Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Hong Kong Day 5: Kowloon at leisure

No, I haven't finished bragging about my HK trip, not just yet. My first trip to HK mah, of course I want to talk non-stop, and share all my photos. Sorry hor if you already sick of it (^_^). Bear with me for a little longer, then I can talk about beautiful Christchurch!

My original plan for today was a day trip to Macau. However, s
ince the weather hadn't been nice, there were still a lot left to see/do in Kowloon. Adding to that, we didn't want to take the risk of being stranded in Macau should there be another weather warning. That would be the last thing I want for my holiday. So, we ditched Macau for Kowloon, taking it easy.


Avenue of Stars


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Cecilia Cheung has small hands!

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Yum Cha at Mongkok Lei Garden

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Egg tarts for Misha, May and ECL

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許留山 3rd visit

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楊枝金撈

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Birdnest with egg (couldn't remember the exact name)


Exploring Mongkok

One of the main reason we came back to Mongkok was for THIS....

The infamous "smelly tofu"

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It is big, hot, crispy and smelly (actually not that smelly lah, it was falsely exaggerated I think), and HEAVENLY! HK$ 6 each. Well worth it!

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Women Street

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Tung Choi Street (Goldfish Street)

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This is how they sell their fish, lots of gorgeous and unique tropical fish

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Temple Street. Not so happening during the day...



Dinner at Cafe de Coral

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~End of day 5~




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18 comments:

a^ben said...

bahahaha!

that stinky tou fu! that time i ate in taipei o m g... the smell is like... MALAYSIAN DRAIN!!!

next day go toilet.. still got the smell.. o m g :X

U.Lee said...

Hi Doreen, I just returned from Hong Kong...looking at your very nice, well taken photographs.
I love that Bruce Lee monument.
Pity the weather did not coperate with both of you.
And the dishes you had, real lau nuar ones too.
But the pics I love best are the ones with you inside.
Doreen, you sure are a very lovely lady. And that smile of yours? It must have stopped the rain. Ha ha.
Keep well, Doreen, UL.

Wennnn said...

I hv been to some of the places that U went and I like it... Hmmmmm makes me really wana go bek again with all those lovely pictures tat u hv taken..

mistipurple said...

smelly...tou...fu.. *RUNS*
no....need to grab the egg tart this time..

alicia said...

smelly tou fu isnt that smelly?/??/ i tried once before in Hang Zhou... damn smelly... we thought why the drainage system is so poor... the smell is so strong with the 100m area.. good ness.. but once i bite it.. it is so soft tender the tofu.... but smell like "longkang"... Leong warned me dun talk to him at least that nite... *sob sob*....

misha said...

jeijei doreen

lei garden is nice .. they have the best tim sum and their dishes are lovely :)

lei garden is the only place we go if we want to have tim sum hehehehe

Chen said...

i want to try the "notorious" smelly tofu. My friends who tried it before say it is damn smelly. Hahaahaha

Tasted once (the smelly tofu) in Beijing but not smelly, i guess the one that I tasted in the past were not so authentic kua?

Doreen said...

a^ben:
Yeah, it does smell like drainage now that you mentioned it. Oh, I must try Taipei's one next time then can compare compare.

u.lee:
Thank you uncle lee for such a sweet comment (=^_^=). No, my smile was not big enough to stop the rain unfortunately. Hehehe

Liwan said...

i tried smelly toufu before! In singapore la...super crispy on the outside and super soft inside. But the smell...*faint* There's this after taste that lingered in my mouth and it smelled like dead rat. eeeeeeeee

Liwan said...

i tried smelly toufu before! In singapore la...super crispy on the outside and super soft inside. But the smell...*faint* There's this after taste that lingered in my mouth and it smelled like dead rat. eeeeeeeee

Jackson said...

楊枝金撈, char siew bao, 臭豆腐!!!! yr food picture drive me crazy now......so, the smelly in HK better or KL better?

Doreen said...

Wennnn:
HK is such a lovely place isn’t it? I already decided to go back next year. Hehehehe When did you last visit HK?

Mistipurple:
You don’t like smelly tofu? Don’t run, come come eat smelly tofu. *Doreen chasing Misti with smelly tofu in the hand*

alicia:
Reaaally? I think may be I have poor sense of smell. I was introduced to this HK smelly tofu at Mongkok by a friend, and he told me that it is a place that you cannot missed coz’ you can smell it miles away. But hor, had it not has the big red fabric sign hanging on top, I didn’t think I would have found it.

Misha:
Hello princess! Yeah Lei Garden is nice and their service is very good too. Really thanks for your recommendation of this place in your blog. (^_^)

Chen:
Emm…..Beijing one should be authentic leh. Aiyo, even HK one which supposed to be authentic too also not that smelly to me leh. I think it’s our sense of smell lah. Different ppl is sensitive to different smell.

Liwan:
Singapore got smelly tofu also meh? Where where? I must go try next time! Yes, I must go try all smelly tofu from different countries and compare compare. Hehehe

Jackson:
My food pics drive you crazy? Hahaha, your food pics drives me even crazier, and when they’re so many of them in one post, I just wanna hang myself off so I could stop drooling. Muahahahaha

KL also got smelly tofu? Wah~~~they’re everywhere…..I haven’t try KL’s one leh, haven’t been there for yonks.

may said...

omg, so many photos! whee! love the one where you're at the video camera... looks like your filming, yea? heheh! and the food... *yummmm*... and the fish... *swim*

btw... you are NICE!

Liwan said...

Have...but not sure if they're still there though. It's around Geylang area if i remember correctly.

mistipurple said...

singapore's smelly toufu really very smelly. it's better that you stay with this image of hongkong's. *continues running* stop chasing me lah... *pant pant*

Misha said...

good morning .. I have an award for you .. please come to my blog to get it .. thank you!

eastcoastlife said...

Thanks so much for the egg tarts. :)

I had my first taste of smelly toufu in HK too! It was very smelly wor. I had to pinch my nose to take a bite. But it tasted yummy! So I bought another packet. hehe....

The mango pudding looks so tempting, I must try it when I go to HK. *slurp slurp*

Doreen said...

may:
Aww.....that's very nice and sweet...Thank you for this Nice Matters Award!! Nice people will always be surrounded by nice friends! Muakssss! Hehehe

liwan:
Okie. Noted down. Will do some searching. Hehehe

mistipurple:
Really that smelly meh? Emm...then I must try lor! Don't run~~~, come back~~~

misha:
Ooooh, thank you little princess! Wah~~~I am double nice!! Muak muak muaks! Hehehehe

*Doreen over the moon already*

eastcoastlife
You're most welcome!

Ya, must try those mango puddings. Must must must! *Doreen counting down for ECL's up coming HK trip*