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Caught by these beautiful cakes and pastries
At the Basement of AIRSIDE, the huge mall in Kowloon, directly connected to Kaitak MTR station, definitely was attracted by rays of all these unbelievable amazingly colourful man made cakes and pastries.
They are not only good to look at, it tastes good too. As they are mainly popular and renown shops. It’s quite a strong competition and hard to choose one but several instead. One might find a seat in one of these shops with a good cup of coffee to go with.
Bon appétit 😋
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Tsukada Nojo From Farm to Table
Originally from Japan, a Japanese poultry farmer, located in Miyazaki-southern Kyushu, 1,000 km south of Tokyo, surrounded by nature, and raising chickens.
Famous for its free range chicken for fried chicken, with traditionally and unique way of cooking, and the broth, a chicken collagen soup.
Wappa rice is kind of steam rice with various topping in a wooden container, traditional craft that has been used in the old times.
BIJIN WAPPA RICE Set, choice of 2 Wappa rice; crab meat with lots of salmon roe and salmon with shredded eggs and less salmon roe, together with one choice of main dish; fried chicken. The set also accompanied by the famous chicken collagen broth, a salad and a dish of pickles also a soft drink.
The cost is HK$158 plus 10% service charge. The fresh ingredients is the most attractive and the over all amount is quite a lot for one person. Last the price is quite friendly too.
It’s branch at New Town Plaza, Shatin, accessible via MTR Shatin station.
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B&B Beer & Babble Western Restaurant
Located at Yong Shue Wan Main Street, Lamma Island, Hong Kong, a few minutes walk from the ferry.
It is beautifully western decorated with red brick walls and hanging old time photos of Hong Kong. The back of restaurant facing to the harbour where dining tables are with a great view afar of the ferry pier.
It was nice and relax during weekdays with nice music on. Offering set lunch menu, huge portion of Chicken with veggies and potato’s came with a soup and a drink. The price is reasonable.
Reachable from Hong Kong by ferry from Central Pier no. 4.
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MOKO Dynamic Playground
The new outdoor children playground opened in 2021, total area of 18,000 sqf., at L5 of MOKO, via Mongkok East MTR, Mongkok, Kowloon, Hong Kong.
Featuring huge range of play equipment, under the theme of bird and flower elements, integrate small characters of parrots into it.
There are nearly 50 m. climbing walls large, 8 m. high amusement facilities exploration tunnels and 6 groups of high height in the Play Zone. The highest group of slide is 3.8 m.
Suitable for children from 3-13 years to enjoy whilst an adult can take the opportunity to relax as well. Opening hours from 10:00 to 21:00, whilst cleaning and disinfecting from 14:30-15:00 hours.
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Rooftop Garden at Airside
Boasted area of 18,000 sqf of serene outdoor areas on rooftop garden on 6/F of Airside, Kowloon City, Kowloon, Hong Kong.
The open air space access to generous public areas, surrounded by greenery, the elevated garden featuring tropical plants, native flora and lush vegetation with 360 degree of city view under the gleaming skyline. Also facilitates with kiosk and restaurants with alfresco dining available.
Take a deep breath and immerse in Airside wholeness experience from now. Accessible via Kai Tak MTR station Exit C.
#rooftopgarden #airside #本地遊 #mytripvlog #alfrescodining #tripblazers #urbanexplorer #passionpassport #yuppijeinhk2023
Mini Urban Park in Admiralty
Harcourt Garden was constructed in mid 1900s, situated in between the Admiralty MTR station and the Hong Kong Police Headquarter.
The park is on the reclaimed land from Victoria Harbour in 1863. It was formerly occupied by the Wellington Battery and Military hospital, associated with the Wellington Barracks.
The land was re designed with a landscape connecting directly to the footbridge accessible to buildings in the vicinity.
There are significant 29 granite blocks, originally sea wall fragments from the 19th century, displayed creating a historic ambiance.
Also featuring a tower clock in the centre of the garden as well as the winning art piece of green bamboo.
A great place to enjoy the terraced step seats surrounded by lush leaves and plants in the midst of the city of Hong Kong. #harcourtgarden #admiralty #mytripvlog #passionpassport #本地遊 #tripblazers #urbanexplorer #yuppijeinhk2023
Prime Waterfront Mall
WWWTC, the World Trade Center, located in prime downtown Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, facing to the harbour front promenade and the Noon Day Gun.
Originally built in 1975, was formerly housed a night club, Palace Theatre, the old time luxurious known night club, and later remodelled to a cinema with the same name around 1979, the most extravagant with 1,060 larger and wider seats, showing western movies, making the box office record hit.
After several renovations and revitalisations over the years, now it’s occupied with offices on top floors and a mall on lower and upper floors for various popular fashion, beauty and accessories, home products and catering including Micheline recommended restaurant. Suggest to arrive early to get a window seat for a bird’s eye view of the harbour as well as firing of the Noon Day Gun. #worldtradecenterhk #hongkongmall #本地遊 #causewaybaymall #mytripvlog #passionpassport #tripblazers #urbanexplorer #yuppijeinhk2023
Thai restaurant, Italian, Thai and Western fusion style recently opened their new restaurant in World Trade Center, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong.
Thai food is always popular among Hong Kong people due to the taste of herbs and spices. This restaurant is no exception as to its deco is quite unique with interesting back ground of rabbits hanging or sitting on the ceiling and eye catching one in front of the restaurant.
Just happened to pass by and distracted by the atmosphere as well as the beautiful and bright bar facing to the front. Tried the Thai beef noodle soup but the taste could be improved. #ahanthai #thaifood #thairestaurant #worldtradecenter #yuppijeinhk2023 #urbanexplorer #tripblazers #passionpassport #mytripvlog #本地遊 #yuppijemeal2023 #foodie
Small but Hearty
UMIMACHIDON Popular Japanese restaurant at Kowloon Bay International Trade & Exhibition Center, Kowloon Bay, Kowloon. Kowloon Bay MTR station and change to Shuttle bus.
Established in Tokyo Japan since 1987 with a few branches in Hong Kong. Famous for its high quality of fresh seafood especially sashimi. If it’s your favourite, this is the place to try under a fair price.
Their ginger pork belly don, set lunch accompanied with cooked miso soup, half boiled egg, side dish of seasoning seaweed plus a green or oolong tea.
First time had the pork caramelised, the taste became slightly sweet and crispy. Must try! #umimachidon #japanesefood #KITEC #foodie #Japaneserestaurant #yuppijeinhk2023 #urbanexplorer #tripblazers #mytripvlog #本地遊 #passionpassport
One of the World Talented Pastry Chef
Dang Wen Li by Dominique Ansel, the name was called in Chinese, an incredible innovative young French Pastry Chef, has won many awards and honours and became the world’s first-ever viral pastry chef, the World’s Best Pastry Chef in 2017 etc.
He began working as pastry cook since he was only 16 and gradually made his way up to Pastry Chef from Paris to his very first own shop in New York in 2011.
In 2020, his first shop in Hong Kong opened at Harbour City, by inspiration of local ingredients and traditions, he created a brand new collection just for Hong Kong such as Cup Noodle, Lemon Juice box, Longan & Line Danish etc.
Rapidly his business has been expanding fast with 3 shops offering savoury and sweet pastry plus coffee at Harbour City, Pacific Place and Queens Road Central. #dominiqueansel #本地遊 #dangwenlihk #mytripvlog #tripblazers #urbanexplorer #yuppijeinhk2023
Hong Kong Heritage and Discovery Centre
Located in Kowloon Park, Kowloon, Hong Kong, Tsimahatsui MTR station Exit A.
It was built in 1890’s whilst Hong Kong was under British rule as the site of British Army’s Whitfield Barracks, used until 1967.
The construction was made adaptable to local climate through the use of local techniques and materials; pitched tarred Chinese tiled roofs, deep flattened arch colonnaded verandahs of each elevation, wooden shutters, raised semi basement under colonnade verandahs for better ventilation.
Later it was restored and converted into museum complex and opened to public in 2005. It features exhibitions on the origins of archaeological treasure of Hong Kong dating back 6,000 years. The aim is for enhancing public awareness of local heritage and preservation by varieties of exhibitions and educational activities. #hongkongheritage #hongkongmuseum #本地遊 #yuppijeinhk2023 #urbanexplorer #tripblazers #passionpassport #mytripvlog
Vivid Bright Red inspiration
Jiu Fen Full, a little taste of Taiwan restaurant at their branch of Amoy Garden, Ngau Tau Kok, Kowloon, Hong Kong, particularly draw my attention to enter and take a look at their superb Chinese scene with red background decoration and bright lanterns.
Must say very exciting to see every inches of it! The most famous for Taiwanese cuisine is the braised pork with rice but I don’t like the fattening pork. So I chose to try the noodle soup which haven’t had before, HK$50, with their special drink, HK$25.
The food arrived in a short time and the taste was outstanding good. They have branches at Tuenmun, Kowloon and Hong Kong but not known if any of them will be as dazzling as this one.
Only a few mins walk from Kowloon Bay MTR station. #jiufenfull #taiwanesefood #amoygarden #Taiwaneserestaurant #passionpassport #本地遊 #tripblazers #mytripvlog #urbanexplorer #yuppijeinhk2023 #yuppijemeal2023
North Garden Children Playground
At Shatin Park in Shatin, along the Shing Mun River, New Town of Shatin, near New Town Plaza, Shatin Town Hall and Shatin Public Library, there is a big area as play ground in the North. It’s a great place for family and pet on weekends to share fun activities together.
The man made hill side, with a lengthy slope going up, crawl under the cave through the other side and climbing the swirl stairs down from the Chinese pavilion.
Or sliding at one of the huge equipped children playground. Also a big green lawn for mini rugby or other activities with fun for both adults and the young ones.
Various outdoor and undercover seatings for those who just enjoy watching in serene and calm atmosphere of the beautiful garden or river’s view. #shatinpark #garden #shatin #本地遊 #passionpassport #tripblazers #mytripvlog #urbanexplorer #familyfunday #yuppijeinhk2023
Super Airy Croissants and Pastries
Have you heard about this “Doughman” bakery and coffee in Cheungshawan just off Laichikok MTR station. Whenever passing by, there was a long queue from inside the shop to the roadside.
No joke! A chance to go by during working time and a peep inside the tiny shop, there was room to get in and took a glimpse.
By looking at it, already mouth watering with its fluffy, colours and glazing!
The chef was previously 5 star hotel pastry chef and here he has established his own place for playing with dough and it’s testament.
Croissants HK$18, Danish pastry HK$26-28. Let’s go big with 3 Danish pastries. The air between layers of the pastry made it so fluffy and crispy and the French butter made it so smooth and fragrant. #dougman #cheungshawan #laichikok #doughmanbakeryandcoffee #本地遊 #passionpassport #tripblazers #mytripvlog #urbanexplorer #yuppijeinhk2023
Unique Theme Cafe
The Alchemist Cafe, the first traveling theme cafe, was founded and opened in Hong Kong in 2012, rapidly expanding branches in Hong Kong.
Three components are:-
- Travel; Bookshelf was set up with traveling books on display where visitor may take a look or read with a piece of cake and a cup of coffee.
- Book Crossing: Second books relating to travel will be collected and displayed on bookshelf. The donor will entitle to a shop cash coupon and the book can be taken away by any interesting people who will pay only Hk$10, to be used for cultural or charity events.
- Future Postal: A Slow Post service for posting later in 1 year to 5 year with a small fee.
Offering not only good coffee but also fresh and crispy salad with delicious sauce. #thealchemistcafe #coffeeshophk #shatin #passionpassport #tripblazers #mytripvlog #本地遊 #urbanexplorer #yuppijemeal2023 #yuppijinhk2023
History, Art & Culture
Hong Kong Heritage Museum is situated in Shatin, next to the Shing Mun River, surrounded by greenery, accessible by Che Kung Temple MTR station, opened in 2000.
It’s the largest museum in Hong Kong, accommodate up to 6,000 visitors. It houses extensive 12 exhibition galleries, six are permanent for museum’s collections like Chinese paintings and Children Discovery Gallery. The other six are thematic galleries for short term exhibitions.
It’s designed to provide comprehensive exhibitions on history, art and culture, interactive exhibitions and programs. It also houses a cafe and a museum shop. #hkheritagemuseum #本地遊 #passionpassport #tripblazers #mytripvlog #urbanexplorer #museum #yuppijeinhk2023
A Man Beyond the Ordinary
In celebration of 50 years of Bruce Lee Legacy, the Hong Kong Heritage Museum in collaboration with the Bruce Lee Foundation in US, representing the finest, exceptional collections of popular culture including silhouette art, featurettes and above all his inspirational quotes.
Starting from his birth in 1940 and managing brake through in the American television and film industry. Further upon returning to Hong Kong in 1971, Hong Kong films were made.
Some of his written manuscripts and letters sending home whilst on overseas trip are on display too.
His yellow training suit and other used during filming and martial art training are also for seeing.
Photo taking not allow inside the gallery, only posts outside. However, there is a souvenir booklet on Bruce Lee for pick up on the shelf outside the gallery. #brucelee #shatin #mytripvlog #hkheritagemuseum #passionpassport #本地遊 #tripblazers #urbanexplorer #李小龍 #yuppijeinhk2023
Where Great Minds Shine
The Miniature Art Exhibition is held by the Chinese University of Hong Kong to commemorate the 60th anniversary at the New Town City, Shatin now until 17.09.2023 from 12:00-20:00 hrs on weekdays and 10:00-20:00 hrs on weekend and public holidays.
46 iconic Hong Kong scenes that have earned worldwide recognition and popularity in the past on display.
These include some of the work that took over 2 years to complete like the Resettlement Estate, Old Buildings etc.
Some old grocery shop, bakery house that provided daily essentials also the barber.
It’s a good opportunity to learn about the real life in the old days as well as history of Hong Kong outside museum.
#passionpassport #tripblazers #mytripvlog #urbanexplorer #本地遊 #yuppijeinhk2023 #hkcu
Neighbourhood Boutigue Cafe
Habitu is a homegrown brand with the goal to share the finest handcrafted coffee and wholesome food.
First launched in 2003, with a dream of creating a family like cafe. To create culture and space where everyone can gather and enjoy artisan coffee and great food. A unique experience with an exceptional interior as well as delicious food and beverage. Selection of best ingredients from around the world and prepare in the innovative way. #habitu #coffeeandrestaurant
#opmall #passionpassport #tripblazers #本地遊 #mytripvlog #yuppijemeal2023 #yuppijeinhk2023
Japanese Style Fast Food
Nijuuichi Don 廿一堂is a new Japanese style fast food which expanding their business fast with several branches in Hong Kong.
Step 1. Choose desired dish and pay at the machine standing in front of the restaurant, a numbered ticket will be issued from the machine.
Step 2. Pick up your order when the number of the ticket is displayed on the monitor screen.
Step 3. After finish, return the food tray at the specified window and get the HK$2 discount coupon for your next visit from the square next to it.
The food ordered from Op Mall, Tsuen Wan West, nice ambiance with harbour front view, is great and up to the standard. The whole lunch set is reasonable for only HK$96. #nijuuichidon #廿一堂 #yuppijemeal2023 #yuppijeinhk2023 #本地遊 #urbanexplorer #mytripvlog #tripblazers #passionpassport
Tsuen Wan Promenade
The waterfront walkways is located between Riviera Garden and Bay View Garden, total area of 14.7 hectares, 2.5 km. in length along the harbour front.
The Retreat theme is the project for harbour front enhancement, to introduce a fence-free design. It’s not only being closer to the water but also provide ample seatings and grater lines of sight.
Appreciation of the stunning scenery of the Rambler channel and Tsing Yi island. Paving and lighting have been beautified too.
Accessible by Tsuen Wan West MTR station Exit B1. #tsuenwanpromenade #urbanexplorer #waterfrontwalkway #tsuenwan #mytripvlog #tripblazers #passionpassport #yuppijeinhk2023 #本地遊
Tsuen Wan Park is located right next to Tsuen Wan West MTR station and Tsuen Wan ferry pier. It occupies 6.9 hectares and opened in 1998.
The park is next to the waterfront, surrounded with shopping mall, hotel, offices, skyscrapers and various activities available, in brief:
- Open air theatre with 70 seating capacity for cultural entertainment and recreational activities.
- 4 tennis courts, one gate all court, children playground, children cycling area etc.
- Scenery of artificial lake and fountain with waterfall.
- Tower where visitor can go up and enjoy view of the park and surrounding.
- An open air kiosk offering local snacks and drinks. #tsuenwanpark #tsuenwan #yuppijeinhk2023 #urbanexplorer #mytripvlog #passionpassport #tripblazers #本地遊
By Andy Rementer, a renowned painter and illustrator based on the east coast of USA, painted worldwide recognition of his unique characters and illustrator.
A giant whale basks in the sea breeze and sunlight, surrounded by lively character ocean friends, in deep vibrant colours, striking contrasts and a larger of visual impact.
As a coastal direct, It’s refreshing and joyous experience to both neighbourhoods and visitors to Tsuen Wan Promenade. #tripblazers #本地遊
#yuppijeinhk2023 #urbanexplorer #themepark #mytripvlog #passionpassport #tsuenwanpark #waterfrontwalkways
Sip Slurp Savour Ramen
Jigen Ramen is a Japanese chain ramen casual dining, expanding rapidly both in Japan and overseas, several branches in Hong Kong.
Famous for its pork bone soup and a competitive low price made them so popular. The set meal with drink either for noodle or rice, for whole day, cost less than HK$60. A special set of rice with 3 pieces of fried chicken costs as low as HK$33.
The Sapporo style Miso Ramen in pork bone broth with a half boiled egg is HK$64. The sliced pork are silky soft and the wood ears are super crunchy. #jigenramen #opmall #tsuenwanwest #passionpassport #tripblazers #mytripvlog #本地遊 #urbanexplorer #yuppijemeal2023 #yuppijeinhk2023
Design District Hong Kong
DDHK is creating tourism project celebrating authentic culture and creativity, transforming Tsuen Wan district with 7 spectacular time limited public art works, to enhance exploration of this vibrant district.
At Sai LAU Kok Garden, the starting point just a few mins off Tsuen Wan MTR station, a harmonious interplay of hypnotic colours fit together like puzzle, creating a visual symphony fascinates everyone.
Created by Craig & Karl, a renowned design duo based in New York and London.
Others coming up on next post. #ddhk #tsuenwan #sailaukok #urbanexplorer #本地遊 #tripblazers #mytripvlog #passionpassport #yuppijeinhk
Insight of HKCEC
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, opened in 1988 and the new wing in 1997, located along the Victoria Harbour, Wanchai North, Hong Kong, accessed via Wanchai Ferry or MTR Exhibition Centre station, linked by undercover walkway to nearby hotels and commercial buildings.
It hosts exhibitions, conventions, meetings, bouquets, more than 45 international trade fairs, annual film expo each year.
Importantly it served as a site for the 1997 Hong Kong handover ceremony signified the end of British Colonial rule. #HKCEC #hkcec #本地遊 #passionpassport #tripblazers #mytripvlog #urbanexplorer #yuppijeinhk2023
What is Yamen
Yamen, Kowloon Walled City, Kowloon City, Hong Kong, was the administrative office, used as military headquarters during the reign of Qing Dynasty, designed architectural style of Southern China with three rows and four wings of house, built with brick and granite in 1847.
At present, served as the Park’s office and exhibition presenting the long history prior to demolition in stages and during the construction process, to enable visitors to savour the atmosphere of the long time past.
The outdoor exhibition of an original appearance in 1992 before the demolition, with a mural wall facing to the South Gate, together with a bronze scale model facing to the Yamen.
#yamen #kowloonwalledcity #kowlooncity #本地遊 #passionpassport #tripblazers #mytripvlog #urbanexplorer #yuppijeinhk2023
Only One Remains
Yamen is the only old building remaining in the Kowloon Walled City Park, Kowloon City, Hong Kong, built in 1847 and has been stored to its original and was declared monument.
Some relics discovered; two stone carved tablets with inscription in Chinese; “Mo Yuen” Passion for Calligraphy; and “Shou” Longevity.
Two old cannons and a couplet engraved on rocks once displays at the entrance of school.
“ALMSHOUSE” was engraved over the front door as to be used as house for the aged.
It’s one of the eight elements of Kowloon Walled City. #yamen #kowloonwalledcity #kowlooncity #passionpassport #tripblazers #mytripvlog #urbanexplorer #本地遊 #yuppijeinhk2023
Four Seasons Garden
Garden of Four Seasons or Guanyin Square in Kowloon Walled City Park, Kowloon City, Kowloon, Hong Kong, a 300 sqm garden with featuring rock displays and plants representing China’s four season.
The pebble stone courtyard is an exquisite Chinese mosaic meticulously arranged into such a beautiful design and symbolises long life.
The garden’s shrubs have been trimmed and shaped into dragon shape and the bonsai with special care of cultivation into shape.
It’s accounted as one of the eight elements of the park to visit. #kowloonwalledcity #guanyinsquare #passionpassport #本地遊
#tripblazers #mytripvlog #urbanexplorer
Xuan Yuan’s Sacred Gui
It was a food vessel and ritual implement in ancient time, a national treasure and manifest Chinese heritage and culture.
The four Chinese Characters on the body read “Xuan Yuan Xing GUI”, denoting the sacred food vessel of Xuan Yuan.
The super piece of craftsmanship both a valuable artefact and a reflection of the special customs and habits in the era of the yellow Emperor Xuan Yuan, notably from vivid designed workmanship around its body.
It’s kept at a pavillon in the mid of Kowloon Walled City Park, Kowloon city, Hong Kong. #kowloonwalledcity #passionpassport #本地遊 #tripblazers #mytripvlog #urbanexplorer #yuppijeinhk2023
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