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Bo-lo’gne

Like being up high? So do Spoon and I. Therefore a trip to the tallest building in Hong Kong was inevitable. The sky100 observation deck is on the 100th floor of the International Commerce Centre and boasts a 360° view of Hong Kong in all its special-administrating and skyscraping GLORY. After our descent, we ...

Midnight Udon

Towards the evening of our first day in Hong Kong, Spoon and I decided to explore Kowloon and Tsim Tsa Tsui a little more. We moseyed on over to Victoria Harbour to take in the excellent view and the (slightly disappointing) Symphony of Lights. In my humble opinion, the lantern exhibition just outside the Hong Kong Cultural ...

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So, during my Extensive food research before the bigtrip, I came across Tim Ho Wan. Cheap. Michelin starred. DimSum. I wanted to try it so badly, I made Spoon get up ridiculously early and dragged her all the way to Mong Kok in the stifling, muggy heat. Only to find that it had closed down. Sad times indeed. Ah well, ...

MARUGAME SEIMEN: the bowl that started it all

I love udon noodles. They are the noodles to end all noodles. It's as simple as that. Udon noodles are thick, wheat flour noodles of Japanese origin, with the thickness and consistency depending on the region it comes from. Usually served simply with kakejiru (broth flavoured with dashi, soysauce and mirin) and chopped ...

Ma’s Restaurant

Before I left for Hong Kong everyone warned me that I was going to struggle to find food that I could eat. Everyone. Halal food that ain't Indian/Pakistani would be nigh on impossible. Plus I would probably end up eating some sort of secret pork. I was not to be dissuaded. 'I'll eat vegetables' I said. 'I'll learn some ...

French Toast and Cocktail Buns

Somehow, Spoon and I had made it to our last morning in Hong Kong without any sweet breakfasts. Sure there had been some excellent DimSum and noodles a'plenty, but tasty sweet things had evaded us completely. My search for french toast had not gone well at all, and somehow we kept forgetting to have custard tarts which was ...

Islamic Centre Canteen

Unfortunately I miscalculated the date of Eid al'Adha (the latter of the two Eids that Muslims celebrate annually) and managed to end up in Hong Kong on Eid day without my family and my mum's biriyani. However, I had resilience and Spoon and no other choice but to celebrate Eid in HK with HALAL DIM SUM for breakfast! The ...