So I spent a very short 2 days in Hong Kong sometime ago & it's actually been a whopping... 6 years since I last went to Hong Kong for a holiday! That was back in 2009 with 2 friends from SAJC & in fact... those blogposts are still on my blog. That's how old this blog is hahaha.
Anyway the main purpose of this trip was to go to Hong Kong Disneyland!
So I bought the tickets online, prepared my theme-park-going outfit (cute to suit the Disneyland theme but still practical for being outdoors all day, hey it's not as easy as guys think ok)...
THEN IT POURED ALL DAY.
And it wasn't even a drizzle. It was a proper downpour & the weather forecast predicted it would last till evening! Theme park-ing in that weather would SUCK. So we cancelled our plans T_T
Luckily the Hong Kong Disneyland tickets are valid for a couple of months, so we'll have to plan another short trip back to the city! What a bummer...
Anyhow we did get to try a few yummy food places thanks to Yina's pretty comprehensive blogpost on Hong Kong! You can check it out HERE; I referred to it for a few of the places she went to!
If I had to pick one ultimate favourite Hong Kong food, it would be this.
Macaroni soup with luncheon meat & egg. So incredibly simple but so, so good!
Macaroni - awesome.
Luncheon meat - awesome.
Sunny side-up eggs - awesome.
It's a winning formula!
Anyway if you can't recognise the porcelain cup in the background, this was taken at Tsui Wah.
Tsui Wah has a chain of Cha Chaan Teng cafes & so it may be what you call commercialised, if you're into those hole-in-the-wall type of things. However many Tsui Wahs open late or even 24 hours, with an extensive food menu that's still pretty good (to me), so I'll definitely keep going back!
Bai Wei Cold Noodles
So I tried these cold noodles back in 2009 & since then I've never forgotten them.
It's a small stall & you just pick which sauce + toppings you like!
And don't forget to check out Argyle Centre itself! It's kinda like a smaller version of Bangkok's Platinum Mall & I bought a few things here. Argyle Centre is much better for shopping than many of the other street markets, which have become so touristy that they sell really boring & ugly souvenirs. In fact many of the items at the street markets can be found at Singapore's own tourist trap - Chinatown.
Hui Lau Shan
Another food chain, but it serves a wide variety of mango desserts!
All the different options are pretty creative & as again with chains, open till pretty late!
Tried a random street shop's curry fishballs, but they are so different from Singapore's!
Singapore's fishballs are more springy while Hong Kong's are so starchy. Not a fan :/
So Capitol Cafe is one those FAMOUS breakfast cafes!
The other would be Australian Dairy Co, but I didn't visit it on this trip.
Their macaroni soup was really good, but they're apparently famous for the Black Truffle Scrambled Eggs! Well I'm not a huge scrambled eggs (prefer omelettes) nor truffle fan, but this definitely was very fragrant, even to me. Texture of the eggs were really good too.
The ubiquitous egglets (I guess this is like an Asian version of waffles?) now with ice-cream & chocolate syrup! There's a few variations (pineapple, sesame... etc) but we stuck to the simplest with chocolate syrup, called Night Wolf. It was not bad, but I didn't find it particularly worth making a trip out to find. Maybe the other flavours would be more unique? Mine in the end was just... a waffle with ice-cream & chocolate.
It's however located pretty near to Capitol Cafe, so it makes sense to try both if you're in the area!
The usual MTR tiled walls!
Reminder to self not to take pictures with grid lines in the background.
Even Meitu Xiu Xiu cannot edit this much haha.
Caught taking pictures.
Kau Kee Beef Brisket Noodles
Wow this was SO GOOD.
And if you know me I'm rarely enthusiastic about things! :O :O :O
I had the curry beef brisket for supper & it was really super yummy!
Really glad we got to try this!
Okay so final conclusion is: Capitol Cafe & Kau Kee Beef Brisket Noodles
These are the 2 places you must try!
I didn't bother with actual street addresses because I bought data & simply Google Maps the restaurant/shop names (don't even need the street name) & follow the route!