Our Weekend Getaway to Hong Kong started with a bang as we were the last to board the plane. I don’t like drama, but somehow, drama always find me. To cut a long story short, we managed to get on the plane under the glares of the other impatient passengers. But who cares about them, this is our little secret adventure to Hong Kong!
It cost us around $260 for the Tiger Airline tickets, while we managed to save on accommodation as we were staying at a friend’s place. All of us need a break from time to time, I’m going to show you what to do in Hong Kong for a short weekend getaway.
Hong Kong Cha Chaan Teng
Cha Chaan Teng is a type of Chinese tea cafe commonly found in Hong Kong. They are the heart and soul of the city, and locals patronize them for the Hong Kong cuisine. Now, what exactly is Hong Kong cuisine? I think this question is just as difficult as what is Singapore food. Hong Kong cuisine is probably best described as a cuisine that is shaped by different influences from Cantonese cuisine, other Chinese food and a little of the international flavor (due to the fact that it is a global city).
There’s no way you can leave Hong Kong without eating in the Hong Kong Cafes. We had the famous stocking milk tea, a ‘western’ breakfast set and a Po Luo Bao (pineapple bun). Everything was so good!
Go crazy shopping at Citygate Outlets Hong Kong
80 international brands like Burberry, Bally, Calvin Klein, Club 21 & Coach factory outlets housed within a shopping mall. Do I really need to elaborate on this?
Getting there: Tung Chung Station (10 minute away from Airport).
Best Roasted Goose at Yung Kee, Hong Kong
“Where can I find the best roasted goose in Hong Kong?” I asked my friend. “Yung Kee Restaurant” she replied without any hesitation.
We were on our way to Lang Kwai Fong after a long day of shopping at Citygate outlets & Mong Kok and it was by pure accident that we stumbled upon Yung Kee restaurant. You are not going to believe this, but we didn’t even know that this was the famous roasted duck place until we sat inside. We waited a good twenty minutes for a table, and the only reason was because we were too tired and hungry to go anywhere else.
It was my first time having roasted goose, and it was a bonus to have it at one of the finest Chinese restaurant in Hong Kong. Was it really the best roasted goose in Hong Kong? To be fair, it was good, but not fantastic or out-of-this-world. If you are a regular visitor to Hong Kong, I need some recommendations for the best roasted goose please!
Yung Kee Restaurant
32-40 Wellington Street,
Central, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2522 1624
Alternatively, go to any Roasted Meat shops in Hong Kong to enjoy an equally scrumptious combination of roasted goose, pork and chicken at 1/5 the price.
Go to the most happening nightlife place in Asia – Lang Kwai Fong, get drunk and do something that you usually won’t.
Lang Kwai Fong is a popular expatriate haunt in Hong Kong for food, drinking and clubbing. It is often mentioned as the best nightplace area in not just Hong Kong, but the whole of Asia. The root of all problems is expectation. I’m not sure if it’s because of all the hype about Lang Kwai Fong, but it is much smaller than expected. Even if you are not a party person, Lang Kwai Fong is still worth checking out.
Check out different beauty make up products & buy cheap fake eye lashes
When you hang out with the beauty blogger long enough, it is a basic requirement to know what is the different make up products. With almost one Sasa outlet on every street, fans of their beauty product will go absolutely crazy in Hong Kong. Perfume, nail polish/stickers, skin and health care products — you name it, Sasa has it.
A box of eye lashes (ten pairs) will easily cost $20 in Singapore — make a guess how much they are selling there? The same box of eye lashes (ten pairs) only cost SGD $3 – 5. Exit from Mong Kok MTR station D2 – the shop is located beside Gong Cha bubble tea.
Exploring Women Street at Mong Kok, and checking out Sham Shui Po’s wholesale fashion market & computer market.
Tung Choi Street, or better known as ‘Women Street/Ladies Market’ is a well-known street market in Hong Kong. But frankly speaking, we felt that the place was over-hyped and there wasn’t really much things to buy.
The fashion wholesale market at Sham Shui Po is a better option for shopping. Most of the shops only do wholesale business, but there are quite a few that sell to individuals too. If you are hungry after a day of shopping, the streets in Sham Shui Po have plenty of eateries. Remember to get egg tarts, some street food like chicken wings & sausages, and there’s Gong Cha bubble tea there too!
The Golden Computer Centre is similar to Sim Lim Square in Singapore. The shops there sell all kinds of electronics, video games, and computer. Be sure to check out the shops there to pick up cheap computer and camera equipments.
The best egg tarts in Hong Kong
It is highly unlikely that this photo will win a prize for any photography competition, but what you see in this frame is the popular Tai Cheong egg tarts. Many people agreed that Tai Cheong bakery at Lyndhurst Terrace (near Central Soho) has the best egg tarts in Hong Kong. It was such a shame that we only bought half a dozen of egg tarts which we finished easily once we got back home at night.
Egg Tarts are quite possibly the best thing in this world. And you know what’s the best part? The egg tarts from any random bakeries in Hong Kong taste just as good.
Hong Kong, thank you for the memories.