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Friday, March 22, 2013

Pear of the Orient - Hong Kong | Chapter 2

26 January 2013, Saturday.

Alarm set at 6.30am. Today, I woke up earlier than the alarm. 

Brushed up and get ready to go for Mission 1 -- Ride on Duk Ling !

Jack had searched some recommended dim sum online, and we headed for it.

It was early morning, not many people at the street. But once we step in to the restaurant, its full of old folks. It's one of the local culture, old folks enjoying their dim sum with a pot of chinese tea after their morning exercise. They look healthy and joyful. I think we are the only 2 at younger age having breakfast there.

Here's the authentic Hong Kong Dim Sum ~ Yum ~ (Mission 3 on going - #4)

After breakfast, again, by MTR again to get to our destination -- Tsim Tsa Tsui pier.

It was a cold windy morning. It's time for my cute little frogs (gloves) to contribute its function.

We were at the pier earlier. Therefore, we took some pictures nearby.

Here comes the Duk Ling. She was really slow. We can see her from far, but it took so long for her to come near to the pier.

Finally, we had boarded on this traditional sailing boat -- Duk Ling.

It's amazing that a ship over 100 years could still able to sail on sea. 

The ride taken about 1 hour to sail around. Hong Kong, surrounded by buildings, different type/design of buildings. It's so compact.

Mission 1 : Ride on the Duk Ling (Mission Accomplised !) 

Goodbye with Duk Ling. 

Looked at the map, spontaneously, we decided to proceed with Mission 3. 

Food ~ here we come ~ 

Lan Fong Yuen - the famous local authentic milk tea.

The original shop is located at Central. Follow the map, get on MTR again, walk and find our way to the shop. It was a long journey.

Here, a truly local place, many hongkies hang out here, a place like a wet market, food, fruits, vegetables, and even pork could be seen here, I mean a van full of pork, one whole pork with head and legs. The guy just carried it on his shoulder and deliver to the shop. @_@

I guess here was a mountain before it has developed. The slope was so steep !

Finally, here we are !

OMG ! Look at the crowd !

Lan Fong Yuen milk tea + pork burger + chicken wings noodle! (Mission 3 on going - #5)

After lunch, we proceed to one of the Hong Kong must visit -- World Longest Mid-Level Escalator.

Information from tripadvisor :-
800-metre hillside escalator starts from Connaught Road Central, runs to the Hang Seng Bank Building on Des Voeux Road Central, then passes through the Central Market and continues to climb past Hollywood Road to the prime Mid-levels residential district. The longest covered outdoor escalator system in the world.

We went up to the top hill, and found.... NOTHING up there ! Luckily, it didn't take much effort for uphill with the escalator. Hence, we have to go downhill by.. STAIRS !

Information from wikipedia :-
The escalator daily runs downhill from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and uphill from 10:30am to midnight. Apart from serving as a method of transporting, it is also a tourist attraction and has restaurants, bars, and shops lining its route. There is an entrance and exit on each road it passes, often on both sides of the road.

We didn't stop by any restaurant in between, ended our downhill journey at Pacific Coffee.

It was a tiring journey. It was just the 2nd day in Hong Kong, and our legs has begun to mumble :
'I'm tired~'.

While resting at Pacific Coffee, through the glass panel, we saw some passerby having their egg tart, which seems delicious. Okay ! That's our next objective -- EGG TART!

Few shops from Pacific Coffee,  泰昌饼店, where the delicious Egg Tart located. People were lining up just to taste the greatness of the tart.

We bought 2 egg tarts and a chicken pie. Yum ~ (Mission 3 on going - #6)

Journey continue ~ (keep walking..)

The next thing we see is this shop, selling roasted duck, chicken, etc.
Just like the one we had on day one.

Looking at the menu, we decided to go in just to try this --

Roasted Pigeon !

This did not dissapoint us ! *thumbs up* (Mission 3 on going - #7)

We took our own sweet time to rest in the restaurant, and.. play with the pigeon ! :-P

Its almost evening, we decided not to back to the guest house and went to Avenue of Stars instead.
And, waited for the show of "A Symphony of Lights" which play everyday at 8pm.

We were here 7 years back, nothing much change here.

The night was cold and windy, and it's drizzling before the performance. A hot and fragrant grilled squid was just nice to keep us energetic. (Mission 3 on going - #8, no photos taken for this one U_U)

8pm sharp, the show started! A 10 minutes lights show with music attracted thousands of tourist.

The show ended, headed back to guest house. 

Dinner for tonight -- "Smelly Tofu" (Mission 3 on going - #9
Smell good ? 
It does smell bad. If compare to Taiwanese "smelly tofu", I think this is bearable.
So I took a bite.. hmm.. taste OK. haha ~ didn't know that I could accept it. 

This stall located right at our guest house building. Variety of foods are available here. Served hot ! 

I bought the beef roll back in the room, enjoy it while resting. 

Supper time ! 章记香港仔鱼蛋王 (Fish ball noodle), another great food found nearby our guest house.
(Mission 3 on going - #10)  

Authentic Hong Kong Ginger Cola with Lemon. *Like*

This shall wrap up for the day.

Yumm ~ 


  1. I've never been to Hong Kong... :(

    1. sure got chance to go ~ go for their food! yummy !

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