HK: Airport Terminal 2

I always thought that airport food was very expensive, therefore I was rather surprised when I figured out that Hong Kong airport served cheap and quality food. My return flight was on early morning. So I went straight to terminal 2 for breakfast, knowing that terminal 2 has more choices.

restaurants available at terminal 2

maxim deluxe

There was a Honolulu Cafe(檀島咖啡餅店) too.

I started with egg tart and coffee. It was same price as Wan Chai shop.

Then, I spotted Chao Inn Dim Sum(潮樓点心).

They were having promotion too. So, we grabbed the last opportunity to have another round of Hong Kong dim sum. :)

Click to read the enlarged dim sum menu

Steamed beef balls(山竹牛肉球)

Steamed spare rib with Pu Ning Sauce(普宁蒸排骨)

Combo of Shrimp Dumplings and Spinach Dumplings(虾饺拼菠菜饺)

Later, I noticed that the two hong kong guys on the same table had ordered repeated set of crispy yam sesame dumpling(芋茸尖堆仔)and ginger chicken bun(姜汁鸡仔包). So, I asked the waitress if these were their signature dishes. The waitress then showed me this small piece of paper on the table. These two dishes were at promotion price HK$5 from 7am-9am. It was 9.05am and I missed it.

the smart hong kong people

Hong Kong Airport

HK: Lucky Dessert & Shek Mo Fong

The next time if I ever come to Hong Kong again, I will still stay in Mong Kok. It was so convenient to stay in the heart of Kowloon where there were many shops and restaurants around. I could shop every night. There was time when my legs refused to walk anymore, I could just enter any of the dessert shops to have some desserts or drinks while my legs recharged some energy. Dessert shops was popular in Hong Kong. And, this post will cover 2 dessert shops that I had tried in Mong Kok.

performance on one of the Mong Kok Street

The first shop was Lucky Dessert (發記甜品) originated from Sham Tseng(深井). Now that Lucky dessert had expanded to Mong Kok, Causeway Bay and other areas, customers did not have to travel all the way to Sham Tseng.

Since I had captured all their menus, you could take a look at them.

They all looked very delicious to me.

More temptations.

Detailed price list 1

Detailed price list 2

I felt like having durian. So, I ordered a durian pancake(班戟榴槤) and a durian dessert(榴槤飄香). Durian pancake was similiar to what I had at
Honeymoon Dessert (满记甜品), only that the mango was replaced with durian. The durian puree was fresh, thick and with strong durian taste. So, I did not mind paying HK$19 for it.

Durian dessert was another yummy dessert strictly for durian lovers only. This dessert was slightly expensive compare to the previous one. It was HK$25.

The second dessert shop was Shek Mo Fong(石磨坊) which I went on my last night in Hong Kong. Shek Mo Fong was serving creative desserts.

I did not like the Yam Ice Blended(香芋刨冰) though it was one of their popular desserts. Maybe the serving was too big or the ice was too cold for me.

The Red Bean Roll(雪白甜如筒) was a hit. The roll had santan fragrant and the red bean paste was smooth. Remember to order this!

Total bill was HK$29 for the yam ice blended and red bean roll.

Lucky Dessert 發記甜品
G/F25-27 Soy St, Mong Kok 旺角豉油街25-27號
Tel: 2332 8919

Shek Mo Fong 石磨坊
G/F88 Hak Po St, Mong Kok 旺角黑布街88號
Tel: 2398-9490

Mong Kok Map

HK: Nice Buns in Kim Wah

This is going to be a very short post. Even tough I have blogged about the Kim Wah Pineapple Bun before, but I personally feel that it deserves a post on its own for their quality food.

Their table was perfect for 4 person. If 2 person, then you would have to share table with other people.

enlarge to read the menu

The pineapple bun was hot while the butter was cold. Great combination of hot and cold!

The best mexico bun that I had tried so far.

hot milk tea

Kam Wah Cafe 金華冰廳
G/F 47 Bute Street Mongkok 太子弼街47號地下
Tel: 2392 6830
P/S: Open for whole day
Mong Kok Map

HK: The legendary Yung Kee Roast Goose

We passed by Yung Kee when we did our shopping in Central. We wanted to continue our shopping, but at the same time we did not want to miss Yung Kee legendary roast goose. So, what could we do? Need not to worry, Yung Kee had a take away counter. :)

Yung Kee was selling roast goose for more than half a decade. And it was the only chinese restaurant chosen by the Fortune Magazine as the one of the top 15 restaurant in the world. Sometimes, it was called 'flying roast goose' as foreign visitors will carry the roast goose back to share with their families and friends.

Yung Kee Building

There was a different entrance(not the main entrance) to the take away counter

1/4 roasted goose and their special sauce at HK$130.

I did not do a good job in capturing the roast goose photo. But believe me, it was very outstanding. I would like to recommend it to anyone who is traveling to Hong Kong.

Yung Kee
32-40 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2522 1624

HK: North Point

Since we did not make advance booking, we reached Tung Po Restaurant at 5pm, half an hour before Tung Po business hour. It was still early and the restaurant was empty. So we went to the nearby Duck Shing Ho Egg Roll(德成號蛋捲) and returned to Tung Po at 5.30pm.

Tung Po, a must-eat restaurant in North Point.

We were too early. The workers were still having their dinner when we reached. One of them raised their hand when he saw my camera.

Most of the tables was reserved. Please make reservation to avoid disappointment.

I found something very interesting at the last page of the menu. First, it said if you were too hungry due to the long wait time, you could order something from the 1-min snacks menu. Another message at the bottom said that phone reservation was from 2.30pm to 5.30pm, no one would be answering your call at other time. So, be prepared to wait as Tung Po was too famous.

Since we were first to order, the food arrived fast. Salad bone(沙拉骨) was deep fried chicken soft bone, cucumber and etc in sweet sour sauce. A very appetizing dish!

Fried Pork Hock in Fermented Bean Curd(南乳炸豬手) served with special dip sauce was simply marvellous. I saw it on all the tables, so it must be their signature dish.

I did not forget to order their signature spaghetti in squid ink with squid balls(墨魚丸墨汁意粉) at HK$98.

It was delicious. The only drawback would be our teeth became black after having the squid ink spaghetti.

We had complimentary dessert, grass jelly in mint syrup.

At 6pm, all the tables was occupied.

When we left Tung Po, we saw others waiting outside the restaurant. I was glad that we came earlier, else we would end up waiting like them.

Tung Po Restaurant 東寶小館
2/F Java Road Municipal Services Building, 99 Java Road, North Point
Tel: 2880 9399