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4D3N Hong Kong Shop Eat Trip 2012 : Summary

We’re back from the CRAZY SUMMER SALES in Hong Kong!! Not only that, we have also carried extra pounds home! *Guilty* Blame it on all the good food there! Well, in short, it was a pretty refreshing short break from work! SATISFIED. =)

As this was not our first time visiting Hong Kong, we have skipped most of the cultural visiting or sightseeing sites. What we did was SHOP EAT SHOP EAT.. and alot of walking! Hence, this travelogue is more for all the shopaholics and foodie lovers.

Here is a brief summary of our short stay in Hong Kong. Detailed posts will be up soon!

DAY 1: Arrive at 10.30am, Lunch – Star cafe 星座冰室 @ Tsim Sha Tsui, Shop – Mongkok, Tea – Hui Lau Shan Healthy Dessert 留山 @ Mongkok, Dinner – Macau Tsui Yuen Restaurant 澳門大豐新翠苑餐廳 @ Mongkok

DAY 2: Breakfast – Kam Wah Cafe 金華冰廳 @ Prince Edward, Lunch – Tian Hao Yun Dim Sum 添好运点心专卖店 @ Sham Shui Po, Shop – Prada Space outlet @ Ap Lei Chau, Dinner – Yue Kee (裕记) @ Sham Tseng

DAY 3: Brunch – Tsui Wah Restaurant 翠華餐廳 @ Jordan, Shop – Citigate Outlets @ Tung Chung, See – Symphony of Light @ Avenue of Star, Tsim Sha Tsui, Dinner – Four Seasons Pot Rice 四季煲仔飯 @ Yau Ma Tei, Massage – Yuen Massage 桃花源 @ Mongkok

DAY 4: Brunch – Modern China Restaurant 金滿庭 @ Timesquare, Causewaybay, Shop – SOGO and Timesquares @ Causewaybay, Tea – Paul Lafeyet @ K11, Tsim Sha Tsui, Shop – H&M @ Elements,  Wing Wah Cake Shop 榮華 @ Hong Kong International Airport, Depart at 6.50pm

Stay – Butterfuly on Prat Boutique Hotel @ Tsim Sha Tsui

********** DAY 1 **********

#1 Touched down at Hong Kong International Airport, one of the world best airports!

 

#2 We took the airport express services to Kowloon Station and subsequently hopped onto the complimentary shuttle bus to our hotel – Butterfly on Prat Boutique Hotel, which is located at Tsim Sha Tsui.

#3 Checked-in to Butterfly on Prat Boutique Hotel. A very lovely boutique hotel with superb services, great location and comfortable room. Overall thumbs up.

Address:
Butterfly on Prat, 21 Prat Avenue, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
http://www.butterflyhk.com 
 
 

#4 Lunch at Star cafe 星座冰室 for their famous tomato noddles. Very special. Love their refreshing tomato-based soup.

Address:
Shop No. 36, Champagne Court, 16-20 Kimberley Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Opening hours: Mon to Sat : 8am to 9.30pm
 
 

#5 Shopped around Mongkok

 

#6 Tea at Hui Lau Shan Healthy Dessert 留山 at Mongkok. Had their signature mango platter.

Address:
Every corner of Hong Kong! 
 
 

#7 Farmer bun with curry pork at Macau Tsui Yuen Restaurant 澳門大豐新翠苑餐廳. Yummy-licious!

Address: 
Shop 8, 2/F, Cooked Food Market, Mong Kok Complex, 557 Shanghai Street, Mongkok.
Opening hours: Mon to Sun: 7am to 9pm
 

********** DAY 2 **********

#8 Breakfast at Kam Wah Cafe 金華冰廳, which serves very fantastic pineapple bun with butter or polo yao and milktea.

Address: 
G/F, 47 Bute Street, Prince Edward
Opening hours: Mon to Sun: 6.30am to 12pm
 
 

#9 The cheapest Michelin starred dim sum at Tian Hao Yun Dim Sum  添好运点心专卖. The cripsy baked BBQ pork bun is a must try!

Address: 
G/F, 9-11 Fuk Wing Street, Sham Shui Po
Opening hours: Mon to Sun: 8.00am to 10.00pm
 
 

#10 Shopped at Prada Space Outlet. On average, the price is approximately 30% cheaper than retail but the downside is that it’s very far away!

Address:
2/F Marina Square (East Wing), South Horizons, Ap Lei Chau, Hong Kong.
Opening hours: Tues to Sat : 10.00am to 06.00pm ; Sunday & Public Holidays : 12.00pm to 06.00pm
 
 

#11 A very sinful dinner at Yue Kee (裕记). Very delicious roasted duck!

Address:
9 Sham Hong Road, Sham Tseng
Opening hours: Mon to Sun : 11.00am to 11.30pm
 
 

********** DAY 3 **********

#12 Hong Kong style breakfast at Tsui Wah Restaurant 翠華餐廳. Love their crispy bun served with condensed milk 奶油豬 and milk tea. 

Address:
77-78 Parkes Street, Jordan
Opening hours: 24 hours 
 
 

#13 Shopped at Citigate outlets.

Address:
20 Tat Tung Road, Tung Chung, Lantau, Hong Kong
Opening hours: 10.00am to 10.00pm
 
 

#14 Symphony of light, the light and sound show at Victoria Harbour, at 8pm every night.

 

#15 Four Season Claypot Rice 四季煲仔飯. Love their oyster omelette over the clay pot rice.  

Address: 46-58, Arthur Street, Yau Ma Tei (between Temple Street and Nathan Road)
 
 

#16 Pampered ourselves with a relaxing foot massage at Yuen Massage 桃花源. If you are looking for a decent (not dodgy) massage place, this is highly recommended! 

Address:
15/F, Toa Tak Building, 642-646 Nathan Road, Mongkok.
Opening hours: Mon to Sun – 11.30am to 1.00am
 

********** DAY 4 **********

#17 Mouth-watering dan dan noodles and xiao long bao at Modern China Restaurant 金滿庭.

Address:
Shop 1002, 10/F, Food Forum, Times Square,1 Matheson Street, Causeway Bay
Opening hours: Mon to Sun – 11.45am to 15:00pm; 17.45pm to 11.00pm
 
 
#18 Shopped around Times Square and Sogo at Causeway Bay
 
 

#19 Crème Brûlée and macaroons from Paul Lafayet Patisserie

Address:
Shop G23, K11, 18 Hanoi Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Opening hours : Mon to Sun – 12.30pm to 23.00pm
 
 
#20 Last minute shopping at Elements, Kowloon before our flight.
 
 
 #21 Bought some traditional moon cakes from the famous Wing Wah Cake Shop 榮華
 
Address:
7E145, Level 7, Departure East Hall, Terminal 1, Passenger Terminal Building, Hong Kong International Airport.
Opening hours: Mon to Sun – 07:00am to 23:30pm