The Hong Kong thread

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  1. hitme64

    hitme64 PhilMUG Addict Member

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    Joining the escape this Friday for HK (hopefully without airport hitches). Joining my daughter there from their US travel and return home Sunday. Hopefully, no more ash hiccups from Taal will force canceled flights.
     
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    Mm.....in Jordan along Parkes St., Kuma Ramen....delicious ramen, generous toppings....go for the black garlic ramen....tons of umami flavor.

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    (Near the corner of Parkes Street and Austin).
     
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    Mm...also along Parkes St. just before Pizza Hut, this restaurant serves delicious noodles with fishball, cooked lettuce, awesome tofu and do order the chicken wings:

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    Mmm....simple food from this noodle shop, along Parkes St., Jordan, adjacent to the Australian Dairy Co. (a Hong Kong institution). The duck-based broth was delicious. Get the beef noodle soup and wonton noodle soup. This resto is included in the Michelin guide for HK street food 3 years in a row:

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    Went around Temple Street night market in Jordan.....still the worst tourist trap in HK. Restaurant food are tourist-priced.....overpriced and no good. There's one bright spot: Mammy Pancake (egg waffle)....about as good as any egg waffle in HK. Love the lemon smoothie.

    HK is dirtier than usual (compared with previous visits). The authorities removed the thousands of the iconic orange trashbins. Apparently, the protesters were using it block roadways or setting it on fire. Now, there's littering everywhere.
     
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    Leaving tonight. Be back in a jiffy on Sunday. Bringing my next generation sperm-alike: my grandson. Never mind the food trip. This one is for the house.
     
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    thanks for the resto guide raypin. that is my main objective when i revisit hongkong next month. eat at the best recommended restos and visit places that are not regular tourist haunts. please feel free to share more restos and places to visit in case you have any other recommendations. thank you.
     
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    +1! Will also be going next month. Been a while since I last visited HK. Thanks for the recos! Keep em coming for us ni @scubadiverdaw !
     
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    Mm...always a must-visit for me for the past 8 trips, Hyatt Regency TST, The Cafe dinner buffet....live lobsters cooked a la minute (in 15 minute batches and the thai dipping sauce hits the spot), plump scallops sashimi, pan-fried foie gras and lamb chops.....just consistently good food over the years.

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    For value for money all you can order sashimi, grilled mackarel, all you can drinks and Movenpick or Haagen Daz, Daikiya Deluxe in Causeway Bay Plaza 1 very near CWB MTR exit B, Super sulit. Other branches are much smaller.

    Both can be reserved through Openrice app.

    Shake Shack Ocean Terminal is not as good as Shake Shack Jewel Changi. Don’t know why.

    ICremeria still my go-to soft serve ice cream.
     
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    iCremeria ba.
     
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    Mm...yup. Me bago sila paandar: crepe filled with softserve and placed inside an ice cream cone.

    The macha is a bit much for me. I m not really a fan of macha anything.
     
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    that's why i get the combo with vanilla.
     
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    Will also be back in HK next month. Here are some of my recommendations for dimsum!

    Every HK visit would not be complete for me without this.
    This is Mak Kee (North Point), not to be confused with Mak Man Kee, Mak's Kee, Mak's Noodles or Mak Un Kee.
    This is a Plate Michelin awarded dimsum place.
    I dont know for how long, I think 4 years straight including this year 2020.
    Don't go to this place without ordering Dumpling in Chili Oil and Potstickers, they will change your life hahha. Xiao Long Bao and Sheng Jian Bao are aalso good. Don't order Siu Mai, its not that life changing.
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    Whilst not a Michelin awarded restaurant, I always go back here for their Pan Fried Stuffed Eggplant with Teriyaki Sauce.
    Custard buns are also good! That stuffed pepper thingy is also good! its new in their menu!
    Dim Dim Sum have multiple locations in Mongkok.
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    Cheung Hing Kee is also a place I go to everytime I visit.
    Though I dont think they made it this year in the Michelin Guide, but they are previously a Bib Gourmand resto.
    It's also in TST so might as well walk on over there, right?
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    Kwan Kee Bamboo Noodles is a Bib Gourmand awarded noodle shop.
    Well, the noodles are not made from bamboo, just rolled with a bamboo pole.
    Noodles are springy, broth; not that good. I'm thinking I just ordered the wrong order!
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    Here are some other recos from me!

    This is Lan Ying Indonesian Snack, sorry I dont have any other picture.
    Their satay are worth the 45min. queue. Just go there when its not a busy time.
    It's surrounded by schools and the students eat here also.
    They just have a bench for seats, so better have your food to go!
    It's previously a Bib Gourmand street food.

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    Not a Michelin awarded resto but this is a Cold Noodle place in Argyle Mall.
    it's cheap and its gooooodddd!! I dont know its name, I just know it when I see it! hahhaha
    I always go here everytime I visit HK.
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    Search for HeyTea if youre craving for milktea.
    Originally from China, these are really good milkteas.
    Worth the line! Not Michelin though!
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    Lastly, if your hotel/airbnb allows it, cook some wagyu steak from Don Quijote.
    No regrets.
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    Yum! @yehey9 I’ll write it all down for must-try foods when in HK!
     
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    This novel-coronavirus scare is putting a damper on flights to HK since it accounted its first victim this month. I’m suppose to accompany my daughter’s family back to HK in a week’s time for their return flight to the US plus 2-3 days layover before doing so. Flights from Wuhan, China arrive at HKIA also and surely there will be stricter quarantine protocols in place. It would’ve been kind of safer to travel there if it weren’t for the baby. Now we’re not sure if it’s viable to do so or we need to reschedule their flight even if we have to pay more.

    Update: China has stopped all transportation to and from Wuhan for now. The HK patient arrived to the city via the Shenzhen North high-speed rail and not the airport.
     
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    Wow thanks again for the recos guys!
     
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    It’ll be awhile before anyone gets to Hong Kong, or six other destinations in China after our government cancelled air travel there starting January 24 to February 29 (this according to PAL’s advisory). My daughter’s family had to rebook their HK to JFK flight two weeks from now and PAL has been “kind” enough to move their exit point to MNL without any extra charge.
     
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    so no flight to and from Hong Kong?
     
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    Mm...Cancel your trip to HK, for now. HK says 5 people have the Wuhan virus and a further 141 people are being treated as potential Wuhan virus patients.

    Being one of the most crowded cities in the world, the pathogen can spread fast.

    As of tonight, Carrie Lam has officially declared a health emergency in HK, the highest alert level there.
     
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