Woke up early in the morning for breakfast and Disneyland. Hehe. Found a place nearby our hotel called Ocean Empire Food for congee.
This place has a few outlet all around Hong Kong and is famous for their congee. Congee is one of the few choices of breakfast in Hong Kong besides dim sum. We did not have dim sum in this trip because it is quite expensive and there is only 2 of us, so we cannot really try different type of dim sum. Anyway, back to this place…
I love this!!! It’s very organize and space saving. Nearly all of the restaurants in Hong Kong are very clean. Maybe it’s summer/autumn in Hong Kong, their air conditioner are turned on to the lowest temperature. Some restaurants are even freezing cold inside. I guess my mum would be happy with the air conditioned restaurants in Hong Kong. Hehe.
The both of us shared a warm soya milk (HKD7.50), Ocean Empire Congee (HKD24), BBQ Pork with Coriander Ricesheet Roll (HKD16) and yau char kueh (HKD7.50). There are a lot of ingredients in the congee; peanuts, fish slices, crab stick, yau char kueh, pork ball, pork meat and prawns. The ingredients, especially the prawns, are very fresh. But the porridge is a little bit watery. I prefer porridge that is slightly thick. Hehe. The yau char kueh is quite good. Crunchy even though thick. Me like :) The cheong fun is just normal. Calvin said that the soya sauce are very salty. Luckily we did not pour the whole plate of sauce into the cheong fun. Hehe.
After breakfast, we took the MTR and head to Disneyland!! It’s our second trip to Disneyland to finish the whole park. Both of us have been to HK Disneyland previously but we did not manage finish the whole park.
We have arrived!!! It’s good to see Mickey Mouse again. We bumped into Lisa S and another guy at the entrance. They were filming some show regarding holiday in Hong Kong I guess because we bumped into them again at Lan Kwai Fong the following night. Hehe.
Halloween decorations at the entrance. Apparently, Halloween is quite a happening festive in Hong Kong because it will be celebrated in style. I mean people will dress up in Halloween costume and roam around in group around Central. Too bad we visited Hong Kong a little too early for Halloween. Hehe. Anyway, Disneyland has this Halloween event on the whole month of October for Halloween. There are event 2 ghost mansions for visitors in the park itself. I visited one of them and it was damn scary and dark inside. You have to walk in a group of 8 all by your own without any tour guide. I nearly cry inside one of the mansion but I managed to finish the whole tour okay!!! *proud face* Hehe.
This is us in one of the ride. I am the driver of the car while Calvin is the passenger. Hehe. So I have to show the cocky and professional face on the second photo. Hehe. I cannot really speed on the track because the car in front of me, driven by an aunty was driving for like 40km/h. Really slow….. tsk tsk tsk.
Nothing much to say about Disneyland because you have to be there to actually feel it. Haha. We had our lunch in Disneyland. Expensive and not nice at all!!!
Calvin had char siew rice (HKD55) and I ordered the roast duck rice (HKD55). We shared a box of fruits (HKD22) since it was really hot that day. His char siew is not nice at all. They gave him really meat without any fat in between, hence it was really dry and yucky. My duck was way better than his char siew but that was just all about it. Just better than char siew, is all I can say. Haha.
After lunch, we went souvenir shopping. Since I have been to Disneyland previously, I have bought all the beautiful things before. And seriously, I think they key chains are very beautiful but expensive. I have bought a few on my last visit. I did not use them because they are really beautiful. Too sayang to use, I guess. Hehe. Hence, we only bought one key chain for Calvin’s sister because she wanted one. After that, we left the park around 3pm and headed to Tung Chung station (one station away from Disneyland) and shopped at Citygate. It’s filled with factory outlet for brands like Nike, Adidas, Roxy & Quiksilver, Levi’s, Giordano and even Coach!! It also has the biggest factory outlet for Espirit. I did not get anything from Coach because it wasn’t really cheap compared to the boutiques. Plus, I have promised myself no more bag for 1 or 2 years after my trip back from Europe where I bought 4 bags home :p
After shopping, we headed to Charlie Brown’s Cafe near Tsim Sha Tsui MTR. If you have no idea what Charlie Brown is, take a look a the photo below…
The entrance. It’s a really small entrance because the cafe is actually upstairs. Hehe.
It’s a self service restaurant. But for me, it’s a semi self service restaurant. You have to find your own place. On your table, there’s a menu of the food and beverages available. They only serve western food. You can choose what you want from your table. After that, you have to walk to the counter, place the order for your food and paying after that. I guess that the ordering from the counter is the self service part. Because the waiter and waitress will send the food to your table. Hahahahaha. But then my waitress was not very helpful because she serve the food to us without the cutlery. I have to walk to the mini bar to get the cutlery myself. I mean, might as well serve the cutlery together right? She has to pass the mini bar on the way to my table as well. Hehe…..
Our dinner for the night. Iced chocolate (HKD31), hot chocolate (HKD26), Carbonara (HKD48) and Chicken Peach Pizza (HKD48). My hot chocolate even has a cute decoration on it. Hehe. The food was okay but I found Calvin’s pizza to be a little bit weird for me. He said it was quite good but I can’t really mix peach with pizza and cheese. Haha. The portion might look small, but we were stuffed and I cannot even finish my pasta. Too bad there was no space for dessert because they look really cute….
Cute right??!?!?! I think TW would love the restaurant the most because the yellow bird is her favourite cartoon. Hehe.
After dinner, we went to Kowloon to visit the Ladies Night Market and Fa Yuen Street, also known as Sneakers street because most of the shops there sells sneakers. But once we stepped out from the MTR station, it was raining. So we headed to H&M for some indoor shopping. Hehe. But the clothes are much more expensive compared to the first time I was there. Furthermore, they are selling winter clothing at the moment, so not suitable for me. When the rain stopped, we headed to the Night Market. Before that, we made a quick stop for dessert at Hui Lau Shan for their mango dessert.
They have a lot of mango dessert to choose from. Since we were not that hungry, we shared the Extra Mango with sago (HKD30). Really super good. I read a lot of good review about this place and it did not disappoint me and Calvin at all. Hehe. Too bad we do not have another chance to visit this place again before we left Hong Kong. Just wish that they have an outlet in the airport. Hehe.
After the happy dessert, we walked around Ladies Street and Fa Yuen Street. Calvin saw a pair of sneakers that he really like, I helped him to pick the design okay. Hehe. But we decided to walk around to check the lowest price. Ladies Market is nearly the same as Temple Street Night Market, nothing much except fake goods. Hehe. We headed back to the hotel after that.
Our purchase for the day. One stack for souveniers and the other stack is for me and Calvin. I bought a pair of jeans from Espirit. Quite cheap and super comfortable to wear for a skinny jeans. Calvin bought a pair of short from Quiksilver since it was really cheap as well. He bought a few shirts from Giordano. This is the first time where his shopping goods are more than mine. Hahaha. You probably spot huge packet of Tempo tissue!! It’s for my Brandon koko. Really stupid request. It also took up half of the space in my luggage bag!!! Ish!!! And he specifically requested for Jasmine flavour. What the…. Haihhh……