I just had 2 days stayover in Hongkong as I needed to deliver sales contract to some of my clients who are based in Hongkong.
Together with a friend, we run a portal called InvestBangkokProperty.com and these are clients who bought Bangkok properties through us recently.
Having nothing much else to do, I decided to explore some of the food places that are often mentioned in blogs. Places that I have not been to before.
All my experiences were generally pleasant.
I touched down in the morning and headed straight to Tsim Sha Tsui, where I will be staying.
The first place I visited was a hidden cafe that was supposedly famous for their tomato soup noodles.
The name of the shop is called Star Cafe 星座冰室。 To find this place you have to locate Champagne Court which is on Kimberly Road. If you are coming from Nathan Road, then Champagne Court will be on your right.
Walk till the back of the building and you will go down a flight of stairs.
The place looks like a scene from the 60s and is really run down. I am really not too confident in the standard of hygiene. If you have got a weak stomach, I would suggest you skip this place.
I ordered a cup of ice lemon tea and their signature tomato noodles. There are a few variations. I choose the one with luncheon meat.
They basically used instant noodles.
The stand out was the tomato soup. I read online that it was freshly prepared. To me, the taste was great and refreshing. It wasn’t overpowering, and it tastes better than all the other tomato soups I have had before.
Damage: HKD 52
You should certainly give it a go if you are not afraid of the filth.
Star Café 星座冰室
36 Basement Champagne Court Block A 16 Kimberley Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong (Tsim Sha Tsui Exit B2, next to Mira Hotel)
Tel: +852 2724 4408
Opening Hour: 8:00am – 9:00pm (Mon – Sat), Closed Sun
Left the Star Cafe and walked towards my hotel. It was still too early for check-in. Turned into a mall called The One.
I did not have anywhere in particular to go, except to kill some time before I head over to my hotel.
This is Dim Sum Icon. Located on level 3. This shop is rather famous for selling cute dim sum that is totally Instagram worthy. I did not try so I can’t comment on the quality of the taste.
I did visit this shop. Gram cafe and pancakes. This is a chain from Japan famous for their souffle pancakes.
Not only is it famous, the souffle pancakes are limited. They are sold at only 3 times a day. Each time with a limited number of servings produced.
There was a queue forming as people were waiting for the next release at 3 pm.
I ordered the classic pancakes for HKD 88. There were 3 pieces. You should spread the butter over the pancakes and take it together with the cream. It’s yummy.
The addition of the maple syrup was a tad too sweet for my liking so I skipped.
Shall be back to try the ultra-fluffy souffle pancake next time. Or perhaps have it in Japan if I have the chance.
Shop L408, 4/F, The ONE
100 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Had a bit of rest back in the hotel and headed over to Wan Chai for my first appointment.
Okay. Call me “suaku” a.k.a mountain tortoise, but this is the first time I heard of Starbucks Reserve. A more upscale version of the usual Starbucks.
This nice looking place is called Lee Tung Avenue. The avenue is home to sidewalk cafes, gourmet restaurants, and local and overseas fashion outlets.
I did saw some nice looking bars on this street. Looks like a good place to chill with a nice backdrop.
Dinner time was approaching. The evening crowd started to appear.
Not knowing what to have for dinner, I consulted my good friend Google. And something caught my attention.
Kam’s Roast Goose 甘牌燒鵝 is just a short walk from Wan Chai MTR.
Kam’s Roast Goose is founded by Hardy Kam, the 3rd generation of the founder of the famed Yung Kee Goose, who wanted to continue with his family legacy.
I have been to Yung Kee a few times. In fact, the very first time I ever tried roast goose was at Yung Kee.
For Kam’s this was my first.
Seems like there was a perpetual queue. For just 1 pax, the waiting time was not too long. I waited about 15 minutes. As usual, you will have to share table with stranger.
Since I was alone, I can’t order much. Went straight for the crown jewel. 1/4 portion cost me HKD 150.
Here’s my conclusion: Die die must try! So tender, so juicy, so heavenly!
I wonder if the outlet in Singapore is as good. Perhaps someone can let me know?
Kam’s Roast Goose 甘牌燒鵝
Po Wah Commercial Centre, 226 Hennessy Rd, Wan Chai, Hong Kong (Wan Chai MTR Exit A4)
Tel: +852 2520 1110
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 9:30pm
Ended the night with a cup of mango coconut with aloe vera from 許留山. They have outlets everywhere and there’s one just below my hotel.
Shall continue on the places I visit on day 2 in another post.