Lunch Buffet at SkyCity Bistro (Marriott Hong Kong)

SkyCity Bistro interior

SkyCity Bistro located at 1 Sky City Road East, Hong Kong International Airport, Hong Kong SAR in Hong Kong

September 21, 2017:

We enjoyed a buffet lunch today at the SkyCity Bistro at the Marriott Hong Kong Hotel near the airport in Chek Lap Kok.  Our family friend had a 30% off for the entire table.

SkyCity Bistro is a buffet located inside the hotel.  Thus, it was very modern, classy, and sophisticated inside with staff that were highly Continue reading

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Pho Dinner at North Viet Pho (Tai Kok Tsui)

North Viet Pho Tai Kok Tsui

North Viet Pho located at Shop B1B, G/F, 22-24 Tai Tsun Street, Tai Kok Tsui in Hong Kong

September 20, 2017:

We went to the Tai Kok Tsui branch of North Viet Pho (越北牛肉粉專門店) for dinner.  We were one of a handful of tables inside the strongly air-conditioned and quiet restaurant.  I ordered the Vietnamese Sausage with Tomato Soup Pho while my mom ordered the Beef with Satay Soup Pho.

The orders came out straight away.  I liked that the soup Continue reading

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Shabu Shabu AYCE Lunch at Gyujin Shabu Shabu & Sukiyaki Restaurant

Gyujin Shabu Shabu & Sukiyaki Restaurant foods

Gyujin Shabu Shabu & Sukiyaki Restaurant located at Shop 217, 2/F, Zone B, Tai Po Mega Mall, 8-10 On Pong Road, Tai Po in Hong Kong

September 20, 2017:

Today we went to an AYCE Japanese shabushabu and sukiyaki hot pot restaurant called Gyujin Shabu Shabu & Sukiyaki Restaurant (牛陣).  My aunt recommended this to us saying that their lunch deal was a steal.  For only $69 Hong Kong Dollars, one person could get an hour where there was all-you-can-eat clear soup hot pot of various vegetables, fish balls, meat balls, noodles, and various other hot pot items.  There was a tray of sliced beef and pork per Continue reading

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Steam Pot Dinner at 潮福蒸氣石鍋⁠⁠⁠⁠

September 19, 2017:  For dinner that night, we went to Hai Fook 潮福蒸氣石鍋 in Tai Po for steam pot dinner.  Steam pot meals started getting popular in Hong Kong at least since last year in 2016 when I was visiting but never tried it.  I had tried it in Toronto last autumn but this was my first time trying it in Hong Kong. Continue reading

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Black Truffle Mascarpone Cheese Pizza at Golden Captain’s Restaurant

Golden Captain Restaurant

Golden Captain Restaurant (金船長餐廳) located at 55 Tai Tsun Street, Unit 3A, Tai Kok Tsui

September 19, 2017:  Yesterday for lunch, I again consulted OpenRice for some good eats around the area.  It showed me Golden Captain Restaurant (金船長餐廳) which specialized in Italian cuisine and had a specialty pizza which almost all the reviews were about.  Thus, we went there to check it out.

Golden Captain Restaurant opened at 11 a.m. and we arrived around noon.  There were lots of people dining in and taking advantage of their favourable lunch combo.  Most of the diners were of the younger crowd.

We ordered the Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Layered

Zhangjiajie National Forest Park

Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, China. September 2017

After walking across the Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge this past week in the Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, this was one of the views that greeted us.  There were layers among layers of mountains and forests and fog/pollution all around us.  These were some characteristic and unforgettable layers!   Continue reading

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Day 1 in Changsha, China 2017: Arrival and Noodles

noodles in Changsha

First meal in Changsha, China

September 13, 2017:  I’ve never been to Changsha before and I was inspired to go after seeing photos online of the historic and mountainous regions.  It is also the area that the movie Avatar was filmed in.

This tour was part of the “Beautiful China” tour subsidized by the Canadian government for only $99 per person for 6 days of sightseeing.  Hotels stays and majority of the meals were covered, but tips for the tour guide and driver as well as certain admission fees were priced separately.  Flight to and back were also our own payment too.  It was such an amazing deal to see parts of China in a guided tour!  I previously went on a Continue reading

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