Do check out Hong Kong Day 1: Airport Express, Thematic Lantern Exhibition & Heritage 1881 before reading my day 2 adventure.
On day 2, the fog continue to smoother Victoria Harbour. I have expected it. This is the kind of ‘weather’ you get during January/February in Hong Kong. At 10am, we walked to Star Ferry pier, Tsim Sha Tsui which is just few minutes from YMCA.
From Central Pier we took the pedestrian bridge and walked to our breakfast destination.
Finally we reached our breakfast turned brunch place 1 hour 20 minutes later. Hahaha
Aiseh we should have walk to the nearest MTR. But then it was hard to judge looking from the map. Nevertheless it was an interesting walk.
Our brunch is dim sum! (first time having it in Hong Kong)
Location: Lin Heung Tea House @ Wellington Road, Central. Remember to read it at my Messy Witchen blog. Very interesting dim sum place. 🙂
Wanna know why we didn’t had any dim sum during my first visit to HK? Well, cause we had complimentary breakfast (which is so ho chiak) everyday at the lodge. That’s why. 🙂
After our tasty dim sum brunch, we walked to Man Mo Temple which is 15 minutes away.
Man Mo Temple (Man Mo Miu 文武廟) is famous for its incense coils hanging overhead throughout the temple interior. My main aim coming to this temple was to shoot ’em. Unfortunately we’re not allowed to take photos inside the temple. Sob sob.
This is Lit Shing Temple (Lit Shing Kun 列聖宫) which is for worship of all heavenly gods. It’s one of the 2 temples situated in this complex. As it was the 15th of the month and the last day of Chinese New Year, this temple is chocked full of worshipers.
Then it’s more walking to our next destination.
A little more walking, we arrived at Queen’s Road Central.
Li Yuen Street East and Li Yuen Street West are 2 alleys situated between Queen’s Road Central and Des Voeux Road Central. There’s nothing much to see here but it’s worth a go at it. I found a gem at one stall! This stall above located at Li Yuen Street East (near to Des Voeux Road Central if I’m not mistaken) sells socks, leggings & tight pants. I bought some winter leggings and tight pants here. 🙂
After that it was a short walk to H&M store (also at Queen’s Road Central). Since I’ve never been to one before, I was acting a little ‘sua ku’. Wah wah nice nice. Hahaha Bought a bag and sandal.
My planning was a little haywire that day. Because after that we had to walk back to Pottinger Street and into Gage Street. We went there to sample the famous and original Hong Kong milk tea at Lan Fong Yuen (
review to be followed soon at Messy Witchen Review is up. Click the shop name).
Is kilogram in Cantonese call ‘pong’? I thought ‘pong’ is kati (or perhaps pound) but when the fruit vendor weight the fruit, she was using the kg scale. This stall is located near the junction of Gage Street and Lyndhurst Terrace.
Then we walk back to Queen’s Road Central to take the MTR to Causeway Bay. Told you my planning was haywire that day. Hahaha We used Octopus card for MTR. It’s easy and convenient.
More walking after that. We head to Excelsior Hotel to get Lord Stow’s egg tarts! I missed having it when I was in Macau as we were short of time. Need to travel to Coloane ma. So this time I make sure I get to taste it. Was told about this branch by Moz right after I came back from HK/Macau trip 3 years ago. Hahaha The verdict?
Well, I’m going to review it soon. Hold on ya. Read here to find out. 😛
Since we have walked so much, we decided to head back to rest. We came out again at night and went to the Esprit store (the one I showed you in my day 1 post). Since the price is not cheap, we quickly walk back out again. Haha No point wasting time ma since we know there are cheaper ones out there.
Our dinner was at Traditional Chinese Noodle (雲南桂林過橋米線 Yunnan Guilin Rice Noodle Bridge) @ 21, Ashley Road, Tsim Sha Tsui. No photos from here as I was dead-tired. The noodles however is a must-try!
That’s it for day 2.