time buffets at some of the nicer hotels here — some of the best food is to be had in these kinds of places. bon voyage and have a great trip.
For a nice breakfast at a charcoal grill pushcart, take the subway to Central Station, exit D2 and then follow the map here:
There is only one pushcart selling breakfast. Open every day except Sunday. Starts at 9:30am
We highly recommend the following:
– Milk coffee
– Instant noodles
– Toast (comes with peanut butter, condensed milk and jam
In that same area there are other pushcarts that serve dinner.
The other spot to try (for breakfast) is in Kowloon.
Australia Dairy Company
47-49 Parkes Street, Jordan Metro stop
hey tina i live in hong kong and i love eating just as much as you do.
i have lots of recommendation from street snacks to high end restaurants in hk,
email me, i will list the address and dishes.
for macau, my favorite bakery is Koi Kei, their almond biscuit is the best. http://www.koikei.com/
my fav. portuguese restaurant in macau is Platao Portuguese restaurant, their biscuit mousse is the smoothest in macau!
The portuguese egg tart in Margaret Cafe and Nata is really delicious too and always freshly out of the oven!
hey tina, i’m going to hong kong in the summer too for a study abroad program, and i’ve already started “researching” places to eat. gourmet actually did a feature that i bookmarked. http://www.gourmet.com/travel/2008/11/eight-great-hong-kong-restaurants where in southern china are you going? i’ll be in guangdong for a couple days too.
Thanks all for your suggestions! (Also, sorry for the belated reply. My mom’s been going through health limbo again but fine now.)
hannah: Ooh… I want to eat some noods.
FN: Instant noods?! Hmmm…I’m not a fan of instant ramen-like noodles. I would eat it if I have nothing else to eat. Everything else you’ve mentioned on your list is cool though.
sharon: Hello from NYC! I’ve seen those boxes of Koi Kei’s cookies in NYC. Haven’t eaten them, I think? But I’m open to any sweet.
OMG, YES for the Portugese egg tart!! There’s only one place I know that makes it in NYC and it’s hit or miss to get a fresh-out-of-the-oven tart. It’s sad to get a cold one.
Becky: I remembered you’ve written that on Twitter. I don’t remember the name of my mom’s hometown! Curse my ABCness. (For those of you who don’t know that acronym, it means American Born Chinese.)
Hi Tina! I’m so excited for you will be traveling to HK. Can we have a food outing before you go? I freakin miss you!!!
btw…i’ve been rather bored lately and started a food blog of my own finally, give me some love.
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