It was one of those weekends that Charles would be in Hong Kong for work and I was able to step away from work 🙂
0 – 24 hours
First order of business – Ichiran Ramen. Not as awesome as the ones we had in Japan but hey who’s complaining? I felt that the texture of the noodles, the broth and the cha siew was not on par with the ramen served in Tokyo but it was a close match given all that none of the ramen in Singapore comes close. We went around 9am to the branch at Causeway Bay and there was no queue at all.
Our next meal at the one Michelin starred restaurant, Kam’s Goose. We have not tried the branch in Singapore so I can’t give my verdict on that. We ordered 1/4 goose leg (so good!), a roast pork rice (yummy!), some signature noodles (skip this please!) and the bill came up to about S$60. Despite hoping to beat the crowd when we went at 3:30pm, we still had to queue for 40 minutes! Worth the wait, especially if you are a goose lover. Best to go there in a group so you won’t end up feeling like a sinner who ate too much goose fats like we did! I am not a goose eater so when I saw the amount of fats on the goose I almost choked, but it was really good. We also noticed quite a number of tables ordering the soup so that’s next up on our list in future.
After our hearty lunch, we went up to Nam Long Shan for a walk to burn those calories. We meant to go to Dragon’s Back but the weather forecast was rainy so we decided to go for a “shorter hike”. We took a taxi all the way up to the stairs that led us up to the top. After what seems like 300 steps, we were rewarded with the bird eyes’ view of Aberdeen. As Ocean Park was right next door, we could hear the screaming from the heart-throbbing rides.
We walked our way down and took a bus to Central for my much anticipated Kau Kee Beef Noodles. Charles didn’t quite fancy the beef noodles here but I absolutely love it! I love their version of curry beef noodles. I love the texture of the beef noodles – just chewy enough for me! And I love how I don’t have to spend more than 10 bucks to get a bowl full of generous beef (tendon) serving. If there is one place I make a point to go on every visit to HK, this is the place! Just take my advise to close a blind eye to the attitude of the owner and servers here.
The night ended with drinks with a close friend at the rooftop bar of Park Lane Hotel where the crew stayed. This place opened in Sep 2016 – good music, great view and nice crowd. This was a view taken during the day. We had really bad weather this trip as you can see from below picture.
24 – 48 hours
The first 12 hours was spent catching up on sleep as Charles recover from jet lag and I… had a long week at work! As it was raining, we went to a nearby wanton noodles stall recommended by one of Charles’s colleague and had a simple lunch.
We checked out Times Square and La Foret (like Far East Plaza type of shopping), before returning back to Sogo to get the famous wife biscuits for our relatives. I seriously don’t get the hype about the wife biscuits but did it anyways. We also dropped by the 24 hours supermarket a stone throw from our hotel to buy some wine. Wine in Hong Kong is quite cheap so please maximise your wine limit if can!
Soon it was dinner time and we walked to Fu Xing Shark Fin Seafood Restaurant for “the best roast meat in Hong Kong”. We meant to go there for dim sum but since we couldn’t wake up early / made reservations, and my stomach was growling by the time we got up, we gave this place a miss in the afternoon. We were a little skeptical at first but when the char siew came, it was so good. It reminded me of the roast meat we ate at a restaurant in Singapore called Char, but probably better. Their beef cooked with garlic was also top notch.
Dinner was came up to $90 for the two of us and we thought that was pretty expensive. To be fair, Fu Xing is meant to be a dim sum place and not dinner place so it was our bad choosing it for dinner.
We called it an early night as we had an early flight to catch on the next day. Our tummies definitely suffered the most over the weekend and it was back to work on Monday!
P.S. If you are there longer than a weekend, you can check out these places too!