Exploring Hong Kong…Once again!
They say “Traveling. It leaves you speechless, then turns you into a Storyteller.”. Well, it’s true! Here I am sharing you what we did during our five-day stay in Hong Kong. I know five days is not enough to explore the heritage, culture and food in Hong Kong but nonetheless I’ll partake some of the city’s rich cultural offerings.
The last time I went to Hong Kong was year 2008. Transformations have been made, the city is always changing but never unconnected from its heritage. From art and music to food there is always something that will inspire you.
Our Hong Kong trip is all about food and some arts.
First on our list, these cute buns from Yum Cha. They serve traditional dim sum with a contemporary twist. We had the Hot Custard Molten Buns, BBQ Piggy Buns and Spicy Minced Pork and Shrimp Buns.
This Eggettes from Lee Keung Kee is definitely a must try. It is crispy, light and has a slightly sweet center.
Mak’s Noodle one of the most famous wonton noodle places in Hong Kong. Try their Tossed Noodles with Wonton Dumpling and Oyster Sauce.
If you happen to visit the Peak Tram, try Kala Toast’s Rainbow Toast. It has Lavender Cheese, Basil Cheese, Tomato Cheese, Mixed Cheese and Pineapple.
Of course some dim sum in Hong Kong is a must. Try Dimdimsum’s Mushroom Bun with Taro feeling, Steamed Rice Balls with Black Truffle and Mixed Mushrooms, and Deep Fried Dumplings with Wasabi filling.
How about some Gelato? Try Oodies Foodies Rosy Cheeks Gelato. It has Rose Gelato, Lychee Compote and Raspberry Swirl. Yum!
Take your taste buds on a simple yet very filling meal, Hay Hay Kitchen is definitely a visit. I like their Crispy Roasted Pork and Spicy Eggplant with Minced Pork.
Innovative but still on the traditional take on Chinese Buns, Little Bao should be on your list. I just can’t get enough of their Sichuan-Style Fried Chicken Bao.
For Coffee lovers out there, Elephant Grounds is also a must try. Try the Honey Rose Latte and their Matcha is good too.
For breakfast and coffee place, The Coffee Academics is the answer. Try the Academics Breakfast and the Signature Espresso-Based Coffee.
Hands down to Yat Lok’s Roast Goose. It’s insanely delicious and I will definitely go back for more.
Lastly, try Kai Kee Restaurant’s Bo Lo Bao (Pineapple Bun with Iced Butter) and Coconut Tart. It’s just so good.
As we explore Hong Kong through food, along the way we got a chance to see Hong Kong’s cool neighborhood, hidden gems and experience the city.
We went to Sky 100 Hong Kong Observation Deck and Madame Tussauds Hong Kong.
We are crazy for Street Art. If you happen to visit the historic neighborhood of Hollywood Roads, be sure to keep an eye on some graffiti and street art. This mural of Old Townhouses is located at Graham Street and very popular photo spot for tourists.
You may also want to check out Hong Kong Cultural Center. The beige bricks of the building is a popular background for Outfit of the Day (OOTD) or Wedding Shoots.
And during the night, the Symphony of Lights in Hong Kong happens at eight in the evening. The show consists of Five Major Themes. Of course I love the last theme which is “Celebration”.
Our five day stay in Hong Kong is not enough, too many food spots, arts and heritage to explore. We want to go back soon but for now this is just about it.
By the way, sharing you our first day Itinerary made by Alexis Deocaris of Forkspoonmanila might be useful to your Hong Kong trip.