Tag: Hong Kong

Finding one-of-a-kind siopao in Tim Ho Wan

Baked Bun with BBQ Pork
Baked Bun with BBQ Pork (HK$12)

It’s already past mid-afternoon when we, armed with maps from the HK airport, alighted at the MTR station in the Mongkok district. Nina (of Just Wandering) whetted our collective appetites with a tale of a much-written about hole-in-the-wall place that serve this really different kind of siopao. Since we we were in the vicinity for a look-see of Mongkok’s electronic shops later in the afternoon, we thought why not find the place and taste for ourselves? Turns out the place wasn’t really hard to find as we ran into a motley group of hungry diners, both local and foreign, hogging the sidewalk along Kwong Wa Street. We were given a number and told to wait an hour.

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Disney-flavored lunch at Crystal Lotus

Roasted Suckling Pig with Steamed Piggy Mask Buns
Roasted Suckling Pig with Steamed Piggy Mask Buns

Once upon a time, travel bloggers who were also happy foodies, were sent to a not so far away Disneyland perchance to savor the ride but first, to partake of the food offerings…

On our first day in Hong Kong Disneyland, the first order of the day wasn’t a fancy ride nor a character meet-and-greet.  It’s lunch.  Yep, the Disney magic transcends the senses of sight and touch and spills over onto taste.  All that talk while growing up about not playing with your food and here we are, looks like the chefs were the ones who played around with theirs.  You could say we were in for an interesting lunch.

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Hot soup, superb dimsum in chilly HK at Mak’s

Mak's Pork Dumpling and Wonton
Mak's Pork Dumpling and Wonton

We capped our first day in HK watching the sunset and admiring the early dusk view of the Kowloon and Central nightscape at the viewdeck of Victoria Peak.  Boy, was it a chilly 19 degrees up there with the wind adding to the cold.  We chanced upon Mak’s on the way out of the  Galleria mall, the warm lighting looked inviting and the thought of having hot soup on a chilly night sounded like a good idea.

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