My 2018 Hong Kong travelogue so far:
Hong Kong Day 1: HKIA, First Airbnb & Duk Ling
Hong Kong Day 2: Victoria Peak Garden, Shopping & Sai Ying Pun
Woke up at 7am+ and went out around 9.30am on day 3. We had our breakfast at Australia Dairy Company. I wanted to try the food here for the longest time. Although it is mission accomplished in this visit, I most probably won’t be returning. Click the link to read about it. Very fascinating I tell ya.
After breakfast, we went to the nearby Prizemart. We discovered Prizemart while queening for Kam’s Roast Duck the previous day and decided to drop by one of the nearby branches the next day. So here we are. I went nuts with chocolate because it was so cheap.
When we finished shopping and proceed to leave, it started raining. According to the weather forecast, today is suppose to rain. True enough. So glad we swapped today’s suppose activity for yesterday.
Then we realized that we are carrying few bundles of snack, and there are lots of walking today, plus it’s raining, oh and we don’t have an umbrella. Tai wok!!! As tai wok (deep $hit) as it is, we continued on. Canopies and awnings were our savior, and running saved our clothes from getting wetter.
After some walking, we finally arrived at Liu Ma Kee. It’s a very very old (over 100 years!) shop that sells traditionally fermented bean curd without preservatives. I’ve yet to try it as of writing this post because I feel m-seh-tak.
Asked the boss whether I can take photos and he said yup-yup. He felt a bit arrogant at first but eventually warms up. Perhaps I was asking silly questions. Hahaha Anyway, thank God because I don’t want to meet another rude Hong Konger.
When we left Liu Ma Kee, sis and I got into an argument. How to carry la??? At this moment, all we needed was positive thinking. The rain was still pouring btw.
Then we head to our next agenda, which is Shanghai Street. We were also looking for Chinese sausage and a kind shop lady told us there’s one at Reclamation Street. So off we went.
This is the dried food shop that we bought Chinese sausages for my dad. We bought several types like red type, liver, duck and goose sausages. The shop name is either 記鴻 or 鴻記 and I don’t know the English name. Can’t find it in Google but look for 富士桑拿. This shop: 富士桑拿 is beside the meat shop and the meat shop is beside this dried food shop.
We finally arrived at the few baking and cooking shops that we had planned to visit in Shanghai Street. If you’ve been to Tokyo’s Kappabashi Street or Osaka’s Sennichimae Doguyasuji, then you would know how awesome it is to find everything from cookware to bakeware under one place. You can’t compare Kappabashi to Shanghai Street (few shops), however, it exudes a somewhat similar vibe and you can find almost anything cooking-baking related here.
We bought some baking moulds. I wanted to buy an eggette mould but had to forgo it because we can’t carry any more heavy things. I didn’t snap a single photo of the shops in Shanghai Street. Too tired plus no hands! After that, we decided we had enough of walking and shopping, so we concluded our Shanghai Street visit. FYI, Shanghai Street is SUPER LONG. We needed some rest. So we walked to Nathan Street and dropped by Yee Shun Milk Company. Yum-yum!
Then we discovered a Best Mart 360 store just next door. What else? Shopping time!
After shopping, we took the MTR back to our place. It was drizzling a bit. Nearby our lodging, we bought egg tarts to try. Unfortunately, it was so-so with the kind of yellow (egg) that you feel like it’s coloring. Time was around 2.30pm when we reached our Airbnb. Oh ya, I had diarrhoea and luckily I’m at home. I suspect it’s from Yee Shun because of the smelly bombs.
After resting, we went out again at 4.45pm. Luckily the rain has stopped. Took us 20 minutes of walking to reach Tim Ho Wan at Sham Shui Po for dinner. It was a worthy 1 Michelin star experience. After dinner, we visited several shops and marts while walking back to our lodging. My tummy still wasn’t 100% with some on-off stomachache but luckily I didn’t need to visit the loo.
Got home and rest.
That’s all for day 3. Stay tuned for the final post.