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hong kong top 5: eats edition

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Just in case it wasn’t clear, I had an awesome time in Hong Kong. Definitely a city that I’ll be coming back to. In honor of my new fan-hood for HK, here’s my top 5 eats starting with numero cinco.

5. Black Sesame Ice Cream from Wasabisabi

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Best black sesame ice cream ever. Pricey at HKD44 but worth every tasty bite. Plus you gotta love the fancy presentation.

4. Thick Ass Toast + Milk Tea

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You have to drink milk tea in Hong Kong. Something strong with tea flavor and creamy with evaporated milk. You have to drink it with thick, giant, mutant, buttery slices of toast. Include a bustling Chinese breakfast place at rush hour and you have a winner.

3. Peking Duck

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Warm, crepe-style pancakes wrapped around slices of fatty Peking duck, cucumber, and leeks. Add hoisin sauce and watch your cholesterol rise. Soooooo goood.

2. High Tea

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We did high tea not once but twice. First at the Peninsula and next at the Four Seasons. Each time just feels special. Little teapots of unique teas (lychee green tea anyone?), dainty finger sandwiches, fancy desserts, clotted cream, yummy scones. Relax in the comfy seats (esp at the Four Seasons), rest your feet from all the walking, and chat about the advice of fortune tellers. Okay maybe not that last part.

1. Mango Sago

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This stuff is gooder than good. Addictive in the extreme with dozens of varieties you will find something that suits your taste buds for sure. They have spots all over Hong Kong. Just think of it, turn the corner, and the stuff will magically appear. Each serving is about HKD25-38 depending on which one you pick. My pick: mango + mango puree + glutinous rice balls + coconut milk.

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Written by joann

February 21, 2008 at 9:48 pm

a serenade for victoria harbor

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Not allowed to visit Hong Kong without hitting the light show over Victoria Harbor. After an afternoon of fortune telling and high tea on the Kowloon side, we walked to the promenade to watch the show. The next night we picked a restaurant with a view of the harbor to celebrate our last night in lovely Hong Kong. Our pick? Serenade Restaurant located on the first floor of the Hong Kong Cultural Centre.

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Written by joann

January 27, 2008 at 1:04 pm

hk eating for no reason

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We were real troopers on our first day in Hong Kong. Jet lagged be damned we trekked our way through the city as best we could. We wanted to turn in early so even though we were still stupidly full from a bakery stop, we forced ourselves to eat dinner so that we could go back to the hotel and call it a day.

On yet another recommendation we taxied over to American Peking Restaurant on Lockhart. We’ll blame the fact that we walked up the stairs even though the restaurant is on the first floor on jet lag. Hahahaa. The place was completely empty. A sign of a bad recommendation? Not quite. It was only 5pm. Super early for dinner by Hong Kong standards – most restaurants are open until 11pm!

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Written by joann

January 24, 2008 at 9:49 pm

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