Let me tell you, Hong Kong can make you do crazy things. The food begs you to eat a lot. The sales lure you to shop a lot. The streets ensure you will walk a lot... speaking of walking... HK also made me sleep walk. More on that later.My trip started with my shuttle ride to Park Lane hotel with a tornado hanging over our heads. RAIN!
As a birthday gift to myself, (aside from my Muse ii and my Tubbataha trip) I met up with my Santa Monica roommate in HK while her fam flew in from Jakarta. Well, that and the underwater cam case purchase that made me trek to the HK ghetto aka talahib (grassfields).
My very first meal while waiting for roomie's arrival was from a random sushi place atop the AMC movie theater in Causeway Bay. I was unsure what I was hungry for so I headed to the nearest resto from the hotel... Talk about a gem of a find; in that resto-that-will-remain-nameless I taste the most amazing shake (salmon) sushi which melts in your mouth with perfect oiliness.
Anyway roomie arrives and what's the first thing on the roster (aside from dinner): Shopping! For groceries that is.
And then we go out... Met some friends of ours at Dragon-I in the LKF (Lan Kwai Fong) district, better known as the Meatpacking of NY, Sunset of LA, Meccano in Firenze, and Fort in Manila.
For brevity's sake, and because it's the truth, our HK mission was simple and clear, conquer the shops and tame our neverending hungry tummy.
Here's a confession: I like to roleplay. I especially take my role as tourguide/map reader/purveyor of random bits of trivia very seriously. I am good with a map and believe that anything can be found especially when you use your charm as a compass.
I also like to chronicle my treks thru photographs, hence I had to go as far as the impossible-to-justify-but-more-impossible-to-ignore underwater cam case purchase to be able to remember my underwater travels.
Thus begins the food fair:
We dined at the Michelin rated Lei Garden, unfortunately on a Sunday night. That meant a 930p reservation and close to nonexistent menu selection. Nonetheless everything we had was spectacular. The Crab w/ Vermicelli on Hotpot, and Cantonese Steak were indeed worth the wait.
I had the pleasure of meeting up with my friend Tricia who took us to the renowned Shanghai Xiao Nan Guo resto atop the Body Shop building on on Admiral way by Pedder St. The spicy mapo tofu gave me the shivers and the braised pork on bun made me want to cry in delight. Please don't spoil my palate with dishes I can't have handy :(
Read the entire post on the NEW ToT: http://www.triportreats.com/2009/08/04/hong-kong-honeymoon/