Saturday, April 26, 2014

Wing Wah Noodle Shop, Hong Kong 2013

Everyone needs to eat at least two bowls of wanton noodles in Hong Kong just to realise how different wanton noodles can get when made by different stalls. We tried our second bowl at Wing Wah Noodle Shop at Wan Chai near the end of our trip. I can't wait to try out more bowls when I next go back to Hong Kong!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

The Coffee Academics, Hong Kong 2013

The Coffee Academics is an intimidating place to step in, not helped by the name, the multiple references to coffee everywhere, the slightly gothic decor and the extensive collection of coffee brewing equipment at the coffee bar. We went in after our dinner at Cafe Corridor to top off our stomachs with (more) coffee and sweets. We got a patio seat which we highly recommended for people-watching and a cool evening breeze.

Desserts were kept simple with a honey strawberry tart (yums!) but decided to go experimental with our coffee with an espresso con panna, a macchiato and a piccolo latte. My espresso con panna was an eye-opening experience, to be honest, I wasn't even sure how to drink it! Do I mix the whipped cream into the espresso or do I just sip the different layers straight from the cup? I did both, if you were wondering.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Filme Home, Hong Kong 2013

For someone who shoots film, Filme has to be on your itinerary when you visit Hong Kong, if only for the thrill of seeing the biggest collection of films in the world. I was ooh-ing and ahh-ing as I scrutinised every film stock that the owner has collected over the years. There's also a good selection of film and film cameras for sale (a tad overpriced, imo). But what really sucked most of our time there was paging through these two enormous photo albums of sample photographs of all the negative or slide films the owner has come across and used. What an amazing resource! It was so awesome to compare and contrast between so many type of films stocks and to see how what the developed prints of rare films look like.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Cafe Corridor, Hong Kong 2013

Blink and you could literally miss Cafe Corridor as you walk down the street. Which is what happened to us because it took us 15 minutes to find the place despite being on the right street and knowing the unit number. Set in a space accessible only by a narrow corridor (very literal) from the street, Cafe Corridor is quite possibly the smallest cafe I have ever been in. Tables and diners are squished in every available corner while the coffee bar and kitchen is packed full of brewing and cooking paraphernalia. Despite the space, a good spread of food and coffee is offered, and we took advantage of that by ordering both brewed (French press) and espresso-based (cappucino) coffees and dinner. If you need some respite from the crowds of Causeway Bay, this is a good spot to get away.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Yuen Long, Hong Kong 2013

We decided to take a break from the city and head up to Yuen Long, part of the New Territories region in Hong Kong. It was refreshing to see another facet of Hong Kong life. While Yuen Long still has a lot of hustle and bustle to it, it's a different kind of busy. A busy that has to do with everyday life rather than trying to keep up with the rat race.
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