UTOPIA: Hong Kong, Day 1

Friday, January 5, 2018

Hong Kong, Day 1

I have finally transferred all the 'pending' photos that I took during the recent trips (accumulated since 2015)...
Let me start with the easiest one first...well 'easy = shortest trip', as it is easier to recall!
Back in August 2017, I made an impromptu holiday plan to HK. It was unplanned actually, coz a colleague who were based there for 2 months invited me to stay over at his 'service apartment'. Since I do not have to fork out any expenses for accommodation, why not?
As he will be back to KL for 2-days during the following weekend, I got to occupy his place entirely, woo-hoo!
Without hesitating, I booked 2 flight tickets (for me & sis) via Air Asia and took 2-days off!
well, it was kinda risky too, coz that week has been forecasted to be the typhoon week!
anyway, the typhoon happened 2 days before my trip. Typhoon Hato (T10 storm) rips the city causing much damage to parts of HK, Macau and southern China.
Anyway, during the departure day, the weather was good (but slightly hot), with clear blue skies.
*a typical weather before & after the typhoon passes, I tink!
reached HKIA about 7pm after a slight delay in flight. From the airport, took the Airport Express to HK station and find my way to my colleague's place in Wanchai.
 When we reached there, it was already 8 plus. Me & sis put off our luggage and went for dinner.
The place that we stayed is located strategically in Hennessy Road with various eateries nearby.
I have always wanted to try out the Michelin star wanton noodles - so Wing Wah Noodles is our choice...
 it has passed the dinner hour by the time we reached, hence we dun have to share table with strangers...we got ourselves seated and ordered their specialties.
Shrimp dumpling with oyster sauce - the portion is huge enuff for 2 persons.
I also ordered a wonton noodles in soup.
both of us shared these....
The noodles were superb - the springy texture is so much different from what I had in KL...
Such a satisfying meal!
anyway this was not the first time I had wonton noodles in HK, so, that's kind of deja vu, after so many years...
there it is - their 'Michelin board', which is placed at the entrance.
since the night was still young, we loitered around the Wanchai area and got some snacks as dessert.
Here is the eggettes (aka 'kai tan zai'). The original version is still the best!
It was bought from the stall below our apartment, at some back alley. It also sells curry fishballs, some fried stuffs, siu mai...among other typical HK street snacks.
as we got nothing to do, we went back to the apartment and adjourned to the roof top for some cool breeze...
but too bad, there wasn't any cool breeze, just hot air.
But from the roof top, u can have a glimpse of the waterfront and the skyline of Tsim Sha Tsui (afar), ok not that bad...
it was quiet up here, such a contrast from the busy streets down there.
Past midnite, went 'home', have a shower and zzZZZZzzz....

4 comments :

mun said...

Wah your colleague is so nice ah, let you have the whole place since he is back in KL. It is always fun to be in HK, lots of good food but quite expensive. Since you stay for free, can spend more on food. Looking forward to more posts.

Somewhere in Singapore said...

I never get tired of eating wanton noodles, hehe...

Libby said...

I been to HK only twice.

I always like to compare HK with BKK and I prefer BKK over HK

Nux V said...

Mun: yea, my trip this time is more of makan trip ;-)

Somewhere in Singapore: I usually have wonton noodles for lunch or brunch...seldom on supper/dinner like this time.

Libby: I prefer BKK too bcoz it's cheaper. But each has its own unique food/places to go...so, can't really compare apple-to-apple.

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