Stay tuned for Hong Kong, Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka 2015 posts in June.
Hong Kong 2016 Day 1
Hotel — Parklane Pullman Hotel
We chose this hotel because it is literally at the heart of Causeway Bay and Cwb is my favourite place in Hong Kong.
Check in: Slow
Room: We did not pay additional to be upgraded to a renovated room. To be honest, cleanliness isn’t the best but acceptable.
We had Gogyo ramen at IFC mall. Located at Hong Kong station, it is The Central business district of HK.
Gogyo ramen is a subsidiary of Ippudo.
Did not take any photos of our ramen but there are no ala carte. Comes in a set. You can choose from 5 different Flavours with one variable side (green salad, potato or sushi). I had the black ramen with sushi (3 pieces in total — tuna, swordfish and salmon).
To be honest, it tasted quite like a Ippudo ramen but at an even higher price. Each set costs $28 on average. I wouldn’t recommend eating here given the price tag. There are better ramen at cheaper prices.
Ding Tai Fung
There are a lot of DTF outlets in Hong Kong. As most dtf outlets are, they’re usually packed so do go early to avoid Long queues. We went to the causeway Bay outlet which is just a 5 minutes walk away from our hotel.
1) Drunken Chicken: The quantity is larger than in Singapore. Taste wise is about the same.
2) Chilled Cucumbers: Taste wise is different from Singapore. Cucumbers are sweeter and juicier.
1) Pork Xiao Long Baos — Taste wise is the same as Singapore
2) Siew Mais (steamed prawn dumplings. Not in photo) — Taste the same as the ones in Singapore as well
We got the Mochi with Red beans, Green Tea & Milk Ice Cream. It tastes like the soft serve you can find in Japan. Delightful! There’s also another store called I-Creamia (Can be found at basement of sogo) which basically sells Jr. same thing at the same price and tastes identical
Itacho Sushi @ Causeway Bay’s La Foret
Aburi Salmon Skin at $1.20 each. Opens till 12 midnight. Can’t say anything more other than… Spam them!