Day 3 started quite late because the both of us were very tired from the night before. Hehe. We went out around 11am and headed for breakfast.
We headed to Kam Wah Cafe for breakfast. Calvin said he wanted to eat Polo Bun this trip. So polo bun it is. The restaurant is very small and we have to share table with strangers. But it’s okay, at least we get to see what other ppl order. Hehe.
We ordered a 2 Polo Bun; with and without butter, 2 egg tarts, milk tea for him and hot chocolate for me. I love their drinks, especially lemon tea because they are not sweet. Our drinks here in Malaysia are really sweet which I don’t really like. The drinks in Hong Kong are not too sweet nor tasteless. I think they don’t have a sweet tooth like us. Polo Bun with butter is definitely better than without better. Egg tart was normal, the one at Taman Muda is still the best. Hehe.
They have breakfast set for 2 person which is quite affordable as well. Just be prepared to share a table with stranger. Besides bread, I think they have nissin noodle for breakfast as well. They don’t have English menu, so I don’t really know what they have besides polo bun, egg tarts and nissin noodle. Hehe.
After breakfast, we headed to Mongkok to visit Argyle Centre. We were too early because only a few stores open. So we entered Quiksilver boutique and stayed there quite long before returning to the Argyle Centre. Argyle Centre is something similar like our Sg Wang with smaller shops. I did not get anything from there because it’s more towards casual style and I am actually looking for something for work.
We went to Central to do some shopping because there is a big Gucci boutique there. I just wanted to see how much do they sell my favourite pink Gucci in Hong Kong. It’s nearly the same price as in KL, which is much more expensive compare to Paris and UK. So I’ve decided that I won’t be buying that bag anymore. It’s just too expensive for a bag. They have big boutiques for Coach and LV as well.
We entered all of them. Hong Kong is a tax free country but yet their branded goods are just as expensive as KL. Not much difference, I should say. Maybe like RM300 to RM500 cheaper. But my Gucci bag is RM1k cheaper in Europe. Plus we get tax refund as well. Hehe. But since Hong Kong is tax free, there will be no tax refund. After window shopping, we went for lunch just nearby the expensive boutiques.
First stop, Jim Chai Kee for wanton noodle.
The interior of the restaurant really surprised me. It was nicely decorated in oriental style. Since it was small, we have to share table with strangers as well. They have English menu and the both of us shared a bowl of King Prawn Wanton Noodle (HKD17) and soya bean milk (HKD6). The noodle was very springy and I love them so much. There are 3 large wantons where each has 3 fresh prawns inside. The soup is slightly salty but goes well with the noodle and wanton. I am so crazy of their noodle. It’s really really really super uber good. After that, we crossed the road to Mak’s Noodle for wanton noodle again. Haha. We wanted to try both because both are equally famous and highly recommended as well.
Mak’s wanton noodle is more expensive than Jim Chai Kee, with smaller wantons but has 4 wantons. Besides that, the portion looks really small. But the soup is less salty compared to Jim Chai Kee. Both noodle and wanton is just as good. Hehe.
The size of the bowl is like the size of the rice bowl while the size of the bowl at Jim Chai Kee is the size of the soup bowl. Frankly speaking, I would prefer Jim Chai Kee over Mak’s Noodle because they have this awesome chilli oil/sauce and the price is cheaper. Calvin on the other hand prefer Mak’s Noodle wantons because he said they taste better. Oh well…. But the noodle of both restaurant is just as springy and nice as each other and the wantons are made with fresh ingredient. Jim Chai Kee won because of the price. Hehe.
After 2 stalls of wanton noodle, we went to get our egg tarts, which was just nearby.
Tai Cheong Bakery is famous for their egg tarts, so famous that former governor, Chris Patten, used to be one of their regular customer. When we arrived that place, it was filled with customers. Since me and Calvin were still full, we shared one egg tart only.
Tai Cheong’s Egg tart (HKD5)!!! Well, both of us still think that the one at Taman Muda is way better. Somehow, their egg tart has thicker crust. Anyway, it’s not too bad. Way better than the clay pot chicken rice that we had one the first night. Hehehehehe.
After egg tart, we walked around Central. I guess Central is the place for rich to shop because you can see luxury cars on the road and all the high end and couture brand all over the place.
We headed back to hotel to rest and to empty our shopping bag. We then changed and headed to Causeway Bay. We had our dinner at Tai Ping Koon. Initial plan was to have roasted pigeon and the beef noodle. But then I read that their chicken wings are very good as well. So we thought that we could order both. But when we reached the restaurant,
That’s me studying the menu again. Apparently, the food there is very expensive. A roasted pigeon is around HKD130 and a plate of chicken wings is around HKD120. OMG!!! But, they have set meals to choose from. So we decided to let go of the roasted pigeon because paying HKD130 for such small amount of meat is not really worth it.
We ordered the Signature set for 2. We choose shrimps salad, TPK Style Chicken Wings in Swiss Sauce, TPK Style Fried Rice Noodles with Beef in Swiss Sauce and Ice Lemon tea. I think the set is more suitable for 2 to 3 person because we couldn’t finish our food. But we finished all the chicken wings because they were really good. The noodle was really good too. I think it’s because of their sauce. This restaurant is like fusion between western and chinese style because their interior design and menu is western style but their food is chinese style. They even served chinese tea on tall and big cup. Even though expensive, but their food was really good. Hehe.
We went to Times Square for window shopping. Their Times Square are much more smaller than the one in KL but it is fill with high end brands like Burberry, Gucci and others. We just walked around to air digestion and headed to Central again. This time, to Lan Kwai Fong :)
It’s the happening place to be on weekend nights. The pubs and bars were filled with people. You can even see people holding a glass of wine or a can of beer just standing outside the pub or on the street just chilling out. But I cannot imagine myself standing there the whole night and talking with my friends. It will be very tiring. Hehe. The streets of Lan Kwai Fong is very short and we say a gay bar there. Hehe.
Ohhh, hi Lisa S. We met them again at Lan Kwai Fong. Haha. She’s really tall and skinny.
Purchase of the day. I bought Calvin the backpack as his birthday present. He bought himself the Adidas sneakers that both of us like and that is my new bag from Kate Spade back there. Hehe. Bought a pair of heels for work and the food are souvenirs for friends back home. We were really tired that day from all the shopping and food. But we still have to pack our bags we will be leaving the next day :(